Infrastructure- I support investment in job creation and training to support our country’s conversion to renewable clean energy sources, as well as the construction of a more sustainable infrastructure.
Jobs- Renew the American dream that allows for socio-economic mobility through secure jobs that offer dignity, work-life balance, and fulfillment of both human needs and human potential. In addition, Phil supports the unions work negotiations and the best interest of the worker.
Minimum Wage- believe in a livable wage, fair compensation for all, and in building an economy that capitalizes on human potential rather than human suffering.
Unemployment- I also believe in protecting prosperity for those who cannot work—including the sick, vulnerable, disabled, elderly, and those experiencing trauma or transition.
Charter School- The constitution outlines the separation of church and state. I do not support funneling public tax dollars to private religious organizations and private charter schools.
College Affordability- The decision for higher education should show commitment but the cost of obtaining a University diploma has skyrocketed, making it a financial burden for graduates for decades after.
Educators- Educators have a vital role in raising the next generation. I support measures that ensure they are rewarded for taking on this responsibility.
K - 12- I believe all children have the right to a quality public education from K to 12. I realize that our economy depends on the expansion of an educated workforce ready to create the future.
Clean Water- Access to clean, safe drinking water and access to food is a basic human right. We must prevent the environmental pollution that threatens our water and food supply.
Climate Change- Climate change research is an integral part of understanding how to best preserve our ecosystem; federal funding for climate research must be protected.
Energy- Conversion to renewable energy not only protects the climate and environment for future Americans but also secures our nation against global conflict over increasingly scarce fossil fuels.
Fracking- We must protect Brevard County’s beaches, waterways, and unique ecosystems that are on the verge of collapse from agricultural and industrial mismanagement, offshore drilling, and fracking.
LGBTQ- Regardless of race, belief, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, wealth, or ability we must be free to live, love, and pursue happiness without causing suffering to one another.
Women’s Rights- Ensure women are granted their right to equal pay through the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in Florida.
Sanctuary Cities- Home rule ensures that communities have a voice in their own government. Immigrants play vital roles in our communities and should not be persecuted for acting as good citizens.
Healthcare- Healthcare is a human right that must be guaranteed to every American. Building a healthcare system that not only cares for the sick but emphasizes health and wellness for all.
Background Checks- Background checks to keep guns out of the hands of those whose history of violence puts the lives of others or themselves at risk is a necessity.
Gun Control- We need to stop putting off the need to address comprehensive gun control. Eliminating the private sale and gun show sale loophole which allows individuals to purchase a gun without a background check.
Gun Safety Measures- Expand the red flag law to include domestic violence. Limit magazine capacity and expand registration of semiautomatic weapons with a higher muzzle velocity.
Homerule- Empower city, county, and school board leaders to set ordinances and rules targeted to their local community vs. ruling from Tallahassee. Florida’s diverse community is better represented by the hundreds of city leaders rather the the lopsided representation in Tallahassee.