For the past two years, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has been advancing an agenda that favors the wealthy and the well-connected at the expense of hard-working American families. They’ve stood shoulder-to-shoulder with President Trump instead of standing up for the values this country was built on.
The midterms offer an opportunity to reject that path and elect leaders who will actually fight for their constituents on the issues that matter most—leaders like Gil Cisneros.
A Navy veteran, education advocate, and philanthropic leader, Gil Cisneros will be a champion for California families and a critical check on the Trump administration. As the first in his family to graduate from college, Gil Cisneros believes deeply that all children should have ladders of opportunity. That’s why his agenda includes ensuring every family has access to affordable health care, a quality education, and good-paying local jobs.
See how Gil Cisneros' stances on key issues compare to the Republican-Controlled House:
- Passed legislation that would have ripped health care away from 41,300 constituents in CA-39 and raised premiums.
- Passed a tax scam that hands the top 1% an average cut of $55,000, while hiking taxes on millions in the middle class. The law will add $1.9 trillion to our deficit, setting the stage for Social Security and Medicare cuts.
- Weakened the background check system and passed a bill that would force states with strong gun laws to comply with lax gun laws from other states.
- Voted to jeopardize our clean air and water, weaken air pollution standards, and remove protections that prevented companies from dumping mine waste into waterways.
- Failed to protect DREAMers, who contribute $202 million to the economy in CA-39 alone.
Has vowed to protect and strengthen the Affordable Care Act–in part by adding a public option–to realize its goal of universal access to affordable, quality health care.
- Will work to cut taxes for the middle class, eliminate breaks for special interests and big corporations that send jobs overseas, raise the minimum wage, and protect Social Security and Medicare.
- Supports common-sense reforms to reduce gun violence, like banning on weapons of war, strengthening the background check system, and repealing the amendment that obstructs gun violence research.
- Will be a champion for the environment, a leader in combating climate change, and a strong advocate for investing in renewable energy.
- Will fight for a path to citizenship for DREAMers and work across the aisle on comprehensive, bipartisan reforms to fix our broken immigration system.
We can help elect Gil Cisneros in November, but it won’t happen on its own.
It’ll take people like you stepping up to ensure your neighbors, family, and friends understand what’s at stake in this election, make a plan to vote, and join this fight.
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CA-39 in the News
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
"House plan would raise taxes for many in So Cal: 'California is one of several states where residents would likely pay more in federal income taxes under the House plan approved. The plan would reduce deductions for state and local taxes and mortgage interest.'"
“President Donald Trump’s agenda hasn’t been kind to blue states. And it’s been particularly rough on California [...] after months spent trying to repeal Obamacare, ceding the immigration debate to hardliners, and passing a tax bill that disadvantages more high-tax states, [California’s 14 Republican members of the House] have a lot to defend.”
“The GOP-controlled House voted along party lines on Wednesday to pass legislation that would require states to recognize concealed carry permits from all other states regardless of a state’s permitting standards. [...] Allowing concealed carry permits to be valid across state lines has long been a National Rifle Assn. priority.”