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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 29

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Angélica María Dueñas

Democratic
HR Generalist/Mother
22,423 votes (23%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Green New Deal - WE are running on a visionary platform. https://www.angelica4congress.com/gnd
  • Medicare For All - We will be fighting for a Medicare for All "Single Payer" System to provide universal healthcare and affordable prescription drugs as a human right. https://www.angelica4congress.com/healthcare
  • Low Income/Affordable Housing - https://www.angelica4congress.com/housing

Experience

Experience

Profession:Human Resources Professional
Councilmember, Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council — Appointed position (2016–2019)
Councilmember, Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council — Elected position (2010–2013)
1st Vice President, Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council — Appointed position (2012–2013)
President, Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council — Appointed position (2010–2012)

Education

Woodbury University MA, Organizational Leadership (2013)
California State University, Los Angeles BA, Political Science - Public Administration (2007)

Biography

Angelica was born and raised in Sun Valley by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Dueñas, who immigrated from Mexico. 

A defining event in Angelica's childhood was when her mother lost her job in 1997. Mrs. Dueñas had worked 21 years at the Price Pfister factory in Pacoima. During this time countless companies, and livelihoods, were driven out of our country, to never return, all this result of NAFTA. This family crisis sparked young Angelica's lifetime commitment to fight for social justice. 

Angelica attended LAUSD schools; Roscoe ES, Byrd MS, and Polytechnic HS. She earned a Human Resources Professional Certification from LAVC,  BA in Political Science-Public Administration from CSULA, and MA in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University. She is the first person in her family to achieve this level of education, her parents and family are very proud of this accomplishment.  

Angelica is married to Henoc Sanchez since 2006, they divide their time between hard earned employment, political activism, and most importantly, raising five healthy children.

 

Angelica Dueñas has served as a contributing Board Member of the Sun Valley Neighborhood Council where she served two terms as President, one term as 2nd Vice President, and one term as 1st Vice President.

A huge turning point for Angelica was during the Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign. Prior to that Angelica was not interested in electoral politics, but rather local issues. While being elected and serving as a Delegate for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention during his legendary 2016 Presidential run precisely when Angelica confirmed the corruption of the two party system in America.

This painful and enlightening experience compelled her to begin the work of political reform.

 

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Angélica María Dueñas:

OUR VISIONARY ECONOMY
WE are running on a visionary platform. Angelica, with the help of the people of CA29, will work in Congress to push for a 21st Century Economy where we lift those out of poverty, grow the middle class, make the wealthy billionaire class pay their fair share, protect our environment, and keep in mind the quality of life for workers and their families when it comes to economic policy.

A 21st Century Economy where there are tens of millions of well-paying jobs that: preserve our environment, invest in the expansion of public transportation, and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. 

 

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Answer from Angélica María Dueñas:

SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM
We will be fighting for a Medicare for All "Single Payer" System to provide universal healthcare and affordable prescription drugs as a human right. It's time to cut out the for-profit private health insurance companies and stop the pharmaceutical companies from overcharging prescription drugs. 

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Answer from Angélica María Dueñas:

Citizenship for DREAMers 
WE will work to pass a modern day DREAM Act which would allow undocumented immigrants who came into the United States before the age of 16 an expeditious pathway to citizenship. In addition, we will work to expand educational benefits such as receiving financial aid and be eligible for in-state tuition rates. 

 

Right to Counsel
WE will work with Congress to fight for Undocumented Immigrants to have Legal Representation, especially for children who currently have to represent themselves in front of a judge in immigration hearings. It does not make sense to have trial and not have legal representation especially if you are not familiar with the law. It is very sad to know that there are 10 or 12 years who have to defend themselves in front of a judge against getting deported. 

 

End ALL Detention Centers
WE will work with Congress to end ALL detention centers whose main goal it is to increase their bottom line at the expense of separating families and deporting undocumented immigrants. In addition, we will fight to ensure that if they are released for non-violent crimes that they don't get deported the minute they get out of jail. 

Shut Down ICE
WE will work with Congress to defund ICE. 
If we are made aware of an ICE checkpoint in our district we will be sure to have staff make the community aware. We will tweet, post and share so our community is able to stay safe and protect their loved ones from separation. 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $80,840

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Santa Barbara Symphony
$5,500
2
Angélica María Dueñas
$5,347
3
Employees of Silly Goose Productions
$2,000
4
Employees of Blackbeard For Men Llc
$1,700
5
Employees of Lazy Eye Prods
$1,000
5
Employees of Three Stone Hearth
$1,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 77.26%
Hawaii 9.04%
Pennsylvania 6.45%
Illinois 2.78%
Other 4.48%
77.26%9.04%

By Size:

Large contributions (45.20%)
Small contributions (54.80%)
45.20%54.80%

By Type:

From organizations (11.30%)
From individuals (88.70%)
11.30%88.70%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Angelica knows that the priorities of America’s working families will be not be met and within our government until voters elect members of America’s working class to Congress and Senate.   As a member of Congress, Angelica will fight for policies, and deliver results that bring tangible improvements to the lives of her San Fernando Valley constituents.   Angelica is committed to: Medicare for All - Healthcare is a Human Right! End Homelessness - Housing as a Right Humane Paths to Citizenship - No human being is illegal. Immigration Reform policies that treat hard-working people and their families with both the compassion they deserve and the principles of fairness that every American values.  Jobs for All - A "Green New Deal" incentivizing job creation and affordable housing construction, while simultaneously ensuring that vital social service programs receive full federal funding. End Citizens United - Get corporate money out of politics Election Integrity - From primaries through general elections. She will fight to guarantee that no election is rigged, that all votes are counted and that all voters have unimpeded access to the ballot box. Stop All Wars - Angelica will advocate for a humane foreign policy that is based on the fundamentals of human dignity and peace. We need and deserve a strong human rights activist in Congress. Angelica Dueñas is that person.  

 

For Peace, People and Planet Over Profit: Vote for Angelica Dueñas, For Congress.

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