t would be my pleasure to serve as a delegate for the 20th Assembly District. As a Special Ed. teacher at Redwood Continuation High School in Castro Valley, I represent the Union and serve on the CVTA executive board (Castro Valley Teachers Association) as member-at-large. I was recently appointed to be a member on the CV MAC (CV Municipal Advisory Council). I have served as a delegate for AD 20 for the last two years, attending and voting at all the conventions, and prior to that I served as an alternate delegate. I was president of the CVDC (CV Democratic Club) for two consecutive terms, and I am the current treasurer. I work within the club on numerous issues including education, environment, voter suppression, local candidate endorsements, elections, and community outreach. I'm an associate member of the ACDCC (Alameda County Democratic Central Committee).
The critical issues of our time are climate change, affordable health care for all, affordable college, and the plight of blue collar workers. The cost of health care and college are destroying the middle class. Quality inclusive public education and strong unions are important to our democracy. My concern for climate change goes back to my love of facts and science (Nat. Hon. Soc. Member). I strive to enlighten blue collar workers that the party's policies are in their best economic and health interests.
I have worked as a political activist for 20+ years. In 2016 and 2018, I supported local Democrats (Nate Miley) and progressives (Kimberly Ellis), and pro-union school board members. I have aided Democratic candidates in CDs 10, 21, 22, and in other states (Cortez-Masto in NV). It is important to remember that the platform and the work Democratic Party in California is strong and progressive. California should be a leader for the rest of the nation and I ask for your vote so that we can continue to lead.