02 Apr


*** No candidate for Lt. Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***


For Immediate Release

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


Long Beach Police Officers Association Latest Group to Back Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor of California

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Expanding his lengthy list of support from public safety organizations as he seeks the office of California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez was endorsed by the Long Beach Police Officers Association. Hernandez has earned over 30 public safety endorsements over the course of his campaign.

In a statement released following the announced endorsement, Long Beach Police Officers Association President Jim Foster declared:

“The men and women of the Long Beach Police Officers’ Association are honored to support Senator Ed Hernandez as our next Lieutenant Governor.  He has a long public service record of solving complex problems with common sense solutions, and he has been a consistent advocate for public safety personnel.  We are confident that Ed Hernandez is the right choice to build a safer California for all people.”

In February, Senator Hernandez was the top vote getter among delegates at the California Democratic Party convention. With 1,157 votes cast in his favor at the California Democratic Party convention, Senator Hernandez received more delegate votes than any candidate running for Governor of California, where the top vote getter earned 1,087 votes, as well as more votes than California’s incumbent U.S. Senator, who received 1,023. Senator Hernandez triumphed at convention despite not surpassing the high 60% vote threshold required to win the endorsement.

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 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.

View Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot.

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

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.

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02 Apr

The stakes are high

*** No candidate for Attorney General has been endorsed by the CDP ***

Everyone in California counts and everyone in our nation counts. This isn’t just something I firmly believe, it’s a requirement under our Constitution — and it’s a big reason I sued Donald Trump on behalf of our families on Monday night.

I want to take a minute to be sure you have a sense of the stakes for our state.

In announcing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, Trump broke the law and recklessly put critical services we rely on statewide at risk, along with our representation in government.

Every person who uses public transportation counts. Everyone who wants our government to be there when natural disaster strikes count. Every parent worrying about their child’s class size counts. Every person who wants a voice in our government counts.

But all this will be on the line if the Trump Administration has its way with the Census. The citizenship question will unnecessarily stoke fear, given the way this Administration has attacked our immigrant communities.

In California, we didn’t get to be the top economy in the nation by excluding people. We got here by including everyone.

For the sake of giving voice to our California families and standing up for the rule of law, we’re saying to Donald Trump, “see you in court!”

Will you stand with me in this fight?

I invite you to read my op-ed with Secretary of State Alex Padilla to learn more about our battle ahead.

Thank You,


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