6:17 am - Thursday September 21, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Member and Candidate of the Day‏

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CONGRESSWOMAN LINDA SANCHEZ, CA 38TH District

Recognized by her colleagues and the national media as a leading voice for working families, civil rights, and manufacturing issues, Linda Sánchez has represented California’s 38th   Congressional district since 2013. From 2003 – 2013, Congresswoman Sánchez represented California’s 39th Congressional District, which included many of the communities she currently represents.  Congresswoman Sánchez has broken many barriers in Congress, including becoming the first Latina to serve on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee.

A co-founder of the Labor and Working Families Caucus, Sánchez has worked tirelessly to ensure that workers are safe on the job, from industrial accidents as well as from employer intimidation and retaliation. Keeping children safe from online has also been a priority for Sánchez, who has introduced legislation to criminalize cyber-bullying and to reduce bullying, harassment, and gang activity in our schools. While in Congress, Sánchez has helped to expand Head Start and modernize the Higher Education Act.

 

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MAGGIE TOULOUSE OLIVER, CANDIDATE FOR SECRETARY OF STATE, NEW MEXICO

A leading voice to promote the Voter Expansion Project, Maggie Toulouse Oliver has created an initiative aimed at ensuring that every eligible citizen is registered to vote, all registered voters have access to the ballot box and every vote is accurately counted. She is a candidate for Secretary of State in New Mexico, and is dedicated to serving those in her state. Maggie’s fluent in Spanish and her Hispanic heritage has helped her work closely with New Mexico’s large Hispanic community to expand access to the ballot box. Maggie has served as Bernalillo County Clerk since 2007 and has protected the right to vote while increasing access to the ballot box with expanded early voting, voting convenience centers and the My Vote Center mobile app. Maggie has earned national praise for her work promoting innovative approaches to election administration including Bernalillo County being highlighted for “best practices” by the recent Presidential Commission on Election Administration.

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