FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 4, 2018
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LOS ANGELES – After an hour-long Q-and-A forum in Burlingame last month, the National Union of Healthcare Workers’ local leaders from across the country voted to endorse Kevin de León for U.S. Senate. Sen. de León received 91% of the vote. Incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein declined invitations to attend the forum.
“Our members were excited to get to really know Kevin and discuss the issues that are critical to them and all Californians,” NUHW president Sal Rosselli said. “After hearing Kevin address our members, it’s no surprise to me that he won a resounding majority of the vote. We are excited to support him in this campaign.”
As President pro Tempore of the California Senate, Kevin de León passed Medicare For All legislation past stiff opposition Sacramento’s higher house. If elected to the U.S. Senate, Sen. de León will co-sponsor Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All Act on his first day in the Capitol.
“I am grateful to have the endorsement of the National Union of Healthcare Workers’ democratically elected healthcare leaders, who work tirelessly to keep Californians safe and sound,” Sen. de León said. “Healthcare is a human right, not an exclusive privilege for those who can afford it. With NUHW’s support, we’ll take the fight for Medicare For All to Washington and bring federal funding for mental health care back to California. We won’t take no for an answer.”
Hardworking Californians resoundingly back Kevin de León in November. Since announcing his candidacy, 15 other labor organizations have endorsed Kevin de León for Senate:
✅California Labor Federation
✅California Nurses Association/ National Nurses United
✅Communications Workers of America - District 9
✅International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 80
✅International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11
✅International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 42
✅ILWU Southern California District Council
✅International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 13
✅International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63
✅International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 94
✅International Union of Painters and Allied Trades - District 36
✅Laborers International Union of North America
✅Service Employees International Union - California
✅United Food and Commercial Workers - Western States Council
✅United Nurses Assoc. of CA/ Union of Healthcare Professionals
Kevin de León and the SoCal Americans for Democratic Action will host a phone-bank tonight to urge Alaskans to call on Senator Lisa Murkowski to vote no on Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Snow-cones and statements available upon request.
SoCal Americans for Democratic Action Alaska Phone-bank
Where: Sepulveda Peace Center: 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
When: 5:30pm Thursday, October 4, 2018. Senator de León will attend from 6pm-7pm
*6,551 DAYS SINCE SEN. FEINSTEIN’S LAST DEBATE*
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