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For Immediate Release, March 7, 2016
DIVERSE COALITION ALIGNS BEHIND HENRY STERN
With recent endorsements from groups representing labor, the environment, young voters, and civil rights, Henry Stern is putting together a strong and diverse coalition in the race to succeed Senator Pavley in Senate District 27
Los Angeles – Henry Stern (Canoga Park), an educator and senior policy advisor to Senator Fran Pavley, who terms out this year, kicked off his campaign to succeed Pavley with her support. Stern’s campaign continues to gain momentum as the June primary nears. Stern has grown his coalition, recently winning endorsements from a variety of influential organizations, including the Los Angeles County Young Democrats, Equality California, the California League of Conservation Voters, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the Tri-Counties Central Labor Council, the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, and the Ventura County Professional Firefighters’ Association.
“Henry has earned the endorsement from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO because he supports and will fight for issues that matter to Los Angeles today, such as affordable housing, good jobs, access to reliable transportation, and a fair wage,” said Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the L.A. County Federation of Labor.
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and Tri-Counties Central Labor Council represent over 600,000 and 70,000 working men and women, respectively.
“Stern’s commitment to safer neighborhoods, schools that offer quality education and a supportive environment to all students and a greener, sustainable California will benefit the LGBT community together with all Californians,” said Equality California President Rick Zbur. “Equality California is endorsing Henry because we believe that his experience in Sacramento, his policy expertise and his commitment to social justice for the LGBT community, together with all the communities of which LGBT people are a part, will make him a strong ally in the California Senate.”
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of a growing and passionate coalition of distinguished supporters,” said Stern. “We are building an amazing coalition including union members, environmental leaders, public safety officers, LGBT civil rights advocates, and young activists, that are all committed to a strong progressive vision for California.”
The California League of Conservation Voters has also endorsed Stern. “With his extensive background in environmental policy and his willingness to take on the tough fights, Henry Stern stands ready to lead the next generation of California’s environmental leaders,” said Sarah Rose, CEO of the CLCV. “He is an environmental champion who will prioritize California’s transition away from polluting fossil fuels and towards clean, renewable energy that not only creates green jobs, but will make it possible for all our communities to enjoy a better quality of life in the Golden State.”
Announcing their endorsement, the Los Angeles County Young Democrats 3rd District Regional Board Representative, Nick Melvoin, said that “Supporting Henry was not a tough call for our members. His passion for defending the environment, fighting for education, and progressive activism makes him a candidate who can actually inspire young Democrats to get involved in the political process. Henry’s experience and commitment prove that he’s the only candidate who can carry on Senator Pavley’s legacy.”
For a full list of Stern’s endorsements, please visit http://www.henrysternforsenate.com/henrys-supporters/.