Things That Matter

People Just Can’t Handle The Heat Coming From This Handsome Congressional Candidate

Ammar Campa-Najjar, 28, recently announced his plan to run for California’s 50th Congressional District to unseat Republican incumbent Duncan Hunter Jr. In a Medium post, Campa-Najjar laid out why he has decided to run for Congress and it all centers around empowering the American people — all American people — to attain their dreams. Campa-Najjar wants to defend our democracy and modernize our government to make things like filing taxes and applying for small business loans easier for Americans. But, above all else, Campa-Najjar wants to bring the American people together during these polarizing times.

Ammar Campa-Najjar recently announced his candidacy for California’s 50th Congressional District.

@ammarvel / Instagram
CREDIT: @ammarvel / Instagram

Campa-Najjar, whose mother is Mexican and father is of Middle Eastern descent, is throwing his hat into the political world to bring the country together.

“If elected, I’ll continue fighting for working families, small business owners, and our veterans,” Campa-Najjar wrote in his Medium post announcing his candidacy. “My priorities are focused on addressing the most urgent challenges of our time and our district, I call them DEM priorities: Defend, Empower, Modernize.”

Campa-Najjar has worked with many top-ranking Democratic politicians and worked in President Obama’s administration getting letters to the president.

@ammarvel / Instagram
CREDIT: @ammarvel / Instagram

The 28-year-old, Twitter-breaking heartthrob was a campaign organizer in San Diego for President Obama’s 2012 re-election. At the end of the campaign, Campa-Najjar joined the Obama administration in Washington and worked as a conduit to get the messages of the American people to the president.

“When you sent me to serve in the Executive Office of the President, I read hundreds of your letters every day. Each night, the president would read 10 of those letters. Some were uplifting, but many of them were tragically heart breaking — struggles better left imagined than described,” Campa-Najjr wrote on Medium.

He continued: “I heard about what wakes you up in the morning, and keeps you up at night: Am I one sickness away from losing my home? I haven’t had a raise in years and my family is barely making it paycheck to paycheck, what if something happens to me? Am I going to have to miss another birthday or Christmas with my children just to put food on the table and clothes on their backs? Will I ever be able to save enough to put my kids through school and retire with dignity? Can we dream the American dream, or are we going to spend the next 4 or 8 years living a nightmare?”

As soon as his candidacy went public, everyone started to focus on his dashing good looks before his politics.


And people were *very* thirsty.


Calm down. He would technically be a public servant so you’d be his boss.

There was really only one word that came to everyone’s lips when they saw his photo.


?I’m not that innocent. ?

Campa-Najjar hasn’t even started his Congressional campaign and people already want him to be president.


But, like, hopefully they know that the presidency isn’t just a beauty contest.

Folks are lining up for a chance to donate to and help with his campaign.


*quits job to volunteer for his campaign*

His photos have become a religious experience for some people.


?? ?? ??

Not to mention that he might have finally figured out how to get young people to vote.


Time for the political parties to start taking notes.

Like, legit. Some people cannot wait to vote for this man.


When’s the last time you saw people willing to walk anywhere?

When there were no words, people were able to sum up their feelings with super appropriate GIFs.


^^ That’s what true and unfiltered love looks like, folks.

There was a moment when people thought he was just one of the Jonas brothers.


And, tbh, Joe Jonas should be very grateful for that comparison. #NoShadeJustFacts

But one Twitter user dropped the truest warning to Campa-Najjar’s opponent.


*passes out from the realness of this truth*


READ: Meet the Young Latinos that are Leaving a Footprint in Politics

Share this story with all of your friends by tapping that little share button below!

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

Cardi B and Olivia Rodrigo Had an Adorable Exchange on Twitter and Now Fans Are Calling For a Collab

Entertainment

Cardi B and Olivia Rodrigo Had an Adorable Exchange on Twitter and Now Fans Are Calling For a Collab

Photos via Getty Images; olivia.rodrigo/Instagram

You may have heard of Olivia Rodrigo, the 17-year-old Disney Channel actress who has recently take the music industry by storm with the success of her debut single, “Driver’s License”.

Well you wouldn’t be the only one who is thinking about her. Recently, Cardi B tweeted about the viral song, namely lamenting over the fact that she does not have her driver’s license.

On Tuesday, Cardi tweeted out her frustration about the fact that she has to rely on other people to fulfill her late-night McDonald’s cravings.

“Just like that girl [who] wrote a song about getting her driver’s license, Imma write a song about the struggle of not having a drivers license,” she wrote. “I really wanted my McDonald’s at 4am last night instead of today, but I couldn’t so I felt asleep hungry.” More relatable words have never been spoken, tbh.

Shocked that the Bronx-born rapper even knows who she is, Rodrigo tweeted a response back at Cardi.

“Girl i will pick u up and take u wherever u wanna go,” Rodrigo wrote back.

Cardi, for her part, seemed excited to find a driver to take her on late-night McDonald’s runs. She wrote back: “Yaaayyy!!! Let’s go to McDonald’s and get happy meals!”

Cue the influx of Twitter stans demanding a future Olivia Rodrigo x Cardi B collab.

Olivia Rodrigo is just as surprised about “Driver’s License” success as everyone else is.

Rodrigo recently told Billboard that this past week, when “Driver’s License” shot to No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart has been “the weirdest week of my whole life.”

Rodrigo was a relatively unknown Disney Channel star on Disney+’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” before this song hit the airwaves. Now she’s a pop sensation.

“So many people that I look up to have reached out and expressed their love for the song, which is absolutely surreal,” she told Billboard. But I truly am just the same 17-year-old girl, doing statistics homework in my bedroom.”

While many people are wondering what Rodrigo’s background is, she is proudly half-Filipino.

While some people have mistakenly called Olivia Rodriguez Latina, she is actually of Filipino descent, just like previous “High School Musical” star, Vanessa Hudgens. Just like Latin American countries, the Philippines were colonized by Spain–that is why so many people of Filipino descent have Spanish-sounding last names.

Rodrigo has talked at length about her cultural and familial roots. “My great-grandfather immigrated here from the Philippines when he was just a teenager. He’s my grandma’s dad, and my grandpa is also Filipino as well,” Rodrigo revealed in an interview with the Center for Asian American Media back in 2018.

“My dad grew up in a house where they were always making Filipino food, his grandpa always spoke Tagalog. All of those traditions have trickled down to our generation.”

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

Here Are The Executive Actions That President Biden Is Signing His First Day In Office

Things That Matter

Here Are The Executive Actions That President Biden Is Signing His First Day In Office

Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool / Getty Images

President Joe Biden has a lot of work ahead of him and he is hitting the ground running. On his first day in office, President Biden has a series of executive actions he is signing to reverse a lot of the damage created by the Trump administration. Here are some of the things President Biden will do with these actions.

The border wall on the southern border is done, y’all.

President Biden is saving the taxpayers billions of dollars by halting the construction of President Trump’s border wall. The border wall is one of former President Trump’s several unfulfilled promises at the expense of the taxpayers.

Despite his unrelenting campaign, Mexico never paid a dime to the wall. President Biden’s action to halt the border wall is a humanitarian and conservationist move that will save billions of tax dollars. According to estimates, there would be $3.3 billion in unused funds in the projects accounts.

The emotionally devastating Muslim ban will finally come to an end.

Former President Trump famously put an end to travel from predominantly Muslim countries. The order arbitrarily excluded a group of people based on their religion. The order that has kept families apart for years is finally coming to an end thanks to President Biden.

President Biden’s ation will bring families together and safeguards the rights of religious freedom. The ban has kept spouses separated, children apart from parents, and caused real damage. There is more to be done to make up for the stain on American history and the action is the first step.

The Keystone XL Pipeline is toast.

We all remember the terrifying scenes of Native people being brutalized by federal officials under Trump’s command. President Biden will make sure that the permit for the pipeline is revoked and put an end to a project that has been devastating the Native community. Activists have been fighting for years to get this done.

Undocumented people will have to be included in census counts.

President Biden is getting rid of the Trump administration’s terrible policy of ignoring undocumented people in the census. There have been several arguments by officials that the move would work to undermine certain states. The policy would take federal money away from states that did not support the former president and have high undocumented populations.

President Biden is going to preserve DACA.

More than 600,000 people benefit from the Obama-era program. Former President Trump waged a war against DACA and Dreamers for political points. Most Americans support DACA and a pathway to citizenship for DACA beneficiaries. With the new executive action, President Biden will instruct the federal government to restore the program to its fullest.

There is still a lawsuit the Biden administration will have to fight. The lawsuit challenging DACA’s legality was filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

In total, President Biden will sign 17 executive actions that will roll back several issues created by the previous administration.

“Today, hours after taking the oath of office, President-elect Biden will take a historic number of actions to deliver immediate relief for families across America that are struggling in the face of converging crises. He will sign a combination of executive orders, memoranda, directives, and letters to take initial steps to address these crises, including by changing the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing economic relief, tackling climate change, and advancing racial equity,” reads a statement from the Biden-Harris Transition Team. “President-elect Biden will take action — not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration — but also to start moving our country forward. These actions are bold, begin the work of following through on President-elect Biden’s promises to the American people, and, importantly, fall within the constitutional role for the president.”

READ: President Joe Biden’s And Vice President Kamala Harris’ Inauguration Represented America

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com