All Pennsylvanians deserve access to quality, affordable healthcare whether they live in a big city or in a rural community. We can lower healthcare costs by strengthening insurance networks, eliminating surprise balance billing practices, and getting a handle on rising pharmaceutical costs.
Make it easier for our seniors to access home healthcare
Reduce premiums in the healthcare marketplace
Lower prescription drug prices
Improve access to healthcare in rural Pennsylvania
Increase funding for hospitals who serve low income patients
Eliminate predatory short-term health insurance plans
Sharif understands that access to quality education is the key to raising strong families and a building a prosperous Pennsylvania. Sharif is fighting for state of the art educational opportunities across the Commonwealth, from fairly funded public schools, to world class higher education institutions with focused career and technical training.
Fully fund public schools without pitting school districts against another
Restore charter school reimbursement
Focus on career and technical education
Reduce student debt
Pennsylvania has more people serving time in prison than almost every other state in the country. We must end the school to prison pipeline and reduce the number of people incarcerated in our state. We can start with eliminating cash bail, creating more opportunities for parole and probation, and completely ending the death penalty.
Extend parole eligibility to those serving life sentences
Establish a state office of re-entry programs
Auto-expunge all charges not resulting in a conviction
End cash bail in Pennsylvania
Decriminalize possession of cannabis
Enact comprehensive probation reform
Sharif believes that government officials must stop managing decline. For years we have been struggling to get our budget in balance by raising taxes or cutting services. We must implement progressive, pro-growth economic policies that will grow our economy, create jobs, and increase revenue.
Close the Delaware loophole and reduce Pennsylvania’s corporate net income tax
Implement angel investor tax credits
Offer electric vehicle infrastructure tax credits
Institute a state earned income tax credit
One of the problems in Pennsylvania politics is the false belief that some issues are “rural issues” and others are “urban issues.” The strength of PA’s agruculture industry affects all of us no matter where we live.
Connect Pennsylvania dairy with West African Cocoa
Bring cheese and yogurt processing plants to Philadelphia
Promote the sale of Pennsylvania-produced milk in schools
Position Pennsylvania as a leader in the industrial hemp market
Legalize cannabis for adult use
Invest in urban farming
If we want to uplift our communities, all Pennsylvania residents must have access to jobs with decent wages. Sharif’s plan invests real resources in key growth industries that can provide jobs in every part of our Commonwealth.
Increase the minimum wage
Develop a Main Street strategy
Invest in the renewable energy sector
Make serious investments in infrastructure
Grow the home healthcare industry
End the prohibition on Cannabis
We must make strategic investments in transportation infrastructure across the Commonwealth because individuals, families, employees, and businesses from every corner of Pennsylvania rely on it. Expanded transportation options will quickly connect Pennsylvanians with major hubs in the Northeast, like New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston.
Expand and upgrade mass transit
Invest in innovative transportation technology
Invest in world class cargo infrastructure at PHL airport
Being a responsible steward of the earth and promoting a successful business environment are not mutually exclusive. The clean energy sector is growing rapidly in Pennsylvania and creating thousands of jobs. We must continue to invest in electric vehicle infrastructure, specifically fast-charging highway stations, electric-fleet vehicles, and hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Investing in clean car infrastructure across the state
Create a roadmap to 100% renewable energy by 2050
Modernize our electrical grid
Require stricter standards for the inspection and upkeep of pipelines in Pennsylvania
All Pennsylvanians deserve to be treated equally. We live and work in a commonwealth that was founded on the basis of freedom from religious oppression and a city that is the historical birthplace of freedom and liberty.
Pass an LGBT non-discrimination bill
Promote religious freedom
Strengthen voter rights
Stand up for women’s rights
Fight against attacks on labor rights
Open an office of new Americans