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June 5, 2018 — Elecciones Primarias de California
Estados Unidos

Cámara de Representantes del los Estados UnidosCandidato para Distrito 49

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Sara Jacobs

Demócrata
Director ejecutivo de organización para la educación sin fines de lucro
28,778 votos (15.8%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Tenemos un sistema económico injusto que da acceso a las oportunidades a algunos y deja atrás a muchos otros; quiero empoderar a los trabajadores y aumentar los salarios y los beneficios.
  • La atención médica es un derecho humano fundamental y debemos hacer todo lo posible para lograr una cobertura universal. Trabajaré para encontrar formas inteligentes de implementar y gestionar la transición a un programa público.
  • Necesitamos evitar que las corporaciones tengan dominio ilimitado sobre nuestros funcionarios electos, por lo que apoyo una Enmienda Constitucional para anular Citizens United.

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Director ejecutivo de organización para la educación sin fines de lucro
Director ejecutivo, Project Connect (2017–2017)
Asesor de políticas, Hillary para Estados Unidos (2015–2016)
Funcionario de políticas de conflictos y estabilización (contratista de IEA, Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos (2014–2015)
Jefe de grandes datos, Unidad de Innovación de UNICEF (2013–2014)
Especialista electoral, Departamento de Operaciones de Mantenimiento de la Paz de las Naciones Unidas (2012–2013)

Educación

Columbia University Maestría en Asuntos Internacionales, Política de Seguridad Internacional y Resolución de Conflictos Internacionales (2012)
Columbia University Licenciatura en, Ciencias Políticas, Relaciones Internacionales (2011)

Biografía

Sara Jacobs has dedicated her career to fighting for a fairer, more equitable world and finding innovative solutions to some of the most complex problems facing the most vulnerable people -- at home and around the world. She’s running for Congress to bring a fresh approach to government, and close the opportunity gaps that exist in Southern California and across our nation. 

An experienced policy-maker, Sara has served in key policy positions at the U.S. State Department under the Obama Administration, UNICEF, and the United Nations. She was also proud to use her expertise to serve as a foreign policy advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign for president. 

At the State Department, Sara worked on U.S. policy towards conflict zones in East and West Africa, led an effort to re-think how the U.S. Government counters and prevents violent extremism, and helped spearhead President Obama’s efforts to improve governance in the security sector of our counterterrorism partners. As part of this work, she helped lead strategy and contingency planning aimed at countering Boko Haram in the midst of the kidnapping of Chibok schoolgirls. 

At the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Sara worked to bring stakeholders together to develop guidelines for promoting peaceful and credible elections. And at UNICEF, Sara developed a strategy that allows the organization to leverage large amounts of data to navigate development and humanitarian challenges, building a data-science team that still operates today and has been effective in assisting UNICEF’s response to the Ebola and Zika outbreaks. 

Sara strongly believes in harnessing the power of technology to solve big problems. That’s why Sara recently directed a non-profit organization called Project Connect, which is dedicated to closing the opportunity gap for students around the world. Sara and her team worked to map every school in the world, and eventually connect them all to the Internet — giving every child on the planet equal access to information and the tools they need to succeed. 

Born in Del Mar, Sara grew up in California’s 49th Congressional District. She is a product of Del Mar public schools, and a proud graduate of Torrey Pines High School. Sara also holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations and Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University. 

Today, Sara lives in Encinitas, right around the corner from her parents, grandparents, siblings, and many aunts and uncles.

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de KPBS and the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (6)

Family reunification is a process that allows immigrants already residing in the U.S. to bring in additional family members. Do you support limiting this process? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Sara Jacobs:

I support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented residents and will work to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation. I believe that a comprehensive approach should prioritize keeping families together and making sure businesses have the workers that they need while preventing them from abusing the visa system to outsource jobs.

Congress also needs to immediately pass a clean DREAM Act. I believe we need to do everything we can to protect young people who arrived in this country when they were children.

Do you support expanding the current border wall between U.S. and Mexico? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Sara Jacobs:

I do not support the border wall, but I believe we can institute smart border security by instituting measures that will actually increase efficiency and speed up transit across the border. I support funding the Container Security Initiative, which will help prevent human and narco trafficking. Smarter border security will also have the side effect of being good for our environment through reduced emissions. 

Do you support creating additional regulations on gun ownership? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Sara Jacobs:

The majority of adults in the United States think that gun laws should be stricter, and yet, the gun lobby has used their money and our broken campaign finance system to stack Congress with their supporters, and block any possibility of reform, against the will of the people. More than half of women murdered with guns are killed by family members or intimate partners. Analysis of mass shootings from 2009 to 2016 shows that 54 percent of mass shootings were instances of domestic violence. That’s why I will fight to make it harder for domestic abusers to own firearms, so we can prevent assaults from turning into deadly and tragic events, including crafting federal legislation that would require anyone with a temporary restraining order to forfeit their firearm.  Currently, you are only required to forfeit your firearm if there is a permanent restraining order filed against you.

I support comprehensive federal background check legislation and more funding to enforce the laws. Everyone who purchases a gun in this country should have to undergo a criminal background check, regardless of where or from whom they purchase their gun. We need better deterrence against illegal gun trafficking and guns passing through straw purchasers into the hands of those with criminal backgrounds, histories of violence, or serious mental illness, and to pass legislation to make illegal gun sales and handovers a federal crime. I believe we need to ban bump stocks, like those used to kill and terrorize during the mass shooting in Las Vegas last year. And we absolutely need to hold gun manufacturers liable when their products are sold and used illegally. 

I’ve been so inspired by the high school students from Parkland and across the country who have stood up against the NRA, and who are fundamentally changing the politics around gun violence prevention in this country, and I know we can put in place policies that respect the rights of responsible gun owners while making our communities much safer.

Should the U.S. remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Sara Jacobs:
I firmly believe that the U.S. continues to benefit from strong ties and close relationships with our neighbors to the north and south — cooperation with Mexico on border security, for instance, has been a cost-effective way to decrease cross-border crime. NAFTA is an important component of the cooperation between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. I also feel that any future trade agreements need to include human rights enforcement, as well as worker and environmental protections.
Do you support raising the federal gas tax to improve the national transportation infrastructure (for example roads, train tracks, and bridges)? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Sara Jacobs:
I grew up in this district, and I’ve seen firsthand how our local infrastructure is desperately in need of rebuilding. However, raising the federal gas tax distributes the cost of fixing our roads unfairly. Middle-class Americans would bear a much higher cost, proportionally, at a time when so many working Americans are struggling just to get by. 
I think that an effective way to get the most out of our infrastructure spending is to democratize the process. When I worked at UNICEF, we piloted “user-centered design” in our program development, and there are lessons we can take from that on how Congress does its job. So, if Congress is able to pass an infrastructure bill next year, I want to bring certain buckets of funding back to the district and let the community decide how it is spent through a participatory budgeting process. That way, it’s not us in Washington deciding, but the community itself deciding what it needs.
What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Respuesta de Sara Jacobs:

Health care is a fundamental human right and we need to do everything we can to get to universal coverage. It’s an embarrassment that here in the United States we still don’t guarantee health care to all our people. Having travelled to many other countries, I’ve seen first-hand how universal coverage is an achievable goal, especially for the wealthiest country in the world. Many examples across the world show that a strong public role in health care can provide affordable, universal coverage, and as such, I would vote for Medicare for All.

Looking ahead, I'll work to find smart ways to implement and manage the transition to a public program, and I support letting Americans buy in to Medicare and Medicaid, and a strong public option, as first steps of a transition.

¿Quién proporcionó dinero a este candidato?

Contribuciones

Dinero total recaudado: $2,888,503

Principales contribuyentes que dieron dinero para apoyar al candidato, por organización:

1
Sara Jacobs
$2,117,983
2
Employees of Qualcomm
$14,250
3
Employees of SPS Studios
$8,100
4
Employees of Jacobs Investment Company Llc
$6,750
5
Employees of Ajic
$5,400
5
Employees of bss
$5,400
5
Employees of Cfed
$5,400
5
Employees of Hooper Lundy & Bookman Pc
$5,400
5
Employees of Joan Waitt
$5,400
5
Employees of La Jolla Village News
$5,400
5
Employees of Laundromat
$5,400
5
Employees of Lawless Beauty
$5,400
5
Employees of Lisa Barkett
$5,400
5
Employees of Mannheimer Swartling
$5,400
5
Employees of Merijan Financial Corporation
$5,400
5
Employees of Moda Operandi
$5,400
5
Employees of Monocle
$5,400
5
Employees of Netsol Technologies Inc.
$5,400
5
Employees of Paloma Partners Management
$5,400
5
Employees of Pepperjam
$5,400
5
Employees of Rancho Valencia Resort And Spa
$5,400
5
Employees of Ripple Labs, Inc.
$5,400
5
Employees of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
$5,400
5
Employees of Rock Steady Farm
$5,400
5
Employees of Sandler Foundation
$5,400
5
Employees of Sitara, Inc.
$5,400
5
Employees of Steven S Altman Law Offices
$5,400
5
Employees of Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel
$5,400
5
Employees of Visual Trigger
$5,400
5
Employees of Zawaideh, May
$5,400

Más información acerca de contribuciones

Por estado:

California 91.35%
New York 2.92%
Florida 1.18%
District of Columbia 0.96%
Other 3.60%
91.35%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (97.77%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (2.23%)
97.77%

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (0.51%)
De individuos (99.49%)
99.49%
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Comisión Federal Electoral de MapLight.

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

Our economy is changing incredibly rapidly, yet an unfair system means that regular people are falling behind faster and faster, while the rich just keep getting richer. Either we’re going to see this opportunity gap get exponentially worse, or we’re going to figure out how to use the power of technology to close it. 

What’s just as concerning is that our leaders in office are totally unequipped to deal with that reality. Today, even in this district, families who consider themselves to be middle class are having a really tough time keeping up with the costs of housing and health care and college.  But instead of finding meaningful solutions to help, leaders like Donald Trump and Darrell Issa are enriching themselves at the expense of everyone else. It’s time for some fresh, new thinking in Washington – that’s why I’m running.

To me, the best part of Southern California is the people who live here - innovators who are developing cutting edge medical treatments, inventing new products, and starting businesses that change the way people live. Growing up in Del Mar, I saw firsthand what is possible if we look at problems in new ways and focus on coming up with fresh, creative solutions. 

Throughout my career, I’ve always tried to use the opportunity and perspective I was given to find places where I could have the most impact. My approach is to seek out the really tough problems, understand as much as I can about those problems from people with different perspectives, and bring the right groups of people together to fix them. I did that at the State Department under President Obama, in my work with the United Nations, and with my non-profit work to improve education around the world. And it’s what I plan to do in Congress.

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