Why CA-21 Matters

Bakersfield, Sanger, Selma, Hanford, Delano, Avenal, Firebaugh, Mendota, Kerman, Easton, Caruthers, Riverdale, Laton, Lemoore, Coalinga, Corcoran, Tipton, Pixley, Alpaugh, Earlimart, Terra Bella, McFarland, Lost Hills, Wasco, Shafter, Butto

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The Solution

Democratic Candidate

Democrat

TJ Cox

  • Will fight for a health care system that provides affordable, accessible, high quality care for everyone
  • Committed to helping working families by creating careers that provide a living wage and benefits
  • Believes families should stay together and will work on immigration reforms that include citizenship options and protections for Dreamers

The Problem

Candidate to Defeat

David-Valadao-03

Republican

David Valadao

  • Voted to dramatically increase the cost of insurance and kick millions off health care by supporting Trumpcare
  • Voted for the Trump tax law which gives tax cuts to the wealthy and large corporations instead of to working families in his district
  • Voted to gut funding for the Department of Veteran Affairs

Why CA-21 Counts

Rep. Valadao has spent much of his time in office voting against the interests of his own constituents. Here’s a snapshot of of how he has been misrepresenting the Central Valley:

Health Care: Over 122,000 residents of Valadao’s district receive health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act and support it, but he voted for Trumpcare which would have increased the cost of insurance and kicked millions off their current coverage.

Gun Safety: The NRA gives Valadao an A for opposing common sense gun safety legislation that could have helped prevent the Las Vegas massacre and other violent acts. He’s also accepted almost $20,000 from them. In response to the student walkouts to protest gun violence, he stated, “I’m never a supporter of kids walking out of schools.”

Tax Reform: Valadao voted in favor of Trump’s Tax Scam which gave tax cuts to the wealthy and large corporations, while hurting the working class families in his district (almost a quarter of whom are living in poverty) and across the nation.

Housing: Housing costs have risen so much that over half of District 21 residents consider moving. Meanwhile, Valadao voted in line with the real estate industry by allowing realtors to hide fees from homebuyers, making mobile home ownership more expensive for low-income families, voting for bills that make foreclosure more likely, and making it difficult for buyers to protect themselves from predatory and discriminatory loan lenders.

Valadao is out of sync with his constituents and the people of the Central Valley are ready for a change. Join us in winning back his seat and giving them the representative they — and the rest of the nation — deserve.