Chesterfield, VA – Tina Ramirez announced today that she is running for the Republican Nomination for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. Tina is a Hispanic-American, single mom, and the Founder and President of Hardwired Global, an international human rights organization.
Tina brings years of proven leadership, international experience, and a background as small business owner, and is poised to shake up Washington.
The following statement can be attributed to U.S. Congressional Candidate Tina Ramirez (VA-07):
“I am running for Congress because I have spent my life defending freedom around the world, only to watch our freedoms come under attack at home. I want my daughter to grow up in the free and prosperous America that I grew up in. I know how to fix the problems we face and defend our rights and liberties, because I’ve done it. I will fight to undo the damage done by progressive, liberal policies that have decimated our economy, destroyed our education system, and made American families less safe and less prosperous.”
“Abigail Spanberger is voting lockstep with Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden for policies that are creating burdensome regulations for small businesses who are already hurting from COVID, politicizing and downgrading our education system, and making our elections less secure. Spanberger has worked only for herself, the lobbyists that fund her, and her boss, Nancy Pelosi. Virginia’s 7th District deserves real leadership; someone who will serve them and work for their interests, not special interests. That’s what I have done my whole life and that is what I will do in Congress.”
Whether crafting legislation, securing the release of imprisoned victims, or engaging foreign dignitaries, Tina Ramirez has worked diligently to bring greater freedom and dignity to people around the world. From her early days as a high school teacher, through recent years in charge of an international non-profit organization, she has committed her entire life to service and to the preservation of human rights for all people.
While working for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, she developed policies to improve religious freedom in several countries. As a Foreign Policy Advisor for numerous members of Congress, she helped start and direct the bi-partisan Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus.
In 2013, she used her experience to create Hardwired Global, an organization that addresses the root causes of religious conflict and works to defend the rights of the oppressed. She has since worked in more than 30 countries and trained hundreds of journalists, lawyers, religious leaders, and teachers. She has testified before the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, and the African Union, and has published several articles and books related to her work on human rights and religious freedom.
Tina was raised near her mother’s large, extended family in Powhatan County, Virginia where her father founded a medical practice and her mother ran a midwifery practice. Her parents, both second-generation descendants of Mexican and Czech immigrants and both Air Force Veterans, influenced Tina’s passion for service, freedom, and work with people worldwide. For Tina, Richmond is more than home: as the birthplace of religious freedom in America, it embodies her life-long work and calling. Tina now lives in Richmond with her daughter, Abigail.