Helena believes elected officials should respect the people's decisions on ballot votes. Helena believes in the democratic process and not political tricks.
The MO Legislature should stop spending time and taxpayer money to overturn our vote.
West County is full of extremely educated voters. District 100 Voters overwhelmingly voted YES for CLEAN MO, YES for Minimum Wage reforms, and NO for RTW.
We know that educational opportunity is the key to future success in life.
Locally, our children are fortunate to have some of the best schools in the state.
As our schools adapt to a COVID-19 reality, we must protect the students and taxpayers of Parkway and Rockwood School Districts from budget cuts, and keep our schools strong.
When it comes to charter schools, some do offer an alternative for families in areas with failing schools. However, charter school expansion state-wide means cutting Parkway and Rockwood budgets and sharing that money with for-profit schools that do not answer to you, the tax-payer.
Missouri can do much more to support innovation, entrepreneurship, and new business startups.
With better state-wide policies for families we can build our economy, improve the image of Saint Louis as a national center for tech, health care, and medical research industries, and make St. Louis a more attractive employment destination.
We must improve our infrastructure - our roads and bridges as well as our internet technologies, and provide a safe, welcoming environment for business and employees.
Keeping our 2-year and 4-year colleges strong and tuition affordable during and after COVID 19 is vital to create the opportunity we need. Creative programs and apprenticeships that partner with business for non-college bound students will improve our talent pool for business.
We can respect the 2nd Amendment and pass common sense gun-safety laws that help law enforcement keep our communities safe, protect women and children from abusers, and keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
We do not need more guns in our schools, and Helena will actively vote against legislation to normalize arming teachers.
Missouri’s healthcare system is outdated and inefficient. Shifting to a value-based care system will save lives and reduce costs.*
Helena wants to improve care for all Missourians with a state-wide opioid database, and policies that reduce Missouri's shockingly high infant mortality rates, and a cap on costs for life-saving prescriptions such as epi pens, asthma inhalers, and insulin.
Helena wants to address Missouri's high maternal mortality rate which is on par with some 3rd world countries.
Keeping our citizens healthy must be a priority for the state since our families are the power behind our industries.
*2019 Greitens/MO-commissioned McKinsey report
The government should not be involved in the deeply personal medical decisions women and men face, and should not prevent people from accessing the care they need in accordance with their own religious beliefs.
Education and affordable access to birth control is key to preventing unplanned pregnancies and reducing abortion rates.
Preserving access to safe, legal abortion care especially in cases of incest and rape saves women's lives.
Helena will defend the legal right to access contraception, fertility treatment, IVF, and abortion care.
Helena will work to prevent tax-payer dollars from propping up fake women's health centers who provide medically inaccurate information to women.