Working Families

 

We are one 'ohana, from Launani Valley to Wahiawā to Whitmore Village.  

We work hard to care for our families and our neighbors, especially those who are most vulnerable. As your representative, I will always put the needs of working families first. I am committed to expanding access to quality healthcare for our community by increasing funding for Wahiawā General Hospital, addressing our state's physician shortage, and devoting additional support to patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid. 

I will continue to advocate for truly affordable housing for hardworking families. I have introduced legislation to increase funding for nonprofit housing developers that build homes for people earning no more than 60 percent of area median income. I have also supported funding increases for our state's Housing First program, which provides our houseless population with the opportunity to achieve financial stability. These programs are even more important now, as we face the challenges of the COVID-19 social and economic crisis.

Finally, because all workers deserve a living wage, I support increasing the minimum wage to at least $17 per hour.