Will Johnson

I grew up in a working class neighborhood on the west side of Anaheim and while my mom, a single mother, drove a bus for the county almost 12 hours a day, my grandparents helped raise me until my teenage years. Unfortunately in the last few years, my grandmother’s condition has been deteriorating so much that she can’t walk, cook for herself, clean herself or get in or out of bed without a manual lift. The care that she needs isn’t very intensive, but it means I always have to be there to get her up, change her, get her from bed to a wheelchair and repeat it all over at night…just in reverse. To save money, we have decided to do virtually all of the care ourselves. I know the struggle of people in my position and of the people they care for, having to survive on less and less resources. 

The Issues


There was a time when the people of this country could be fooled into thinking that all of the various single payer systems around the developed world were all horrible, but the internet has made available countless studies, statistics and examples that prove the better outcomes and lower costs of those systems.


The one thing that reliably enables people to rise out of poverty is education. At all levels education prepares youth, from the time that they first learn to speak to the time they first enter the workforce, for all the challenges they will face in the 21st century.


This country needs to have a completely renewable energy production system by 2028. While the goal may be bold, it will happen with large amounts of public investment in the research and development of a national system of renewable sources, and it’s something we desperately need to start now.