I’m Christian Ramirez, running for San Diego city council. Our city’s spent nearly $3 million on Trump’s border wall prototype. I want to use those funds to solve SD’s environmental health crisis. AMA!
Mexico isn’t paying for the border wall; we are. San Diego’s District 8 has some of the highest rates of pediatric asthma/cancer in CA due to smog and neglectful zoning. I myself developed lymphoma at just eight years old and have developed adult onset asthma during my time living in District 8. Rather than address the pollution in these areas, the city and county have allocated money to patrol Trump’s border wall, taking police and financing out of the communities that need them most.
So excited to take your questions today! A reminder that San Diego primary elections are on June 5th.
Proof - https://imgur.com/a/Phy2mLE
Check out this short video if interested in our campaign: https://www.facebook.com/Christian8SD/videos/485296561890022/
Campaign site: https://www.christianramirez.org/
Edit: This was scheduled to end at 9:30pst but, because I'm so enjoying getting to engage with all of you, I'm extending this to 10:30. Looking forward to more great civil discourse!
Edit 2: Thank you all for such great questions! It's 11 now, so I do have to run, but I'll be sure to check back in over the next few hours/days to answer as many new questions as possible.