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My opponent says he supports single payer healthcare.  But does he really?

He has not endorsed the single payer healthcare bill, SB 562.  He was silent about the bill as it was being considered by the Legislature last year.  He did not support the bill while it was being hotly debated in the Senate Health Committee where it passed without a vote to spare.  And his silence about SB 562 continued when the bill finally came to the Senate Floor for another close vote.  And even yesterday, there is not one mention of SB 562 in his email.

Don’t be fooled.

I am the only candidate for Attorney General to formally endorse SB 562 (single payer). I am listed second on the Senate analysis just after the California Nurses Association (see official list below).  And long before SB 562, I co-authored Senator Sheila Kuehl’s and Senator Mark Leno’s single payer bills.

I believe healthcare is a human right. I have rallied, spoken out, urged editorial boards to support SB 562, and advocated for SB 562’s passage. Unlike my opponent, I refuse to take money from the insurance industry which is fighting to block SB 562.

It’s well past the time for Democratic candidates like my opponent to stop the lip service for single payer. It’s time to pass the bill!

Will you stand with the candidate for Attorney General who is actually fighting for single payer?



California Insurance Commissioner and Candidate for Attorney General

“A Fighter, Not a Follower.”

See below official endorsements of SB 562:

.      California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (source)

.      California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones

.      13 Pages Progressive Alliance for Government Ethics and Sanity

.      28ers

.      9to5 Working WomenA New Path

.      Alameda Progressives, Albany City Council, Albany Democratic Club

.      Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Institute

.       Alliance San Diego

.      AM Green Construction

.      American Association of Community Psychiatrists

.      American Civil Liberties Union

.      American Federation of Musicians Local 47

.      AFSCME Council 57

.      AFSCME Retirees Chapter 36

.      Americans for Democratic Action, Southern California

.      Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle

.      Arlington Community Church

.      Art Between Us

.      Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

.      Asian Pacific Environmental Network

.      Bagg Lady Handbags

.      Bay Area Chapter of Resource Generation

.      Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement

.      Bay Rising

.      Bell Everman, Inc.

.      Bend the Arc

.      Berniecrats Labor Alliance Chartered Democratic Club of Yolo County

.      Biomech Incorporated

.      Breast Cancer Action

.      Business Alliance for a Healthy California

.      Butte County Health Care Coalition

.      Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers, AFT 4400

.      California Alliance for Retired Americans

.      California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists East Bay Chapter

.      California Capital Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program

.      California Center for Rural Policy

.      California Council of Churches IMPACT

.      California Democratic Party State

.      Central Committee San Gabriel Valley

.      California Domestic Workers Coalition

.      California Faculty Association – San Francisco State University Chapter

.      California Federation of Teachers, AFT, AFL-CIO

.      California Foundation for Independent Living Centers

.      California Health Professionals Student Alliance

.      California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

.      California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

.      California National Organization for Women

.      California One Care

.      California Partnership

.      California Physicians Alliance

.      California Public Health Association-North

.      California School Employees Association

.      California Teachers Association

Visit here and Click on Senate Floor Analysis to see a full list of supporters of SB 562