I’ve seen the value of stepping up my whole life. Both of my parents were FBI agents for over 20 years. When you have people like that as your role models, loyalty, bravery, and integrity become your way of life.

Until now, my way of serving has been through working to understand our planet and how we can live with it, including the dangerous parts like volcanoes and earthquakes. I give back by helping educate the next generation of scientists: young women and men from all backgrounds who will be the innovators, educators, and conservationists of the future.

I was moved to step out of my work boots and into the race for Congress because people like Donald Trump and Steve Knight are threatening that future by destroying some of the most basic things we all agree are important. Education, scientific research, disaster preparedness, critical infrastructure, national parks, and wildlife are all under assault.

Our economy thrives when we invest in our people and our planet. Trump and Knight both deny the science of climate change, which impacts our economy, health and way of life. Their attacks on immigrant families, women’s rights and health care coverage are offensive and damaging to the most vulnerable people in our society.

Trump and Knight are failing to deal with important issues like cybersecurity, senior care, and disability justice that will only become more important in the years ahead. I’m working to win the job of representing the people I care about and the places I love, because everyone should have a bright today and a brilliant tomorrow.


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Michael McPhee endorsed

    “Go get 'em. We need our brightest in congress before our planet rejects us.”

  • Kevin Medina endorsed

    “SHE STUDIED VOLCANOS AND LIVED”

  • William D Waters endorsed

    “Ideology is a poison. We need people who can see truth and act on it. Our world hangs in the balance, and religion is not going to save it.”

  • Rick Quaresma endorsed

    “A woman of science in congress is a great idea. We need more people like Jess Phoenix running for office.”

  • Bronwen Aker endorsed

    “People who do not understand basic science don't understand the world. It's time for scientists to lead.”

  • Marc Levison endorsed

    “We need more candidates like Phoenix to run for congress. Check her out on CrowdPac! She was featured on an amazing public television video.”

  • Jean Valencia McCauley endorsed

    “My daughter is a senior environmental engineering major at USC. Keep up the fight against climate change deniers! Our planet depends on it.”

  • Melissa Durand endorsed

    “We need people who actually understand science and the world around us to participate in congress. We need to elect people who care about the future generations to follow more than they care about getting rich from rigging the system in their favor.”

February 16, 2018

Help us with our next video

I've added our video from last year to remind people of how we reached this point, and to ask for support with our next video. 

Jess wants to do a video focusing on her work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

We're at a pivotal point in our country. With the election of Donald Trump, it's become apparent that we've avoided hard conversations as a nation. From race, to domestic violence, to health care, we're a nation in need of public servants willing to be vocal on these difficult issues. 

If everyone on this list gave $5, we could make this video and continue addressing the difficult issues of our time. 

Any support would be much appreciated.

Best,

Peter Hinga (Campaign Manager)

January 26, 2018

Welcome Danny!

Hey Folks,


Because of your support last month, we've been able to hire a new staff member and open a new office. 

Welcome Danny!

We're looking to hire two more people to the team. Help us reach that goal. If every donor on our CrowdPac campaign gave $20, we can make these much needed hires. 

Thanks for everything so far. Check out the new video on the page and meet our new Rock Star, Danny Ramirez!

Cheers,

Peter Hinga - Campaign Manager 

December 21, 2017

Over 300 new contributions in 12 hours!

Hey everyone, a quick update. 

Thanks to a massive support surge on Twitter last night, Jess has received over 300 contributions in 12 hours, with an average contribution of $25.

We must hit our $75,000 goal by the end of the month to move forward and it looks like we'll hit that goal! 

If you can help pitch in and get us over that $75,000 mark, we can then start building our team by bringing on new hires and build a true movement. At $100,000, we can open a new office and bring on two new people. 

Everyone, thank you for what you've done to date, this has been an inspiring campaign so far. 

Cheers,

Peter Hinga - Campaign Manager

p.s. check out our new video on the page

December 12, 2017

New CBS segment on Jess!

Hey folks come check out the CrowdPac homepage and see Jess's new interview with CBS. 

Also, please share the CP link with folks you think may be interested in Jess. This is a grassroots campaign, so we're depending on donations from folks who support her message. 

Cheers,

Peter

December 4, 2017

Jess was the #1 trending topic on Reddit yesterday!

This article and podcast was the top trending topic yesterday

We have a few big things coming, and we really need to hit our $35,000 target in order to pay for the proper level of promotion. 

Please help us reach this target ASAP!

- Peter Hinga


November 29, 2017

New I F@*#ing Love Science Article

It's odd typing that headline for a Congressional race, but, then again, this is a different type of Congressional race.

We are trying to challenge the norms of politics in America. You all have shown your support already, and we are asking you to do it again. We have a professional video being edited now, and we need to raise money to complete (goal is stated on the CROWDPAC link). 

If you believe in the message below, and you want to see a bold message on science, climate change, and fact-based policy solutions...please make another contribution to the campaign. If you can't give, please pass the CROWDPAC link along to five friends and ask them to give $10.  

This is a critical moment for the campaign!

“If you hobble someone’s intellect – if you tell them to not use their brains – you are making people slaves to an ideology. In this case, the ideology is profit, profit, profit,” she tells us.

Read the full article here

November 16, 2017

Jess's Video on Uranium Mining at the Grand Canyon

Come view Jess's response to the Trump administration's plan to lift the ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.

November 13, 2017

New Star Trek Videos

Hey Folks,

First of all, great day today. We passed $14k raised on CROWDPAC and we're close to 100 endorsements. 

We need to hit $35k on this site by the end of November, so please contribute if you can, or pass this link around to friends who would be interested in Jess's message and mission. 

Now, to Trek. 

We started this particular fundraising drive with a video that included Jess and Tim Russ - Jess now correctly uses thumbs out on the Vulcan Salute. 

We've fallen a bit behind in follow-up videos, so now you get THREE new pieces that have Jess chatting with Bob Picardo and John Billingsley (great banter in the videos). 

Check out all of the Trek videos here.

We hope to do several more of these as the campaign moves forward, so we'll keep you informed as new ones come along. 

Thanks for joining us on this journey, we couldn't have made it this far without you.

Cheers,

Peter Hinga (Campaign Manager)

p.s. shout out to Tanner and my buddy Darren for volunteering their time to put these videos together - this campaign is a solid group effort.  


November 7, 2017

It is time for change

Progressive candidates have won or are leading in all 60 top targeted races tonight. 

In VA, Danica Roem, 33, became the first openly transgender person ever elected in the commonwealth. She did so by defeating the author of legislation that targeting transgender citizens. 

BOOM!

The country is ready for candidates of change, candidates like Jess. 

I know you have helped before, but if you can, please help again. We need your support to keep this campaign moving forward. 

If you can't contribute, please watch Jess's video on gun violence, and if you agree with her message, share with your community. 

We need your help. As tonight made clear, the country is ready for bold new leadership - help us get Jess's message out so voters can hear her voice. 

September 27, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Michael McPhee endorsed

    “Go get 'em. We need our brightest in congress before our planet rejects us.”

  • Kevin Medina endorsed

    “SHE STUDIED VOLCANOS AND LIVED”

  • Norm Young endorsed

  • Kat Walker endorsed

  • Michael Fitzer endorsed

  • Monika Shukla endorsed

  • Nancy DiMattia endorsed

  • Sierra Bufe endorsed

  • Chris Rogers endorsed

  • William D Waters endorsed

    “Ideology is a poison. We need people who can see truth and act on it. Our world hangs in the balance, and religion is not going to save it.”

  • Sarah endorsed

  • Anthony Parks endorsed

  • Diane Denesowicz endorsed

  • Rick Quaresma endorsed

    “A woman of science in congress is a great idea. We need more people like Jess Phoenix running for office.”

  • Laura Gilpin endorsed

  • Charlene Skelton endorsed

  • Janice M. Eisen endorsed

  • Bronwen Aker endorsed

    “People who do not understand basic science don't understand the world. It's time for scientists to lead.”

  • Gregory Johnson endorsed

  • Susan Tremain endorsed

  • Laurie Torkelson endorsed

  • Marc Levison endorsed

    “We need more candidates like Phoenix to run for congress. Check her out on CrowdPac! She was featured on an amazing public television video.”

  • Lorenzo De Leon endorsed

  • Kendra Groesbeck endorsed

  • Vicki Jordan endorsed

  • Jean Valencia McCauley endorsed

    “My daughter is a senior environmental engineering major at USC. Keep up the fight against climate change deniers! Our planet depends on it.”

  • Paul Smith endorsed

  • Ben Dubin endorsed

  • Adam Harless endorsed

  • Melissa Durand endorsed

    “We need people who actually understand science and the world around us to participate in congress. We need to elect people who care about the future generations to follow more than they care about getting rich from rigging the system in their favor.”