Jody Isenberg

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Jody Isenberg

DSA Facebook group

Members of the California Democratic Socialists of America, statewide Facebook group, as of March 16, 2017 included Jody Isenberg.[1]

Standing for AD 40

In 2019 Jody Isenberg stood from AD 40 for the California Democratic Party Central Committee.

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I am sick and tired of neoliberalism. I am a proud and vocal progressive and I want the California Democratic Party to champion progressive issues and promote progressive values — healthcare as a human right, free public higher education (like I had when I attended Cal State San Bernardino in the 1970’s), criminal justice reform, a working social safety net, higher taxes on the rich, higher wages and guaranteed income for working people, comprehensive immigration reform — to name a few. I am running to be a party delegate from AD 40 to promote those values.

I retired in 2014 after 25 years as a research attorney on the staff of an associate justice of the California State Court of Appeal. Since then, I have put my time and money into promoting progressive issues and candidates. I have volunteered for political campaigns, from Bernie Sanders on the national level and Delaine Eastin for Governor of California, to local candidates like Abigail Rosales Medina in her bids both for state assembly and city school board re-election, and most recently for Alexandra Beltran’s race for San Bernardino City Council (which she lost by only 8 votes).

I have knocked on doors and talked with people about the social and economic benefits of Medicare for All, and California’s 2018 proposed rent control law (because the rent truly is too damn high). I have taken falls in the street and been bitten by a dog in my volunteer efforts. Many Democrats in positions of party control and power apparently believe it’s enough to complain about the current administration, but what rank and file Dems really want and desperately need is a progressive party with a solid progressive platform that recognizes we truly all are in this together (as my valued friend Ana McNaughton says). I will work to achieve those progressive goals as an ADEM if elected to represent the 40th Assembly District.[2]