Via The Lowell Sun:

In her interview with The Sun, Matias described her views on several…key policies, often returning to a theme of creating opportunity for people lower on the socioeconomic ladder. She opposed the new tax bill passed by Republicans, arguing that it brought disproportionate benefits to the top 1 percent.

“I know what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck, to have insurmountable college debt, to have to navigate a health care system when a loved one is sick,” the Lawrence resident said. “I think that our Democratic party talks a lot about being the party of the working class, but we fail to elect people who know what that’s like. None of that is theoretical to me.”

As several other Democrats have done, she called out members of Congress who accept donations from the National Rifle Association and vote against gun-reform measures. Matias stopped short of saying the Second Amendment should be repealed, but she suggested the country undertake a national conversation about how lenient it should be.

“The Second Amendment was written at a time when I was considered three-fifths of a person,” Matias said.

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