By Kaya Masler on September 20, 2014
UFCW LOCAL 770 ENDORSES SANDRA FLUKE FOR STATE SENATE
Today Sandra Fluke received the critical endorsement of UFCW Local 770. UFCW represents more than 30,000 working men an women in Los Angeles County.
"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."
"My career has always been devoted to public interest advocacy, and fighting for increased worker protections, better wages and good jobs is something I have always been committed to," said Sandra Fluke. "Growing up in a labor household and watching up close as good jobs disappeared, I understand first hand the importance of labor protections. I am honored to have the support of UFCW Local 770 and will always stand with them to improve the lives of working men and women."
Prominent Southern California Democrats have endorsed Fluke, including U.S. Rep Janice Hahn, U.S. Rep Julia Brownley, U.S. Rep Karen Bass, U.S. Rep Tony Cardenas, State Senator Holly Mitchell, State Senator Carol Liu, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin, Los Angeles Councilmember Nury Martinez and former Councilmember Bill Rosendahl. She has also been endorsed by influential organizations including the Firefighters, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project, Sierra Club, California Federation of Teachers, California Nurses Association, California League of Conservation Voters, California NOW, EMILY’s List, NARAL Pro-Choice California, Pride PAC and Military Mental Health Project.
This month, the Fluke campaign released a poll that shows Sandra is leading her opponent by an impressive seven point margin with an 18 percent name ID advantage. The detailed polling memo from Garin Hart Yang Research Group can be found here: http://www.standwithsandra.org/polling-memo. With Fluke’s lead in the polls and her continued accumulation of influential endorsements, the momentum is undeniably in her favor.