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!

  • 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.”

  • Concerned Americans endorsed

    “Facts don't lie.”

  • Lydia Bashaw endorsed

    “Science: It reduces the stupid.”

  • Michele Casey endorsed

    “I support Rise Up because I woke up. As simple as that.”

  • Charles Erwin endorsed

    “I'm looking for a Lahar of change out of our next Congress”

  • Leighton Wiggins endorsed

    “Science is a subject of matter.”

  • Tae Phoenix endorsed

    “Jess Phoenix is smart and clearly has a lot of integrity. We need more science nerds with solid character in Congress and I'm so glad she's doing this.”

  • Scott Wing endorsed

    “Earth scientists understand that everything is linked and that the future lasts a VERY long time. We need people in Congress who consider the long term consequences of what our society is doing.”

  • Mary Alice Kier endorsed

    “I support and want to send an Earth Scientist to Congress because this is not a dress rehearsal and there is no planet B.”

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.  


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

  • 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.”

  • Concerned Americans endorsed

    “Facts don't lie.”

  • Lydia Bashaw endorsed

    “Science: It reduces the stupid.”

  • Michele Casey endorsed

    “I support Rise Up because I woke up. As simple as that.”

  • Jacob A.S. endorsed

  • Lisa Nelson endorsed

  • John Myers endorsed

  • Charles Erwin endorsed

    “I'm looking for a Lahar of change out of our next Congress”

  • Chris Baiocchetti endorsed

  • Leighton Wiggins endorsed

    “Science is a subject of matter.”

  • Christopher Blake Rogers endorsed

  • Craig Phillips endorsed

  • Richard Cerow endorsed

  • Tae Phoenix endorsed

    “Jess Phoenix is smart and clearly has a lot of integrity. We need more science nerds with solid character in Congress and I'm so glad she's doing this.”

  • Scott Wing endorsed

    “Earth scientists understand that everything is linked and that the future lasts a VERY long time. We need people in Congress who consider the long term consequences of what our society is doing.”

  • Kyle Williams endorsed

  • Raymond J. Smith endorsed

  • Robert Cordero endorsed

  • Mary Alice Kier endorsed

    “I support and want to send an Earth Scientist to Congress because this is not a dress rehearsal and there is no planet B.”

  • Sarah Jacobs endorsed

  • Nancy Oliver, Esq. endorsed

    “She can express well-founded ideas well, is convincing, and besides supporting efforts to combat climate change, she is convinced that Citizens United should be overturned and that there should be no private campaign financing whatsoever. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have candidate filings and elections within a short period of time, as in England, rather than these long-winded, dark-money, Russian backed elections we have in the U.S.?”

  • Holly Christopher endorsed

    “The Earth is being killed and without a home we’ll be extinct. No one seems to care.”

  • Corey Brooks endorsed