And Josh is not like the other candidates. His campaign is corporate-free and people powered and that people power has already taken him up, down and all across the state in his quest for votes and to ignite the Green Party.
Josh's platform is based on two principles: "Maximize equality of opportunity, and minimize harm. We will take no money from corporations."
Much like 3 City Council candidates have pledged not to take developer money (Deos, Beeman and Gunther), Josh has made a pledge to "take absolutely no coal, oil, or fracking money."
Josh is the only California Gubernatorial candidate who was in the Occupy/Decolonize movement. Josh also founded Davis for Bernie Sanders in 2015. As a volunteer for Bernie's campaign, he traveled to Nevada and Utah, was convenor of the Bernie delegate election caucus in CD3, and most of all, secured a win for Bernie in his area of Yolo County - a victory for people power over big Democratic establishment money.
Josh states that he switched to the Green Party "in protest of Democratic Party corruption on all levels."
In fall of 2016 ,Josh campaigned for Dr. Jill Stein, and lead efforts to found the Green Party of Yolo County.
Josh recently led a team of committed progressives to electoral victory in the Assembly Delegate elections (ADEMs), where turnout was increased tenfold from prior elections. not only was this inner party ellection notable for turnout, it was also notable that Josh's slate swept the election.
On the back of the ADEM victory, Josh co-founded and was President of Berniecrats-Labor Alliance of Yolo. Through this work, he was able to expose widespread fraud and corruption in the Democratic Party, as well as what he calls a culture of transactional politics.
Josh's platform includes,
- Government Healthcare - such as single-payer or Medicare-for-all
- Ending Corporate Personhood
- Rolling Back Prop 13 on Commercial Property
- Universal Basic Income
- Make Public Universities, Community Colleges, and Trade Schools Tuition-Free
- Increase Public Transportation Subsidies
Josh is also the author the children's book "The Cookie Kingdom and the Grumpy Little Man". When Josh is not on the campaign trail he is working on his next novella, "The 19 Years War", a counter-factual story of how history would have been different if the Native Americans had successfully resisted the takeover of Turtle Island.
You can learn more about Josh Jones campaign for Governor at https://www.josh4gov.org/