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Saturday - June 1, 2018 - Sun Valley, CA

Our Revolution Endorses Los Angeles Candidate - Angelica Duenas, Congressional Candidate CA29 

Angelica Duenas, a grassroots candidate running for Congress in California’s District 29, has been endorsed by Our Revolution, the Bernie Sanders’ organization. In their press release, they state “this year, Our Revolution has endorsed over 20 candidates in the Golden State and will continue to support those that advance and others through the general election on November 6.” California’s primary elections are this Tuesday June 5, 2018.

CA Congressional District 29 is currently represented by Tony Cardenas (D), who is facing allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting a minor. Ms. Duenas was quoted at a protest outside of the Congressman’s San Fernando Valley office on May 21 by the Daily News, calling for Cardenas’ resignation. She said “he needs to step down, because at this point he cannot represent the community. Where is the outcry!? In the #MeToo age, we need leadership that is above reproach.” Duenas went on to say “salacious headlines aside, Tony Cardenas hasn’t done a good job representing the people of our District. While some of his positions align with a progressive platform, for the most part he has a poor track record of actually enacting legislation. The people of the San Fernando Valley need legislators who push for single-payer healthcare, financing for public schools, clean air and energy initiatives, jobs programs, homelessness advocacy and who work to eliminate the influence of corporate money in politics. With over 80% of his funding coming from PAC’s and large money donations from outside of the district, Tony Cardenas’ alliances lay with his donors, not his constituents. Our people deserve better.”

Duenas says “We are very proud to have received this endorsement from Our Revolution. It validates the hard work that our small team of grassroots volunteers has been doing to knock on doors, engage voters, mobilize progressives and give a voice to those want to hold our elected officials to account.” The Duenas campaign also says that this endorsement couldn’t have come at a better time because of the recent changes to the Facebook political ad policy, which has been widely reported to be hampering grassroots efforts in the weeks leading up to many significant primaries with some publications going so far as to call it political sabotage.

Visit Angelica Duenas, Our Revolution Candidate’s page to support or donate to her campaign.

 

In solidarity,

Angelica Duenas for Congress

 

Email us at Angelica4Congress@gmail.com

Call or Text us at (818) 962-8392

Send us Mail at: P.O. Box 862, Sun Valley Ca. 91353

 

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May 3, 2018

Statement of Congressional candidate (CD29) Angelica Dueñas on May 3rd 2018.

I have experienced the violation of trust, being taken advantage of, and the feeling of being powerless. I have experienced being touched against my will. I have experienced being v
iolated by a man that my family and I trusted. The trauma of being touched inappropriately, being molested, and being raped is something that stays with victims and survivors forever. We must end this abuse — and bring justice to the abusers and for those abused.

While everyone is presumed innocent until proven otherwise, if these allegations of sexual assault are true, Rep. Tony Cardenas must resign immediately. 

Our community must have people who are trustworthy to represent it at all levels of government. 

In the San Fernando Valley, we have seen a disturbing pattern of male elected officials involved in sexual misconduct. These have come to light as part of the #MeToo movement, leading to resignations of two State Assembly members and one State Senator in 2017 and 2018. 

This pattern of abuse is truly alarming, and reinforces that we need to have more women, more mothers, more survivors, and more working class people from our community serving in our elected offices. 

As a woman, a mother, and a survivor of childhood molestation, I stand with the brave women who are standing up and speaking out. 

In solidarity,

Angelica Duenas for Congress

 

Email us at Angelica4Congress@gmail.com

Call or Text us at (818) 962-8392

Send us Mail at: P.O. Box 862, Sun Valley Ca. 91353

 

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March 12, 2018
We have the incredible honor to have received the endorsement of ADA-Southern California. Americans for Democratic Action has been around since the mid 1940's with its purpose to "keep the New Deal dream of a fair and prosperous America for all alive for generations to come". ADA-Southern California is non-partisan and endorses progressive candidates in local races. Thank you to all who supported our campaign and made this endorsement possible.
In solidarity,
Angelica Duenas for Congress
http://www.angelica4congress.com/
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March 9, 2018
It is an honor to announce that our campaign has officially met all requirements to be on the June 5th 2018 ballot. We are excited for our campaign as we move forward in this great movement. The San Fernando Valley is ready for real change. Our Future is Green.
In solidarity,
Angelica Duenas for Congress
http://www.angelica4congress.com/
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December 5, 2017
On December 5th, Green congressional candidate Angelica Dueñas was detained by police, after demonstrating in Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Los angeles office in support of permanent protection for DACA recipients.  Her statement about DACA and her detention:


The current presidential administration is on the path of destroying millions of people's lives - including by taking away DACA protection from over 800,000 Dreamers, putting them at risk to lose everything that they are working for. Breaking up families and destroying homes.  And robbing us all of the rich contributions Dreamers have to offer.
I and several others went to Senator Feinstein’s office today to exercise our First Amendment rights, in order to highlight the importance of protecting our DACA recipient sisters and brothers' right to stay in the country they call home.  
We condemn President Trump's repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and we call for Congress to immediately pass legislation to permanently protect young immigrants who came here as children without legal status. We also call for Congress to immediately begin the process for comprehensive immigration reform towards a legal path to citizenship for all NOW.
 
We chose Senator Feinstein’s office to highlight her role and responsibility as a senior Senator from California, a state with the most Dreamers in the country.
While we were prepared to be arrested if necessary to promote this issue, we were shocked when we were detained and escorted off the property in handcuffs by Police Officers within seconds! This suggests insufficient interest in the Senator's office in hearing our concerns.
 
We believe that our elected officials are public servants. Their role is to make their constituents' voices heard and fight for our issues. We also believe that it is our responsibility as community members that our representatives hear our demands. With the 2018 elections approaching, It is time to identify who stands with the People — and vote accordingly. That’s why we took the step of getting arrested in order to highlight the inactivity of our elected officials.  We hope our message gets through to Senator Feinstein and that she supports a Clean Dream Act to give permanent protection to the Dreamers. 
I know that this is what our constituents want in CA 29.

In solidarity,
Angelica Duenas for Congress
http://www.angelica4congress.com/


Reference: Green Party Statement of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) - Nov 2017 (Co-authored by Angelica Dueñas)

 

 

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November 15, 2017

We are honored to have the endorsement of Gayle McLaughlin for Lt. Governor.

In solidarity,
Angelica Duenas for Congress
http://www.angelica4congress.com/
Reference: https://www.highlandnews.net/news/political/lt-governor-candidate-gayle-mclaughlin-announces-endorsements/article_ab13284c-c960-11e7-9e47-076cac9ac08e.html

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