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For Immediate Release

February 21, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


State Senator Ed Hernandez Lands Endorsement of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA –Continuing to draw widespread support from powerful organizations that represent working people, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez scored an endorsement from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor.

In announcing their endorsement, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) 1428 President and States Council Board Member Mark Ramos released the following statement:

“The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council is proud to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor. He’s been a steadfast warrior for working families, backing California’s tough workers’ rights laws, healthcare for all efforts, protections for collective bargaining, a $15 statewide minimum wage, lower prescription drug prices, more investments in job-training as well as retirement benefits for working people. We know Ed will be a champion for working families as our next Lieutenant Governor and that’s why he has our full and enthusiastic support.”

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.

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