On the Issues

CA District 33 is one of the most progressive districts in the nation. We deserve a Congressperson who will represent and fight for these values in Washington.


MEDICARE FOR ALL

Millions of Americans struggle with the cost of medical bills. Almost 400,000 people are still without insurance in the wealthiest nation on earth. It's time to extend health care, not unaffordable health insurance, to everyone.

FLIPPING CONGRESS BLUE

It's not true that "any Blue will do." Without bold progressive leadership, Democrats will have a hard time holding critical seats. We must take back Congress and enact a progressive agenda in order to resist a GOP takeover in 2020.

ENDING FOR-PROFIT PRISONS AND THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE

Private prisons are responsible for some of the worst human rights violations in this country. Their powerful lobbyists continue to push legislation that disproportionately impacts communities of color and traps juvenile offenders into a lifelong cycle of incarceration. We must push back and fight for rehabilitation and humane reform.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM AND ENDING THE WAR ON DRUGS

Ending cash bail and decriminalizing drug addiction are critical to restoring justice to our court system. America incarcerates more of its population than any country in the world, and minor drug offenses are a major contributor to this. We must focus on rehabilitation, education, and reform.

MONEY OUT OF POLITICS

Overturning Citizen's United is a priority. As long as corporate interests are allowed to pump endless money into our elections, we will always struggle to see real change.

CUT WASTEFUL MILITARY SPENDING AND TAKE CARE OF OUR VETERANS AND SERVICEPEOPLE

Despite the passage one of the largest military spending bills in history, our veterans and armed servicepeople continue to struggle with debt, a crumbling VA, and lack of resources for their families. It's to refocus our priorities away from wasteful weapons contracts and interventionist conflicts that only benefit the 1%.

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

We must reenact the environmental protections that have been stripped away by this administration. Our national parks, endangered species, and air quality are under attack and it is our children's children who will suffer the fallout. We must surpass the Paris Climate Accords and focus on rapid climate change solutions.

INVESTING IN LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND GREEN ENERGY

California should be a leader in green energy programs and responsible spending. It's time to allocate our budget away from private military contracts and tax cuts for the wealthy. Let's spend our tax money on our improving our infrastructure, schools, and energy programs.

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