Wenstrup for Louisiana - Peter's Vision

Core Beliefs
and Policy Positions

PETER’s VISION

As a teacher, a core tenet of my classroom was the belief in empowering students to make connections, to see patterns, and to devise their own way of analyzing problems. Fundamental to that structure is a belief that each person can learn and make decisions for themselves when given proper support and structures. Each resident of our state does this everyday, from the mother balancing her family’s budget at the kitchen table to the small business owner considering how his decisions will impact his community. The people of Louisiana are capable of thinking about tough tradeoffs and alternate solutions. And you deserve a Senator who will ensure that your voices will be heard. Policymaking shouldn’t only be done by the rich and powerful behind closed doors.

Before we start crafting solutions, we have to agree on the problems. My approach to policy is rooted in non-negotiables, beliefs about a world that we must fight tirelessly and creatively to bring to life. In this platform, below each non-negotiable, we have a real problem. I don’t think there is a single or clear fix to most of the problems our state and country are facing today, but the work of politics is to find effective solutions from compromise. During this campaign and as your Senator, I commit to representing the values and advocating for the wellbeing of the people of Louisiana, above all else. I will listen to your needs and perspectives and be a committed partner as we define a path forward.

NON-NEGOTIABLES

Pandemic Response

The greatest country in the world can defeat this pandemic, not endure it.

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Economic Prosperity

Economic prosperity occurs when you build the economy from the bottom up.

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Racial Equity
Racial equity is possible within our lifetimes.

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Environment

We owe our children clear air, clear water, and sustainable energy.

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Good Government

Government’s job is to serve the people first. 

 

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Healthcare

The pursuit of happiness requires stable, affordable access to healthcare.

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Education
From birth to age 20, every child should have a high-quality educational experience.

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Public Safety

Government should care for people in crisis.

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Read more about Peter’s stances on key issues from the League of Women Voters of Louisiana’s Voter’s Guide here.