I'm David Kim, a community organizer running for U.S. Congress to represent Los Angeles - California's 34th Congressional District
My name’s David Kim. I’m running to represent California’s 34th district in the U.S. House of Representatives in hopes of bringing solutions that build a floor to stand on for all Americans. Prior to campaigning full time, I was an immigration attorney defending those seeking asylum and citizenship against the brutal unfairness and inefficiency of our current system.
I’m the son of immigrants and I learned from an early age how important it is to serve my community. My parents are pastors, and I spent my childhood days helping church members who couldn’t speak English by translating their calls to the phone company. Since then, my life experience has been one of purpose and service. I truly love helping others--in fact, I’ve found I tget bored working on anything that doesn’t!
My hope is to add support to Congress’s biggest ideas: Universal Basic Income, Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and a Homes Guarantee, along with Immigration and Campaign Finance reform. Yes, these are several massive ideas. However unlike my opponent, who is backed by almost a million dollars from corporate PACs and large donors, I do not plan on entering Congress only to offer a million tiny non-solutions.
I want to fight for the massive changes that will build our nation a foundation for a stable, healthy future. I want to fix the financial, medical, and housing insecurities that I saw growing up. I want to heal the anxiety that comes from knowing one small decision, one unexpected event can lead some families to a lifetime of crushing debt and struggle.
Yes, it sounds like a lot, and maybe it sounds overly serious to you. But you know what, the past few years have proven that government should be serious. And compassionate. And human.
Speaking of, included here is a picture that proves I am human https://i.imgur.com/Z6q0i82.jpeg. So, without further ado…
Ask me anything!
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