Issues

PROTECTING OUR CIVIL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

Throughout her career, Gina has seen first-hand the dangers associated with the hollowing out of government institutions, attacks on the free press, policies deliberately aimed at weakening the voice of women and other marginalized groups, and the threats posed by leaders who use their position as an opportunity to turn a profit rather than develop a nation. She has seen those who are supposed to be leading this country threaten the freedoms and ideals she spent her lifetime protecting, and Gina once again feels called to serve her country and community and defend those who need it most.

As an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, Gina served under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and saw first-hand how discrimination affects good order and discipline, as well as military readiness.

In Congress, Gina will be a champion for equal rights for all and protections from discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and religion.

In Congress, Gina will work to:

  • End discriminatory practices in employment, housing, education, credit-services, health care, family planning (LGBT discrimination in adoptions) and public accommodations.

  • Guarantee equal pay for equal work for all hard-working Texans.

  • Protect DREAMers who were brought to our country as children and make contributions to our economy, culture, and society.

  • End Citizens United – big corporations and special interests should not be allowed to drown out the voices of average Americans.

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