California’s 31st Congressional District – Candidate
CHANGE MUST COME. CHANGE WILL COME.
Progressive dreamer grounded in Libertarian reality, and criminal/immigration attorney, Southern California local, Daniel Martinez has spent more than a decade serving the San Gabriel Valley, and advocating for our military veterans, and removing the legal/regulatory/bureaucratic barriers that stand between them and life-saving treatments for PTSD/suicide mitigation.
ON THE ISSUES
The majorities on both the left and the right can agree that the issue of immigration reform needs to be addressed. The problem then arises from the implementation of a solution, which is where the blame lies entirely at the feet of congressional leadership of both parties. The general concerns and focus of the left, as I understand it as a first-generation American born of immigrants, is to…
My district is a suburb of Los Angeles, a city whose reputation for the exponential growth of its homeless population is known the world over. The City and County of Los Angeles are far more likely to actively interfere with any proposed solutions, than be of assistance. As representative, I would…
On veteran suicide, for several years I have worked actively with a community that assists veterans with PTSD/suicide mitigation and re-integration into society. Twenty-two veterans take their lives each day. This is an unacceptable failure of those who lead our country to fulfill the social contract we made with each of those young people when they put their bodies, minds, and spirit on the line for their country.
Our culture has gotten unbelievably out of balance. We are presently engaged in a cold (likely sparky) proxy war with the nuclear armed Russian Federation. Where is the Congressional Debate?
Within the House of Representatives, my proposed solution is structural. Each individual Representative has been stripped of the tools necessary to properly advocate on behalf of their constituents:
If we want a reduction in Greenhouse gases and/or a reduction of dependence on despotic petro-states with horrendous human rights records, we need a long term plan towards energy independence. All sane plans must recognize certain truths. We have two main sources of energy…