“President Trump is dangerous and destructive. I stand firmly against his divisive policies. Every day, bedrock American values are being threatened, from our proud tradition of welcoming immigrants with open arms to freedom of the press guaranteed by our Constitution. It doesn’t have to be this way. The best way to fight what’s wrong is to stand up for what’s right. That’s why I’m running for Congress.”
Strengthening Women's Rights
“My wife and I were proud to join in the Women’s March in Washington. In Congress, I’ll continue to fight for women’s rights and equal pay for equal work. My wife is the daughter of Cuban immigrants who came here with just their clothes - and a whole lot of determination and hard work. Today, she’s a successful business and community leader. I’ve seen what opportunity and persistence can achieve and I want to make sure the doors of equal opportunity are open to everyone.”
Combating Climate Change
"Sea levels are rising. Temperatures are warming. And our neighborhoods right here in Miami are already feeling the worst of it. While the Republicans ignore the science and undermine progress, we need to work together to find solutions that are real and feasible. We need to embrace innovation and work rapidly toward creating a future that is powered by renewable energy. I will bring a sense of urgency to this fight. Failure is not an option. This is not only the right thing to do, but it will drive entrepreneurship and job growth."
"President Trump and the Republicans in Congress have pushed a cruel, immoral and destructive healthcare reform agenda. It’s wrong to kick 22 million people off healthcare and it’s wrong to try to impose an age tax on seniors that causes their premiums to increase up to five times. I will fight to protect Obamacare from the latest Republican effort to undermine it through neglect and inaction."
Expanding Opportunity & Creating Jobs
"I led Knight Foundation's work in Miami developing and launching efforts that have sparked a wave of innovation, entrepreneurship and helped create jobs. This work must be expanded, particularly as many of the jobs of today will likely not be there tomorrow due to technology. We can meet the challenge of widening the doors of opportunity and achieving economic development across our community. When you engage the entire community and provide the tools for people to build the ideas and solve the problems most important to them, anything is possible."
Doing Right by Seniors
"We must honor our commitment to seniors. Medicare and Social Security are not entitlement programs. Seniors have contributed to them through a lifetime of employment and hard work. I will always work tirelessly to protect both Social Security and Medicare. In addition, I oppose discrimination of all kinds, and this includes age discrimination."