Honoring Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Mark your calendars for September 19

In the legislature, Senator Hinojosa passed the bill that officially designated September 19th as “Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day.” As a veteran himself, Senator Hinojosa is an active promoter of the effort to ensure our community knows our own history, especially the younger generation. By honoring the founder of the American GI Forum, who also provided health care to the poor, we not only ensure that people know the struggle that carried the remains of Private Felix Longoria from Three Rivers, Texas to Arlington Cemetery, but we also come together as a community to tackle today’s challenges and help promote full participation in our country’s economic and civic life.

Stay tuned for more details about this year’s celebration.

Up & Running: Visit Us at our Hidalgo County Campaign Office

As of Wednesday, August 29, the lights are on, the phone lines ringing, and volunteers are signing up at our Hidalgo County campaign headquarters.

The offices are centrally located at 612 W. Nolana, Suite 420. So stop by and join us to help turn out the vote, or call us at (956) 992-9195 to get involved. The offices will house our volunteers and phone banks, and serve as a staging ground for block walking.

Check your email for updates on our official Grand Opening. Not getting our emails? Sign up here.

Nueces County Democratic fundraiser crowd tops 600

Senator Hinojosa had the honor of swearing in newly elected Democratic County Chairman Joseph Ramirez at the County Party’s kickoff fundraiser. The event drew over 600 enthusiastic local Democrats ready to register voters, organize and win this November.

As Chairman Ramirez informed the crowd about the plans being put in place to turn out the vote, Senator Hinojosa focused his remarks on why elections matter, recalling the fight last legislative session to restore over $4 billion in cuts that House Republicans had slashed from our public schools.

State Representative Joaquin Castro, who will be stepping up to Congress next year, delivered the keynote address focusing on “building an infrastructure of opportunity.”

One thing was made clear: Nueces Democrats are united, fired up, and ready to turn out the vote.