In Congress, I will make sure the people of New Jersey come first. We need leaders who are ready to ensure the people they represent have a direct say on what happens in Washington. Here in New Jersey, we know first-hand what it’s like when power goes unchecked. Bridges are shut down, needed infrastructure projects are cancelled, taxes are raised, and the people who are hurt the most are ordinary citizens.

Reduce the influence of money in politics. In Congress, I’ll support campaign finance reform and measures that work to overturn Citizens United.

Support workers. Unions helped build our middle class, and I will stand against efforts to curb collective bargaining rights.

Address Gerrymandering. Partisan redistricting has drawn ruby red and bright blue districts. This prevents us from finding common sense proposals that the majority of Americans support.

Protect Voting Rights. Voting is the bedrock of our democracy, and we need to make it easier, not harder, for U.S. citizens to cast a ballot. Ways to do this would be to expand early voting, mail in ballots, or no-excuse absentee voting.

Defend Civil Rights. As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, I am committed to our Constitution. The freedoms outlined in the Constitution are essential for a healthy democracy. I oppose discrimination of all kinds, including based on sex, religion, race, disability, or sexual orientation.

New Leadership. New leadership starts at the top. It is time for fresh ideas to break the cycle of partisanship that has blocked Congress from passing legislation to move our country forward. I’m glad to see that Paul Ryan will not be running for re-election, and I will not be supporting Nancy Pelosi for leadership. It’s time for a new generation of leaders to guide Congress.

Accountability. In Congress, I’ll be committed to transparency and comporting to the highest ethical standards, and that’s why I will make my congressional schedule public and hold town hall meetings.