2022 Agenda of Issues

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LIVING WAGES, WORKFORCE, AND EDUCATION

  • Living wages and safe working conditions
  • Funding for the successful long-term job-training programs like Capital IDEA
  • Corporate tax incentives conditional on good jobs and workers safety
  • Funding for public and higher education, including Historically Black College and University funding

AFFORDABILITY, HOUSING, AND HOMELESSNESS

  • Aggressive implementation of the city’s plan to end homelessness
  • Rental assistance and debt moratoriums for families threatened by the COVID pandemic
  • More affordable housing, especially for families making below 50% of MFI
  • Funds for home repair for mobile home parks and underserved communities

IMMIGRATION REFORM

  • Protection of the safety and rights of immigrant families
  • State legislation allowing all immigrants to obtain a Texas driver’s license/ID
  • Federal legislation regularizing DACA status and providing immigrants with a path to citizenship
  • Fair treatment of migrants at the border

COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Expanded access to health care, including Medicaid, and equitable measures in addressing COVID
  • Reform of policing and court systems to address racial disparities
  • Common sense gun safety measures
  • Equitable access for all to vote without excessive or onerous barriers
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