ON THE ISSUES
As time passes, our income remains the same but our costs continue to rise. Wealth and Income Inequality in this nation has continued to grow over the past 40 years while a majority of the wealth generated by the middle class gets transferred to the top 1% of this country. The middle class is disappearing every year and in District 34 of Los Angeles, Wealth and Income Inequality hits harder when compared to the nation. In District 34 of Los Angeles, 1 out of every 5 families are living below the poverty line and don't have health insurance. Families are working 50, 60 hours trying to survive so that they can decide whether they can put food on the table, a roof over their children's head, or if their child can go to school. Students cannot afford to go to college or they leave college without jobs and end up in tens of thousands of dollars in student debt. Families are worried if their undocumented family members will be deported or whether they will be able to come out of the shadows. In addition, our planet is slowly dying as we allow the fossil fuel industry to extract natural resources from the ground only to be polluting our air, increasing climate change, and putting the entire human race under extinction.
As the wealthiest nation on Earth, it is time to put People, Planet, and Peace over Profits!