I am a farmworker’s son who has five brothers and five sisters. My first job was picking oranges in Orange County, CA. My dream is to have free public education (as we once had) from k-12 to college and graduate school. That Is what helped me become an attorney.
My second hope is to have universal health care for all; as children my brothers and sisters (ten of them) did not seek medical assistance when we should have for lack of resources. And my hope is that we continue to make our democracy strong so that every citizen is involved in civic activity, voting and helping their neighbors and that we provide the activity, good schooling and jobs for young people so they become strong grown women and men with no criminal record; and if they have a criminal record that we help them go forward.