FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 29, 2018


LOS ANGELES, CA – Bolstering his support in this year’s race for United States Senate, grassroots organizations at colleges and universities up and down the state of California endorsed Kevin de León today.  

Responding to the overwhelming support from California’s next generation of leaders, de León released this statement:

“I am humbled to receive the support of so many progressive democrats from colleges and universities throughout the Golden State.  Together we will continue to firmly oppose aggressive tuition hikes, expand debt-free education, and work to engage young people in our political process.”

Senator de León has also pledged to continue expanding California’s effort to provide debt-free community college to its students.  Last year, de León played a critical role in passing landmark legislation that allows community colleges throughout the state to provide a tuition-free education to students in their first year.

The following Democratic clubs and organizations have endorsed Kevin de León for U.S. Senate:

  • California State University Long Beach College Democrats

  • Palomar College Democrats

  • Loyola College Democrats  

  • California State University Channel Islands College Democrats

  • UC Santa Barbara College Democrats

  • UC Berkeley Democrats

  • College of the Sequoias Young Democrats

  • LMU College Democrats

  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats  

  • Progressive Democrats of Santa Monica Mountains  

  • San Diego Democrats for Equality  

  • Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats

On the eve of announcing his run for U.S. Senate, Kevin de León released the video “Kevin de León for U.S. Senate”.  To watch the video, click here or on the screenshot below.

California State Senator Kevin de León was elected by his colleagues to lead the Senate in 2014, making him the first Latino to hold that position in over a century.  Through his ambitious approach to policymaking, Senator de León has authored groundbreaking legislation on a variety of issues that have become national models. De León served four years in the California State Assembly before his election to the State Senate in 2010.

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