Restoring, Reinventing & Reimagining the Golden California Dream
Groundbreaking Equal-Opportunity-for-All-to-Succeed Platform

Joel Ventresca for California Governor 2022
Restore democracy; Reinvent government; Reimagine capitalism.

Create just, livable & flourishing California for all.

  • Enact free, universal, high-quality healthcare, education prekindergarten-through-college, childcare & job training fully-funded by wealthy individuals & corporations, government revenues, and high-income workers.
  • Raise minimum wage to $18.50-an-hour with no exceptions & annual upward cost-of-living adjustments.
  • End homelessness, poverty, gender-based violence, mass incarceration, death penalty, war-on-drugs & institutional racism.
  • Pass best tenant protection, civil rights, gun safety & police reform laws in the nation.
  • Build large-scale multi-unit permanent affordable housing.
  • Eliminate taxes & fees on small businesses for 5 years.
  • Increase taxes on wealthy individuals & corporations.
  • Reverse economic inequality & expand economic democracy.

  • Disempower top 1% economic elite.
  • Empower nonviolent mass movements.
  • Reinvent California into the first zero-carbon-emissions state in the nation.
  • Restructure energy utilities into one full-service consumer-owned statewide public power system that operates efficiently, reliably, sustainably & safely with 15% lower rates.
  • Convert to non-nuclear 100% clean renewable energy.
  • Establish free public transit.
  • Cease fracking & oil drilling.
  • Reduce inequities, disparities & the gap between rich & poor.
  • Challenge corporate & tech agendas.
  • Rejuvenate inclusive & diverse participatory democracy.

  • Remove corrupt influence of private money from politics by mandating 100% publicly-funded candidate campaigns & elections.
  • Prohibit elected representatives from meeting with lobbyists.
  • Halt government waste, fraud, abuse, inefficiency, mismanagement & corruption.
  • Make safety, security, opportunity & well-being accessible to all.
  • Confront bias, discrimination & bigotry.
  • Reopen Robert Kennedy murder investigation.
  • Launch advertising-free, public interest-oriented, high-value alternative media (television, radio & print) completely-funded by taxing corporate media & big tech 2.5% of gross sales in California annually.
  • Paid for by Joel Ventresca for California Governor 2022. FPPC# 1443383.