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Testimonials For Veronica "Roni" Jacobi for California Senate


"Roni Jacobi has integrity, walks her talk and can't be bought."
- Norman Solomon, Fmr. US Congress candidate and author

"I’ve worked with Roni since 1998, know her, trust her, value her intellect, leadership and listening skills, persistence and compassion. She cares deeply about the human condition and our earth.”
- Marsha Vas Dupre, Fmr. Santa Rosa Councilwoman

"I have always known Roni to vote and act in the best interests of the environment, the community and fiscal responsibility. She was a positive influence on the Santa Rosa City Council, and has earned the support of community leaders and organizations in Sonoma County because she has always acted on her sound moral principles. She cares about the diversity of our communities, fighting discrimination and working hard to provide affordable housing and meaningful jobs. She has fought to protect our natural environment and open spaces. And she knows that government and elected representatives must listen to and respond to the public. Roni Jacobi will make an excellent State Senator."
- Matt Maguire, Former Petaluma City Councilmember

"I support Roni Jacobi for State Senate. Other candidates talk about the environment and jobs, but Roni doesn't just talk the talk, she lives the talk. As a Santa Rosa City Council- woman, Roni gave the most consistent support for environmental programs to improve public transportation options, including safe bicycling routes, to supporting water and energy conservation, enhancing recycling, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ALL of these programs are job creators. I know that Roni will always be on the right side of the fight to prevent destabilizing climate change."
- Jane Nielson, Sonoma County Water Coalition, Sebastopol Water Information Group (SWiG)

"Roni Jacobi is the best candidate to address our most urgent issue: climate change. She would be a big improvement over the incumbent in the state Senate. As a mechanical engineer with years of experience working on energy and environmental issues, she will bring rare technical expertise to the Senate. Her potential to lead the Senate on climate-related issues is shown by her many accomplishments and her long record of civic participation and activism.

Also, I trust Roni Jacobi to honor her oath to defend the Constitution and use our taxes wisely, unlike Mike McGuire. In 2016 he voted for AB 2844, a bill that created a new felony to protect a foreign country from politically motivated economic pressure, thus chilling free speech. This bill had no value whatsoever to Californians and added no new protections to those already in place. The ACLU said the bill was unconstitutional because it violated our First Amendment rights. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, he was made aware by the Finance Department of its potential projected cost to the California government of over a million dollars a year, and could have killed the bill on the basis of cost. But, like most other politicians, he put campaign contributions (and, in his case, family ties) above principle."
- Esther Riley, Retired

"I have known Roni Jacobi for over a decade, and have personally experienced her deep compassion. Time and time again, she has come to my aid when I needed her most, while others fell by the wayside. She is one of the few people that I know, who truly walks her talk. She personally practices what she preaches, and is the embodiment of Ghandi’s Philosophy: ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world.’

Roni Jacobi is that change.

As a State Senator, I know that she will act as an ombudswoman for all those in the second district of California, especially for the poor, people of color, and the disenfranchised. Above all else, her greatest passion is to save the planet from environmental destruction.

I urge you to provide the opportunity for Roni to do just that, by electing her as State Senator."
- Marscell Rodin, M.A., M.S. Natural food chef in Sonoma County since October 2000: aka the Peddaling Baker

"I support Roni Jacobi for State Senate. She is a strong independent environmentalist with clear humanitarian values. A person much needed in Sacramento. "
- Peter Phillips, Professor Political Sociology SSU*, Director Emeritus Project Censored*

"Few American politicians are fully aware of what Climate Change means to the future of our nation and even less American politicians are totally committed to do everything necessary to save humanity and the environment from massive destruction by Climate Change. Veronica "Roni" Jacobi is one of those rare politicians that are aware of the immense threat of Climate Change and wants to do whatever it takes to avert the threat. We are glad to endorse Roni Jacobi for California State Senator for District 2."
- Jorge Rebagliati, Business Owner, Climate Change Major Disaster Declaration Campaign, Sonoma County Climate Activist Network*

"Roni inspired us to create the Sonoma County Water Coalition in 2004. She has always taken the lead on the ‘big issues’ before they become the political issues of the day, and she keeps working on these issues behind the scenes. She also pays close attention to the way political decisions affect real people and works tirelessly to help those who feel disenfranchised." 
- Stephen Fuller-Rowell, Co-founder Sonoma County Water Coalition*

"Roni is strongly committed to green growth and clean energy and creating living wage green jobs while providing training and public subsidies for workers displaced by the phase out of fossil fuels."
- Martin J. Bennett, Instructor Emeritus of History Santa Rosa Jr. College*

"My vote is with Roni because she really cares about our future and the sustainability of our communities. She will make decisions that are beneficial for all of us."
- Jennifer Diaz, Nurse

"I will be voting for Veronica Jacobi because she is aware of the global and local challenges Californians face. Roni has concrete plans for both job creation and housing developments as well as environmental sustainability. Her comprehensive planning for our government and way of life is the reason why she gets my vote!"
- Fereshteh Madjlessi

"Roni is very dedicated to protecting our environment and working for the people. She is honest and hard working and isn't influenced by big business or big money. She does what's best for us and our communities."
- David Nylund, Retired

"Roni is concerned and knowledgable about (and very active around) environmental issues. She's also strong on issues of social justice and peace. And she isn't beholden to powerful and monied interests. And she's intelligent."
- Susan Lamont, Landscape Designer

"Roni Jacobi has the intellect, experience, and imagination to work towards solutions for today's increasingly complex problems. She will be a compassionate and devoted female voice among the North Coast's male dominated representation."
- Omar Eljumaily, Software Engineer

"I worked on Roni’s campaign for Assembly in 2016 and know her to be very principled, one of many progressive candidates around the country running against mainstream Democrats, saying that we can do better. Her expertise as an engineer on environmental issues makes her a natural to help guide the Senate on climate change issues as she did when on the City Council of Santa Rosa. It’s people like Roni who will help transform the California Democratic Party into the truly progressive force it should be."
- Stephen Bingham, Attorney

"For forty years state and federal elected officials have shirked their responsibilities to ensure that the nation would never become vulnerable to dire consequences from releasing and accumulating in the atmosphere greenhouse gases from fossil fuels, dairy and beef production, or land use changes so that those businesses could continue to make huge profits over the welfare of the American people. They betrayed us to the point where polar ice sheets are collapsing, the planet's ocean conveyer belt is slowing down and our communities are being ravaged by extreme weather events, flooding and unprecedented firestorms.

We need a new class of politicians unbeholden to moneyed interests, and with deep ties to helping our communities flourish. These politicians see that we have to confront the most massive crises, such as climate destabilization, wars, and our economies, but also the ones that most effect the lives of individuals, such as losing jobs and housing locally, racism, homophobia, sexual abuse and mental health support. Our leaders have to design and implement programs in a timely manner as if their own lives depended upon it. Anyone who has ever tried to stop a clearcut or shelter a homeless person on a cold night knows, if you don't succeed in time, the next day you'll wake up to find a clearcut or a corpse.

Our neighbor Roni Jacobi is one of those precious few 21st century politicians who truly gets it! That is why I want you to help the rest of us make Roni our next state senator on Tuesday. Roni is a talented, creative, and experienced leader which she proved as our council member in Santa Rasa. Her professional experience as a mechanical engineer has created eco-villages. Her new "California Good Jobs, Housing & Climate Plan" is a pragmatic and implementable community, national, and international security plan that attends to our local problems from housing, wacky weather and fire security to the planetary crisis of ice sheet collapse.

That's why I am so excited that we have the opportunity to use our votes on Tuesday to change the fate of our neighborhoods and our planet with our vote for Roni Jacobi to be our next state senator. Tell your friends, send her money, walk the precincts for her. You won't regret any of it!

- Andy Caffrey, 2018 North Coast CA-2 Democratic Congressional candidate

"Roni Jacobi is the most selfless person I know. She will do anything and everything to protect our future and ensure a healthy and happy planet for generations to come. She is not afraid to ruffle feathers to get things done and she can’t be bought. Roni is focused on solutions and tackles tough issues. She makes decisions based on what is best for ALL of us and not special interests."
- Becky Como, Nurse

"Roni Jacobi is a diligent public servant and always follows through on her promises and takes action to move her vision of a healthy planet and community forward. She truly walks the walk and follows it up with community organizing. I support Roni because I believe she will do the job in the best possible way. She cares deeply about the community that she serves."
- Stefanie Auld, Human Resources for Solar Company

"Roni is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and persistent. She believes in listening, direct effective action, and that one can make a difference politically, all for the greater good."
- David Gougler, Graphics and Web Designer

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Endorsements For Veronica "Roni" Jacobi for California Senate

Endorsed by the Green Party - Sonoma County

Andy Caffrey
Becky Como
Bru Gray
Constance Swinton
Dana Bellwether
Danielle Buisson
David Gougler
David Nylund
Diane Dillon
Esther Riley
Fereshteh Madjlessi
Jack Dupre
Jane Nielsen
Jennifer Diaz
Jim Stoops
John Melrose
Jorge Rebagliati
Kathleen Moore
Lois Pearlman
Margo Cox
Marscell Rodin
Marsha Vas Dupre
Martin J. Bennett
Mary Isaak
Nan Sea Love
Norman Solomon
Omar Eljumaily
Peter Phillips
Richard Canini
Robin Latham
Silvia Melrose
Stefanie Auld
Stephen Bingham
Stephen Fuller-Rowell
Susan Chunco
Susan Lamont
Tavik Kanaana
Therese Mughannam
William Simon


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