For Caleen Sisk, Chief, Winnemem Wintu Tribe Ballot Language for 2018 AD-1

All of California depends on the clean water, fresh air, and abundant farms and forests of our region, but those of us who live here need greater opportunities. We are rich in resources, but many young people in our rural communities feel pressured to leave because they can't find good jobs.

From Mt. Shasta to Truckee, District 1 needs a strong advocate for restoration, innovation, and respect. We can restore salmon runs, engineer better water storage solutions, support sustainable agriculture, attract tech industries, and encourage responsible recreation.

I worked in the orchards with my parents—tough jobs essential to California's prosperity, now unfilled as politicians argue about immigration. As a graduate of Chico State, a former teacher and recruiter helping low-income students get to college, I value education. I've worked in one of our understaffed prisons, high stress for guards and inmates alike. I know that when we work together to provide opportunities for success, our communities are stronger and healthier.

As a woman leader of my Winnemem Wintu Tribe, I have experienced prejudice, and I've also found tremendous respect and cooperation from unexpected friends. Alliances I have made with leaders throughout our state and around the world have given me practical strategies for problem solving and collaboration.

Our beautiful region has been home to my people for thousands of years. It's time for a tribal leader to represent all families and citizens in Assembly District 1.

I'm ready to work, to listen, and to represent you in Sacramento.