Meet the Candidate
Running For:U.S. House of Representatives
Education:University of Arizona
Raúl Grijalva is a Tucson native who has dedicated his life’s work to public service and improving the quality of life for Arizonans. Since his election to Congress in 2002, Raúl has been a champion for lower income, marginalized, and minority communities. Quality public education, good wages, the right for workers to organize, and protecting the environment are some of his top policy concerns. As Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, Raúl leads the fight to address climate change, hold polluters accountable and preserve public lands for future generations. As a member of the Committee on Education and The Workforce, Raúl fights to provide needed resources to our faltering education system and make access to debt-free higher education a reality for all. As Chair Emeritus of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Raúl plays a leadership role in protecting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, pushing a universal health care system and creating a fair economy that benefits everyone, not just the wealthiest few. As a senior member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Raúl is a steadfast proponent of comprehensive immigration reform and is a top voice for protecting DACA recipients and their families.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona,
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
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|1. Securing the border by blocking crossings from undocumented migrants.||O||Note: Candidate declined to respond. Position based upon research.
|2. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.||O||Note: Candidate declined to respond. Position based upon research.
|3. Appointing federal judges who will interpret the U.S. Constitution in light of current times, rather than according to the framers’ original intent or text.||-|
|4. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.||S||Note: Candidate declined to respond. Position based upon research.
|5. Enacting a federal tax credit program allowing taxpayers to direct a portion of their tax dollars to provide educational options such as private or homeschools.||-|
|6. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year.||O||Note: Candidate declined to respond. Position based upon research.
|7. Providing any direct or indirect federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other entities that provide abortions.||S||Note: Candidate declined to respond. Position based upon research.
|8. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals.||S||Note: Candidate declined to respond. Position based upon research.
|9. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.||O||Note: Candidate declined to respond. Position based upon research.
|10. Passing either the Freedom to Vote Act or the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to federalize election laws.||S||Note: Candidate declined to respond. Position based upon research.
|11. Eliminating the filibuster rule requiring 60 votes in the U.S. Senate to move most legislation.||-|
|12. Regulating social media platforms as providers of information comparable to broadcast news.||-|