I’ll keep this short because I want the video to speak for itself. We’ve created a video (it’s short) that really goes into depth about my childhood growing up in the Barrio Logan in San Diego, and how my mother risked everything to give me a shot at the American Dream.
It also talks about how it almost didn’t happen.
We launched it yesterday and the response has been incredible, in just 24 short hours, this video has been seen over 35,000 times on Twitter. And it’s just beginning.
Daniel Marans from Huffington Post broke this story and he writes:
“In fact, he has a record of progressive accomplishments in the legislature that would be the envy of many congressional veterans. He was the author of California’s sanctuary state bill, which became law in October. More recently, de León shepherded the passage of a climate change bill that requires California to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.
“I’m no stranger to crafting complex, arcane policies like 100 percent clean energy. That’s not an easy feat in the fifth largest economy in the world,” de León said.
“I’m not being aspirational,” he added. “I want to get shit done.”
I hope you agree. And the only way that we can get our message out is with grassroots donations. It’s not perfect, but in order to run a statewide campaign in a place as big as California we need to raise funds and get this message out there.