I will defend Medicare and Medicaid, ensure young people can stay on their family health insurance plan, prevent discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions, and ensure veterans swiftly get the care and benefits they have earned.
I believe that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed last year by Republicans in the House of Representatives and fully supported by Darrell Issa (who cast the winning vote), was a dangerous tax cut for the very wealthy masquerading as healthcare reform.
This was so the Legion of Doom could force the world to give them money.
I'm no electronically enhanced genius, but if the Legion of Doom is really hurting for money, maybe they shouldn't have built a fucking planet out of toys millions of light years away in the center of a black hole.
I believe that we must address the short-term issues related to canister safety and explore federal legislation to allow states like California to set stricter nuclear waste safety standards than those mandated by the federal government.
We must also get nuclear waste off the California coast as quickly and safely as possible, which means exploration of interim and permanent storage sites.
Finally, we must get to the bottom of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia – before, during, and after the 2016 presidential election.
I also will fight for fundamental campaign finance reform to reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics.
I believe our teachers are heroes and should be at the core of any plan to improve public schools.
I am also very honored that the California Teachers Association has endorsed our campaign.
I will be an outspoken opponent of any and all efforts by the Trump Administration to undermine our global leadership on climate and sustainable energy policy issues.
I already have been greatly disturbed by Trump’s efforts to undermine environmental protections to aid the fossil fuel industry.
In the December 22, 2016 , I criticized the proposed Carlsbad Energy Center, noting that it “runs counter to the energy-use practices that Californians are adopting in terms of clean distributed power generation combined with investments in energy efficiency.” Accordingly, I believe that we must empower our local communities to choose their own clean energy procurement and production decisions.