Click on an Image to learn more about Jess' Plans for various issues in comparison to the GOP's plans.
"The United States, and California in particular has long been a global leader in research, development and manufacturing of new technologies. We need to prepare for the coming decades by giving American workers the tools to succeed in the economy of the future. I will work to bring federal investment in the technologies of the future home to the people in our community, creating an environment of innovation." - Jess Phoenix
"The greatest threat to our security and prosperity is global climate change. Scientists agree - human activity is a big factor. When Republicans in Congress deny this reality, they are setting Americans up for suffering. I've studied climate change around the world during my decade of work as a scientist, and I will bring truth and facts to the table." - Jess Phoenix
"As one of the strongest and wealthiest countries in the world, we must do more to provide healthcare to every American. I strongly support the ACA, but I know we can do more. The Trump/Knight plan is a disaster that would cause over 70,000 of our neighbors to lose coverage. I will be a strong advocate for Medicare for all Americans." - Jess Phoenix
"As a scientist and educator, I know how critical education is. Every child deserves a world-class education that gives them the opportunity and skills to compete. I will stand up to the Betsy DeVos and Steve Knight agenda that threatens our children's education and makes college impossible." - Jess Phoenix
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
"I was a seventeen year old high school student living in Littleton, Colorado in 1999 when the Columbine shootings occurred. I saw firsthand how gun violence shatters lives and tears apart communities. Since then, we have seen too many mass shootings with no end in sight. Domestic violence and suicide attempts are also made worse when guns are involved. We need common-sense gun reforms that will help prevent mass shootings, domestic violence, and suicides. This means closing background check loopholes, opposing Concealed Carry Reciprocity, directing the Centers for Disease Control to study the gun violence epidemic and fully funding their efforts, and forming a Congressional Select Committee to investigate the causes and solutions to our country's gun violence problem." - Jess Phoenix
"Since the conception of our Constitution, serving our veterans has been the one obligation we commit to in exchange for protection by our military. The Trump administration’s budget will increase funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, but it doesn’t come close to the increase given to the Department of Defense. Their proposal also cuts programs in the VA’s budget, which will harm our service members and their families. In Congress, I will stand up for our veterans, here in CA-25 and across the nation." - Jess Phoenix