Equality & Human Rights

“It takes no compromise to give people their rights…it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.”  Harvey Milk

My Commitment:

  • Become an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act, which would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex in areas such as employment, housing, public accommodations, and public education
  • Join the LGBT Equality Caucus – we currently have just 7 members, but 2 are leaving. Pat would add to our ranks –  and be a national leader on issues affecting the LGBT community
  • Stand against racial gerrymandering when minority communities are robbed of their opportunity to have representation in government
  • Pursue policies that protect the civil rights of historically disenfranchised communities, including the sacred right to vote

As a lifelong champion for civil rights and a proud member of New Mexico’s LGBT community, I believe actions speak louder than words when it comes to defending equality.

President Trump’s campaign empowered racists and white nationalists to reassert their agenda and I won’t stand for it.

Whether as a community police officer, the leader of ProgressNow NM, or as an Albuquerque City Councilor, I have always made fighting for equality for all Americans a cornerstone of my public service.  While the Trump administration continues to perpetrate hate and rolling back the civil rights that we have fought for over the last century, i will be your voice in Congress to bring a stop to the madness and ensure a more free and fair America for all New Mexicans.