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Elise stands for


All politics is local.

Learn more about what Elise stands for.

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Elise stands for


All politics is local.

Learn more about what Elise stands for.

ELISE STANDS FOR:

  • EQUALITY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL ST. LOUISANS

    • Advocating for racial equity and the Black Lives Matter movement

    • Helping working families by raising the minimum wage and reversing Right to Work

    • Being a champion for gender equality and reproductive rights in the home, workplace, and doctor's office

    • Supporting immigrant and refugee rights and cultivating a diverse and inclusive community

    • Advancing the LGBTQIA rights movement for equality in marriage, adoption, and employment rights

    • Adopting the Housing First model to continue the effort to end chronic homelessness

  • BUILDING COMMUNITY TRUST & IMPROVING NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY

    • Supporting targeted efforts to build trust between police officers and communities of color

    • Enacting policies that help fill vacancies on the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Force to increase opportunities
      for a community-based policing approach

    • Leveraging technology (e.g. police-worn body cameras) to promote officer accountability

    • Addressing the root causes of crime: poverty, access to education and employment

    • Alternatives to incarceration for individuals suffering from mental illness and addiction

  • A REGIONAL APPROACH TO GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    • Proactively building coalitions between St. Louis City and St. Louis County

    • Bringing stakeholders to the table to address the impacts of regional fragmentation:

      • $750 million in duplicative spending

      • Stark differences in public health, safety, education and employment across the region, that often fall along racial lines

      • Lack of  consistent or standardized governmental procedures across 91 municipalities (e.g. process for obtaining a business license) and internal competition between municipalities for companies and employees

    • Gaining community input, studying best practices, and finding creative solutions that address St. Louis' unique needs

  • Economic growth & Prosperity

    • Leveraging her expertise and experience in the startup community to facilitate a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that helps small business owners succeed and attracts high-growth startup companies to the region

    • Pursuing economic growth opportunities that develop density in the urban core, while carefully evaluating how and when to use tax incentives to promote development projects

    • Supporting projects and organizations that make St. Louis a great place to live, work and play

  • INCREASING INTER-GENERATIONAL ENGAGEMENT 

    • Getting more people engaged with politics through community-based initiatives like participatory budgeting

    • Utilizing websites, newsletters, and social media tools to increase communication and transparency

    • Creating targeted programs to increase voter access, education, and engagement