Campaign Update Announcement
July 1, 2018
Hello to all my relatives, friends, family, supporters and allies,
I want to thank you all for your patience and messages of support during the last few weeks. As you may recall on June 13th, two individuals, Virgel Cain and Jeffrey Tucker, registered Democrats, filed a lawsuit (Cain v. Reyes-Aguirre) challenging 500 of our almost 1500 signatures. With a short window of time and extremely limited financial and legal resources available to our campaign, we were left with no choice but to withdraw our candidacy.
The fact that an establishment party found our campaign to be a threat to their business as usual politics, is not surprising. It reaffirms that we, the people, are doing the right thing in moving away from the current duopoly and corporate politicians who use our lives for their own political gain. It further reaffirms that the need for new leadership, that truly represents people over profit, is urgent now more than ever.
While it would make sense to feel defeated, angry and even frustrated, I feel none of that. In spite of It all, I feel more empowered to continue to organize, fight harder and never stop speaking out against injustice. There are many battles ahead that we must continue to fight. I will not give up, and neither should you. It is important that we not allow our voices to be silenced. We must use our anger and frustration to resist, put pressure on these so-called leaders, who continue to threaten the future and well being of all the people on this planet. If we do nothing, we are actively contributing to the human rights violations of our future generations.
Thank you to all who have donated, volunteered, contributed and supported this campaign. I look forward to continuing to fight alongside you all.
Nochtin Nomecayotzin ~ All My Relations
Who is Eve Reyes-Aguirre?
Eve is an Indigenous woman who has fought on behalf of the community and the land for over 20 years. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Eve moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1998 where she and her husband, Billy Aguirre, raised four wonderful children. Eve is proud to have been the first Indigenous Woman to run for the U.S. Senate in the State of Arizona, as a member of the Green Party. Eve believes that government should work in the best interests of the people they represent, as well as for the future generations.
LET'S MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD!
We can no longer ignore the damage that we have caused to our environment. Our land, air, and water have reached their breaking points. We must do all that we can to reverse the harm done by our reliance on fossil fuels and the toxic extraction methods used to obtain them. In areas where the damage cannot be undone, we must not allow this exploitation of our environment to continue. In the U.S. Senate, I will vote to divest from any projects that contribute to the depletion of our planet’s resources. Our future generations depend on sustainable, renewable solutions to our energy crisis.
In the U.S. Senate, I will fight against racism, sexism, classism, ableism, ageism, homophobia and any legislation that seeks to undo the progress we have made towards equal treatment and equal protection for all people. While oppression and marginalization never went away, in the past few years we have seen an explosion of violence and hateful rhetoric. We can only make progress by addressing the root causes of oppression. I will work directly with those who are most impacted by these social issues to develop and implement real solutions.
As establishment politicians continue to treat corporations as people, they have allowed those corporations to violate both our natural and constitutional laws. This has included the militarization of our borders, an unreasonable bolstering of the prison-industrial complex, and a reduction of the right to work for our people. In the Senate, I will not only fight to restore the rights of the worker over the rights of the corporation, but I will oppose any legislation that prioritizes the rights of mega-corporations over individuals.