Introducing the first batch of Presidential candidates...

In anticipation of the June 26-27 2019 Democratic candidate debates, the Santa Rosa Democratic Club will be highlighting a different batch of candidates each week. These candidates are in no particular order, so if your favorite is not below just check back the following week.

Julian Castro, Former Secretary of Urban Housing & Development 2014-2017

Julian Castro

Website: julianforthefuture.com

Quote: "We know that in our free market economy some will prosper more than others. What we don't accept is the idea that some folks won't even get a chance."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: Pre-K for USA, nationwide universal pre-kindergarten programs, are the centerpiece of his People First education plan. “Investing in early childhood education isn’t just the right thing to do on behalf of our children,” Castro says. “It’s an investment that we can’t afford not to make.”

Audio clip:

Listen to the Full Interview: Pod Save America

Political positions: Ballotpedia.org


Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator, Vermont

Bernie Sanders

Website: berniesanders.com

Quote: "Democratic socialism means that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: 2016 campaign set the table for 2020. He gets full credit for mainstreaming a $15 minimum wage and tuition-free college Sanders recently introduced the “For the 99.8% Act” that would sharply increase the estate tax, including imposing a 77 percent tax on estates in excess of $1 billion, raising an estimated $315 billion over a decade.

Audio clip:

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Listen to a Full Interview: The Bernie Sanders Show: Our Budget Priorities with Elizabeth Warren (recorded in 2017)

Political positions: Ballotpedia.org


 

Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator, California

Kamala Harris

Website: kamalaharris.org

Quote: "The American dream belongs to all of us."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: Her LIFT Act would pay out up to $500 a month for working-class families. Harris says this tax cut will be paid for by ending Trump's giveaways to big corporations and the top one percent.

Audio clip:

Listen to a Full Interview: Pod Save America

Political positions: Ballotpedia.org

More to come next week!