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.

45 Messages

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…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
June 23, 2021 at 12:15 AM

We have to deliver

Chuy for Congress         Hello John,   I was thrilled when Democrats won control of the House, Senate, and presidency. Finally we had the opportunity to decriminalize immigration, protect the planet, and guarantee voting rights for all.   But now c…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
June 21, 2021 at 1:15 PM

The planet we’ll leave to our children

Chuy for Congress         Hello John,   My father came to the U.S. in the early 60s working under the Bracero program. He sent back what little money he had to my mother, my three siblings, and I at our home in Los Pinos, a small village in the Mexi…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
June 19, 2021 at 5:15 PM

A note of gratitude

John!   I'm feeling so appreciative of you and every person on this team.   I'm so grateful for everyone willing to step up and join our worthy fight for a just and equitable immigration system, a habitable planet for children, dignity in our workplaces, and all the other progressive fights t…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
June 18, 2021 at 10:15 PM

Keeping me awake at night

Chuy for Congress         Hello John,   As a grandfather of seven, I often think about what kind of country we are leaving behind for future generations. And right now, I am worried.   Republicans across the country are actively trying to end democr…
Chuy =?iso-8859-1?q?Garc=EDa?= · [email protected]
June 17, 2021 at 7:15 PM

Why I’m in this fight

Chuy for Congress         John,   I'm in this for the worthy fights. I'm in this for a better, more progressive future.   I'm in this fight for our community. I'm in this fight for the generations that came before me, and the generations that will c…
Jesús 'Chuy' García · [email protected]
December 12, 2019 at 10:12 PM

Will you join me?

  Friends,   This week, I introduced landmark legislation, called A New Way Forward Act, to restore fairness and due process to our immigration laws and to stop the prison to deportation pipeline. I need your help to organize a movement to support this needed reform.    In the words of the Hu…
Jesús 'Chuy' García · [email protected]
December 9, 2019 at 4:03 PM

Our First Year In Congress

  Dear Friends,   Thank you for an incredible first year in Congress! Over the past 12 months, I have been hard at work in Washington, DC fighting to ensure that the voices, needs, and priorities of our communities are heard in the halls of Congress.    Since January, my office has responde…
Jesús 'Chuy' García · [email protected]
November 30, 2019 at 4:27 PM

Thank you!

Dear Friends,   During this Thanksgiving week, I wanted to let you know how grateful I am for your support.   Thanks to volunteers like you, we turned in over 5,000 signatures this week to kick off our re-election campaign. For weeks, our volunteers engaged voters throughout 4th Congressiona…
Jesús 'Chuy' García · [email protected]
November 22, 2019 at 2:46 AM

Final Call For Petitions!

  Dear Friends,   Thank you for your help collecting signatures across the 4th Congressional District to launch our re-election campaign!    The last chance to drop off petitions is TOMORROW. If you have any final sheets to turn in, please bring them to the second floor of 2500 S St Louis Av…
Jesús 'Chuy' García · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 7:14 PM

We're Rooted and Ready with Rep. Delia Ramirez!

  Dear Friends,   This Saturday, I am joining Representative Delia Ramirez for a petition canvass launch in Humboldt Park. True to her “Rooted and Ready” spirit, she has spent her first year in the Illinois State House of Representatives bravely fighting for affordable housing, quality educat…
Jesús 'Chuy' García · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 12:03 PM

Will You Help Elect Latina Leaders?

Dear Friends,    I hope to see you bright and early this upcoming Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM to support these two incredible Latina leaders!   We have the opportunity to make a difference by electing Eira Corral Sepúlveda as Commissioner to the Board of the Metropolitan Water …
Chuy for Congress · [email protected]
June 27, 2019 at 6:43 PM

Thanks for joining the team

  Dear John, Thank you so much for joining our campaign. Now, more than ever, it’s important to elect a progressive champion who’ll stand up to the Trump administration, who’ll put our communities and working people first, and who’ll always keep his word. Supporters like you fuel this campaig…
Chuy for Congress · [email protected]
June 27, 2019 at 5:01 AM

Thanks for joining the team

  Dear John, Thank you so much for joining our campaign. Now, more than ever, it’s important to elect a progressive champion who’ll stand up to the Trump administration, who’ll put our communities and working people first, and who’ll always keep his word. Supporters like you fuel this campaig…