Increasing food access in San Francisco
Food deserts plague many parts of San Francisco, from the tenderloin to the Bayview, Hunters Point, and some parts of the west side. I support various measures to address them, while ultimately seeking to establish a broad set of universal human rights to resources including food, housing, and healthcare.
For example, federal agricultural subsidies currently privilege a particular mode of industrial agricultural that skews the market towards packaged goods and away from alternatives like, for instance, fresh produce. Those are policy choices the Congress can and should revisit.
Similarly, I aim to defend and expand the budgets for established social services administered by the federal government, such as SNAP, as well as block grants to states to enable them to expand their own programs like CalFresh.