Why you should support Jessica Holcombe

To bring the American dream within reach of working families and to bridge the gap between the wealthiest individuals and the majority of Americans, we must ensure access to those rights which are fundamental to the prosperity of all Americans: a living wage, universal health care, increased eligibility for food stamps, improved access to daycare, greater investment in our public schools and affordable college tuition and vocational training.   Americans, regardless of political affiliation, are concerned about saving enough for retirement and the futures of their children and grandchildren.  To ensure they have opportunities to succeed, affordable higher education without the crippling burden of debt and universal access to health care without exclusion is key to raising the bar for the majority of working families. And, with Americans living longer, we must ensure continued access and eligibility to social security.  

Growing up as the oldest of seven kids in a family that lived below the poverty line, higher education was my best opportunity to make a better life and give back to the community.  Through a combination of government-funded loans, grants, scholarships, and part-time jobs, I received my college degree from Georgetown University.  After college, I joined the US Peace Corps in Russia and returned to California to receive my JD/MBA from UC Davis.  I later met my husband, Vincent, who is originally from Holland while I was backpacking and he was paragliding in Nepal.  We now live in beautiful Auburn.   

Stemming the tide of global warming and greater reliance on renewable sources of energy are critical to protecting our planet as we know it and are necessary for our economic sustainability and security.  Sudden droughts and floods have resulted in mass migration of many in desperate circumstances throughout the world which leads to conflict and is the spawning ground for radicalization. To curb the damage to our world and security, I support the goals of the Paris Agreement, and the economic opportunities for continued expansion of renewal energy.  For every 1 job in coal, there are 5 jobs in solar.    

Since the presidential election results last November, our constitutional rights and the freedoms envisioned by Roosevelt have been under siege. 

Rather than presenting solutions to bridge income inequality, supporting renewable energy, and ensuring healthcare for all Americans, Trump has distracted his voter base with fear and hate, an age-old tactic used by demagogues to gain support while evading solutions to real problems.  Trump's order to ban individuals from predominantly Muslim countries, undermining the rights of members LGBTQ community, and summarily rounding up undocumented immigrants has instilled fear in communities and is an attack on our Constitution and our democratic values.  Our diversity is the fabric and strength of our nation.  We will not allow the new administration to break up families and extinguish the flame held by the Statute of Liberty.  We welcome refugees, and I support immigration reform and a path to citizenship for our DREAMers, their parents, and for many whose home is America.     

In our fight to protect healthcare, the rights of working families, our civil rights, and our environment, we must stand united and reach across the aisles to pass legislation supporting these critical goals.  As a business attorney, I frequently negotiate with those who have competing interests to find solutions that meet our key objectives.  

Will you join me in our fight for our country?  Let's take our nation back.  


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  • Ruth Lambert endorsed

    “I support Jessica Holcomb because WOMEN ARE THE FUTURE. We need women in politics to represent ALL of us, not just the Old Boys' Club.”

  • peter kolster endorsed

    “My support is for jessica Holcombe as she stands for a progressive agenda and most of all we need more women in Congress.”

  • Jennifer Greely endorsed

    “I support Jessica Holcombe because she is a creative and quick thinking problem solver with diverse life experience that demonstrates action, accountability, and -most importantly - an ethical grounding in helping others from the ground up. I wholeheartedly believe in her dedication to public service, not only through honesty and empathy toward others, but in her stewardship of our shared planet. Go Jess - we will all be better off with you having a seat at the table looking out for the common good!”

Jul 14 2017

Chico Enterprise Op-Ed

Thank you to Asa Mittman for the excellent op-ed in Chico Enterprise

http://www.chicoer.com/opinion...

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Jun 27 2017

Thank you to Channel 7 for covering the Congressional Campaign

Thank you to Channel 7 for taking the time to cover our Coffee Hour in Redding 

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/shasta/congressional-candidate-hosts-coffee-meet-up-1


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May 16 2017

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  • Audrey Smith endorsed

  • Ruth Lambert endorsed

    “I support Jessica Holcomb because WOMEN ARE THE FUTURE. We need women in politics to represent ALL of us, not just the Old Boys' Club.”

  • Rocco Dragone endorsed

  • peter kolster endorsed

    “My support is for jessica Holcombe as she stands for a progressive agenda and most of all we need more women in Congress.”

  • Jennifer Greely endorsed

    “I support Jessica Holcombe because she is a creative and quick thinking problem solver with diverse life experience that demonstrates action, accountability, and -most importantly - an ethical grounding in helping others from the ground up. I wholeheartedly believe in her dedication to public service, not only through honesty and empathy toward others, but in her stewardship of our shared planet. Go Jess - we will all be better off with you having a seat at the table looking out for the common good!”

  • Paul Hamilton endorsed

  • Stewart Feldman endorsed

    “Jessica has the skills and experience to tackle complicated issues, and she listens to people in an open and concerned manner. She won't run from her constituents, and she'll bring new energy to this district.”

  • Eliot Bowytz endorsed

    “It's my honor to support Jessica. She is very smart and energetic and will without doubt give 110% to this office.”

  • Monica Canchola endorsed

  • Jack & Milagros KRAMER endorsed

    “You inspire us to action even more than the Donald does.”

  • Cynthia Harwood endorsed

  • Scott Johnson endorsed

    “Jessica Holcombe will be a Representative for all citizens of the 1st. Congressional District, not just the wealthy and the well connected. She knows that a raising tide lifts all boats and will stand up for those who don't usually have a voice in Washington DC.”

  • chris rauwendaal endorsed

    “I have known Jessica for several years. She is smart and knowledgeable – more importantly she cares for fellow Americans and she is a person with integrity. She will be a phenomenal improvement of Doug LaMalfa. He is the exact opposite of Jessica. He does not care for fellow Americans; he cares only for himself and other rich people that can provide large campaign contributions. LaMalfa definitely cannot be described as a person with integrity.”

  • Cynthia Wang endorsed

    “There are few people I know who are as wholeheartedly passionate about and committed to preserving our democratic institutions as Jessica Holcombe. I am so proud of her for stepping forward and being a voice for the betterment of not only her community, but our nation.”

  • Nancy Richstad Taggart endorsed

    “There are very few individuals out there, and even fewer politicians, with the integrity and the strength of character that we will find in Jessica Holcombe. This woman will work tirelessly to represent her constituents, and to make us proud again!”

  • Robert and Teresa Salkin endorsed

    “I support Jessica because once you have her commitment, you have her integrity, dedication and brilliant understanding of what's at stake in defending a democracy for all.”

  • David endorsed

  • sharon earhart endorsed

    “I am endorsing Ms Holcomb because I believe in the same things she believes in. We need a strong Democratic candidate that is willing to go the extra mile to be part of taking back our great country. I am willing to help her get elected if she continues to put her message out to ALL of District #1”

  • David Parkinson endorsed

  • Laural Park endorsed

    “Jessica Holcombe actually represents my views and what I feel is important to move forward. Doug LaMalfa has not been addressing the many needs of our community and continues to support an utter disaster for President.”

  • Tanna Welch endorsed

  • Penny Williams endorsed

  • Barbara Milton endorsed

  • Julian Strachan endorsed

  • Rocco Dragone endorsed

  • Carlos Marroquin endorsed

  • David endorsed