is brown university a private school Former arc student runs for california state senate the american river current

A former american river college student, kim is running as the democratic nominee for california’s state senate against 4th district incumbent nielsen. On sept. 19, the two candidates participated in a debate held by appeal-democrat, a local news source for sutter and yuba counties, who also live streamed the event to their online viewers. Kim used the opportunity to publicly address his stances on free healthcare, implementing rent control and providing funding and free tuition for college students.

California’s fourth state senate district includes all of yuba, butte and sutter counties, among others. Brown university activities it also covers parts of sacramento and placer counties, including rancho cordova, north highlands, citrus heights, carmichael and roseville.

“our community colleges are awesome. Brown university kosten I was taking music and recording classes at american river college a few years ago and the quality of education there was on par with, or better than the four year university that I went to,” kim told the audience.

“I think it’s an amazing system and we need to do all we can to ensure them financially and make sure it’s all funded.”

His involvement in political justice continued throughout his life and into his time attending community college. While attending ARC in 2015, kim became involved with the bernie sanders campaign in sacramento because he found that his political views aligned with sanders.

“I think democratic socialism and the politics of bernie sanders [are] appealing because things have gotten so bad in our economy that a lot of young people are struggling,” kim said. “struggling to pay their rent, struggling to pay for college, struggling to find a decent job.”

“the campaigning I’m doing is on the weekends and in my spare time, but I don’t have the luxury of being able to quit my job to campaign full time,” kim said. “I’ve taken very few donations. Just enough to pay for flyers, but it’s very much a guerrilla, grass-roots campaign.”

SB562 would combine all forms of federal medical aid into one fund and the difference would be made up through taxes, according to kim. “ so it’s true that our taxes would go up but it would replace the huge insurance costs that right now individuals and employers are paying,” he said.

Many questions asked during the debate touched on the recurring topics of homelessness, rising rent and housing costs in california. Kim and nielsen offered different opinions on what role the government should play in california’s housing crisis.

The democratic nominee strongly advocates for proposition 10, which would repeal the costa-hawkins rental housing act. Enacted in 1995, it places restrictions on local governments and cities to pass certain types of rent control. John brown university rogers campus with the costa-hawkins repealed, kim said he feels that it would give power to local governments to handle the housing crisis in their cities.

“housing costs are crazy and off the line in california because of government regulations,” he said. “A new imposing of almost $10,000 on every new home in california for solar. What’s that going to do for the cost of housing? Make it better? No.”

When it came to the topic of education, kim suggested that full funding and adopting the european model of free college is the answer, while nielsen referenced his previous work in education as a reason why he is the best candidate for community college students.

The panel asked the candidates about their concerns regarding grade schools and higher education at the debate. Nielsen said that public education needs to be held accountable for low test scores, not more money, and that reducing testing was not the answer.

“as far as higher education is concerned, I am the author of the review of the master plan of higher education that defined the missions, goals and interrelationships of the three levels of higher education that was done in the 1980s,” he said. “the greatest beneficiary of that review and the reforms that we put into effect afterwards were [community colleges].”

“[S]tand up and vote. Brown university tuition I would hope, that however you vote, you would vote for someone who is candid and honest … too many do not do that,” he said to the current. “I would encourage the students to get involved and be informed and consider many opinions.”

“the revolution is people getting involved and taking back control of their government and having a decent society where healthcare and housing are provided for and people can work a decent job and be able to retire with dignity. That for me is the political revolution,” he said. “I want a more decent and fair society and economy, where we’re not having to just work all the time, because there’s more to life than work.”

After ‘the revolution’, kim said he’d like to get back to the music he had supported at ARC. “in a more just society I would be playing more music, and maybe not even being involved in politics,” he said, but until then for kim, there’s work to be done.