At a press conference in Oak Cliff at 10:30am, candidate for new congressional district 33 Marc Veasey will be joined by fellow state representatives Rafael Anchia and Roberto Alonzo along with Dallas County Constable Beth Villarreal to roll out a Latino outreach effort known as "Vamos con Veasey". The effort will consist of aggressive earned media in English and Spanish to augment the strong grassroots program already operating in Latino areas.
In addition, Veasey announced that, if elected, he would locate a congressional district office in Oak Cliff. Representatives Anchia and Alonzo each represent parts of Oak Cliff as does Dallas County Constable Beth Villarreal.
District offices for Members of Congress are vital to their communities as they are often the first and most valuable resource for constituents who have any problems relating to the federal government. Common examples include help securing veterans' benefits, aid with social security and Medicare and immigration cases.
The following is a statement from State Representative and candidate for CD-33, Marc Veasey:
"Though many people want to create a black versus brown storyline, what this election is really all about -- is who can best serve the interests of ALL the people. I have a record of building coalitions to get things done for the people and that's the reason you see this group standing with me here today.
Now, many years ago I worked in a congressional district office and I know very well how important those are to the community. Those offices help thousands of people with all manner of issues from questions about public policy to helping them navigate complex bureaucracies. Essentially anytime a person is having trouble with an issue that involves the federal government -- which can be a lot -- a congressional district office is usually the first place they turn. And that's why I'm proud to announce today that, if elected, I'm going to be placing a district office right here in Oak Cliff.
This is a proud community with a rich history but unfortunately, communities like these are always the hardest hit by the Republican policies that cut funding to schools and women's healthcare programs and Medicaid. I've always fought those cuts on behalf of folks like the ones in this neighborhood and if they help send me to Congress, not only am I going to be here for them -- they won't have to walk far to talk to me about what's on their mind when I'm in office."