Rebecca Chenoweth Gets Our Endorsement

Rebecca Chenoweth Gets Our Endorsement


Rebecca Chenoweth Gets Our Endorsement

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know.

But if you listen, you may learn something new.” – the Dalai Lama

Not all political arguments have to be shouting matches, and policy debates should not be “won” by the folks who simply scream the loudest.

That pretty well sums up one of the key reasons why Sierra Forward is happy to be supporting Rebecca Chenoweth in State Assembly District 5 (Lincoln, Roseville, Auburn, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Placerville). She is reserved, but firm. Dedicated and determined. Just what we need in Sacramento.

Rebecca’s fights have been ones often fought behind closed doors. Or in courtrooms. They don’t tend to get the attention they deserve. They are important fights, and tough ones. Protecting kids from abuse. Aiding survivors of domestic violence. Working to combat sexual assault and human trafficking. Topics that aren’t easy to talk about, let alone do something about.

They are the fights that have defined Rebecca Chenoweth’s career. And they will be some of the issues she’ll be pursuing in the State Assembly.

Along with:

  • Access to affordable and quality health care
  • Excellence in education
  • Safety in our schools — for all children
  • Jobs for those who seek one
  • Air we can breathe
  • Water we can drink
  • Homes and insurance we can afford
  • Fundamental rights that cannot be taken away
Rebecca Chenoweth

Meanwhile her opponent is playing with a dangerous kind of politics. He has been a leader in the movement denying the lethal impact of the Covid pandemic. He seems to think his personal “liberty” should prevail over his community’s health and well-being.

What kind of a leader is that?

Sierra Forward is working to find and support candidates for office—local, state, and federal—who are reasonable, responsible, accessible. People who do not put partisan advantage at the top of their campaign wish list. We are sort of biased in favor of the quiet, effective ones. The listeners, not the shouters. That’s why we like Rebecca Chenoweth in the Fifth Assembly District this November.

Join us in supporting Rebecca Chenoweth by contributing to her campaign—and to Sierra Forward. And volunteer. Each and every one of us can make a difference.

Kermit Jones – Our choice to represent you in congress

Kermit Jones – Our choice to represent you in congress


Your Vote Can Make The Difference

Dr. Kermit Jones emerged from the June 7 primary as one of the two top vote recipients in California’s newly redrawn Third Congressional District, coming within one percentage point of far-right Trump acolyte, Kevin Kiley. 

The showdown in the November general election will be fierce. And the fight will be for the swing voters — especially the No Party Preference registrants (who make up one fifth of the electorate); those are voters to whom we — Sierra Forward — direct much of our attention.

National pundits peg the race as leaning Republican, but they also think an upset is quite possible. Voter turnout will be key.

Kermit Jones

Our decision was an easy one to make.

Dr. Kermit Jones is a family doctor and a Navy veteran — having served as a flight surgeon during two tours in Iraq. After the war, he was a White House Fellow assigned to Health and Human Services. Given that background, it is no surprise that Dr. Jones is focusing his campaign on improving access to quality health care, controlling costs, and using the government’s power to leverage down the price of prescription prices.

Meanwhile, Kiley is aiming to solidify his base among the most extreme elements of the Republican Party — the hardline Trumpsters. For example, Kiley still refuses to acknowledge that Joe Biden legitimately won the 2020 election; Kiley was also involved in the effort to waste $276 million of taxpayer money on the doomed-from-the-start recall election of Gavin Newsom last year. Difficult as it might be to imagine, Kiley will be further to the right than Tom McClintock — and therefore even less representative of the needs and aspirations of the people in the district.