News: Congresswoman Roybal-Allard serving California's 34th Congressional District

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard serving California's 34th Congressional District

Get to know Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard:

  • Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard was born in Bolye Heights, Los Angeles, County,  California on June 12, 1941.
  • She earned her B.A from California State University at Los Angeles in 1965. 
  • She is married to Edward T. Allard, III. Together they have 4 children: Ricardo, Lisa and Guy and Mark.
  • She is daughter of Representative Edward R. Roybal and Lucille Beserra Roybal.
  • Her father was an American polititian that served for thirty years as a Democratic Representative of the 30th district and later the 25th district of California.
  • Her father retired in 1992 and in that same year Lucille Roybal-Allard became the first Mexican American woman elected to Congress.
  •  Before being elected to Congress Roybal-Allard was a member of the California State Assembly from 1986-1992. (CSA is the lower house of California State Legislature. There are 80 members in the assembly representing approximatley equal numbers of constituents.)
  • She is an American politician and has been a Democratic member of the United House of Representatives since 1933, representing Californias 34th congressional District. 
  •  The Congresswoman also served as chair of California Democratic Congressional Delegation in 1997 and 1998 and through that position she became the first Latina member to accomplish this role through election rather than seniority.
  • Later during the 106th Congress in 1999 and 2000 she became the first female Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, which is a coalition of Hispanic Members of Congress.
  • Congresswoman Royball Allard's responsibilities takes her back and forth between California and Washington D.C she focuses on her committee responsibility and votes on key bills before congress.

Campaign:

Roybal-Allard faces Wayne Miller, whom she's defeated before, in the November general election for California's 34th District U.S House seat.  

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard supports efforts to increase access to health care, create affordable housing, modernize and upgrade public schools, improve school safety, increase federal minimum wage, reduce the high hispanic drop-out rates, preserve Social Security and Medicare, and stimulate economic growth to create new jobs.

Lucille's Legislation:

  • The Achievement through Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) Act, HR 558:

 This act provides federal Funding to help schools that serve disadvantaged and low-income students purchase computers software and other technology.  It "Enhances Education though Technology."

  • The Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act, HR 739:

Helps victums of domestic violence keep their jobs an find a safe place to live, and provides unemplyment benefits if victim are fired as result of abuse.

  • The Children's Acts for responsible employment (CARE), HR 3564
  • The American Dream Act, HR 1751
  • The immigration Oversight and Fairness Act (H.R. 1215)

Check out Lucille Roybal-Allard's website to learn more about the Acts above http://roybal-allard.house.gov

Cycle Fundrasing, 2009-2010, Campaign 

Raised :$450,194

Spent: $422,009

Cash on Hand: $ 77,794

Debts:$0

Top 5 Contributors, 2009-2010, Campaign    

Contibutor   Total       Indiv.    PACs

  • Communications Workers of America: $10,000   $0      $10,000
  • Ironworkers Union:  $10,000   $0       $10,000
  • Jerry Epstein Management:     $9,600     $9,600    $0
  • Honeywell International: $ 9,000    $0       $ 9,000
  • Edison International:    $ 8,000    $0  $ 8,000

Resources

 http://roybal-allard.houe.gov/Legislation/h

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00006671

http://totalcapitol.com/?people

http://en.wkipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Roybal-Allard

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