2 NOVEMBER 2018
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Subject: Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Sen. Sylvia Garcia - Full Video Release
Today we released the full video of Nora Gutierrez, on the matter of her Sexual Misconduct allegations against our opponent Sen. Sylvia Garcia. The video can be found on our Facebook page, and by following this link -
We are just days from election, and Nora’s story has been suppressed for years. We urge the proper authorities to investigate these claims against Sylvia Garcia. We must stand against sexual abuse and harassment, and ensure that every woman has a right to obtain justice. We refer to Sylvia’s own words in a Texas Tribune article – “‘The whole officialdom is a totally different animal,’ Garcia said. ‘We’re not employees. We’re elected. A lot of the rules don’t apply to us.’” – It’s time to live up to your words, Senator Garcia. Nora Gutierrez's sworn affidavit reaffirming the sexual misconduct allegations are attached.
At the Texas Capitol, victims of sexual harassment must fend for themselves
Hoping to facilitate the reporting process for her staff, state Sen. Sylvia Garcia said she created an additional sexual harassment policy specifically for her Senate office that instructs staffers to go directly to the chief of staff or Garcia if they’ve been subjected to harassment.
The Houston Democrat said she would have been “shocked” to learn there was even a single formal complaint of sexual harassment in the Senate, noting the culture around the Capitol is far from supportive of staffers who may fear retribution or being ostracized if they report such behavior.
After speaking with the Tribune, Garcia said she was considering legislation to form an independent entity to oversee complaints in both chambers. She also pointed to a recently passed measure in the U.S. Senate, requiring mandatory sexual harassment training for all senators and their staff, as a possible model.
But even with those possible solutions in mind, Garcia acknowledged it is more difficult to confront sexual harassment at the Capitol — where lawmakers who may be harassing staff have all of the power — than the average workplace.
“The whole officialdom is a totally different animal,” Garcia said. “We’re not employees. We’re elected. A lot of the rules don’t apply to us.”
Justin L. Farrell
Aronoff for Congress
For Immediate Release, 2 November 2018
31 OCTOBER 2018
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Subject: Nora Gutierrez Speaks Out About Her Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Sen. Sylvia Garcia
Today we released a video of Nora Gutierrez, on the matter of her Sexual Misconduct allegations against our opponent Sen. Sylvia Garcia. We will release the full video soon. Nora’s resolution in this matter is absolute. The success or failure of our campaign will not stop Nora. She’s spoken to around half of a dozen members of the press weeks ago, when her affidavit was released to the Texas State Senate and state/local media.
Link to video -
Justin L. Farrell
Aronoff for Congress
For Immediate Release, 31 October 2018
20 OCTOBER 2018
Subject: The Affidavit of Nora Gutierrez
Attached is a clear copy of the sworn affidavit by Ms. Nora Soto Gutierrez. We can attest to its validity, as well as a 3rd party lawyer, Roger Garcia, who is a practicing lawyer in Texas. Roger Garcia has posted it publicly Here
I have personally spoken to Ms. Gutierrez, and can confirm that she is of sound mind, and knowingly signed her affidavit. Senator Sylvia Garcia must publicly respond to these allegations, and call for an investigation.
Justin L. Farrell
Aronoff for Congress
For Immediate Release, 20 October 2018
Used during WWII to solve labor shortage, it could work again
By Phillip Aronoff
Help wanted signs are everywhere. Less regulation and lower taxes allow the economic creativity of the American entrepreneur to thrive and grow the economy. To honest observers, conservatives have won the argument. That debate should now be over. So how do we supply the workers required for this new economic reality?
It is time for the United States to resuscitate the Bracero program. During World War II, we solved our tremendous labor shortage by bringing in workers from outside of our borders to supplement the American workforce. Through a series of laws and diplomatic agreements, we granted them work visas, and they came and enabled our factories to produce war material and the crops needed to feed the country and our soldiers.
Thankfully, we are not fighting a world war. We have created another economic miracle. To prevent it from slowing down due to a shortage of workers, we must do two things: 1) Train our youth for the skills required, making top-notch vocational education available, and 2) Bring in foreign workers who cannot find better than marginal employment in their home countries and who want to work to improve the lives of their families. Here are the points that, when implemented, would create a win-win solution.
Congress should create a new worker’s visa , which would be given to applicants at the U.S. consulates and border crossings. Offices throughout the country would issue visas to people already here, making them eligible for the legal immigration status.
Under this plan, recipients of the visas would have a limited time to secure employment or leave the country, reapplying if they choose. Applicants must present proof they have no criminal past. Employers must have a federal taxpayer identification number. Visa recipients would receive special social security numbers. They would pay all taxes, which would be deducted from their paychecks. They would not be eligible for any tax refunds.
Certainly, they would not be eligible for any social services such as food
assistance or housing assistance. Even though they are paying into Medicare and Social Security they would not be eligible to collect benefits under this visa.
The applicants would have to purchase health insurance when they receive the visas. If they drive, they would need a driver’s license. The visas would be valid for one year and would be renewed only if the recipients have not had any legal problems and continue to be gainfully employed, proof of which they would have to tender every year.
There would be no limit on the number of visas allocated. Instead, there would be a formula for situations in which a specified number of visa holders have not yet found jobs, triggering a moratorium on new visas until the number has been achieved.
This program would eliminate the need to sneak in across the desert or the Rio Grande, or to be smuggled in the back of a truck, risking their lives and the lives of American border agents. If visas are not being issued, workers would know jobs are not available so they will not try to sneak in. If visas are being granted then they would apply and receive permission to enter this country legally, offering an opportunity for a new life in America. This will save lives and free up our resources at the border to go after the drug smugglers and human traffickers.
It also means applicants would not need to bring their families here because they can return home as often as they like. This was the experience with the original Bracero program. Foreign workers’ children would not be filling the schools here. Instead, those workers would pay for their children’s educations in their home countries with the money they send back. While looking for work they would not be counted in the unemployment statistics.
It is important to remember that the people working here also are consumers. If we don’t increase our consumption, the economy will again stagnate. We must look at these immigrants as consumers as well as producers.
These workers would be eligible to apply for permanent residency and eventual citizenship based upon the normal requirements, with the proviso that appropriate visa numbers would be made available. If they’re granted citizenship, they would be able to bring along only their spouses and children. We want to give them a vested interest in the success of the program and in the success of the United States. They want this, too.
I am well aware that many people feel that Congress, and our country, are too divided to reach any agreement to fix our broken immigration system. But I still believe that there are ways to bridge these seemingly irreconcilable differences, and I am determined to try.
Aronoff is the GOP candidate for Texas’ Congressional District 29.
United States Representative,District 29: Phillip Aronoff
Based on his knowledge and political experience, Phillip Aronoff would be the best choice.
Aronoff, 72, has spent decades involved in local government, including as executive secretary for the Consular Corps of Houston, on Mayor Annise Parker's International Trade and Development Council and as a member of the Harris County Housing Authority. He is fluent in Spanish and has an extensive record within the Republican Party that spans from George W. Bush's gubernatorial campaign through Jack Kemp's run for the presidency. His work in the import business and international relations would make him a prime representative for a district that includes the Port of Houston and circles north from Pasadena through Jacinto City to cover northside neighborhoods.
Many of America's legal and illegal immigrants fled nations that were ruined by corrupt politicians and failed government policies. But once here, they support the same things. Why? Gloria Alvarez, Project Director at the National Civic Movement of Guatemala, explains.
One issue that I urge you to consider is the condition that resulted in you or your recent ancestors coming to the United States. Some came because they viewed the U.S. as the land of opportunity, which it is. In this country, regardless of your heritage or economic status, people can work hard, get a helping hand from family, businesses, and the government – local, state and federal – and start to climb the economic ladder, start a business, get a good education, and enjoy a productive and satisfying life.
Many of those opportunities were not available in the countries these people fled. Too often countries like Cuba, Venezuela, Honduras, and even Mexico were controlled by one dominant political party or dictator, and opportunities for the average person were hard to come by, or didn’t exist at all. Over and over again, our media and most leaders of the Democratic Party supported thugs like Castro in Cuba, Chavez and Maduro in Venezuela, and Zelaya in Honduras, while those governments concentrated power in the hands of a few, and drained the countries of their natural assets. Venezuela, for example, ranks number one in oil reserves in all the world, exceeding even that of Saudi Arabia, yet because of the “socialist” government, people are starving and can’t even get their hands on basics like toilet paper and clean water.
Communists and socialists, like Castro and Maduro, are generally treated by the American media and Democrats as caring politicians who are fighting against corrupt business interests. While I do want to have good relations, including trade and diplomatic, with Latin America, I would never have gone along with President Obama’s gift to Cuba, where they got everything they wanted from us, without having to agree to any democratic reforms, or release any political dissidents being held in their prisons, or turning over the fugitive cop killers who fled this country and found sanctuary in Cuba.
It was a Democrat president who sent federal agents with machine guns to kidnap 6 year old Elian Gonzalez, a refugee from Cuba whose mother died to bring him to freedom, to return him to Castro’s cruel government control.
This is an example of what your family escaped. THIS IS WHO THE DEMOCRATS ARE. I urge you to give the Republicans an opportunity to demonstrate that we can offer more opportunity for your family and your future generations.