In response to Rush Limbaugh's latest gaffe, Sandra Fluke posted on her website a comment, and a request to sign a petition to send a strong message to Rush Limbaugh. Sandra said,
"Rush Limbaugh is at it again – this time on campus sexual assault. During his show yesterday, he made the absolutely disgusting comment: How many of you guys in your own experience with women have learned no means yes if you know how to spot it? Help us tell Rush Limbaugh that No. Always. Means. NO."
"We are proud to endorse Sandra because of her experience fighting for worker protections and good jobs for all Californians," said Rick Icaza, President, UFCW Local 770. "She has spent her career fighting for those who too often are silenced, and has improved the lives of working families through her advocacy on important issues like raising the minimum wage. We look forward to partnering with her on these efforts."
It’s the time of year called the Red Zone: the weeks between new student orientation and Thanksgiving break when college students are at the greatest risk of sexual assault. According to statistics, one in five women will be sexually assaulted while she’s at school — usually by someone she knows — and a disproportionate number of those attacks are happening right now.
Los Angeles – (September 16, 2014) – Today candidate for California State Senate in the 26th District, Sandra Fluke, received the endorsements of State, County, City and Local Firefighters – California Professional Firefighters, CAL FIRE, Los Angeles County Firefighters Association, United Firefighters of Los Angeles City and Torrance Firefighters Association. They all endorsed Sandra for her commitment to ensuring public safety and protecting local neighborhoods.
Sandra believes that global climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time, which is why she has spoken out in support of a statewide fracking moratorium, plastic bag ban, and why solving our water crisis, investing in transportation alternatives and protecting our coast are among her top priorities. She is also commitment to protecting the state's natural resources, including our parks, ecological reserves and unique plants and animals.
SAN JOSE, CA—July 25, 2014:
Women make up 53 percent of voters, but only 24 percent of state legislators. There are real consequences that result from our underrepresentation in legislative bodies, and it’s reflected in the laws that are passed in state houses across the country. Just this year, state after state has taken up measures to limit a woman’s right to access health care. Unfortunately, this is just one in a long list of examples of how women are impacted when we don’t elect women to office.
Sandra Fluke has an early lead. In the initial trial heat, Sandra Fluke (“Democrat, social justice attorney”) holds a seven-point (41% to 34%) advantage over Ben Allen (“Democrat, school board member Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District”). This lead is beyond the margin of error (±5 percentage points).
Seth Stodder: “I am endorsing Sandra because I admire her quick policy mind and her passion. I know where Sandra stands, and I know she’s open to new ideas, new circumstances, and debate, and can work across party lines. Surely, Sandra and I disagree on many issues, but I know Sandra will be a smart public servant who will be candid with us about what she believes in – and then fight for it and stand up for our community, regardless of the personal consequences. This will make her extremely effective in Sacramento. She will be a citizen politician, not beholden to special interests, and she will inspire others to follow her example. For these reasons, I stand with Sandra.”
“Sandra is a passionate leader who has the experience to tackle the tough issues facingCalifornia's nurses. Her decade of work on health care access and commitment to working families demonstrates her leadership as a true progressive champion. We look forward to working with her and are proud to endorse her,” said Malinda Markowitz, RN Co-President,California Nurses Association.