An urgent goal is to pass Savanna’s Act to improve comprehensive data collection and coordination around the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women investigations. Washington State has the second highest number of cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and it’s essential we work to end this scourge of violence against Native women.
I have also called for significant investment in climate adaptation and resiliency measures for Tribal nations and for updating the Coastal Zone Management Act. Together, we will fight to prevent fossil fuel extraction and transportation across sacred and public lands; work to restore populations of salmon, orca, and other wildlife; and reverse existing pollution so we have clean air and clean water for future generations.
Additional priorities include addressing issues of dual taxation, developing infrastructure to meet needs from broadband to roads and bridges, and expanding voting rights in a similar fashion to our work with the Washington Native American Voting Rights Act.