07 Mar



For Immediate Release

March 7, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs Join PORAC in Backing Senator’s Statewide Bid

LONG BEACH, CA– Keeping up his back-to-back endorsement winning streak, today State Senator Ricardo Lara lined up crucial backing from the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) in his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner. ALADS joins the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and the California Democratic Party in supporting Senator Lara’s bid.

In a letter sent to Senator Lara’s campaign, Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) President Ronald Hernandez wrote:

“Dear Mr. Lara: The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, the largest association of deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators in the United States, currently representing more than 7,900 sworn law enforcement officers, is pleased to endorse you for State Insurance Commissioner.”

Just days ago Senator Lara released a new gripping digital video highlighting his vision of a California with healthcare for everyone.

To view the video ad, titled “Every Single Californian,” click here.

Recently, 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 the following partial list:

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 Secretary of State Alex Padilla
  • California State Attorney General Bill Lockyer (Ret.)
  • 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
  • Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto
  • San Jose Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco
  • San Jose City Council Member Sylvia Arenas
  • San Jose City Council Member Sergio Jimenez
  • Newhall School Board Member Christy Smith
  • 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 Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall
  • 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
  • Labor Leader and United Farm Workers Co-Founder, Dolores Huerta

Organizations Representing Working People

  • California Teachers Association
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council
  • 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
  • United Farm Workers of America
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP)
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals
  • California Association of Professional Scientists’ (CAPS)
  • California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council #16
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 9
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)
  • 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
  • L.A. Community College Faculty Guild, American Federation of Teachers Local 1521
  • Association of California State Supervisors


  • California Democratic Party
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club
  • Democrats for Israel – Los Angeles (DFI-LA)
  • San Francisco Young Democrats
  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats
  • Fresno County Young Democrats
  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats
  • Long Beach Young Democrats
  • Southeast LA Democratic Club
  • Humbert Humphrey Democratic Club
  • YES WE CAN Democratic Club of Long Beach
  • Burbank Democratic Club
  • Tri-Counties Democratic Club
  • Miracle Mile Democratic Club

For more information please visit www.RicardoLa

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07 Mar

I’m taking on Jeff Sessions

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

We’ve just gotten word of some breaking news:

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is planning to sue California because we refuse to help the Trump administration’s racist attempts to tear apart honest, hardworking families.

Here’s my three word response: bring it on!

Here in California, we embrace our historic diversity, and we will do everything within our legal power to protect it.

So I’m asking you: please chip in to help me take this fight to the US Senate.

I wrote Senate Bill 54 — the California Values Act — to stop federal immigration officials from commandeering local authorities to carry out racist and inhumane deportations under President Trump.

I’m disgusted that Attorney General Sessions is dead-set on undoing our progress and tearing families apart instead of extending DACA.

So I’m calling him out. And based on the U.S. Justice Department’s track record in the courts, I like our odds of beating back this latest attack on our great state and its people.

I’m standing with millions of Californians who are fed up and unafraid to call out racism, white supremacy, and the fear mongering coming out of the White House.

Our great state and country have survived worse than Jeff Sessions, and together, we’ll fight back against his frivolous lawsuit and take America towards a brighter, more progressive future.

Please chip in whatever you can afford to keep this fight going.

In solidarity,




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07 Mar

First Candidate Qualified for Attorney General!

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

I am excited to announce that today I became the first candidate for Attorney General officially qualified for the June ballot!

Filing first isn’t just about being serious about my intentions to run; it’s also about leading not following. And that’s the kind of Attorney General I will be, one who does not wait to act – unlike my opponent the appointed Attorney General who has still not fully investigated Exxon Mobil for lying to the public and shareholders and denying climate change and has delayed implementing SB 482 to help prevent drug overdoses.

My campaign has picked up a lot of momentum coming out of the Democratic Party Convention last week where I won with 56% of the vote versus my opponents 42% – a 14 point lead! Since then, I have been honored with more major endorsements such as that of UNITE HERE! representing 300,000 hard working men and women nationwide! Click here to see a full list of my endorsements.

I have been elected twice to statewide office, which has given me the experience to be both a successful candidate and, more importantly, a successful elected official who serves Californians, not special interests. Unlike my opponent I refuse to take contributions from the insurance industry, oil companies, private bail industry, tobacco industry, charter school industry or WalMart.

I hope you will join our campaign as we run to be the first across the finish line!


Dave Jones

Insurance Commissioner and Candidate for Attorney General

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07 Mar

I am running for CA State Assembly Aileen Rizo

I am running for CA State Assembly Aileen Rizo and putting action behind the change I want to see. Looking for 500 people to give at least $13. That’s how much it costs to submit a candidate statement for the voter’s guide. Please consider helping. Thank you!

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07 Mar

Back on the Road

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

Our campaign is back on the road after an amazing convention in San Diego! We are fired up and working hard to reach voters in local communities around the state, and we are going back to as many counties as we can before the June Primary.

On the Road

Last weekend, it was a privilege to speak at IGNITE’s California Young Women’s Political Leadership Summit in San Francisco with over 150 young women, who are getting involved in politics and campaigns. I strongly believe that California’s future is rooted in engaging young people in activism, and I’m excited that many of them will get involved in our campaign.

Yesterday I had the distinct honor to speak with leaders of Planned Parenthood in Sacramento. When I am elected Lt. Governor, I will fight hard for reproductive freedom and to ensure women around the state have access to affordable healthcare.

Tomorrow I’ll be speaking at the Rio Vista Democratic Club and then the Marin Women’s Political Action Committee on Friday.

New Endorsements!

I am so proud to announce the National Women’s Political Caucus of California (NWPC) and California National Organization for Women (CA NOW) have endorsed our campaign for a better, stronger California! They join Senator Kamala Harris, NARAL Pro-Choice California, EMILY’s List, California Federation of Teachers, Equality California and so many others who agree that I am the best choice in this race.

Join Our Campaign

There are 91 days until the June Primary, and we are still continuing to pick up steam! Please sign up and become a part of this campaign. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Sign up to volunteer.

I hope to see you on the road again soon.


Eleni Kounalakis

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