The Democratic Party is the only game in town worth working with, and it must return to its roots as the
Party of the People.
I will work for these reforms if I am elected to represent you from Assembly District 20:
- We are the party of the people, not the corporations.
- We are the party of organized labor, the middle class, and working families.
- We believe healthcare is a basic human right, and the quickest way to implement it is through Medicare
for All, also allowing Medicare to negotiate prices with Big Pharma.
- We believe the top 3 funders of all political ads must be clearly revealed, expanding the
requirement in CA’s DISCLOSE Act.
- We believe carbon from burning fossil fuels is responsible for catastrophic changes in the earth’s
climate, including exacerbating wildfires and record hurricanes in the 21st Century. We believe
the Carbon Fee and Carbon Dividend proposed by Citizens Climate Lobby is a key solution--the
sooner the better.
- We believe every person deserves affordable housing, and the Legislature must address it,
balancing between regional needs and local control, since few local jurisdictions have been successful
in creating affordable housing.
- We believe PG&E is directly responsible for most of the wildfires in its area, fires which have
killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. We believe PG&E must be held
accountable by our Legislature, rather than being sheltered by the Legislature from the consequences of
their focus on exorbitant profits and executive pay over safety. They must be forced to make safety
their top priority, and if that can’t be done, they must be broken up. If they’re too big to go bankrupt,
they’re too big, period.
The voters are in no mood for the Legislature to turn wildfire liability of the profit-centered utilities
over to the CPUC, which has had a cozy relationship with the utilities for years.
Volunteer history: I’ve formed a MoveOn Council, then was appointed as a Regional Organizer, then
Lead Regional Organizer. I’ve successfully fought fracking in Alameda County and a gun club in a
regional park, and was appointed to the Steering Committee leading to an active Community Choice
Energy operation in Alameda County. I was appointed in 2017 to Hayward’s Task Force to revise the
nineties-era Anti-Discrimination Action Plan, and also co-chaired its Subcommittee on