Month: August 2017

Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is an issue close to my heart and at the core of my work. As a woman, a mother, and the director of the Domestic Violence Clinic and the Initiative to End Family Violence at the University of California, Irvine, I know gender equity and equality are imperative to progress. When women are equal and have access to necessary resources, our society thrives.

My husband, Dave, knows this and it’s clear in his parenting and in his politics. We are partners in everything we’ve done, and at a time when women’s rights are in serious jeopardy, Dave will not only defend our rights, he will demand progress and work for needed change.

We have come a long way since women achieved the right to vote in 1920, but as you know, our rights are always in danger. Much progress is still needed regarding healthcare access, gender-based violence prevention, affordable child care, the wage gap, and many other concerns disproportionately affecting women. With Trump in office, we are at risk of losing the progress we’ve achieved.

Let’s put someone in office who will move us forward, not backwards.

Thank you for your support,
Jane Stoever

Darkness Cannot Drive out Darkness

Darkness Cannot Drive out Darkness

This weekend has been one that will be forever engrained in our memory as an example of the hatred that has been normalized in Donald Trump’s America. As neo-Nazis took to the streets to protest, they chanted our President’s name. David Duke, former imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, said that the protests were to “fulfill the promises of Donald Trump” to “take our country back.” This is not the country that I know and love.

But darkness cannot drive out darkness.

Last night I had the honor to attend a peaceful rally against the neo-Nazism we saw in Charlottesville. I was surrounded by hundreds of Orange County residents in Santa Ana, many of whom are my neighbors here in California’s 45th District. I was amazed by the sense of community, love, and acceptance you could feel among the crowd. Ours is not a community that hates, it is one that celebrates the diversity that makes us great.

That’s why I was so surprised that our current representative and my opponent, Mimi Walters, was nowhere to be found. It took her an entire day yesterday to move from “speaking out loudly against hatred” to finally denouncing white supremacism – the same white supremacism that was so prevalent this past year on the campaign trail, when she was supporting Donald Trump’s candidacy.
Mimi Walters’ condemnation of white supremacy is welcome, but it’s just another unfortunate example of her toeing the Republican party line. Her statements came after Paul Ryan released almost identical comments – somewhere around the time the GOP decided that neo-Nazism was wrong.

More importantly, this appears to all be empty rhetoric as Ryan and Walters have failed to match their words with actions. Mimi Walters has voted with Donald Trump 100% of the time since he took office, and continues to act as a rubber stamp for the GOP’s agenda.

That’s why I’m running to replace Mimi Walters – because Orange County deserves a Representative who has no problem denouncing darkness, and standing together in solidarity with the diverse community that makes America, and our community here in the 45th district, great.

I’d appreciate hearing your thoughts – please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or anyone on my campaign at any point. Thank you all for your continued support.

In solidarity,
Dave

NEW AD: Min Campaign Challenges Trump and GOP Immigration Policy

NEW AD: Min Campaign Challenges Trump and GOP Immigration Policy

Irvine – Congressional Candidate Dave Min released the first ad of his campaign in response to Donald Trump’s support for a Republican plan to slash legal immigration and discriminate against immigrants who do not speak English.

“My parents grew up during the Korean War and immigrated here to pursue the American dream,” Min said. “Immigrants like my parents built this country. Donald Trump’s vision for America would harm our economy and our children’s future.”

In contrast with incumbent Congresswoman Mimi Walters (CA-45), who recently said, “Trump has exceeded her expectations,” and has voted with the Trump Administration 100% of the time, Min shares the values of the voters he is seeking to represent in Washington. Located in the heart of Orange County, California’s 45th Congressional District is trending away from Republicans.

Last year, Hillary Clinton won the district by more than 5 points in large part due to Trump’s hostile rhetoric and policies towards immigrants and minorities. The district is well-educated and diverse with a large population of Asian-Americans (25%), Latinos (18%) and foreign born residents (30%).

“Donald Trump doesn’t understand communities like Orange County, and he doesn’t share our values,” said Min. “We need a representative who will stand up to his dangerous agenda, and do what is right for our community.”

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