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Reproductive Healthcare Rights

Abortion is healthcare, and I will support reproductive healthcare rights for every individual. My opponent has voted 18 times against a woman's right to choose. (Read More)


Healthcare

Healthcare is a basic and fundamental human right. As State Senator, ensuring access to affordable quality health coverage and health care will be a top priority for Jennifer. 

Jennifer will work to develop healthcare policies that prioritize people over corporate profits. She’ll fight to protect reproductive rights, reduce prescription drug prices, outlaw junk plans that don’t kick in when needed, expand access to mental health treatment, and more. 


Education

Pennsylvania’s Constitution guarantees a quality education for all children. But working families are being cheated out of funding for their children’s education through an inequitable school funding formula that ensures students in wealthy zip codes thrive while leaving the rest of Pennsylvania kids behind. 

Pennsylvania must invest in quality educators, modern facilities, and a security infrastructure that can adequately protect our kids. 

We must also move away from standardized testing, expand vocational training, and better prepare our students for real world issues like personal finance and the importance of voting. 


Voting Rights

Our Democracy stands on the foundation of free and fair elections.


Environment

Fresh air, clean water, pristine forests, majestic mountains and a healthy and sustainable environment are fundamental to the Pocono way of life. 

As a child, Jennifer was inspired by her grandmother, Nancy Shukaitis, an environmental hero and Monroe County Commission Chairwoman who fought Goliath to prevent the development of a 160 foot dam at the Delaware Water Gap. 

Jennifer doesn’t owe anything to developers or Big Energy. She knows that our wondrous outdoors make our region a gem of Pennsylvania. As State Senator, Jennifer will stand up to preserve and expand environmental protections and promote thoughtful green infrastructure. 


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