FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 2, 2018


LOS ANGELES, CA – Today Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California announced their endorsement of U.S. Senate Candidate Kevin de León.  Since its founding in 1947 by Eleanor Roosevelt, Americans for Democratic action has been one of nation's preeminent multi-issue progressive organizations.

Clifford Tasner, President of Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California said, “For too long, California’s leaders in Washington have been out-of-step with the people they are supposed to represent.  Senator de León has been standing up on our behalf against the Trump Administration. He is fighting back against Trump's anti-Immigrant policies, climate denial, and the egregious Republican tax cut for billionaires which threatens to bankrupt our state.  We need a Senator in Washington who has our back, not one who coddles the President. Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California is proud to stand with Kevin De León for US Senate.”

“I’m grateful to receive the endorsement of the Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California,” said Kevin de León. “Together, we will not back down when it comes to reigning in the military industrial complex, advancing Medicare-for-All, and fighting for equality in a criminal justice system propped up by institutional racism.  When the Trump Administration is working overtime to attack California, its people and our values - it is critical that we work together to defend our historic progress.”

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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