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.


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    “Science saves lives and increases productivity.”

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    “Believe in science and support prominent candidate like Jess!”

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    “I applaud Jess's goal of using greentech jobs to grow local businesses and higher education. Let's science!”

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    “We need more people in our government who are dedicated to bringing back evidence-based decision making, and I am convinced Jess is the candidate best suited to do that!”

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    “We need policies based on evidence and logic, not disinformation and blind ideology.”

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    “I support Jess Phoenix for California's 25th Congressional District because if she is elected, she will reinstate the Paris Climate Agreement, invest in renewable energy, stand up for national parks and monuments, and many more scientific progressive actions. And I also believe that she is the strongest CA-25 candidate who can defeat incumbent Steve Knight.”

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    “I endorse and support Jess Phoenix to represent California's 25th Congressional District with full confidence. Jess Phoenix brings a progressive vision that reflects my values and hopes for the future.”

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    “I endorse Jess Phoenix because we need elected officials with moral integrity, a sense of purpose and desire to serve others, and with diverse background knowledge and experience. She is an excellent candidate and will make an superb Congresswoman!”

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    “We need an honest, smart, down to earth person to represent us in Washington!”

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    “We need more scientists in public office, and less life-long politicians.”

March 26, 2018

The Political Triathlon

Team Jess,

Running for Congress is like a triathlon. Our events are a bit different than the typical swimming, running, and biking, however! 

I've been working hard in three areas:

1 - Voter Engagement - Most of my time is spent going to local schools, businesses, and homes to connect with our community on the ground level. I believe that a good Member of Congress needs to listen to her community and neighbors, so that's what I'm doing. On Saturday, I was honored to take part in the March For Our Lives events in Santa Clarita and in the Antelope Valley. The strength and courage of our country's future leaders is inspiring. We owe it to them to change Congress NOW.

2 - Policy Matters - I have been researching different legislative options for fixing what's wrong in our country. Since it's Women's History Month, I've examined what it will take to pass the Equal Rights Act, to eliminate the "Tampon Tax" or "Pink Tax," and to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates nationwide. I've sat down with doctors in our community to talk about telemedicine and the future of healthcare, and to learn about the benefits and shortfalls of the Affordable Care Act. We can and must prioritize women's health, reproductive rights, and equity of access, opportunity, and pay. 

3 - Fundraising - If you're reading this email, you know that our campaign is grassroots all the way! Because that's the case, I need your help. This is the single biggest way you can make an impact and help me in the most difficult stage of the campaign. Just under 6,000 individuals have contributes to the campaign so far, and we have donors from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. That's exactly what we need to unseat Steve Knight, who keeps a low profile and tries not to make waves. Let's amplify and spread the message even further! The support we have here at home is growing into a tsunami that Knight won't be able to ignore...in fact, it's going to sweep him away. 

So please, donate and help me in this political triathlon. Every dollar you send is fuel that powers our important work here on the ground in California. This is our year, and I'm so glad you're on the team that will make the change we need!

 

Thank you,
Jess

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