Nancy has been part of this community for many years, working tirelessly to make it a better place.
Running as a strong Green New Deal candidate for Congress to help raise the alarm about the climate emergency, and send a message to Washington that voters want bold action taken on climate.
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Nancy Casady (with husband Derek) says she attended a three-day Al Gore training in Los Angeles. “He raises these three questions: Can we change, must we change, will we change? … The central question. Are we going to have the leadership we need to address the problem on the scale and at the speed that is required?” Photo by Ken Stone
Times of San Diego - September 10, 2019
Democrat Nancy Casady announces she is running for Congress against incumbent Democrat Scott Peters in California’s 52nd Congressional district on August 26, 2019 in San Diego, California.
(Sam Hodgson/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Union Tribune – August 26, 2019
Today I am announcing that I am running as the Green New Deal Candidate for Congress in the 52nd District.
I’m running to make my case to voters in this district that we are in a climate emergency and we to act like it.
This campaign is about sending a message to Washington that business as usual is over!
The scientists are saying it, the children are fighting for it, the Earth is praying for it: it’s time to enact the Green New Deal.
A native Californian, Nancy Casady was born in Los Angeles and raised in Alhambra, in a multi-generational household. It was during her childhood, playing games with the other children in her neighborhood, that her family instilled in her to “watch out for the little ones and make sure nobody gets hurt.” This phrase would prove a guiding ethic in her life as a successful businesswoman and visionary leader.
As General Manager of Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Co-op for 20 years, Nancy spearheaded its development as a leading example of food cooperatives nation-wide. During her tenure, she oversaw the growth of the business from 4 million to 15 million per year in sales, the doubling of membership, and the planning and construction of an early example of green building, which includes rooftop solar panels. She is a founding member of the Wild Willow Sustainable Farming Education Center, a working farm in San Diego directed toward training young farmers and providing hands-on experiences for students K-8th grade.
Lauded for her success as leader of the Co-op, Nancy was appointed Vice President of the National Board of the National Cooperative Grocers Association. During her appointment, she was given the highest award in the field of grocery cooperatives, the Howard Bowers Fund Cooperative Service Award.
A lifelong Democrat, Nancy worked in legislation and politics in Sacramento, advocating for pro-choice rights as a paid lobbyist for the California Abortion Rights Action League and serving on the State Dental Board, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown.
Combining her expertise in sustainable agriculture and politics, Nancy was appointed by Governor Brown to the California Food and Agriculture Board, where she is currently serving her second term.
Nancy lives with her husband, Derek, in La Jolla. They have four daughters, one son, and four grandchildren.
It is out of her determination to ensure a safe future for all children and grandchildren and her conviction in the transformative power of people working together toward a goal that benefits all that Nancy is running as the Green New Deal Candidate for Congress.
Let’s take care of Mother Earth, and in turn, our little ones.
More than 11,000 scientists can’t be wrong. The climate crisis is accelerating rapidly. The time for planning is over. The time for action is now … before it’s too late!
I support the concept of a World War II-scale national government mobilization to build a new energy system based on wind, water & solar energy to get the U.S. off of fossil fuels. Regenerative Agriculture is the answer to our looming food crisis. It emphasizes a speedy transition from our current mega-scale, chemically-dependent food producing methods to healthier, organic, and ecologically-minded farming practices.
Criminal justice reform must work to protect us all, while prioritizing the rights of victims and rehabilitation for offenders. I also support reducing the burden on the system by legalizing recreational cannabis. We must protect and expand Social Security. Healthcare is a right. I support Medicare – with dental and optical care included - for all. I will always support a woman’s right to choose and have access to all reproductive services. All refugees – including those fleeing the climate crisis - deserve a fair process for having their asylum claims heard. I also support the great American tradition of welcoming an agreed upon number of immigrants each year.
I support a guaranteed annual income for adults who are at or below the federal poverty level. I support increased inheritance taxes for wealth transferred at $50 million or more; a Wall Street transaction tax; and Senator Warren’s wealth tax proposal for billionaires. I support closing tax loopholes and expanding the IRS with the stated mandate to recover avoided taxes of the upper income elites.
We acknowledge equal public education for all as a bedrock principle of American society.
This means investing all necessary resources to reduce classroom size; prioritizing support for inner city and low performing schools; paying teachers in line with similarly educated professionals; and providing pre-K education for children of all families who want it.
We must end reckless overseas wars, while pursuing peaceful and diplomatic avenues for promoting human rights worldwide. I support a significant reduction in military spending, while increasing support for those who are serving and all veterans. We have no need to maintain a military presences in scores of foreign nations.