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Education

Seminole County teachers are overworked and underpaid, and teachers unions are under constant attack. Tracey is a passionate believer in public education: it is the bedrock of a healthy, functioning democracy. Tracey will never divert our local tax dollars to private schools, and will work to get our public schools the resources and support they need. Tracey will fight for:

  • Raising teachers salaries and ensuring public schools get the resources and support they need
  • Increasing  local leadership on school boards to eliminate the high stakes, test-based accountability system that punishes low-performing schools
  • Implementing a $15 per hour minimum wage for education staff professionals and protections for their pension and retirement

Economy

COVID-19 has revealed the biggest vulnerabilities in our economy and unemployment system. Tracey is determined to fight to help build a stronger, fairer economy, especially for the middle class and those working hard to join it. Tracey will fight for: 

  • Restructuring Florida’s broken unemployment system to make it more accessible with stronger benefits
  • Providing direct cash relief of up to $10,000 from the state to small businesses in addition to the federal Paycheck Protection Program
  • Creating new programs and opportunities for employers to preserve jobs

Healthcare

Health care is a fundamental right, not a privilege. Tracey has long worked as an activist for our senior community, and has seen the toll that healthcare costs can have on seniors and their families. Tracey will fight for every Floridian to get affordable, quality healthcare regardless of their income, age, or pre-existing conditions. Tracey will fight for:

  • Fully implementing the Affordable Care Act and expanding Medicaid to nearly 800,000 uninsured Floridians
  • Restoring the retroactive Medicaid eligibility process to low-income residents, children, and elderly
  • Building a stronger statewide purchasing system for prescription drugs with inflation caps and cost sharing to private insurance plans

Gun reform

Tracey was moved to join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America following the Parkland school shooting in February 2018. For far too long, the gun lobby has dictated the national conversation about gun violence. Tracey will fight for stronger laws to reduce gun violence across Seminole County and in our schools, while still honoring the Second Amendment. Tracey will fight for: 

  • Stronger laws to reduce gun violence across Seminole County and in our schools, while honoring the Second Amendment
  • Implementing criminal background checks on gun purchases and Extreme Risk laws to prevent gun violence
  • Public funding for violence intervention programs, including secure gun storage and preventing “ghost guns”
  • Ending permitless carry, including opposing the “stand your ground” laws, to help ensure school safety

Environment

Seminole County is renowned for its natural beauty, yet climate change poses a serious threat, and we need to do more to protect the place we call home. With a focus on growth management, solar energy, water efficiency, and protecting our wildlife, Tracey will work to preserve our environment and ensure we are leaving our children the same natural treasures we enjoy today. Tracey will fight for:

  • Environmental justice to correct discriminatory sitting practices against low-income and underrepresented communities, which have consistently harmed Floridians
  • A comprehensive nutrient reduction plan and long-term funding to address Florida’s water quality crisis
  • Protecting public land and aquifers and increasing funding for state and local parks for preservation and expansion

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