I am honored to be the California Democratic Party's endorsed candidate for the U.S. Senate. The President is hell-bent on dividing our people and demeaning our California ideals. The Washington status quo is either unwilling or incapable of fighting back. Californians deserve a Senator who will fight for their futures with passion and independence. Like many of us chasing the American dream, I understand nothing is handed to you. Only in America could an immigrant housekeeper's son, like me, grow up to lead the California Senate. I've shared your life experiences—struggling to pay for housing, worrying about college tuition and covering healthcare costs. It's a struggle too few Washington DC leaders understand. With millionaires occupying two-thirds of the Senate, it's easy to understand how they have gotten so out of touch with everyday Americans. Despite their rhetoric, DC Democrats are dragging their feet on Medicare-for-all and climate change, fearing oil and drug company lobbyists. As California Senate President, I never settled for small thinking. I took on big insurance companies, fighting to provide healthcare for everyone. I fought Trump's tax hikes to protect the middle class; advanced tuition-free college, pay equity, immigrant rights and civil rights; and made California a world leader in the fight against climate change. We need bold leadership in the Senate to get this country on the right track, with an economy that works for all of us, not just the rich. I will bring proven California leadership to the U.S. Senate.
As California's Senator, I work hard every day to be a strong and effective voice for our state's progressive values, and I was proud to win the California Primary election with 70% of the Democratic vote. I'm a consistent advocate for universal health care, women's rights, LGBTQ rights and the rights of immigrants. I've taken on the NRA to get assault weapons off our streets, fought for equal pay for women, and sponsored legislation to protect Dreamers and end the outrageous policy of separating children from their parents at the border. I've championed economic opportunity that lifts all Californians, especially working families who struggle in today’s economy. I strongly oppose Donald Trump and his agenda that divides our nation and diminishes our alliances around the world. I helped defeat Republican efforts to repeal and sabotage the Affordable Care Act. As ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have strenuously opposed Trump's nomination of extremist judges. I am fighting to protect women in the workplace and passed a law this year that protects young women gymnasts and other amateur athletes from sexual predators. And I will continue to confront and stop Trump's reckless anti-environment agenda, including his rejection of climate change, his attacks on California's protected lands and his threats to grant new oil drilling permits off California's coast. Endorsed by President Barack Obama and Senator Kamala Harris, I ask for your vote so that I can continue to stand up for California in these challenging times.
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