Sanchez receives “Gun Sense Candidate Distinction” from Moms Demand Action

On Tuesday, Jana Lynne Sanchez was distinguished as a “Gun Sense Candidate” by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

“I am very proud to receive this recognition.  I exercise my right to own a firearm, but I am a firm believer that with rights come responsibilities. I stand with Moms Demand Action and the majority of Americans who believe in common sense gun laws. If I am elected, I will fight for those sensible gun laws and will not be swayed by the gun lobby,” Sanchez said.

Among other gun safety issues, Sanchez highlighted her opposition to Concealed Carry Reciprocity, which would force all states to abide by the weakest concealed carry laws in the country. She also believes in universal background checks and prohibiting domestic abusers from buying guns.

In the words of Moms Demand Action:


Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters.

 

Sanchez raises $250K in primary

Arlington, TX, April 5 – Jana Lynne Sanchez, Democratic Candidate for US Congress (TX06) said today that her campaign had raised more than $250,000 in the primary so far. In the first quarter, the campaign raised more than $104,000 – its best quarter yet. The campaign has received 5,757 contributions of an average size of just less than $44. She is in a run-off for the Democratic nomination.

Sanchez is the Healthcare Champion with a detailed plan for how to make sure every person in this country has affordable healthcare. For more information on her healthcare plan, please see: https://sanchezforcongress2018.com/issues/prosperity-and-opportunity-2/create-universal-affordable-healthcare-draft/. She is also fighting for better jobs for our high school graduates, well-funded public schools and immigration reform. Sanchez is also a strong proponent of Congressional term limits. She is the granddaughter of migrant farm workers who settled in Ellis County in the 1950s. She credits excellent public school teachers in Waxahachie for her being able to go to Rice University, which she could afford thanks for federal financial aid, multiple scholarships and the support of family.

The campaign has also had major local endorsements including Texas AFL-CIO and former DFW news anchor Gloria Campos.

The funds raised come primarily from the DFW region, including the district, which spans from Arlington to Corsicana, although a large number of national grassroots donors have contributed.

Gloria Campos, former Dallas/Fort Worth News Anchor, endorses Jana Lynne Sanchez

From Gloria Campos

My fellow Texans,

It’s my honor and pleasure to endorse Jana Lynne Sanchez in the Democratic Party runoff for the 6th Congressional district of Texas. Since my retirement as a longtime Dallas-Fort Worth television News Anchor, I’ve become increasingly alarmed at the chaos surrounding our current administration and the gridlock in Congress. As a professional broadcast journalist I kept my own views and beliefs to myself. But I am no longer bound by those professional tenets and as a concerned private citizen I must speak out.

That is why I am seeking out like minded candidates who will represent what I believe are the views of a majority of fair minded voters. Jana Lynne Sanchez is that kind of candidate. She has a common sense view on many issues  facing our country now: a pathway to legal status for some immigrants NOT amnesty, she supports the 2nd Amendment-the right to bear arms with reasonable gun laws  that don’t take away guns from responsible gun owners. Finally Jana supports term  limits that I believe would keep fat cat lawmakers from getting too comfortable in Washington forgetting the people they were elected to serve.

If you believe as I do then we must elect candidates like Jana Lynne Sanchez. It is increasingly clear to me that there are many lawmakers in Washington who don’t care what the voters at home think and only listen to special interest groups and lobbyists who make big campaign contributions. Jana Lynne Sanchez has run her campaign with the help of thousands of small donors. I hope you’ll join me and support Jana Lynne Sanchez for the Sixth Congressional district of Texas. Vote May 22nd.

Gloria Campos former Dallas/Fort Worth News Anchor

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Sanchez campaign outraises all candidates in both parties in TX06

Thank you! We did it! Our campaign has now raised more than $200,000 from more than 5,000 individual donations.

We have outraised all of the Republicans in the race in total and even in the period since they entered the race.

We have raised almost double the amount that all Democratic opponents combined have raised.

The money is being spent on an unprecedented GOTV effort in the primary.

This fundraising ability and broad base of support demonstrates that we are the campaign that will turn this district blue in 2018.

Sanchez raises record funds for unprecedented GOTV effort

 

Arlington, TX, Feb 15, 2018, – Jana Lynne Sanchez, Democratic Candidate for US Congress (TX06) said on Thursday that her campaign had raised a record-breaking amount in her campaign to become the next US Representative for district 6. The campaign had raised over $175,000 by the pre-primary deadline.

Funds are being used to reach Democratic primary voters around the district. So far, the campaign has already knocked on doors of about 10,000 Democratic primary voters.The funds raised come primarily from the DFW region, including the district, which spans from Arlington to Corsicana, although a large number of national grassroots donors have contributed. The campaign counts more than 2600 donations from $1 to the maximum of $2,700.Sanchez has the support of the Texas AFL-CIO, Dallas AFL-CIO, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s BOLD PAC, the New Democratic Coalition PAC (representing 61 Democratic members of Congress, who are pro-growth problem solvers) , Poder PAC, Latino Majority PAC and Climate Hawk Vote PAC.Sanchez has a number of Town Halls and Meet & Greets in the coming weeks. Those can be found here. For more information about Sanchez’s campaign, please visit her website: https://sanchezforcongress2018.com/.

Statement on the Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal

Purchased Photo DCCC--10FEarlier today, President Trump released his budget proposal. His administration tries to claim it will reduce the federal deficit by $3 trillion. It won’t.

The numbers don’t add up. This budget proposal relies on estimates that the economy will continue to grow rapidly. In the last week we have seen wild swings in the stock market that remind us we cannot count on future money to plan today’s budget.

Just last week the President authorized an additional $300 billion in spending–and this on the heels of $1.5 trillion in tax cuts that will help shrink the middle class. The Trump administration is trying to pull a bait and switch on the American people.

Hidden in this budget are devastating cuts to Medicare and inadequate coverage of our infrastructure needs. While it cuts back on the services for our roads and our senior citizens, it commits $23 billion to border security.

Most of that $23 billion is to build the wall, which is—on its best day—a colossal waste of money. There are sensible, humane ways to tackle immigration and make our economy stronger. This is not it.

I cannot support this proposal. By some measures, this budget proposal will add $7 trillion over the next 10 years. It will do that all while cutting funding for Medicare, Medicaid, and food stamps. There are real ways to reduce the federal deficit without hurting the most vulnerable members of our society.

If elected, I will support a federal budget that works toward real deficit reduction, protects our seniors, and invests in meaningful infrastructure improvement. Such a plan must include:

  1. Strong infrastructure improvement – achievable through bipartisan efforts.
  2. Support for Medicare and Medicaid – please read more about my Healthcare Plan on my website.
  3. Clear-eyed budgeting that makes a deliberate plan for reducing the federal deficit – while President Trump pretends to advocate for deficit reduction, this budget proposal would balloon our federal deficit.

I believe in simplifying the tax code by closing financially reckless loopholes. We can invest in our society without cutting funding for people who are struggling to feed and care for themselves and their families.

Jana Lynne Endorsed by Congressional Hispanic Caucus Bold PAC

Waxahachie, TX, December 28, 2017– Jana Lynne Sanchez, Democratic Candidate for US Congress (TX06) announced Thursday that she had received the endorsement of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s Bold PAC. Bold PAC is “the fastest growing Democratic Political Action Committee dedicated to increasing the diversity of our leadership in the House and Senate. It champions progressive Democrats fighting for change.”

“I am thrilled to be recognized by Bold PAC,” Sanchez said Thursday. “From their record-breaking fundraising to their great work in underrepresented neighborhoods, they have proven that they can follow through on their commitment to increase diversity in Congress and the Senate.”

Sanchez is one of twelve candidates across the country endorsed by Bold PAC, which raised over $2 million in the first three months of 2017 alone.

Sanchez has raised $130,000 in this record-breaking campaign. The amount raised to date is more than double the amount raised by any Democratic candidate running in this district in more than 30 years and for the entire race, primary and general.

The campaign counts more than 1,900 donations from $1 to the maximum of $2,700. The average donation is around $67. Most donations are coming from the DFW area including many from District 6, which spans from Arlington to Corsicana.

The candidate, staff and volunteers have been attending events around the district since February and walking precincts to connect with voters since May.

Sanchez has also been endorsed by Dallas AFL-CIO, the Latino Majority PAC, Climate Hawk Vote PAC, and the New Democratic Coalition PAC, representing 61 members of US Congress who are pro-growth problem solvers.