U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Hartson attacks Dianne Feinstein on tax-related voting record


April 4, 2018

CALIFORNIA — U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Hartson released a video today attacking Dianne Feinstein’s tax-related voting record. As the progressive challenger in Feinstein’s race, Hartson pulls no punches in calling out California’s incumbent Senator for siding with Republicans in voting for the Bush-era tax cuts and for voting to repeal the estate tax.

“Income inequality continues to plague American citizens, and the current Congress is doing nothing to narrow the incredible wealth gap between working-class Americans and the wealthy elite,” Hartson said. “Dianne Feinstein isn’t going to fix this problem, because she is the problem.”

Feinstein is one of the top 10 wealthiest members of Congress. Seven of those top 10 members are Democrats.

“It's an outrage that the people of California have one of the most conservative Democrats in the country representing them in the Senate,” Cenk Uygur, Hartson’s campaign adviser and host of The Young Turks said. “Alison is the only candidate in this race who has a history of fighting the influence of money in politics. Feinstein is drenched in that money and the corruption that comes with it. It’s time for California to elect a progressive who reflects the real values of Californians.”

In an election year when voters are ripe for change and demanding action, Hartson’s platform of creating a more representative government resonates across the country.

“As a representative for the people of California, Dianne Feinstein purportedly works for Californians, but we have the third-highest homeless rate in the nation,” Hartson said. “It is time we call out corrupt politicians and educate the American public on how the decisions of these legislators affect the day-to-day lives of every citizen.”

Hartson released her latest video on her website at https://www.alisonhartson.com/priorities/economic-justice.

Alison Hartson is a True Progressive running for U.S. Senate in California. A former school teacher turned activist, Hartson spent 5 years at the helm of Wolf-PAC, an organization working for a 28th constitutional amendment to get money out of politics in this country once and for all. Hartson’s platform includes Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage tied to inflation, Maximum income and a swift shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Learn more about Alison Hartson at alisonhartson.com.

Ricardo Gonzalez