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PROGRESSIVES, ACTIVISTS RALLY AROUND LARA FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

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For Immediate Release

February 2, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

PROGRESSIVES, ACTIVISTS RALLY AROUND LARA FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

YES WE CAN Democratic Club of Long Beach Joins Wide-Ranging Alliance of Grassroots Org.’s, Progressive Activists, Working Families in Endorsing Senator Ricardo Lara’s Statewide Bid

LONG BEACH, CA — Capping off a wildly successful week on the campaign trail as he seeks the office of California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara landed a potent grassroots endorsement from the YES WE CAN Democratic Club of Long Beach.

In announcing their endorsement, Christopher Robson, President, YES WE CAN Democratic Club Long Beach, released the following statement:

“Following a very informative legislative and policy briefing, a review of SB 562 Healthcare for All status, which he authored and  several areas he would address as Insurance Commissioner, by Senator Lara, the YES WE CAN Democratic Club of Long Beach  unanimously endorsed him for Insurance Commissioner.  The seven Democratic State Central Committee Members/Delegates and one  Proxy, all from BLUE REVOLUTION AD 70, present at the meeting, also committed to vote for Senator Lara at the February  23-25 Annual Convention in San Diego.”

Earlier this week Senator Lara rolled out endorsements from the Southeast LA Democratic Club, 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 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
  • Southeast LA Democratic Club
  • YES WE CAN Democratic Club of Long Beach

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.

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03 Feb
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The countdown starts now!

Alex Padilla

I am excited to share that California Motor Voter — the state’s automatic voter registration program — is set to launch in 2 months! Let me tell you why this is so important.

As you’ve heard, dozens of states across the country are changing their laws to make it harder for eligible Americans to register to vote or to cast their ballot. I’ve been resisting these voter suppression efforts, but I’ve also been hard at work in California to improve ballot access.

In 2015, my first legislative initiative as Secretary of State was to call for the adoption of automatic voter registration. The legislature passed and Governor Brown signed AB 1461 authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher.

When launched in April, eligible Californians will be registered to vote when they apply for or renew their driver’s license or state ID. Experts predict we will add millions of new voters to the rolls in the next few years. Along with the Voters Choice Act, Pre-Registration of 16- and 17-year-olds, and Same Day Voter Registration, we are making it easier for Californians to participate in our democracy.

With your support, I’ve worked to make California the national leader in protecting the right to vote and in eliminating unnecessary barriers to the ballot.

I’m asking for your support once again. I’d be honored to serve as Secretary of State for four more years and to continue to defend and strengthen our right to vote.

Sincerely,

Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State

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