Congress no longer represents the people. It rarely acts, and when it does it's for the benefit of the PACs, corporations and wealthy individuals who provide the vast majority (in the case of my opponent - 99%) of members' campaign funds.
It’s time for change. It’s time for a new generation of leaders. Citizen legislators who will respect the viewpoints of their constituents, not just their party's base and their big money donors. Leaders who will be open to principled compromise and work to unite us and solve the issues of our time so that we and our children can be prepared for the issues of the future.
We've polled the district and the top issues of concern are immigration, health care, the economy and civil rights. I personally want to significantly reduce the level of gun violence. We're divided and polarized on many of these issues because our representatives have failed to take action for decades or favor the interests of the wealthy and corporations.
I'm a middle class guy. One of five kids raised in a middle class household. I'm and engineer, not a politician. I don't take PAC or large corporate donations. The vast majority of my donations come from individuals who live in my district. My average donation is about $50.
And I want to keep it that way. I'm running because the people need to act now to restore their voice to Congress.
My message resonates well but I need your help to get the word out. This $10,000 will cover production costs for a video/ad that will help us do exactly that. Our polling shows we're closer to my opponent than anybody has been in a decade. I need your help to push to the finish.