Friday, 25 March 2016 00:00

Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ03) - PDA Advisory Board Member

Written by PDA Staff

Rep. Raul Grijalva  is a member of the PDA Advisory Board.  Congressman Grijalva brings progressive energy, passion and compassion to PDA and also to his own work representing us in the United States Congress.  Rep. Grijalva is co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He is a champion on the environment, Native American rights and ending for profit-prisons.

Raúl Grijalva began his career in public service as a community organizer in Tucson. Four decades later, he continues to be an advocate for those in need and a voice for the constituents of his home community. From 1974 to 1986, Raúl served on the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board, including six years as Chairman. In 1988, he was elected to the Pima County Board of Supervisors, where he served for the next 15 years, chairing the Board for two of those years. Raúl resigned his seat on the Board of Supervisors in 2002 to seek office in Arizona's newly created Seventh Congressional District.

Throughout his career, Raúl has always fought for underrepresented voices. The passions that drove him as a School Board member to fight for and succeed at implementing bilingual education in Arizona are the same passions that motivated him to help pass the first bond package containing a $10 million commitment to reinvest in older, poorer neighborhoods while he was a County Supervisor. Likewise, they are what drive him today as he fights to reform our broken immigration system, ensure livable wages for American workers, and create vital land protections to safeguard our nation's natural treasures for the next generation.

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Rep. Grijalva has introduced the following legislation that has been endorsed by the Stop Global Warming Team
H Res 540 - Zero Climate Emissions

Rep. Grijalva has introduced the following legislation that has been endorsed by the End Mass Criminalization Team
HR 3543 - Justice is not for Sale Act

Rep. Grijalva joined us for the March Round Table where he accepted 156,000 petition signatures of support for H Res 540.

 

 

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