- NATIONAL SECURITY
- WATER ISSUES
- HEALTH CARE
- IMMIGRANT RIGHTS
- WOMENS RIGHTS, LGBTQ RIGHTS, CIVIL RIGHTS
- BUDGET CUTS PROPOSED BY TRUMP
WHAT’S GOING ON BETWEEN TRUMP AND PUTIN?
Given the profound concern of Russian interference in the Presidential Election and the possible link between the Trump Campaign and Vladimir Putin, our congressman Devin Nunes, as Chairman of Intelligence Committee, had an obligation to America to investigate and find out the truth in Russian interference of the election, one of our most sacred, democratic processes.
Instead, Nunes utterly failed his responsibility as the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee. His handling of the Russia-Trump probe was terribly inept, partisan, and dishonest.
The Fresno Bee editorial correctly printed: ‘Russia-Trump probe is in chaos, and Rep. Devin Nunes is to blame”. Devin Nunes cannot do his job. We need a nonpartisan, independent investigation to get to the truth behind Russia-Trump connections.
In this time of national security crisis, Nunes’ true self was revealed and showed his incompetence and lack of integrity. We need a competent candidate who stands with us and the U.S.
“Like many other communities in California’s Central Valley, Fresno is dependent on agriculture sector jobs and low-paying farm work. “It’s a pretty ag-heavy region, so the inequality of wages and the opportunity to earn better wages is really skewed,” Caroline Farrell, executive director of the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, told the Associated Press back in 2012. “If you own a farm, you’re apt to earn more wealth, while if you’re a farm worker, don’t earn very much.” That lack of economic diversity also keeps away many people looking for better-paying work.” Source:CBS moneywatch.com.
We need a candidate who supports our agricultural economy, but also be a catalyst for diversification of our economy. With increasing diversification of our economy, more of us can participate in American dream and our young people don’t have to leave here for better career opportunities.
We need a candidate who recognizes the importance of a strategic approach to address the unique challenges of the valley and who supports our local businesses to compete globally by advocating fairness for small businesses and eliminating anti-competitive subsidies for big businesses.
We need a candidate who supports our local businesses to compete globally by advocating fairness for small businesses and eliminating anti-competitive subsidies for big businesses.
A 2010 report from the Milken Institute found three San Joaquin Valley cities among the ten least-educated in the country. We are often called “the Appalachia of the West”.
“As noted in The Economist, “poor schooling is a chronic problem in the valley, but an even worse one nowadays, where many manufacturing and agricultural jobs require more skills than before. Businesses throughout the valley find it hard to recruit locally. Ambitious types tend to leave. Such concerns loom large in Fresno and the Census Bureau predicts that one in six graduates will leave the place.”
We need a candidate who supports our local public schools. Our public school to thrive, so that our children have great teachers and get cutting edge education. We need a candidate who is bold enough to develop a bipartisan coalition to support educational opportunities in the valley and create intellectual career opportunities to combat chronic brain drain.
We need a candidate who will make college education more affordable.
A complete contradiction to main stream scientific knowledge, this is Devin Nunes’ position on Global Warming.
Issue Position: Global Warming By: Devin Nunes Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Global warming is a term that we hear on the television and read about in newspapers on a daily basis. Unfortunately, a significant amount of the information conveyed by mass media outlets, environmental activists, and political organizations has been highly misleading and sensationalized.
As we evaluate this issue carefully, it is important to remember the scientific limitations which impact our understanding. Countless studies have been published – many of them contradicting – related to global warming. The fact of the matter is that there are aspects of climate science that are proven, and there are other aspects that have significantly less certainty. Scientists have documented that the Earth’s temperature is rising. However, scientists admit that they cannot be sure whether the Earth’s temperature is rising due to cyclical warming and cooling processes, or whether and how much humans are influencing it.
Despite dire predictions and prophetic warnings contained in a host of poorly researched Hollywood productions, there is no proof that our planet is warming because of mankind and there is certainly no proof that any of the radical changes proposed by environmentalists will end recent warming trends. –For full statement-
Devin Nunes doesn’t seem to understand that having clean air is essential to our health and our quality of life.
We need a candidate who supports clean air and clean water. We need a candidate who respects our scientific experts, not his political lobbyists.
We need a candidate who will enforce our environmental laws. We need a candidate who supports our national parks, our wildlife, and our natural environment.
For full content, go to www.ppic.org/content/pubs/report/R_0317EHR.pdf
Conclusion (from water stress and a changing San Joaquin Valley report)
The San Joaquin Valley is at a pivotal moment. As a national agricultural powerhouse at the epicenter of many of California’s most difficult water management problems—including groundwater overdraft, drinking water contamination, and declines in habitat and native species—it faces unprecedented challenges and inevitable change. These adjustments will entail some near-term costs, including the likely retirement of some less productive irrigated land. But done well, there are opportunities for substantial benefits from improving the valley’s water management. These include more reliable water supply for the region’s most valuable agricultural activities, safer water and air for a growing population, and a reinvigorated natural environment that supports diverse plant and animal life as well as improved outdoor recreational opportunities
Water issues in the valley are very complex. Unlike Devin Nunes who uses water issues for his political manipulation, we truly need a candidate who puts all of the valley’s needs into consideration.
Nunes voted to repeal ACA on May 4, 2017 putting many individuals and families at risk of not having any health insurance.
Here are ACA’s 10 Essential Health Benefit requirements (EHB) which Trumpcare can do away with.
- Outpatient care without a hospital admission, known as ambulatory patient services
- Emergency services
- Pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care
- Mental health and substance use disorder services, including counseling and psychotherapy
- Prescription drugs
- Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices, which help people with injuries and disabilities to recover
- Laboratory services
- Preventive care, wellness services, and chronic disease management
- Pediatric services, including oral and vision care for children
VISALIA TIMES-DELTA EDITORIAL, MAY 5, 2017
Our Representative in the House, Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) voted in support of Trumpcare. In a district with high numbers of residents who rely on Medicaid, Nunes has voted to pull the rug out from under them. -full article here–
FRESNO BEE EDITORIAL, MAY 4, 2017
If there was any doubt, it evaporated Thursday: President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in the House of Representatives want to make America sick again.
According to the left-leaning Center for American Progress, people with pre-existing conditions can now expect shockingly high surcharges on their insurance premiums if the bill passes the Senate. For Rep. Devin Nunes’ district, people with pre-existing conditions are 298,800, including 46,700 children.
What they backed Thursday was legislation that provides $600 billion in tax cuts for the rich, deprives 24 million Americans of health insurance and raises health insurance premiums. –full article here–
Conclusion from Police Foundation.org.
Given the cumulative weight of the evidence linked above, the rise in immigration is arguably one of the reasons that crime rates have decreased in the United States over the past decade and a half—and even more so in cities of immigrant concentration. A further implication of this evidence is that if immigrants suddenly disappeared and the U.S. became immigrant-free (and illegal-immigrant free), crime rates would likely increase. The problem of crime and incarceration in the United States is not “caused” or even aggravated by immigrants, regardless of their legal status. But the uncritical and evidence-optional assumption that the opposite is true persists among policymakers, the media, and the general public, thereby impoverishing a genuine understanding of complex phenomena—a situation that undermines the development of evidence-based, reasoned public responses to both crime and immigration.
Proposed Budget cuts by Trump