Stephen R. Jaffe
I am an employee rights attorney and anti-dark money activist. I’m running in CA-12 because it’s time for the 99% to be truly heard. It’s a challenge to take on the House Democratic Leader, I am humbled by the incredible support I’ve already received from across the country.
Concerted efforts by developers have gentrified our cities. Affordable family housing has been replaced with pricey developments for the 1%. Gentrification overwhelmingly hurts minority communities. In 1970, one of seven SF residents was black. Today...
The federal minimum wage must be raised to a living wage of $15. In higher-cost-of-living cities such as San Francisco, I support a higher local minimum wage.
Assure the full observance and enforcement of the No Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, i.e., separation of religion and government. There should be no religion in government and no government in religion.
Many animals are sentient beings who have genuine emotions, memories, feel happiness and pain, both physical and psychological. They deserve the protection of the law by enforcing and expanding the Protected Species Act and the laws against cruelty...
Citizens United v. FEC gave rise to an unprecedented amount of dark money in the political process — I support the reversal of this decision, whether by federal legislation or a judicial reversal of the case. I also support the possibility of transit...
Assure the independence and integrity of the Supreme Court and lower courts.
We must recognize the reality that is climate change and to put an end to the war on science. The planet is warming up, and the results will be disastrous if we don’t take urgent action.
I support net neutrality and privacy for internet users. Corporations must not be able to pick what we can read and see based on who’ll pay them the most to reach us, and it’s essential that we enforce those standards through the FCC.
I unequivocally support a woman’s right to choose, the preservation of Roe v Wade the fully funding access to care for all women. This is a core Democratic value.
Nationally, school disciplinary policies have been criminalizing ordinary childhood, thereby trapping children, especially Black and Latino youth into the criminal justice system. SF has shown that it’s time to end zero-tolerance, and other policies...
Creativity is a hallmark of great societies. We should restore full funding to the National Endowment for the Arts.
It is time for the US to provide healthcare to every resident by providing universal coverage as a moral right. The mechanism exists to do this quickly – through Medicare and/or Medicaid for all.
Abolish mandatory arbitration in employment disputes and commercial relationships with consumers. Such mandatory arbitration before biased arbitrators diminishes or extinguishes the rights of workers and consumers.
Democrats must stop taking money from industries with beliefs and practices contrary to our Party values – whether they come from corporations, PACs, or Super PACs.
Instead of punishing people for having mental illness, we must assure they have the right to see a mental health professional. Our society must provide interventionary care when necessary. Universal, single-payer health care could cover the cost of...