MEET JESSICA HOLCOMBE

I am a fourth generation Northern Californian and an attorney in Auburn. I am the oldest of seven kids, and growing up, we were poor. At times we were homeless and without health insurance. Thanks to financial aid, I was able to attend college and law school. That is why I am fighting for affordable healthcare for all, free public universities, increased funding for our public schools, a living wage, and affordable daycare and housing.

I’M RUNNING FOR CONGRESS TO FIGHT FOR ALL AMERICANS WHO
NEED AN EFFECTIVE VOICE IN WASHINGTON

For many working families, the skyrocketing costs of healthcare, housing, education, and basic living expenses has taken the American dream out of their reach. Families earning minimum wage must choose between paying rent or putting food on the table. Between 2009-2014, 58% of all new income went to our country’s top 1%, while 1 in 5 children in America still live below the poverty line.  

Those aren’t just numbers to me. I was one of those kids.

A democracy means a chance for all of us to improve our lives, not just the lives of the wealthiest Americans. Yet, since the 1980’s, the lion’s share of opportunities in our nation have remained in the grip of billionaires and multi-millionaires instead of working families. In many of our rural districts, over 50% of households live on an annual income of less than $50,000 – with over 25% living on less than $25,000 a year. In order to truly make America the land of opportunity again, we must provide a living wage of at least $15 per hour to ALL workers and provide our students with access to free public university education and vocational training.

Some of the hardest work in our country is done by the people whose labor ensures we have food on our tables and a roof over our heads – regardless of whether our families came to America in our lifetime or generations ago. My husband immigrated to the US from Holland, and my great-grandparents immigrated here from Slovenia and Croatia. My great-grandmother was a laundress and my great-grandfather poured cement.

For years, tax loopholes and low rates have given advantages to corporations, real estate and passive investors – to the detriment of wage earners and working families. This needs to stop NOW.

Because of the lobbying power of insurance and pharmaceutical companies, we are the only developed nation that does not provide universal healthcare to its citizens. Healthcare is a right, not a privilege for those who can afford it. We must elect members of Congress who place the needs of their voters before those of large corporations.

Roosevelt envisioned four key freedoms for America: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. To these freedoms I would add: the right to know our vote counts. 

Let’s take dark money out of our political process.

Let’s take America back for the people!

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PAID FOR BY JESSICA HOLCOMBE, DEMOCRAT FOR CONGRESS