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For Immediate Release

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


Communications Workers of America District 9 Joins Working People of SEIU, CTA, CNA, CSEA, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California and Scores More in Backing Senator Hernandez

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — On the heels of winning an endorsement from the Tri-Counties Democratic Club, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez earned the coveted support of the Communications Workers of America District 9  in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor.

In making public their endorsement of Senator Hernandez’s bid, Thomas Runnion, Vice President CWA District 9, released the following statement:

“Senator Ed Hernandez has been a fierce fighter for working families and the men and women who make up the Communications Workers of America District 9. We are proud to endorse him for California Lt. Governor because we know he will work to advance a pro-worker, pro-economic justice, pro-middle class agenda across all of California. Ed Hernandez is our choice for Lt. Governor.”

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.

To view Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot, click here.

To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here.

To view Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,”  click here.

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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