Ally Dalsimer

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Ally Dalsimer graduated from the University of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology in 1986. Dalsimer also graduated from Georgetown University with a master’s degree in public policy, economics, and environmental law. Dalsimer has worked as a program manager for the Department of Defense’s Natural Resources Program. She additionally served on the Obama White House Climate Council where she co-founded various national conservation initiatives. Dalsimer has earned the VP Gore National Partnership for Reinventing Government “Hammer” Award.

Key Issues

Government

Dalsimer aims to end the electoral college by replacing it with a one person, one vote system. Furthermore, Dalsimer wants to implement public finance campaigns, eliminate corporate PACs and lobbying, and make Election Day a national holiday.

Education

Dalsimer wants to enact universal Pre-K and childcare. She also wants to erase student loan debt and enact tuition-free public colleges, community colleges, and trade schools.

Environment

Dalsimer wants to enact the Green New Deal and is an advocate for the Virginia Green New Deal.

Foreign Policy

Dalsimer wants to reduce Department of Defense spending and is opposed to many foreign conflicts the U.S. has recently engaged in, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Healthcare

Dalsimer advocates for a universal single-payer healthcare system.

Immigration

Dalsimer wants to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement and provide full citizenship to dreamers.

Criminal Justice Reform

Dalsimer wants to abolish for-profit prisons, end cash bail, provide alternatives to prison for substance abusers and people with mental illnesses, and remove the death penalty.

LGBTQ+ Rights

Dalsimer wishes to codify non-discrimination laws for the LGBTQ+ community.

Economy

Dalsimer wishes to implement a universal basic income system and pass legislation that guarantees federal housing, healthcare, and food access.

Endorsements

Blue America; Roots America; Catch Fire Movement; 90 for 90 ‘SHEROES’; Marianne Williamson, Author, 2020 Presidential Candidate; Nancy Gloman, Vice President of Conservation; Defenders of Wildlife (retired); James Van Ness, Environmental Attorney; American Youth for Climate Action; The People’s Gauntlet; Future Steps U.S.; Berniecrats; Adam Christensen, Former Democratic Nominee for Congress; No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge; Activate Virginia; Patients over Profits Pledge

Sources

Ally Dalsimer For Congress

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