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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 30

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Sal Genovese

Community Services Director
2,609 votes (1.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Will address the illegal Immigration issue, with my "Anna Rose Immigration Reform Act," that will give undocumented immigrants, and especially "Dreamers," an opportunity to become Provisional Citizens, with a pathway to Citizenship within five years.
  • Reduce the "Wealth Gap" with my "America Strong Act," that will cut taxes for hard-working Americans, giving more income to those struggling to feed their families, for no American should have to work two or three jobs to provide for their families.
  • Crime is out of control, and invites violence and fear into our neighborhoods, and will introduce the "Police Accountability Act," that will hold Police Chiefs accountable for their Officers performance, for living in fear in America is unacceptable.

Experience

Education

California State University at Los Angeles Psychology (1982)
Los Angeles City College A.A., Psychology (1980)

Community Activities

Chairman, Kingsley Drive Association (1984–current)

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Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of projects and laws.  What, if any, new programs or projects or reforms to existing programs and projects would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?
Answer from Sal Genovese:

This is an issue of Mankind vs Nature.  The climate is changing, and has been for millions of years, and certainly Mankind has contributed to the more rapid changes we have seen in our Nation and around the World.  We now have programs and policies in place in California to conserve water, in order for the Residents living in California to have water for their use, as well as for farmers and growers to have enough water to grow their crops, for import and export.  Residents throughout California and certainly in Southern California are living under mandates to cut back on water usage, in an effort to reduce water shortages.  We need an assertive approach for the water shortage that continutes to plaque California, for the duration of our droughts have been increasing in the number of years that we in California have to endure them.  My Plan to deal with the water crisis in California is to introduce my "Water Transportation Conservation Act," which will begin construction of the largest water project in decades, creating thousands of jobs, by building water pipelines, that will transport water from parts of the Country that receive millions of gallons of rain water, as well as tons of snow that can be melted, and both of these resources can easily be transported by pipelines, which can reduce flooding in areas were lakes and streams overflow.  If we can move cured oil using pipelines, then it would make sense to move water in the same manner, to help reduce the water shortage in California.  We have the technology, and the engineering capability to build a water transport system that can end the extreme water shortage in California, as well as will be able to build-up a reserve of water for future droughts in California.   

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.
Answer from Sal Genovese:

The entire Immigration System needs to be overhauled, and I will introduce my reform Bill the "Anns Rose Immigration Reform Act (ARIRA)," which will put our Nation on a course to address the illegal immigration issue, establish 24-hour Boarder Processing Centers on our Southern Boarder, fully staffed with Immigration Judges and Lawyers, along with Boarder Control Agents, as well as supported bilingual staff.  Furthermore, ARIRA will provide current undocumented Immigrants and especially "Dreamers," an opportunity to become Provisional Citizens, with a pathway to Citizenship within five years.  All undocumented immigrants will remain outside of the United States, except unaccompanied minors will be processed and housed in the United States or processed and released to family members residing in the United States, until a determination is made regarding the minor's status.  Single Mothers with Children will get priority for processing, whether seeking asylum or entry into the United States.  Normal processing time for undocumented immigrants will be within seven (7) days, with some cases taking a maximum of twenty-five (25) days to complete.

As Congress Member what, if any, policies or legislation would you support to preserve democracy for all US residents?
Answer from Sal Genovese:

Our Freedoms are under attack in many sectors of our Nation, by both major parties, for the erosion of Freedom feeds into divisiveness, and breathes life into all forms of Hatred and Racism.  Our Democracy has always been on thin ice, and it is up to the People of our Nation, and the Leaders they elect to represent them, to come to together in order to preserve our Freedoms, by respecting our differences.  No Policy or Legislation can compel Freedom or Democracy to prevail.  Our Founding Fathers held Freedom in high esteem, and left a path for Democracy to follow in hopes that it would survive, by gifting us with their Declaration of Independence, as well as the Constitution of the United States.  We cannot Legislate what is in the hearts and minds of the People of our Nation.  However, in order to perserve our Union, we must set aside our differences, and honor our Flag for what it represents, as well as refrain from labeling our accomplishments, for "Together We Can Build New Bridges of Common Understanding."

What legislation, if any, would you support to reduce American greenhouse gas production?  Please explain the reasons for your position.
Answer from Sal Genovese:

I will introduce in Congress legislation the "Green America for Future Generations Act," which will start America on a journey to reduce Greenhouse Gas production.  Like the great Industrial Revolution, we will embark on an Industrial Conversion Revolution to replace coal and fossil fuels, with alternate fuels, such as hydrogen, electric, solar, and natural gas, by the year 2050.  Governments at all levels, as well as the Private Sector, which will receive a tax credit for their investment in the conversion to renewable energies.

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