RACIAL JUSTICE

Alexandra’s Policy Platform

The United States, in its current form, is built on a foundation of White Supremacy, imperialism, and the violent oppression of Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples. Alexandra believes all individuals have the right to liberty, justice, and equal protection regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, immigration status, income, or ability.

No person should be marginalized based on identity, and no policies should adversely target people based on their identities. Individuals and corporations with substantial wealth cannot be entitled to greater leniency under the law than those of lesser means. Alexandra believes every citizen has the right to equal participation in government and that all citizens have the right to seek public office regardless of their means. She believes the right to vote is universal regardless of race, geography, incarceration, or gender. Any barrier or impediment to voting such as gerrymandering or the Electoral College must be eliminated. Alexandra stands in opposition to colonialism, imperialism, and all other violations to the right to self-determination in governance. Alexandra believes every single American has a right to quality of life. 

For equal protection under the law to exist, we must address and dismantle structural racism. Voter disenfranchisement clearly targets people of color. Alexandra will fight to restore the Voting Rights Act, end voter suppression, and secure automatic voter registration for all citizens over the age of 18. The United States has the largest incarcerated population in the entire world. Our nation is less than 5% of the global population, yet we hold 22% of the world’s prison population. This mass incarceration disproportionately targets people of color, as Black Americans are jailed five times more often than White Americans.

Alexandra will fight for criminal justice reform, including ending cash bail, ending death by incarceration, increasing compassionate release, ending mandatory minimums, abolishing the death penalty, closing all private prisons, and significantly reducing the United States’ overall population of currently incarcerated individuals. Medical racism and health disparities must also be addressed. Black Americans are more likely to die from cancer, and died from COVID-19 at nearly four times the rate of White Americans. Black women are 3.5 times more likely to die from childbirth than White women. Alexandra will fight to end racial health disparities through the distribution of quality medical care to all patients, and combat racist practices perpetuated in the study of medicine in nursing and medical schools.

Alexandra recognizes the disproportionate impact that climate change, biodiversity loss, air and water pollution, and the loss of arable land have on communities of color and the working-class. She will prioritize environmental justice for communities struggling with polluted air and water, a lack of healthy food and adequate sanitation, transportation, and infrastructure, and increasingly devastating natural disasters. Alexandra seeks to end and repair the devastating impact America’s endless overseas wars have had on international Black and Brown communities. Alexandra  will fight against the racial wage gap, and how it intersects with the gender wage gap to impact women of color at disparate rates. She will fight for equal pay for communities of color, and equal opportunity that includes a job guarantee, quality education, increasing the minimum wage, and ending discriminatory practices in financial services and housing.

Structural racism requires structural change, and Alexandra will fight for a country in which all people are treated equally and fairly. 

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