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My California dream is that each of us are able to afford healthcare and a home and not live paycheck to paycheck. I am lesbian and married. I work full time. We share a home with my sister and four kids. My sister is divorced, going to college and trying to become a nurse. With my paycheck, we pay the mortgage. After the mortgage is paid, I have $100 left to get by until the next paycheck and all the bills take the rest of the money. I would like for all of us to be able to live a less stressful life. I know one day my sister will have her career and her kids will have a better life. As for me, I know one day that house will be paid off, and I can finally breathe.

After the mortgage is paid, I have $100 left to get by until the next paycheck…

 

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