Jovanka Beckles California State Assembly District 15 candidate met in Fremont, California this morning with US House Representative Ro Khanna (D-17) and discussed issues of common concern facing their California constituents. Topics included education funding, environmental justice, the housing crisis, the problem of PAC money in campaigns, and Khanna’s efforts to gain a fair wage for workers so that Federal funds such as SNAP assistance would not subsidize the profits of major corporations.
Two-term Richmond City Council member and AD15 candidate Beckles said, “I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Congressman Ro Khanna this morning. I appreciate his words of encouragement!”
Congressman Khanna stated:
“I admire Jovanka’s standing up for Richmond against Chevron and her advocacy for the environment. I also appreciate the fund she voted for to support scholarships for Richmond students. That is the type of bold, progressive leadership that will help us create a more just community, state, and nation. It was a pleasure to meet with her and to discuss issues of economic and racial justice.”