For Immediate Release May 30 2018 Press Contact: HeartLADemsPR@gmail.com
HEART OF LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB ENDORSES ALEX VILLANUEVA FOR LA COUNTY SHERIFF
Los Angeles County, CA – At its May 23rd, 2018 meeting, 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 Alex Villanueva for Los Angeles County Sheriff. The primary is June 5, 2018.
“The relationship between law enforcement and communities of color is in a deadly crisis, and our broken criminal justice system is impacting a growing number of women and their families.” Says HLADems president Lindsay Carlson. “Alex Villanueva has specific ideas for how the Sheriff’s department can reduce the disproportionate use of deadly force against people of color, which includes raising hiring standards, offering increased de-escalation and crisis intervention training, and greater investments in community policing.”
Alex Villanueva is a lifelong Democrat and a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. He served in the Air Force and Army National Guard and has a doctorate in Public Administration from the University of La Verne. He is poised to be the first Democratic Los Angeles County Sheriff in over 100 years. In addition to robust criminal justice reform ideas, he supports departmental policies and state legislation which prevents the Sheriff’s Department from cooperating with ICE, and he has mentored and provided training for female deputies and sergeants to successfully test and compete for their advancement.
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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