April 26, 2021
preliminary ballot qualification of the recall of the Governor
"As Los Angeles County works to get our county of 10 million back on track, tonight in his State of the City, Mayor Garcetti laid out a bold, focused agenda to move LA City forward. From major investments in rental assistance, tackling our homeless crisis and pushing a national right to housing” plan, urgently advancing our climate goals, to a pilot program for universal basic income, Mayor Garcetti reminds us that even in the midst of a pandemic, our work for the people of LA continues. I applaud the Mayor for laying out his vision to ensure that the state of Los Angeles City remains strong. Los Angeles Democrats will continue to stand with our elected leaders in the fight for our families and communities."
"On the heels of the American Rescue Plan, today, President Biden laid out his $2.2 Trillion American Jobs Plan, kicking off an important fight ahead for American workers. Investing in critical infrastructure needs - fixing our roads and bridges, expanding broadband, ensuring that communities have clean drinking water, and shifting to clean energy sources not only will have an massive impact on the largest local economy in the nation here in Los Angeles County, but for all Americans. As the president said, it’s going to take everyone involved unions, corporations, Democrats and Republicans to address our socio-economic challenges, overhaul our economy, and reshape American capitalism. I encourage all of our Los Angeles and California Democrats to work to get this legislation passed and on the president’s desk so we can stay on track to building America back better.”
"Ten Months of a pandemic has taken lives and livelihoods, shuttered small businesses, and pushed our first responders and healthcare system to the brink. For decades, Democrats have unequivocally stated that “Healthcare is a Right” and have led on the issue of how to ensure that millions of Americans and their families have access to healthcare. When the Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010, we knew this was the bridge necessary to get us to Healthcare for All. Los Angeles Democrats have been the leader at the forefront of progressive issues in our state, and tonight our Los Angeles Central Committee has voted to call on Governor Newsom to apply, within the first 100 Days of the Biden Administration, for the 1332 State Innovation waiver and any other applicable waivers needed which will allow California to create a single-payer system as permitted by the Affordable Care Act. With almost 40 million residents in California, a raging pandemic, and crushed healthcare system it’s time for California to lead on this issue and move our state towards a system that works and provides for all."
Today, I join my colleagues in calling for the invocation of the 25th Amendment, resignation, or impeachment of Donald Trump, but also call for the resignation, expulsion, or a recall from voters of Kevin McCarthy and Mike Garcia from Congress. Their dereliction of duty makes them unfit to serve and represent the voters of CA-23 and CA-25 or the people of California.”