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Office of

Raul Grijalva


Total cost of 15 office trips: $16,712.37


Trips by Raul Grijalva
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $4,632.19

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER TO NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $416.95
source

Destination: CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEX
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: STUDY THE EFFECT OF NAFTA AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS ON THE US-MEXICO BORDER
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,523.16
source

Destination: TUCSON, AZ-ALBUQUERQUE, NM-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Forest Guardians
Purpose: TO KEYNOTE THE RANGENET 2004 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $141.72
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: AMERICAN LEGACY FOUNDATION, COALITITION TO PROMOTE MINORITY HEALTH, SEIU, AETNA, BCBS
Purpose: TRI-CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,550.36
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Raul Grijalva

Daniel Brito
Amy Emerick
Lauren Gibbs
Sami Hamed
Rachel Kondor
Gloria Montano



American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.