John Chiang’s campaign for governor today announced the endorsement of the Culver City Democratic Club. The Culver City Democratic Club was founded in 1953 and has been a vital force in electing candidates to local office, as well as to state and national positions.
“The Culver City Democratic Club is proud to endorse John Chiang to be California’s next governor,” said Amy Cherness, president of the Culver City Democratic Club. “John is the only candidate with a track record of standing up for California’s working families. He’s the one holding Wells Fargo accountable for ripping off hundreds of thousands of Californians. John stopped Governor Schwarzenegger when he tried to balance the budget on the backs of California workers. And John is finding real financing solutions to confront our state’s housing crisis today in the treasurer’s office. Californians can trust John to fight for them as governor and find thoughtful solutions to the issues that affect our hard-working families.”
“I want to thank the Culver City Democratic Club for their endorsement and strong support,” said Chiang. “Californians can trust me to stand up to those who seek to abuse their power because I’ve never shied away from fighting for what’s right and fair. As governor, I’ll continue to stand up to powerful actors, and will work to create even more affordable housing options so more California families can have a roof over their heads. Californians can always trust me to fight for them.”
The Culver City Democratic Club is the latest major endorsement for Chiang’s campaign, joining UNAC/UHCP, AFSCME District Council 36, SVAPADC, NPE Action, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-38), Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, the Black Young Democrats of Sacramento, the AAPI Democratic Club of San Diego, and so many others.
As a member of the state Board of Equalization, as state controller, and as state treasurer, Chiang has consistently fought to protect Californians:
- When Wells Fargo began ripping off hundreds of thousands of innocent Californians and millions of other Americans, including vulnerable seniors, immigrants, veterans, and low-income communities, Chiang imposed sanctions on the bank and cut Wells Fargo off from their most profitable lines of business in California.
- During the 2008 budget stalemate, then-Controller Chiang refused to implement Governor Schwarzenegger’s directive demanding the salaries of more than 200,000 government employees be cut to the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour — taking the governor to court to protect the pay of our hardworking public servants.
- As state treasurer, Chiang has been the state’s leader in working to fund affordable housing and revamped his office’s affordable housing programs — increasing development by 80% since 2014. He’s now working to place a roof over the heads of an additional four million low and moderate-income Californians in the next decade.