Thank you to The Honorable Fred Keeley, former Speaker pro Tem of the California Assembly, Blanca Alvarado, former City of San Jose Vice Mayor and Santa Clara County Supervisor, and Leticia Perez, Kern County Supervisor, 5th District, for your recent endorsements! We are humbled by the support of these incredible leaders.
They are joining the nearly 1,000 elected officials, former elected officials and prominent community leaders who are now taking leadership roles for our campaign in every corner of California. Thanks to these leaders, we are building the kind of campaign structure that can make sure every voice is heard in California – and most of all make sure we can adopt policies that create more high-wage jobs and close the gap between rich and poor.
Do you want to be a part of this core group of 1,000 early supporters and leaders?
Our campaign for good jobs and economic equality continues to attract national attention. This past week Antonio spoke with Jacob Soboroff on MSNBC. Antonio has always understood that one of the foundations of economic prosperity is safe neighborhoods where communities and businesses can thrive. In the interview, Antonio discussed the policies he developed as Mayor that dramatically reduced crime in Los Angeles – including community-based policing and job re-entry programs. “It was why we went to one of the most dangerous cities in the United States of America, except for New York, to the safest big city with a population over one million.”
— The Beat With Ari (@TheBeatWithAri) July 31, 2017
Antonio was also a featured guest on “The Beat with Ari Melber,” talking about the failed Republican health care bill. Antonio once again defended the Affordable Care Act and called for both parties to work together. “Everybody agrees that we can fix Obamacare – let’s do that,” Antonio said. You can watch his appearance on MSNBC here.
“But while Newsom has only ‘set standards,’ Villaraigosa portrayed himself as a doer who in eight years as LA mayor oversaw infrastructure improvements, a 28% reduction in carbon emissions, growth in green-energy jobs and contract concessions to hold down rising public employee pension costs.” – Voice of Orange County, August 3, 2017
“In many ways, the split between north and south mirrors the ‘Two Californias’ that Villaraigosa talks about. The nine counties of Northern California’s Bay Area have been the heart of the state’s technology boom, while the sprawling suburbs of Southern California have seen growing poverty and still show signs of hardship in the wake of the Great Recession of a decade ago.” – Pacific Standard, August 1, 2017
Antonio’s campaign is about giving a voice to those who’ve been left out or left behind. Make your voice heard by submitting your dream for a better California today!
And in case you missed it, Antonio’s campaign got some serious buzz in Politico’s California Playbook – check it out for yourself here.