Hello, everyone!

Thank you so much for being here. Thank you to all of our supporters and volunteers and staff and everyone on Team SJ who poured their hearts and souls into this campaign. We could not have done it without you, and I am so incredibly grateful for your efforts, and the trust you put in me.

We don’t yet know what will happen in the Presidential race. It has been a long four years, and I know all of us are eager to turn the page. But it is incredibly important that we wait until every vote is…

With expanded unemployment insurance and pandemic unemployment assistance from the CARES Act expiring months ago, families across the country, and here in San Diego, are facing a crisis. Researchers at Columbia University estimate that this year alone, the number of people experiencing homelessness could increase by between 40 and 45 percent. Even before COVID-19 and the economic conditions it created, housing in San Diego was simply unaffordable for too many families. Sara Jacobs believes that everyone should have a home to sleep in. We know that having a home is the first step in accessing other needs — like safety…

At the root of so many of the issues that we are facing are governance structures not up to the task at hand, and a lack of faith in our institutions and our leaders. While Donald Trump epitomizes the worst of these issues, he by no means is the only member of our government with ethics concerns. The need to increase transparency, create stricter ethics rules, and reform lobbying and disclosure requirements spans our whole country — from Washington, D.C., to right here in San Diego. …

Much of what needs to be done to reform community-police relations must be done at the local level — by mayors, city councils, district attorneys, and elected sheriffs, as they are the ones who oversee police budgets, oversight, contracts, and rules. However, there is also a lot that needs to be done at the federal level to compel state and local governments in doing the right thing, and to create national standards.

Above all, we need truth and reconciliation. At the core of the issues we are facing right now is the history of slavery and the subjugation of Black…

There is not a single zip code in the 53rd Congressional District with less than 20% unemployment — including eight zip codes where the rate is 30% or higher — and that number is poised to grow as the public health crisis from COVID-19 continues. The next Congress will be almost entirely focused on recovering from the economic crisis we are now facing.

While the $3 trillion dollars already appropriated by Congress to address the crisis is a good start, it should be considered a stabilization, not a stimulus — meant to help individuals and businesses get through the acute…

San Diego small businesses, and businesses across the country, have been dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With uncertainty about being able to pay rent and with the Paycheck Protection Program funding running out before many small business owners could access it, too many have had to close their doors or lay off, furlough, or cut the hours of their employees.

Community members have rallied to support our beloved small business and their employees — buying household goods and comforts from favorite neighborhood spots, ordering take-out to support restaurants and delivery workers, and purchasing gift cards to keep small businesses…

A year ago today, a gunman opened fire in a synagogue in San Diego County, killing one person and injuring many others.

That morning, I was having breakfast with one of my childhood friends from synagogue. As reports of gunfire spread on social media, I remember getting texts and calls from all over the country — there was a shooting at a synagogue in San Diego, was I okay, how was my family?

The pit in my stomach as I frantically turned on the news to find out what was going on.

And while the Chabad of Poway was not…

Tonight, Jewish people around the globe celebrate the story of Exodus. In the story, the Israelites (Jewish people) are enslaved by the Egyptians, led by the Pharaoh Ramses. Ramses will not let the Jewish people go free, so God sends ten plagues to persuade him. Eventually Pharaoh agrees to let them go, only to change his mind again and come after them. Finally, the Red Sea parts and the Israelites cross, only to see the Egyptians coming behind them get swallowed by the Sea.

One of the most vivid memories I have of Hebrew School was reading the story of…

Alright, friends — I told you all I did a lot of reading this summer. Here are some highlights from my reading list:

Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubank — This is one of the few books I’ve ready lately that has fundamentally changed the way I think about things. I’ve been recommending it to everyone I know.

Give People Money by Annie Lowrey — I’ve been kind of obsessed with the idea of universal basic income and universal child allowances and this is one of the most thoughtful books I’ve read on the topic.

All We Ever Wanted by Emily…

Last night, alleged sexual predator Roy Moore became the first Republican candidate to lose an election for an Alabama Senate seat in 25 years.

At a time when so many of us were beginning to feel helpless and hopeless, this is a truly extraordinary result. Women all over America are finally being heard — and I’m so encouraged by the bravery of the women who have spoken up, and the thousands of voters, and thousands of volunteers, who made this victory possible.

But make no mistake: It shouldn’t take several credible reports of pedophilia for us to take down a…

Congresswoman-Elect Sara Jacobs

Congresswoman-Elect #CA53 | Chair, @SDforEveryChild; formerly @KrocSchool, @ProCoWorld, @hillaryclinton, @statedept, @unicefinnovate. She/Her

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