Hi, it's me again. Here to bug you about supporting Rep. Raul Grijalva yet again. It's been a wierd few months...and the last few weeks have found me doing things a year ago I never would have dreamed of...like hosting a live blog with Rep. Grijalva. I mean, I'm the Soup lady right? Pooties? Sub for Cheers & Jeers... what the heck am I doing shilling for candidates suddenly? And more importantly...why the massive push for Rep. Grijalva...after all, he's safe right? No matter what the polls might suggest, he's Rep. Grijalva- no way could he really be in danger.
Well let me tell you why I think it's so important we support Rep. Grijalva.
Forget the politics and the mess...forget the opponent. Let me take a few minutes to make him blush a bit and then I'll open the floor for your questions and conversation.
Since being elected to Congress, Rep. Grijalva has co-sponsored 3,258 bills. He has sponsored 78 bills, 5 of which have been enacted into law. In 2009 alone he sponsored 27 bills.
When he's not busy on actual legislation, Rep. Grijalva is busy herding pooties errrr co-chairing the Progressive Caucus, which I imagine is harder than herding pooties. He's also the 1st Vice Chair of the Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, Co-Chair of the Congressional National Landscape Conservation System and an associate member of the Asian Pacific American Caucus.
What you don't think that makes him busy enough? How about we add in the fact that he sits on the Committee for Education and Labor, where he's on the Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education and the Workforce Protections sub-committees. He's also on the Natural Resources Committee where he serves as Chairman of the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee and he's on the Water and Power subcommittee.
Gosh I'm exhausted just writing all of this. What I'm saying is this man works hard....not just for his constituents, but for all of us. Now it's our turn to work hard for him.
And somehow, he manages to do things like attend Netroots Nation. Speaking of which, today during this live blog we are going to auction off 2 of Rep. Grijalva's famous doodles. In the comments below you will see 2 comments with a picture of a doodle. Reply to those comments to bid and winner gets to make a donation to Rep. Grijalva's ActBlue page and then own one of these doodles for themselves.
And to sweeten things even more...if you donate $20 or more via this Act Blue page in the next 48 hours you will be entered to win a drawing for a doodle that Rep. Grijalva will be doodling during this live blog.
Ready....set.... ask you questions, place your bids, make your donations!
Thanks for being here today!