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Hernandez Platform

Hernandez Platform

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Published by: D Publications on Jan 31, 2012
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Economic Recovery Economic Recovery is the biggest problem facing California's 21st Congressional District.

With some of the highest unemployment rates in the United States, it has been facing a chronic employment problem for many years that was only deepened by the recent economic hardship facing the entire country. The answers to this dilemma are complex but solutions can be found. They exist in the following: Small Business Development Small Business in the US contributes to around ½ of the U.S. GDP and over half of the employment. The 21st district is no different. I will work for the Small Business community in our district to ensure they get their share of resources to help them participate in the inevitable rebound that will take place in the future California economy. The California High Speed Rail Authority has stated that they have a target that 30 % of the contracts on the project be completed by small business. I will work to make sure this goal is reached and that the Small Business community is in a position to compete for the contracts that will be available. High Speed Rail The California High Speed Rail project is the jump start that could help trigger economic recovery in Central California. If elected to Congress from the 21st District I will continue to work on making sure that the plan to originate the first phase of the project will be started, as planned, between Bakersfield to just north of Fresno and that contractors in the area will have ample opportunity to bid for contracts in the 6 Billion dollar State/ Federal project that will provide 10's of thousands of good paying jobs for many years while the project is being built. Renewable Energy & Infrastructure I favor the continued development of solar, wind and other green technology in Central California. With the regions abundance of sunny days, the district is in an obvious location for the continued production of renewable energy resources and the manufacturing and service industries that revolve around it. 21st Century Job Training Even with the extremely high percentages of unemployment in the 21st District there are far too many instances of companies not being able to find adequately trained employees to fill many of the limited jobs that are available in the area. I will work hard to find innovative answers to bridge this gap so that employers can find qualified 21st century trained candidates for the positions that they will have opening as the economy recovers. Positions on these important Issues will be released soon. • Water • Education • Law Enforcement • Immigration

About the district: The 21st Congressional District stretches from rural Fresno County through Kings County and includes communities from both north and south of Bakersfield. The districts voter registration is 46% Democratic, 35% Republican and 18% Independent. Hernandez is a pro small business Democratic candidate. As CEO of the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce his responsibilities included small business training, economic development and government relations in a six county area that includes the 21st Congressional District.


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