VOWS TO DEFEND UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES IN CONGRESS
TRACY, CA, August 8, 2017– Adding to her campaign’s growing momentum, former Riverbank City Councilmember Dotty Nygard announced the support of several Latino leaders across the state, including the Chair of the Chicano Latino Caucus* arlos Alcala, Northern Vice Chair of the Chicano Latino Caucus* Norma Alcala, and longtime organizer Al Rojas for her campaign to become the 10th Congressional District’s next Congresswoman.
“When Jeff Denham voted to take away healthcare from 110,000 people, he voted against Latinos in his district. Clearly, he is Trump’s biggest supporter. This is why we support Dotty Nygard, who will stand with the people.” - Carlos Alcala - Chair of the Chicano Latino Caucus (California Democratic Party)*
These endorsements add to an already impressive list of support for Nygard’s people-powered campaign, which before today included Congressmember Ro Khanna, Richmond Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, California Nurses Association, and National Nurses United. Nygard is committed to fighting for the advancement of the Latino Community in the 10th district and across the country:
"As a nation we must strive for a future that promotes human dignity, respect, and appreciation for all. We are a nation of immigrants, a nation built on diversity. I am proud to stand with the Latino community in the face of Trump and his favorite representative, Jef Denham.” - Dotty Nygard, RN; Candidate for Congress (CD-10)
Norma Alcala and Al Rojas also weighed in with their endorsements, choosing Nygard as their ideal next Congressmember due to her ability to successfully resist the Trump agenda here in the district:
“Denham voted for taxpayers to fund Trump’s border wall, increase immigration of ices, cut head start programs, and proposals to eliminate healthcare for millions of Americans in order to fund tax cuts for the rich. We don't need a representative who places politics over people and consistently votes against Latino interests. That's why I support Dotty Nygard - because she stands with us.” - Norma Alcala - Northern Vice Chair of the Chicano Latino Caucus*
“La compañera Dotty es una persona involucrada en la comunidad Latina por eso la apoyamos en su campaña para el congreso” - Al Rojas - Labor Organizer and President of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (Sacramento)*
Nygard’s momentum continues to grow every single day, with these endorsements and national exposure as a proud member of the growing number of Americans who wish to take their country back from right-wing demagogues who spend more time in Washington than in their own district. If you would like to follow the campaign, make sure to head over to her website at www.dottynygardforcongress.com.
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*Titles used solely for identification purposes and do not constitute an organizational endorsement