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05 Dec
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HERNANDEZ’ CAMPAIGN BOLSTERED BY MORE SUPPORT FROM WORKING PEOPLE IN LT. GOV RACE


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 29, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

HERNANDEZ’ CAMPAIGN BOLSTERED BY MORE SUPPORT FROM WORKING PEOPLE IN LT. GOV RACE
Orange County Employees Association Joins Sweeping Coalition of Over 50 Labor Unions Backing Senator Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Propelling his campaign forward as he seeks the office of California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez received the support of the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA), an organization that represents over 18,000 members as the largest public sector union in Orange County.

In announcing their endorsement of Senator Hernandez’ Lieutenant Governor bid, Jennifer Beuthin, General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association, released the following statement:

“The Orange County Employees Association is pleased to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor. Throughout his tenure in the State Legislature, he’s been a strong voice in the fight to improve working conditions, ensure workers receive a fair and livable wage, and expand affordable healthcare coverage for all healthcare coverage for all. He’s the only candidate in the race with a track-record of standing with working people and effecting real change in California. We know Ed will be an advocate for our members as our next Lt. Governor, and we are proud to give him our support.”

OCEA’s endorsement comes on the heels of Senator Hernandez’ recent endorsements from labor icon Dolores Huerta, California Teachers Association, California Nurses Association, Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU) California State Council and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Locals 13, 63 and 94. In addition to those above, the Senator has earned endorsements from over 50 labor unions.

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 50 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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05 Dec
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LARA FURTHER CONSOLIDATES SUPPORT FROM LGBTQ COMMUNITY IN IC BID


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 29, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
LARA FURTHER CONSOLIDATES SUPPORT FROM LGBTQ COMMUNITY IN IC BID

Stonewall Democratic Club Gives Early Endorsement to Ricardo Lara’s Statewide Campaign

LONG BEACH, CA- Further expanding his far-reaching coalition of support in his bid for California Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara won a major endorsement from the Stonewall Democratic Club.

The Stonewall Democratic Club, founded in 1975, is an organization for progressive Democrats in Los Angeles who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight allies of the LGBTQ community, who are committed to achieving equality for all and to advancing progressive and feminist values through the Democratic Party. It is the oldest Stonewall Democratic Club in the country, and among the largest Democratic Clubs in California.

In a released statement following the endorsement, Stonewall Democratic Club President Lester Aponte reflected:

“The Stonewall Democratic Club is proud to make an early endorsement of Ricardo Lara’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner, not just because of his historic candidacy as potentially the first openly gay California statewide official, but also because of his longstanding track record in both pursuing progressive policies in the legislature and promoting LGBTQ candidates throughout the state.”
To view Senator Ricardo Lara’s digital video ad, “Embolden,” click on the screen shot below:

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 (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 Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Young Democrats’ President Eddie Kirby
  • San Diego Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee

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
  • 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 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

Organizations 

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • HONOR PAC
  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.
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