Rep. Delia Ramirez makes national address for progressive groups after President Biden’s State of the Union address


WASHINGTON — Illinois freshman Rep. Delia Ramirez made her national speaking debut on Tuesday, addressing after Republican rebuttals from President Joe Biden and Arkansas’ new governor, and the Working Family Party’s reaction to the State of the Union address. I will tell you. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former President Donald Trump’s White House press secretary.

Biden will deliver his second State of the Union address at 8 p.m. Chicago time.

Biden’s April 2021 joint session address to the House of Representatives came months after he took office on January 20, but like all new presidents, it doesn’t look like a State of the Union address. not done.

For the first time, he will address the Republican-controlled House, with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy behind him.

A national organization, the Working Family Party is part of the Progressive Left of the Democratic Party and actively participates in Chicago politics.

This is the biggest speech Ramirez has ever given, and he does it twice in Spanish and English.

The English version may also be featured on Spanish channels and hosted on various social platforms, although not fully distributed on most English-language networks.

“Personally, I feel a deep sense of gratitude and a sense of responsibility. It’s nerve-wracking,” the Chicago native told The Sun-Times Monday afternoon.

She’s been working on her speech for two weeks and has been rehearsing for the last five or six days. This is my first time actually using a teleprompter.

She will tape the Spanish version on Tuesday afternoon. The English version will be streamed live on Tuesday nights. That means she has to dash to her Circle’s DuPont studio, which is a few miles away, with heavy security in the streets around the Capitol.

Ramirez is expected to praise Biden for his first two years of service, but recognizes the current limitations facing a divided government, especially related to immigration issues.

She tells Biden to use his executive powers to provide more legal protections and work permits for the Dreamers — illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as young people by their parents. I would like to encourage you to do so. Control. “

All members will receive one ticket that allows guests to enter the House Gallery of the State of the Union Address.

The daughter of Guatemalan immigrants and representing the 3rd congressional constituency, Ramirez plans to give her to her husband, Boris Hernandez, through a childhood arrival program known as DACA.

District 3 extends west from Chicago’s Northwest Side into the suburbs of Cook and DuPage Counties, including Bensenville, West Chicago, Bartlett, and Addison.

Republican Rep. Mary Miller Boycotts Speech

Miller, from Downstate, Oakland, who represents the 15th congressional district in southern Illinois, said in a statement that he was boycotting Biden’s speech.

Miller, a member of the hard-line Liberal caucuses in the Republican House of Representatives and a supporter of Trump’s 2024 re-election, has made various unsubstantiated “allegations” from Biden, including those related to border security and “national security.” He said he skipped the speech due to suspicions of “a lie.” Suspected Chinese spy balloons and classified documents found at his home in Delaware

Her guest was former Air Force Colonel Mark Hurley of Sherman near Springfield, who Miller said had left the military because of the now-cancelled COVID vaccine mandate.

Guests represent a cause

To underscore Illinois’ role in helping Ukraine, Senator Dick Durbin (D, Illinois) invited Chris Manson, a native of Peoria and founder of US Ambulances for Ukraine. To highlight her abortion rights struggle, Illinois Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth asked Erin King, director of Hope Her Clinic in Granite City,

Tickets may also be used for family members. Chicago freshman Rep. Jonathan Jackson (D-Illinois) takes his father Jesse and his Reverend Jackson from the 1st congressional district.

Second Congressman Robin Kelly, from Mattson, is a Chicago Fire Department Commissioner who spent decades campaigning to curb gun violence after his son Blair was shot on a CTA bus in 2007. Take Annette Nance Holt, who is

Jesus “Chui” Garcia (D-Illinois) of Congressional District 4, running for mayor of Chicago, welcomes SEIU Local-1 Passenger Service Assistant Diana Ordaz Quezada at Midway Airport.

To highlight the homeless, Rep. Sean Kasten, Democrat, Illinois, of Downers Grove, 6th Congressional District, invited April Lesic, president and CEO of emergency shelter provider DuPage Pads. bottom.

In the 7th Congressional District, Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny Davis will welcome a “virtual” guest to Chicago, Lillian Drummond, 101, a longtime community activist from the West Side where Davis lives.

8th Congressman Raja Krishnamooti (D-Illinois) from Schaumburg invited Rushan Abbas, Democratic head of the new House China panel and executive director of the Uyghur Campaign, to speak out against China’s human rights abuses. I’m shining a light

In the 11th Congressional District, Rep. Bill Foster from Naperville, Illinois, is joined by Kane County Health Department Executive Director Michael Isaacson.

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Illinois), also from Naperville, brings in Cindy Mandel, a retired intensive care nurse for the 14th Congressional District.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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