Primary Date: 6/5/2018
Primary Type: Open
Early Voting: in-person absentee; mail-in by 5/29/2018
Voter Registration Deadline: 5/19/2018
Alison Hartson is running a grassroots campaign for the U.S. California Senate seat to end government corruption and the influence of dark money on our political system. California has changed, but the current incumbent, Dianne Feinstein, remains an out-of-touch corporate Democrat who would rather sympathize with Donald Trump than fight back.
We need someone who is willing to sacrifice for the people of California and she has proved that. She worked earnestly to become the first in her family to earn a college degree. This allowed her to pursue her dream of becoming a lifelong teacher and mission to enrich young leaders. She was inspired to start fighting the influence of money in politics after seeing firsthand how political corruption permeated into the policies that destroyed our education system, her students' future, and working-class families. She began volunteering with Wolf-PAC, all the while remaining a full-time high school teacher. When she was offered a position at Wolf-PAC, she chose to accept a lower salary over a ten-year salary in order to continue these efforts to fight money in politics and assure a better future for her students, their families, California, and the United States as a whole.
Eventually she worked her way up into becoming the national director of Wolf-PAC, organizing over thousands of volunteers to get AJR-1 passed in California and securing a unanimous vote that was bipartisan. Afterwards, she focused on building Wolf-PAC's infrastructure with state teams to continue the mission to end government corruption in almost all 50 states. As establishment strategies continue to fail the entire country, she will fight for a platform that uplifts the lives of working-class people and California's progressive values:
- Overturn Citizens United and take money out of politics
- Medicare-for-all and truly affordable medication
- Raising the federal minimum wage to $15
- Create free public colleges and trade schools Pre K-16
- Preserve California's "Sanctuary State" status and create a path to citizenship for our immigrant community
- Investments in a 100% Renewable Energy Economy
- Fighting for workers rights, strong unions, and job training
- End for-profit criminal justice system by ending private prisons, detension centers, cash bail systems, prison labor, and all the other ways this system profits off the vulnerable
When she says California needs new leadership, everyone listening knows she's right - to us, her supporters, it's obvious this leadership should be her. Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress are proud of supporting candidates like her with a positive vision for our future.
Help us spread the message about Alison Hartson's mission to bring real change to California and to America and make some calls to identify our allies! Every call allows us to effectively mobilize on the ground and replace Dianne Feinstein for good.
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