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.
What does Mark believe?
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. For democracy to work, it depends upon people who recognize one another as neighbors caring for one another and for the shared place were we live.