"Audrey spent her childhood on her family’s farm and ranch in Central California. They grew hay and wine grapes and raised beef cattle and draft horses. Her father was a Vietnam veteran and her mother was a leader in their church. Growing up this way instilled in Audrey a strong work ethic and a respect for land and natural resources, which she has carried with her throughout her education and career."
"Audrey is running for Congress because the people of California’s first district need a representative who is effective and will fight for their best interest. We need a leader who only works for their constituents, not for corporate interests and political gamesmanship. A representative who will fight against the political leaders that stand in the way of what is best for this district, regardless of what party they come from. Audrey has proven time and again that she has the passion, the skills, the energy, and the strength of character to do just that.
On healthcare . . .
"Everyone deserves access to high-quality healthcare when needed. No one should be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition, or go bankrupt because of health issues. As your Representative in Congress, I will fight to protect and expand Medicare for All and decrease prescription drug costs. I will work to increase funding for the specific health issues in the North State, including rural health and lack of access to specialists. I will promote solutions to keep our health care dollars in our district to support preventive care and improve access to high-quality medical, mental health, and addiction recovery services."
On the environment . . .
"Climate change is a complex and multi-layered issue, but its impact is devastating. . . There is no one approach that will solve this emergency for us. A web of approaches are necessary, which bring diverse local stakeholders together for shared solutions-oriented planning (environmentalists, forest industry, local government, tribal government, etc.), which invest in and mobilize local people both in career and technical education as well as public-private partnerships in land stewardship, and which streamline and expedite regulatory hurdles and increase local control."
Plans for Economy
"We must work to clear pathways for green energy technologies to compete in the marketplace by removing the red tape that impedes innovation and favors traditional energy options. We can Improve coordination of permitting and oversight at the federal, state and local levels in order to accelerate the implementation of clean energy projects that modernize our power grid and encourage investment in these technologies that create jobs.
My policy priorities for combating climate change and developing our rural economy focus on three critical approaches: mitigation, adaptation and resilience."
"Every child deserves equitable access to the education necessary to achieve their full potential. As a former educator at Chico State, I know first-hand the value of a high-quality education. I will support legislation that invests in our teachers and schools and develop partnerships with the private sector to enhance career and technical education and apprenticeship programs so students can be prepared for good-paying jobs in our district."