Lateresa 'LA' Jones
Stand UP Make The Change

ISSUES

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

  • The action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor or sexual exploitation. 
  • Child Abuse physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child.
  • America’s Children First
     

Mark 10:14 – But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
 

JUSTICE REFORM

  • Matthew Chapter 25 Verses 36-40, Jesus says, “I was in prison and you came to visit me … I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
  • America incarcerates a far higher percentage of our citizens than similar nations. In the United States, a staggering 693 out of every 100,000 people are incarcerated. That statistic should worry anyone who cares about the size, scope, and cost of government.
  • America’s high incarceration rate takes a massive human toll by tearing families apart and making our communities less safe. U.S. jails and prisons resemble a revolving door with almost 7 in 10 inmates rearrested within three years of being released from prison, and 4 in 10 offenders are sentenced to return to prison, which makes the public less safe.
  • President Donald J. Trump invited elected officials that represents some of the poorest communities in the state of Florida, many districts have the largest number of incarcerated Americans.  NO ONE showed up for the people who elected them. 
  • I believe we must Change Laws to Change Lives
  • Prioritize public safety resources
  • Narrowing the net of incarceration
  • Increasing public safety through effective rehabilitation programs
  • Breaking down barriers in communities
  • Ensuring prompt and fair outcomes for both the accused and the victim