I will build on my work as a local employment counselor to ensure state government gives our neighbors a hand up toward middle class jobs.

The saying”pick yourself up by the bootstraps”only applies if someone has boots. The people of CA Assembly District-39, similar to other communities of color need to put in more effort to achieve comparable results.  As an advocate I’ve stood for removing barriers to employment by working with government and giving a hand up not a hand out. For example I taught single mothers who wanted to live a life without social services how to use the internet to look for job and send an online job application successfully.