When we improve education, we support future generations. Paige wants to provide students with all they need to flourish, including personal attention in class, access to meals, and funding for public school programs. We also need to provide for our teachers. Caring for our teachers is a way of advocating for our students — and no teacher should have to work two jobs. Let’s focus on the Texas education system so we can make life better for our children and the generations to come.
STAAR Reform — teach to the standard not the test
Keep public funds in public schools and increase transparency in private and charter schools
Create a long term plan to increase teacher pay and fund education
Push for smaller class sizes
Address teacher retirement issues
Provide free breakfast and lunch in schools statewide
Healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. Ensuring that every Texan receives suitable medical care is vital, and it’s just as important that healthcare is affordable for all. No one should suffer because they don’t have the money to pay for healthcare. Furthermore, we need to ensure that hospitals have the equipment they need to actually save lives, including in rural areas. Healthcare should not be up for debate — every Texan deserves proper medical care.
Ensure more providers accept Medicaid
Guarantee every Texan has access to affordable healthcare
Ensure hospitals have the equipment they need to save lives
Provide access to affordable healthcare for rural Texans
Fight for every woman to have the right to govern her own body
Legalize the medical and recreational use and sales of cannabis
Everyone should be paid a living wage. There are families in District 65 that are struggling to live, despite working long hours. Paige has seen firsthand how difficult it can be to provide for your family. She comes from a long line of working mothers and fathers, and as a single mother, she’s experienced this herself. When she was in the military, Paige lived below the poverty line and struggled to pay for basics like food, gas, and rent. Many families in District 65 are facing this reality today, and we are losing families to surrounding districts where homes are more affordable. When we support working families, we support our economy, and Paige wants to ensure that every Texan is paid a living wage and can care for their loved ones.
Create a plan to make housing in District 65 more affordable for families
Ensure Texans are paid living wages
Provide debt-free higher education
Make paid family leave a reality
Help working families tackle the cost of childcare
Help small businesses