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STRENGTHEN PUBLIC EDUCATION

Oklahoma’s kids and teachers deserve better. For far too long, our state has failed to adequately fund education. We must ensure that our teachers are making a living wage with competitive benefits to keep them in Oklahoma. Chaunté believes in keeping public dollars in public schools and protecting local control.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Oklahoma is #1 in the world for incarceration of women and #3 in the nation for the incarceration of men per capita. In an effort to curb mass-incarceration, we must be proactive in solving the root causes of crime and rehabilitate non-violent offenders. That means expanding pretrial diversion programs, ending cash bail to avoid turning county jails into make-shift debtors prisons and funding community programs and resources.

IMPROVE ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE

As a physical therapist assistant, Chaunté believes that healthcare is a human right. She will work to expand access to behavioral & mental health care, substance abuse care, and suicide prevention resources for communities across the state, especially for young people and our veterans. Food security and creating more affordable housing are key to a healthier community as well. Chaunté will also fight back against government overreach to protect the right to access reproductive healthcare for every person.

CARE FOR OUR VETERANS

As the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, Chaunté understands the gravity of the sacrifice our service members make. After their service, Veterans need to be provided with quality resources to ensure a high quality of life. From physical to mental health, employment, and housing, our Veterans need and deserve our support. 

ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Chaunté believes in raising the minimum wage to a living a wage that keeps up with inflation. She supports parental leave for mothers, fathers, and caretakers. Chaunté also believe in investing in education funding for a diverse workforce. Oklahoma must also protect the rights of expression in the workplace for religious minorities, our LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized communities.

INVEST IN OUR ENVIRONMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE

Every person needs access to clean water, air, and a healthy environment to live in. Our state needs an investment in roads, bridges, sidewalks ,and public transportation across communities both urban and rural. The pandemic has taught us that access to the internet is more vital than ever. It’s time to propel Oklahoma into the 21st century by investing in our infrastructure. With the help of clean energy, public works projects, and green jobs, we can ensure a higher quality of life for generations to come.

CHAUNTÉ'S PRIORITIES

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