For Immediate Release
NEW ENDORSEMENT JOLTS MORE MOMENTUM INTO HERNANDEZ’S BID FOR LG
Long Beach Democratic Club Backs State Senator Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Signifying his growing, broad-base of support in the race to become California’s next Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez won an endorsement from the Long Beach Democratic Club.
In making public their endorsement of Senator Hernandez’s statewide bid, Long Beach Democratic Club President Eboney Pearson released the following statement:
“The Long Beach Democratic Club is proud to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor. He’s played a key role in helping to shape and advance progressive policies in our state, from lowering the cost of prescription drugs to expanding healthcare access to protecting immigrant communities and our environment, and more. We need his leadership as our next Lieutenant Governor.”
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.
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.
By now I’m sure you know the White House and Congress are cowering in fear of the gun lobby and refusing to do anything meaningful to address the gun violence epidemic in America.
Instead, they are going to try and pass legislation to arm teachers, which is an incredibly bad idea. The answer to gun violence in schools is not more guns in schools — it’s strengthening background checks, banning assault weapons, and raising the minimum age to purchase rifles.
Like you, I am frustrated by the inaction on gun violence — and angry that many elected officials are more scared of the gun lobby than their constituents or even the incredible kids from Stoneman Douglas High School.
How many communities are going to be senselessly torn apart before our supposed leaders take this epidemic seriously? How many more lives have to be destroyed before we do something?
I believe it’s past time we send a powerful message to Washington that we’re tired of the political games and inaction on an issue that’s literally terrorizing and destroying our communities. Make your voice heard:
So many incredible young voices have stepped forward in the last few weeks demanding action on gun violence, yet the gun lobby’s influence in Washington is making it impossible to address this deadly issue.
There is a powerful movement happening right now, and if Congress doesn’t address this issue, I believe they’ll see the consequences of their inaction when voters head to the polls in November.
Thanks for making your voice heard today,
U.S. Senator, California
“In our mission as advocates for equity to the African American, and other underserved communities; we are committed to expand our efforts for unity and open ended inclusion of all persons of good will that care willing to partner with us.”
BAPAC-Fresno Chapter 2nd Annual Mid-Year Conference April 13th & 14th
Theme: Educate, Advocate, Participate “STEP INTO YOUR POWER” ☑ VOTE
We would cordially like to invite you to BAPAC Fresno Chapters’ 2nd Annual Mid-Year Conference scheduled for Friday, April 13the and Saturday, April 14th. Friday’s event will be a meet and greet. Saturday will be scheduled workshops and an evening of fun at the Gala.
Please see our attachments on the on the events time, dates and places. Also, we are attaching our sponsorship flyer for anyone who wishes to help sponsor the event and/or would like to purchase an Ad or submit a Business card.
Please RSVP to: the names listed at the bottom of the flyer. If anyone is purchasing to be a sponsor and/or an Ad / Business card for the booklet, please reply back to me with your write-up and photo along with payment. This is due by March 25th as we have to have time to get the book to printing.
The Mid-Year Conference Workshops will help to set and align African Americans in positions where they will advocate and participate in the decision making to policy changes at the Local, Federal and State level.
African Americans opportunities to help in policy change at the Local, Federal and State level has depleted in numbers. BAPAC is committed to ensure that African Americans and all other cultural ethnicities work together to ensure that policy making and/or changes represents us all.
Debbie Darden Interim BAPAC Chair – Fresno Chapter email@example.com / 559-287-1308