Issues

Voting Rights:

The foundation of our democracy is under attack. Republicans across the country have introduced legislation aiming to undermine voting rights in this country. These blatant attacks on our Democracy are unacceptable, and that is why we need to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

The John Lewis Voting Rights Act will slow down the implementation of these voter suppression laws currently being enacted in these Republican led states, while also stopping future voter suppression laws from being enacted.

John Lewis dedicated his life to ensure all Americans had the right to participate in Democracy, and we owe it to his memory to continue his fight.

David is a strong advocate for vote by mail and will continue to protect ways to vote. Voting by mail is a safe and secure way of participating in our democracy.

Climate Change/Clean Energy

These summer months are getting hotter, the winters are getting colder, and around the Illinois 13th we are directly feeling the effects of climate change. We need drastic changes in how we address and manage our ever-changing climate, and it starts here.

Investments in clean energy will not only help to potentially curb the long-lasting effects of climate change, but it will create new industries here in the Illinois 13th. That is why David supports investing in resources to develop wind and solar energies. We can reduce carbon emissions and create new economies here at home.

Fighting for Workers

David grew up in a union household and was part of the NBA Players Association during his time in the G-League. He understands the importance of a good quality job with reliable pay and benefits. We have seen too many families be negatively impacted due to COVID-19 disrupting their work lives.

David is a strong advocate for protecting workers rights and will continue to stand with his fellow brothers and sisters of labor.

Central Illinois and it’s Agriculture Economy

During his time at Country Trust Bank, David worked on behalf of farmers looking after their financial interests. David understands the struggles of farmers in the community, and he is determined to ensure the farming way of life in Central Illinois is protected.

David will strive to:

  • Defend farmers against market inflation and foreign and domestic price increases.
  • Help ensure farmers work towards retirement and protect their way of life.
  • Protect crop insurance to keep our farmers in business.

Healthcare Rights

Families should not live in fear that a trip to the hospital could lead to years of financial hardship. Health care is a right, not a privilege for the rich. David will work tirelessly to ensure if you or a loved one is sick, you have the peace of mind to visit the doctor and receive the treatment you need to get well without the risk of losing all that you have worked for.

Once elected, David will fight for:

  • A public option, to ensure everyone has quality affordable healthcare.
  • A woman’s right to choose. Plain and simple.
  • Lowering the cost of prescription drugs, because families should not have to ration medicine.