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​I am a Progressive Democrat who respects compromise but not on a few key principles. These include human rights, civil rights and our core American freedoms. This is why I am passionate about passing a non-partisan Election Reform Constitutional Amendment to restore America’s bedrock values of free, honest elections and the fair representation of all citizens – not just the super-rich donors, corporations and special interests.

A 28th amendment would in fact remove much of the gridlock and finally allow consideration of a long list of issues on which 60% to 70% of Americans agree. This includes prescription drug reform, universal health care, protecting a women’s right to choose, raising the minimum wage, implementing a Green New Deal, banning assault weapons, immigration reform, balancing the budget, addressing the opioid crisis, protecting digital privacy, and net neutrality. 

When elected, I will also become the 23rd member of California’s House delegation to join the Congressional Progressive Caucus. As such, I believe in these four progressive pillars:

  1. Fighting for Economic Justice and Security in the U.S. and Global Economies

  2. Protecting and Preserving Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

  3. Promoting Global Peace and Security

  4. Advancing Environmental Protection & Energy Independence

Breaking these out further I support the following:

Healthcare, Economic Justice & Security

  • Provide universal access to affordable, high-quality healthcare for all.

  • Reform prescription drug costs.

  • Pay down the federal debt in growth periods.

  • Protect Social Security, private pensions and require corporate accountability.

  • Create new jobs and rebuild America’s infrastructure.

  • Export more American products and not more American jobs.

  • Overturn the Supreme Court’s Janus decision and end right to work laws. 

  • Raise and index the minimum wage to $15 per hour nationwide.

Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

  • Sunset expiring provisions of the Patriot Act and protect American’s privacy rights.

  • Guarantee a woman’s right to choose.

  • Extend the Voting Rights Act and reform our electoral processes.

  • End our privatized jail system. 

  • Fight corporate consolidation of the media and ensure opportunity for all voices to be heard.

  • Enforce workplace rights and end employer abuses under Right-to-Work laws.

  • Eliminate discrimination based upon color, race, religion, gender, creed, disability or sexual orientation.

  • End police discrimination through programs such as implicit-bias training and support reparations for slavery and past community-based economic injustice.​

Global Peace & Security

  • Honor and help our overburdened international public servants – both military and civilian.

  • Bring U.S. troops home from Iraq.

  • Re-build U.S. alliances around the world and reaffirm our nation’s constructive engagement in multilateral negotiations and organizations.

  • Enhance foreign cooperation to reduce nuclear proliferation and weapons of mass destruction.

  • Increase efforts to combat hunger and the scourge of infectious diseases.

  • Support debt relief and UN Millennium Goals for Developing Countries.

Environmental Protection & Energy Independence

  • Pass a Green New Deal. This includes to:

    • Free ourselves from imported oil and shift to renewable energy supplies and technologies.

    • Ensure human right to a healthy environment, clean air and clean water.

    • Combat and reverse global warming, including investing in carbon-cleaning breakthroughs.

    • Reduce reliance on cars by investing in multi-modal enhancements to mass transit, rail and bicycle routes.

    • Preserve prudent public interest regulations that encourage sustainable growth and investment.

    • Create incentives in federal tax, procurement and appropriation policies to encourage all of the above.