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11 Jul
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LARA CAMPAIGN BOOSTED BY ENDORSEMENT FROM ESTEEMED CONGRESSWOMAN


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


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 10, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

 

LARA CAMPAIGN BOOSTED BY ENDORSEMENT FROM ESTEEMED CONGRESSWOMAN
Congress Member Karen Bass is the latest leader to back Ricardo Lara for California Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA–  Keeping up his unrelenting pace of securing key endorsements in his bid for California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara was endorsed by U.S. Congress Member Karen Bass.

In announcing her support for Senator Lara’s bid, Congress Member Bass, who previously served as California State Assembly Speaker, remarked:

“As someone who has known Ricardo for years, I’ve seen his dedication to improving people’s lives firsthand.  Throughout his career, Ricardo has taken the lead on many challenging issues confronting Californians, including addressing universal healthcare, defending immigrant communities, and enacting seminal environmental protections. As Insurance Commissioner, I know the he’ll take on predatory insurance companies and stand with consumers, working people, and other vulnerable communities. He’ll be an outstanding Insurance Commissioner for California and I’m proud to endorse him.”

Today’s announcement follows the release of the Senator’s new digital video ad, titled, “Embolden,” which takes aim at Donald Trump’s backwards agenda and the President’s comments saying that “California is out of control,” by illustrating the sharp contrast between the Oval Office’s agenda and that of Lara’s.

To view the ad, 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
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • California Board of Equalization Chair 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 Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Tony Mendoza
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez
  • 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 Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • 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

  • State Council of Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • 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
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47

Organizations 

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • HONOR PAC

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.
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11 Jul
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Justice for Casey – July 22 – 9 P.M.

Good morning Fresno County Democrats,

At the last central committee meeting I made an announcement regarding the memorial for Casey Haggard, who was a transgender woman brutally murdered in Fresno and left to die on the street. July 23 marks the two year anniversary of Casey’s murder; her case remains unsolved despite FBI investigation of the murder as a hate crime and video evidence of the murder.

It is deeply concerning for the LGBTQ community of Fresno that a murderer capable of stabbing someone in the throat unprovoked remains on the loose. Transgender people are murdered at far higher rates than cisgender (not-transgender) people.

To commemorate the loss of Casey and renew calls for justice, I invite all Fresno Democrats to attend this action on July 22nd at 9pm. Flyer is attached.

As some of you may know, I am now an Executive Member At-Large of the LGBT Caucus of the California Democratic Party. One of the primary reasons I ran for the caucus is because I feel that the local Democratic community is largely absent from LGBTQ causes. Democrats love to show up to Pride and wear rainbow colors but when queer people like Imer Alvarado are gunned down on the streets of Fresno, Democratic leaders are nowhere to be found.

Please support the transgender community in a tangible, meaningful way.

Thank you for your time,

Emily Cameron

Executive Member-At-Large, LGBT Caucus of the California Democratic Party


Emily N. Cameron
Community Organizer
Freelance Journalist
559.801.7008

 

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