Eloise Gomez Reyes Makes Strong Case In League Of Women Voters Debate
Bringing Jobs And Protecting Inland Empire’s Seniors Will Be Top Priority
San Bernardino, CA — Three Democratic candidates for Congress in California’s 31st Congressional District faced off yesterday at a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of San Bernardino and Eloise Gomez Reyes made a strong case that she is the best candidate to bring jobs to the 31st district and to fight for its most vulnerable citizens.
“I will introduce legislation that brings money back to this district to repair our infrastructure and that money will be used specifically to hire people in this district” said Gomez Reyes. She continued “Big corporations that get tax breaks for shipping jobs over seas, we need to stop that. If we want our people here to grow economically then we need to provide those tax credits here for job training and hiring people here.”
She went on to stress that she would fight to make sure that we keep our commitment to our senior citizens who paid into social security their entire lives, our students and working poor who want a hand up not a hand out and our veterans who should not have to wait for their benefits upon returning from their service.
Gomez Reyes acknowledged a supporter and friend, George Avila in the audience telling the story about how Mr. Avila was shot back in 1989 in his workplace when he was 16 years old and how she fought for him to make sure he has the 24-hour attendant he needs. Mr. Avila said after the debate, “I am here today to support Eloise because she is my family. I know that when she says she will fight for our most vulnerable citizens that she means it and I know that no big corporation or Republican will scare or intimidate her.”
After the debate Gomez Reyes exited to a cheering crowd.
Eloise Gomez Reyes is a Democratic candidate for United States Congress in California’s 31st District. A daughter of the Inland Empire, she began her career working in the fields as an onion topper at age twelve, eventually paying her way through college and law school. She was one of the first Latina to open her own law firm in the Inland Empire, and she has been fighting for local working families for decades. As a small business owner, Eloise is fighting to bring those values to get results in Washington.
For more information, visit www.EloiseforCongress.com