February 16th, 2018 | Action Alerts, Campaigns, Candidate News

GRASSROOTS, LGBTQ ACTIVISTS COALESCE AROUND HERNANDEZ’ LT. GOVERNOR BID

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For Immediate Release

February 15, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

GRASSROOTS, LGBTQ ACTIVISTS COALESCE AROUND HERNANDEZ’ LT. GOVERNOR BID

San Diego Democrats for Equality Endorse Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Propelling his campaign forward with more robust support, today State Senator Ed Hernandez secured a major endorsement from the San Diego Democrats for Equality in his campaign for Lieutenant Governor.

San Diego Democrats for Equality is the largest Democratic club in San Diego County. Since 1975, the club has advocated for the equality of the LGBTQ community in the intersectional struggle for social and economic justice. In making their endorsement public, San Diego Democrats Vice-President of Resource Development Ryan Trabuco released the following statement:

“The San Diego Democrats for Equality are proud to endorse Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor. For over a decade, Senator Hernandez has served Californians in the State Legislature, fighting for the issues that matter most to working families such as universal healthcare, access to affordable higher education, and aggressive environmental regulations. We can count on Ed Hernandez to continue expanding opportunities for all Californians as our next Lieutenant Governor.”

Recently, State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez rolled out a new digital video ad, titled “Proven Progressive,” in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor. The ad highlights some of the Senator’s high-powered endorsements, including from the California Nurses Association and the California Teachers Association, along with his 100% legislative voting scorecard from organizations like the California Labor Federation* and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Advocates*.

To view Senator Hernandez’ video ad, “Proven Progressive,” click here.

Significantly, recently California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ groundbreaking drug transparency bill, SB-17, into law.  Senator Hernandez’ latest digital video ad, titled, “Life or Death,” features a moving testimonial from Kendall Renee, who is allergic to more than 95% of foods and carries at least four EpiPens with her at all times. Renee highlights Senator Hernandez’ efforts to combat skyrocketing drug costs in the ad.

View Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot.

To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here.

View Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,“.

A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, and local businessman, “Dr. Ed” (as he is known to his patients) has spent his life bringing quality eye care to predominantly low-income communities.  As a health care provider, the need to improve access to health care for all Californians is what first drove him to run for office.

Since being elected to the Assembly in 2006 and the Senate in 2010, Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a leader on the implementation of federal health care reform – helping expand access to affordable health care, control costs, and improve the network of providers so people can actually get quality care when they need it. Dr. Ed has been a champion by expanding educational opportunity to qualified students overlooked by our public schools and universities, as well as a major proponent for government reform, including fixing a broken initiative system too often hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations. Dr. Ed Hernandez is running to take this experience, leadership, and vision to the next level by serving the people of California as their Lieutenant Governor.

For more information, please visit www.edhernandez4ca.com.

 

February 16th, 2018 | Action Alerts, Campaigns, Candidate News

LARA AMASSES MORE SUPPORT FROM PROGRESSIVE, LGBTQ ACTIVISTS

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 16, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

LARA AMASSES MORE SUPPORT FROM PROGRESSIVE, LGBTQ ACTIVISTS

San Diego Democrats for Equality Join LGBTQ Coalition Backing Ricardo Lara’s Statewide Campaign

LONG BEACH, CA —  Illuminating the excitement around his campaign from the LGBTQ community, today State Senator Ricardo Lara locked down a formidable endorsement from the San Diego Democrats for Equality in his statewide bid for Insurance Commissioner.

San Diego Democrats for Equality is the largest Democratic club in San Diego County. Since 1975, the club has advocated for the equality of the LGBTQ community in the intersectional struggle for social and economic justice. In announcing their endorsement, San Diego Democrats Vice-President of Resource Development Ryan Trabuco released the following statement:

“Ricardo Lara will make an excellent Insurance Commissioner because he is a battle-tested progressive that will protect California’s consumers and working families. His unparalleled record of fighting for social and economic justice, single-payer healthcare, immigrant rights, and anti-discrimination policies demonstrate his compassion for the people of our state. We are thrilled to have unanimously endorsed Ricardo Lara’s historical campaign for Insurance Commissioner and we plan to do everything we can to help him become the first openly gay statewide official.”

Recently, State Senator Ricardo Lara’s campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner released a new digital video ad, titled “United Dreamers.” To view Senator Lara’s ad, “United Dreamers” click here.

Previously Senator Ricardo Lara’s released a digital ad, titled “Embolden.” Click to watch:

Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including:

Elected & Community Leaders

  • United States Senator Kamala Harris
  • U.S. Congresswoman and State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass
  • U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal
  • U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu
  • U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • U.S. Congressman Jimmy Gomez
  • U.S. Congressman Lou Correa
  • U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley
  • U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • U.S. Congresswoman Norma Torres
  • U.S. Congressman Mark Takano
  • U.S. Congresswoman (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • California Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Fabian Nunez
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Bill Monning
  • State Senator Henry Stern
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
  • State Senator Bill Dodd
  • State Senator Richard Roth
  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • State Senator Mike McGuire
  • State Senator Anthony Portantino
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
  • State Assembly Member Todd Gloria
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Shirley Weber
  • State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez
  • State Assembly Member David Chiu
  • State Assembly Member Ash Kalra
  • State Assembly Member Monique Limon
  • State Assembly Member Jim Frazier
  • State Assembly Member Kansen Chu
  • State Assembly Member Ed Chau
  • State Assembly Member Chris Holden
  • State Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula
  • State Assembly Member Jim Cooper
  • State Assembly Member Jose Medina
  • State Assembly Member Eloise Reyes
  • State Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman
  • State Assembly Member Phil Ting
  • State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
  • State Assembly Member Rudy Salas
  • State Assembly Member Autumn Burke
  • State Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto
  • California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman
  • California Democratic Party Chair John Burton (Ret.)
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Democratic Party Controller Dan Weitzman
  • California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach
  • California Young Democrats’ President Eddie Kirby
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Jessica Hayes
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee
  • Democratic Party of Sacramento County Chair Terry Schanz
  • California Democratic Party Region 4 Director Amy Champ
  • California Democratic Party Region 8 Director Humberto Gomez Jr.
  • California Democratic Party Region 10 Director David Atkins
  • California Democratic Party Region 12 Director Larry Gross
  • California Democratic Party Region 13 Director Carol Robb
  • California Democratic Party Region 14 Director Miguel Martinez
  • California Democratic Party Region 16 Director Sergio Carrillo
  • California Democratic Party Region 18 Director Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik
  • California Democratic Party Region 19 Director Norberto Gonzalez
  • Labor Leader Dolores Huerta

Organizations Representing Working People

  • California Teachers Association
  • State Council of Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers
  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council #16
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 16
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 94
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 40
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 36
  • California Faculty Association
  • Association of California State Supervisors

Organizations 

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • HONOR PAC
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club
  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats
  • Fresno County Young Democrats
  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats
  • Southeast LA Democratic Club
  • YES WE CAN Democratic Club of Long Beach
  • Burbank Democratic Club
  • Tri-Counties Democratic Club

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.

February 16th, 2018 | Campaigns, Candidate News

I’m on Team Asif

Asif Mahmood

Dear Democrat,

I am proud to endorse Dr. Mahmood because he is the best prepared to serve as California’s next Insurance Commissioner.

Dr. Mahmood has been fighting on behalf of Californians for his entire 20-year career as a doctor — he has never charged a patient if they did not have insurance.

Once elected, Dr. Mahmood will continue to be a tireless advocate and a principled leader on Californians’ behalf. He is not beholden to special interests, which is why he is refusing campaign contributions from insurance and pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Mahmood knows how to fight for California consumers, plain and simple. That is why I am supporting him in this campaign.

Your support in these last few days before convention are critical. Please join me in supporting Dr. Mahmood with your endorsement vote.

I urge everyone to support my friend and fellow activist, Dr. Asif Mahmood for Insurance Commissioner.

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Betty T. Yee
California State Controller

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February 16th, 2018 | Campaigns, Candidate News

Resistance with Results

Alex Padilla

Fellow Democrats,

Remember last year when Trump’s “voter fraud” commission tried to demand the personal information of all California voters? Trump’s motivation was clear- he wants to disenfranchise the people of color, young folks and working families who oppose his racist, reactionary agenda. In the face of this obvious sham, Secretary of State Alex Padilla called “BS”, and refused to play along with Trump’s erosion of democracy. Last month, Alex won, and the commission was shut down.

That’s who Alex Padilla is – a steadfast fighter for what’s right.

As a Legislator, Alex stood for justice in the workplace and the preservation of our environment.  He took on the health care industry with SB 1299, a bill to demand better workplace protections for California nurses. He had the vision to author SB 270, the bill that made California the first state in the nation to phase out single use plastic bags.

As Secretary of State, Alex Padilla is a key part of California’s Resistance.  Alex has led the charge to adopt and implement automatic voter registration and pre-registration for 16- and 17-year olds. And now with the Voters Choice Act, he’s giving Californians more convenient options for when, where, and how we cast our ballots, both key elements of our party’s progressive platform.

Please join me at Convention in supporting Alex Padilla for Secretary of State 2018 and keep building the Resistance with Results.

Whether it’s protecting our environment, voting rights, reproductive rights, healthcare for all, labor protections for working people, or educational opportunity, Alex Padilla has been there.

Now let’s be there for Alex. Click here to let me know that you’re joining me in endorsing Alex Padilla for Secretary of State.

Thank you,

Daraka Larimore-Hall

Vice-Chair California Democratic Party

February 16th, 2018 | Campaigns, Candidate News

My Statement on Reducing Gun Violence in Schools

As a parent of two public school students, I am heartbroken for the families who lost their loved ones yesterday in Parkland, Florida, and for everyone who has been traumatized by so many school shootings this year. And I am angry, because I have so little faith in our Republican-controlled Congress and President to do anything to address the crisis of gun violence in our country.

In their total absence, we must take the safety of our kids into our own hands.

There are steps that we can take to help schools learn how to identify students and members of their school communities who are potential threats. California is one of few states that has an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) law, which allows law enforcement to temporarily remove weapons from the possession of individuals reported to pose extreme risk. This is very relevant to the tragedy in Florida, where teachers and students believed this young man to be a threat and knew that he had weapons in his possession.

I have been making progress in my Bay Area Assembly District to bring gun violence prevention programs to schools and youth organizations. We should provide these resources to every school district. I’m working to connect school districts across the state to training programs for addressing gun violence issues – click here to put your name on our list for more information and to share how your community is working to reduce school violence.

Another initiative of mine, which aims to address mental health more broadly in our student population but will also help to reduce risks that students pose to themselves and others, is a bill I introduced this week which provides schools with resources for in-school physical, social, and emotional services for students. I believe that all students, no matter their income and background, should have access to mental health services to support their success and safety.

I refuse to accept that there are no solutions to gun violence in schools. As a parent, I feel it is my duty to push for these reforms and additional changes to increase school safety.

I invite you to join the conversation – join our list for more information on the progress of our initiatives and to share your input. We are more effective together than alone when it comes to ending gun violence.

Thank you,

Tony Thurmond

February 16th, 2018 | Campaigns, Candidate News

Consider Me Corporate Free

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

As most of you know, I have long expressed that our campaign finance system is a disaster, and Californians are sick and tired of having the best candidates money can buy. In California, unlike the federal level, corporations are able to donate directly to candidates for state office. Today, I am proud to share that I am joining the growing tide of democratic candidates around the country and declining ALL corporate donations.

I have been a longtime supporter of Common Cause and People for the American Way and experienced first hand the threat of big money on politics during my re-election campaign for State Superintendent in 1998.

Two weeks before the November election, David Packard donated $500,000 to the campaign of my opponent. At the time, it was the largest contribution ever made to a California politician. He was joined by Howard Ahmanson from Home Savings who donated $225,000 and John Walton of Walmart who kicked in $55,000. Three other wealthy corporate moguls brought the total contribution to over one million dollars.

The money was spent to attack me as a liberal, for having a “gay agenda” because she proudly touted endorsements from LGBTQ organizations, and for being a strong supporter of bilingual education.  It went to the campaign of a candidate that the Sacramento Bee characterized as “…not remotely qualified to hold this office”.

They thought they could take me out, but we fought back with a lot of small dollar donors, and I won. And that is how I will win our campaign to be your next governor. 

Will you help today with a contribution of $2.92 or more here? Every dollar makes a difference. Ask your friends and share our press release here.

You can also Make an Express Donation using your Act Blue Account:

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My dad always told me that you might as well shoot a dog as give it a bad name. California has the highest effective poverty rate in the country. People are understandably cynical. They want money out of politics. I support public funding of campaigns, but in the meantime, I am going entirely corporate free, and returning funds that do not meet this pledge, because it is the right thing to do. I am also continuing my pledge not to take money from Big Oil, Big Tobacco, or the Pharmaceutical Industry. 

Let’s win this!

Delaine

February 16th, 2018 | Campaigns, Candidate News

Because of Xavier Becerra…

As a kid growing up, I didn’t have access to many progressive role models. I was in high school the first time I met then-Congressman Xavier Becerra. I found myself in student government, working to get my school’s community more engaged with our students.

That’s when former Congressman Becerra encouraged me to get involved in local politics. Because of him, I came to have a voice on issues critical to our state’s future. He believes in the impact each activist engaged in our Party can have on shaping not just our Party’s, but our state’s – and, ultimately, our nation’s – future.

That’s why I’m supporting Attorney General Becerra in his bid to remain our Attorney General.

Whether by fighting to protect federal laws that support access to birth control or protecting DREAMers or working to keep our air and water clean, Attorney General Becerra has shown time and time again that he’s got our back.

Will you join me in supporting Attorney General Xavier Becerra?

Thank you,

Mark Gonzalez

Chair, LA County Democratic Party

February 16th, 2018 | Campaigns, Candidate News

My Pledge

Asif Mahmood

Dear Democrat,

I moved to the United States over twenty years ago with one goal in mind — to help others. It’s why I’ve spent my life fighting for Californians, whether it’s in my doctor’s office, in free clinics, or across my community.

My principles are the same now as they have always been — Californians need someone to fight to make sure that everyone is able to lead healthy and prosperous lives. We need someone who can crack down on abuses by predatory companies, and we need our leaders to stand up for our progressive values against the agenda of hate coming out of DC.

As Insurance Commissioner, I pledge that I will always put Californians first. That’s why I refuse to take a dime from pharmaceuticals or insurance companies. Because YOU are my constituents — not Big Pharma.

I know firsthand that the insurance system in this country is a nightmare for everyday people. In times of need, our insurance system should work on behalf of consumers — not nickel and dime them.

As Insurance Commissioner, I want to make sure that Californians are taken care of now and in the future.

If you think it’s time for our state’s leaders to stand up to Big Pharma, I hope you’ll join me in this race.

I want to hear from you. What keeps you up at night? What ideas do you have to fix the insurance industry in this state? How can I help you?

Email me. Tweet at me. I’m eager to hear from you!

Thanks for your hard work,

Dr. Asif Mahmood
Candidate for Insurance Commissioner

February 16th, 2018 | Action Alerts, Campaigns, Candidate News

DOLORES HUERTA BACKS RICARDO LARA IN STATEWIDE BID

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For Immediate Release

February 15, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

DOLORES HUERTA BACKS RICARDO LARA IN STATEWIDE BID

United Farm Workers Co-Founder, Labor Icon Endorses Ricardo Lara for California Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA —  Picking up more steam as he campaigns for California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara received a milestone endorsement from labor icon and co-founder of the United Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta.

One of the most widely respected leaders in the labor movement, Huerta’s endorsement carries substantial weight within the labor community, throughout the Central Valley and across the state. In making public her endorsement of Lara, Huerta released the following statement:

“I’m proud to endorse Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner. He’s been a warrior on behalf of working people, immigrants, seniors, young people and disadvantaged communities. Ricardo also led the fight in the State Senate to get overtime for farm workers. He is the only proven champion for progressive causes in the race and I know he will fight hard every day to keep Californians in control of their lives and their futures as Insurance Commissioner.”

Recently, State Senator Ricardo Lara’s campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner released a new digital video ad, titled “United Dreamers.” To view Senator Lara’s ad, “United Dreamers” click here.

Previously Senator Ricardo Lara’s released a digital ad, titled “Embolden.” Click to watch:

Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including:

Elected & Community Leaders

  • United States Senator Kamala Harris
  • U.S. Congresswoman and State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass
  • U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal
  • U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu
  • U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • U.S. Congressman Jimmy Gomez
  • U.S. Congressman Lou Correa
  • U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley
  • U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • U.S. Congresswoman Norma Torres
  • U.S. Congressman Mark Takano
  • U.S. Congresswoman (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • California Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Fabian Nunez
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Bill Monning
  • State Senator Henry Stern
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
  • State Senator Bill Dodd
  • State Senator Richard Roth
  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • State Senator Mike McGuire
  • State Senator Anthony Portantino
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
  • State Assembly Member Todd Gloria
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Shirley Weber
  • State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez
  • State Assembly Member David Chiu
  • State Assembly Member Ash Kalra
  • State Assembly Member Monique Limon
  • State Assembly Member Jim Frazier
  • State Assembly Member Kansen Chu
  • State Assembly Member Ed Chau
  • State Assembly Member Chris Holden
  • State Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula
  • State Assembly Member Jim Cooper
  • State Assembly Member Jose Medina
  • State Assembly Member Eloise Reyes
  • State Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman
  • State Assembly Member Phil Ting
  • State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
  • State Assembly Member Rudy Salas
  • State Assembly Member Autumn Burke
  • State Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto
  • California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman
  • California Democratic Party Chair John Burton (Ret.)
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Democratic Party Controller Dan Weitzman
  • California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach
  • California Young Democrats’ President Eddie Kirby
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Jessica Hayes
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee
  • Democratic Party of Sacramento County Chair Terry Schanz
  • California Democratic Party Region 4 Director Amy Champ
  • California Democratic Party Region 8 Director Humberto Gomez Jr.
  • California Democratic Party Region 10 Director David Atkins
  • California Democratic Party Region 12 Director Larry Gross
  • California Democratic Party Region 13 Director Carol Robb
  • California Democratic Party Region 14 Director Miguel Martinez
  • California Democratic Party Region 16 Director Sergio Carrillo
  • California Democratic Party Region 18 Director Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik
  • California Democratic Party Region 19 Director Norberto Gonzalez

Organizations Representing Working People

  • California Teachers Association
  • State Council of Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers
  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council #16
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 16
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 94
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 40
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 36
  • California Faculty Association
  • Association of California State Supervisors

Organizations 

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • HONOR PAC
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club
  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats
  • Fresno County Young Democrats
  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats
  • Southeast LA Democratic Club
  • YES WE CAN Democratic Club of Long Beach
  • Burbank Democratic Club
  • Tri-Counties Democratic Club

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.

February 16th, 2018 | Action Alerts, Campaigns, Candidate News

PROGRESSIVE, LABOR CHAMPION ENDORSES ED HERNANDEZ FOR LT. GOVERNOR

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 15, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

PROGRESSIVE, LABOR CHAMPION ENDORSES ED HERNANDEZ FOR LT. GOVERNOR

United States Representative Jimmy Gomez Back Senator Ed Hernandez in Statewide Contest

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Expanding his wide-ranging list of support, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez landed a crucial endorsement from United States Congress Member Jimmy Gomez in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor.

A past Political Director at AFSCME UNAC/UHCP, Gomez previously served in the California State Assembly before being elected to the United States House of Representatives. In making public his backing of Senator Hernandez, Congress Member Gomez released the following statement:

“Senator Ed Hernandez has proven himself as a champion for working families. He’s backed healthcare for all, raised California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, equal pay and supported tough environmental protections. I know he will make an extraordinary Lt. Governor and I’m proud to endorse him.”

Recently, State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez rolled out a new digital video ad, titled “Proven Progressive,” in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor. The ad highlights some of the Senator’s high-powered endorsements, including from the California Nurses Association and the California Teachers Association, along with his 100% legislative voting scorecard from organizations like the California Labor Federation* and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Advocates*.

To view Senator Hernandez’ video ad, “Proven Progressive,” click here.

Significantly, recently California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ groundbreaking drug transparency bill, SB-17, into law.  Senator Hernandez’ latest digital video ad, titled, “Life or Death,” features a moving testimonial from Kendall Renee, who is allergic to more than 95% of foods and carries at least four EpiPens with her at all times. Renee highlights Senator Hernandez’ efforts to combat skyrocketing drug costs in the ad.

View Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot.

To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here .

View Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,“.

A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, and local businessman, “Dr. Ed” (as he is known to his patients) has spent his life bringing quality eye care to predominantly low-income communities.  As a health care provider, the need to improve access to health care for all Californians is what first drove him to run for office.

Since being elected to the Assembly in 2006 and the Senate in 2010, Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a leader on the implementation of federal health care reform – helping expand access to affordable health care, control costs, and improve the network of providers so people can actually get quality care when they need it. Dr. Ed has been a champion by expanding educational opportunity to qualified students overlooked by our public schools and universities, as well as a major proponent for government reform, including fixing a broken initiative system too often hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations. Dr. Ed Hernandez is running to take this experience, leadership, and vision to the next level by serving the people of California as their Lieutenant Governor.

For more information, please visit www.edhernandez4ca.com.