One thing that keeps me going in our challenging work to end wars is the confidence that there are some members of Congress who will tirelessly fight for what is right. Rep. Raul Grijalva is one of those people, and he needs your help. Click here to help re-elect this progressive champion.
As Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Raul Grijalva doesn’t just vote the right way. He is at the forefront of congressional efforts to promote healthcare and jobs instead of bankrupting Americans through unnecessary wars. Before a massive war-funding vote, he boldly challenged the hypocrisy of so-called deficit hawks who vote for billions for war, stating, “That’s the essential hypocrisy. We are required to offset anything for education, we are required to offset anything for jobs, and now this war is reaching $280 billion for taxpayers, all under an emergency supplemental category which doesn’t require offsets of pay-fors.”
With the rise of the irrational and xenophobic Tea Party, Rep. Grijalva has emerged as a target of the right in Arizona for his strong progressive leadership, especially in opposition to Arizona’s new harsh anti-immigrant law. Republicans are taking advantage of the political climate and mounting the first serious challenge to Rep. Grijalva in years. His opponent Ruth McClung is bashing Rep. Grijalva’s pro-peace stances and complaining that Obama isn’t threatening to nuke other countries. Click here to donate to Raul Grijalva’s reelection campaign.
Rep. Raul Grijalva needs your help to show that his progressive vision has the support of Arizona’s voters and people all around the country who want Congress to fight for us. Thank you for contributing to keeping a strong pro-peace voice in the House.
Paid for by the Peace Action West Voter Fund.
Categories: Election 2010