Español

Arturo on the Issues

Join our Movement
Economy

“We need an economy that works for everyone.”
– Arturo Carmona

Wages for middle- and working-class families have been in gradual decline for the past four decades. In fact, the United States has the largest gap between the rich and poor of any developed nation even many developing countries. With the rapidly increasing cost of living, large portions of our Los Angeles communities are in dire need of living-wage jobs and opportunities to build wealth.

As the concentration of wealth continues to grow in the top 1% in both California and the U.S. overall, we need bold leadership to push for a progressive economic agenda that works for everyone.

Here are some of the policies Arturo will advocate for in the U.S. Congress:

  • Raise the federal minimum wage

    No one who works 40 hours a week should be making an hourly wage that makes them live in poverty. We need to move beyond minimum-wage jobs and promote sustainable development that creates living wage employment opportunities for all workers. But we must not stop there increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour by 2020 is desperately needed in our country.

  • Demand that large corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes

    Stop corporations from shifting their profits and jobs overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

  • Stimulate sustainable job creation, as a central priority of our government

    This is particularly urgent for millions of disadvantaged youth who are desperately in need of job opportunities. Youth unemployment levels are simply unacceptable in our communities.

  • Ensure we never have to bail out Wall Street again

    We must continue to push to break up huge financial institutions to ensure that they are no longer too big to fail.

  • Reverse failed trade policies

    Our current trade policies have been used to drive down wages and have caused the loss of millions of jobs. Arturo will be a leader in the opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • Vigorously protect the rights of workers

    Arturo will vigorously protect the rights of workers to organize by fighting for the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. For the past 40-plus years, the mega-wealthy and corporations have openly attacked unions and their members. This must be stopped to ensure the rights of workers to collectively bargain for better wages and benefits.

Our movement is powered by people like you.

Get involved. Contribute or volunteer below.

Contribute to Arturo

If you’ve saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your payment will process immediately.

$3$15$27$35$100$500$1,000Other

Volunteer

There are many ways you can help our people-powered campaign. After all, you’re the people. You can make phone calls, walk a precinct, post our campaign updates on Facebook, etc. Just sign up below to join our progressive movement.

Sign up to volunteer