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Priorities & Community Concerns

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Proud progressive. A fierce advocate. Cynthia is working hard for us. Too much is on the line to let powerful special interests buy this seat. With so much at stake, Cynthia needs your help now more than ever. Donate today! , a top priority. Cynthia knows what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done." Our Campaign Our Movement is fuel by People Like You! Let's Build Something Together!
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Social Equity

Cynthia is truly passionate about this issue, as it is one that impacts so many people in District 6. She hold this issue close to their heart, working day in and day out to find ways to improve the cause. It is the government's obligation to share information with citizens that is needed to make informed decisions and hold officials accountable for the conduct of the people's business. Black and brown communities, through institutional racism and discriminatory policies such as redlining and segregation, have been systematically denied the rights and access to build generational wealth. Cynthia aims to maintain balance within the political system, and will keep pushing until the correct balance is reached.

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Environment

With bold leadership and vision, Orange County has the potential to be a worldwide beacon for climate action and environmental justice. Cynthia is proud to support and push for change throughout the community. This is a very serious issue that has been impacting civilians worldwide. It is up to us to address this issue head on, and rally the support needed to make the proper change. If you would like to find out more information about this issue, as well as others, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Housing

Safe, healthy, accessible, affordable housing is a human right. Yet in District 6, a stable home has become a luxury not everyone can afford. Only about one-third of District 6 residents own their own home, and half of District 6 renters are rent-burdened. As COVID-19 devastated communities already struggling with displacement and rising rents, tens of thousands of Orange County families are living in fear of the impending evictions crisis. Cynthia will fight for resources to create truly affordable housing and end chronic homelessness, zoning reforms to prioritize fair housing and affordable homes for families, protections to stabilize tenants, and ways to expand permanent affordability. District 6 tenants are poor, rich, young, and old. Some do not speak English. Tenants need a bill of rights providing protections from illegal lockouts and against slum landlords who collect rent but fail to provide safe living conditions for renters.

Equitable Access to Jobs and Entrepreneurship

Economic justice starts with a commitment to worker power, workplace safety, and livable wages. In order to make it easier for startups and small businesses to thrive, Orange County economy and our economic recovery should be built on good, green jobs, made truly accessible when we tackle the struggles facing working families, from lack of affordable child care options to housing insecurity. Cynthia is focused on confronting wealth inequality and building economic prosperity through a commitment to labor rights. 

Transportation
Safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable transportation is the foundation for shared prosperity and health. We need proactive County Leadership to fix our broken transportation system: Orange County currently has some of the worst traffic in the country, and Black bus riders spend 64 more hours on average each year on stalled buses than white riders. Cynthia is fighting for transportation policies built on economic, racial, and climate justice, from dedicated bus lanes, to pedestrian safety, fare-free transit, safe cycling infrastructure,  and easing traffic congestion. Our transit network has to provide comprehensive support to our residents, not just point to point transportation for commuters. We must bring reliable transit options to neighborhoods that need them most.