Trish has worked in healthcare research for years, helping families get the medical care they need. With a focus on pediatric neurological research and mental health, Trish has seen first hand how illness can affect anyone at any time, regardless of status or background. Through her experience, Trish deeply believes in universal healthcare, and the need for non-elective healthcare services to be not-for-profit. She is also a strong advocate for comprehensive healthcare which includes mental health, vision, dental, physical and cognitive therapies, preventative services, women’s services, addiction services, vaccinations, and more. In a time when few Senators have direct healthcare experience, Trish is dedicated to using her knowledge to support policy reform that puts the needs of patients first.
Did you know Trish will need to raise $30M for this U.S. Senate race? We need campaign finance reform, and to that end our campaign is only powered by people like you. We cannot be bought, and Trish supports the right of people over corporations. With this campaign we will continue to advocate for financial transparency at the highest levels of government, policies ending gerrymandering, improved voter access nation wide, automated voter registration, and more. A democracy is the people; we need to ensure we can all use our voices.
Education is the backbone of a democratic society. As an educator herself, Trish is passionate about building a robust public education system, especially the expansion of our public education system to include Pre-K through 12th grade, in addition to increases in teacher pay, school supply funding (so teachers don’t have to pay for supplies), and funding for infrastructure updates. Trish is also dedicated to reducing the overall cost of college, reducing student loan interest, ensuring debt-free college opportunities, enhancement of trade schools and extended learning programs, and increasing pay and benefits for non-tenure track faculty.
Science & Technology
Did you know there are currently no scientists on the U.S. Senate science committee? In 2020, Trish will change that. As a researcher in the biosciences, Trish knows firsthand how investing in science and technology shapes our future. We often take for granted all that science has offered us, but everything we do and have is influenced by innovation. It is our collective duty to invest in solving the problems of tomorrow, leaving future generations better off. Today, Trish acknowledges the need to invest deeply in the development of renewable and sustainable technologies across all industries, including enhanced battery storage capacities (permits the creation of large scale renewable energy grids), data security, healthcare services, and more. By expanding upon the research opportunities via key granting agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, and so many more, Trish is dedicated to keeping American innovation strong, with Colorado at the helm.
Trish talking about science in the news:
The Denverite · February 7, 2019
Environment & Sustainability
Protecting our land, air, and water for future generations is not only good for our planet, but for our physical, emotional, and financial well being. The vision of the Green New Deal is exactly that — a vision. What we need now is to elect scientific experts who can help make the vision of a green economy a reality. As a scientist, Trish is ready to use her savvy to make comprehensive plans to address climate change and capitalize on the financial benefits of being a leader on climate worldwide. Trish will support policies that aggressively and thoughtfully reduce greenhouse gases emissions across all sectors, not only energy and transportation, ensuring a smooth transition for workers. Core policies include shifting subsidies to renewable industries, a carbon tax, increasing energy efficiencies, enhancing LEED certifications, reduction of single use plastics, and more. She will also work to support larger scale transitions, such as assisting farmers in the transition to less water intensive crops such as hemp, and working to foster strong markets for such products, especially in her home state of Colorado. At the international level, Trish believes America should aim to be the example of modern excellence, respected for our foresight and innovation on the issue of environmental security. We know America is capable of great change – let’s be bold!
Our modern world is more interconnected than ever and warfare has become highly technical and information oriented. This is yet another reason we need more people with science and technological backgrounds in the U.S. Senate. Specifically, Trish strongly supports enhancement of our national data security systems, as well as strong protections for our national grid. She supports global leadership by the United States in addressing environmental security issues and working diplomatically with our allies to diffuse conflicts, keeping a clear line of repudiating violent dictators. She acknowledges the need in defending our borders, yet keeping a warm welcome for those who seek refuge and opportunity in America. Trish also supports firearm reform policies as best reflected by the American College of Physicians, and extensive criminal justice reform such as ending for-profit prisons and gender/racial bias.
Trish only supports policies that ensure the rights and equalities of all Americans. Specifically, Trish acknowledges the role of intersectionality and cultural biases in policy making, and will be a strong advocate in lifting and listening to all voices. She is especially committed to women’s rights and equality, and ensuring that Colorado leads in anti-discriminatory practices, starting with her own campaign.