Kia Hamadanchy is running for US Representative for California District 45.
On Kia’s website it states:
I decided to run for Congress the night that Trump announced his first Muslim travel ban. This is personal to me. If that ban had been in place when my parents sought refuge from the rise of extremism in Iran, the door to the Land of the Free would have been slammed in their faces. When the travel ban was announced, my mother asked me whether she should sell her house and move to Canada “because this is the not the first time she might have to leave a country because of the government changing.” I found her question heartbreaking. And my response was immediate: No, you will not have to leave America. We will join with others to win back the America that we know and love….
Our nation made a tragic mistake by electing Donald Trump to the presidency. Our challenge now is to repair this mistake. We have a civic responsibility – as individuals and working together – to fight back against Trump’s efforts to divide our people and degrade our democracy. Today, if you are not angry, you haven’t been paying attention….
I had no plans to run for office in 2018. Had Hillary Clinton been elected President, I’d still be happily working for Senator Sherrod Brown and I would not have even entertained the idea of doing this. I was born and raised in Irvine, and I’ve never forgotten where home is and where I intended one day to return. In the past, I thought of returning, putting my roots back down, and maybe run for the state assembly or city council. Those plans changed last November. I had no choice but to step into the arena and make a difference — now.
We are at a moment when it doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat or Republican; what matters is your willingness to resist Donald Trump.
I believe that more and more people of both major parties are eager to unite around this important cause. This is about saving the America that we love and admire. It’s about preserving a livable world for our children and grandchildren….
Kia is running against incumbent Republican Mimi Walters in California’s 45th Congressional District, a district that Hillary Clinton won by 5.4%. Despite representing a forward-focused district, Representative Walters has voted with President Donald Trump 100 percent of the time…
Californians, do not let this guy win! Vote against him! Primary is June 5th 2018.