Support Barack Obama on Executive Action

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Republicans are threatening to shut down the government over President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The only way we’ll stop them is by showing support for this important action that will end the harmful policy of tearing families apart.

Sign the petition and say you stand with President Obama on executive action.

Support Barack Obama's Executive Action

Republicans are threatening to shut down the government over President Obama's executive action. The only way we'll stop them is by showing support for this important action that will end the harmful policy of tearing apart families.

Sign the petition and say you stand with President Obama on executive action.

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How Should Arizona Democrats Move Forward?

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The only thing we can do after Tuesday’s election is move forward. I want to hear your ideas on what Arizona Democrats need to do to win in 2016.

Leave me suggestions over the next week and my team will release a report with your input on how to move Arizona forward.

2014 was a rough year for Democrats across the country, but in Arizona we may retain all five of our congressional seats — and many of our candidates ran much more competitive races than the pundits will give them credit.

I want to hear from you, so please leave your thoughts on what Democrats need to do to win Arizona.

— Ruben

How Should Arizona Democrats Move Forward?

End date: Nov 17, 2014

Signatures collected: 112

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Keep Fighting for Marriage Equality

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We just got Marriage Equality in Arizona, and Republicans are already trying to roll back equality under the law.

The Arizona Republic reports that Republican legislators want to bring back SB1062 in January. And Republicans are already directing county clerks to not provide marriage licenses to LGBT couples.

We can’t sit back and let Republicans chip away at Marriage Equality. Sign the petition and tell Republicans you’ll fight any attempt to bring back the right to discriminate bill.

Keep Fighting for Equality

We just got Marriage Equality in Arizona, and Republicans are already trying to roll back equality under the law.

The Arizona Republic reports that Republican legislators want to bring back SB1062 in January. And Republicans are already directing county clerks to not provide marriage licenses to LGBT couples.

We can't sit back and let Republicans chip away at Marriage Equality. Sign the petition and tell Republicans you'll fight any attempt to bring back the right to discriminate bill.

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Stand Up For Choice

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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

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Gallego Statement on 9th Circuit Marriage Equality Decision

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Today’s ruling from the 9th Circuit is a huge step forward for Marriage Equality in Arizona. While the ruling applies to marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, Arizona’s place within the 9th Circuit makes it likely that Marriage Equality will soon be the law of the land here as well.

I got my start in politics as an organizer opposing a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages in Arizona (I was inspired after witnessing the first same-sex marriage on the steps of the Cambridge City Hall in 2004). We were the first state in the county to reject such a ban. And remarkably, in only eight years, the idea of Marriage Equality has gone from something that divides our state to something we have now united behind.

This is a great day for our state and for all those who should soon have the freedom to marry. But today’s victory is also a testament to the years of hard work and grassroots advocacy from thousands of people across the Arizona. In celebrating the court’s decision, we should also celebrate our democratic process – it can be slow and frustrating, but today shows that when done right it can also bring incredible social change.

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Demand Marriage Equality in Arizona

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The Supreme Court just granted Marriage Equality to at least five more states. Isn’t it past time that Marriage Equality was the law of the land in Arizona?

The only way we’re going to bring Marriage Equality to Arizona is by turning up the pressure on politicians who oppose it and by showing how many Arizonans are demanding Marriage Equality. Sign the petition and say you support Marriage Equality in Arizona.

Time for Marriage Equality in Arizona

The Supreme Court just granted Marriage Equality in at least five more states. Isn't it time for Marriage Equality in Arizona?

Sign the petition to say you support Marriage Equality in Arizona.

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My son, Ruben Gallego

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140415-2661It 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

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UNITE HERE Endorses Ruben Gallego for Congress

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2014
CONTACT: info@gallegoforarizona.com

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.

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College Affordability

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For years, college tuition has been rising faster than inflation at a rate of two-to-one. Hundreds of thousands of college graduates start their working lives already owing the equivalent of a mortgage before even getting their first paycheck.

Kate and I are still paying student debt, so we get it.

In Congress, I will introduce legislation capping the amount colleges can increase their tuition each year. Education should be a path to economic security, not decades of debt.

photo credit: Ars Electronica via photopin cc

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Protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

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Social Security is a sacred contract between every American worker. Privatizing Social Security would endanger America’s seniors by exposing them to risks that were not part of the deal. Privatizing Social Security would be just plain wrong, and I would forcefully oppose any efforts to do so.

I would also fight any attempt to reduce the funding and effectiveness of Medicare or Medicaid. I led the Medicaid expansion effort in Arizona because I believe firmly in the program’s effectiveness. These programs are critical for millions of Americans and there is no way it will be weakened on my watch.

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