ECONOMY

What I Believe:

I believe an honest day’s work deserves an honest day’s pay. Texans are working harder each day, but the gap continues to expand. We can and we must break open the doors of opportunity for everyone. Texans should be able to truly get ahead and climb the ladder to the middle class and beyond - no matter who they are, where they are from or who they love.

What I Will Do:

This is about an economy that provides economic security, opportunity and inclusivity. Anyone working 40 hours a week should be able to earn a living wage and provide for their family. We must fight to pass paid sick leave across Texas, not shut down efforts on a local level. No one should have to choose between a job or caring for a sick loved one. Additionally, an economy that doesn’t treat women equally is simply not thriving. We must truly break down the barriers and level the playing field for women in the economy by make sure there is equal pay for equal work.

Lastly, workers, small businesses, innovators, and entrepreneurs all agree that it's time to embrace, not suppress, the fact that we are the most diverse state in the country. That diversity is part of what makes us great, and it presents us with even greater opportunity in a competitive global economy.