Bridging the Gap Inside the CA Democratic Party

Janani Ramachandran for State Assembly Meet & Greet 5/17 at 5:30

When Janani emailed me for a chat earlier this year I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after talking a while I was really impressed and ready to throw my support behind her for the Assembly District 18 seat. Janani has spent her law career fighting for social justice, protecting tenants and domestic violence survivors. She has a clear understanding of how truly connected all of the issues that plague our society are, and knows that we need to be fighting for equity at all the intersections. Racial Justice is Housing Justice is Healthcare Justice is Environmental Justice is Economic Justice. I could go on, but it was truly a breath of fresh air to talk to someone who understands that solving big problems like housing, healthcare, safety, and financial security is going to require addressing the systemic injustices enshrined in our laws and even our local zoning codes.

I believe that Janani Ramachandran is the advocate for justice and equity that we need in AD18 and I am beyond excited to be supporting her run.

Janani’s fearlessness in the fight for justice starts with six key policy principles:

Housing is a human right. We must proclaim that right, beginning by enacting a moratorium on all evictions and foreclosures during the pandemic, by providing better services for our houseless neighbors, and by repealing oppressive laws such as Costa Hawkins and the Ellis Act.
Economic opportunity is a human right. Every Californian deserves the ability to have a stable job and economic independence. We must prioritize the growth and development of small businesses in the post-pandemic recovery period.
Safety in our homes and communities is a human right. We must radically re-imagine our criminal justice system to heal survivors and perpetrators of harm in order to end toxic cycles of violence. We can start by prioritizing proven interventions, including transformative justice programs and mental health services with a culturally centered lens.
Healthcare is a human right. We must implement our own Medicare for All network because every Californian deserves quality care.
A living wage is a human right. We must align the minimum wage to California’s true cost of living – at least $22.00/hr – which will lift millions of California families out of poverty while strengthening our economy.
Clean air is a human right. We must enact a Green New Deal quickly, because California’s extreme climate events and deadly toxic pollutants harm us all, especially low-income communities of color.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. May 17th from 5:30-6:30pm I’m cohosting a virtual Meet & Greet with fellow AD18 District Delegates Rodney Nickens Jr, Richard Raya, and Allyssa Victory! Register here!

Janani Ramachandran Meet & Greet
May 17 5:30-6:30