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Jolanda Jones' Issues

Voting Rights: Opposing any unnecessary barriers to voting

  • Working to ensure increased access to the ballot by promoting legislation that will expand voting rights

  • Replacing our opt-in voter registration system with an expanded and more inclusive opt-out system

  • Restoring individuals voting rights who have served time in prison

  • Fighting against laws that will hinder access to the ballot

  • Fighting to protect the federal Voting Rights Act

Jolanda Jones' Issues

Healthcare: Ensuring health care is affordable and accessible to all Texans

  • Reducing health disparities for low-income Texans and people of color

  • Simplifying access and entry to Children’s Medicaid & CHIP

  • Expansion of Medicaid and healthcare coverage of our uninsured population

  • Increasing mental health and substance abuse services

Jolanda Jones' Issues

Public Education: Get the TEA out of HISD

  • Ending the state takeover of HISD and restoring local control of HISD to the locally elected Board of Trustees

  • Raising pay for teachers and all public-school employees

  • Opposing the use of public money for private school vouchers

  • Improving access to trade programs, vocational training, and community colleges

  • Crafting policies to close the learning gap for students

  • Ensuring our schools are safe from gun violence

  • Closing the digital divide in public education

  • Providing equitable funding to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)

Jolanda Jones' Issues

Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform: Fighting for our kids, families and seniors

  • Supporting legislation to eliminate guns from falling into the wrong hands

  • Driving policies that enforce good policing and reforming our criminal justice system

  • Support reforms for reentry into society for the workforce for the formerly incarcerated

  • Fixing a broken juvenile justice system

  • Rebuilding trust in the judicial process.

Jolanda Jones' Issues

Women’s Health: Empowering women’s bodies, voices and rights

  • Standing up for a woman’s right to choose

  • Expanding the availability of quality postpartum and prenatal care for women

  • Supporting resources and funding for women owned small businesses

  • Fighting for equal pay protections to ensure women are paid fairly

Jolanda Jones' Issues

Economic Development: Advancing small and minority owned businesses

  • Advocating for the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program which helps to foster the growth of women and minority-owned firms as they seek to do business with the state

  • Ensuring the expansion and opportunity of small businesses

  • Ensuring Texas remains a top destination to do business with record-setting job growth

Jolanda Jones' Issues

Infrastructure: Supporting the development of safe roadways and resilient communities

  • Ensuring the $30 billion of federal infrastructure funding is equally distributed within HD 147

  • Advocating and working to improve local highways, public transit and street infrastructure

  • Protecting and ensuring residents of HD 147 are safe during hurricanes and winter storms

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