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For Immediate Release
December 7, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
INFLUENTIAL LATINO ORG ENDORSES HERNANDEZ IN LT. GOV BID
The Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee is Latest Prominent Organization to Back Senator Ed Hernandez in Statewide Race
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — One day after announcing his campaign for California Lt. Governor had exceeded well over 60 labor union endorsements, today State Senator Hernandez secured an endorsement from one of the most influential Latino organizations in California, the Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee (MABA PAC).
In announcing their endorsement, Mexican America Bar Association Political Action Committee President Felipe Plascencia released the following statement:
“Senator Ed Hernandez understands that in order to move California forward we must continue to celebrate our great diversity—not demonize immigrants or separate families. He has been a fearless advocate in the State Legislature for Latino families and all Californians by enhancing economic opportunity, promoting educational equity, and expanding healthcare for the people of California, including the undocumented. Senator Ed Hernandez is deeply committed to the Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee’s mission to empower and educate the Latino community and we strongly endorse his campaign for Lieutenant Governor.”
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:
Unshaken by big moneyed special interests, Hernandez not only has taken on Big Pharma but also fought Big Tobacco, as the architect of California’s landmark law to raise the state’s smoking age to 21.
In addition to today’s news, as of the June 30, 2017 fundraising deadline, Senator Hernandez had raised over $2 million for the statewide effort and has locked in far-reaching support across California.
To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here or on the screen shot below.
Several months back, Senator Hernandez released his first digital video, titled “A California Story,” which can be viewed by clicking on the screen image below:
Beyond today’s announcement, Senator Dr. Hernandez’ campaign has released an expansive list of over 500 endorsements from grassroots activists, community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials, public safety groups and over 60 labor unions.
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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