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Setting the Record Straight

We are in the final throes of a hotly contested primary election for Assembly District 15, and passions are running high. I’ve worked as a progressive community organizer for 20 years and I’ve seen negative attacks, mistruths, and mischaracterizations overwhelm reasonable and important political discourse. I saw it first-hand working for President Obama for six years. I refuse to speak negatively of my opponents. That’s not the kind of campaign I want to run, and I believe our electorate deserves better.

Despite my lifelong commitment to public education, some of my detractors have been spreading misinformation about my positions and my background in general. Today, I want to set the record straight.

Following up on the Affordable Care Act under Trump

The latest attempt by Trump to sabotage the gains made under the Affordable Care Act: short-term, “junk” insurance options. As someone who worked with President Obama to pass the ACA, it is incredibly disheartening to see the Trump administration bring back and push these junk plans on to unsuspecting victims.

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Remembering the significance of August 6

Remembering the significance of August 6

Nine years ago today, the United States Senate voted to confirm Justice Sonia Sotomayor as the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. And on this day 53-years ago, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law – which expanded the promise of universal suffrage by dismantling some of the systems that kept minority voters from casting a ballot.

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Obama endorses Buffy!

Obama endorses Buffy!

In his farewell address President Barack Obama urged us to “grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.” And a little over a year ago I heeded his call, and started this run for California’s State Assembly in #AD15.

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Berkeley City Councilmember Lori Droste endorses Buffy!

Berkeley City Councilmember Lori Droste endorses Buffy!

Incredibly honored to announce the endorsement of Berkeley City Councilmember Lori Droste! Lori is a dedicated public servant who knows that listening and working alongside the community is the only way we’ll find solutions to the biggest issues we face in #AD15. We are so lucky to have her on #TeamBuffy!

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