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Rebecca Cotto

Learn more about Rebecca's stances below.

  • Rebecca Cotto

  • About Rebecca

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  • I was born and raised in Delaware’s 6th district and still live in my childhood home in Carrcroft, where my husband and I raised our family and I successfully ran my own business for twelve years. The challenges faced by my diverse family, friends, and neighbors and my strong sense of “commUnity” naturally led me into advocacy. I knocked on doors, made phone calls, and advocated for causes that help create equal opportunities for everyone. Knowing I could do more, I left the entrepreneurial life and became the Director of Racial & Social Justice for a local non-profit. I have been a passionate and productive community advocate.

  • Candidate Questions

  • Education Equity

  • Yes

    The statistics show having SRO’s in the schools negatively and disproportionately affects BIPOC and students with disabilities. This is the beginning of the school to prison pipeline.

  • Yes

    Restorative justice practices have shown to be hugely successful in both the prison system as well as in schools. This is a healthy way for students to process and heal from issues that may arise throughout their school journey. Coming together and being honest with each other is a constructive method of addressing behavioral issues.

  • Immigrants’ Rights

  • Yes

    I am 100% in support of the “Cover All Children Act” and am open to expanding this beyond just children.

  • Yes
  • Smart Justice

  • Yes

    I am 100% in support of amending LEOBOR to make misconduct records available to the public. This helps to hold police accountable. I have been a huge advocate for this change.

  • Yes

    I support these efforts, I think we need to borrow processes from states where this is working in the best interest of the community. Having community oversight boards will build trust between law enforcement and the community.

  • Yes

    Delaware has one of the worst recidivism rates across the country because of current policies such as this. We should be setting re-entry individuals up for success.

  • Yes

    Yes I also think the clean slate bill did not go far enough with the expungement not happening for 10 years. Delaware can do better and auto expungement is one way to reduce recidivism and unnecessary barriers.

  • Yes

    This is an extremely unfair and biased process. As stated before we should make reentering society as successful as possible by putting in as many supports as possible.

  • Yes

    Yes I advocated for the DE fines and fees bill and will continue to support these efforts.

  • Reproductive Freedom

  • Yes

    Yes even in DE where we codified Roe V Wade choice is nothing without access. Some people make the choice to have an abortion for financial reasons and the cost of having one should not be a barrier.

  • Yes

    Yes I support adding an amendment protecting reproductive healthcare rights. The country is currently going in a backward direction so here in DE we should do all we can so our progressive policies can not be undone.

  • Yes

    Yes the lack of trust in the Black community for healthcare is historically understandable and considering the current continued disparities still remain. Having a Doula has been proven to help women navigate the healthcare system to get what they need.

  • Voting Rights

  • Yes

    The cornerstone to any democracy is the right to vote and we should make this as easy as possible for everyone, especially the populations that have been disenfranchised the most.

  • Yes

    Yes I support and will push for any policies which make voting easier and more accessible.

  • Yes

    Yes this would help hold legislators accountable to this population. Since so many laws surrounding re-entry individuals are made without their input because the lawmakers don’t need their votes this could be a game changer in prioritizing their needs.

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