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John Chiang’s Strong Support for California Women Earn Him Major Endorsements by Prominent Women Leaders


Chiang is the Only Candidate to Put Forward a Plan to Combat Sexual Harassment

LOS ANGELES, CA – John Chiang is the candidate for governor with the strongest record fighting for California’s women. His lifetime of work supporting California women in the workforce, on reproductive health, and against sexual harassers is why he has earned the endorsements of so many of California’s most respected women leaders: Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (AD-80), Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD-65), and former Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (AD-04), in addition to congressional leaders like Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (CA-32), and so many others.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher said, “John Chiang is the one candidate who I trust to fight for a better future for my daughter and my family. He’s fought to propel women in the workforce, fought to protect women’s reproductive rights, and is fighting to ensure no woman has to say ‘Me Too’ ever again. We need to elect John Chiang our next governor.”

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva said, “John Chiang is a man of integrity and has shown he’ll do what is necessary to support women and families in California. He’s fought to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles in the workplace, and has always supported equal pay for equal work. I’m proud to support him.”

Former Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada said, “With a man in the White House who has sided with sexual abusers and undermined women’s rights, it’s more important than ever that California elect a leader with the honesty, integrity, and courage to stand up for women. John Chiang is a leader we can trust, and one who will fight against the culture of sexual harassment in our government, on college campuses, and in the workplace.”

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.


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