Research and share a law that is challenging to enforce in your home state. What makes it so challenging? What would you do to police that law?
Zoe Lofgren has been the congresswoman for the nineteenth district of California– which encompasses Santa Clara county and the city of San Jose–since 2013. Previously, she served in the House of Representatives as the representative for the ninth, tenth, and sixteenth districts at different time points from 1995-2013. She is a lifelong Bay Area resident and the daughter of a truck driver. Zoe is the Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation and currently serves as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Committee of House Administration, and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee (About). The nineteenth district in California is one of the most economically-booming districts in the United States. Encompassing San Jose, the proclaimed “Capital of Silicon Valley”, this district is home to a lot of innovation and wealth as San Jose is considered the strongest metropolitan economy in the United States (Garfield) due to the immense growth of the tech industry. The average yearly income is over $71,000 dollars, significantly above the national mean. Diversity-wise, this district is 52.4% white, 25.8% Asian, 3.1% African American with 41.3% of the district of Latin or Hispanic origin. From 1994-2012, this district historically voted Republican until Lofgren’s election to the nineteenth district in 2013. This district leans Democratic in a 3:1 ratio since the November 2012 election. This dramatic shift is cited to have occurred due to the influx of young entrepreneurs, who primarily vote Democrat, moving into the district due to San Jose’s rise as a tech center. California’s nineteenth district also possesses a long history of re-electing incumbents. Lofgren as the incumbent and as the Democratic candidate is not seen as vulnerable in the upcoming election (Ballotpedia). As the location of California’s nineteenth district is in the heart of Silicon Valley, the major industry in this area is technology. Ebay, Flextronics, Cisco, Apple, and Stanford University are some of the largest employers in the district (Labormarketinfo). With the largest Hispanic population in Northern California, immigration is an extremely important issue with the vast majority of constituents desiring complete immigration reform prioritizing f>GET ANSWER