Eddie Ytuarte for Assembly, 16th District
Eddie Ytuarte of Oakland is running for state Assembly in the 16th
Assembly District, which includes most of Oakland, all of Alameda and
Piedmont, and part of Emeryville. He has filed a statement of intention
with the Secretary of State's Political Reform Division, so it is legal
for him to accept
donations to his campaign.
His statement for the June ballot pamphlet that went to all registered
voters in the 16th District was:
I am Eddie Ytuarte, a first time candidate for public office. I want
to talk about our country in ways the Republicans and Democrats donít.
These two parties have prioritized government resources in ways detrimental
to working class people. The war in Iraq is one example, with its huge
costs in money, damage to that countryís institutions, people, and troops.
Worse yet, the war endangers world peace by boosting terrorism and by
increasing international contempt for the U.S. government.
We must fully fund California schools. The stateís businesses have saved
enormous amounts of money by having public schools educate and train millions
of their current and future workers at no cost to the employer. The state
should tax businesses more heavily so that they pay more of their share of
this employment preparation.
I support doubling the current minimum wage and will work with labor unions
in fighting any unfair and coercive legislation.
I strongly oppose any further privatizing of public services, especially the
running of schools by outfits like Edison.
I am opposed to the death penalty in all cases.
I will also work on behalf of stronger protections for tenants.
The disability community needs a champion in the legislature who brings a
strong disability perspective and consciousness to Sacramento. I support
expanding health care coverage for all Californians as one way to assist
the disability community.
I am currently the Oakland Tenants Unionís coordinator and co-producer of
a disability oriented show on KPFA radio.
- Postal mailing address:
- 355 Santa Clara Avenue, Apt. 2, Oakland, CA 94610
- Phone number:
- Campaign website:
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