Revitalizing California’s 58 Counties

Many of us are struggling to survive.

No more.

I recognize that prior cookie cutter approaches & one-size fits all policies have failed individual counties.  These abject policy failures have overfunded some counties and defunded and neglected others.  They have compounded poverty across this State.  That is unacceptable.

I believe that our government has lost its way and is barely able, if at all, to ensure our survival during these unnecessarily trying times as we face both the pandemic and subsequent economic crises it has caused.  It is time we have a Governor and government with a goal of not just surviving – but thriving.  It is time we have a Governor and government dedicated to addressing the individually unique needs of each of our 58 counties and the diverse populations within them.  I know that we must invest in ourselves to have the present and futures #OurCalifornia deserves – with communities that are resilient, sustainable & thrive with life-affirming public policy.

Life affirming policies that empower Californians to not just survive, but thrive.

Life affirming policies that are individually unique and County specific.

Life affirming policies that End Poverty in California.

Life affirming policies that promote public safety.

Life affirming policies that fight against federal projects that will harm #OurCalifornia – be it violent resource extraction or bioengineering.

Life affirming policies that improve the air, water and soil quality of Central Valley, Imperial Valley, San Joaquin Valley.

Life affirming policies that hold energy and resource extraction companies accountable for their toxic dumping.

Life affirming policies that end the school to prison pipeline.

Life affirming policies that promote our health as our wealth – and not a commodity to be had, sold at exorbitant costs for natural human occurrences of sickness.

Life affirming policies that promote and advance public education for us all.

Life affirming policies that honor the true value of labor in this State.

Life affirming policies that proactively respond to wildfires and failing infrastructure detrimental to our safe and peaceful existence.

Life affirming policies that value the lives of our most marginalized populations: California Indian, Indigenous, Black, the Poor, Disabled, LGBTQIA+ – prioritizing Trans & Gender nonconforming, Immigrants, Veterans and their families, our incarcerated, our unhoused, our Elders, our children.

These life affirming policies are all long overdue.  We deserve them all, same as we deserve to have our constitutional and civil rights protected.  These are the resilient and sustainable communities we are entitled to.   The debt is owed.

As your gubernatorial candidate for 2022, I proudly call for our government to finally commit to revitalizing all 58 counties throughout this State.  When #OurCalifornia’s most marginalized are protected and succeed, we all win.  I intend to End Poverty in California, and these are the policies and the vision I believe will achieve it:

  • Upholding healthcare as a human right, #MediCALForAllCalifornians will expand single-payer healthcare in its totality for all Californians and require an end to for-profit commodification of our health, lives & existence:
    • Expanding quality care and critical services to rural & underserved communities across the State;
    • Free at point-of-service medical, dental, hearing, vision, and home- and community-based long-term care, in-patient and out-patient services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, reproductive and maternity care, prescription drugs, and more;
    • Ending ambulance and air ambulance surprise bills;
    • Providing real and community-based solutions to the health hazards unique to the Central Valley, San Joaquin Valley,
  • TFC-Impacted Parties Council will distribute funding for critical repair and upgraded infrastructure unique to each county’s needs;
  • Holding large energy & resource extraction corporations accountable for the significant harm they’ve caused with redress and solely reinvesting in critical programs and initiatives unique to meeting the needs of  frontline communities they’ve devastated in each locality;
  • Building sustainable State public housing to immediately end homelessness and promptly address the State’s affordable housing crises in each locality with #UniversalHousingForAllCalifornians, and hold the corporations and predatory real estate speculators accountable for their crimes that have substantially increased costs and reduced availability for their profit;
  • Green New Deal will be a gamechanger for rural and urban localities alike:
    • Allow for sustainable energy sources that are customer-owned cooperatives;
    • Expanding quality employment opportunities, workforce redevelopment & economic prosperity for all;
    • Manufacturing quality and sustainable products;
    • #GreenFleet Public Transportation;
    • Transforming our waste to energy w/ multi-use and green facilities.  Think #Copenhill, but we’ll make it for #OurCalifornia;
  • #BroadbandForAllCalifornians;
  • Expanding small business support, compliance assistance, financing opportunities & providing further economic incentives for good actors with their workforce;
  • Strengthening conservation efforts with environmental stewardship to ensure we Honor our State and every Californian’s right to clean air, land & water;
  • Addressing counties with excessive pesticide drifts, over sprays, and toxic runoffs by ending Big Ag power, presence and abuses;
  • Ensuring & supporting localities are funding critically lacking land-use planning initiatives;
  • Create, support and invest in all other life affirming policies that are individually unique and County specific;
  • Eager to work with the California Lifting Children and Families out of Poverty Task Force to ensure all recommended strategies can be funded and achieved for #OurCalifornia through public policy, action & the robust social safety nets we deserve in our resilient and sustainable communities;
  • Expand my accessibility to #OurCalifornia. Regularly meet with Constituents, take on Constituent cases & answer Constituent letters;
  • Hold a town hall within each county annually in order to listen, to build coalitions, and turn what I hear from you into legislation that works for #OurCalifornia;
  • Ensure that my Office of the Attorney General fights on behalf of #OurCalifornia and not the protection of the powerful, wealthy donors, or Corporations;
  • In the true spirit of Upton Sinclair’s End Poverty in California campaign, I will call on fellow Citizens, Socialists, Governors, and fellow Socialist Gubernatorial campaigns across this country to adopt and implement the same.