SEIU California, representing over 700,000 workers in our state, announced its endorsement for Jane Kim for State Senate!
“I’m so honored to have SEIU’s support in this election. This campaign is about how we can make California more affordable and accessible for everyone. I’m going to fight for more affordable housing, family-sustaining jobs, stronger schools and better opportunities for all and I’m proud to stand with SEIU and the men and women they represent to make sure we have a California that works for all of us.”
You can read SEIU California’s press release for its 2016 primary legislative endorsements online here.
Team Jane is hosting our first mobilization to grow our grassroots network and collect signatures to put Jane on the ballot in June – and you’re invited!
We need you to help Jane qualify for the ballot so she can fight for renters, for affordable housing, for guaranteed shelter for homeless families, for decent jobs and for so much more.
WHAT: Team Jane’s First Mobilization
WHEN: January 31, 12-3 PM
WHERE: Folsom Street Foundry (1425 Folsom St., San Francisco)
Click here to RSVP.
You must be a registered voter in San Francisco to collect signatures for this event. Just click here to download the form, print it out (it must be printed double-sided!) and bring it with you. If you don’t have a printer and can’t print out the form, we can provide it for you, just let us know when you RSVP.
If you aren’t registered to vote, please do so today! It only takes a moment and you can fill out the form online: http://registertovote.ca.gov/.
Please RSVP here – we need your help!
If you’re interested in collecting signatures and you live in San Mateo County, please click here for directions and to download that form.
San Francisco, CA – One of the major figures in California politics today announced his support for District 11 State Senate candidate and San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim. John Burton is the current Chairman of the California Democratic Party, the former State Senator for San Francisco, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a former Assemblymember with more than forty years experience fighting for the Bay Area and California families.
Burton said, “From the days of George Moscone, we have had progressive leaders like Carole Migden, Jackie Speier and so many others in the State Senate fighting for San Francisco – and for the whole state of California. Jane Kim’s background and record advocating for renters, for raising the minimum wage, for improving schools and building more affordable housing strongly qualifies her to follow in this progressive tradition and serve the people of San Francisco and San Mateo – and the entire state of California. Having served our city for almost 40 years in the state legislature and Congress I do not give my endorsement lightly. But after studying all of the issues and candidates, I can unreservedly recommend Jane Kim to be our State Senator.”
“It is an honor to have the support of Senator Burton, who has been one of the most influential and respected progressive voices in California,” said Jane Kim. “Having seen San Francisco and the Bay Area change so much, especially in the last two decades, he knows that we must harness every innovative idea, every proven solution and every bit of our strength as a community to maintain the region we love so much. I will work every single day to address the challenges we face and preserve what makes this district so special.”
Senator Burton joins a growing coalition of community leaders and organizations supporting Jane Kim including California Nurses Association, IBEW Local 1245, the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, United Educators of San Francisco, Assemblymember Phil Ting, former State Senator Carole Migden, former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, San Francisco Supervisors John Avalos, David Campos, Norman Yee and Aaron Peskin and Daly City Councilmember Ray Buenaventura. Read the full list at www.JaneKim.org/endorsements.