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Loretta Sanchez

Loretta Sanchez is a leftist Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 47th district of California.

She is a board member of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation and the U.S. Air Force Board of Visitors. The Blue Dog Coalition appointed Rep. Sanchez to the Task Force on Oversight and Regulatory Review and she is also a member of the New Democratic Coalition's Task Forces on Innovation, Competitiveness and Tax Reform and Education. Leader Nancy Pelosi appointed Rep. Sanchez to serve on the Vietnam Education Board.[1]

Loretta Sanchez is the sister of Linda Sanchez.

Blue Dog Coalition

In Congress, Loretta Sanchez is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition.


A product of public schools and Head Start, Sanchez is a graduate of Chapman University and American University's MBA program. Prior to serving in Congress, she was a financial manager at the Orange County Transportation Authority, an assistant vice president at Fieldman, Rollap and Associates, and an associate at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton.[2]

Security committees

Rep. Sanchez is the third highest ranking Democrat and the most senior female member on the Armed Services Committee. She currently serves as the Ranking Member of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, where her top priority is preparing our Armed Forces for a new generation of security challenges. On the Strategic Forces subcommittee, the Congresswoman oversees our nation's strategic weapons, ballistic missile defense, space programs, and Department of Energy national security programs. Rep. Sanchez is also a senior member of the Subcommittees on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and Oversight and Investigations.

Rep. Sanchez is the most senior female member of the House Homeland Security Committee, where she has served since the committee's institution and has emerged as an expert on intelligence and counterterrorism issues.

As a member of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, Rep. Sanchez provides strict oversight on important security issues, including the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card program and the Visa Waiver Program. In overseeing the TWIC program, which screens and provides credentials for workers with access secure areas at ports, Rep. Sanchez has fought to ensure port workers can continue working during their application process. She also guided key maritime security provisions through Congress in the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act (SAFE PORT ACT) in 2006. She is also a member of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.[3]

NAAA Honors Rep. Sanchez

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Arab Americans is reactivating, and its first project was a March 15 1997 get-acquainted brunch with California Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. The freshman legislator, who defeated Republican Bob Dornan in last November's race for the 46th California congressional district, has become an overnight heroine to women, youth and minorities, so much so that she has received a dozen offers to speak at college and university commencement exercises throughout the U.S.

Carrying out the NAAA tradition, a typical Arabic mezza was prepared in the Santa Ana home of hostess Mary Hanna. NAAA members were amazed when Rep. Sanchez ooohed in delight and began identifying each dish by name: baba ganoush, hummos, ful. That's when the 25 NAAA members learned Rep. Sanchez studied Arabic at Chapman University in Orange and lived in Egypt during the 1979-80 academic year.

"I taught English at a Catholic school in Cairo and studied at the American University in Cairo," she explained. "My Egyptian friends were amazed that I ate every dish they fed me, but then when many of them visited me later in California and I took them to Mexican restaurants, they agreed there are strong similarities between both cuisines."

Rep. Sanchez says she hopes to sit on the Commerce Committee because of her background in finance. She holds a master's degree in business administration from the American University in Washington, DC. She hopes by 2002 there will be a balanced budget.[4]

Communist support

Transforming Community and Labor Organizing into Electoral Victory at the Left Forum, 5/30/15, was a panel sponsored by Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, at Left Forum 2015.

Participants were NYC Councilmember Rosie Mendez, Andrea Miller of People Demanding Action, Ethan Young of Portside and Left Labor Project, Paul Krehbiel of CCDS in Los Angeles and trade union activist, and Pat Fry, CCDS Co-Chair.[5]

Paul Krehbiel, a CCDS member in Los Angeles, has spent most of his political life on the outside of electoral politics through his union, organizing to put pressure on elected officials. The rise in right wing candidates throughout the Bush years, the Iraq war and the voter response that put Barack Obama in office showed the importance of working in the electoral arena to defeat the right, said Krehbiel. He drew attention to the Republican Gerrymandering project that moved the political landscape to the right in 2012 electorally even though voters in their majority moved to the left. As an example, he cited Michigan’s votes in 2012 where Democrats won 240,000 more votes than Republicans but elected only 6 Democrats of Michigan’s 15 Congressional seats. He urged reading the 2012 Red Map Summary Report that details how the Republican Party did it – even boasting about it, said Krehbiel.

As an antidote to the Republican Redmap strategy, Krehbiel drew from the lessons of the mid 1990s in Orange County, outside of Los Angeles. Krehbiel was part of a labor-community coalition to register Latino voters, a campaign led by the Southwest Voter Registration Project and Hermandad Mexicana that included student groups, unions, and the Catholic Church. In 1996 these efforts led to the election of the first Latin American from Orange County to Congress, Loretta Sanchez, who defeated a 6-term incumbent an extreme rightwinger Rep. Bob Dornan. Sánchez’ win galvanized a number of other successful campaigns electing Latinos to office.[6]

H.R. 950, the Job Creation and Infrastructure Restoration Act of 1997 was introduced in the 105th Congress on March 5, 1997 by Congressman Matthew Martinez of California. It had 33 original co-sponsors, including Loretta Sanchez. The primary purpose of this emergency federal jobs legislation was to provide much needed jobs at union wages to crisis ridden cities by putting the unemployed to work rebuilding our nation's infrastructure (schools, housing, hospitals, libraries, public transportation, highways, parks, environmental improvements, etc. $250 billion is authorized for emergency public works jobs over a five year period.

Congressman Martinez had previously introduced this bill in the last Congress (as HR 1591) at the the request of over 50 prominent Labor leaders who formed the Los Angeles Labor Coalition for Public Works Jobs, which is why it is often referred to as the "Martinez Public Works Jobs Bill."[7]

This is the most significant jobs legislation introduced in Congress since Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal established the Works Progress Administration (WPA). This bill is the WPA-type program for today. It has strong provisions which will put hundreds of thousands of unemployed building trades workers to work as well as provide jobs for victims of plant closures, welfare recipients who are parents, youth, and the long term unemployed. The public works projects which will be established under this bill will be built in communities with the highest levels of unemployment and with the greatest needs.
The goal of the New York Coalition for Public Works Jobs is to build the movement to pass the Martinez Jobs bill as part of the National Labor Coalition for Public Works Jobs. You can help by asking your union, community organization, or local government body to to join those who have already passed resolutions to endorse the bill. Such a resolution has been introduced in the New York City Council. Calling on additional Congressional Representatives to co-sponsor the bill is very important. We will be organizing petition campaigns, visits to elected officials, and demonstrations and other actions for a public works jobs program.

The leaders of the Los Angeles Labor Coalition for Public Works Jobs and its only affiliate New York Coalition for Public Works Jobs, were all known supporters or members of the Communist Party USA.

Los Angeles , National Labor Coalition For Public Works Jobs

A New York affiliate, New York Coalition for Public Works Jobs, c/o Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2.

Supported communist "peace" activists

In October 2002, the Communist Party USA infiltrated Chicano Coalition for Peace and Social Justice gained the support of several members of Congress;[8]

Friends of the Chicano Coalition for Peace and Social Justice:
I have good news that members of Congress: Grace Napolitano, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Loretta Sanchez, Helda Solis, Xavier Becerra and our California State Senator Richard Polanco have joined us in opposition and support of our open letter/petition. A "No" vote to the war with Iraq.
Guillermo Bejarano

Cuba trips

Ramon Castro, Fidel's older brother, Loretta Sanchez

From May 25-May 31, 2002 Loretta Sanchez was in Havana Cuba for "fact-finding and meetings". The trip was funded by the William C. Velasquez Institute, with a total cost of $4,020.00.[9]

From the 9th to the 16th of April 2004, Sanchez was in Havana, Cuba for "fact-finding". The trip was funded by the William C. Velasquez Institute, with a total cost of $2,550.00. She was there at the same time as Linda Sanchez

Cuba trade

By 2004 Cuba had carefully spread its spending among scores of congressional districts in dozens of states to build political support for an end to the embargo.

Others that have signed advocacy agreements: the Indiana Farm Bureau; Tampa's Port Manatee; economic development officials from Des Moines; and elected officials from Idaho, Montana, California, South Carolina and Kansas.

The agreements are "a corruption of the commercial process" and a setback for efforts to expand trade with Cuba, said John Kavulich, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, based in New York.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and her sister, Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., signed to promote Cuba's purchase of California farm products, says Loretta Sanchez. She says the pledge is non-binding.

"We're trying to get our California products sold to Cuba. That's what I do as a congresswoman," Sanchez says. "I've already been vigorous and forceful in advocating a change in U.S. policy. ... The dissidents fighting the Castro regime want this embargo down." [10]

Supported by Council for a Livable World

The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to "reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security", primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Loretta Sanchez in his successful House of Representatives run as candidate for California.[11]

2006 letter to Condoleezza Rice on Colombia

Alleged Colombian Army killings prompted Fellowship of Reconciliation to work with Representative Sam Farr to forge a response that would impact the 17th Brigade, the unit allegedly responsible for the violence against San José de Apartadó and communities throughout northwestern Colombia.

As a result, Reps. Sam Farr and Jim McGovern, wrote a letter to their colleagues in Congress urging them to join in calling on Secretary Condoleezza Rice to cut funding for the Colombian military.

Letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
(Deadline for Congressional representatives to sign: February 22)
We applaud the decision, noted in your certification letter of August 2005, that the US "will not consider providing assistance to the 17th Brigade until all significant human rights allegations involving the unit have been credibly addressed." Because the Brigade is a component of the Colombian Armed Forces' command structure and has been implicated in the above referenced human rights violations, we implore you to abide by both the letter of the law and the spirit of the law by withholding human rights certification for Colombia until the following conditions are met:

Signatories included Loretta Sanchez.[12]

NAKASEC connection

Health Care for America Now (HCAN) National Mobilization: NAKASEC’s energizing health policy advocate Joyce Yin helped kick-off a national rally attended by nearly 10,000 people in Washington, D.C. to pressure the Senate and House to provide access to quality, affordable health coverage for all Americans on June 25. Representative Xavier Becerra was one of many who spoke to the importance of the public option in any health reform; he also led HCAN’s health equity townhall later that day at the Capitol Visitor’s Center, where Korean Resource Center’s community health advocate Stella Kim spoke on the importance of immigrant inclusion. That same message was conveyed earlier by Sookyung Oh at the Rhode Island town hall. Together, NAKASEC and KRC met with the offices of Representatives Joe Baca (CA-43) and Doris Matsui (CA-5), and shared key information with Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35), Diane Watson (CA-33) and Loretta Sanchez (CA-47).[13]

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

In May 2013, Loretta Sanchez was listed as an associate member the of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.[14]

Congressional Hispanic Caucus

In 2012 Loretta Sanchez was a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

EMILY's List

Sanchez has been supported by EMILY's List during her campaigning.

Woolsey/Sheinbaum fund raiser

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, the first Member of Congress to call on the President to bring our troops home, was be in Los Angeles on Saturday February 4th 2006, for a 'very exciting but critical fundraiser against the most well-known, well-financed challenger she's ever faced". woolsey was facing a primary challenge from a termed-out Assemblyman Joe Nation, a moderate Democrat who has been critical of her stand on the war and on bringing home our troops. He is raising money from people who have given money to Tom DeLay and Bush-Cheney and his legislative district covers 60+% of Congresswoman Woolsey's district. Congresswoman Woolsey is a "champion of equal rights, civil liberties, protecting the environment and fighting for single payer healthcare. Congresswoman Woolsey must be re-elected by the same victory margin she has had in the past to send a message to progressives everywhere that's it IS OK to be courageous, and to not back down on issues that matter."

The Host Committee for this fundraiser includes:

Ben Affleck; Ed Asner; Warren Beatty; Jodie Evans; James Cromwell; Matt Damon; Tom Hayden; Wendy Herzog; Mimi Kennedy; Norman Lear; Stephen Rohde; Susie Shannon; Stanley Sheinbaum & Betty Sheinbaum; Lorraine Sheinberg; Kathy Spillar; Gloria A. Totten; Peg Yorkin; Senator Barbara Boxer; Congressman Joe Baca; Congressman Xavier Becerra; Congresswoman Lois Capps; Congresswoman Jane Harman; Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald; Congresswoman Grace Napolitano; Congresswoman; Lucille Roybal-Allard; Congresswoman Linda Sanchez; Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez; Congressman Adam Schiff; Congresswoman Hilda Solis; Congresswoman Maxine Waters; Congresswoman Diane Watson; Senator Sheila Kuehl and Assemblywoman Karen Bass.

The fundraiser was at the Stanley & Betty Sheinbaum residence in Brentwood. Both Sheinbaums have been members of Democratic Socialists of America.[15]

Calling on Israeli Govt. to lift Gaza Travel Ban

On Dec. 22, 2009, thirty-three U.S. Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, calling on her to request that the Israeli Government end the ban on student travel from Gaza to the West Bank. Loretta Sanchez was one of the signatories of the letter.[16] The entire letter together with a complete list of signatories can be read by clicking here.

Supported Lifting the Gaza Blockade

On Jan. 27, 2010, U.S. Representatives Keith Ellison and Jim McDermott led 52 other members of Congress in signing a letter addressed to President Barack Obama, calling for him to use diplomatic pressure to resolve the blockade affecting Gaza. Loretta Sanchez was one of the signatories of the letter. [17] The entire letter together with a complete list of signatories can be read by clicking here.

Response to accusations regarding American Muslim spies

In October 2009, John Conyers responded to allegations from four Republican Congress Members, in the wake of the launch of the book Muslim Mafia, that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sought to plant Muslim "spies" in Capitol Hill. He strongly opposed the accusations, saying:

“ It shouldn't need to be said in 2009, and after the historic election of our first African-American president, but let me remind all my colleagues that patriotic Americans of all races, religions, and beliefs have the right – and the responsibility – to participate in our political process, including by volunteering to work in Congressional offices. Numerous Muslim-American interns have served the House ably and they deserve our appreciation and respect, not attacks on their character or patriotism.

” Conyers was one of the first three U.S. Congress members to condemn the allegations, joining Andre Carson (D-IN) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).[18]

CDA connection

Sam Farr, Loretta Sanchez, Lois Capps and CDA Director Sarah Stephens

Reps Sam Farr, Loretta Sanchez, and Lois Capps attended the Center for Democracy in the Americas' 7th Anniversary Event July 10, 2013.[19]

PODER PAC Honorary Co-chairs

In 2014 PODER PAC Honorary Co-chairs were Rosario Dawson, NY, America Fererra, CA, Dolores Huerta, CA, Eva Longoria Parker, TX, Grace Napolitano, CA, Ana Ortiz, NY, Rosie Perez, NY, Lucille Roybal-Allard, CA, Linda Sanchez, CA, Loretta Sanchez, CA, Nydia Velazquez, NY[20]

PODER PAC President's Council

In 2014 the PODER PAC President's Council consisted of Mari Del Carmen Aponte, Juana Bordas, Ingrid Duran, Grace Garcia, Comm. Sylvia Garcia, Susan Gonzales, Choco Gonzalez Meza, Laura Hernandez, Cynthia Jasso Rotunno, Lydia Madrigal, Joelle Martinez, Regina Montoya, Rep. Grace Napolitano, Maria Teresa Petersen, Laura Pena, Catherine Pino, Julissa Reynoso, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Rep. Linda Sanchez, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Rep. Hilda Solis, State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, Rep. Nydia Velazquez.

PDA contact

In 2013 Progressive Democrats of America assigned activists to deliver their material to almost every US Congressman and Senator, Dave Sonneborn, was signed as the contact for Rep. Sanchez.[21]

ARA endorsements

The Alliance for Retired Americans Political Action Fund endorsed Loretta Sanchez in 2012, 2014.[22]

Senate run

In May 2015, Sanchez took the plunge for statewide office, formally declaring her candidacy to replace U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and pledging to use her 10 terms of experience to fight for workers, families, women, minorities and young people. The announcement, which was still in doubt not 48 hours before the event, offers the prospect of a competitive election against Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris.

In a brief speech at the Santa Ana train station, Sanchez said she would be the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Hispanic American sent to the chamber from California. She answered some media questions in Spanish and then, hounded by a pair of Vietnamese journalists, said her elevation to the Senate would only magnify her advocacy on human rights issues.

"There are two kinds of candidates. Those who want to be something and those who want to do something. I am running for Senate because I am a doer," Sanchez said, promising to be a "relentless force fighting for you."

Sanchez described her family as the embodiment of the American dream. She and her sister, Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Whittier, were two of seven children born to Mexican immigrants. Their father worked in a factory and her mother later went back to school to become a teacher.

Her years in office have given her a deep understanding of the issues people here face, she said, mentioning the drought, terrorist threats, budget deficits and an immigration system in disrepair. Though the government has done a good job of securing the borders, she said, it's time to overhaul immigration laws to ensure people living and working here can obtain legal status.

Democratic Assemblyman Luis Alejo, chairman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, which unsuccessfully tried to encourage former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to run, said that the excitement generated by a Latina candidate could translate into increased voter turnout in 2016, especially among Latinos. "And that's good for all California Democrats," Alejo said.

After previously criticizing Harris' federal inexperience, Sanchez threw only glancing blows at her kickoff event, asserting that she was working on the housing crisis long before Harris secured large financial settlements with lenders. Without uttering her name, Sanchez suggested Harris was the hand-picked favorite of the party establishment, and that she has been unwilling to answer questions and too cautious in sharing her positions.

Nathan Click, Harris' campaign spokesman, said the state attorney general looks forward to a "lively discussion about who is best equipped to help change the culture of dysfunction in Washington, D.C., and make a difference in the lives of Californians."

Wylie Aitken, Sanchez's campaign chairman and a key financial supporter going back to the 1996 race against former Rep. Bob Dornan, said he felt like the stars have finally aligned for Sanchez.

"I think she's accomplished all of the things she feels she can accomplish in the House, and this is a great opportunity to make herself available to the remainder of the state," Aitken said.

While Sanchez is regarded as a skilled fundraiser, taking in more than all of her challengers since 2000, analysts said she will need to broaden her network to catch and keep pace with Harris, who has consolidated support and raised more than $2.5 million.

She also could find natural allies in organized labor, as well as groups that fund women and Latinos, such as The Latino Victory Project, co-founded by Eva Longoria and Henry Munoz.[23]

CAIR connection

CAIR Michigan


Faisal Qazi, center, on a panel at a CAIR-PAC function fall 2012, with Michigan Congressional candidate Syed Taj and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (at left) and CAIR Los Angeles Executive Director Hussam Ayloush and Congressional candidate Jay Chen (at right.)



One Legacy Radio interviewed Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez at CAIR-LA's 15th Annual Gala Saturday November 5th, 2011. She was described as a "long time friend of CAIR".

Praising CAIR

“The Council’s work in the state of California and across the nation is much appreciated.”- Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) (August 2014). [24]

Your work has been essential in making democracy work for everyone and for maintaining the sacred values our nation was built on.”

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) (October 2016).

Condemning Criticism of Islam legislation

On December 17, 2015, Rep. Don Beyer, Jr. introduced legislation condemning "violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States." The legislation is based on unsourced claims that there is a "rise of hateful and anti-Muslim speech, violence, and cultural ignorance," and a "disproportionate targeting" of "Muslim women who wear hijabs, headscarves, or other religious articles of clothing...because of their religious clothing, articles, or observances." The resolution, H.Res.569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States [25]

The legislation was cosponsored by Rep. Michael Honda, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Joseph Crowley, Rep. Andre Carson, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rep. Betty McCollum, Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Dan Kildee, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Rep. Charles Rangel, Rep. Scott Peters, Rep. Brad Ashford, Rep. Alan Grayson, Rep. Mark Takai, Rep. Brian Higgins, Rep. William Keating, Rep. Raul Grijalva, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rep. John Delaney, Rep. Kathy Castor, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Rep. Michael Quigley, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, Rep. Robin Kelly, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Al Green, Rep. Katherine Clark, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Alcee Hastings, Rep. Sam Farr, Rep. Frank Pallone, Rep. Jim McDermott, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Donna Edwards, Rep. Robert Brady, Rep. Frederica Wilson, Rep. Michael Doyle, Rep. Albio Sires, Rep. Suzan DelBene, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Jared Polis, Rep. David Loebsack, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Steve Cohen, Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Rep. John Yarmuth, Rep. Niki Tsongas, Rep. Jim Langevin, Rep. Mark Pocan, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Rep. Mark Takano, Rep. Tim Ryan, Rep. Jose Serrano, Rep. Hank Johnson, Rep. Paul Tonko, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Lois Capps, Rep. David Price, Rep. Doris Matsui, Rep. Gwen Moore, Rep. Denny Heck, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. John Carney, Rep. Xavier Becerra, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep. John B. Larson, Rep. Dina Titus, Rep. Peter Welch, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Rep. Jim Himes, Rep. Matt Cartwright.

IAPAC money

Cogressional candidate Loretta Sanchez received money from the Iranian American Political Action Committee during the 2008 election cycle.[26]


The following are past and present staff:[27]

External links


  1. Official congressional bio, accessed August 2, 2011
  2. Official congressional bio, accessed August 2, 2011
  3. Official congressional bio, accessed August 2, 2011
  4. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs , NAAA Honors Rep. Sanchez 1997 June-July Table of Contents
  5. Youtube, Transforming Community and Labor Organizing into Electoral Victory at the Left Forum, 5/30/15 Published on Jun 8, 2015
  6. [ http://www.ccds-discussion.org/?p=5136, CCDS at the 2015 Left Forum Posted by admin on June 9, 2015]
  7. [1] The Job Creation and Infrastructure Restoration Act of 1997 (H.R. 950)From the New York State Communist Party 16 March 1997, email list, accessed June 14, 2010
  8. News about our Chicano Coalition for Peace and Social Justice gbejaranoOct 9, 2002
  9. American Radioworks, William C. Velasquez funds
  10. [Posted 9/23/2004 12:10 AM Cuba seeks deals to get around trade, travel restrictions By James Cox, USA TODAY]
  11. CLW website: Meet Our Candidates
  12. FOR February 2006 Peace Presence Update
  13. Policy Update [July 6, 2009]
  14. Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus website, accessed May 1, 2013
  15. http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=6486&pst=347342 LA Event Featuring Warren Beatty, Matt Daman for Lynn Woolsey 2/4/06 January 31, 2006 3:45 PM
  16. John Dingell's House website: Letter to Hillary Clinton, Dec. 22, 2009
  17. The Minnesota Independent: Ellison, McCollum and Oberstar urge Obama to lift Gaza blockade, Jan. 26, 2010 (accessed on March 14, 2011)
  18. [O'Brien, Michael (October 15, 2009). "Conyers blasts GOP lawmakers' accusations of Muslim 'spies' – The Hill's Blog Briefing Room". Thehill.com. Retrieved August 23, 2010.]
  19. CDA, Rep. Sam Farr, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Rep. Lois Capps and Sarah Stephens
  20. PODERPAC, Hon,co-chairs
  21. PDA May 2013 Educate Congress Digest Letter drops (191 in total – 105 in April )
  22. PAF
  23. [http://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-Sacramento-Bee--Sanchez-to-challenge-Harris-for-Senate-seat--says--insiders--won-t-decide-race-.html?soid=1114208817960&aid=L-p6wRB03QsWilliam C. Vel?squez Institute MAY 14, 2015 Sanchez to challenge Harris for Senate seat; says 'insiders' won't decide race]
  24. [https://www.cair.com/images/pdf/What-They-Say-About-CAIR.pdf What They Say About CAIR (October 2014)
  25. H.Res.569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States, accessed December 26, 2015
  26. American Political Action Committee,IAPAC Candidates, accessed January 29, 2017
  27. http://www.legistorm.com/member/459/Rep_Loretta_Sanchez_CA.html. Accessed 12/05/2011