What I Believe: Human Rights and Civil Liberties

I think that all people are entitled to live their lives free from harassment and surveillance.

That’s why I support complete, unconditional equality in all facets of public life — employment, housing, finance, healthcare, and community organization — irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, country of origin, and sexual identity and orientation.

We cannot allow government at any level to determine who we work with with, live with, or love. At the same time, we have to rely on government to stop and deter private organizations from hounding and harassing innocent people in their private lives.

I believe we need to align our values, our domestic policies, and our foreign policy. That’s why I propose that we end international cooperation, including arms sales, with any government that habitually and regularly abuses or oppresses women, minorities, or people who identify as LGBTQ.