Working-class Americans are the backbone of the middle class, and workers still do not have the protections and dignity they deserve. The COVID crisis revealed the inequities workers face in seeking to achieve decent pay standards, paid family and medical leave, and pay equity. We must build worker power and strengthen unions.
Small business owners are at the heart of the American dream, and COVID-19 hit California small businesses hard, with more than a third of them closing. Let’s make it easier for American families to start and maintain their own businesses.
A quality education should not be reserved only for the wealthy, and public schools are at the very center of every person’s ability to achieve their own potential. Many families struggle and sacrifice so their children can live in neighborhoods with access to good schools. Let’s ensure our public schools are adequately funded and our underpaid and overworked teachers get a raise.
Health care is a human right, and making sure that all Californians have access to quality healthcare is our responsibility. We have an obligation to ensure our most vulnerable, including our seniors and differently-abled, do not fall through the cracks.
Post-COVID, we are seeing a rise in hate crimes, gun violence, and mental health crisis. Investing in mental health needs to be a priority. We can start by building on recent reforms to Medical/Medicaid known as CalAIM, which enable us to provide capitated funding directly to state doctors and relevant County governments, not to managed care providers.
Every person has been touched in some way by drug and alcohol addiction, especially in the wake of the COVID crisis. Rather than criminalize it, let’s invest in wrap-around rehabilitation services and end the taboo associated with addiction.
In order to reduce our reliance on foreign oil and bring costs for consumers down, our elected officials must take bold action on climate change, and we can start by pledging to not take campaign contributions from the same gas and oil lobbies that are holding us back from meaningful progress.
Bring consumer costs down and reduce gas emissions by incentivizing a transition away from natural gas and towards heat pumps and electric appliances in homes and public buildings.
Let’s create additional incentives for purchasing Electric Vehicles here in California and make those practical by incentivizing EV chargers, especially in low-income and multi-family housing and workplaces. Let’s incentivize solar on already-degraded spaces like parking lots, canals, and buildings instead of pristine environment. Let’s modernize the California infrastructure and ensure a just transition for our fossil workforce by creating good-paying clean energy union jobs that deploy solar and wind in this district and across the state.
Gather around the piano with five-time Emmy® nominee Tituss Burgess for an evening of music and casual vocal stylings to support the Alex Mohajer for State Senate campaign!
38-year-old Irvine native Alex Mohajer is announcing his historic campaign for the California State Senate in the 37th Senate District, representing parts of Irvine, Orange, Tustin, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, Aliso Niguel, and Laguna Niguel.
If elected, he will be the only Iranian in the California state legislature, one of its youngest members, and one of the first openly gay Iranians elected anywhere in the world.
Mohajer attended Irvine K-12 public schools and community college before attending UC Berkeley for his undergraduate education. He returned to the district to attend Chapman University School of Law, where he graduated with a J.D. in 2011. For the past 10 years, he has been working in civil service advocacy, trying administrative hearings related to discrimination, sexual harassment, and protected class status.
Mohajer is a lifelong LGBTQ+ activist and civic leader, and in 2021 he was elected President of the Stonewall Democrats, one of the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ political advocacy organizations.