Strengthening California's Diversity & Values
Eleni Kounalakis is a California businesswoman, Democratic Party activist, a wife and the mother of two teenage sons, and the former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary under President Barack Obama. Eleni was raised the proud daughter of an immigrant father who started out as a farmworker, and she believes in the values of hard work, education and political activism. Eleni is proud to be endorsed by U.S. Senator Kamala Harris and so many other distinguished leaders. She traveled to all 58 counties in California, really listening to the concerns of activists, working families, students and community leaders. Watch the video here.
As Lt. Governor, creating more affordable housing and strengthening our state’s infrastructure will be a priority. We need to continue to invest in our roads, highways, bridges, transit hubs and waterways. Building housing - and investing in the infrastructure that supports it - creates good-paying jobs and stimulates our economy.
The Affordable Care Act is under assault, and Californians risk losing their healthcare. A single-payer solution must be at the center of this debate, and if there is no progress at the federal level, California must be prepared to lead the way with its own plan for universal coverage.
I’m running for Lt. Governor to lead California toward a better, stronger future. California values and diversity underpin and drive our economy forward, and truly make California great. We must continue to pursue policies which grow our economy - while ensuring that it works better for everyone, not just those at the top.
I'm a proud daughter of an immigrant, who started out as a farmworker in California's Central Valley. As California’s next Lt. Governor, I will make it my mission to protect our immigrants, defend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and fight for equality for all Californians.
I am committed to fighting to bring down the cost of higher education for California students. Here in California with costs soaring, college is out of reach to too many of our kids. The Lt. Governor sits on the UC Board of Regents and the CSU Board of Trustees. With costs soaring, college is out of reach for too many kids. I will fight for free community college and for real solutions that make student housing affordable and higher education for accessible.
As Lt. Governor, I will serve as a member of the State Lands Commission. I pledge to be a good steward of California’s public lands. We must protect our coasts and beaches from storm drain runoff and pollution, and I will stand up to Donald Trump's attempts to drill for oil off of California's coasts.
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