On the Issues
This page outlines Lorenzo's views on the issues and the policies he will fight for in Congress when he gets to Washington. Let us know what your thoughts are and if there is anything you would like him to add to the list.
A woman’s right to choose is between her and her doctor, not between her and lawyers or legislators. Reproductive rights include a woman’s right to choose when or if she will have a child as well as access to contraceptives that allow greater family planning ability. A part of reproductive rights is also including sex education to our youth in school which will help them make more informed decisions regarding sexual activity and healthcare.
Voters should choose their elected official, not the other way around. Wisconsin is a heavily gerrymandered state. We need to ensure confidence in our democracy by not perpetuating a rigged system in which the deck is stacked in favor of one party over the other. We should ensure that everyone has the opportunity to make their voice heard and that means making voting easier and allowing early access to the ballot.
In the richest country in the world, no one should go without healthcare that needs it. We need universal healthcare as healthcare is a human right. Health is the most important asset any of us can have and being able to maintain it should not come down to decisions between paying for rent, groceries or medicine.
Every child in America deserves to have a quality education. Unfortunately we know that all too often the quality of your education is dictated by what zip code you live in. We need to pay our teacher’s a good wage. We need to teach children the true and full history of the United States. We need to make sure that they are provided with healthy, nutritious meals so they can concentrate on learning and we need to do everything within our power to make sure they make it home safely each and every day. And for those students that decide to pursue higher education or vocational training, we should be making sure they are set up for success and won’t be burdened by a mountain of debt. Investing in our student’s education is an investment in America. It's an investment in our competitiveness on the world stage. Its an investment in our collective future.
Jobs & Manufacturing
The first district boasts an impressive manufacturing hub with companies like Case, SC Johnson, Twin Disc and more. We need to make the first district a place where people want to work, live and enjoy their free time with friends and family. I am committed to building economic opportunity, investing in making Racine a great place to work, live and enjoy time off with loved ones. I’m also committed to ensuring we take care of our workers and that a hard day's work equals a fair day's pay. Our workers and the labor they provide are the backbone of our economy and our manufacturers wouldn’t be successful without it. We need to do all we can to support them and make sure they are taken care of as they ensure our economy grows and thrives.
Climate change is real, it's an existential crisis and we have to deal with it now. This isn’t an issue we can afford to pass to future generations because by then it will be too late. We want our children and their children to inherit a world in which they can live and thrive and that will require addressing the challenges presented by our changing global climate.
National Security & Foreign Policy
China and Russia are two of the greatest threats to global security. They offer serious geopolitical challenges that will need serious leadership to deal with. Russia has shown its willingness to invade Ukraine and disrupt order and stability in Europe and China seeks to shift the balance of power in global leadership in their favor by displacing the United States as leader of the free world. It will take bold leadership to counter their efforts and ensure regional and international stability for our friends and allies around the world.
I believe in the second amendment and I am also a strong proponent of common sense gun control. We need to do all we can to ensure that our communities are safe and that we are bringing leadership to the issue of gun violence. The Constitution does not tie our hands from being able to apply sensible safeguards to ensure that those that have access to guns will do so responsibly.