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Voters in California’s 48th District within PDI’s 18P3 universe who are Democrats, Dem+, or MPL, along with NPP and American Independent voters who don’t have a Republican in their household, need to read and see that Dr. Hans Keirstead is the scientist focused on curing ovarian cancer and a husband who believes that women, rather than Congress, should make their own healthcare decisions.

Hans Keirstead is one hundred percent pro-choice and will never stop fighting Republican attempts to hurt women’s healthcare and defund planned parenthood.

Hans will protect women’s access to family planning and cancer screenings and will strengthen laws to protect women from sexual assault or harassment.

The same voters in California’s 48th District need to read and see that Rouda was sued by a cancer survivor who was fired by Rouda’s company due to her age and the increased medical costs associated with her cancer treatment.

Rouda’s company was then ordered to pay $1.85 million to the woman.

Before she was fired, the woman said Rouda personally made comments about how older workers hurt the company, calling the health costs of older workers a “downward death spiral to the company’s bottom line.”

The same voters in California’s 48th District need to read and see that Rouda claims to be a Democrat, but the truth is that for years he was a Republican donor who supported and voted for Republicans, including George W. Bush.

In 2016, he donated to Republican John Kasich, even though Kasich tried to defund Planned Parenthood and outlaw abortion.

Harley Rouda was sued after his company fired an older woman battling cancer — and he has a history of supporting and donating to anti-choice Republicans.  Democrat Hans Keirstead is 100% pro-choice and is a scientist focused on curing ovarian cancer.

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Rouda Age Discrimination Suits

Rouda Is Not A Democrat Out Of Principle

 

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Voters in California’s 48th District within PDI’s 18P3 universe who are Democrats, Dem+, or MPL, along with NPP and American Independent voters who don’t have a Republican in their household, need to read and see that Dr. Hans Keirstead is the scientist who will stand up to Trump.

Dr. Hans Keirstead is a neuroscientist who is one of the world’s leading stem cell and medical research pioneers.  He’s developed therapies for late-stage cancers and led a team that created the first-ever treatment to successfully restore some movement to people who had been paralyzed. Hans will use science and facts to get results.

Hans believes that Donald Trump’s agenda is dangerous and wrong – and that he and Republicans are rigging the system for those at the top.

He’s the only candidate officially endorsed by the California Democratic Party and he’s backed by nurses and unions that represent thousands of Orange County working families.

Hans has a plan to use facts to get results:

Fight any Republican effort to cut Social Security and Medicare and protect the promises that have been made to seniors.

Protect our precious environment for future generations by moving to clean energy and fighting Trump’s attempts to let oil companies drill off California’s coast.

Create an economy that values women by guaranteeing equal pay, protecting funding for Planned Parenthood, and ensuring women feel safe in the workplace.

Treat gun violence as a public health crisis and ban military-style assault weapons, expand background checks, and repeal the ban on gun violence research.

Pass a Medicare for All solution to reduce health care costs and guarantee universal coverage, and take on big pharma companies to prevent them from overcharging for prescription drugs.

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Hans has been endorsed by the California Democratic Party. Here is their endorsement logo.