I am Kevin de León, California State Senator and CA Democratic Party endorsed candidate for US Senate. I am challenging Dianne Feinstein for her seat. AMA!
My name is Kevin de León, and I am the Democratic Party endorsed candidate running for US Senate in California. As the former president of the California Senate, I fought for:
- 100% clean energy standards in the state, to protect against the existential threat of climate change.
- Keeping immigrant families together from undue harassment from state law enforcement agencies
- Tuition free college
- Medicare for ALL
- A $15 minimum wage
- Cannabis legalization*
I am running against long term Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein (in California the top two vote getters move on to the general election
from the primary, there are no Republicans in this race). I am challenging Dianne Feinstein because now, more than ever, we need better leadership in Washington D.C. that can take on Donald Trump. We need to realize that we are not living in normal times. To truly save our country from Donald Trump and his radical agenda, we need someone who will fight tooth and nail in the halls of the Senate and out on the streets with the people. We're not going to stop him if we keep playing by Congress' country club rules, while he's setting the whole house on fire.
Here is a video about how I came here, and how much different my life could have been under a Trump presidency: https://twitter.com/kdeleon/status/1041826522376491008
Thanks for your time! I'll be answering questions from 12-3 PM PT.
edit: verification r/https://twitter.com/kdeleon/status/1047919471766032384
*edit 2: To be clear, I did not work on cannabis legalization policy as leader of the CA State Senate. However, after seeing how California has successfully implemented the will of the voters in regards to legalization, as starting to address vast inequities in our criminal justice system - I am committed to fighting in the U.S. Senate to deschedule and decriminalize cannabis at the federal level.
Edit 3: Thanks everybody, sorry we weren't able to get to every question but I had a blast talking to each and every one of you, even the guy who asked me if I was in the Illuminati. Ultimately, if you believe that Washington is working for you, vote for my opponent. If you're ready for a change, I hope to earn your vote on November 6th. Thank you!