FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 5, 2018


LOS ANGELES, CA – Today the California Young Democrats released a statement on their endorsement of United States Senate candidate Kevin de León.  This comes on the heels of a dramatic upset during the California Democratic Party convention last week, where the overwhelming majority of delegates threw their support behind de León.

“It’s time for change in Washington, D.C.,” said Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, President of the California Young Democrats.  “We are weary of leadership that has been slow to respond to California’s student debt crisis, our crippling lack of access to healthcare, and an immigration system that criminalizes families throughout the nation.  As our State Senate Leader, Kevin de León advances policies that prove our shared California values come first in our State Capitol. He supports Medicare-for-All, lowering the minimum voting age, and climate policies that make our air easier to breath and our water safe to drink.  Kevin is the hardest-working candidate for U.S. Senate, and we are thrilled to support him in this race.”

State Senate Leader Kevin de León said, “California’s young people are its future; and they see our shared values as the roadmap to improving the lives of everyone in our great state.  With the support of the California Young Democrats, we will continue to lead on the issues that matter. We will fight together on the front lines, facing our state’s challenges head-on by reigning in the cost of housing, expanding debt-free college opportunities, and building a clean energy economy that creates good-paying jobs for all.”

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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