DA Hispanic Caucus Leadership:
For all Arizonans who vote in the 8thCongressional District—
While your state’s primary isn’t until August 28th, those of you who vote in AZ-8 have a golden opportunity to flip this seat from red to blue. If you’ll recall, former GOP Rep. Trent Franks suddenly resigned after sexual misconduct allegations. The special election to fill this seat is April 24th.
Please ensure you cast your vote as soon as possible if you haven’t already done so. And in case, you have any questions about the Democratic candidate running for this seat, see below.
U.S. House of Representatives
Dr. Hiral Tipirneni (challenger for open seat)
✔ Highly educated in S.T.E.M. fields
✔ Strong woman and minority candidate
✔ Does not believe in the “pro-life” stance; believes you are either pro-choice or anti-choice
✔ Fully understands the problems with America’s expensive and complex health care system
✔ Supports commonsense gun safety reform, expanding Medicaid, simplifying the tax code, improving care for veterans, and providing for greater investment in public schools
For all of the above reasons and many more, the Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus is proud to endorse Dr. Tipirneni for Congress.
Don’t forget, your spare time would be put to productive use if you help us with phonebankingour fellow Democratic citizens worldwide in reminding them to get their overseas absentee ballots mailed out!^
DA Hispanic Caucus
March 23, 2018
On March 20th, Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced a highly controversial bill which has quickly gained national attention. The bill, H. Res. 791, would recognize the birthday (March 31st) of civil rights and labor leader César Chávez as being "National Border Control Day."
The bill presently has zero co-sponsors which suggests that not even fellow House Republicans want to be on record as supporters of denigrating the Chicano activist's milestone achievements.
Chávez proudly served in the U.S. Armed Forces and later testified before Congress. In addition, he, along with other notable Americans such as Dolores Huerta, led the United Farm Workers in fighting for fair wages, health care coverage, safer working conditions, pension benefits, and better employer-employee relations.
Simply put, this legislation is an insult to the legacy of Mr. Chávez, a natural-born U.S. citizen. As a recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom, Chávez was a person of unquestionable integrity and character.