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El Weekender

No 68

Time to take a more progressive direction

After so many years and so many votes taken that have actually hurt the community at large. I personally feel that "It's Time" for a change in a more progressive direction.  The 26th Congressional District that covers a vast area including parts of Denton and Tarrant County has been ill served by its' current representative.

It was my hope that someone would stand up to the challenge and start to care for our community in the United States Congress. It is my personal view that I have finally met such a person. Three months ago I received an email from a person who wanted to run for Congress. In that email this person explained in a deep personal way his thoughts and reasons for running for office.  He also stated that he wanted to meet personally with me as soon as possible.

Ira Bershad and I met at a local fast food chain and had a two-and-a-half-hour conversion. I was surprised at his approach since I did most of the talking and he did most of the listening.

I had many questions for Ira and he answered in detail and took the time to explain.

Here are some positions that describe Ira’s approach!

Every Texas family deserves affordable healthcare.

Good jobs with fair and livable wages.

The best Educational opportunities and paying teachers a good wage.

Supports a fair path to citizenship and is against mass deportation.

Fair health treatment for our veterans.

I ask you to go to Ira's web site and check out the issues for yourselves make your own determination and do your own research. I believe that when you do you will come to the same conclusion that I did. Ira is the right person and at the right time. We need to take this district back. I am proud that many candidates have decided to run for office and many of them for this position.  I wish all of them well and when the Democratic Primary is over. I ask that we all come together and help the candidate that won. We cannot allow the representation of this district to remain in the Republican Parties hands.

Thank you,

Jesse Jimenez

The opinions expressed are those of the author and not Nuestra Voz.



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