I love helping people. The joy I feel when I see parents’ faces light up when they hear that they can finally take their baby home, and I contributed to that happiness, is beyond anything I can describe. My name is Jenny Suarez and I’m a Respiratory Therapist in the ICU at UC Irvine and I’m running for State Senate.

As a mom of three, I have been disappointed with our representatives defunding essential care, like the one I provide, for working parents. Parents who live paycheck to paycheck and have to provide critical care for the survival of their children. Children with cystic fibrosis, sickle cell, and Cancer. These parents go into astronomical debt to be able to continue to hold their baby in their arms and receive no support from their government. That’s who I want to fight for in the Capitol and it’s why I’m running to remind Sacramento of the importance of Patient Care.

Jacob Creer is a Hospital Lab Technician at UCLA. He’s running for the State Senate because, like many of us, he’s disappointed in the state government. Our schools are overcrowded. Homelessness is worse. Prices are way up. Tuition is unaffordable. No one can afford to buy a house. Politicians spend their time blaming somebody, anybody, but never themselves.

He’s seen his mom’s small business shut its doors and his dad lose his job during the recession. Through it all though, they’ve kept their faith alive and continue to persevere.

But, he’s had enough. Politicians think we don’t care enough to hold them accountable. He will change things. He is not one of them. He is one of you.

I consider myself lucky to be an American, but in the last few years, I have watched the American Dream wither away in California. The cost of living here in California is 42% higher than the rest of the country. Worker’s paychecks are simply not keeping up. That’s why I’m running for office. My name is Stephanie Le and I’m fighting to keep the American Dream alive here in California.

I come from a working family that migrated here from Vietnam. We have built our own American Dream and I want to ensure other families do as well. We all deserve affordable housing, affordable healthcare, and clean air and water. Our kids’ future should be secure with affordable college and neighborhoods. Please consider voting for me, so that I can work for you.

State politicians act like doing the right thing is brain surgery. I work with actual brain surgeons, I’m a Neurosurgical Technician. It’s a demanding job. There’s no room for error. And even then, it’s a no-brainer for me when it comes to doing the right thing. My name is Leticia Corrrea and I’m running for State Senate.

As an immigrant, I am proud of what I have achieved and want everyone to have those opportunities. My husband and I have good union jobs, I have three children. But it’s hard to keep up. Working-class Californians have gotten stuck with the bill of politicians’ bad policies- rents is 50% higher, electricity bills are 65% higher, groceries are 10% higher, gasoline is $1.12 higher, and the overall cost of living is 42% higher than the rest of America.

The politicians in the State Capitol are not watching out for us. We have to start watching out for one another. That’s why I am running for State Senate. I will represent families like mine. My goals are simple: Keep our families safe, secure, and sound.