A Message from Aasim

Dear Neighbor, 

Ever since I was a young boy, I knew that I wanted to find my way to affect change. How would I fully accomplish this? That was the part I didn’t quite understand, until high school. In the last four years political divisiveness based on superficial issues has strengthened, and this divide can be felt on local, state, and national level. With a newfound interest in politics, I set out to my part. 

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Elected officials are too focused on pushing their personal agendas. Elected officials are too focused on advocating for controversial and divisive legislation. Elected officials are too focused on being politicians.

To me, running for the California State Assembly, means more than a gateway to politics. It is about giving a voice to our youth who are severely underrepresented in our government. It is about disregarding political parties and finding a balanced platform where we can focus on issues we agree need to be reformed. Most importantly however, it is about strengthening the transparency and bridging the disconnect between our leaders and citizens.

As a young adult, I embody the next wave of future citizens. We are ready to be heard and we are ready to take action. #whynotus

Sincerely, 

Aasim Yahya

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