February 25, 2020
For the first time in presidential candidate history, I will vote for a female president. In the 2016 presidential election, I voted for the Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson because I felt as though I could not see eye-to-eye with Hillary Clinton and simply just despised Donald Trump — and still do.
Now, however, I feel like I can place all my trust in Elizabeth Warren, her plans, values and beliefs. If she becomes president, Warren has comprehensive plans for change, to name a few: Abolish the death penalty
This is an issue that I feel passionately about and feel as though fallacious human beings should not have the power to decide when another person dies, no matter what crime has been committed.
Mandating paper ballots is something Warren hopes to do. If this occurs, then there is less of a chance for confusion when it comes to voting or casting ballots. This will also tie federal election funding to the practice of paper ballots.
Provide Affordable Housing
Warren plans to provide more affordable housing options by requiring federal funds to build more houses. Income inequality
Warren wants to raise taxes on the wealthy and create new social programs that helps decrease poverty and provides incentive to the middle class. Cost of college and student debt
If elected, Warren wants to eliminate some of the student debt and work toward making college free. Warren also hopes to boost teacher/educator pay.
Oil and gas drilling
Warren wants to ban fracking everywhere, which would help the environment immensely, and support existing climate measures.
She hopes to reduce carbon emissions by imposing government regulations, especially on large factories and corporations. Warren also plans to pay farmers more to adopt more environmentally friendly practices. Gun Control
Warren wants to ban assault weapons and require universal background checks to purchase weapons.
Warren wants Medicare for All, more reproductive rights for women, no limits on abortion, government drug manufacturing to lower the cost of medications, etc.
After the last Democratic candidate debate on Feb. 19, I think it is clear that Warren has the guts, intellect, wit and character that it will take to win.
Warren stunned in the debate with her criticism of Michael Bloomberg, stating, “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: a billionaire who calls women fat broad’s and horse-faced lesbians. And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump.”
Although there are plenty more comprehensive plans that Elizabeth Warren has for if she is elected, I think that these categories say a lot about the importance she prioritizes when it comes to humanitarian issues and human rights. I think that as far as the Democratic candidates, Elizabeth Warren is the only candidate who is capable of systemic change. She is not radically left or an extremist when it comes to socialist issues, but she pushes the progressive agenda enough that could potentially save this country from collapse.