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Tuesday November 8, 2022 — California General Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 29

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Angélica María Dueñas

Mother/Community Organizer
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Low Income/Affordable Housing - https://www.angelica4congress.com/housing
  • Universal Healthcare - 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
  • Guaranteed Federal Jobs + Environmental Justice - WE are running on a visionary platform. https://www.angelica4congress.com/gnd

Experience

Education

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

Biography

Angelica Dueñas earned 43.3% of the vote in tbe 2020 General election against 25 year career politician. 

Angelica is a progressive Democrat running a 100% Corporate-Free campaign against a Corporate Democrat. 

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.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $62,158

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

1
Employees of Santa Barbara Symphony
$2,800
2
Employees of Silly Goose Productions
$2,250
3
ASHMI FOR CONGRESS
$2,000
4
Employees of Blackbeard For Men
$1,350
5
Angélica María Dueñas
$1,100

More information about contributions

By State:

California 72.98%
Pennsylvania 14.59%
New York 8.68%
Oregon 4.34%
Other -0.59%
72.98%14.59%8.68%

By Size:

Large contributions (37.71%)
Small contributions (62.29%)
37.71%62.29%

By Type:

From organizations (17.79%)
From individuals (82.21%)
17.79%82.21%
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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In 2020 my grassroots, progressive campaign for Congress got 43.4% of the general election vote with a budget of less than 1/15th that of my corporate-funded opponent. He ran for his his major backers in the pharmaceutical and insurance industries, while I ran for everyday people, who have been ignored in the halls of our nation's capitol for too long. Now I'm back to challenge him again in 2022. It'll be a tough race, with eyes on our district and the pharmaceutical and insurance industries opposed to policies I support like Medicare for All and Housing for All. Every dollar I receive will count; please consider signing up to make recurring contributions to my campaign, helping to push one of the closest progressive candidates in 2020 over the edge to become a true voice for the people in 2022. angelica4congress.com

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