IA-03: Gabriel De La Cerda

(I've had a post in progress about De La Cerda for a long time. He is knowledgeable and expresses his views coherently, unlike a lot of first-time candidates. This guest post is a good introduction.   - promoted by desmoinesdem)

The Third Congressional District already has a fine, grassroots Democrat running against Tom Latham in 2014. His name is Gabriel De la Cerda. He offers voters in the Third Congressional District of Iowa something they currently do not have. A Congressman who is beholden to them, not the Republican leadership in Washington and a Congressman that truly understands the problems working Iowans face because he is right there with you facing them daily.

If we ever want to see any kind of progress in this country once again, we simply must fight for and support candidates who will fight for and support us in Washington D.C. when they are elected. As a lifelong member of the working class De la Cerda is ready to do just that:

Des Moines, IA – April 15th 2013 – Former factory worker Gabriel De La Cerda has declared his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. A lifelong member of the working class, De La Cerda understands first-hand the hardships faced by the everyday Iowan. He aspires to serve in Congress to help solve those issues.

“The time for being passive in our democracy is over,” De La Cerda said. “In today’s political climate I will fight for those who have no voice. I will reinvigorate the progressive beliefs which made this country successful for all in the 20th century. I will not apologize for my ideals, and I will fight relentlessly for what I believe in. Never bet against the American working class – we’re the ones who get things done.”

He goes on to state the obvious. Career politicians like Tom Latham will never fight for us because they simply cannot understand the problems the policies they enact in Washington cause for us. They are too busy rubbing elbows with the elitists they truly represent:

“Congressmen like Tom Latham seem to think the strength of a political voice should be determined by the size of a person’s bank account,” De La Cerda said. “Struggling Americans all across the country have to choose between filling up the gas tank or paying the light bill; I’ve had to face this reality. How can the millionaires in Congress – who have never had to make this choice – truly represent the Americans who struggle with this decision every day? Our voices must be represented in Congress, and I can be that voice.”


As I said before if we ever expect to bring about real change in our country we simply must support fine, grassroots Democrat when and where they emerge. Gabriel Del la Cerda definitely fits that mold.

This article shows just how important the Third District of Iowa could be in taking the House away from the Republicans in 2014:


My question to everyone here is why not support Gabriel Del la Cerda? Go here to give him the funds he needs to give Iowa’s Third Congressional District something it desperately needs. A Congressman that will represent real working Iowans:


  • For snail-mail enthusiasts...

    …who don’t particularly like paypal(the online payment method available on his website):

    (sign checks):

    Gabriel Del La Cerda FOR CONGRESS 2014

    3912 Lower Beaver Road

    Des Moines, IA 50310

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