Platform

Public Safety Plan

Reducing Crime in Memphis Plan

As Mayor of Memphis, I am accountable for the safety and well-being of our citizens. That is why I am committed to implementing effective and evidence-based policies that will reduce the crime rate in our city. Some recommendations that I propose are as follow:

  • Respond quickly and professionally to any criminal activity; I propose to increase the funding and training for our police force.
  • Address the root causes of crime and prevent repeat offenders returning to violence; I propose to invest more in social programs as well as community services, such as education, health care, housing, and employment.
  • Create a culture of trust and accountability; I propose to strengthen the collaboration and communication between different agencies as well as stakeholders, such as the judiciary, the media, civil society, and the public.
  • Improve the detection and prevention of crime facilities as well as support the decision-making process; I propose to enhance the use of technology and data, such as cameras, sensors, analytics, and artificial intelligence.

These are some of the ways that I plan to reduce the crime rate in our city. I believe that by working together, we can make our city a safer and more prosperous place for everyone.

Criminal Justice Reform Plan

One of the challenges we face is the issue of juvenile delinquency and recidivism. The current juvenile court system is not effective enough in preventing repeat offenders, and often doesn’t measure to provide adequate rehabilitation and support for young people who have committed crimes; this needs to change.

As Mayor of Memphis, my plan is to rectify the juvenile court system, which is based on three principles: accountability, intervention, and restoration. Accountability means that juveniles who break the law will face appropriate consequences for their actions, but also will understand their mistakes and make amends. Intervention means that we will provide more resources as well as programs to address the root causes of juvenile delinquency, such as poverty, trauma, substance abuse, mental health issues, and lack of education. Restoration means that we will foster a culture of respect and empathy among juveniles, victims, and the community, which will promote redirecting youth as well as reconciliation through restorative justice practices.

By implementing these principles, I believe we can improve the juvenile court system that is fair, humane, and effective in reducing recidivism, as well as improving better outcomes for our youth. This is not only good for them, but also for our society. I am committed to making this vision a reality by the following:

  • Providing alternatives to detention, such as community supervision, electronic monitoring, diversion programs that offer counseling, education, and restorative justice.
  • Investing in reentry services as well as education for juveniles who have been involved in the justice system, to help them reintegrate into society and avoid recidivism. This includes expanding access to vocational training, mentoring, and mental health care.

By reforming the bail system and improving the outcomes for juveniles, we can create a more fair and humane justice system for our city with your support and votes.

Early Childhood Education plan

As Mayor of Memphis, I am committed to increasing early childhood education reading levels in our city. Reading is a fundamental skill that opens many opportunities for learning and development. To achieve this goal, I will implement the following action plan:

  • Expand access to high-quality preschool programs that foster literacy skills and prepare children for kindergarten.
  • Request for more funding as well as support for public libraries, bookmobiles, and reading initiatives that reach families in underserved areas.
  • Partner with local schools, nonprofits, and businesses to create a citywide reading campaign that encourages parents as well as caregivers to read with their children every day that statistics support.
  • Establish a network of mentors and tutors who can offer individualized reading assistance to children who need extra assistance to increase their skillset and drive up their confidence, which will enable them to achieve and succeed.

Economic Inclusion plan

Establish a network of mentors and tutors who can offer individualized reading assistance to children who need extra assistance to increase their skillset and drive up their confidence, which will enable them to achieve and succeed.

Innovation: I will support our local entrepreneurs and small businesses by promoting our networks of innovation hubs, providing access to capital as well as mentorship, fostering a culture of creativity and collaboration. We need to invest in research and development, especially in emerging sectors such as clean energy, biotechnology, and digital services.

Education: I will ensure that every child in our city receives a quality education that prepares them for the future. I will be a champion for public schools, expand early childhood education programs, emphasize improved teacher training and retention. I will also look to partner with colleges and universities to offer more scholarships, internships, and career pathways for our students who are our leaders of tomorrow.

Infrastructure: I will pursue upgrading our city’s infrastructure to make it more resilient, sustainable, and accessible. Improve our rapid transit system and promote bike lanes. I will also expand our broadband connectivity with your support and votes.
By expanding economic development in these areas of my plan, I believe we can create a more inclusive economy that works for us all. As Mayor of Memphis, I will work hard to achieve these goals to make our city a place where everyone can thrive in success.

Health Care Plan

As Mayor of Memphis, I have a responsibility to ensure that our citizens have access to quality health care, regardless of income levels. That is why I have proposed a plan to increase health care coverage and affordability for low-income citizens in our city. However, I also recognize that there are many challenges and barriers that prevent people from getting quality care. Some of these challenges are as follow:

  • Lack of awareness and information about the available health care options and resources.
  • Difficulty in navigating the complex and confusing health care system and bureaucracy.
  • Fear of stigma and discrimination from health care providers as well as insurers.
  • Limited transportation and mobility options to access health care facilities as well as services.
  • Cultural in addition to linguistic barriers that hinder communication, trust between patients and providers.

My plan as Mayor of Memphis addresses these challenges by proposing the following recommendations:

  • Expanding Medicaid eligibility to cover more people who are living below the poverty line.
  • A proponent of a public option for health insurance that would compete with private insurers and offer lower premiums as well as deductibles.
  • Expanding community health centers and clinics that provide primary care, preventive services, as well as mental health support to underserved populations.
  • Promoting health literacy in addition to wellness programs that educate citizens on how to prevent and manage chronic diseases to improve their quality of life.

These are some of the ways that I intend to increase health care to low-income citizens. I believe health care is a human right and a public good. I will work hard to make health care accessible and affordable for everyone in our city with your support and votes.