Nationally Recognized Community Advocate Runs for City Council to Stand Against Trump’s Border Policies
San Diego - On Tuesday, March 12, President Donald Trump will visit San Diego to inspect the border wall prototypes he has built at taxpayer expense. The prototypes lie near San Diego’s District 8, which stretches from the Historic Barrios to the border, and will serve as a national stage for Trump this week.
In response to Trump’s harmful border policies, human rights advocate from the border region, Christian Ramirez, has thrown his hat in the ring to run for San Diego City Council’s District 8 to oppose the Trump administration’s extremist policies and to amplify the voices of San Diego border residents within the national debate.
Christian Ramírez is a leading expert on the impact of border militarization and has spent 20 years advocating for fair and just policy for border residents. He has testified before Congress and is routinely consulted by scholars and policymakers on the state of border communities, including San Diego.
Christian Ramirez, San Diego City Council District 8 Candidate released the following statement:
“For far too long, families in my district have been targeted, persecuted and abused by an out-of-control federal law enforcement. San Diego’s City Hall needs bold and experienced leadership to oppose Trump’s wall and his hateful rhetoric.
I am the only District 8 candidate who has taken real action to oppose policies that hurt border communities and I have proven track record spanning 2 decades.
We don’t need wasteful and useless walls. What District 8 urgently needs and what I’m fighting for is protection for our delicate environment, the revitalization of our communities, and the improvement of our city’s infrastructure.”
Christian Ramirez will be available for comment upon request. To schedule an interview with Christian, contact Ricardo Favela at 760.468.4519.