The Common Good

Jessica Turner

Communications Assistant

Jessica joined the Sojourners team in September 2012 as the communications assistant. Prior to joining Sojourners, Jessica spent one year as a member of the Episcopal Service Corps in Baltimore. During her year of service, she realized her passion for advocacy and activism.

Growing up as a military child Jessica has lived in many places, but calls North Carolina home. A graduate of Elon University in May 2011, she credits her college’s emphasis on service learning with sparking her interest in social justice.

Jessica enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music, and volunteering around the city.

Blog Posts by Jessica Turner

Posted by Jessica Turner 1 year 41 weeks ago
“We have reached a state of harder polarization and more dangerous division, with the social fabric in danger of tearing, because violence only begets violence. The beneficiaries of what happened...
Posted by Jessica Turner 1 year 41 weeks ago
"I was always focused on negotiating for my team but never as good at negotiating for myself." Dawn Lepore, former chief executive at, in a new Bloomberg report that finds that out of...
Posted by Jessica Turner 1 year 41 weeks ago
"I feel like I’m stuck in a perpetual nightmare. I can’t seem to adjust to this life. In the Marines, we have a motto that we never leave a man behind. I feel like I’ve...
Posted by Jessica Turner 1 year 41 weeks ago
Editor's Note: Starting next week, Daily Digest is getting an update! Click HERE to learn more about the change.“A vicious cycle of poverty, criminality and incarceration traps...
Posted by Jessica Turner 1 year 42 weeks ago
"I am good, very excited. It's a big surprise. This opens a path for other Dreamers in Mexico." Maria Peniche, 22, one of the nine activists known as the Dream Nine, who have been released from...