As a proud husband and father of two young kids, I care deeply about our country and am committed to finding real solutions for the problems we face.
We must create jobs for the future in growing industries like clean energy and advanced technology. We must ensure that our schools provide the foundation to succeed in a new economy. We must protect the quality of our air and water, while continuing to reduce emissions. We must treat each other with equality and respect. And we must demand ethical and transparent leadership from a government that is accountable to all of us, not just the elite.
I look forward to meeting you, listening to your stories, and fighting for you in Washington without fear or favor.
He has a few great ads I could insert here (but I’ll save most for the comment sections) and put this one which shows the kind of fighter he is for causes:
From his priorities page:
Providing Affordable Healthcare Coverage for All
I believe that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), recently passed by Republicans in the House of Representatives and fully supported by Darrell Issa (who cast the winning vote), is a dangerous tax cut for the very wealthy masquerading as healthcare reform. Independent analysis suggests that 36,400 residents in the 49th Congressional District will lose coverage under the AHCA, including 3,800 children.
Ultimately, I believe that we must work towards single-payer national health insurance, also known as “Medicare for All,” a system in which a single agency organizes health care financing, but the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. According to Physicians for a National Health Program, 95 percent of all households would save money under such a program. Patients would no longer face financial barriers to care such as co-pays and deductibles, and would regain free choice of doctor and hospital, and doctors would regain autonomy over patient care.
Protecting Animal Welfare
I believe that the way we treat animals reflects the values that we hold, and I will be a strong advocate for the protection of wild and domestic animals, and to protect the habitats of threatened and endangered species.
I have been deeply troubled by recent actions by President Trump and Darrell Issa to undermine animal welfare. These actions include a resolution overturning the ability of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to prevent the shooting or trapping wolves while at their dens with cubs, using airplanes to scout for grizzly bears to shoot, trapping bears with cruel steel-jawed leghold traps and wire snares and luring grizzly bears with food to get a point blank kill. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently removed public access to tens of thousands of reports that document the numbers of animals kept by research labs, companies, zoos, circuses, and animal transporters—and whether those animals are being treated humanely under the Animal Welfare Act.
Accelerating Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection
For the last decade, I have been involved in the clean energy industry as an attorney and non-profit founder and director, and I will be a champion in Washington on issues of sustainability and climate change and their impact on our economy, health, and security. I want to put our district at the forefront of clean energy economic growth.
I feel that a transition to a sustainable energy future is imperative, due to both our depleting natural resources and the environmental impact of fossil fuel use and extraction. The question is whether Americans will be using clean energy technologies developed and manufactured in Asia and Europe, or whether our federal government will spur clean energy innovation to help America lead in this rapidly-growing industry.
I believe strongly in the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is driven by human activity. 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, supported fully by Darrell Issa, to undermine environmental protections to aid the fossil fuel industry.
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