Monday, September 26, 2011

Red Reps 14: Scoop! Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva’s Communist Party Connections

Red Reps 14: Scoop! Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva’s Communist Party Connections:

Raul Grijalva

Most Arizona voters are probably aware that the 7th district Rep. Raul Grijalva leans pretty far to the left. After all he is co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the nearly 80 strong bloc of mainly socialist connected Democrats. Some might know too, that while studying at the University of Arizona in the early 1970s Grijalva was a member of MEChA, the infamous Chicano separatist group known for its love of Cuba and its Marxist values.

I’m betting though that few voters know of Raul Grijalva’s connection to the Arizona District of the Communist Party USA.

Arizona’s communists are very active. Once strong in the mining industry, the Party has in recent years focused on the protecting the illegal immigration movement, and in electing sympathetic Democrats to local and national office.

Raul Grijalva’s first documented ties the the Communist Party USA date from 1993, when then Pima County Board of Supervisors member Raul M.Grijalva, penned an article on NAFTA for the Party’s People’s Weekly World, November 13 issue.

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