Dianne Feinstein Challenger David Hildebrand Joins 'Chalk' Protest Saturday at Senator's SF Home; BernieCrat Says Her Position on Healthcare is 'Appalling.'
SAN FRANCISCO – BernieCrat and U.S. Senate candidate David Hildebrand charged today Sen. Dianne Feinstein no longer represents California, and confirmed he will join a "Chalked Up with Feinstein" rally here at Feinstein's home (2460 Lyon St.) Saturday/Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. to protest the senator's opposition to healthcare for all.
Mr. Hildebrand, a former Bernie Sanders organizer and early challenger to Feinstein for the U.S. Senate seat, said he's joining the protest to put pressure on her to support legislation introduced by Sen. Sanders this week creating a Medicare-for-all, single-payer healthcare system to cover all Americans with affordable, quality healthcare.
"I find her responses to constituents asking about single-payer healthcare appalling. While Sen. Feinstein enjoys full medical benefits sponsored by taxpayers, she rejects the notion that her constituents want similar coverage," said Mr. Hildebrand.
"Sen. Feinstein has called single-payer 'a government takeover of all healthcare.' She knows single-payer only replaces insurance companies in the healthcare equation, but she also receives huge donations from the healthcare industry," added Mr. Hildebrand, who has promoted single-payer for a decade and notes 71 percent of California residents, including Republicans want a single-payer healthcare system.
"I am running against Sen. Feinstein because I don't believe she represents California, or the working class. We need a Senator who has experience in both legislation and working a full-time job. Someone who knows the day to day struggles that people without obscene wealth face. I intend to be that Senator," said Mr. Hildebrand, a State of California legislative analyst.
Mr. Hildebrand has promised to lead the charge for progressive policies at the federal level, and defend California against a Congress and Presidency determined to cut the social, economic, and environmental programs that American workers rely on.