*** No candidate for Lt. Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***
For Immediate Release
April 3, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
CONSENSUS GROWING AMONG WORKING MEN AND WOMEN: HERNANDEZ FOR LT. GOV
AFSCME California PEOPLE is Latest Labor Organization to Back Ed Hernandez in Statewide Bid
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Underscoring his widespread support from working families in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez received the highly-coveted endorsement of AFSCME California PEOPLE.
After announcing the endorsement, AFSCME California PEOPLE Assistant Political Action Director Brian Allison released a statement commenting:
“AFSCME California PEOPLE proudly endorses Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor. He has a proven record of standing with and fighting for working families. Ed has joined our members on the front-lines of the battle for good wages and benefits, has pushed to ensure that a workers’ income and background should not be a barrier to quality healthcare access, and has stood up for the freedom of workers to negotiate a fair return on their work. We know he’ll be a force on behalf of working people as California’s 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.