Protect our Progressive Values

Recent upticks in property crime and domestic violence incidents are not an indictment of our progressive, San Francisco values – they are reason for us to strengthen our commitment to public safety strategies that actually address the root drivers of crime. Criminal justice reform doesn’t mean people aren’t held accountable– it means that accountability is proportionate to the harm; we adapt to new strategies that address drivers of crime; and we acknowledge that to be truly safe, our system of governance must also be just.  

My record on leading policy reforms is clear. I support:

  • Ending mass incarceration
  • Eliminating the death penalty in California
  • Ending the cash bail system
  • Ending criminal justice fees and fines
  • Protecting the sentencing reforms under Prop 47
  • Ending the war on drugs and replacing it with a war on inequity and lack of opportunity
  • Making diversion programs available to all regardless of a person’s ability to pay
  • Protecting non-citizen defendants from overly harsh punishment and mandatory deportation
  • Reevaluating past sentences to identify people who are not a public safety risk and should be resentenced
  • Ensuring that the measure of justice received never depends on the color of someone’s skin or the size of their bank account

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    A City that is safe for all.

    Pedestrian and cyclist deaths are preventable. Let’s make it happen. I am lucky enough to have grown up all over our beautiful city. My mom was a renter and that meant we lived everywhere from the Richmond District to Bernal Heights. I remember in 4th grade having a...

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    Establishing a Civil Rights Unit

    Our criminal justice system is deeply tainted by racially disparate outcomes. Tom and I are raising our three daughters and have always told them that if they work hard and play by the rules, they can achieve anything. But time and time again, top headlines in the...

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