NEW LABOR SUPPORT BOLSTERS LARA'S INSURANCE COMMISSIONER BID

California State Council of Pipe Trades Endorses Senator Ricardo Lara's Statewide Campaign

 

LONG BEACH, CA -- Further broadening his coalition of support across the Golden State as he seeks the office of California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara collected a highly coveted endorsement from the California State Council of Pipe Trades.

As part of the United Association (UA) which represents the plumbing and pipe fitting industry with over 300,000 members across the United States and Canada, the California State Pipe Trades Council represents thousands of plumbers and pipe fitters in local unions across the state.

In announcing their endorsement of Senator Lara's California State Insurance Commissioner bid, the California State Council of Pipe Trades, released the following statement:

"As a state lawmaker, Senator Ricardo Lara hasn't just been a good vote for working people. He's been a champion, a leader and a movement builder for labor, economic and social justice, for the creation of family sustaining good paying jobs, and investments in infrastructure that helps our economy grow. He's stood shoulder-to-shoulder with our members and we know he'll continue to do so as California's next Insurance Commissioner. We are thrilled to endorse his campaign."


Today's announcement follows the release 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 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

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