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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 7

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Jon Ivy

Voting Rights Advocate
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Our economy is rigged and we need to fix it.
  • Universal healthcare is a moral imperative.
  • We need to protect ourselves and our families from climate change.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Voting Rights Advocate
Director and Voting Rights Advocate, Voter Access Project (2017–current)
Voter Access Coordinator, California Secretary of State (2015–2017)
Language Analyst, US Air Force (Enlisted) (2009–2014)

Education

UC Davis School of Law Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Law (2020)
Excelsior College, Albany, NY Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History (2015)
Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA Associate of Arts (A.A.), Chinese Mandarin (2012)

Community Activities

Outreach Coordinator, King Hall Disability Rights Law Association (2017–current)
Secretary, King Hall Women's Law Association (2018–2019)

Biography

I'm a progressive Republican who is seeking office to help reform the Republican Party, change politics in America, and take care of working-class voters. I'm from Northern California and have spent my life working hard jobs next to other hardworking Americans.

I'm 33 years old. When I was 23, I joined the United States Air Force and served for five years as an enlisted Airman. Since then, I've been working in elections management for the California Secretary of State, and I've gotten involved in Voting Rights Advocacy. For the last couple of years, I've been directing the Voter Access Project, and I've also been attending law school at UC Davis's King Hall, studying governmental and constitutional law.

I care a great deal about this world and about the people in it, and so I've dedicated my life to serving my community, my state, and my country.

There is nothing we can't do, if we do it together. I believe in government, and I think our current government can work better. Let's make it work for us.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Jon Ivy:

I support the Green New Deal and increasing federal spending to improve our infrastructure nationwide.

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Answer from Jon Ivy:

Universal healthcare is a moral imperative. I support Medicare for All, and specifically Bernie Sander's Bill (S.1129); it is the most cost-effective, efficient, and fiscally sound way to provide universal healthcare throughout America.

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Answer from Jon Ivy:

I would support a plan that provides for comprehensive reform of our immigration system. Anyone who is already living in our country should be granted citizenship. The byzantine, unfair, and cruel immigration and naturalization system should be completely rethought. ICE should be abolished. And America should be taking on more refugees than any other country. To make up for our recent immoral behavior, such as seperating families at the border, we should attempt to go "too far" in welcoming people to our country. Maybe in 50 years we can talk about border security again without extreme shame. 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $8,100

More information about contributions

Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Jon Ivy is a progressive.

He believes in economic justice, liberal democracy, and the preservation of human rights. He believes in the promise of freedom and the ideals of the American experiment.

He believes in free access to universal healthcare. We are one of the richest nations to ever exist, no one who is sick should be left without care.

He believes in fighting climate change and that America needs to take the lead on facing current climate emergencies such as wildfires and floods.

He believes that black lives matter and that a belief in American ideals must include responsibility for America's clear and unacceptable historical and present systems of racism. He believes in criminal justice reforms, including ending the failed 200-year experiment of prisons, and building alternative systems of rehabilitation and justice.

He believes that all immigrants, whether refugee, entrepreneur, or laborer, have the same right to the American Dream as any of us. He believes that America has a moral obligation to fight xenophobia, fascism, white supremacy, and Nazism.

He believes that love is love and that homophobia has no place in a decent society. He believes that transgender rights are human rights.

He believes in a Moral America that provides for protection of Women's Rights, including equal economic opportunities, protection from sexual violence, and free access to abortion.

He believes in an efficient and effective government that does its job.

Videos (2)

— January 10, 2020 Jon Ivy for Congress

Video from Jon Ivy for Congress explaining what his idea of a "Progressive Republican" is. The video includes a basic introduction to Jon Ivy's campaign, his background, and then a brief look at his progressive platform. More of the platform can be found online at JonIvy.com/platform.

— January 10, 2020 Jon Ivy for Congress

An introduction to Jon Ivy's views about this campaign and why he's running here in the 7th District.

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