For Immediate Release March 1, 2018 Press Contact: HeartLADemsPR@gmail.com
HEART OF LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB ENDORSES THE RE-ELECTION OF SHEILA KUEHL FOR THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, 3rd DISTRICT
Los Angeles County, CA – At its February 28, 2018 meeting, the Heart of LA Democratic Club (HLADems), a new Los Angeles County-wide Democratic club which promotes equality and the full representation of women in local, state and national politics, voted to endorse for re-election Sheila Kuehl for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 3rd District.
Sheila Kuehl has fought for women since her time as a women's rights attorney in the 1980s. In 1997 Kuehl became the first woman to be named Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly, just three years after becoming the state's first openly gay legislator. During her tenure in Sacramento, Kuehl authored legislation to protect victims of domestic violence and to protect Californians from hate crimes—including based on gender.
As a member of the LA County Board of Supervisors, Kuehl has fought to reduce homelessness and to establish LA County's first affordable housing trust. In 2016, together with Supervisor Solis, Kuehl co-authored the LA County Women and Girls Initiative, a five year program to address the unique disadvantages faced by LA County women and girls, with a particular focus on poverty.
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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