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30 Jan
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Why I’m Running

In the one year since Donald Trump took office, it’s become even more clear that he is determined to undermine not only traditions of decency and dignity, but our most fundamental institutions as well.

With so much at stake, progressives will need to be the ones leading the #Resistance.

Fiona protesting

I’m ready to carry on the fight against Donald Trump’s unprecedented attacks on the rights of our fellow Americans. I’m running for State Treasurer to protect our progressive values and defeat the misogynistic, sexist, and racist Trump agenda.

From universal healthcare, to LGBTQ rights, to reproductive and preventive healthcare, to standing with our DREAMers, I’ve spent my career defending and advancing our shared progressive values.

Fiona and Kamala

Will you join U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, California Teachers Association, and SEIU California in supporting me for State Treasurer?

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In solidarity,

Fiona Ma

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30 Jan
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California School Employees Association (CSEA) endorses Dave Jones for Attorney General!

California School Employees Association (CSEA) endorses Dave Jones for Attorney General.

The 238,000 member California School Employees Association (CSEA) has endorsed Democrat Dave Jones for California Attorney General.

“Dave Jones is a fighter for working families,” stated CSEA President Ben Valdepeña.  “Dave Jones will stand up to the anti-worker agenda of the Trump Administration and help protect California’s progressive values.   Dave Jones is one of California’s most effective elected leaders; he will be an outstanding Attorney General.”

CSEA, founded in 1927, is one of California’s largest and most respected unions.  Their 238,000 member classified employees work in vital roles in school districts across the state, including cafeteria, para-educators, transportation, office and clerical, and maintenance.  They have played a leadership role building large coalitions of public employees to fight for adequate school funding, worker safety, health care and secure retirements.

CSEA is an influential member of the California Labor Federation (AFL-CIO).

“I have worked closely with CSEA on numerous issues as a member of the State Assembly and as Insurance Commissioner,” responded Dave Jones.  “They represent the very best of the labor movement in California, professional, dedicated and effective.  I am deeply honored to have their support.”

Dave Jones has served as State Insurance Commissioner since 2010.  Previously he was a member of the State Assembly, member of the Sacramento City Council, Special Assistant and Counsel to United States Attorney General Janet Reno, and a Legal Aid attorney.  He is a graduate of DePauw University, Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

As State Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones has run successfully for statewide office four times.

 

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30 Jan
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CA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSN. ENDORSES SEN. RICARDO LARA’S STATEWIDE BID

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

January 30, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

CA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSN. ENDORSES SEN. RICARDO LARA’S STATEWIDE BID

California School Employees Association Calls Senator “A Relentless and Effective Warrior for Working Families”
LONG BEACH, CA — Further consolidating support from California’s working families, today State Senator Ricardo Lara’s campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner won a major statewide endorsement from the California School Employees Association (CSEA).

Today’s endorsement comes on the heels of news that Senator Lara has amassed a wide-ranging coalition of labor support, from the California Teachers Association to the California Nurses Association, California Federation of Teachers to the State Council of Building and Construction Trades of California to a myriad of others listed in the release below.

In announcing their endorsement of Senator Lara’s bid, Ben Valdepena, President of California School Employees’ Association released the following statement:

“Ricardo Lara has been a relentless and effective warrior for working families. The California School Employees Association are proud to endorse him for California State Insurance Commissioner because we need him fighting to protect classified school employees, California’s consumers, working people, immigrants and those without a voice. We know we can count on Ricardo to keep Californians in control of their lives and their future, and we’re with him all the way.”

Last week, 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 or on the screen shot below:

Previously Senator Ricardo Lara’s released a digital ad, titled “Embolden.” Click on the screen shot below 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
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • 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
  • Burbank 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

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.

 

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30 Jan
0

WORKING FAMILIES CONT. POINTING TO ED HERNANDEZ FOR LT. GOVERNOR

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

WORKING FAMILIES CONT. POINTING TO ED HERNANDEZ FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Endorsement from Labor Powerhouse, California School Employees Association, Underscores State Senator’s Unrivaled Support Among Working People

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Serving as fresh evidence of the unparalleled support he’s received among organizations that represent working people, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ campaign for California Lieutenant Governor secured a hugely influential endorsement from the California School Employees’ Association (CSEA).

In announcing their backing of Senator Hernandez for Lt. Governor, CSEA President Ben Valdepena released the following statement:

“The California School Employees Association is pleased to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor. He’s been a fierce ally and partner with our members and the broader labor movement, fighting for a working families agenda up and down the state. We know we can count on Ed Hernandez to advance a pro-worker, pro-public education, pro-middle class agenda as California’s next Lieutenant Governor and we’re excited to support his campaign.”

In addition to today’s announcement, Senator Hernandez has earned over 500 endorsements from organizations that represent working families like the California Nurses Association, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California, the California Teachers Association, and State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, as well as public safety groups like the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), along with an expansive list of grassroots activists, elected officials and community leaders across California.

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 on the screen below or 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.

To view Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot, click on the screen shot below:

To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here or on the screen shot below.

To view Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,”  click on the screen image below:

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.

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30 Jan
0

GRASSROOTS ACTIVISTS JOIN FORCES FOR LARA’S STATEWIDE BID

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2018

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

GRASSROOTS ACTIVISTS JOIN FORCES FOR LARA’S STATEWIDE BID

LONG BEACH, CA — Illustrating his far-reaching support from progressives and grassroots activists, today, State Senator Ricardo Lara earned endorsements from the Burbank Democratic Club and the Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats in his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner.

In announcing their endorsement, Burbank Democratic Club President Joshua Goodman released the following statement:

“It has long been the official position of the Burbank Democratic Club to support any serious effort to create a single-payer healthcare system, so it was easy for us to join the California Nurses Association in supporting State Senator Ricardo Lara in his bid for California Insurance Commissioner. We know Senator Lara will not stop fighting to create a healthcare system that works for all Californians, to crack down on fraudulent auto insurance companies, and to expand the reach of this important statewide office.”

Last week, 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 or on the screen shot below:

Previously Senator Ricardo Lara’s released a digital ad, titled “Embolden.” Click on the screen shot below 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
  • 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
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • 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
  • Burbank 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

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.
Paid for by Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner 2018

 

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