Josh Jones for Governor 2018 FPPC ID#1399496

www.josh4gov.org

I'm the only California Gubernatorial candidate who was in Occupy/Decolonize and was a Berniecrats volunteer organizer! We started Davis for Bernie in July of 2015.

Our campaign for Josh Jones for California Governor is gearing up - thank you all for your grassroots support so far! 

We've filled our 410 and 501, have a treasurer, campaign manager, bank account, website, crowdpac, Twitter, etc., but we desperately need a campaign car! 

We plan to go to events in every county in California in the next 7 months to speak directly to the people. The 2018 primary is in June. It's going to be a huge effort, but it'll be worth it, and it's important.

If elected, my administration will work with developers and government to make afforable housing a reality and end homelessness in California. In Denmark they have this figured out; livable highrise flats with huge garden atriums in the middle. Government plans for decades in advance - perhaps we need humane government housing. I'm for that, are you? We all know CA housing prices are out of control. There are answers; we just need the will to make it happen!

Mass incarceration in private prisons must stop. Black lives matter, and are under specific threat from structural and actual racism. Prisons should not be making profits from quasi-slavery of prison workers. Let's care about our fellow Californians!

As Governor I will work with industry and government to achieve CA state investment in renewable energy and get us off of fossil fuels. Coal and oil are fuels of the 19th and 20th centuries. Renewable energy is the future!

Fracking for natural gas in California destroys our groundwater aquifers. An abundant water supply is crucial to the lives of 39 million Californians. The environment we live in must not be polluted or destroyed, whether we live in the countryside or a city. 

Free public college: We need to bring our University of California sytem back to the Golden Promise. If a good student wants a four year degree, to go to community college, or to attend a technical school, then that tuition should be paid for by the state of California, the way it was shortly after WWII. 

Even though this CA free college promise was broken in the 1970s, this legacy is one of the reasons CA has the 6th largest economy in the world. Students are benefiting society; they should be rewarded for that. We can do it again, and do it better!

As Governor I will not hesitate to sign a bill for universal healthcare such as SB-562, which must include good vision, dental, and mental provisions. 

I will fight to end corruption in politics, overturn Citizens United, and get big money out of politics. My campaign will only accept contributions from individuals.

Companies and people need to pay their fair share of taxes. If a person owns an industry, and makes billions of dollars by using the roads, bridges, water, sewer and electrical systems, fire, police, and even the Navy to protect their shipping - then they need to pay for the services they utilized to become rich. Companies need to be billed for at least last year's use, to the degree that they utilized these infrastructures. 

We need a common sense approach to progressive taxation. We demand corporations simply pay for the yearly use and maintenance of the physical infrastructure that was there when they started operations.

As Governor I will say this: privatization of public schools must stop. I will work with public schools to make sure they have what they need. Incorporating our schools is not the answer to educating our children.

To increase school funding we must amend Prop 13 to reflect taxes prior to 1978 for commercial buildings, while retaining the current status for singly-owned homes, farms, and ranches. Commercial properties are paying next to nothing in property tax. That needs to stop - schools need funding in our great state.

An oil severance tax will help fund schools too, bringing in 1.5 billion. Alaska and Texas tax oil for their state; why not California? 

Reducing K-6 class size to 20 or even 15 students would greatly help real socialization and learning for children in those crucial formative years. Hire more teachers and pay them well. It may cost more, but what are the costs of lost children?  We need to give California and Californian children a better chance!

Government healthcare is a necessary part of social infrastructure, just like roads and sewers. Government Healthcare campaigns basically eliminated cholera, diphtheria, and malaria in the U.S. decades ago! We can go farther than just sewer systems now. We need our people to not suffer and be healthy, we need our people to strive and achieve. 

As Governor I will promote, push, and fight for these things. Support our campaign, elect me, and I will fight for your cause! Thank you.

Josh Jones for Governor 2018 FPPC ID#1399496

Copyright © 2017 Josh Jones. All Rights Reserved.


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

  • Cynthia Elders endorsed

    “Because he is an incredible upstanding citizen, he wants to serve the public and would fight for you Californians and would be the most honest person for you! And because I am his mother and a democrat and love him. You can't do better than Josh to fight for you!”

  • Sadie Fulton endorsed

    “Josh is the only candidate for the people. He is a tireless fighter for justice against the corporate greed and vested interests that are killing our planet and ruining our lives.”

November 26, 2017

Thank you!

Hi all,

Thank you so much for supporting our campaign. Our website is now up and running: www.josh4gov.org - please check it out and join our mailing list.

Josh appeared on the Green New Deal conference panel alongside Jill Stein last weekend. Next weekend we are headed to Los Angeles for a Labor conference. Keep an eye on our Facebook to see the video blogs of our campaign journeys.

We are still looking for county leads; if you are up for this, and ready to give time to make a change, please get in touch!


Thanks,

Sadie

Campaign manager

October 8, 2017

Campaign created!

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

  • Muhammad Haziq Rosli endorsed

  • Cynthia Elders endorsed

    “Because he is an incredible upstanding citizen, he wants to serve the public and would fight for you Californians and would be the most honest person for you! And because I am his mother and a democrat and love him. You can't do better than Josh to fight for you!”

  • Sadie Fulton endorsed

    “Josh is the only candidate for the people. He is a tireless fighter for justice against the corporate greed and vested interests that are killing our planet and ruining our lives.”