As the ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep. Raúl Grijalva's work on issues such as environmental justice (EJ), climate change and the protection of our special places has set a very high standard for the rest of his colleagues on Capitol Hill.
Do Americans realize that under a Ryan economic regime, tens of millions of our poor neighbors would be dropped categorically and coldly to the curb, with no support whatsoever from the very system that our forefathers and mothers set up to ensure that America would prosper?
While the Daily Show brilliantly reminded millions of viewers last night of the disgraceful racist elements behind the attack on Tucson's acclaimed and now outlawed Mexican American Studies program, educators across the nation recalled a teaching moment.
With President Barack Obama preparing to address a joint session of Congress about our unemployment crisis tonight, our message to him is simple: Think big and act boldly. Americans expect and deserve nothing less.
The Ryan budget would undermine economic growth and job creation for years and exacerbate ever-widening income inequality. Instead of these reckless cuts, job creation and strengthening the economic recovery must be our priority.
Budgets are more than collections of numbers. They are a statement of our values. We need a budget that eliminates the deficit, stabilizes the debt, puts Americans back to work, and restores our economic competitiveness.
Anti-immigrant rhetoric is ramping up on the public airwaves. That's why AZ Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) told me he is targeting the media as a significant factor in the escalating war over immigration reform.