California needs a political revolution. Sacramento is being corrupted by big-money special interests at a time when we need to come together more than ever to resist the Trump administration. But resistance is not enough. We launched this grassroots, people-powered campaign for State Assembly in order to make real and substantive change.
Nearly 3 million Californians don’t have any health insurance, while another 12 million are underinsured. That is morally wrong and has got to change. We need to immediately pass SB 562, the Healthy California Act, which will provide guaranteed single-payer health care for all people in our state.
The average college graduate finishes school with over $20,000 in student debt, an outrageous burden they should never have to bear. We need tuition-free public college so that our young people are prepared to enter the modern economy and we need full funding of our public schools so that all children have the same chance to go to college.
Despite being a world leader on climate change solutions, California is still the nation’s third-largest oil producer, pumping massive amounts of climate-disrupting carbon into our atmosphere. Our 1,100-mile coastline is under threat from sea-level rise and offshore drilling, while our forests and rural communities are imperiled by wildfires. We need to rapidly move towards 100% renewable energy, ban fracking, and actually begin to store carbon back in the soil.
We can do so much better than the status quo. We can have a fair economy, where working people can take care of themselves and their families while also participating in their communities. We can have a vibrant democracy, where everyone has an equal voice. We can have a society where all people are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve as human beings.
All of this is possible if we come together to make our voices heard. The people of Marin and Sonoma deserve a state representative who works for We the People. We deserve representation that reflects our progressive values. We invite you to join us and support Dan Monte for California Assembly.