ISSUES

1. CREATING JOBS AND IMPROVING THE ECONOMY

a. Revitalize communities still recovering from the recession.
b. Incentivize business expansions into the hardest hit neighborhoods.
c. Private sector collaboration with educators so children as early as grade school, can connect education with work in middle school to allow for job shadowing/career exploration. And in high school, develop policies to enhance occupational programs for further job exploration or job readiness training that will cater to high demand to traditional regional vocations, as well as jobs for the new millennium.
d. Creating jobs by updating and creating infrastructures
e. Prioritize funding for community based organizations with emphasis on job skills training and collaboration with private companies training and recruiting for their own workforce.
f. Reduce redundancies in administration

2. EDUCATION

a. Private sector collaboration with educators so children as early as grade school, can connect education with work in middle school to allow for job shadowing/career exploration. And in high school, develop policies to enhance occupational programs for further job exploration or job readiness training that will cater to high demand to traditional regional vocations, as well as jobs for the new millennium.
b. Ensure disaggregation of data to ensure that all communities receive adequate outreach to ensure opportunities are made available
c. Free community college
d. Affordable undergraduate and graduate education.
e. Collaboration between the private sector and community based organization for specific skills needed by various workforce companies and agencies
f. End outsourcing through domestic training and collaboration.
g.Provide low cost higher education

3. HEALTHCARE

a. Accessibility to affordable healthcare
b. Ensuring accurate dissemination of information to access healthcare.
c. Ensuring accurate dissemination of health information to the community needing health services, specifically the elderly, non-native English speaking community, and other similarly situated.
d. Health prevention to reduce costs
e. Affordable healthcare alternatives

4. WATER PLANNING

a. Prioritizing the needs of the California agriculture industries.
b. Revise a 50 year old policy about draining reservoirs
c. Updating current reservoirs or creating additional reservoirs to retain water over time.

5. RENEWABLE ENERGY

a. Push for continued sustainable development
b. Workforce training to transition impacted community for workforce and economic stability.
c. Creating jobs with new infrastructure that will be needed to support the renewable energy plan.

6. IMMIGRATION

a. Path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants
b. Ensuring a vetted policy to ensure opportunities for immigrants to make California a new home that is consistent with a progressive federal policy.
c. Policy to support full integration and contribution to society.

7. GUN CONTROL

a. Ensure the protection of the second amendment.
b. Ban of assault rifles
c. Support background checks and end the gun show loophole.

Solutions that meet the needs of California