Last week John McCain and the Arizona Right to Life came out in favor of Ruben’s anti-choice opponent. Now, anti-choice state legislator Catherine Miranda is attacking Ruben for supporting a woman’s right to choose.
Are you sensing a pattern?
More and more people are going to start attacking our progressive agenda if we don’t put a stop to it.
Miranda is not just supporting Ruben’s opponent, she also did a robocall in which she highlights Ruben’s support for choice as a reason NOT to support him.
Can you believe that?
Sign the petition and tell Catherine Miranda, John McCain, the Arizona Right to Life and any other anti-choice groups targeting Ruben to back off.
Stand up for Choice
End date: Oct 30, 2014
Signatures collected: 74
Signature goal: 500
It has come to my attention that one of Ruben’s opponents is alleging that he changed his last name in order to somehow deceive voters.
Let me put all these rumors to rest so we can focus about what is really important in this election and not waste energy on rumors of why he did this or why he did that.
Ruben changed his name because he wanted to honor his grandfather who was a hard working immigrant. He also wanted to honor me a single mom, who like millions of single moms out there sacrifice ourselves so that our children can have a better life than we did.
All of us single mothers never get credit for what we do for our children, but Ruben wanted to give me credit for all of my sacrifices by changing his last name to our family name.
I’m proud that Ruben changed his name. But I’m more proud that he is a Harvard Graduate, a Marine and most important a great son, husband, brother and someone who is always pushing other young men like him to follow their dreams no matter how unreachable they may seem.
My father was a father figure to Ruben when his dad left us. I’m grateful that Ruben saw firsthand how hard his grandfather worked, and how much care he took into raising his eight children and grandchildren.
All of my daughters look up to Ruben because to them he was like the father they didn’t have. My daughters are confident and strong young women, who saw in their brother a friend, and occasional savior, when I got upset with them.
I couldn’t be prouder of my son and how he has decided to live his life, and that includes him changing his name to honor my family.
Now let’s move past this nonsense and let the candidates go out and prove themselves to the voters on the merits and issues. I know that’s what my son Ruben will do.
– Elisa Gallego
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2014
PHOENIX, AZ — UNITE HERE Local 631 today endorsed Ruben Gallego for Congress.
“Ruben Gallego understands what working families are going through because he has lived it,” said Betty Guardado, Secretary-Treasurer of UNITE HERE Local 631. “As the son of working-class Hispanic immigrants and a combat veteran, Ruben knows what working Arizonans need from their member of Congress. Ruben has always stood by Arizona’s hotel and food-service workers, and we are happy to stand with him.”
UNITE HERE Local 631 represents hotel and airport food-service workers in Arizona.
ABOUT RUBEN GALLEGO
Ruben Gallego is the child of Hispanic immigrants, raised by a single mom on the South Side of Chicago. Ruben enlisted in the Marines while attending Harvard, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. After graduating, Ruben served a tour in Iraq as a Marine with Lima 3/25. Ruben’s Marine Corps unit saw some of the toughest combat of the war.
Ruben was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010 and became known for his tough stand against extreme legislation pushed by Republicans, helping lead the opposition to the discriminatory SB 1062. As a legislator he also led the push for Medicaid Expansion and secured in-state tuition for veterans. Ruben and his wife Kate live in South Mountain.