Fluke would be the first to admit that standing up to Rush Limbaugh does not qualify her for office. Indeed, she would much rather talk about other things, such as her advocacy work supporting low-wage workers or defending victims of human trafficking.
She has focused her campaign on issues such as campaign finance reform, early childhood education and college affordability. She has attracted support from lawmakers and activists who want to see more women serving in the Legislature.
Though both of California's U.S. senators are women, only 12 of the 40 state senators are. Feminist activists, who are increasingly alarmed at the rollback of abortion access in conservative states, want California to push even harder to be a national model for women's rights.
“Sandra truly understands the vitally important intersection of public safety and social justice,” Harris said. “Her experience protecting victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, paired with her committed work on civil rights, will serve her constituents — and all Californians — very well.”
California takes historic step to combat campus sexual assault
The movement against campus sexual assault got a boost this week when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the “Yes Means Yes” law, which makes the state the first in the nation to set statewide standards for how to deal with sexual assault, and how to define consent. Ana Marie Cox of The Daily Beast and California State Senate candidate Sandra Fluke join to discuss.
Today the nationwide progressive community, Democracy for America, joined several prominent Los Angeles Democratic Clubs and announced their endorsement of Sandra Fluke for the California State Senate.
Today Sandra Fluke was endorsed by five of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees California chapters. AFSCME California PEOPLE, AFSCME District Council 36, AFSCME Union of American Physicians and Dentists Local 206, AFSCME Employees of the Metropolitan Water District Local 1902 and AFSCME United Domestic Workers Local 3930 all announced their support for Fluke’s candidacy.