For Immediate Release June 7, 2019 Press Contact: HeartLADemsPR@gmail.com
HEART OF LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB ENDORSES DR. LORAINE LUNDQUIST FOR LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 12
The Club voted to endorse at the June 5 membership meeting. Runoff Election is August 13.
Los Angeles County, CA – The Heart of LA Democratic Club (HLADems), a Los Angeles County Democratic club which promotes equality and the full representation of women in local, state and national politics endorses Dr. Loraine Lundquist for Los Angeles City Council District 12. The club voted to endorse Dr. Lundquist at the June 5 membership meeting. The special LA Council runoff election is August 13. District 12 covers the northwestern San Fernando Valley, including the neighborhoods of Chatsworth, Granada Hills and Porter Ranch.
"As an astrophysicist, educator, community activist and mom, Loraine Lundquist has unique qualities and experiences that make her an outstanding champion of all the communities in District 12," says HLADems president Lindsay Carlson. "Moreover, our club members enthusiastically believe that it is time for more women to hold offices in the City of Los Angeles, and this special election is a perfect opportunity to make that happen right now.” Of all 18 elected officials in the City of Los Angeles — mayor, city controller, city attorney and city council members — only two are women. HLADems believe that the time is now for the City of Los Angeles to catch up with its progressive values and recognize that representation matters. In a district that has more Democrats than Republicans, the key to winning will be voter turnout. Loraine Lundquist received her PhD in physics from UC Berkeley, and works as a Faculty Associate for the Institute for Sustainability at CSU - Northridge. At this spring's endorsement meeting with the HLADems Executive Board, Dr. Lundquist broke down how we can address our climate crisis at the City Council level in a sensible, intelligent, and passionate manner. HLADems were impressed with her intellect and her drive to implement green policies at the local level. While making LA a leader in a new green economy is her signature issue, she is also focusing on homelessness and housing, paid parental leave, city services, closing down Aliso Canyon, creating clean transportation services, and more. https://www.loraineforla.com/
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. For more information about The Heart of LA Democratic Club, visit them online: