David Chiu and Luz Rivas

CA State Assemblymembers David Chiu and Luz Rivas were early supporters of our nurse practitioner bill, helped stop a bill targeting Teach For America, are potential supporters of retirement and education reforms, and are better for GFC than Sanders-backed opponents in their left-leaning districts. But also they co-authored a noxious tax increase bill that GFC is leading the effort to defeat. Should GFC never again provide support to them?

Our answer is “no.” We plan to defeat the tax increase bill and hope to benefit from their support for other GFC objectives.

Fixing California requires unemotional representation of the general interest. If you figure out a way to reform California without supporting legislators who occasionally take positions you oppose, let us know. Until then, we’ll keep our eyes on the prize.