|Just two weeks ago, I went to the County Registrar of Voters and picked up the filing documents to be on the ballot this June 5th. It was an experience I’ll never forget for two reasons. One: I am deeply humbled to have an opportunity to see my name, as well as countless other progressives leaders I respect, on the ballot. And two, I saw the startling cost to have my statement of qualifications printed for voters: $1,352. My face: 😱
I called on my family, friends, supporters, and community to help, and today, I am proud to announce that because of your help, we raised what we needed and I will be on the ballot in the June primaries.
Your donations allow me to focus on supporting struggling students and build a coalition of people strong enough to overcome the odds. As always, I am profoundly grateful for your support and comforted by the knowledge I can count on you to help in moments like these.
Exciting news: I was featured on the Voice of San Diego for my op-ed on the County’s housing crisis and how it affects students. Today, one-third of community college students face uncertain housing or homelessness. As a candidate, their stories weigh on my mind. I believe it is up to all of us to solve this problem.
From the San Diego Board of Supervisors to local school boards, every body of government must do what it can to create solutions. After all, America’s finest moments have always centered around folks banding together in the toughest of times. This is America’s Finest City’s opportunity to do the same.