American Comeback: Derrick Gates for Congress

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Standing For Truth In The Middle Of The Storm

Derrick Gates is running to become the U.S. representative for California’s 36th congressional district. He is a pastor, a patriot, and a fighter for truth and integrity.

Derrick Gates for Congress

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Below you will find many of the issues that Derrick Gates finds important. If the issues that concern you are not listed, it does not mean that he is not concerned about them. Please message him to discuss the issue.

I believe that life happens at conception and I have championed this cause for 20 years.

Today, the leftist culture is pushing to eliminate the Constitution as we know it. They call our Constitution and the Bill of Rights archaic and out of date. We must push to preserve the foundation of our Nation. It is the only way to ensure our 1st and 2nd Amendments stay at the forefront of who we are.

As a parent, we have the right to raise and educate our children the way we see fit. We need to take back our education system. We must stop dangerous curriculum like CRT from endangering our children. Our kids are being taught that minorities will always be victims and whites should feel shame for being born white. This is dangerous to our future. We are all born equal.

Crime is at an all time high. Criminals are empowered by liberal D.A.’s and support from the left. Smash and grabs, murders, rapes, riots, carjackings, and assaults are skyrocketing. We must support the police and get them all back to work. We also need to protect our borders from violent crime and drug trafficking.

It is time to bring business back to the United States and more specifically bring business back to California. We must lower taxes and drop useless regulations that are meant to keep the left rolling in money while others are stuck in red tape.

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Moving forward, we must ensure that we have free and fair elections. I have a plan that will provide a safe and effective way to ensure that all people have their voices heard.

As someone who has experienced homelessness in my life, this is a subject that is close to my heart. We must bring back significant mental health care and addiction treatment. We also must provide substantial job training and placement. We should use the thousands of existing empty government-owned buildings to provide short and long-term housing for those that want and need help. Los Angeles has thousands of unused buildings owned by the city, state, and federal governments. Stop wasting resources.

The time should over for public servants who have spent decades collecting paychecks off of your backs. At the same time, they cash in on “legal” insider trading. Why should congressional officeholders be able to park in DC longer than the president of the United States? Let’s end the madness. Term Limits are a must!

Proposed laws like the Green New Deal threaten the livelihood of workers in the fossil fuel industry. As a Christian, I believe we should take care of our environment, but we should follow real science and a plan that does not destroy our economy and our livelihoods.

Small businesses should not have to compete on the same playing field as big corporate box stores. Cut the taxes, cut the regulations and bring small businesses back to the communities.

Public servants have made a lifetime business out of keeping secrets from We the People. They vote on laws that affect our everyday lives without even reading what’s in the proposed bills. We spend billions upon billions of dollars on programs and black-hole projects. I pledge that our team will read every proposed bill and post it in its entirety with all the secret spending and amendments hidden within. Unlike many in office today, I will actually engage, debate, and vote for the people.

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Derrick Gates is hated by some but loved by most. Derrick is a former criminal and drug addict who was saved by the Grace of God. He is 22 years clean and working for the American people as a community leader. Derrick uses the knowledge he gained from his mistakes in life to lead a life of integrity and truth. 

Derrick has 15 years of experience in corporate mediation, revitalizing churches, starting ministries, equipping leaders, and helping the less fortunate around the United States. 

Derrick has conservative values and an ability to see them reestablished in our communities. 

Derrick Mentors multicultural leaders from around the United States.

Derrick desires to raise Bold, Moral, Men, and Women of Integrity to lead our country. 

Furthermore, with uncommon tenacity, Derrick brings grit and integrity to the nation’s darkest urban areas by constituting a strategic mandate to feed the poor, cater to the sick, and assist families with various needed community supports.

Derrick has developed a reputation for independence and relentless oversight to educate the people on the affairs of government, local and abroad, and for the people it serves, not the other way around. Known for his reputation for hard work and constituent service, Derrick will passionately uphold the highest level of professionalism while maintaining a dignified stance on the issues most pressing to the people he will serve.

Derrick’s creed of ethics and accountability are a staple of his ministry, work-life, and future legacy as he catapults into the arduous and relentless political arena we currently face as a country. Derrick is a staunch supporter of life and has taken a pro-life stance since the inception of his public life. 

Derrick has a dark former life filled with addiction, crime, failed business ventures and many moral failings. He thanks God every day for pulling him out of the pit and placing him on the solid ground called Jesus Christ. Those who run against Derrick point to these mistakes and failings as reasons not to support him. That is exactly why he wrote his best selling book, From Death to Destiny. In the book he disarms the enemy by laying out his past in detail before it can be weaponized against him. That time of his life was the groundbreaking learning curve that made him such a powerful leader today.   

“What skills does Derrick Gates have to help me in a congressional position?”

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Derrick was a Corporate trainer and mediator for L.M Berry Companies’ direct marketing division, Berry Direct (a Fortune 500 company). He was responsible for developing and training the customer service department, the senior sales department, and also for training and developing the management teams. He was also a mediator between the company and other corporate clients.

Derrick was a Senior Mortgage Broker handling multi-million dollar real estate acquisitions in both residential and corporate markets. 

Derrick has been in ministry over the last 18 years, and he has personally counseled thousands of hurting individuals, families, and marriages. Derrick has kicked in doors and pulled addicted people out of crack houses and taken them back to families. He sat bedside with families, holding them as their loved ones slipped into the next life.

Derrick has celebrated with families at the best moments and cried with them in their worst.
Derrick has 18 years of community relations work in ministry. Derrick continually participated in programs to help our communities become safer and better for our families. In doing this, Derrick worked side by side with city, state, and federal leaders to bring solutions to community problems. 

Derrick developed and oversaw programs to help homeless people get off the streets, the addicted get clean, and prisoners become productive citizens. 

Derrick was a member of the reentry team for the Probation and Parole Department in Kansas City. They were tasked to find appropriate housing and programs for those being released from prison and placed back into society. 

Derrick has been leading on the frontlines since 2020, fighting for the constitutional rights of every American citizen. He has been threatened with jail countless times for exercising his first amendment rights of freedom of speech, freedom to protest, and freedom to worship.
He courageously stood openly and boldly before church leaders who were being manipulated by the government to shut their doors due to the pandemic. Derrick helped church leaders and small businesses come up with strategies based on Biblical standards and the Constitution in order to keep their doors open. 

Derrick opposed Antifa face-to-face countless times, was assaulted, pepper-sprayed and bear maced. Despite this, Derrick has always endeavored to build bridges of hope with the same people.​

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