Money In politics
We must take steps to get the corrupting influence of money out of politics. Special interest money is suffocating our democracy and silencing our voices. Public opinion is constantly drowned out by big money in politics and it must be stopped. I will establish the first state-level public campaign finance system in order to make sure people are more important than money.
We must guarantee health care for all Californians. The concept of healthcare as a free market industry does not work. Healthcare should be a right given to all citizens of California, not used as an industry used to gouge patients for profit. I will fight for legislation, such as SB 562, that help expand healthcare to all Californians.
Environmental damages, such as climate change, are often not immediately noticeable but can have disastrous future impacts. Cutting back usage of fossil fuels and promoting a shift to renewable energies needs to happen now to ensure a bright future.
Affordable housing must be built in California, we must take steps to reduce housing costs for all citizens of California. I will fight for legislation that helps streamline the process of building affordable housing and increase access to it. When citizens have access to affordable housing they will achieve better economic outcomes for themselves and our state.