I never anticipated leaving my work at Peace Action. But when I discovered that my Congressional Representative had big banks, Monsanto, private prisons, defense corporations, fossil fuels, and AIPAC on his donor rolls—all while calling himself a progressive—I knew someone had to step up and challenge him.
As a Representative in Congress, I will continue my work impacting the issues I’ve been focused on for years—ending the war in Yemen immediately, pursuing serious diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula, and unearthing a path towards nuclear disarmament—while also being a force for change on the urgent domestic challenges our communities face.
California’s 34th—my district—has some of the poorest neighborhoods in the country. In Westlake, just north of Downtown, the average per capita income is $15,722—half of the national average. More than 1 in every 60 people in my district lives on the street. Some of our schools have drop out rates as high a 40%. And our neighbors in Boyle Heights and East L.A. have been waiting years for someone to clean up the toxic lead poisoning their yards.
Paid for by Frances Yasmeen Motiwalla for Congress