For Immediate Release July 18, 2018 Press Contact: HeartLADemsPR@gmail.com
HEART OF LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB ENDORSES ELENI KOUNALAKIS FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR of CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles County, CA– The Heart of LA Democratic Club (HLADems), a year-old Los Angeles County-wide Democratic club which promotes equality and the full representation of women in local, state and national politics, voted to endorse Eleni Kounalakis Lieutenant Governor of California.
“Eleni Kounalakis has the vision for California’s leadership on key issues important to our state, such as gender equality, climate change, and affordable and competitive higher education,” says says HLADems president Lindsay Carlson. “Her policy work on early education, the environment and trade, as well as her experience as a U.S. Ambassador proves her to be well-prepared to represent the people of California on economic security as well as international affairs on day one. It is also notable that she will be the first woman to be elected to the office of Lieutenant Governor of California in the state’s 168 year history.”
In addition, the membership of HLADems were inspired by Kounalakis’ commitment to:
Opposing future tuition raises for UC and CSU schools
Lowering the cost of higher education for low-income Californians
Supporting Sanctuary State laws
Being at the forefront of fighting the Trump Administration's efforts to drill off the coast of California
Ensuring that California continues to lead in the fight against climate change
Growing our state’s economy and help families through economic development
Fighting for gender, LBGTQ+, racial equity and protecting a woman’s right to choose
Creating more affordable housing
About the Heart of LA Democratic Club Founded in March 2017 on the heels of the Presidential election, the Heart of L.A. Democratic Club was founded in recognition of the growing awareness within the Democratic Party that women should be fully and equally represented both in the political community and the national body politic. Heart of L.A. Democratic Club is open to all Democrats who subscribe to the club’s goals and purposes regardless of their gender identity. The mission of the Heart of L.A. Democratic Club is to help make the Democratic Party, the body politic and its elected officials responsive to, and responsible for, the needs of all people, particularly, though not exclusively, women in our community. In addition to endorsements, HLADems actively participate in political advocacy, as well as voter and community outreach. Monthly meetings feature guest speakers who include Democratic candidates, experts on policy and political processes, reproductive justice, homelessness, and more.
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