Joy’s Priorities

State lawmakers should work directly with Central Floridians to build a vision of where we live, work and play — not shut us out from the process.

Since Joy was elected to the State House, she has defended home rule for Central Floridians. Now, she’s running for Senate because it’s time to take back our government and fight for the issues that matter most to our communities.

Stand up for our local environment

Protecting the environment shouldn’t be at odds with growing a healthy economy. I’m committed to combating climate change while continuing to take on corporate polluters and create funding for jobs in solar energy.

Protect our public schools

We need a strong public education system, not voucher and charter schools whose primary goal is profit. I introduced a bill in the State House that would prohibit charter schools from operating as for-profit entities, and I will always vote to stand up for our public schools.

Secure our economic future

I know that Florida is unaffordable for too many families. I’ll continue to work to lower energy bills and get insurance rates under control, and I’ll never vote for policies that raise taxes on Central Florida families.

Defend our reproductive freedom

I believe in reproductive freedom for all. The attacks on the fundamental freedom to control our own bodies and our own futures must come to an end. I will make sure that women’s healthcare choices stay between them and their doctor.

Make healthcare affordable for more Floridians

We can’t gamble with public health, and our families shouldn’t live in fear of being one health crisis away from homelessness. I pledge to vote to expand Medicaid and provide affordable healthcare to more Floridians.

Sensible gun legislation

I believe in common sense gun legislation. That includes universal background checks and the expansion of Florida’s Red Flag Law — which allows authorities to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.