My name is Agatha Bacelar and I’m running for U.S. Congress in San Francisco (CA-12). I’m a 27-year-old Brazilian-American immigrant raised by a single mom in the public school system. As an engineer and social justice advocate, I believe our political system must be more responsive to and represent

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Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
March 6, 2020 at 3:08 AM

If Your Dreams Do Not Scare You, They Are Not Big Enough

If Your Dreams Do Not Scare You, They Are Not Big Enough Running for Congress and losing is not a loss Our campaign didn’t earn enough votes to advance to the general election. It’s not the ending I dreamt of, but the…
Agatha For Congress · [email protected]
February 29, 2020 at 2:17 AM

We're in the final countdown to super Tuesday!

We're in the final countdown to super Tuesday! it's go time 🔥 Hi John, Last weekend we knocked on more than 5,000 doors and texted and talked to tens of thousands of San Francisco voters about our campaign. It was a beautiful weeken…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
February 24, 2020 at 5:22 PM

What's a documentary filmmaker doing running for Congress? 📹

What's a documentary filmmaker doing running for Congress? 📹 You learn a lot from behind the lens 📷 Hi John, My degree in engineering and product design at Stanford included a course called “Designing Your Life". Students were asked to role-pl…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
February 4, 2020 at 1:55 AM

Agatha Bacelar profiled in The San Franciscan Magazine

Agatha Bacelar profiled in The San Franciscan Magazine "Because somebody needs to do this!" Hi John, Today The San Franciscan—our city’s version of The New Yorker—wrote a feature piece about our campaign. The magazine is sold in Bay Area books…
Agatha Bacelar, Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
January 30, 2020 at 5:14 PM

SF Stories: T and the reality of homelessness

SF Stories: T and the reality of homelessness View this email in your browser Hi John, It's a common refrain that today's politicians are out of touch with the concerns of everyday voters. That's why the Agatha for C…
Agatha Bacelar, Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
January 21, 2020 at 12:31 AM

A video message sharing my MLK inspiration ✊

A video message sharing my MLK inspiration ✊ On hope, radical love, and being proximate View this email in your browser Hi John, This weekend I turned 28 years old. I've always been proud to share my birthday with t…
Agatha Bacelar, Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
January 15, 2020 at 1:44 AM

The Democratic debates are tonight, and Dreamers are watching

The Democratic debates are tonight, and Dreamers are watching Trump inherited a well oiled machinery of immigrant criminalization View this email in your browser Hi John, At the last presidential debate in December,…
Agatha Bacelar, Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
January 7, 2020 at 5:14 PM

These microdocumentaries are < 3 minutes but feel longer

These microdocumentaries are getting proximate with SF Stories View this email in your browser Hi John, One of the core values of this campaign is being proximate (it's even the name of our Medium publication). Being …
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
January 3, 2020 at 1:32 AM

A reminder it's always right to stand up for what's right.

A reminder it's always right to stand up for what's right. Fight the status quo with me! ✊ Hi John!   I spent New Year's Eve with a few dozen San Francisco politicos in New Orleans, celebrating a marriage proposal at the stroke of mi…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
January 1, 2020 at 12:59 AM

End of the year, end of the decade

End of the year, end of the decade So, what are you reading in 2020? 📚 Hi John! We've reached the end of not just the year, but a decade. If you're a reader like me, it's a time to look forward to some great lists of must-reads. I’v…
Agatha Bacelar, Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
December 30, 2019 at 2:29 AM

Meet Louize, SF business owner and cancer survivor

Meet Louize, SF business owner and cancer survivor "The way the system is here...when you fall, you can fall really hard." View this email in your browser Hi John, Meet Louize, a voter in San Francisco. She's a smal…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
December 20, 2019 at 2:29 AM

In a democracy, we and not the DCCC should get to decide

In a democracy, we and not the DCCC should get to decide rage with us against the machine Hi John! This picture I took on a recent visit to Washington DC feels like a metaphor for the shakiness a lot of voters are feeling after yest…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
December 18, 2019 at 12:29 AM

Why I Support Agatha: Meet Amelia

Why I Support Agatha: Meet Amelia "Agatha gets it. And she thinks like I do and many young people do: we need real, substantive change across the democratic board." View this email in your browser Hello, John! The e…
Team Agatha | Agatha For Congress · [email protected]
December 12, 2019 at 4:59 PM

Agatha Bacelar is on the ballot!

Agatha Bacelar is on the ballot! Mark your calendar for the primary election March 3rd, 2020 Hi John, Agatha Bacelar is officially on the ballot for Congress representing District 12, San Francisco! Click here to see Agatha take the…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
November 10, 2019 at 4:59 PM

Scientists are loudly warning us, and I'm listening

Scientists are loudly warning us, and I'm listening We need climate action, not politics and business as usual Hi John, Nancy Pelosi has held the CA-12 Congressional seat for longer than I’ve been alive. The world has changed dramat…
Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 5:01 PM

Congress needs more nerds

Congress needs more nerds this STEM-trained candidate isn't politics as usual This week we celebrate the birthday of Madame Curie - the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize - and National STEM day, a celebration of science, techno…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 12:29 AM

Let's get money out of politics

Let's get money out of politics a representative for people, not corporate PACS Hi John, One reason I’m running for Congress against Nancy Pelosi is because, like many Americans, I want the influence of big money out of politics. Sp…
Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
November 7, 2019 at 5:13 PM

Get your AgSwag on

Get your AgSwag on Merch drop: shirts and buttons! Get your AgSwag on! You've been asking for this, so we are thrilled announce our very first merch drop! You can now order Agatha for Congress t-shirts and buttons! …
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
November 6, 2019 at 4:36 PM

Let’s put healthcare on the ballot in March 2020

Let’s put healthcare on the ballot in March 2020 Marching with nurses for Medicare For All  Hi John, This past weekend I took part in a Medicare for All rally hosted by the Nurses Union. Together, we called on Nancy Pelosi to stand …
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
November 5, 2019 at 4:29 PM

🚨 I need your help!

🚨 I need your help! I need your help.  I've found an amazing campaign manager, but in order to hire her, we need to raise $6,000 this week. Hi John, I need your help. I've found an amazing campaign manager, but in order to hire her…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
November 4, 2019 at 4:14 PM

Anand Giridharadas speaks truth about Nancy Pelosi

Anand Giridharadas speaks truth about Nancy Pelosi "We need better Democrats" Hi John, Anand Giridharadas is the author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. I read his book last year and would highly recomme…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
November 2, 2019 at 4:27 PM

Watch my full speech on Universal Basic Income

Watch my full speech on Universal Basic Income The first UBI march in San Francisco was awesome Hi John, Last Sunday, I spoke at a Universal Basic Income March in San Francisco and on the same stage as Andrew Yang! It was my largest…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
October 30, 2019 at 7:56 PM

"Winners Take All" author on Nancy Pelosi

"Winners Take All" author on Nancy Pelosi Hi John, Anand Giridharadas is the author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. I read his book last year and would highly recommend it. In it, he argues that governme…
Team Agatha · [email protected]
October 25, 2019 at 10:59 PM

Agatha To Speak At SF UBI March October 27th

Agatha To Speak At SF UBI March October 27th Agatha will be speaking about Universal Basic Income this Sunday October 27th, at the San Francisco Civic Center. Hi John, This Sunday, October 27th, Agatha will be speaking in front of h…
Team Agatha · [email protected]
October 3, 2019 at 1:50 AM

Agatha took the media by storm today

Agatha took the media by storm today The campaign had its best day ever today. Hi John, It’s been an incredible day for #TeamAgatha!  The launch of Agatha’s crypto donation page was met with open arms by the media. Several major ne…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
October 1, 2019 at 1:29 AM

🚨 Just hours away from Q3 deadline, help us hit our goal 🚨

🚨 Just hours away from Q3 deadline, help us hit our goal  🚨 We are in the 11th hour. Please contribute now! We are just hours away from the end of Q3, and just a few donations away from hitting our individual contribution goal, and I…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
September 30, 2019 at 3:59 PM

I’m going to ask you to do something different

I’m going to ask you to do something different My staff, volunteers, and I are doing everything we can to grow the campaign and raise funds before the deadline.   Hi John, My staff, volunteers, and I are doing everything we can to g…
Agatha Bacelar · [email protected]
September 30, 2019 at 3:45 AM

Team Agatha is burning the midnight oil 🔥🔥. Will you help us?

Team Agatha is burning the midnight oil 🔥🔥. Will you help us? There are only 24 hours left before the Q3 deadline!  Hi John, Team Agatha is hard at work trying to close out the quarter, and we need your help. Will you make a donatio…
Team Agatha · [email protected]
September 28, 2019 at 8:17 PM

We need your support. It’s Make it or Break it

We need your support. It’s Make it or Break it The next fundraising deadline is fast approaching. We need your support to grow the campaign. Hi John,   We need your support The Q3 fundraising deadline is fast approaching.  We are s…
Agatha · [email protected]
September 26, 2019 at 4:48 PM

I need YOUR help to challenge Pelosi, the DNC's biggest corporate fundraiser

I need YOUR help to challenge Pelosi, the DNC's biggest corporate fundraiser Pelosi believes corporate fundraising is key to victory. Help me prove her wrong! Hi John, Kudos to Speaker Pelosi for finally agreeing to a formal impeach…
Team Agatha · [email protected]
September 22, 2019 at 12:18 AM

Our oceans are rising and so are we

Our oceans are rising and so are we Yesterday's Climate Strike Hi John, On Friday, Team Agatha joined thousands of young leaders and enlightened adults at the San Francisco #ClimateStrike. The message was clear: young people of the…
Agatha · [email protected]
September 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Check out my live interview on The Young Turks now! 🔥

Check out my live interview on The Young Turks now! 🔥 tonight 5:05p PST View this email in your browser Last week I was invited to drop in on The Damage Report, where interviewer John Ladarola dubbed me "Pelosi's worst nightmare" and c…
Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
September 1, 2019 at 5:29 PM

Stephen Jaffe primaried Nancy Pelosi last election - now he supports Agatha

Stephen Jaffe primaried Nancy Pelosi last election - now he supports Agatha "Agatha has the best chance to represent San Francisco in Congress." ~S.Jaffe View this email in your browser Hi John, I am happy to tell y…
Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
September 1, 2019 at 4:35 AM

Can you help us meet our August fundraising goal?

Can you help us meet our August fundraising goal? we've gained amazing momentum, let's continue the push! 🚀 View this email in your browser Hi John, This is a people-powered campaign. We’re not taking money from cor…
Agatha For Congress · [email protected]
August 30, 2019 at 4:29 PM

The Amazon is burning; where are our leaders?

The Amazon is burning; where are our leaders? The DNC and Trump snub climate urgency As an immigrant born in Brazil, I’ve always felt a closeness to the lungs of the world, as the famous Amazon rainforest is known. This summer, I had…
Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
August 17, 2019 at 6:47 PM

Tonight: watch Agatha in the online progressive primary debate!

Tonight: watch Agatha in the online progressive primary debate! debate hosted by Real Progressives on YouTube & Facebook View this email in your browser Hello John Tonight Agatha will join the two other progress…
Agatha For Congress · [email protected]
August 16, 2019 at 4:59 PM

We've got to do something about the gun violence in this country.

We've got to do something about the gun violence in this country. We're very excited to report that youngPAC is endorsing Agatha in her bid to challenge Nancy Pelosi for US Congress in California's 12th District. Did you know that in …
Agatha For Congress · [email protected]
August 15, 2019 at 6:44 PM

Help us defeat the DCCC blacklist

Help us defeat the DCCC blacklist they don't want you to know about Agatha For Congress "Undemocratic and regressive"  In April, the DCCC (the official House Democrats organization) released guidelines that ban political consultants …
Agatha For Congress · [email protected]
August 15, 2019 at 1:59 AM

We've got to do something about the gun violence in this country.

We've got to do something about the gun violence in this country. Let's change the deadly status quo on gun violence Last week at Glide Memorial church in San Francisco, we held a minute of silence to mourn the recent victims of gun vi…
Agatha · [email protected]
August 9, 2019 at 9:22 PM

Enough is enough

Enough is enough Not on our watch John, Yesterday, ICE officials suddenly detained 680 people in Mississippi in the largest immigration raid in U.S. history. Their kids had no one to pick them up from school and were terrified. What our government i…
Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
July 30, 2019 at 5:32 PM

Nominate Agatha for Justice Democrats!

Nominate Agatha for Justice Democrats! Expand the Squad View this email in your browser Hi John,  Thank you for your enthusiasm about Agatha's campaign! As a grassroots, people-powered candidate challenging an incumben…
Agatha for Congress · [email protected]
July 18, 2019 at 8:20 PM

Apply for the Arena Academy scholarship!

Apply for the Arena Academy scholarship! Get trained and join our campaign. View this email in your browser Hi John, Thank you for your support of Agatha's candidacy! We'd like to update you on an exciting way to deve…
Agatha · [email protected]
July 18, 2019 at 3:33 PM

New interviews with Agatha: in português & inglês

New interviews with Agatha: in português & inglês Let's make history. View this email in your browser "Politics is about inclusion" Recently I sat down for interviews with the popular Brazilian publications Folha d…
Agatha · [email protected]
July 1, 2019 at 12:13 AM

Donate before tonight's FEC deadline!

Donate before tonight's FEC deadline! thank you for supporting Agatha For Congress! Donate before the deadline! Not corporate PAC money. Just you. The Federal Election Commission has quarterly deadlines for candidates and politic…