Candidate Profile
Kenneth Mejia

Green , California

Biography

Name
Kenneth Mejia
Party
Green
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 34
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Liberals

2
Demand Universal Healthcare, Santa Clara Green Party of California

Reported by Candidate

2
Green Party of the United States, Demand Universal Healthcare

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Disagree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Agree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Disagree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Disagree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Neutral

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

No Answer

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

No Answer

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Neutral

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Agree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Neutral

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Disagree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

No Answer

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

It is up to the mother and her doctor to make that decision.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

There are plenty of radical ideas that exist domestically already, for example, we live in a police state where black and brown people get killed by police. In addition, many mass shootings are done by domestic terrorists here at home, most who are Christian.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a raised Catholic but I have an open mind about life. For every decision I have to make, I think about "how this decision will affect the most vulnerable people?"

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

No Answer

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I believe that basic human needs like healthcare, housing, education, and a Clean Green environment should be human rights. I identify more with the Green Party's political ideology, we are an eco-socialist party. Us Greens believe in building an economy based on large-scale green public works, municipalization, and workplace and community democracy. We believe this will help end labor exploitation, environmental exploitation, and racial, gender, and wealth inequality and bring about economic and social justice due to the positive effects of democratic decision making.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

We would push for a Single Payer Healthcare system where we cut out the Health Insurance companies and all the bureaucratic and administrative costs that are raising our prices for healthcare. We would also advocate for negotiating prescription drug prices and importing them from other countries. America is the only industrialized nation to not guarantee healthcare. Currently, we are canvassing, holding events, and educational systems with the community on what a Single Payer system is and how it could benefit the masses. We can pay for healthcare for everyone through a small % tax and also via the Treasury through the Federal Reserve Board. Mind you, we wouldn't have to pay for premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and expensive prescription drug prices anymore. If elected we would advocate constantly for #HR676, Medicare for All via Single Payer.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should create a Federal Job Guarantee program like it used to exist. Give people good paying jobs, the economy will naturally better itself. Workers can help with Green energy, improve infrastructure, become caretakers for the elderly, become teachers, you name it! In addition, Government should stop handing out tax-breaks and subsidies to profitable corporations who pay their workers minimum wage.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Cut taxes for the middle and lower income classes. Raise the taxes on the 1%, tax capital gains at ordinary income, and pass a Wall-Street tax as well for every financial security traded.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

A Federal Job Guarantee Program. Workers can help with Green energy, improve infrastructure, become caretakers for the elderly, become teachers, you name it!

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Expanding the Social Security income cap beyond $127,200 so millionaires can pay into the Social Security fund as well.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Community Organizer - Kenneth organizes with the LA Tenants Union to fight for Universal Rent Control and to help tenants facing unjust evictions and immoral rent increases. He organizes with the community service group, “We Can Make a Difference – LA”, providing meals, blankets, hygienic products, clothing, and shoes to the homeless, school supplies to low income families, funds for tenants fighting rent increases or evictions, and environmental community cleanups. He also organizes to fight for Single Payer healthcare by organizing marches, rallies, and canvassing events to educate the community. Certified Public Accountant - Kenneth worked as an auditor auditing large multi-million & billion-dollar corporations to ensure that their financial statements were in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Neighborhood Council Board Member – Kenneth fights for working class families and those living in poverty constantly voting “No” on statements of support for real

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

kennethmejiaforcongress@gmail.com

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am not a career politician, I am just a normal hardworking individual filled with courage, compassion, and integrity trying to change the world.


Background

Education
  • Woodbury University, Burbank, B.S. Accounting, 2010
Work & Military
  • California, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 5
Affiliations
  • We Can Make a Difference - LA, Co-Founder (community service group - homeless)
  • LA Tenants Union, Member (housing & tenants rights)
  • Green Party, National Delegate for California
Offices
  • Board Member of WC Koreatown Neighborhood Council, Held 2
 

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