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'''Juan Vargas''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]], representing the 51st district of California.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/the-new-faces-of-the-113th-congress-20121105 ''National Journal'' "The New Faces of the 113th Congress," November 15, 2012]</ref>
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'''Juan Vargas''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]], representing the 51st district of [[California]].<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/the-new-faces-of-the-113th-congress-20121105 ''National Journal'' "The New Faces of the 113th Congress," November 15, 2012]</ref>
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==Fred Ross award campaign==
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In early 2013, mainly [[Democratic Socialists of America]] aligned activists, together with many elected officials across the United States  came together to urge President [[Barack Obama]] to award posthumously the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the legendary organizer, [[Fred Ross|Fred Ross, Sr.]]. The [[Saul Alinsky]] trained radical was the first to organize people through house meetings, a mentor to both [[Cesar Chavez]] and DSAer [[Dolores Huerta]], and a pioneer in Latino voter outreach since 1949 when he helped elect [[Communist Party USA]] affiliate [[Ed Roybal]] as Los Angeles’s first Latino council member, "Ross’ influence on social change movements remains strong two decades after his death in 1992".
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Congressional endorsers of the proposal included Juan Vargas.<ref>[http://quartz.he.net/~beyondch/news/nucleus/plugins/print/print.php?itemid=11057, Momentum Builds for Honoring Legendary Organizer Fred Ross, by Randy Shaw, 2013-03-05]</ref>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.votevargas.com/ Campaign Website]
 
*[http://www.votevargas.com/ Campaign Website]

Revision as of 09:14, 20 November 2013

Juan Vargas is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 51st district of California.[1]

Fred Ross award campaign

In early 2013, mainly Democratic Socialists of America aligned activists, together with many elected officials across the United States came together to urge President Barack Obama to award posthumously the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the legendary organizer, Fred Ross, Sr.. The Saul Alinsky trained radical was the first to organize people through house meetings, a mentor to both Cesar Chavez and DSAer Dolores Huerta, and a pioneer in Latino voter outreach since 1949 when he helped elect Communist Party USA affiliate Ed Roybal as Los Angeles’s first Latino council member, "Ross’ influence on social change movements remains strong two decades after his death in 1992".

Congressional endorsers of the proposal included Juan Vargas.[2]

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