Voices of Change: Breaking Barriers
with Congressman Robert Garcia

Date Published: February 28th , 2023

In this enlightening episode of "The Idea People," we sit down with the trailblazing representative of California's 42nd Congressional District, covering Long Beach and Southeast Los Angeles. Elected in November 2022, Robert Garcia brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to the political landscape, holding a master’s degree from USC and a Doctorate in Education from Cal State Long Beach.

As a child immigrant from Peru, who rose to become a US citizen, his journey is nothing short of inspirational. Notably serving two terms as Mayor of Long Beach, they launched pioneering programs like tuition-free college and became the first openly LGBTQ, foreign-born member of Congress.In our conversation, we delve into the critical importance of getting out the vote, focusing on educating young people about their civic duty and the power of their vote, regardless of the state's political leaning.

We also get personal, talking about Robert Garcia's love for comic books and whether this passion extends to the Marvel and DC cinematic universes.

Join us for an episode that bridges the gap between personal passions and political action, shedding light on the power of resilience, representation, and the importance of every single vote.