Jesús G. "Chuy" García (born April 12, 1956) is a Mexican-born American politician and member of the Democratic Party serving as the U.S. Representative from Illinois's 4th district, since January 2019.

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Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
January 28, 2022 at 1:12 AM

Help me finish the month strong

Chuy for Congress We have big fights ahead of us, but no matter what, I know that we’ll be able to meet any challenge if we stand together.         John, January flew by – and now, as we approach the end of the month, I’m taking a moment to pause and…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
January 25, 2022 at 12:42 AM

Take our issues survey >>

Chuy for Congress Let me know: What’s the most important issue facing our country today?         John, I want to hear from you: These past few years have been challenging for our families and communities in ways we could never have imagined. As I con…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
January 20, 2022 at 10:52 PM

This is voter suppression

Chuy for Congress This isn’t the first time the filibuster has been used to hurt communities of color.         John, This week, we watched Republicans in Congress weaponize the filibuster to stop us from passing critical voting rights legislation.  W…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
January 17, 2022 at 7:07 PM

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Chuy for Congress         John,  This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are at a crossroads in America. We have the opportunity of a lifetime to pass legislation that will protect our democracy and make our election process more equitable for all Ameri…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
January 13, 2022 at 4:48 PM

We can’t let another year go by

Chuy for Congress Will you join my fight for immigrants, and all Americans?         John,  It’s been over 30 years since the last time our country has taken meaningful legislative action to fix our immigration system.  Now, it’s 2022 and millions of …
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
January 5, 2022 at 9:22 PM

2022 resolutions

Chuy for Congress I put together my top New Year’s resolutions, and I wanted to reach out to share them with you         John, happy New Year!  I hope you could take some time to celebrate the past year and all we accomplished together – from passing…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 11:52 PM

almost there!

Chuy for Congress         John  –  We don’t want to interrupt your New Year’s celebration but had to reach out with big news! We just took a look at the 2021 fundraising numbers and we’re only $682 short of hitting our year-end goal. Your donation c…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 12:50 AM

New year, new challenges

Chuy for Congress I’m up for re-election next year, and I’m not taking anything for granted.         John, 2022 is just a few days away. But with the new year comes new challenges – and a new district. With redistricting, we have to make sure we reac…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
December 28, 2021 at 3:43 PM

We did this together

Chuy for Congress We may have accomplished a lot this year, but our work is far from over.         John, 2021 was a landmark year. Together, we secured critical pandemic relief for our families and our economy with the American Rescue Plan. We made h…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
December 25, 2021 at 4:26 PM

Happy Holidays!

Chuy for Congress Happy holidays from our family to yours!         Contributions to Chuy for Congress are not tax deductible. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect the name, mailing address, o…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
December 24, 2021 at 1:48 AM

The truth about the immigration news

Chuy for Congress         John, The Senate Parliamentarian has ruled against the critical immigration reform provisions we fought to include in the Build Back Better Act. But while the decision was disappointing, our fight is far from over.  We can’…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
December 23, 2021 at 1:42 AM

New maps

Chuy for Congress Can I count on your help to grow #TeamChuy and share my story and our progressive message with these new voters?         John, Illinois redrew its Congressional maps and over half of my district will be new -- that means when I run …
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
December 16, 2021 at 9:47 PM

Progress starts with us.

Chuy for Congress My career has always been about bringing people together to fight for progress. Can I count on you to join me?         John, From tortilla boycotts, unionizing workers, and hunger strikes, organizing has shaped my life. Whether it w…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
December 7, 2021 at 1:22 AM

I’m not backing down

Chuy for Congress Democrats made a promise to the millions of immigrants living in this country and I’m going to make sure we deliver.         John, As proud as I was to pass the Build Back Better Act in the House, I knew that our fight was far from…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
November 25, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Happy Thanksgiving

Chuy for Congress I wanted to reach out to personally wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving.         Contributions to Chuy for Congress are not tax deductible. Federal law requires us to use our best effor…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
November 19, 2021 at 5:07 PM

Build. Back. Better.

Chuy for Congress Passing this bill was a huge step forward for all of us, but I know that we still have a long way to go in our fight for a more equitable America.         Friend, When I voted to pass the landmark Infrastructure Investment and Jobs…
Liz Evans · [email protected]
November 9, 2021 at 3:30 PM

FWD: I met with Speaker Pelosi

Chuy for Congress If we're serious about Building Back Better, we cannot leave behind the immigrants who have done so much for the country.         John, Chuy has always been a champion of immigrant communities, and he has been the leading voice in t…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
November 7, 2021 at 11:47 PM

I met with Speaker Pelosi

Chuy for Congress If we're serious about Building Back Better, we cannot leave behind the immigrants who have done so much for the country.         Friend, Over the last couple of months, I've been at the negotiating table, meeting with Speaker Pelo…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
August 25, 2021 at 1:15 PM

Act NOW -- before things get even worse

Chuy for Congress         John,   The United Nations released a scientific report on climate change, and it's not looking good. Even if countries started cutting our carbon emissions drastically, we still wouldn't be able to prevent the global warmi…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
August 24, 2021 at 1:15 PM

We need to act now to stop things from getting worse

Chuy for Congress         John,   The United Nations released a scientific report on climate change, and it's not looking good. Even if countries started cutting our carbon emissions drastically, we still wouldn't be able to prevent the global warmi…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
August 20, 2021 at 8:17 PM

RE: Our path forward on voting rights.

Chuy for Congress         John,   Last week, my Democratic colleagues in the Senate held a procedural vote to start debate on the For the People Act. This legislation would expand our freedom to vote, ensure that people's voices are heard, and safeg…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
August 19, 2021 at 8:15 PM

We have an update on the eviction moratorium

Chuy for Congress         Hi John -- We have terrible news:   President Biden's updated partial eviction moratorium still leaves millions of Americans at risk. The administration has a plan to protect some from eviction, but it is leaving many vulne…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
August 18, 2021 at 3:16 PM

Now is not the time for political games

Chuy for Congress         John,   The American people don't have time to play chicken with these nine members of Congress.   NPR: 9 Moderate Democrats Threaten To Derail Pelosi's Infrastructure And Budget Plan   This isn't a game. This isn't an oppo…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
August 13, 2021 at 8:15 PM

We won’t be able to recover from this

Chuy for Congress         John,   The United Nations released a scientific report on climate change, and it's not looking good. Even if countries started cutting our carbon emissions drastically, we still wouldn't be able to prevent the global warmi…
Action Needed (via Team Chuy) · [email protected]
August 7, 2021 at 1:15 PM

Why aren’t taxes easier to file?

Chuy for Congress         John: You want to hear a truly wild statistic?   Every year, Americans spend 6 billion hours preparing and filing their taxes.   That's ridiculous! Beyond being an absolute waste of time and money, it's also an incredibly d…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
August 6, 2021 at 1:15 PM

UPDATE: Eviction moratorium

Chuy for Congress         Hi John -- We have terrible news:   President Biden's updated partial eviction moratorium still leaves millions of Americans at risk. The administration has a plan to protect some from eviction, but it is leaving many vulne…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
August 5, 2021 at 1:17 PM

We need your help to act on reproductive rights, John.

Chuy for Congress         John, did you hear?   Utah is joining 23 other states in filing a “friend of the court” brief in a Mississippi case calling to end Roe v. Wade. Even though polling shows that over 60% of Americans don't want Roe v. Wade rep…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
August 5, 2021 at 12:16 AM

re: Update on American Dream and Promise

Chuy for Congress         John -- Last month, we shared a devastating headline with you:   NEW YORK TIMES: Judge Rules DACA Is Unlawful and Suspends Applications   President Biden vowed to appeal that ruling, but quite simply, John, that's not enoug…
Action Needed (via Team Chuy) · [email protected]
August 3, 2021 at 1:15 PM

re: automatic voter registration

Chuy for Congress         John -- Chuy is getting worried.   Republicans across the country are actively trying to end democracy as we know it.   From the Big Lie to Jim Crow 2.0, the GOP's goal is to dismantle trust in our system, sabotage election…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 10:15 PM

One last update, one last push

Chuy for Congress         John,   Yesterday, Chuy let you know that we're three-quarters to our July fundraising goal, and with just a few hours left before our midnight deadline, our team is thrilled to report that our grassroots team has really sh…
Chuy Garcia · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 6:15 PM

Between meetings

  Hi John,   My team gave me an update this morning about our fundraising numbers ahead of our end-of-month deadline and, on the behalf of the rest of the team, thank you.   It's important to highlight that we haven't hit our goal yet, but our grassroots team helped us close a huge fundraisin…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 6:16 PM

David vs. Goliath

Chuy for Congress         Hi John,   When we started the month, Chuy set the lofty goal of raising $10,000 to help fuel our progressive movement. Our campaign is focused on building the next generation of progressive candidates -- candidates followi…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
July 27, 2021 at 11:15 PM

America is burning

Chuy for Congress         John -- The climate crisis is out-of-control:   CNN: The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is so large, it's creating its own weather   This massive wildfire has burned more than 600 square miles of land. To put that into perspective,…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
July 24, 2021 at 8:15 PM

Democrats are tanking our midterm chances

Chuy for Congress         Their greed is literally killing people.   Every day, millions of people forgo life-saving medication because they simply cannot afford it. If we allow Medicare to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs, we'll save m…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
July 23, 2021 at 6:15 PM

Dreamers are under attack

Chuy for Congress         John, this is devastating:   NEW YORK TIMES: Judge Rules DACA Is Unlawful and Suspends Applications   Dreamers are our children and families. DACA allows them to work. DACA allows them to go to school. DACA saves lives.   N…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
July 20, 2021 at 11:15 PM

CEO, entrepreneur, born in 1964

Chuy for Congress         When President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion stimulus package in March, it included the Child Tax Credit, an infusion of up to $3,600 in additional relief for working families. It was a remarkable achievement for …
Bobby =?iso-8859-1?q?Sep=FAlveda?= with Team Chuy · [email protected]
July 17, 2021 at 10:15 PM

We can’t and won’t wait

Chuy for Congress         John -- I told Chuy that it would only make our fight harder if he made this announcement:   The Hill: Democrat García will not back reconciliation without immigration   I knew that he would get attacked from all sides if …
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
July 16, 2021 at 5:15 PM

Will be one of my most active supporters?

Chuy for Congress         Hi John,   I'm reaching out because my campaign team just let me know about their $5,000 goal. I was worried that was too ambitious until they let me know that we only need 300 supporters to make it happen.   If 300 members…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 2:17 PM

John, this is ambitious

Chuy for Congress         Hello John,   At the end of this email, we're going to ask you to contribute $16, but please let us explain why it's so important to give this July:   Chuy recently announced that he would refuse to pass the multi-trillion …
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
July 12, 2021 at 3:16 PM

My red line

Chuy for Congress         Hello John -- I'm drawing a red line:   If the big budget deal that's being crafted in Congress doesn't include a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, I will vote NO.     This multi-trillion dollar deal can't pass withou…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
July 10, 2021 at 9:15 PM

Joe Manchin: ExxonMobil's "Kingmaker"

Chuy for Congress         Hi John,   An undercover investigation by Greenpeace just exposed Big Oil's corrupt tactics.   Greenpeace caught one of Exxon's senior lobbyists on tape bragging that he'd secretly used Senators like Joe Manchin to weaken t…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
July 9, 2021 at 7:15 PM

Living up to our values

Chuy for Congress         Did you see this, John?   The Hill: Biden administration seeks reversal for deported veterans   I commend the Biden administration for taking the important first step to track down veterans who have been deported and provid…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
July 7, 2021 at 12:15 AM

One million extinctions

Chuy for Congress         Hello John   After more than a century of habitat destruction and climate change, we are now facing a global crisis that we caused. Approximately one million animal and plant species are at the brink of extinction.   That's…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
July 3, 2021 at 4:15 PM

No climate, no deal

Chuy for Congress         John,   I wanted to reach out today -- not as a member of Congress, but as a grandfather.   Like you, I've watched in horror as temperatures across the globe have risen to record-setting levels, temperatures that are litera…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
July 1, 2021 at 4:15 PM

Thanking you personally

Chuy for Congress         We know this past week has been a hard push toward our end-of-quarter goal, so Chuy wanted to write you a note of gratitude:         Contributions to Chuy for Congress are n…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 3:15 PM

We’re almost there

Chuy for Congress           Tonight is our deadline, John!   And we're so close to hitting our goal with just a few hours left! All we need is 50 of our best supporters to chip in $5 or more right now!   If you've saved payment information wit…
Team Chuy · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 11:15 PM

What are you doing tomorrow at midnight?

Chuy for Congress           John,   Tomorrow is our campaign's FEC fundraising deadline. And as Chuy himself told you yesterday, this deadline is a crucial indicator of what type of campaign we'll be able to build.   We've raised nearly 80% of what …
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
June 28, 2021 at 9:15 PM

Our strategy for the future

Chuy for Congress             John,   In two days, we're up against an End of Quarter FEC filing deadline. This deadline is crucial, the numbers we show at the halfway point of this year will help determine the kind of campaign we're able to build. …
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
June 26, 2021 at 4:15 PM

Do you support decriminalizing immigration?

Chuy for Congress         Hello John,   I was born in Los Pinos, a small village in the Mexican state of Durango. As an immigrant and as a member of Congress representing a community that is over one-third foreign born, I am deeply committed to figh…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 9:00 PM

My biggest mistake

Chuy for Congress         Hello John,   My first electoral loss in politics came after 10 victories.   It was a shock. I wish I could tell you that there was some fluke that caused me to lose. But the reality is that we got outspent, plain and simpl…