- Voted to dramatically increase the cost of insurance and kick millions off health care by supporting Trumpcare
- Climate change denier who claims “we don’t have complete factual information yet” on the topic
- NRA score of A for opposing gun safety legislation that could have helped prevent the Las Vegas massacre
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"Denham is not looking out for us. His vote for the GOP tax bill will negatively impact me, especially when it comes to my higher education."
The 10th district spans the valleys of northern California from Modesto to Turlock to Oakdale and beyond. It’s primarily a working class area that has been very poorly represented for the past seven years. In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton won this district by 3%.
About 30,800 veterans live in this district, as well as approximately 92,200 people who are living with disabilities. There are about 153,000 immigrants living in District 10, 4,700 of whom are “Dreamers” — undocumented Californians who were brought to the U.S. from another country when they were young children. The people in this area are facing many environmental issues — a problem which Rep. Denham has actually made worse. A majority of residents in this area also support the Affordable Care Act (almost 114,100 District 10 residents receive health care through the ACA) but he voted to strip them of their health care. Additionally, District 10 is struggling with unemployment, drought, and schools in need of repair, seemingly unbeknownst to Denham who votes in his own interest rather than his constituents’.
District 10 is comprised of Oakdale, Manteca, Modesto, Tracy, and Turlock. By demographic, 45% are white, 42% are Latino, and 6% are Asian or Pacific Islander.
"Every issue important to us or our families can be decided by those we elect, I am ready to send Denham packing."
Do you live in District 10? We want to hear your story. Tell us about yourself, your values, and how Jeff Denham fails to represent you!
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Rep. Denham has spent much of his time in office voting against the needs of his district and instead voting in line with what he and his donors want.
A majority of people living in District 10 oppose repealing current health care law. But that didn’t matter to Rep. Denham who voted for Trumpcare, which would have significantly increased the cost of insurance for almost everyone and kicked millions off their current coverage. He claimed this vote would help the people in his district, but 114,100 people in District 10 were at risk of losing their health care as well as 7,000 who could have lost their jobs due to the repeal. This area in particular has a high percentage of residents who are living with a chronic disease and desperately need health care. In the meantime, he also voted to allow states to defund Planned Parenthood despite the fact that his district only has nine health care clinics that offer reproductive health services — many of which are often at maximum capacity with months-long waitlists.
Environmental justice is another issue where Denham’s votes don’t match up with the needs of his district. Poor air quality and pollution has led to an epidemic of childhood asthma in District 10, yet Denham claims “we don’t have complete factual information yet” on climate change and how the actions of humans contribute to the problem. He’s voted against multiple bills that would protect clean water, shield farmworkers from dangerous pesticides, and ensure more efficiency in creating new health and environmental safeguards — all while taking over $1.1 billion from Big Ag and $500,000 from Big Oil.
The NRA has given Rep. Denham a score of A for standing with them in policy matters, and he’s also accepted almost $20,000 from them during his time in office. He has used that deadly partnership to oppose common sense gun safety legislation that could have helped prevent the Las Vegas massacre and many other violent acts. After the massacre, the only thing Denham had to offer were prayers, not action.
Rep. Denham voted in favor of Trump’s tax reform bill. Instead of helping the working class families in his district, the tax reform bill gives tax cuts to the wealthy and large corporations. Denham isn’t any better at voting for his constituents when it comes to their concerns about rising housing costs. Over half of his district has considered moving out of the area altogether because housing has become too expensive. Instead of fixing the problem, Denham accepted almost $393,000 from the real estate industry and voted to end the Home Affordable mortgage program which helps low-income families better manage their payments and avoid foreclosure.
Denham’s failures in representing District 10 are endless. There are about 30,800 veterans living in his district, but he voted to take funding away from the Department of Veteran Affairs. He voted to gut the Americans with Disability Act, setting rights for people living with disabilities back decades and making it more difficult to make businesses create accommodations for them. Over 92,200 of his constituents are people living with disabilities.
Rep. Denham is deeply out of sync with his constituents and the people of District 10 need a change. Join us in winning back his seat and giving them the representative they deserve.
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