Idaho Medical Marijuana-Act Petitions

We are ignoring the biggest threat to public health and safety in our community. The meth and opioid epidemic is spreading and destroying families in our community. The war on drugs has failed the American people. The status quo is to stigmatize, shame, criminalize instead of addressing the underlying factors. Learn more about my Healthy Community platform on and my commitment to working towards solutions. I am your only Twin Falls City Council candidate collecting signatures for the Idaho Medical Marijuana Act – Petition. Marijuana is not the gateway, that arguments has been thrown out the window long ago. The real gateways are the cycles of violence, mental health, chronic poverty, childhood abuse & trauma in our City, County and State. Meeting and talking to people in Twin Falls who live with chronic pain, or have loved ones suffering from chronic pain, epilepsy, Parkinson, immune disorders, chronic depression and PTSD – medical marijuana is part of the solution to these health conditions. We are getting signatures in support from every voter demographic, age, political and faith background of you can imagine. I am being upfront about where I stand on medical marijuana, you bet when the time comes I will vote YES!! We need a City Council that doesn’t suppress the vote of the people when medical marijuana passes statewide. Election day is Nov 2nd – register and vote right there at the county building, then come sign this petition! #VoteBabayan #TwinFallsCityCouncilSeat5 #ThePeopleFirst #Idaho #MedicalMarijuana #Petition

Small Business Advocate

I can’t believe this moment and that I’m sitting here right now!! Completely honored to be invited to the “Women in Small Business Roundtable” with Sen. Risch and the National Women’s Business Council Small business is the heart and soul of middle class America. The NWBC is a federal advisory committee established to provide advice and policy recommendations to the U.S. President, Congress and the Small Business Administration on issues related to women’s business enterprise. Proud to influence policy changes, advocate and support the small businesses in rural America! Proud to represent small businesses in Twin Falls! Thank you Idaho Women’s Business Center for this incredible opportunity. 🙏🏼 #VoteBabayan #TwinFallsCityCouncil #smallbusinessowner #advocate #NationalWomensBusinessCouncil

Affordable Housing & Rental Crisis

I had the honor of meeting David and his caregiver today. They registered to vote for the first time and will be voting in this City Council election. 🙌🏽 He gave me permission to share his story. David is a single father of two, struggling to find affordable housing in Twin Falls. After surviving an accident leaving him paralyzed, he was overwhelmed with medical bills and finding a place to live. He has been on a waiting list for over two years!! Currently 90% of his disability check goes to rent an tiny apartment that is NOT accessible.

Each time you submit an application for housing it cost at least $25. How can someone on disability income afford these applications fees with $60 to survive with after paying rent? We need multi-income access to housing in Twin Falls for families on limited income, seniors, veterans and individuals living with disabilities. Locals have been prices out of the housing and renting market to out of State residents moving in who can afford the inflated prices. This housing crisis, price gouging, lack of housing options and homelessness is the reality for families in our community face.

Affordable housing is a priority issues for my Twin Falls City Council election. Read about my platforms on What David, veterans, seniors,students, and limited income families experience in TF housing is unacceptable. Every family deserves a decent place to live in, without choosing between rationing food, heat or medicine. #ThePeopleFirst #VoteBabayan #Nov2nd #TwinFallsCityCouncilSeat5