In the new ad, the emeritus leader of the California Senate pledges to “cut a pathway for the rest of the country.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 17, 2018

CONTACT: Jonathan Underland //

LOS ANGELES, CA – On November 9th, 2016, candidate for U.S. Senate Kevin de León led California’s resistance to a Presidential Administration dead-set on attacking this state. Today he released a video outlining his plan to continue advancing progressive policies in Washington, D.C. that improve the human condition for everyone.

“What excites me is moving forward,” Kevin says in the video, spurred by the President’s attempts to dismantle our nation’s healthcare system, erode our environmental protections, decimate our climate leadership, and attack our immigrant communities.

Kevin spent the last decade in the state legislature, doubling down on lifting up hardworking families.  From building a clean energy economy to guiding a single-payer healthcare bill safely through the State Senate, de León doesn’t just resist the President – he defends California’s values and its progress on the frontlines.  

To view “Our Resistance,” click here or on the clip 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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