Jessica Morse is a national security strategist with deep roots in California's Fourth Congressional District and an ability to connect with rural voters across party lines. We like Jessica for her fearless commitment to pricing carbon, fresh ideas on forest management, and recognition that climate change is a national security issue. Her professional background includes work spreading green technology to India. And she’s signed the Oil Money Out pledge.
Have you ever strolled Yosemite Valley’s floor, marveled at Lake Tahoe’s crystal waters, or hiked the High Sierra backcountry? Welcome to California’s Fourth Congressional District, currently represented by a tea party, tree-hating, climate-denying ideologue who lives hundreds of miles away.
And if you’ve been to the Sierras lately, you know that climate change is already wreaking havoc. Shrunken snowpack. Drought fueling bark beetle infestations. Fire upon fire upon fire.
It’s going to get worse — but how much worse? The answer depends on how quickly we get to zero emissions. And that depends on electing a Congress who’ll prioritize aggressive climate action now.
That won’t happen with Tom McClintock, who’s notorious for denying climate change, opposing wilderness, and promoting logging and dams as the answer to pretty much any question.
The district’s pretty red. But Jessica Morse is a national security strategist with deep roots in the district and an ability to connect with rural voters across party lines. And she’s proven the ability to fundraise by building her own grassroots base. All the pundits have moved the race out of the “safe Republican” category, for the first time in years, because Jessica is the first candidate in years with a solid chance of defeating him.
Now it’s our time to show Tom McClintock that climate hawks have Jessica’s back.