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October 9, 2012 > Candidate Evelyn Li MD, FACC, FACP (Republican)

Candidate Evelyn Li MD, FACC, FACP (Republican)

For Congressional District 17

Hello, I am Evelyn Li, running for Congress in California's 17th District.

My family escaped poverty to come to America when I was 11 and I am now a medical doctor. I am very fortunate to have lived the American Dream but I do not see that possibility for my children and grandchildren.

Having been a doctor for over 30 years, I have seen all walks of life. I understand healthcare and I understand economy. I know I can offer concrete solutions that would cut costs and provide quality care. Being a small business owner, I have run businesses for many years and have created jobs and I understand the problems businesses face.

The current situation of our country makes me sad.

I am sad to see our friends and neighbors out of jobs.

I am sad to see healthcare costs at an all-time high.

I am sad to see our seniors having to sell their homes just to buy medication.

I am sad to see businesses afraid to expand because of fear of hiring.

I am sad to see many recent college graduates unable to find jobs.

Although we cannot change human behavior, I believe, as a legislative representative, we can change laws to make bad men, good and good men, better. We can adopt laws that bring back the dignity of hardworking ethics. We can formulate policies that can reinstitute our honor and respect for each other. We need representatives who are not afraid to stand up for us.

I have helped three medical societies to negotiate with Congress to postpone Medicare cuts over the last five years. We were successful but this December the fight resumes to prevent a 26 percent cut in Medicare.

Thomas Jefferson said, "Our greatest happiness is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits."

This is not a fight between Republicans and Democrats. We are losing our freedom. We are losing our liberty.

I am for the people; I am not for any special interest groups. I understand the issues that face our District. In my book, What Makes Sense, I outlined three ways to improve our current failing system: Healthcare Innovative Reform Bill Proposal; Production Innovation Increase Jobs Bill Proposal; and Immigration Support USA Bill Proposal. We want to restore jobs and revive our American Dream.

I believe in America. I believe in freedom. I believe in choice. We want good representatives in Congress. I am the best candidate for you. I have compassion and I have solutions to make the changes we need.

I have lived in our District for over 20 years. My children grew up here. I know I can best represent YOU and YOUR interests in Congress. I humbly ask for your vote in November 2012 so that, together, we can restore jobs and revive our American Dream!

God bless you and God bless America.

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