Portia's PLATFORM

"I come from proud a family that has been involved with public service for as long as I can remember. I want to be your voice. We need to focus on economic development, refining our school systems, decriminalizing cannabis, and environmental improvements. With over a decade of government experience and environmental advocacy, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done." It's #timetowork!
LIST OF ISSUES

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Economic development is the process by which people within our communities get wealthier, healthier, better educated and have greater access to good quality, affordable housing according to targeted goals and objectives. 

It is our job and our duty as citizens to take back control of our communities in a positive effort to increase our quality of life.

EDUCATION

Education is the best way for people to improve their quality of life by decreasing their chances of unemployment, increasing their earning potential, and meeting their career goals. Unfortunately, out of all 50 states, Alabama is ranked at the bottom of the list.

 

I want to address the deficits in government funding for school, the challenges with technology in education, the decrease in teacher's salaries, and the growing problems with student poverty.

Decriminalization of cannabis means it would remain illegal, but the legal system would not prosecute a person for possession under a specified amount.

Instead, the penalties would range from no penalties at all to civil fines, thereby not affecting employment, housing, or travel opportunities.

Thousands of prisoners have been convicted for an activity that is no longer a crime across several states and I think it is time to put an end to that!

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS

There are so many communities in the Blackbelt of Alabama that have been suffering with major mechanical failures with their water and sewage infrastructure.  This issue has led to a surge in diseases that are typically found only in developing countries.

 

As US citizens, we deserve top quality water, sewage and sanitation facilities. I believe EVERYONE should have access to clean water and clean air, which is why I have been working to develop federal policies that lift up blackbelt communities that have the burden of environmental pollution and exploitation.

DECRIMINALIZING CANNABIS