4 steps to stopping police brutality

“There is an aspect of epiphany that comes from remembering the shame of our past and great storytelling goes a long way to achieving this, for example: 12 Years a Slave and Roots (both the original & recent reboot). But epiphany also comes from understanding the current realities and potential futures.”

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Should the US provide paid family leave? (S786)

“We’re the only developed country without paid federally mandated maternity leave & one of a few without paid paternity leave. In researching this, I also discovered that we’re the only developed country without federally mandated vacation days and sick days!”

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Should we put a wall up between retail & investment banks? (S1709)

“If commercial banks & investment banks are within the same corporate structure, investment banks are able to use some of the deposits to make their riskier bets. So they use cheap, guaranteed money to make bets on the market. When their bets collapse, as they did in the Great Recession, the depositors from the commercial side of the bank are exposed to that loss, which puts the government on the hook to pay out those deposits.”

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Should GMOs be labeled? (HR1599)

“So, I’m for labeling, but think voluntary labeling works better, because it asks companies whether they want to disclose it or not. Because I don’t believe GMOs are inherently more dangerous than their non-GMO counterparts, I don’t think it should be mandatory. So make it voluntary for both sides, so they can either tout that they’re “GMO-free” or that they use “GMOs”. Than, consumers can decide with their dollars which industry they want to support.”

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