( Jason Hodge speaking out on education funding.)
Jason Hodge is well-known to many of my readers. He has been a community activist and a progressive leader for many causes. Go through my archives for guest blog entries from him and an interview with him. Now he is preparing to run for the State Legislature. The district lines aren't finalized but preparations for many candidates have begun. Jason Hodge starts off with many advantages. He is popular with grassroots activists, he has connections at the state level, and as a firefighter he has credibility on safety issues.
I will be glad to be among his many supporters. Here is his fundraising email to get his campaign started:
We are less than 12 months away from choosing who will be our legislators in the new districts and we must act now. California is in a fiscal and moral crisis. We are at a true crossroads where we can choose to continue down a failed path of gridlock and inflexible ideology or we can work together to achieve the dreams of a golden future for all Californians.
I believe I can be the kind of balanced legislator who puts people before politics. My life is committed to helping people through volunteerism and public service and I've even made a career out of it as a fireman. But now I find that bandages and fire hoses are not enough to save the lives that are at risk. Our elderly are in danger of losing crucial services. Our children are in danger of having no future at all. Because of this I am now looking to protect people not from the Firehouse, but from the Statehouse.
To help our community have the representation we need in Sacramento, I opened an account at the beginning of June to show my desire to serve. To demonstrate the breadth of my support, I am launching my 72 donors in 72 hours effort. By June 30th, I'm asking friends and colleagues to show your support with a modest donation of $250, $50, $20, or whatever you can afford. Please click on the link today and send a message that Ventura County is ready for leadership dedicated to making the California dream a reality.
Thank you for your friendship and support.
Click here to donate or go to the site below.