I do find the topic of easing the digital divide a worthy topic to discuss even though my opponent and incumbent brought the issue first. How do we make technology affordable for low income and lower middle-class families is a good issue to ponder? Do we solve it as a government solution alone or do we solve it with private industry and private charity together with government.
Many individuals can buy the latest technology, but that also does generate e-waste when we discard previous generations of desktops and laptops. However, we should do collaboration efforts with high schools and community colleges to help train students with career skills in helping to assemble and repair computers to help deploy them.
Technology from 2012 and onward can run Windows 10 at a decent level enough for students to have a computer to type reports, browse web pages, do the family budget on a spreadsheet. Those choosing to buy an 8th or 9th generation Intel box for example could donate their 2nd or 3rd generation Intel parts so we can make refurbished computers for families not able to afford a desktop computer to help enter the modern world.
Microsoft does have low cost license programs to help a potential plan for schools and non-profits to work together to license these devices because we are helping low income families and helping to advance education as well.
If we can delay the discarding of e-waste for another 4-6 years that is a win for families and the environment.
There are programs in places such as Riverside, California. However we need to open the door for these opportunities in San Bernardino County and the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County.
The campaign was there during the San Bernardino Yes on 6 rally on October 27th. I gave some signs to supporters in the eastern end of the 20th State Senate District which appreciated my presence.
You will likely see a video of myself shot for the Rialto Now blog about my race at that event.
Is there any undecided voters who are saying that I do not have my formal positions on the issues announced that you know of? I have my flyer available for download that you can share to your undecided friends and family so you can get a basic understanding about my campaign.
I am still answering emails from voters who want some clarification. Monday before Election Day I do expect I will get some emails and I will try my best to answer them before you head to the polls on Tuesday.
I am running for this seat to make sure the people of the 20th State Senate District have a choice instead of having our incumbent win by default. She may have delivered the pork for the district, but many of her votes were dreadful which led me to put my hat in the ring for the second time.
I do thank the voters during my first run for voting for me, and I hope more individuals jump on board in 2018.
There are many issues that I wish our incumbent voted for the opposite position such as the water rationing law of AB 1668. The problem is we are releasing so much water to the ocean where our farmers and residents could use the water instead. I don’t think elites such as my incumbent could run her household on 55 gallons of water per day per person either. The key should be WATER STORAGE, so we can have enough water to meet our growing population and agriculture industry.
SB 620 was another stinker that my opponent supported, this law basically does not force judges to give enhancements if you use a gun in a violent crime. Kill someone in cold blood with a gun, with our weakened judicial system you will likely get a sentence half as long.
AB 398 was a disappointing indirect tax on the people of our state. Commuters will likely face another 60 cents rise in their gasoline costs in 2021. With many people commuting to make ends meet, this will hurt our working families big time. Not all destinations have convenient public transportation routes as an alternative from the now costly gasoline. Also, after working an 8-9-hour shit, many people are not that enthusiastic to take twice as long to get home after work. I know my opponent loves sustainability, but it is not fiscally sustainable for many working people of our district.
There are plenty more bills where they came from, but I do not want to bore people either.
My aspiration is to help generate a climate where more equipped candidates will run in future years in our community. We function better where a diversity of ideas is showcased.
It is now October, many of you have received your vote by mail ballots particularly in Pomona. This is my update for the month and I am here to discuss a few things.
I will be at the Chino Tea Party meeting on October 13th. We meet at Archibalds in Chino Hills which is near the Chino/Chino Hills border at 9am. You can meet other candidates that cover our surrounding communities and perhaps pick up some signs from us as well.
Speaking on Issues
I was featured in an article on KVCR FM’s website a few weeks ago about the warehouse issue in Bloomington.
I discussed the mental health issue with an advocacy group dealing with mental health at Behavioral Health Action. The main takeaway from most of my points is we should use the revenue from that tax increase to fund mental health causes that has been collecting dust for mental health needs.
As Seen In Several Voter Guides
I was mentioned in several activist group voter guides in our district from the Chino Tea Party to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots as a candidate to vote for. I thank them.