By Kaya Masler on August 13, 2014
Democratic Party Momentum Builds for Sandra Fluke
DEMOCRATIC LEADERS AND GROUPS COALESCE BEHIND SANDRA FLUKE FOR STATE SENATE
Los Angeles – (August 13, 2014) – Today the Sandra Fluke for State Senate campaign announced building momentum amongst key Democratic Party leaders and organizations. With almost 50 percent of the voters in the district registered as Democrats, support from Democratic leaders is critical.
Alex Gallardo-Rooker, California Democratic Party Vice Chair said: “Sandra is the true progressive in this race and I am proud to endorse her. She has the experience to be an effective and pragmatic leader, the principles to deliver the real change we need for our communities and the character we all seek in our elected officials. I’m proud to stand with Sandra.”
Daraka Larimore-Hall, California Democratic Party Secretary said: "I'm proud to endorse Sandra Fluke for Senate because California needs a new generation of leaders. Sandra’s years of advocacy on important issues like domestic workers' rights, human trafficking and violence against women highlight the connection between feminism and economic justice. That's the kind of organizing experience and bold vision we so desperately need in Sacramento."
Additionally, Sandra has received tremendous support from grassroots Democratic leaders and clubs from across the district and state:
The only two South Bay Democratic Clubs to endorse in this race, Torrance Democratic Club and Beach Cities Democratic Club; Progressive Democratic Club; Bruin Democrats; California State University, Northridge Democrats; Gardena Valley Democratic Club; and University of Southern California Democrats
California Democratic Party Leaders
Thomas Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Chair, CDP Irish American Caucus; Darren Parker, Chair, CDP African American Caucus; Christine Pelosi, Chair, CDP Women’s Caucus; Lawson Stuart, Chair, CDP Veterans’ Caucus; Kristen Kavanaugh, Chair, California Democratic Party Veterans’ Caucus, Committee on Women Veterans*; Norman Chramoff, Co-Chair, CDP Platforms Committee; Lorraine Geittmann, CDP Credentials Committee*; and Sue Gunther, CDP Environmental Caucus Secretary.
Grassroots Democratic Party Leaders
Dante Atkins, Progressive Caucus Chair, California Young Democrats; David Atkins, Chair, Ventura County Democratic Party; Teresa Bird, Secretary, Beach Cities Democratic Club; Kathryn Campbell, President, Beach Cities Democratic Club & 66th AD Democratic Woman of the Year; Becca Doten, Democratic National Committee Member; Courtney Driver, National Committeewoman and Black Caucus Chair, California Young Democrats; Jimmy Gow, Torrance Democratic Club; David Graham-Caso, Former President, Los Angeles County Young Democrats; Tony Hale, CDP AD66 Executive Board Member, Former President, Beach Cities Democratic Club; Ty Halen, Communications Director, California Young Democrats LGBTQ Caucus; Kaitlin Lawson, CSUN Young Democrats; Edna Murphy, Treasurer, Beach Cities Democratic Club; Dency Nelson, Vice President, Beach Cities Democratic Club; Teresa Savo, Parliamentarian, Palos Verdes Democrats*; Bill Roberts, CDP AD62 Delegate, 2014 Democratic Man of the Year; Rochelle Schneider, CDP AD66 Delegate; Connie Sullivan, Past President of Palos Verdes Democrats*; Carolyn Waters, CDP AD62 Delegate; Ray Waters, CDP AD62 Delegate; and Kelley Willis, Secretary, West LA Democratic Club*.
*For ID Purposes Only
General Consultant to Sandra Fluke for State Senate 2014