Not only is Hartson more in touch with the average voter due to her teaching background, her platform is as centrist as you can get. No issue is less divisive than the corrosive effect money has had on politics. According to a survey in 2014 by Public Citizen, 58 percent of Republicans oppose Citizens United. Only seven percent of the country oppose major changes to campaign finance laws.Read more
"Even if they have the best intentions, your hands are tied if your donations come from corporations and from super PACs,” Harston said. “That tells us which way our representatives in Congress, our representatives in our state legislatures are going to be voting."Read more
In November 2017, Justice Democrats announced its endorsement of Alison Hartson as a challenger to Sen. Dianne Feinstein in the California Democratic primary in June. Before entering the race, Hartson was the director of a PAC devoted to passing a constitutional amendment banning corporate money in elections. Five states have passed a resolution endorsing the amendment so far. Hartson is making corruption the centerpiece of her platform, which calls for full public financing of elections.Read more
Justice Democrats, a group led by the progressive journalist Cenk Uygur, announced in early November they would support Alison Hartson (D), a community organizer and former teacher.Read more
Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein could be facing tough competition as a left wing group backs her primary opponent for the upcoming midterm elections. Justice Democrats are throwing their support behind challenger Alison Hartson, who announced her Senate run on Thursday.Read more
Alison Hartson hopes to ride on the wave of progressivism that was energized by Bernie Sanders during his presidential bid. Bernie revitalized the Democratic Party, and many young people become staunch supporters of his campaign and his version of progressivism. Hartson hopes that by running on similar issues and making similar promises, she will attract many people who voted for and were supporters of Bernie Sanders. The California State Senate leaders, Kevin De Leon, is also planning on running against Senator Dianne Feinstein for her seat in the United States Senate.Read more
Already under pressure from the party’s liberal wing, California Senator Dianne Feinstein will now face at least one primary opponent ahead of the 2018 midterms, after progressive outfit Justice Democrats announced the candidacy of former school teacher Alison Hartson.
Hartson is the national director of Wolf PAC, a group that aims to end corporations’ political influence. She claimed that Feinstein is part of the problem, not the solution.
“I'm sick and tired of waiting for this corrupt establishment to fix itself,” Hartson said in a press release announcing her candidacy. “It's simply not going to happen. We can't expect change from people like Dianne Feinstein who helped to create this corrupt system. We can't wait for some progressive ideas to happen 20 years from now. We need a democracy that works for people and we need it now.”Read more