in the 7th Congressional District (CD7) in New Jersey
Goutam Jois is an activist, advocate, and litigator and has fought for years on issues under attack today. Previously, Goutam was the Youth Governor of New Jersey and organized national youth political conventions. As a litigator, Goutam won a police brutality case in the U.S. Supreme Court, defended First Amendment rights, obtained asylum for a gay man from Jamaica, stood with victims of secual assualt, and represented entrepreneurs. He is running for Congress to keep America’s promise – the promise that he has experienced first-hand – to extend opportunity to hard-working families and defend our American values.
Everyone deserves access to economic and educational opportunities. I will work to create sustainable jobs by investing in our infrastructure, make college and trade schools more affordable by expanding tax deductions for tuition, and empower workers by strengthening unions…
We have to keep our country safe, but security doesn’t end there. Hard-working families need to know that the government will stand by its end of the social contract. I will fight for universal healthcare and policies to support working families…
America is strong because millions of people have come together from millions of backgrounds with a common purpose. We cannot allow anyone, least of all the president, to divide us by race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, immigration status, or anything else.
I will fight to fully fund Planned Parenthood, because access to reproductive health is critical, not just for women’s health, but for the economic well-being of working families. Women deserve equal pay for equal work because it’s the right thing to do.
Climate change is real, it’s caused by humans, and we need to do something about it. If elected to Congress, I will co-sponsor the OFF Act, which would move the country toward 100% renewable energy sources by 2035. I also support investments in green energy…
I support expanding tax credits and deductions for tuition, not just for college, but also for job training programs, apprenticeships, and trade schools. We also have to crack down on predatory for-profit schools, holding them accountable…
In order to reduce mass incarceration, I support, among other measures, the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes. If elected, I will fight to strengthen the Voting Rights Act (the Supreme Court struck a critical provision of the VRA)…
I support a clean DREAM Act, to provide a pathway to citizenship for Ramses and others like him. I also support comprehensive immigration reform to bring millions of undocumented immigrants out of the shadows.
I support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. I also support the Customer Non-Discrimination Act…
If elected, I will support legislation to help veterans find jobs and improve access to education. In addition, I will fight to ensure that veterans have access to prompt, high-quality, affordable health care, including mental health services. I support amending the SCRA…
We need to modernize our badly outdated privacy and technology laws. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act were passed on 1986, and they were not designed with our modern information age in mind.