State: New Jersey
Primary Date: 06/05/2018
Primary Type: Open
”Establishment politicians will tell you that corruption and bribery are simply the 'way the game is played.' The future of our democracy, our country, and our planet is not a game. The lives and livelihoods of our children and grand children are not a game.” - Peter Jacob
Justice Democrats is proud to support candidates with a positive vision for our future. As establishment strategies continue to fail the people, Peter Jacob fights for a platform to uplift the lives of the extraordinary people he would represent by replacing the incumbent and fighting to:
- Universal healthcare as a right to all people through a Medicare for all system
- Raise minimum wage to $15
- Guarantee fully funded public college, universities, and trade schools
- Guarantee equal pay for equal work
- Make America leader in renewable energy by achieving 100% clean power by 2035
- End private prison industry and reform drug laws
- Take zero corporate PAC money to restore the voter's choice
- Pass the "We, the People Amendment" to the Constitution and the "American Anti-Corruption Act"
- Protect Net Neutrality to fair and equal access to the internet
Raised in Union, New Jersey, in an Indian-American family, Peter Jacob understands how important a safe and caring community is for success. During his undergraduate and graduate years, Peter was a student activist and leader. He worked with the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), the YWCA, and the International Institute. Through these and other community organizations, Peter helped fight the ongoing scourges of child abuse, human trafficking, and the disastrous Iraq War. After moving back to New Jersey, he immediately began work as a community organizer, developing and maintaining a homeless shelter program through a coalition of churches, businesses, schools, hospitals, and individuals. Peter witnessed the impact of the financial crisis on families firsthand, working with them to rebuild after losing homes, jobs, and health insurance. These experiences assisting the most vulnerable sticks with him to this day. He cares about our friends and neighbors who battle mental diseases, senior citizens who have to choose between medicine and food, and working class families struggling to make house payments. Peter’s parents were able to achieve the American Dream of providing a better life for their children. Many families across the 7th District, and across New Jersey, have been able to do the same. But for a growing number of families, the unfortunate reality is the Dream being crushed under the weight of rampant greed in a race pitting neighbors against one another. Peter is prepared to fight forward along side residents of the 7th District, and help make the American Dream achievable for all.
”The fossil fuel industry's propaganda peddled to us by their puppet politicians have convinced people on both the left and right that global warming, or more innocuously "climate change," is not as serious a concern as we should be treating it... The 'Garden State' can live up to its name by being a global leader in green renewable energy production." - Peter Jacob
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