Protect Florida’s Environment

Everyone deserves clean water to drink and to bathe in.
Everyone should have air that is clean and free from harmful gasses and chemicals.
Every neighborhood should have easy access to healthy and affordable food.

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Common Sense Gun Safety

Sandy Hook, Pulse, Las Vegas, and now Parkland. We’ve seen what happens when high powered guns get in the hands of unstable people. High powered assault rifles and modifications like the bump stock and high-capacity magazines should not be sold to just anyone who wants one. People who have been justly convicted of a violent crime should not be allowed to buy any type of firearm, nor should anyone who has been deemed by a court to be incompetent.  

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Human Trafficking

Human trafficking must end now. We must protect our women and children from the laws and loopholes that allow human trafficking to continue.

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Protecting Local Decisions

There is a movement in Tallahassee to regulate and control the authority of our local leaders on our school board, city, and county commissions. The political elite in Tallahassee has shown they are out of touch with the needs and values of average Floridians. It makes no sense for these distant bureaucrats to make decisions for local communities—we can’t have a one-size-fits-all policy in Florida.

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Single-payer Health Care for ALL People

Extremist Republicans in Tallahassee, including Keith Perry, have consistently thwarted any effort to expand Medicare to our state’s most vulnerable. It is unacceptable that Tallahassee would play politics with people’s healthcare—and their lives. Olysha will fight to expand Medicare in our state, and fight for Medicare for ALL.

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Jobs, Wages, and Business

Growing up in the Rust Belt, Olysha saw what happens to communities when low-wage, dead-end jobs (or worse, no jobs) replace entrepreneurs and small businesses. She knows that the economy doesn’t grow from the top down, it prospers from the bottom up. A $15 minimum wage, equal pay for women, and investing in our infrastructures are her priorities.

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