My name is Jason Call. I have a 30 year history of progressive activism. I am a husband, father, a former public school math teacher, musician, and I have a 30 year history of progressive activism around anti-war, healthcare, education, and environmentalism, among other issues.
I am running for Congress because here in Washington State, a supposed bastion of progressivism, we are represented by only a single progressive in the US House, Seattle’s Pramila Jayapal. It’s time to Demand Better of our Congressional representation. It’s time to elect a progressive to Washington’s 2nd Congressional District. I am running on a fully progressive platform, and I am a proud Democratic Socialist.
Over the last three years I have been an elected representative to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, representing at times both Snohomish County and the 44th Legislative District. In my time on that body, I have introduced many progressive resolutions that have passed, including:
- A resolution for Reasonable Firearms Controls
- A resolution to reject corporate PAC money from the health insurance industry and pharma
- A resolution to oppose DCCC blacklisting of Vendors
I was a founding member of the Separation of Church and State Caucus, and the Economic Justice Caucus, and my Snohomish County Platform team wrote and passed the first Housing Justice section to the State Party platform.
I believe in people over profit. I believe that good government is possible when we rein in the undue influence of giant corporations, and can prevent them from writing the laws that benefit the wealthy to the detriment of the general populace. This is not possible unless our representation in Congress changes. I agree with Pramila Jayapal, that we need a “fundamentally different economy.” I’m running for Congress to do that work.
I hope you’ll join me, and I ask for your vote on August 4th, 2020.