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01 Feb
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HERNANDEZ INCREASES GRASSROOTS SUPPORT IN LT. GOVERNOR BID

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For Immediate Release

January 31, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

HERNANDEZ INCREASES GRASSROOTS SUPPORT IN LT. GOVERNOR BID

Santa Clarita Young Democrats Endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor of California

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA– Following news from earlier this week that the California School Employees’ Association endorsed his campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California, today State Senator Ed Hernandez locked down support from the Santa Clarita Young Democrats.

Senator Hernandez has built up the most expansive list of support in the race for Lieutenant Governor, from grassroots activists, young people, seniors, working families, public safety organizations, to local, state and federal elected leaders. After learning of this latest endorsement, he released the following statement:

“I’m deeply grateful for this endorsement from the Santa Clarita Young Democrats. Young activists represent the future of our Democratic Party and it’s a real honor to have the confidence and support of these grassroots leaders. I look forward to working with them to continue to grow our coalition of support in the months ahead as we campaign for June primary election.”

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.

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

To 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.

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01 Feb
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Consumer Federation of California (CFC) endorses Dave Jones for Attorney General!

Consumer Federation of California endorses

Dave Jones for Attorney General.

Calls Dave Jones one of nation’s most significant consumer champions.

One of California’s largest and most respected consumer advocacy organizations, the Consumer Federation of California (CFC), has endorsed Dave Jones for Attorney General.

“Dave Jones is one of the most significant consumer champions, not only in California, but the nation,” stated Richard Holober, Executive Director of the  Consumer Federation of California.  “As Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones fights against unfair premium hikes and corporate ripoffs, saving consumers and small businesses billions of dollars.  We need an Attorney General with the courage, tenacity and expertise of Dave Jones.  California consumers could not have a better friend in this critical office.  We are pleased to endorse him for Attorney General.”

Founded in 1960, the CFC has been on the forefront of efforts to put consumer protection ahead of corporate profit.  The CFC advocates for consumer protection policy and legislation at the state and federal level.

Consumer protection is a major component of the work done by the Attorney General’s office.  As Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones has challenged deceptive business practices, corporate fraud and abuse.  No one is better prepared to fight for consumers.

“I want to thank the Consumer Federation of California for their confidence and support,” stated Dave Jones.  “But I also want to thank them for being there, year in and year out, as a powerful voice for those who are too often neglected.  I am proud to stand with CFC, and honored that they stand with me.”

www.davejones2018.com

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01 Feb
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LARA SECURES GLOWING ENDORSEMENT FROM HOMETOWN DEMOCRATIC CLUB

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 1, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

LARA SECURES GLOWING ENDORSEMENT FROM HOMETOWN DEMOCRATIC CLUB

Southeast LA Democratic Club Backs State Senator Ricardo Lara in his Statewide Race

LONG BEACH, CA– Serving as a testament to the immense support he’s received, particularly from the communities he grew up in, today State Senator Ricardo Lara was endorsed by the Southeast LA Democratic Club.

In a statement released following the endorsement, Southeast LA Democratic Club President Elizabeth Alcantar reflected:

“Throughout his life, Ricardo has been dedicated to uplifting marginalized communities and pursuing equity and justice in our great state.  In the State Legislature, he has been an unyielding champion for working class communities and communities of color, working to expand healthcare to undocumented children, pushing for a universal, single payer healthcare system, passing innovative environmental laws, and authoring groundbreaking bills that transform our backwards criminal justice system and protect immigrant rights.  As someone who has worked with Ricardo and seen the transformative effects of his legislation first hand, I know that he’ll be an outstanding Insurance Commissioner who is committed to protecting California’s consumers and taking on big insurance companies.”

Today’s news follows back-to-back endorsements Senator Lara has already received this week, including the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), California School Employees’ Association, the Burbank Democratic Club and the Santa Clarita Young Democrats.

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.

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
  • 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
  • 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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01 Feb
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SEN. LARA KEEPS UP MOMENTUM, WINS PORAC ENDORSEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

January 31, 2018

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

SEN. LARA KEEPS UP MOMENTUM, WINS PORAC ENDORSEMENT

California’s Largest Statewide Law Enforcement Association Endorses Senator Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA– Bolstering his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara received a highly coveted endorsement from the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC).

In announcing their endorsement of Senator Lara’s statewide bid, Brian R Marvel, President of Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) released the following statement:

“The Peace Officers Research Association of California is proud to endorse Senator Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner. He’s been a strong supporter of local police and public safety, ensuring we have the tools and resources we need to improve neighborhood safety. We know Senator Lara will make an exceptional State Insurance Commissioner.”

Today’s news follows back-to-back endorsements Senator Lara has already received this week, including the California School Employees’ Association, the Burbank Democratic Club and the Santa Clarita Young Democrats.

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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01 Feb
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Why I Stand with Xavier

This is a critical moment for our state to unite behind bold leaders.

Our California values of fairness and equality are under attack.

From attempting to limit access to affordable healthcare to stripping protections for workers, students, and immigrants who help build our country, the livelihood of hardworking families statewide is on the line as headwinds from outside California threaten our progress.

We can’t and won’t stand for this.

That’s why as the CFO of our nation’s most populous, diverse state and of the sixth-largest economy in the world, I’m standing with Xavier Becerra for Attorney General in 2018.

Xavier is not only a friend, he is a tireless leader who fights inequality with every legal tool possible. In just the past year, he has gone to court dozens of times to give hardworking families in our state a voice — and meaningful victories.

Thanks to Xavier, Dreamers — our students and colleagues who lost DACA status — can reapply right now. 

Thanks to Xavier, women can access affordable contraceptives today without employers stepping in to limit their health options.

Thanks to Xavier, oil, gas, and coal companies can’t cheat any taxpayer in our state of royalties generated from the extraction of natural resources on our public land.

Thanks to Xavier, hundreds of millions of dollars in debt relief will go to defrauded California college students. And the list goes on.

But if forces outside of California had their way, none of this would have been possible. Xavier has gone to court at least 26 times — and he hasn’t lost a single lawsuit to defend our values of equality and economic opportunity.

Xavier, like me, was raised by hardworking immigrant parents and knows the importance of hard work. One of his principles that I admire is this: everyone who works hard should earn a chance to get ahead.

Xavier will not let anyone take our state back in time. And he will keep fighting relentlessly to protect the inclusive policies that keep our economy strong, while moving our state forward.

Will you join me to support him for Attorney General in 2018? 

With Xavier in office, we have someone who has our back and knows how to secure victories to support our future.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Betty Yee

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01 Feb
0

POLITICO: Eleni’s in the Lead

Did you hear the news? Eleni is in the lead!

Because of the support from people like you, our campaign is leading the pack of candidates in the Lt. Governor’s race and continuing to gain momentum.

In Politico this moning:

— ELENI’S IN THE LEAD: Lieutenant governor candidate Eleni Kounalakis, who announced her candidacy in April 2017, has raised over $2.4 million for her campaign for Lt. Governor and starts 2018 with $1.9 million cash on hand, “more than any other candidate in the race,” her campaign reported Wednesday.

We’ve raised $2.4 million since we started our campaign, more than any other person in this race, and more organizations and leaders are joining Senator Kamala Harris, California Federation of Teachers, EMILY’s List, Equality California, ten members of Congress and eight mayors in support of this campaign.

We rely on the support of individual grassroots donors, and this important milestone is thanks to you!

I have to ask one more time, can you help us keep up this amazing momentum by chipping in?

Thanks for all you do!

Kate Maeder

Campaign Manager

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