Job creation: Alex knows we need to create more jobs and turn low wage work into higher pay career opportunities. The arts and entertainment industry provided Alex with a career that allowed him to rise out of poverty and into the middle class. 

In the Assembly, Alex will: 

  • Strengthen our entertainment industry to make sure Los Angeles remains the creative center of the world.
  • Provide incentives for production companies to contract with local small businesses for services such as catering and dry cleaning.
  • Work with our high schools and community colleges to provide entertainment job training programs and build a pipeline of workers for these technical jobs 

Child Care and Paid Family Leave: Alex recently became foster parent and he quickly learned how challenging it is to find reliable and affordable child care. The cost of child-care and ability to take time off work to care for your child is a barrier for working men and women who are trying to get ahead. 

In the Assembly, Alex will: 

  • Provide incentives to businesses who create child care centers at their company.
  • Dedicate more resources to single parent and non-traditional families
  • Make education and professional development more affordable and accessible for early childhood educators.
  • Expand on the paid family leave law that Congressman Jimmy Gomez wrote by pushing for additional time to bond with a new child or care for an ill family member and increasing wage replacement benefits.

Health Care: Alex believes health care is a right and not a privilege. He grew up without health insurance and when his dad became ill with cancer, he couldn’t afford the treatment. His dad had to return to the Philippines to get care and by then the cancer had spread and he passed away. That’s why Alex is passionate about expanding access to affordable and quality health care. 

In the Assembly, Alex will:

  • Fight for Health Care for All and work towards a single-payer system.
  • Ensure coverage for pre-existing conditions and women’s reproductive health care stay in tact
  • Make sure young adults can stay on their parents’ health plans until they are 26.


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