Republican Candidate Joe Collins Challenges entrenched incumbent Maxine Waters to a debate
September 18, 2020 at 15:00 PM EDT
United States, California, Los Angeles - 09-18-2020 (PR Distribution™) -
Los Angeles, CA (August, 2020)- On what seemed like a peaceful day of giving back, took a turn for the worse, when four agitators interrupted Congressional Candidate Joe Collins “Back2School Drive” in the city of Los Angeles. The agitators were all males who said they came on behalf of Rep. Maxine Waters. Collins was in the middle of an interview when the individuals became aggressive asking Collins if President Donald Trump had sent him. Meanwhile Waters sat across the street watching the incident. One of the agitators was carrying a gun on his back and was attempting to escalate the situation forcing Collins' team to protect the candidate. The Navy Veteran and his team were able to get the agitators away from the event and were able to deescalate the situation.
The event had over 2000 innocent attendees including children and parents gathering school supplies and food for the new school year. It is unfortunate and unacceptable that the agitators and Waters had no regard for the children and women in the area. If it wasn’t for Collins and his team's ability to handle the situation, matters could have been much worse. “Maxine is too old to act so immature. For her to continue to provoke violence in our communities speaks volumes of her character. If she wanted to talk to me she could have easily set a meeting with me. But now I’m calling her out for a debate,” Collins stated. Collins has always prioritized the safety and well being of the people in his district. It is unacceptable that Waters and her believers are willing to put at risk so many innocent people. Waters must take responsibility for her actions and formally hold a debate with Collins.
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Joe Collins’ 13 years of patriotic service with the United States Navy has instilled into him a strong sense of duty, commitment and leadership. Joe’s formulative years growing up in South-Central Los Angeles has braced him for his new role, becoming the next U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district, to be the impact voice of change for his beloved community. From his early upbringing on 104th and Normandie, Joe knows this district all too well: lack of quality education, unsafe gang activity, alarming high crime rate and rampant homelessness. Upon finishing high school in Texas, Joe made the most pivot-table decision of his life, choosing a career path of service to his country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Rising eventually to the rank of Petty Officer First Class, Joe began his career specializing as a naval jet aviation mechanic, working on and then training thousands of sailors on aircraft including the F-18 Super Hornet fighter, E-6 Mercury Airborne Command Post, and MH-60 Sea Hawk Assault Helicopter. As a leader in uniform he obtained several military and civic certifications, becoming a licensed financial planning professional and a certified counselor for rape and sexual assault victims. While earning numerous awards and commendations, Joe embraced his role as a top Navy recruiter whereby he had the honor of jump-starting the careers of many who have since gone on to become fine American leaders. After the divisiveness and rancorous rhetoric of the 2016 election, Joe empathized with many disenfranchised Americans, feeling the stinging aftermath of that highly polarized climate that continues to be exhibited today. Joe recognizes several alarming factors about the country’s current state of affairs: the media’s role in escalating unwarranted public anger; the gap between party lines that has become much more difficult to bridge; the lack of politicians listening to their constituents with an empathetic ear; and, with most politicians simply talking without purpose or a plan for the future. Joe E. Collins III, has already taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. His compelling decision to run for office and serve as congressional representative in defending those without a voice who live, work and do business in California’s 43rd District, was easy for Joe. He earnestly advocates for fair treatment, equality, and respect for all citizens of our great country and community. Americans deserve a leader who will raise a voice and fight for them, and Californians need a leader who will bring integrity and opportunity back to the South Los Angeles community.
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