Today, there are fifteen Congressional Districts with over 25% of the population living below the poverty line, a few of these districts are led by corporate Democrats who have served for years. One of these is California’s 16th district. My district.
After serving in the foreign service for eight years, I settled in California’s 16th district with my daughter only to find the same level of poverty I experienced in many of the developing nations I traveled and served in. The level of poverty in this district is unsustainable. Families, unable to maintain a sense of financial security, are choosing between healthcare and food.
For 14 years my opponent Jim Costa has accepted hordes of corporate cash from companies that could care less about the everyday lives of Jim’s constituents. I’m running to change this.
This election cycle, progressives could finally shift the balance of power in the halls of government. When I knock on doors and talk to voters, they are hungry to revamp our system into one that works for them and not corporate interests.
The organizing in CA-16 has already begun. Our campaign has already knocked on thousands of doors and national organizations have already endorsed our campaign. But this campaign still needs resources, if we are going to defeat our corporate Democratic incumbent.