Criminal Justice Reform
A just criminal justice system treats everyone equally, punishes crime proportionally, and affords due process under the law to all. It also recognizes the potential of all people to transform their lives and contribute to society, ensures that the opportunity for rehabilitation accompanies punishment and provides second chances to those who deserve them.
Unfortunately, today’s criminal justice system is far from that ideal. It criminalizes poverty and disproportionately harms minorities and low-income communities. We want to change that.
Economic Opportunity and Recovery
The American story is one of people rising to achieve great things. LIBRE wants all people to share in that experience. We’re working to make sure everyone can grab ahold of the economic ladder and achieve their vision of success for themselves and their communities. To do that, we need smart fiscal policy, a fair playing field, and a strong economy that makes it easier to make a living.
Education is essential for people to discover and develop their potential. It’s often in the classroom where students explore their gifts and the unique ways they can contribute to the world.
That’s why students and families should have access to quality education tailored to the way they learn best and that helps them succeed. When families can choose the best education for their child, everyone wins.
To thrive, people need an approach to health care that increases access to quality, affordable care. That’s why we need policies that expand choice, improve quality, lower costs, and encourage the innovation that could transform health care for all.
Such an approach would entail resisting expansion of government-controlled health care, improving access to personal health care options, and combatting COVID-19 with a comprehensive approach.
Great things are possible when immigrants and non-immigrants have the freedom and opportunity to work together to build our nation and expand prosperity for all. That’s why we need to modernize America’s outdated, ineffective immigration system.
The first step toward enacting immigration reform is creating a permanent solution for Dreamers. From there, we need to reform the U.S. visa system, address the undocumented population, and update and enhance border security and interior enforcement.
History proves countries that are open to trade rise and their people prosper with stronger economies, more and better-paying jobs, and higher standards of living than countries that close themselves off. Yet today, we’re seeing a rise in protectionism, as policies such as the recent tariffs are destroying jobs and restricting Americans from the benefits of more affordable goods and services from other countries. Tariffs imposed by the U.S. also prompt retaliation by trading partners – which hurts American workers and undermines growth in export-competitive industries. We are working to open the U.S. economy to the rest of the world so every American can experience a more abundant life —regardless of other countries’ current policies.