Military Oath of Office
“I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
Federal Employee Oath of Office
“I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
Dr. Roca has proudly taken two different oaths of office in her career; The Military Oath of Office and The Federal Employee Oath of Office. Each time, Dr. Roca has made a commitment to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and is a firm supporter of the oath serving as a solemn reminder of the duty that we all must share to uphold the Constitution. If elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Roca will ensure to be 100% accountable to all of the citizens within her district and the United States, and once again take a third oath of service to ensure the Constitution remains the bedrock of what we stand for and are willing to fight and work towards making this country better for current and generations to come.
Dr. Roca is committed to working on reforming healthcare access for families in our district with common-sense and prompt solutions. When Dr. Roca became the primary caregiver to her terminally ill mother, she quickly realized how low cost and high-quality healthcare alongside affordable prescription drugs are imperative to decreasing the burden families are already facing with the stress of taking care of loved ones. Our federal government can and should immediately work with pharmaceutical companies to establish price transparency and renegotiate drug prices in order to lower the enormously high cost of medications in this country. Sky-rocketing premiums, co-payments, and medication prices make it almost impossible for every American to have access to affordable, life-saving healthcare and medications.
Dr. Roca understands the special pride, tradition, and history held within the United States military. Having served in the United States Air Force herself, she first-hand understands what military men, women, and their families sacrifice to protect our freedoms, both abroad and at home. This nation must keep the promises and commitments we have made to our military veterans by ensuring essential services and care are always available and delivered in a prompt and first-class manner. This includes access to adequate and safe medical service, healthcare for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), and other service-connected disabilities. Veterans and their families also need access to job opportunities that translate their military training to civilian jobs. These are only a few of the many essential veteran disability and retirement benefits we have earned through our courageous service, and we must ensure they are always and easily accessible to all veterans no matter what their current social and economic status is.
Dr. Roca is a product of this country’s public school system and firmly believes that K-12 educators have one of the most difficult and essential jobs within this country. Having two children of her own that currently attend public schools, she understands the importance that providing equal and quality education is key to future generations. Dr. Roca believes that parents should have the final say in how and where their children receive their education. School choice allows public education funds to follow students to the schools and services that best fits their needs - whether that’s to a public school, private school, charter school, home school, or any other learning environment their families choose.
Dr. Roca believes that anyone from around the world should be able to legally immigrate into our country, become citizens, and achieve the American Dream. The current state of this country’s immigration process is extremely flawed and must be fixed. Immigrants that are entering this country lawfully and wanting to become productive, law-abiding citizens of this great nation should not have to wait years on end and spend thousands of hard-earned dollars on lawyers to help them get the process moving along. Reforming the current state of this country’s immigration policies and increasing border security is key to national security. Dr. Roca firmly believes that our nation’s borders should not be wide open for anyone to come in without going through the proper procedures. Having served in the military, Dr. Roca understands the importance of security in all aspects, and border security should not be the exception.
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Mariela Roca served in the United States Air Force. Use of military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform
does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Air Force or the Department of Defense.