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— not special interests or corporations.

“We need a genuine community and taxpayer advocate representing us in Sacramento.

We cannot solve our immediate problems — gridlock, unaffordable housing, homelessness — or the existential climate crisis, if our representatives are bought and paid for by the special interests who profit from these problems.

As a native San Diegan, parent, and advocate for good government, I’m running because our communities deserve a representative who is smart, effective, and — most importantly — unbought.”


Micah Perlin
Candidate, CA State Assembly, 78th District

#CommunityFirst
#CorporateFree
#FossilFreeCA78

Meet Micah

San Diego Native

Born and raised in San Diego, Micah grew up in La Jolla where he attended our local public schools .  His family has operated a small business in the area since 1961.

Husband & Father

Micah is blessed to be married to an amazing woman who is both a phenomenal mother and nationally-recognized education scholar.  Sarah and Micah live in Pacific Beach with their two boys, Avi & Sasha.

Environmentalist

Caring for our planet has always been a core value for Micah. As a father, providing a livable future for our children is the primary motivation behind his candidacy.  His campaign is 100% fossil-free!

Small Business Owner

Micah is the founder of Susterra, Inc., a technology consulting company that empowers organizations with cloud-based software to better manage their programs and measure their impact.  Micah has consulted with nonprofit organizations and international institutions around the globe.

Policy Advocate

Micah has more than 20 years of real-world policy expertise working with organizations on issues ranging from housing to education.  He has Master’s degree in Public Policy & Urban Planning from Princeton University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from U.C. Berkeley.

Surfer

Micah first stood up on a surfboard at Tourmaline at the age of 13.  Thirty years later, his love for the ocean burns strong and is the root of his environmental ethos.

Goldendoodle Dad

After the kids are asleep, you are likely to find Micah taking Sami, the exuberant family goldendoodle, for an evening walk in the neighborhood.

POLICY PRIORITIES

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

Our region's housing crisis is one of affordability — we have not built enough housing for middle and working class Californians. Our state needs to support local efforts to prioritize, incentivize, and streamline development of affordable, transit-connected housing in the urban core.

GROW THE ECONOMY
GREEN THE ECONOMY

GROW THE ECONOMY
GREEN THE ECONOMY

Almost four in ten Californians are living in or near poverty. We need a recession-proof economic plan to create hundreds of thousands of new middle-class jobs in industries such as installation of rooftop solar, retrofitting of buildings to reduce energy consumption, and expansion of electric vehicle infrastructure.

MODERNIZE OUR ENERGY GRID

MODERNIZE & LOCALIZE OUR ENERGY GRID

California now faces year-round wildfires risk. Our outdated energy infrastructure is a threat to our safety and our economy. We must begin the move away from vulnerable centralized energy generation and transmission to a more distributed energy system that is more flexible, resilient, and safe.

CLEAN AIR.
CLEAN WATER.

CLEAN AIR.
CLEAN WATER.

It's time for California to join New York, Maryland, Vermont, and Washington and put an end to the fracking that is polluting our air with dangerous methane emissions and contaminating our water tables.

STOP PHARMACEUTICAL PROFITEERING

STOP PHARMACEUTICAL PROFITEERING

As the world's 5th largest economy, California should use it's purchasing power to negotiate fair prices for prescription drugs. California residents should not have to drive to Mexico or Canada to avoid price-gouging on basic life-saving drugs like insulin.

EXPAND ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES & PROGRAMS

MENTAL HEALTH

California needs to ensure that counties are accountable for scaling up their mental health services and treatment programs. This is especially important for young people, as three-quarters of all mental health issues occur by the age of 24 -- yet adolescents and young adults are the group least likely to receive mental health care.

UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL

UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL

Dollar for dollar, investments in early childhood education and development are among the most effective ways for our state to allocate precious resources. It's time for California to ensure that all children have access to high-quality preschool to build a foundation for learning and a successful life.

PUBLIC FINANCING
OF ELECTIONS

PUBLIC FINANCING
OF ELECTIONS

More than a dozen states have implemented public financing of elections to reduce the influence of special interest money in the electoral process. It's time for our State Legislature to put an end to the legalized corruption that dominates the policy agenda in Sacramento.

UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE

UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE

Roughly 2.7 millions Californians don't have health insurance. This is unacceptable in a state as prosperous as ours. California needs to lead the nation in making universal healthcare a reality for all residents. It's time to elect candidates whose priority is the health of the people, not the profitability of insurance companies.



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Sami

 

Paid for by Micah Perlin for Assembly 2020 

FPPC ID#1419947

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