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Clean air and water should be a basic right for each and every Californian. Yet many families in our state, especially in our most vulnerable communities, have to drink, wash, and bathe with chemical-laced water, while polluted air sickens our children and our elderly.
I know what it’s like not to have access to clean air and water because I’ve lived it. I grew up not knowing when the faucet would run dry or why our white clothes turned yellow. For me, it’s personal.
As part of our “Your Stories” tour, I recently visited communities such as Arvin and Delano to meet with activists and policy experts on this issue. I visited a Superfund site across the street from homes where, for years, families had no idea their children were growing up in a toxic environment.
We’re getting the word out about issues that other campaigns won’t talk about. But, we can’t do it alone. Chip in $25 today to ensure we can get the word out about these and other issues facing our state. And, as Governor, I’ll make sure we have the policies in place to ensure that we are ONE California, and that no community is left behind.
Amanda Renteria is running for Governor in California — because it’s time for new voices who can change the culture of politics. Amanda recently stepped down as Chief of Operations for California’s Department of Justice. She is the daughter of former farmworkers in the Central Valley who went on to attend Stanford and Harvard. Since beginning her career in public service nearly two decades ago, she has served as a high school teacher, a budget analyst in one of California’s largest cities, and the first Latina Chief of Staff in history of the United States Senate. It’s time to inspire a new generation of leaders and build a California ready for the future. Click here to donate if you agree.