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Sanders Campaign Press Release - Ahead of Trip to the Golden State, Bernie 2020 Rolls Out Slate of New California Endorsements

November 15, 2019

CALIFORNIA -- Ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders' trip to California, 36 elected officials announced their support for his candidacy for President of the United States. The endorsements are in addition to nearly 50 California endorsements that were announced last month, and two major labor endorsements this week from National Nurses United and United Teachers Los Angeles . Sen. Sanders will arrive in California this morning for a three-day swing through Oakland, Fresno, Long Beach, and East Los Angeles.

"We are proud to have the endorsement of some of California's most progressive and dedicated elected officials and party leaders," said Rafael Návar, Bernie 2020 California State Director. "We have the grassroots support we need to win this election, and with these leaders on our side, Bernie Sanders will become the next President of the United States."

The new endorsements include two from members of the California State Assembly, and the District Attorney-elect of San Francisco.

"In a country with our resources, it is unconscionable that children are dying because they don't have adequate health insurance, living on our streets because their parents can't earn enough to make ends meet on a minimum wage, or going hungry because we don't have a universal school lunch program," said California State Assemblymember Kansen Chu. "Bernie Sanders is the only candidate in this race who has spent his career fighting for universal child care and early education for all Americans; I trust him to rebuild the social safety net in this country and deliver the programs that children need to grow up healthy, safe, smart, and strong."

"Bernie Sanders fights with and for working people--and he always has," said California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra. "When we elect him as President of the United States, he will strengthen the middle class, restore workers rights, and guarantee a federal minimum wage that will actually pay the bills. With his leadership, we can finally put an end to exploitative work practices and corporate greed that have decimated hard working American families, and reverse the 40-year decline of the middle class."

The full slate of endorsements includes:

  • Jonathan Abboud, Trustee, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara
  • Victor Aguilar, Jr., Council Member, San Leandro
  • Shakeel Ali, Vice President, Jefferson Elementary School District Board of Trustees, Daly City
  • Violeta Alvarez, Former Mayor, Bell
  • Chris Barajas, Council Member, Jurupa Valley
  • "Coach Dave" Barlavi, Trustee (Area 1), Saugus Union School District, Santa Clarita
  • Chesa Boudin, District Attorney-Elect, San Francisco
  • Sandy Brown, Council Member, Santa Cruz    
  • Caleb Castaneda, Trustee-elect, Victor Valley Union High School District, Victorville
  • Ruscal Cayangyang, Former President, Vallejo City Unified School District, Vallejo
  • Kansen Chu, Assemblymember (District 25), San Jose
  • Dr. Justin Cummings, Vice Mayor, Santa Cruz
  • Rod Daus-Magbual, Council Member, Daly City
  • Drew Glover, Council Member, Santa Cruz
  • Karalee Hargrove, School Board Member, Morongo Unified School District, Twentynine Palms
  • Bill Hedrick, Trustee, Riverside Community College District, Riverside
  • Ellie Householder, Trustee, Antioch Unified School District, Antioch
  • Jewel Hurtado, Council Member, Kingsburg
  • Al Jabbar, Trustee, Anaheim Union High School District, Anaheim
  • Dianne Jones, Trustee, Fremont Unified School District, Fremont
  • Ash Kalra, Assemblymember (District 27), Hayes
  • Chris Krohn, Council Member, Santa Cruz
  • Jose Lara, President, El Rancho Unified School Board, Pico Rivera
  • John Longville, President, San Bernardino Community College District, San Bernardino
  • Eduardo Martinez, Council Member, Richmond
  • Dr. Jose F. Moreno, Council Member, Anaheim
  • Oscar Ortiz, Council Member, Indio
  • Jeannine Pearce, Council Member (District 2), Long Beach
  • Darrell Peeden, Trustee, Moreno Valley Board of Education, Moreno Valley
  • Victor Preciado, Vice Mayor, Pomona
  • Caitlin Quinn, Trustee, Petaluma City Schools Board of Education, Petaluma
  • Kathy Rallings, President, Carlsbad Unified School District Board of Trustees, Carlsbad
  • Andres Ramos, Vice President, Compton Community College District, Compton
  • Matthew Serafin, Trustee, Val Verde Unified School District, Perris
  • Gracie Torres, Director, Western Municipal Water District, Riverside
  • Melvin Willis, Council Member, Richmond

Bernie Sanders, Sanders Campaign Press Release - Ahead of Trip to the Golden State, Bernie 2020 Rolls Out Slate of New California Endorsements Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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