Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California

Rep. Vargas Joins USA Network in Launching Characters Unite Month

Feb 4, 2014
Press Release
Rep. Vargas to be Featured in PSA Campaign to Combat Hate and Discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC (February 4, 2014) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) is proud to have joined with USA Network in its efforts to promote Characters Unite Month this February.  This partnership will continue to bring awareness to the Network’s award-winning, five-year public service campaign to combat hate and discrimination.

“I will not stand for the discrimination of our elderly and have made protecting their well-being a top priority,” said Rep. Vargas.  “I am honored that USA Network has given me a platform to share my thoughts and take a stand against the discrimination of the elderly.  My hope is that the message will resonate across California and throughout the nation, leading to greater understanding and progress.”

Along with other Members of Congress, Rep. Vargas will appear in an inspiring “I Won’t Stand For…” public service announcement (PSA) campaign promoting tolerance and acceptance by uniting against social injustice. The PSA campaign will also feature appearances by notable actors, athletes and musicians.

Toby Graff, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, USA Network, states, “This Characters Unite Month, and throughout the entire year, we are honored to use the power of media, across multiple platforms, to continue to shine a brighter spotlight on injustice and inequality and to inspire more people to become a force for positive change. We’re especially grateful to all of the amazing talent who has joined the Characters Unite movement.”

Please visit https://www.charactersunite.com/initiatives/i-wont-stand-for/videos/juan-vargas to watch this important PSA video, and visit https://www.charactersunite.com for more information on the initiative and what you can do to make a difference.

Vargas represents California’s 51st Congressional District which includes the southern portion of San Diego County, all of Imperial County and California’s entire US/Mexico border.  Vargas is currently serving his first term in Congress.  He represented the 40th California State Senate District from 2010-2012, the 79th California State Assembly District from 2000 – 2006 and served on the San Diego City Council from 1993 – 2000.