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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 70

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Rachel Alexandra Bruhnke

Green
Environmental Engineering Teacher
7,062 votes (10.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Creating a Just, Sustainable and Inclusive Economy An Economy as if People and the Planet Mattered! 100% Clean Energy, Living Wage, Jobs that Solve Problems/Meet Needs. Increase Opportunity and Ingenuity through an Expansion of a Local Jobs.
  • Demanding Land Reform Secure Housing for All Affordable Housing for All. Help Housing-Challenged People NOW. Replace an Economic Culture Established by Land Hoarders, Over-Developers and Polluters. Reform Proposition 13. Repeal Costa-Hawkins.
  • Promoting Healthcare as a Human Right/Supporting SB-562 Legislate Comprehensive, Universal Healthcare. Transition from Healthcare "Insurance" to Actual Health Care.

Experience

Biography

 

Rachel Bruhnke is a lifelong political activist and organizer, and Green Party member since 1992. She has been twice a member of the LA Green Party County Council and was a delegate to the GP State Convention in 2017.

Rachel graduated from CSULB with a B.A. in Political Science emphasizing Latin American Affairs, has a Teaching Credential from CSUDH & an M.S. in Environmental Resource Engineering from Humboldt State University.

She serves on the boards of Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council, the Harry Bridges Institute and the Latin America solidarity organization Witness for Peace/SW and founded L.A. Harbor Peace Coalition.

Rachel is a high school teacher and lives on an urban farm with her daughter, partner and animals in San Pedro. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, Central America. She was the Coordinator of Eco-Cuba at the human rights organization Global Exchange.

Her emphasis on issues of war and peace comes from years seeing the damage caused by U.S. aggressive political and economic foreign policy, especially in Latin America. Our bloated military budget leaves all States behind and fosters a culture of violence by police and in our communities.

She is running on the Green Party's 10 Key Values: Grassroots democracy, social justice and equal opportunity, ecological wisdom, non-violence, decentralization, community-based economics, feminism, respect for diversity, personal and global responsibility, future focus and sustainability.

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Democracy-in the workplace, in our communities, in our economy, in our politics, will get us to a just and sustainable society. This is my 4th platform point, and I was unable to submit it, as only 3 are allowed.

 

Building a Localized, Participatory Democracy for All Ages

 

Protect and Promote our Constitutional Right to Assemble! Promote Local Organizing in AD70 Around Neighborhoods, Not Solely Issues. Proximity Will Assist in Climate and Social Resilience. Enfranchise Voters by Fostering Systems of Direct Engagement through Local "People's Assemblies". Promote Youth Inclusion and Activism.

Position Papers

Creating a Just and Sustainable Economy

Summary

Creating a Just, Sustainable and Inclusive Economy

 

An Economy as if People and the Planet Mattered! 100% Clean Energy, Living Wage, Jobs that Solve Problems/Meet Needs. Increase Opportunity and Ingenuity through an Expansion of a local, Solution-Oriented Job Market. Engage, Educate and Employ our Youth and Workers in Transition to an Economy for All. Promote Non-Monetary forms of Economy: Time Exchange, Barter, Self-Reliance Skill Development and Urban Agriculture. PEACE not WAR economy.

Demanding Land Reform Secure Housing for All

Summary

Demanding Land Reform

Secure Housing for All

Demanding Land Reform

Secure Housing for All

Affordable Housing for All. Help Housing-Challenged People NOW. Replace an Economic Culture Established by Land Hoarders, Over-Developers and Polluters. Reform Proposition 13. Repeal Costa-Hawkins while still limiting Bureaucracy. Restore Nature in our Cities: Zone for Urban Agriculture to Support Food Security and Local Jobs in our Communities, Plant for Climate and Biological Resilience everywhere. Support a "Restorative Economy" based on Regeneration, not Extraction, of the Earth's Resources, and on the Restoration of our Communities. Prioritize youth and elderly needs.

Promoting Healthcare as a Human Right/Supporting SB-562

Summary

Promoting Healthcare as a Human Right/Supporting SB-562

Promoting Healthcare as a Human Right/Supporting SB-562

Legislate Comprehensive, Universal Healthcare. Transition from Healthcare "Insurance" to Actual Health Care, Creating Meaningful Jobs for Tens of Thousands of Californians, and Peace of Mind for Families. Prioritize Public Health, not Corporate Wealth. Build the "Campaign for a Healthy California" through Preventative Care, Improved Nutrition, Safe and Toxin-Free Neighborhoods.

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