Why I'm Running
Hi, I’m Patty!
As a state senator, attorney, mom of three, and friend to all, I have dedicated my life to the fundamental principle that we all deserve dignity, care, safety, and opportunity. When so many members of our community are excluded from these basic human values, it’s on us to speak up and fight fiercely to build a system that works for everyone, not just a few at the very top. I’m running for Congress because I know our district, I love our district, and I’m not afraid to put in the work for all of us.
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Unlike Mike Flood, I will put Nebraska first. Instead of following orders from party bosses, I will focus on our district – keeping taxes low, growing our small businesses, and strengthening our national security.
Reproductive Health Care
My opponent has voted against protecting access to birth control, against allowing abortions in instances of rape and incest, and against allowing women to travel out of state to access reproductive health care services. He also voted to arrest doctors for practicing as trained. I believe Nebraskans should have the freedom to make their own decisions regarding reproductive health and not be subject to government mandates.
Our economy is still recovering from a pandemic that put millions of Americans out of work. Russian aggression is also disrupting oil prices and increasing global transportation and food costs. We can stabilize our economy by diversifying our fuel sources to avoid high gas prices, by supporting our truckers and freight handling industries to ensure we do not face supply chain shortages and by keeping taxes low for Americans who are struggling.
Infrastructure for the People
I’ll champion legislation that delivers safer roads and bridges, better public transportation options and rural broadband to all of our communities. But infrastructure isn’t just building bridges and roads — it’s about bridging the divides that prevent us from moving forward, and building roads into a brighter day ahead. I’ll invest in green energy and the green jobs that come with it, research and technology that make Nebraska an exciting place to live and work, and strong public schools that produce our next generation of problem solvers.
A Wider Circle of Compassion
No matter where we’re from, the color of our skin, whom we love, or how we choose to shape our futures, Nebraska is stronger when we make everyone welcome at the table. I will defend the right to control our own health care and reproductive decisions, strengthen protections for the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace and at school, reform our criminal justice system, protect the rights of our vital and growing minority populations, including our Dreamers, safeguard our right to vote and put in the time to make Nebraska a safe place for all of us to live, work, and thrive.