Positive Change and Hope vs. Status Quo
Why vote for Nick Dibs, Independent for Congress?
Is defending our constitution and solving problems plaguing our nation with “common sense” solutions more important than political party loyalty?
It is for Independent candidate Nick Dibs, who is running for Congress in the 37th district…… and there were over 12 thousand people in the Congressional District who signed Nomination petitions to put him on the ballot because they are not happy with the status quo of Laura Richardson and company.
If elected to Congress with your vote, here are some of the common sense proposals Nick will be fighting for to better our community and our nation:
Improving Public Education: provide students with much lower class sizes and a better learning environment without raising taxes.
Improve Economy, Availability of Jobs, and Energy Independence: Provide federal funding and incentives without raising taxes. To bring significant local solar energy projects that would begin in the near future. Please be sure to visit http://www.apolloalliance.org/. Long Beach is in need of significant public-works projects that would place solar collectors on almost every rooftop. This would provide good paying jobs locally and at the same time decrease our dependence on foreign oil while helping to provide a cleaner environment.
Bail outs should be based locally to jump start our infrastructure and other public-works projects – not for the purpose of bailing out corrupt bankers on Wall Street, as Richardson recently voted for.
Reduce Port Pollution: Nick will author legislation to provide federal funding for research and incentives for clean fuel technology to retrofit ships with clean burning fuels such as liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, and other clean fuels. This will help address the major source of air pollution at the Port and eliminate pollution at the source. Existing incentives and projects will be supported and encouraged to clean up the Port.
Nick is committed to the betterment of Long Beach and defending our U.S. Constitution. He was born and raised in Long Beach, went to Long Beach schools from kindergarten to College.
He is ready to restore the hope of our community by making positive changes in the job market, energy issues, veteran and family services, and education…as a start.
Please visit http://www.dibsforcongress.com/ to learn more about Nick Dibs or call him at 562-355-5171
It’s time for a change!!!!
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Please help elect Nick Dibs to Congress!
Voters have “Dibs” on the
37th Congressional District!
PLEASE VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4th
Dear friends and concerned citizens,
Please help and assist our Congressional campaign to help bring “… positive change and hope” for a better future! A viable opportunity now exists to elect someone who will be a much-better Representative in Congress – and to unseat Laura Richardson – on November 4th! To run a winning campaign, I humbly ask all who are sincerely interested in achieving this goal and a better future, to please donate to our campaign ASAP and/or volunteer.
Victory is a very real possibility and time is short. Small-to-larger donations are critically needed now and in the near future as soon as possible. Please share this: Those who receive it, and so on, please do the same. Anyone with questions or who would like to speak with me is welcome to call 562-355-5171. Donations payable to “Dibs For Congress” should be mailed to the address below. In a few days, I expect to be able to accept credit card donations at www.DibsForCongress.com.
Note: Contributors do not have to live in the 37th Congressional District. Campaign donations up to $2,300 per individual are acceptable from any US citizen from anywhere in the world.
Nicholas “Nick” Dibs
Independent (Nomination by Petition) Candidate for Congress, 37th District of California
P.O. Box 17554
Long Beach, CA 90807-7554
Signatures get Dibs on ballot
37th DISTRICT: Rep. Richardson's challenger to run as an independent.
By John Canalis, Staff Writer
Article Launched: 08/14/2008 06: 18:20 PM PDT
LONG BEACH - Independent candidate Nick Dibs said Thursday evening that he has gathered enough signatures to challenge U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson in the Nov. 4 election.
Dibs, a teacher who lives in Long Beach , provided a letter from the County Clerk 's Office showing that he secured the 7,759 signatures required to get his name on the ballot in the 37th District.
"There was an eagerness on the part of the people of Long Beach , Carson and Compton ," said Dibs, 50. "There was a lot of anger and resentment and frustration that people have raised in the community. (They) are unhappy with Laura Richardson."
Photo ( 8-14-08 by D. Ettlin) of Nick Dibs
at the Community Hospital of Long Beach
(located in the 37th CD) where Nick was born
Richardson's campaign team could not be immediately reached for comment, but the congresswoman faced criticism earlier this year after losing her home in foreclosure and then winning it back from the lender.
Also in the race is Cypress College professor Peter Mathews, who is running a write-in campaign. Since Mathews lost to Richardson in the Democratic primary, he cannot secure a ballot position.
"We're going forward," said Mathews, who lives in Belmont Heights . "And I feel like I am the best-qualified candidate to challenge Richardson , but I congratulate Dibs for getting the signatures."
The Republican Party did not field a candidate in the heavily Democratic district.
Though formerly a Republican, Dibs said he now considers himself a "progressive" in the vein of Sen. Jim Webb, D-Virginia, who served as Navy secretary under President Reagan.
Dibs said he plans to use his experience teaching school to focus on education policy.
"I will introduce and support legislation to provide federal grants and funding to local school districts to lower K-12 class size to 20 or less and to provide funding so every teacher can have the much-needed assistance they need ASAP of an aide or assistant in their classroom," he said in a prepared statement.
Dibs said he would support a "Marshall Plan" for energy independence, work to bring the troops home from Iraq and, "unlike Richardson ," would never vote to fund the war.
Securing a ballot was something of a surprise for a political unknown who has never held office.
Dibs said he gathered 12,367 signatures with help from volunteers and a small, paid staff. Of those signatures, 7,977 were verified as being from registered voters in the 37th District, which encompasses most of Long Beach .
Though he previously backed Mathews, Dibs said, "I don't believe that a write-in is viable, whether it's Peter Mathews or anyone else."
Mathews said he remains the "most qualified Democrat" in the race.
Though Richardson has had her share of high-profile troubles, she has already found support from some of the most powerful Democrats in the House, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Maxine Waters, D- Los Angeles .
"Even though I have less money, even though it's a David and Goliath at this point, I think David has a reasonable chance," Dibs said.
Dibs said he taught in Long Beach Unified from 1992 to November 2007 in full- and part-time teaching positions. He now works as a substitute in Garden Grove Unified.
More information on his background and positions can be found at http://www.dibsforcongress.com/.
Click below to see articles about Laura Richardson in the Press Telegram