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I have spent my entire life working in the science, medicine, and healthcare sectors. All my policy positions on healthcare stem from the philosophy that healthcare is a basic human right and one that was included when our nation’s forefathers…

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For too long the deck has been stacked against the working poor, the middle class, and small businesses. We need an economy that works for everyone. My experience creating and growing several businesses gives me a unique perspective. I understand…

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As an immigrant myself who struggled to come to this country, comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship will be my priority if elected to Congress. I have made a career and life doing what I love, helping others,…

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I am extremely proud to call the U.S. my home. In Congress, I will: Protect our trading interests. Fight for fair detention standards. Advocate for a two-state solution in the Middle East, with Israel and Palestine. As a scientist, I…

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This is a healthcare and economic issue. Working mothers are the primary breadwinners in over 40 percent of America’s families. I was raised by a single mother, and know we can do more to address the struggles that still exist…

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I believe education is the great equalizer. Education is the gateway out of poverty and is necessary for the middle class to thrive. I support the following initiatives in order to equip our youth and lifelong-learners with the skills they…

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Our beautiful coastline is a key reason why so many people choose to call this area home. Niki and I love raising Connor in Laguna Beach. It’s also no secret that Southern CA is experiencing extreme drought conditions. We must…

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Clean Money Pledge There is a growing disconnect between elected officials and the communities they represent. A large part of the blame lies with a campaign finance system that unfairly stacks the deck in favor of the few Americans able…

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I am a strong supporter of marriage equality. Fairness and equal treatment are fundamental rights and I have always believed you should be able to choose your own life partner. The day in 2015 that the Supreme Court’s decision in…

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Gun violence has always been an issue in America, but we need to treat it like the public health crisis that it is.  Like the majority of Americans, I am deeply alarmed by the rise of gun violence we’ve seen…

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Medicare and Social Security are essential to allowing our seniors to retire with dignity and security. I support strengthening these programs and staunchly oppose any cuts to Medicare or Social Security. This includes opposing any attempts to turn Medicare into…

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Justice for all means just that — justice for all, regardless of your skin color, gender, age or economic circumstance. While we all need to work hard to succeed, it’s often assumed that no one gets the short end of the…

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