Our Platform

Education 

Madinah attended middle school in the district but her parents opted to send her to a charter high school. Her husband graduated from a public high school, and their high school experiences differed immensely.

Their different experiences were due in part to Delaware’s current funding system, which is outdated and fails to direct more funds to students in poverty even though these students experience greater challenges in the classroom.

Healthcare 

Madinah believes that healthcare is a human right and supports Medicare-for-all. In Delaware and throughout the country, healthcare costs continue to rise while health outcomes continue to get worse. Our nation’s healthcare system is fundamentally broken and repairing it requires structural change.

Criminal Justice 

Madinah knows that our criminal justice system is not always focused on justice. America has the highest prison population in the world per capita, and Delaware is one of the worst in the country. While we have made some progress in recent years, there is much more that we need to do in order to build a true criminal justice system here in Delaware.

Working Families Plan

It is becoming harder to start a family in America. In the 26th district alone, 1 in 10 families are living in poverty, and even those making more money find themselves without access to basic services. Madinah plans to raise a family in the district, but in Delaware that is becoming harder than ever. The Plan for Working Families works to make sure that all families in the state of Delaware prosper.

Read the full plan here.

Housing

Madinah believes that everyone deserves a safe place to call home. But for too many people in the 26th district, their access to housing is constantly under threat. In manufactured housing communities, like Glasgow Courts, tenants own their homes but not the land it rests on. This means they can be evicted any month if the landowner sells the property to a developer. In other rental properties, leases can be changed unexpectedly leaving families in dire situations.

To make sure that everyone has a roof over their head, we need to expand protections and make sure that everyone has the opportunity to either own their home or own their neighborhoods as a community.

Economic Justice

Madinah recognizes that we are living in an unprecedented time of income inequality in Delaware and throughout the country. The time has come to bring fairness to our tax code and make sure the wealthy pay their fair share. This also means making sure that every person receives a fair wage and is able to support themselves and their families.

Green New Deal for Delaware 

Madinah realizes that our collective failure to protect the planet is going to affect generations to come. And it’s not just that; today, many Delawareans are exposed to toxic pollutants and unclean water, while the companies that are responsible for the damage are rarely held accountable.

Every Delawarean deserves clean water and air. Madinah believes in investing in green job creation to both protect our environment and revitalize our economy.

Read the full plan here.

Worker Power

Madinah recognizes that working people produce the goods, services, and profits that create economic prosperity. But too many workers don’t have a say in the workplaces that they keep running, both in Delaware and around the country. Companies are free to cut corners and even move overseas without input from workers.

It’s time to give workers more power over the companies in which they work. Both American and Delaware history show that worker power ultimately results in higher pay, better working conditions, and a more productive, resilient economy.

Corporate Accountability

Madinah believes that Delaware’s political leaders should represent the people of Delaware. But for too long, our government has done more to protect corporations than working people. The time has come for a government by and for the people, not the corporations.

Delaware has a unique responsibility to reign in corporate power. Corporations choose Delaware as their home state due to its lax corporate laws, which makes our state a haven for corporate abuses but gives us the opportunity to use our hugely influential corporate law to hold corporations accountable.