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CJ Berina for Congress
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is CJ?
CJ is a 29-year old progressive Democrat who was born and raised in Northridge, CA, attended Cal State University Northridge, and is tired of seeing a government that does not represent the people. He’s a successful award winning entrepreneur of a local store and community space on Reseda Blvd. He’s a community leader and organizer of the Reseda Blvd Summer Series. He has served on the Northridge South Neighborhood Council and is currently an Assembly Delegate for the California Democratic Party. And most importantly, he’s not taking any money from Corporate PACs, meaning he will represent the people, and not greedy corporations and special interests.
What is your platform about?
1.Taking Immediate Action on the Climate Change Emergency
The greatest risk that we as a human race face today is climate change. It’s a dire emergency that needs immediate action. Congress must act today to pass a Green New Deal legislation to transform our country into a green economy and infrastructure. Congress has taken too long on this issue and isn’t treating it like the urgent issue that it is. We need new leadership that will make this their top priority.
2.Medicare for All
-No Premiums, No deductibles, No co-pays, No surprise bills, No losing coverage.
We must stand behind Medicare for All and guarantee that health care is a human right and not a privilege.
3.Getting Money out of Politics
The Supreme Court decision of Citizens United gave the wealthiest people and corporations to buy our government, which is resulting in our representatives representing the wishes of the rich and corporations instead of the people. It is ruining our country and our social democracy.
CJ is committing to not taking money from any Corporate PACs. This means that CJ will act on behalf of the people instead of corporations and special interests.
In the last election cycle, CJ’s opponent, Brad Sherman had $76,250 contributed from the Securities & Investment industry PACs, $51,500 from Real Estate PACs, $55,200 from Insurance industry, $11,000 from Health PACs, $16,000 from Commercial Banks, $23,500 from Finance/Credit Companies, $23,000 from the Defense Aerospace industry, and the list goes on. When you see this list you’ll realize why Brad Sherman might not sign on to Medicare for All so easily or why he will increase a military budget. He acts on behalf of his corporate sponsors and not on behalf of the people. We need a representative that will say no to corporate PACs and vote on behalf of our community’s needs instead of corporations.
4.Ending useless wars and spending that money to reinvest in our communities and green infrastructure
Over 50% of your tax dollars and the U.S. Federal budget is spent on Military spending. The United States spends over $500 billion dollars and more than the next 10 countries combined on military spending. We as nation must stop useless wars, then use that money to invest into our communities at home and into our country’s green infrastructure to combat climate change.
How can I help?
1.Donate to our campaign
Unfortunately, since it takes money to win a campaign the number one thing you can do to help is to make a donation. Anything helps. It really does. Our corporate Democrat opponent, Brad Sherman, has over $2 million dollars on hand to discredit us, and they’re very afraid of progressive candidates like myself after seeing how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated Joe Crowley. And yes, he should be afraid of our campaign.
Another thing you can do to help the progressive movement and take back our government is to only vote for candidates that are not taking money from Corporate PACs.
2.Follow us on all social media platforms and support us there.
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3.Tell as many people about our campaign as you possibly can.
This is more than just a campaign for a seat to represent the valley. This is about a progressive movement to take back our government from greedy corporations and special interests. This is about restoring faith in our government to make the right decisions on behalf of the people and not their corporate sponsors. The more people that know about our campaign, the more people can help make our dream a reality. Tell them about our campaign and tell them to give us a follow or donation too.
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