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March 3, 2020 — Primary Election
Estados Unidos

Cámara de Representantes del los Estados UnidosCandidato para Distrito 38

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Michael Tolar

Estudiante, Activista, Empleado de Ventas Minoristas
26,075 votos (22.3%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • La reforma de los cuidados de la salud es mi primera prioridad y trabajaré para aprobar Medicare para Todos. Actualmente no tengo cuidados de la salud y la razón es que es demasiado costoso. Hay demasiadas personas en el país sin salud. Debe ser un derecho humano.
  • Ampliar los beneficios del Seguro Social para las Personas Mayores y los beneficios para discapacitados del Seguro Social (Social Security Disability Benefits, SSID). Veo de primera mano lo difícil que es para mi Abuela que ha trabajado desde los 15 años obtener el ingreso de seguridad complementaria (Supplemental Security Income, SSI) y apenas sobrevivir. ¡Algo debe cambiar!
  • ¡EDUCACIÓN! Actualmente soy un estudiante que está a punto de endeudarse. El precio de asistir a la universidad ha aumentado en el cargo por alimentos, la vivienda y los libros en la última década. Necesitamos proporcionar a los estudiantes Universidades y Escuelas de Oficios de colegiatura gratuita



Profesión:Estudiante, Activista, Empleado de Ventas Minoristas
Trabajador de Venta Minorista, Target (2017–actual)
Gerente de Tienda, Chipotle (2013–2016)


Candidate Michael Tolar was born on February 19th, 1993 on the United States Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk Louisiana. Michael Tolar grew up in a military household. His father Jaime Tolar is a combat veteran who served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Michael Tolar's childhood was built around family, discipline and sports. Michael Tolar is the third child out of four brothers, Jonathan (30), James (28), and Christian (20). Just a few months after Michael was born, the Tolar family moved to South Gate California, where Michael Tolar spent most of his childhood. Michael Tolar's childhood showed him first-hand what poverty looks like and the effects it has on working class families. Jaime and Rebecca Tolar together worked multiple jobs to keep the household running, and sometimes even that wasn't enough. Michael Tolar recalls eating MRE's for dinner simply because that was the financial predicament that they were in. At a very young age, these realizations taught Michael Tolar to be resilient. These realizations are also the same realizations as to why Michael Tolar decided to run for Congress. Michael Tolar believes that no family in America should go to sleep hungry, and no family in America should be left behind.
            Michael Tolar graduated from Santa Fe Springs High School. After graduation, Michael Tolar entered the work force instead of going straight to college. Around this time, Michael Tolar experienced first-hand what it was like living paycheck to paycheck. Living on his own, Michael very quickly understood that living paycheck to paycheck was not an acceptable way to live. This pushed Michael Tolar to live, breathe, and sleep politics. Since then Michael Tolar has become a political activist where he spent majority of his time educating himself on the issues that we Americans face on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. Michael Tolar enrolled at Rio Hondo Community College at the age of 24 where he began his Political Science degree. Michael Tolar is set to graduate in May of 2020. Upon deciding to run for Congress, Michael Tolar had much inspiration from newly elected members of Congress who have shown that age and status are not and should not be the determiner of who can run for office. Michael Tolar believes that politics and elected members should not be measured by the amount of experience they have, their status, their race or age. But instead, Michael Tolar believes that elected members should be measured on their passion, their drive, and their want to help the people of their district live a quality life. Nonetheless, this is why Michael Tolar is committed to challenging the status quo. Michael Tolar is committed to fighting for the everyday people who have hopes, who have dreams, and the passion to get up, and do whatever it takes to make this country a better place for all families not just some. 


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Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de League of Women Voters of California (3)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Respuesta de Michael Tolar:

The financing methods that I am currently taking is not accepting money from any PACS that at the end of the day tie a politicans' hands up. We currentlly see roads and bridges coming apart but yet we still have to use unsafe roads. the infrastructure that is mentioned in the question needs to be taken care but not at the expense of the working people. They lobby to collect as much money as possible for contracts etc. Myself not getting my hands tied with dirty money can delegate where this money needs to go. We just need legislation reform that pour the money onto our roads and bridges instead of corrupted politicians pockets.

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Respuesta de Michael Tolar:

Medicare for All. This will also cover Vision and Dental.

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Respuesta de Michael Tolar:

One that respect's the people on both sides of the border as well as countless families across the country. I will NEVER support a child-seperation bill of any kind. I will not support a useless upgrade of Trumps obsession for a new border wall.

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Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Comisión Federal Electoral de MapLight.

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Filosofía política

I am a Progressive Democrat meaning that my values resignate more on the left, and I am a progressive because I want to see progress in my district no matter Democrat or Republican legislation if it helps the people in my district I will support it. I support medicare for all because it is a human right. Nobody asked to be born and nobody asks to get sick. We will ultimately save money. We need to create tax cuts for the middle working class, and getting something in return for paying taxes needs to be a must. We are currently paying more in taxes as we speak to pay for the Presidents Tax Plan for the wealthy Americans in this country. What I mean by wealthy is having over ten million dollars in your personal bank account. With that being said, creating a tax plan that will help "us" the middle class pay taxes that actually help the majority of Americans instead of the minority (the top 1%).


I WANT MONEY OUT OF POLITICS! I am running a grassroots people powered campaign and will not accept any PAC money. I will only accept individual donations from voters.

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