We believe in the power of people and the power of ideas. Because when we come together and make our voices heard and demand needed change, then anything is possible. That’s what MAKES AMERICA GREAT!
So we are running a completely different type of campaign. Together, we are SPEAKING UP for all citizens whose voices and rights our leaders ignore, we’re exposing corruption and STANDING UP for what’s right, and we are TAKING OUR GOVERNMENT BACK. Read on to see what makes us unique, and why I truly am the PEOPLE’S CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS.
Integrity in politics? It’s almost as rare as a chupacabra, but it does exist. Integrity in politics is a choice. And making the right choice for America is what our democracy is all about.
It begins with truth. Pursuing truth and speaking truth. IT’S KNOWING RIGHT FROM WRONG, AND ACTING ON IT 100% OF THE TIME. Integrity is not about what you can get away with, it’s avoiding even the appearance of impropriety or of being compromised. Quite simply, it means HOLDING YOURSELF TO A HIGHER STANDARD.
Integrity is the foundation of this campaign. Period.
Most of our elected leaders answer only to the MONEYED ELITE, not THE PEOPLE. Why? Because the politicians have learned how to get away with it and get re-elected over and over – by withholding the truth from the people! It’s terrible, but the incumbents understand they get the benefit of the doubt from most voters, and they’ve calculated a strategy: What YOU don’t know won’t hurt THEM.
How did they vote on this issue or that one? And why? Well, they don’t want you to know, because then they’d have to answer more questions and maybe even actually vote for policies that benefit their constituents over Washington insiders and Big Business!
Just like integrity, being accountable, accessible and transparent is a choice our leaders CAN MAKE, for the good of the country.
The corrupt politicians currently in office set the bar embarrassingly low, but we are aiming MUCH, MUCH HIGHER by making these three promises to the people.
ALL VOTES EXPLAINED: I will post online my reasoning for every single vote I cast as your representative. It may seem like a no-brainer to be open and transparent this way – but remember, CORRUPT POLITICIANS DON’T WANT TO ANSWER TO THE PEOPLE. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan is the first and only member of Congress who has explained all of his or her votes, and I will be the second.
REGULAR TOWN HALLS: Face-to-face discussions are crucial to representing the interests of the people. All the worst politicians avoid town hall forums out of fear they will face tough questioning. What a joke! As the People’s Candidate for Congress, I am pledging to hold no fewer than 10 town halls each year, at locations all over the 42nd District. The people will have access to their representative – that’s how democracy is supposed to work!
CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL: I’m taking accessibility one step further by having a special group of 42 citizens who will have direct contact with me throughout the year. They will be regular working people, like you and me, who will act as extra eyes and ears in the district so I can remain absolutely in tune with the people! Those who serve on the Citizens Advisory Council will come from all backgrounds and all walks of life. The only requirements are that they must be residents of the 42nd District and must not be elected officials or so-called community leaders – no City Council members or Chamber of Commerce types allowed!
All politicians and candidates talk about serving the public. Well, talk is cheap – you shouldn’t believe them, and you shouldn’t believe me either! What you should do is judge me and others by OUR ACTIONS.
And that’s where our campaign is different. We believe that the way you lead is by serving.
So over the next year and a half, we will practice what we preach through community service to the 42nd District and beyond. I and my campaign team will be volunteering to help worthy causes, raising money for charity, and recruiting residents across the district to join our efforts so we can have an even bigger impact. We will have real accomplishments that MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND HELP PEOPLE! Join us and be a part of it!
Our political system is a total disaster, and the No. 1 reason is because the two major parties ONLY CARE ABOUT THEIR OWN INTERESTS, THEIR OWN POWER, not the people of the United States. It’s more important for the Republicans and Democrats to show they’ll fight tooth and nail against the other side, rather than DO WHAT’S RIGHT and try to solve the problems facing our country!
In fact, big-picture-wise, the two parties are far more similar than different – the parties both keep trying to rig the rigged system against each other, they both regularly threaten and intimidate their own members to vote the party line, and, most importantly, both have been TOTALLY CORRUPTED BY BIG MONEY. Even most die-hard Democrats or Republicans I’ve talked to agree!
Well, I refuse to be part of a corrupt system. And together, we will demand a better way and get rid of the rotten politicians!
That’s why I am running for Congress as an INDEPENDENT. I’ll be independent of the do-nothing parties, as well as their corporate masters. MY ONLY LOYALTIES WILL BE TO THE CONSTITUTION AND TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA’S 42ND DISTRICT.
Career politicians pay lip service to voters, but their actions say differently.
Most of them spend very little time in their districts, and even less time meeting their constituents. Many members of Congress don’t even hold public campaign events when they seek re-election – just PRIVATE, BIG-MONEY FUND-RAISERS WITH FAT-CAT DONORS! So when it comes time for them to vote in Washington, just whose interests are they looking out for?
No one will be surprised to learn IT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY. And the fact is our Congressman Ken Calvert is totally in bed with lobbyists and special interests! During his 2016 campaign, he raised ALMOST $1.5 MILLION, but only a mere $4,770 came from small donations from regular people. That shows where Calvert’s priorities are.
Once again, this campaign is about integrity and breaking the control that the corrupt Washington elite have over our country! So my campaign will be guided by our FOR THE PEOPLE PLEDGE:
I will not accept corporate contributions.
I will not accept contributions from lobbying firms or the lobbyists who work for them.
Going one step further, once I’m elected, lobbyists will not be welcome in my congressional office. I will not hold any official meetings or phone calls with lobbyists, nor will my staff. If the lobbyists try, they will be told to have their clients contact us themselves. Regular Americans don’t hire lobbyists to represent them, so this way everyone will be on a level playing field.
Doing the right thing FOR THE PEOPLE is a choice. I’ve made it, and it was the easiest thing I’ve had to do. I challenge Rep. Calvert to follow our lead and take the For The People Pledge.
I don’t think I’ll be holding my breath …