This Marks Fifth Endorsement for Chiang in Just Two Days
LOS ANGELES, CA – John Chiang’s campaign for governor today announced the endorsement of Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus — his fifth endorsement in just two days. Sanchez is the first Latina elected to a leadership position in the U.S. Congress, and the highest-ranking Latino in the House of Representatives.
“John Chiang is a champion for women. I know that he will fight to ensure that California women get equal pay for equal work and have access to the full range of quality health care,” said Congresswoman Sanchez. “And as the son of immigrants, John truly takes the fight for immigrant families and Dreamers to heart. He has the honesty and integrity to lead, and I trust him to fight for a progressive future for California. I’m proud to support John to be our state’s next governor.”
“Linda Sanchez has been one of the strongest leaders for California — standing up for women, immigrants, and all hard-working Californians,” said Chiang. “She’s been a trailblazer for the Democratic Party, and I’m proud to have her support and her partnership as we move California forward with a progressive vision. I thank Congresswoman Sanchez for her endorsement and infusing more energy into our campaign’s grassroots campaign.”
Congresswoman Sanchez is the latest high-profile endorsement of Chiang’s campaign. In the past two days, Chiang has also been endorsed by Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz (CD-5), State Senator Anthony Portantino (SD-25), the Black Young Democrats of Sacramento, and the Democrats for Israel – Los Angeles.
John Chiang has been fighting for California women and families over his entire career:
- Before serving as an elected official, Chiang served on the board of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles for 12 years, where he fought to protect vital reproductive health services for women and their right to choose.
- Chiang is the only candidate for governor to put forward a plan to prevent sexual harassment and abuse in Sacramento and throughout state government.
- Chiang came up with the idea of giving $20 million in ‘lifeline grants’ to California’s 1,200 community health clinics, ensuring women and families could receive access to preventative health services and other vital health needs.
- Chiang’s “30 and 30” plan calls on all corporations doing business with CalPERS and CalSTRS to have a diverse board comprised of at least 30 percent women and 30 percent people of color.
- 75 percent of the senior leadership in Treasurer Chiang’s office is comprised of either women or individuals of color.