RELEASE: Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich Endorses Jane Kim for State Senate

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, Jane Kim’s campaign for State Senate announced the endorsement of Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich. Reich, one of the most respected thought leaders on progressive policies, cited Kim’s commitment to fighting economic inequality in making his endorsement.

“I’m proud to endorse Jane Kim for State Senate. It’s imperative we have fighters at the state level who will protect and advance policies that benefit all of us. The Bay Area, one of the most progressive places in the country, should be represented by a true progressive – a leader who is forward thinking, compassionate and open-minded. Jane will be the principled and progressive leader we need in the State Senate who will move all of us forward. Jane understands that if we truly want to close all of the gaps in our society – the wealth gap, the opportunity gap, the achievement gap and more – we need to fix the systems that are so often rigged against those who don’t have a voice in government. I look forward to seeing what Jane can accomplish for the Bay Area and California in the State Senate,” said Reich.

“Secretary Reich is an influential leader in the fight to limit inequality in our country and our communities. I’m so honored to have him backing my campaign for State Senate. Secretary Reich and I share a common vision of a society that works for all of us,” Kim said of the endorsement.

Robert Reich is currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor to President Bill Clinton, has written over a dozen books on inequality in America and recently co-created a documentary titled, Inequality for All.

Reich’s endorsement comes shortly after U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders announced his support of Kim’s campaign. They join a growing list of principled leaders and organizations including California Nurses Association, California Teachers Association, California Democratic Party Chair John Burton, Assemblymember Phil Ting, EMILY’s List and many more in supporting Jane Kim. Please see a full list of Jane’s endorsements at

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