Changing the Nature of Incarceration: I want to abolish private prisons, and focus on rehabilitating those serving time through education and job training. These initiatives can set them up for success upon release and reduce recidivism.

Capital Punishment: Civilized nations should not execute criminals. In the case of an exceptionally heinous crime, I favor life imprisonment over the death penalty, believing that a life sentence is a harsh enough punishment.

Violent Crime: These crimes are a national scourge I believe can be addressed through more sensible gun control as well as investments in programs that promote better policing and prevent domestic and sexual violence.

Mass Incarceration: The U.S. incarcerates far too many people, a disproportionate percentage of them are people of color. Rather than spending resources to incarcerate people who aren’t an inherent threat to society — such as nonviolent drug offenders — I propose we spend more on education, training, and jobs that will reduce crime.

Medicare For All: Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege. Every man, woman and child in our country should be able to access the health care they need regardless of their income. The only long-term solution to America's health care crisis is a single-payer national health care program. 

But I would support a Kansan public opt in option to compete with private insurance companies who only seek to increase profits.

Police Reform: Police should be demilitarized and held accountable for abusive practices. Body cameras are necessary to ensure accountability, and we need to prioritize community policing over strategies that escalate to violence.

Police have no need for tanks or fully auto military grade assault weapons.