St. Louis City/County cooperation, reentry, merger
We need a Democrat who will lead us into the future based on our values, not the corporate sellouts who trade dollars for contracts and favors. Our government should be working for the people, not for their own political interests. Cooperative leadership needs to replace the current administration’s style of leadership through conflict and vengeance.
Social and Criminal Justice Reform
The problems people face on the streets of our community in their daily lives are all too common. Reform starts first with understanding, but it will take determined leadership that begins with valuing all people. Just as with failing to provide a safety net with social services we see bad public safety policy come at a cost to our community.
There is real concern that minorities are being shut out of the bidding process in St. Louis County. That does real economic harm to the opportunity for people of color in this community. Everybody should have a right to seek opportunities they are qualified for, especially when they can successfully deliver the people of St. Louis County a quality product. I will act to employ recommendations put forth by the Disparity Report this administration has failed to act on. Addressing racial income gaps would boost our economy up to $14 billion according to the Public Policy Research Center at the University of Missouri- St. Louis.
Jobs and Economic Development
The theory of a “rising tide lifts all boats” in economic policy has only left women and people of color out at sea. We need another approach that looks at the space and market intersection of this region. Only then can we build the roadmap to a more prosperous future for all. I want to engage in people and planet issues in the region to make stronger communities with more opportunity for all.
Bill Ray's for St. Louis County, I'm for Bill Ray
I need your support to make the case for progressive change in St. Louis County. We can bring cooperative and ethical change to the region for once if we work together.