Tag Archive for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

OCYD Clinton Awards a Success

On Saturday, the Orange County Young Democrats hosted their annual William Jefferson Clinton Awards Luncheon in Irvine. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, State Senator Lou Correa, Assemblyman Jose Solorio, headlined the list of  elected democrats and candidates from all over Orange County gathered for the sold out event. Rancho Santiago Community College District Board Trustee John…

Don’t Ask, Dont Tell Repeal Passes in House of Representatives

In a 234 – 194 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $700 billion defense department spending authorization bill which includes a provision for repeal of the ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military. The approval, followed inclusion of the same provision in the Senate version of the bill by the Senate Armed Services Committee. The fight now moves on to the full Senate.

Loretta Sanchez Co-Sponsors Dream Act

This big news of the day is Loretta Sanchez finally co-sponsoring the DREAM Act, which would allow for the legalization of undocumented immigrants who were brought here when they were young and went through the school system to obtain a college degree. Honestly, I cannot think of any immigration change that is more deserving. I am glad Loretta Sanchez has given her name as a co-sponsor even though she has stated endlessly that she would vote for it if it were to come up for a vote.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez urges colleagues to be “Voices of Conscience” for imprisoned Vietnamese democracy activists

“As Members of Congress, it is our duty to speak for those who have no voice. We must collectively stand up for the freedom of these activists by urging the Vietnamese government to unconditionally release these activists. We as Members of Congress have an obligation to engage the Government of Vietnam and call on them to uphold and respect human rights by releasing all activists.”

Joint Economic Committee Report Details Unemployment in the Hispanic Community

“Long term economic recovery will depend on initiatives that create jobs and expand opportunity for all Americans, including Hispanics,” said Rep. Loretta Sanchez. “Latinos are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States and, as such, are a vital part of our workforce. It’s important for Congress to understand the unique economic challenges and opportunities facing this community, particularly as we begin to rebuild our housing and construction sectors.”