Why am I running for California Congress District 37?
Today we are seeing gridlock and inaction in Washington on critical issues like basic voting rights for all Americans. Climate change that has devastated California forests and communities should not have to wait any longer for action in Congress. Young people who feel handicapped at the start of their careers need help finding the American dream —- good jobs, affordable education, affordable housing, equity in access to needed health and mental healthcare, and safety in their homes and offices and schools.
I am ready to go to Washington and use my proven skills to fight for Californians.
The truth is I need for all of you to help me get there. I cannot do this alone. Current Reality is that I need support to fund my campaign in the 37th Congressional District of California. The top two finishers have advanced to the general election. I am one of them. The newly redistricted congressional district has much of my former council district in it. That is good news for my candidacy. I will fight for campaign reform, so that it doesn’t take millions to get your name on the ballot and millions more to run a competitive campaign. Please join me and support Jan Perry for Congress 2022.
Quality healthcare must be available to all–not a privilege for the affluent. It’s a sad fact that healthcare is still far too expensive and way too complex for those with greatest need to easily access. We can and must do better. We’ve made some progress by passing a law to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices and cap annual prescription drug costs. That’s a great beginning but there is certainly much more work to do.
Women’s Reproductive Freedoms
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the recent Supreme Court decision eviscerating Roe v. Wade, ended the fifty-year nationwide guarantee of a woman’s right to choose whether or when she will have children. As a result, whether this fundamental right is available to any woman is now a game of chance, depending on the state in which she resides, as well as her socioeconomic status. This is simply not acceptable. All women should be able to make their own decisions on their reproductive health.
I wholeheartedly support comprehensive immigration reform that contains a pathway to citizenship and focuses on family reunification. I will advocate for an approach that doesn’t saddle families with exorbitant fees or with the burden of providing documents that are difficult to secure. In other words, the policy shouldn’t be so stringent and expensive that it limits the amount of people who can apply.
We are bearing witness to our country’s—and the world’s—climate crisis. As one who represented a community that is designated as a “heat island,” I implemented several initiatives to meet the challenge head—on. I am a former board member for the South Coast Air Quality Management District in Southern California, and a leader in building man-made wetlands to reverse the effects of heat islands and protect our aquifers. It is very clear we are in a state of crisis, and time is running out.
While climate change is making headlines, we also face assaults on the environment that have presented challenges for decades. One of those challenges arises from extraction of fossil fuels, particularly spent oil wells. In protecting our local communities from the effects of those wells, such as the Inglewood Oilfield, my long-term goal as Congresswoman will be to decommission and repurpose them as open space.
Inflation Reduction Act
There are many viewpoints regarding the root causes of inflation in this country. As Congresswoman it will be my responsibility to further the federal government’s efforts to reduce inflation. We must make our case to the people while simultaneously using economic data to slow its march toward interest rate increases, recession, and economic stagnation.
Planning and Land Use
According to the Gun Violence Archives there have been 356 mass shootings through July 2022 in the United States. Thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need more permanent solutions, not just empty words.