Background

Experience

Author; political activist; founder, Los Angeles and Manhattan Centers for Living; founder, Project Angel Food; co-founder, The Peace Alliance; candidate, U.S. House of Representatives (2014)

Family
Single; Children: 1
Education
Pomona College, Claremont, CA.
Home Address
1787 Tribute Rd
Suite K
Sacramento, CA 95815

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on North Korea unless it abandons its nuclear program?
Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the federal government ban certain "military-style" firearms, such as the AR-15?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?
Should the federal government increase subsidies for nuclear energy to bring them into line with subsidies for other energy sources with low greenhouse emissions, such as wind and solar?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for energy efficiency?
Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?

Health Care

Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by automatically enrolling every citizen in Medicare, replacing most private insurance?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government pass a law guaranteeing the right to an abortion as decided in Roe v. Wade?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by allowing citizens to opt into Medicare if they so choose?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the U.S. make illegal border crossings a civil rather than criminal offense?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

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