LARA BROADENS SUPPORT AMONG WORKING FAMILIES IN RACE FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

American Federation of Musicians Local 47 Endorses State Senator Ricardo Lara for California Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA- In another demonstration of his expansive support among working families, today California State Senator Ricardo Lara was endorsed by the American Federation of Musicians Local 47 in his bid to be California’s next Insurance Commissioner.
 
In a statement released following the endorsement, American Federation of Musicians Local 47 President John Acosta declared:
 
"Standing up for working people and the labor movement is in Ricardo Lara’s DNA. He’s spent his life fighting for the voiceless, working to create more good paying jobs, enact protections for workers, and a protect strong, thriving middle class. Throughout his career, Ricardo has been there for our members, from pushing for tax credits to keep the entertainment industry here in California by combatting runaway production to expanding access to healthcare, pushing for social and economic justice policies and addressing income inequality. We know he’ll be a remarkable Insurance Commissioner and we’re proud to support him.”


Today's announcement follows the release of the Senator's new digital video ad, titled, "Embolden," which takes aim at Donald Trump's backwards agenda and the President's comments saying that "California is out of control," by illustrating the sharp contrast between the Oval Office's agenda and that of Lara's. 

To view the ad, click on the screen shot below:

Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including:


Elected Leaders

  • United States Senator Kamala Harris
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon 
  • California Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell 
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Tony Mendoza
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Young Democrats' President Eddie Kirby

Organizations Representing Working People

  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47

Organizations 

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • HONOR PAC

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.
 

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Paid for by Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner 2018