MyTripToServe on Dem Rules Committe

I have been appointed to serve on the Democratic National Convention Standing Committee on Rules. This is the Committee that will deliberate and determine the rules that will govern the Democratic Convention July 25th -28th.  

My wife Lorena and I are both educators with 4 children in our public schools. All of our children are involved in various sports and cultural activities. We are very active in our community serving on non-profit boards for low-income housing; economic justice; and civil rights. We are active politically as I am a member of the Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee. I served 8 years on the local school board fighting for public education and I am currently running for the Anaheim City Council in the City's first ever district-based election, a system I and others helped fight for under the California Voting Rights Act.  

I fight for these critical issues having been an undocumented child raised in a working-class home in often difficult circumstances. I see these struggles in students I work with today, in our neighborhoods in Anaheim & Orange County, CA, and in the harsh often exploitative working conditions of our families. This is why I ask for your help--so we can take our voices to the Convention to insure our Party focuses on uplifting and fighting alongside the struggles of working people and to bring full justice and equality to all people regardless of who they love; where they are from; who they pray to; or what economic conditions they are born into. 

I was surprised and thrilled to be nominated to serve on the Rules Committee.  While it is an extreme honor to have been selected to serve on such an important Committee for the Democratic Convention, we are asked to pay the full cost for travel, lodging and incidentals--personal costs our family did not budget for.

Hotel rates have been jacked up by the hotels due to high demand and are at $625 per night; flight travel over $450; and meals/credentials over $200+.  As you can imagine, with four kids personal funds are stretched with summer activities and preparations for a new school year.  In addition, I have spent the past few months donating to various candidates who share our values of progressive work so our personal funds are pretty tapped out. 

In closing, I am excited to serve on the Rules Committee to bring the values of honest, simple, and transparent processes; to insure all delegates are heard and no group is systematically marginalized by the rules; and to insure we have a Convention that we can all feel was not rigged and where everyone feels respected and valued.

Any amount folks donate is greatly appreciated. 


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