Over the past 40 years, the leadership of both parties have thrown the working-class and small business owners overboard. They have handed our country over to Wall Street, the Military-Industrial Complex, the Fossil Fuel Industry and Silicon Valley. 

The results have been catastrophic. 

Their policies have produced a shrinking middle-class, massive levels of inequality, endless war, and the abandonment of organized labor. . 

Our political leaders have shown, by their actions, that they are incapable of uniting our country and confronting the issues at hand.

Because of this crisis in leadership, I'm running for California's 27th Congressional seat, as a Democrat, in 2018.

If elected, I will use every power at my disposal to introduce and pass legislation for:

  • Universal Healthcare
  • Free tuition at public colleges and universities
  • Strict regulation over the banking and financial sector.
  • Creating a permanent source funding for Amtrak and other public transportation projects. 
  • Strengthening labor unions by repealing the Taft-Hartley Act.
  • A massive, New Deal, type of jobs program, that will rebuild our nation's crumbling infrastructure.
  • A "Manhattan Project" for energy that will end our dependence on fossil fuels and decommission all or most of our nuclear power plants - replacing them with clean, sustainable alternatives.
  • A $15 an hour dollar minimum wage
  • Addressing the root causes of homelessness and permanently funding facilities that treat those who struggle with addiction, mental illness, and who are victims of domestic violence.
  • Ending for-profit prisons
  • Ending the unsuccessful war on drugs and completely legalising Marijuana at the federal level.
  • And finally, getting money out of our political process, once and for all.

Progressive values came to life under Franklin D. Roosevelt, who reassured us during our darkest days, by advancing the idea of four fundamental freedoms that people "everywhere in the world" should enjoy:

1.            Freedom of speech

2.            Freedom of worship

3.            Freedom from want

4.            Freedom from fear

Our finest hours have been when our nation has come together as one people during times of great crisis. We've done it before and we can do it again and I believe our best days are just ahead.

I hope you will join us in giving every citizen a fair shot at the American Dream. 

The Political Revolution is alive and well and living in the U.S.A. and I hope you will join us on this amazing journey!

About me:

I have lived and worked in the 27th Congressional District for over 45 years and although I was born here, like many of you, I am from a family of immigrants.  

My grandparents came here from Holland in the early 20th century and just like many of our friends and neighbors, they were simply seeking a better life.

My parents were amazing people who taught us the value of hard work, honesty and a good sense of humor. 

Early in my career, I volunteered as a reserve police officer with the City of South Pasadena and later decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.

My 4 years of service in the Marines, at the height of the cold war, taught me a great deal about keeping a cool head when tensions are high. 

One of my commanding officers once told me: 

“We have this amazing technology, but we still have to be able to think and make quick decisions when that technology breaks down or fails.”

Having served in a high-security Navy facility in Southern England, I saw first-hand the delicate balance of action and reaction that was necessary with a potential foe like the Soviet Union.

When my service was finished, I worked for several years with my father at the New York Life Insurance Company and was able to see how families were made better off because dad stopped by one evening to talk about life insurance. 

This experience clearly demonstrated how many of us are one death or unexpected illness away from financial ruin.

For nearly ten years, I have worked as a union employee with Amtrak in downtown Los Angeles. 

I am currently an Operations Supervisor, handling inspections and other mission-critical work for our long-distance trains and crew base activities. 

As a railroad worker, I am a strong proponent of public transportation and will fight for a permanent source of funding for our passenger rail system

I will also insist on better working conditions for the thousands of union employees that work so hard to get our passengers to their destinations safely and comfortably.

After becoming inspired by Senator Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential primary, I decided to run for City Council in the City of Pasadena.

What was happening in our city was just another version of what happens at the county, state and federal level - where party insiders, wealthy donors and elected officials triangulate their interests so everyone wins – that is - everyone except the people. 

I learned as both Marine and police officer that there is always a wolf at the door – but now it seems the wolf is inside our national house.

Because of this, we desperately need people with integrity, courage, experience and common sense to correct this situation.

My belief is that most of us want the same things and I will always place our country and my constituents ahead of party loyalty.

If you think the proposals I have outlined here are consistent with your beliefs, then I'd like to ask for a pledge of financial support.

Having an idea of how much we can potentially raise will be hugely important in gauging support for a campaign in 2018. 

The best part is that your card will not be charged unless we decide to go forward.

I hope you can imagine and believe in a world where everyone has a chance for a solid middle class life and that you will trust me with this important work.

Thank you.

Bryan Witt

626-491-8282 

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  • Brian Dix endorsed

    “My good friend Byan Witt, a true hopeful progressive, is seriously considering running to represent California's 27th U.S. congressional district in Washington because it's time to completely overhaul the Democratic Party. Bryan is positioning himself as a outsider candidate who is running against the corporate wing of the party. Incumbent Chu represents the status quo and Bryan is looking return the party to its traditional role as the party of the people. Bryan's values and new ideas are the breath of fresh air that is much needed for the Democratic Party. Please consider contributing a dollar or two or more for Bryan's campaign as he refuses to take money from corporations and the organizations he is fighting against.”

  • Todd Jones endorsed

    “We have to get money out of politics. It starts with brave people like Bryan who are willing to go against the entrenched political machine that serves nobody but the donor class.”

  • Joseph Pijanowski endorsed

    “I support Brian Witt because he is willing to bring our debilitating and unsustainable Monetary system into the light of day! He supports the just Monetary Reforms proposed in HR 2990 Go to the AMI website for more info go to www.monetary.org”

  • Anne Nowlin endorsed

    “We need representatives like Bryan Witt who support Universal healthcare, as Medicare for all, or single-payer healthcare.”

  • toryn stipati endorsed

    “As a fellow proponent of progressive values and an Amtrak employee, I believe in your message, your values and your ideas.”

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  • Brian Dix endorsed

    “My good friend Byan Witt, a true hopeful progressive, is seriously considering running to represent California's 27th U.S. congressional district in Washington because it's time to completely overhaul the Democratic Party. Bryan is positioning himself as a outsider candidate who is running against the corporate wing of the party. Incumbent Chu represents the status quo and Bryan is looking return the party to its traditional role as the party of the people. Bryan's values and new ideas are the breath of fresh air that is much needed for the Democratic Party. Please consider contributing a dollar or two or more for Bryan's campaign as he refuses to take money from corporations and the organizations he is fighting against.”

  • Todd Jones endorsed

    “We have to get money out of politics. It starts with brave people like Bryan who are willing to go against the entrenched political machine that serves nobody but the donor class.”

  • Joseph Pijanowski endorsed

    “I support Brian Witt because he is willing to bring our debilitating and unsustainable Monetary system into the light of day! He supports the just Monetary Reforms proposed in HR 2990 Go to the AMI website for more info go to www.monetary.org”

  • Anne Nowlin endorsed

    “We need representatives like Bryan Witt who support Universal healthcare, as Medicare for all, or single-payer healthcare.”

  • toryn stipati endorsed

    “As a fellow proponent of progressive values and an Amtrak employee, I believe in your message, your values and your ideas.”

  • angela lancaster endorsed