Support Sara Jacobs

Jan Schakowsky
RACE SUMMARY: Sara Jacobs won the open seat of retiring Congresswoman Susan Davis to represent California's 53rd District in Congress.

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 2/1/1989

EDUCATION: Columbia University (BA), (MA)

OCCUPATION: Founder and Chair of San Diego for Every Child: The Coalition to End Childhood Poverty
FAMILY: Single


  • United States House of Representatives, (CA-49) (2020)

  • Armed Services
  • Foreign Affairs



  • Strongly supports a two-state solution.
  • Wants to bring both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the negotiating table.
  • Dedicated to maintaining the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA).

  • Will protect women's right to safe and legal abortions.
  • Firmly believe in every person’s right to have access to reproductive health services.
  • Addresses the climbing maternal mortality rate, especially among Black women.
In Her Own Words

"We’ve seen what it looks like to have a room full of men legislate on reproductive health, and we’ve seen that women from both sides of the aisle are the ones who, time and again, demand that women’s health considerations be included in more broad health care and budget discussions." 1 

"Throughout my career, I’ve always tried to use the opportunity and perspective I was given to find places where I could have the most impact. My approach is to seek out the really tough problems, understand as much as I can about those problems from people with different perspectives, and bring the right groups of people together to fix them." 2 

"Military grade weapons have no place on our streets. We need better deterrence against illegal gun trafficking and guns passing through straw purchasers into the hands of those with criminal backgrounds, histories of violence, or serious mental illness, and we need to pass legislation to make illegal gun sales and handovers a federal crime." 3 

Interesting Facts

She served in policy positions at the U.S. State Department during the Obama Administration, UNICEF, and the United Nations, and as a Scholar in Residence at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego.

She serves on the board of Equality California and the Run for Something Powerhouse Committee, and as a member of Columbia University’s Data and Society Council. 

Was a policy advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign for president.