A Chance To Elect A Real Progressive Candidate
A vote for Angelica Dueñas in CA-29 will bring a voice to the House that will speak for people instead of the corporations.
“We believe that quality education is a human right.”
- Angelica Dueñas
Time after time, progressives are told that even though the majority of the electorate supports our policies, the candidates that espouse these policies are “too radical” and, therefore, not electable. To make sure that we fall into line we are told that if the moderate candidate is not chosen in the primary, we will cede the seat to the Republicans. When too many people buy into this fear, Hillary Clinton becomes the nominee rather than Bernie Sanders. The result is incremental change; promises of universal healthcare are watered down into programs like Obamacare.
When voters in California’s 29th Congressional district fill in their mail-in ballot this election season, they can vote their conscience without having to worry about this fear. Thanks to California’s jungle primary, the Republicans were shut out during the voting in March and two Democrats are now facing off.
In 2019, incumbent Tony Cárdenas is ranked by GovTrack as the 75th most liberal member of the House. While he does have a perfect record according to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, he only has an 88% rating from the American Civil Liberties Union. He also is graded with a B from The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He is a solid American moderate and certainly better than anything that the Republicans can offer. In any European Country, he would probably be considered to be center-right.
His opponent, Angelica Dueñas is a Berniecrat who ran for this same seat two years ago as a member of the Green Party. This time around she is taking up the Democratic banner. Her policies put the needs of people over those of corporations and her election would help to break the stranglehold that…