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On The Issues

Protecting Social Security

John believes that every American deserves to retire with dignity and will fight to protect Social Security. Working people across the Central Valley and nation have paid into this program and deserve their fair share of benefits. John will stand up to those who seek to reduce benefits and ensure that no one has to worry about their retirement security.

 

Defending Women's Rights

John is a fierce advocate for women's rights and will fight to ensure that every woman has the freedom to make choices about her own body. He will stand up to politicians who seek to control women's healthcare decisions and protect funding for organizations like Planned Parenthood that provide essential healthcare services to women.

 

Fighting for Single Payer Healthcare

John is committed to the fight for fair and equitable healthcare access for all. He believes that healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and will work towards a healthcare system that includes coverage for everyone through Medicare For All. John will also address the rising cost of prescription drugs and ensure that working families are not forced to choose between healthcare and basic necessities like food and housing.

 

Protecting Voting Rights

John believes that every American has the right to have their voice heard at the ballot box. He will fight to protect voting rights and ensure that all eligible citizens have access to the polls. This includes opposing voter suppression efforts, improving voter education and access to registration, and supporting measures like automatic and same day voter registration.

 

Preserving Our Natural Resources

As a lifelong Central Valley resident, John understands the importance of preserving our natural resources for future generations. He will work to combat climate change and protect our air, water, and land. This includes supporting clean energy initiatives, preserving public lands and wildlife habitat, and addressing the impacts of pollution on our communities. John will also promote sustainable agriculture and support local efforts to protect and restore our natural resources.

 

Empowering Farm Workers and Agricultural Laborers

John believes in the strength of diversity and will work to support immigrant communities in the Central Valley. He will fight for fair and just immigration policies that respect the rights and dignity of all individuals. This includes advocating for a pathway to citizenship, protecting DREAMers, and opposing hateful and discriminatory policies like the Muslim ban and the border wall. John will also address the root causes of migration and support programs that promote integration and opportunity for immigrants.

Supporting Our Immigrant Communities

John is committed to empowering farm workers by advocating for fair wages, labor rights, and workplace safety. He supports immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for undocumented agricultural workers and will provide access to education and training for them. He'll work to improve housing, healthcare, and environmental sustainability in the agricultural sector, promoting a robust industry while safeguarding the well-being of those who sustain it. John's vision centers on equitable and sustainable growth for both farmers and the labor force that drives our agricultural communities.

 

Boosting Economic Opportunity

John is committed to promoting economic opportunity and growth in the Central Valley. He will work to bring new businesses and investment to the region and support the growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs. This includes advocating for policies that promote job training and education, supporting infrastructure projects that create jobs and improve connectivity, and fighting for fair and equitable economic opportunities for all residents.

 

Investing in Education

John believes that education is the key to a bright future and will work to ensure that all students in the Central Valley have access to a quality education. He will fight to increase funding for public schools and support programs that help students succeed, such as early childhood education, career and technical training, and college affordability.

 

Supporting Our Farmers

Being from the Central Valley, John understands the importance of agriculture to our economy and way of life. He will work to support our farmers and ranchers by fighting for policies that help them thrive. This includes promoting sustainable and profitable farming practices, protecting water rights and access to water, and ensuring that our agricultural communities have the resources they need to succeed. John will also work to address the challenges facing the agriculture industry, including the impacts of climate change and trade policies.

 

Ending Gun Violence

John is committed to ending gun violence in our communities. He believes that no one should have to live in fear of being harmed by a gun, whether it be from a mass shooting or everyday gun violence. To address this issue, John will support common-sense gun safety measures like universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines, and a ban on assault weapons. These steps will make our communities safer and prevent future tragedies.

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