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Assemblymember Brian Maienschein Leaves GOP, Joins the Democratic Party

This morning I went online and re registered
as a Democrat. Changing my party registration is no small
matter it is letting go of a lot of history I’ve been a member of the Republican Party
for all of my adult life I served on the San Diego city council for 2 terms and I’ve been
elected to the California legislature for 4 terms I ran for the San Diego city council
in 2000 because I believe that government should help people and I wanted to make life
better for my community I believe the government exists to support families protect the community
and give people the opportunity to fulfill their dreams at that time I believe the Republican
Party stood for those values I still believe in those values today’s Republican Party often
does not Donald Trump has led the Republican Party to the extreme on issues that divide
our country but its leadership is not the only reason for my change in party affiliation
I too have changed as the Republican Party has drifted further right I and my votes have
shifted to the left as a single father to 2 girls I’m guided by my hopes and my dreams
for their future I believe that our children our families and our communities deserve to
be protected above an unencumbered right to own automatic weapons I believe in supporting
businesses but that the work force needs protection and organized labor provides that protection
I believe that healthcare should be accessible to everyone no one should have to choose between
medicine and buying groceries I believe in the value of life but I will never allow interference
with a woman’s right to choose I believe that love happens in many forms and no person’s
rights should be denied because of who they live I believe that families can come in all
shapes and sizes and that’s a good thing I believe that a person born outside of the
United States has the right to pursue his or her American dream and I believe that there
is no circumstance when a child should be. Torn from the arms of his or her mother or
father. Over the years I’ve often been at odds with
the Republican Party and even when the GOP disrespected and ignored me across the aisle
to vote for my values but I do not have to shout these values from the mountain top alone
the Democratic Party believes in the same values leaving the Republican Party is not
easy I can either keep fighting to change the Republican Party or I can fight for my
constituents I choose to use my energy and my skills to fight for the people that I represent
my reason for serving has never changed I still believe that government should help
people I will do everything I can to ensure that it will as a member of the Democratic Party thank


  1. Kurt Elliott
    Kurt Elliott January 24, 2019

    Traitor! time to sell the other 80% of our uranium to Russia Traitor? impeach this moron for stealing Republican votes!

  2. tOM FANK
    tOM FANK June 20, 2019

    Good example of a spineless politician

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