Statement from Tamika Hamilton on the Anniversary of 9/11
September 11 is a day that Americans will never forget.
Two decades have passed, but the memory endures stronger than ever. It’s heartbreaking to think of that fateful day, but true to the American spirit, we united and drew together under the idea that who we are as a people, and what we represent, is worth defending.
Please take a moment today to honor the fallen. My heart goes out to every American who was impacted by that day -- my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tamika Hamilton Blasts John Garamendi for Saying Rescuing Americans from Taliban 'Not Sensible'
Fairfield, Calif. – Today, candidate for California’s third congressional district Tamika Hamilton issued the following statement blasting Congressman John Garamendi for his comments on CNN saying that rescuing Americans from Taliban extremists is “not sensible”:
"Leaving our fellow countrymen to be murdered by the Taliban after this disastrous retreat is absolutely immoral and can never be acceptable. I'm stunned by such a wanton disregard for American life from a member of Congress who sits on the Armed Forces committee. His comments are a disgrace and he should immediately resign from Congress."
Statement on the Crisis in Afghanistan
Watching the Taliban overrun Afghanistan these past few days has been extremely heavy.
My heart goes out to Afghan people—especially to the many defenseless Afghani women and children who will now be subject to oppressive, extremist rule. My heart aches for the thousands of American service members who have fought so hard—many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice—to keep our country safe and to provide a semblance of hope to the Afghani people that freedom isn’t a uniquely American idea.
It’s true that the United States could not stay in Afghanistan indefinitely and that we cannot fight endless wars. America has made significant investments in Afghanistan including training their military, rebuilding cities, creating infrastructure, and ultimately protecting the delicate stability of the Afghan government. These efforts, spanning across multiple administrations, must be acknowledged. It is ultimately up to the Afghan people to take their future into their own hands.
However, we must also acknowledge that how President Joe Biden chose to abruptly end the combat mission in Afghanistan is a collective stain on the conscience of our nation. So many innocent people will be hurt by his decision.
The abrupt nature of his decision is harder to bear, especially considering the current moral erosion of America. Lately, we’ve heard from elected officials, pundits, and activists that American exceptionalism is a myth—that our values, beliefs, customs, and way of life are simply a mirage to hide daily travesties and injustices from the world.
You expect the uninitiated to fall for these mistruths about America.
But you’d never expect that our President would fall for this trap; the idea American strength and leadership isn’t needed on the international stage. And you’d never expect the President to fall for this trap in such a tragic way that has allowed extremists to overrun a country within a matter of days.
What’s unfolding before us is tragic, undeniable proof that American leadership is desperately needed, and that freedom can fall within a generation.
With so much at stake internationally and domestically, it’s time to remember America’s strengths. I’m asking my fellow Americans to keep Afghanistan in your prayers, and to remember the force for good that this country can be. And to our military, please know that your sacrifices weren’t in vain. Continue to be involved and do not lose hope.
I’m fighting with you and will be the type of representative you can count on to keep our government accountable to the people, and one who will always recognize how great our country is and will always work to make it better.
Stay in the fight.
Tamika Hamilton Out-Fundraises Incumbent John Garamendi in Second Quarter
Fairfield, Calif. – Today, the Tamika Hamilton for Congress campaign announced that Tamika Hamilton has officially out-raised Democrat Incumbent John Garamendi in quarter two, accordingly to publicly available campaign finance reports.
The Hamilton campaign reports raising $103,000.64 in campaign contributions compared to $99,377.50 in contributions to Garamendi’s campaign.
“It’s a privilege to have the support of so many residents in my district and people across the nation who are tired of being represented by career politicians who have been bought out by special interests,” said Hamilton. “For years, Garamendi has masqueraded as a moderate and avoided a stiff challenge. People recognize he’s simply a tool for the ultra-left and are tired of his ineffective leadership."
Hamilton’s campaign boasts an active, grassroots donor base, with more than 80 percent of contributions made to her campaign under $100. Hamilton has also significantly broadened her donor base, adding 1,084 new donors in 2021.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has announced CA3 is a national target for the GOP.
“There’s a good reason this race has caught the attention of the NRCC. I plan on making this campaign a dog fight," added Hamilton.
The Hamilton campaign is already off to a strong start to the third fundraising quarter and has several high-profile fundraisers scheduled, including an upcoming event in August with recently elected Congressman Burgess Owens (UT-04). For more information about the Hamilton for Congress campaign, visit votetamika.org or contact Micah Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org.