On Tuesday night, all eyes will be on Washington, D.C. as President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address. While all eyes will be on the President, he will not be the only person offering remarks to the nation. On behalf of the Republican Party, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the GOP’s response to Biden’s address. Now, it appears that U.S. Representative Delia Ramirez will present the Working Families Party’s to the State of the Union.
“Delia will be laying out a vision for how Democrats can win working-class voters of all races and nationalities, by fighting for a government that has working people’s backs,” Rep. Greg Casar of Texas said.
Ramirez is a freshman federal lawmaker from Illinois. Raised by working-class Guatemalan parents, she grew up in Chicago and attended nearby Northeastern Illinois University. After earning a degree in justice, she served as the president of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association and executive director of the Center for Changing Lives. In 2018, she shifted to politics as a state representative. After four years in state politics, she earned a spot on Capitol Hill.
“We can and we must fight like hell in Congress and through executive action to protect and expand the programs that we rely on. We can and we must take a stand for the right to an abortion and other crucial human rights under attack,” a statement from the Working Families Party reads.
“We can and we must invest in the future of our communities, our country, and our planet.”
Ramirez will step to the microphone immediately after Biden concludes his speech, which is set to begin at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday.