We need to honor human dignity for the expansion of public education funding before and after K-12, for criminal justice reform, for an end to mass incarceration, and for women’s reproductive healthcare autonomy and their right to obtain complete obstetrics care with the healthcare providers of their choice.
We need to call on our deeply American love and longing for freedom and fairness. These are the values that will guide us as we strive for continuous improvements to our community policing practices. And these are the values that will guide us to refrain from mistaken military engagements among nations.
Why is Mark running?
When we have the courage to make our government “of the people, by the people and for the people,” we build communities of healthy people living in a healthy place.
In every age of our nation’s history there have been challenges to our democratic tradition. This is not new for us. We need the hope and courage to pass an even healthier democracy along to the next generation.
Votes are not things. Votes are people. Every person has a voice, and those voices must be heard. Mark believes that elected officials should act like catalysts for honest, informed and clear political conversation within the communities that they serve.