If elected, Jammal a life-long Democrat, would be the first Member of Congress of Latino and Arab American descent – sending Trump a clear message
FULLERTON, CA – Heading in to the San Diego Democratic Convention, CA-39 local candidate Sam Jammal released a new ad titled “Getting Off the Sidelines.” The ad reflects on the diversity of the 39th congressional district and how Donald Trump’s rhetoric doesn’t speak for the community.
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Jammal, a civil rights lawyer by training, is a former Obama Administration, Chief of Staff in Congress and clean energy entrepreneur. He grew up in the 39th district to working class, immigrant parents from South America and the Middle East. Jammal is the only candidate in the field for the 39th district with experience in the federal government and in the innovation economy. If elected, Jammal would be the first Member of Congress of Latino and Arab American descent.
“I am tired of Trump dividing our communities. My story – like so many others – is about hard work and opportunity. It’s not about the divisions being promoted by Trump nor is it about the hate he has sowed in so many communities. We are more than this and our government should be working to bring people together,” said Sam Jammal (CA-39).
“Having worked in Congress, I saw how the institution was failing so many families in the 39th district. This is only getting worse under Donald Trump. Right now, we desperately need new voices and perspectives in Washington who will fight for working families. I will fight for the community I grew up in to make sure we are inclusive and every family has a shot at the American dream.“
Jammal has been endorsed by civil rights icon Dolores Huerta; several former Obama Administration officials; Democracy for America; Climate Hawks Vote; the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union Local 13, Local 63 and Local 94; and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36.
The 39th district is now a “Lean Democrat” seat following Ed Royce’s retirement announcement. California’s 39th congressional district has been a focus for Democrats to win back the House of Representatives – with Royce being active on the Democrats retirement watch list since September of 2017. Hillary Clinton won the district by 8.6%.