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Bay Area Groups, Politicians Push to Keep DACA Program (Video)

nbc-bay-area-daca.pngAdvocates and several government officials are rallying against President Donald Trump's plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, program by Friday.

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Indigenous Millennials share their views with members of Congress

By Sophie Bonomi, Kitsap Daily News

SUQUAMISH — Several Millennials, ages teens to 20s, from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and Suquamish Tribe gathered in the conference room at Kiana Lodge Aug. 29 to meet with three adults who wanted to hear their views about issues of concern to them.

It was an uncommon opportunity. The adults were three members of the U.S. House of Representatives: Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor; Rick Larsen, D-Everett; and Eric Swalwell, D-Pleasanton, California. Also participating: Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman, who opened the discussion.

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About Eric Swalwell

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As co-chairman of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, Congressman Eric Swalwell helps set the caucus’ policy agenda and oversees committee assignments. As founder and chairman of Future Forum, he is House Democrats’ point man on outreach to millennials – the nation’s biggest, most diverse and best-educated generation. And as Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee’s CIA Subcommittee and a Judiciary Committee member, he’s playing key roles in keeping our nation safe.

In all these roles, Eric Swalwell fights for Americans’ Freedom to Dream: the ability to reach for and attain better lives for themselves and their families.

Eric, 36, represents California’s 15th Congressional District, including much of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. Raised in Dublin, Calif., he’s the son of a retired police officer and a still-working mother; the oldest of four siblings; and – with a Division 1 soccer scholarship – the first in his family to attend college. His... Read more


The Facts

  • Worked seven years as Alameda County prosecutor

  • Served on Dublin City Council (2010-2012)

  • Elected to Congress in 2012 - youngest member of the California delegation

  • Ranking member of House subcommittee on the CIA

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