This special election for California’s 34th Congressional District will be a sprint — taking place on April 4 — but the impact it will have on our communities will be long felt.

Throughout my nearly two-decade professional career, I have worked to advance progressive and principled public policies that benefit diverse communities in Los Angeles. Whether it was working in the state legislature, with a community organization, or in a national advocacy group, my focus has consistently been to advance a progressive issue agenda and more representative form of government. Cognizant of the intersectionality of the issues we seek to address, in the following sections I discuss in depth my stance on a variety of issues facing our nation and the 34th Congressional District.

We can change our nation and keep The American Dream alive by rejecting establishment politics and implementing progressive public policy that will benefit all Americans and not just the corporations, the special interests and the billionaires.” – Arturo