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John Chiang Statement Calling for Immediate DNA Testing in Kevin Cooper-Ryen Family Case

The following is a statement by State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate John Chiang calling for the immediate DNA testing in the Kevin Cooper-Ryen family case:“DNA testing should immediately take place to resolve the Ryen case and finally ensure justice is served. Not only is it proven that DNA evidence can help law enforcement solve crimes, but testing in this case would come at no cost to the state. Additionally, DNA testing could possibly exonerate those who are innocent or lead to the arrest of guilty suspects, as the recent case of the Golden State Killer has shown. We cannot...

John Chiang Endorsed by California NOW (National Organization for Women)

John Chiang’s campaign for governor today announced the endorsement of California NOW. California NOW is the California state branch of the National Organization for Women, which is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States, and advocates for the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.“John Chiang has been a proven advocate for women and families, fighting for pay equity, reproductive justice, and so much more throughout his entire life,” said Kolieka Seigle, President of California NOW. “John has made it clear that he’ll make combating sexual...

Statement from State Treasurer John Chiang on California Budget “May Revise”

The following is a statement by State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate John Chiang on the California budget “May Revise” Governor Brown plans to announce today:“As Governor Brown revisits the budget in light of raised revenue projections, I ask that he work with the legislature to fully fund an initiative to end the backlog of untested rape kits in the State of California immediately. There are over 13,000 untested rape kits sitting on shelves right now in our state, which means more than 13,000 rapes have gone unsolved, more than 13,000 women have yet to see justice, and up to...

John Chiang Endorsed by Fontana Democratic Club

John Chiang’s campaign for governor today announced the endorsement of the Fontana Democratic Club (FDC). The Fontana Democratic Club was launched in 2011 and has since remained committed to the transformation of local decision-making to ensure political, economic, and social systems are responsive to the needs of all.“The Fontana Dems are proud to endorse John Chiang's campaign for governor and his vision for our state,” said FDC Vice President Mark Schulte. “Throughout his public service, John has not only been accessible, but has shown that he'll fight for Californians who feel economically sidelined by the opportunities enjoyed under past...