Latest Endorsements Continue to Build Momentum for Kim
San Francisco, CA – Today San Francisco Supervisor and State Senate candidate Jane Kim announced powerful new members of her growing coalition of labor, legislative, community and women leaders who are joining together to elect Kim as the next State Senator from District 11.
Today’s endorsements from IBEW Local 1245, the California Nurses Association, United Educators of San Francisco, the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, California Women’s List, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and Assemblymember Das Williams (District 37) follow previous endorsements from such leading organizations and individuals as the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, State Senators Holly Mitchell and Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblymembers Phil Ting, Cristina Garcia and Lorena Gonzalez, former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and over 100 local community leaders.
“I’m honored that so many individuals and organizations are choosing to support me in this campaign. I believe that we need to act forcefully now to make sure all Californians can share in the prosperity of our state. Addressing the wage gap, helping the homeless, creating truly affordable housing and strengthening education will help ensure a stronger California for the next generation,” said Jane Kim.
“Jane Kim is exactly the type of bold leader we need to address growing income inequality not just in San Francisco but in the entire state of California. Her work to raise the minimum wage and create more affordable housing reflects the values and the vision we need in Sacramento,” said Tom Dalzell, IBEW Local 1245 Business Manager and California Labor Federation Vice President.
“We strongly support Jane Kim for State Senate as the candidate who will stand with us to improve patient care and access to health services – particularly for our most vulnerable residents. She will be a thoughtful advocate for public policies that help all Californians,” said Malinda Markowitz, PAC Chair and Co-President of the California Nurses Association.
“Jane Kim has innovative policy ideas that will drive forward substantive conversations on how we can help millions of Californians who haven’t recovered from the economic collapse. More than that, she has the determination to stand up for those who need a voice. We’ll be proud to have her join us in fighting for Californians in Sacramento,” said the members of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus.
“California Women’s List is proud to endorse Jane Kim for State Senate. She’s not afraid to take on the tough fights when it comes to addressing economic inequality, fighting for social justice and strengthening middle class families. We need more women like Jane Kim in our state government – women who think big. We know Jane will be a voice for all Californians,” said California Women’s List President Erica Kwiatkowski.
“I’m endorsing Jane Kim for State Senate because I know Jane and know she’ll be a tireless advocate for workers, students and our environment. At a time when so many Californians are worried about rapid change in our state, Jane will make sure that we’re respecting our natural heritage and helping our residents have better opportunities for the future,” said Assemblymember Das Williams.
“San Francisco has long been a welcoming and inclusive city, especially for the LGBT community – but we’re in danger of losing that due to an affordability crisis that’s driving many of us out. Jane Kim has a proven record of standing up on key issues affecting our city like affordable housing, tenants rights and homelessness, and we know she will continue to be an advocate for those who all too often don’t have a voice in government. We strongly support her for State Senate,” said Peter Gallotta and Laura Thomas, Co-Presidents of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club.
“Jane Kim has been a tireless advocate for better educational opportunities. As a School Board Member and now our Supervisor, she’s worked to increase resources for our schools so we can do more for our students. We know she will continue that fight in Sacramento,” said President Lita Blanc of the United Educators of San Francisco.
A full list of Kim’s endorsements can be found at www.JaneKim.org/endorsements.