Democracy for America Endorses Wendy Carrillo for California State Assembly
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed community advocate Wendy Carrillo in the special election for California State Assembly District 51, a seat currently held by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, who won election to Congress. DFA is a million-member national progressive organization that raised $1.8 million for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Presidential Campaign. DFA has 278,352 members in California.
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement of Carrillo:
“In Wendy Carrillo we have a bold progressive with the skills and experience needed to tackle the issues that touch the lives of people in California most, like environmental justice and ending income inequality.
“Throughout her career as a journalist and advocate, Wendy Carrillo has been on the frontlines of countless reform movements fighting for equality, opportunity, and fairness. She has been relentless in her pursuit of a future where every Californian is treated with fairness and dignity. We need unapologetic progressives like Wendy in every corner of the country, and we are looking forward to lending her our support in this important election.” -- Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America.
Wendy has worked as an award-winning journalist and previously served as part of the communications team that supported organizing efforts for long term care workers at SEIU ULTCW (which is now part of SEIU Local 2015).
Wendy Carrillo made the following statement in response to winning DFA’s support:
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of DFA in my race to represent the hard working men and women in California’s 51st Assembly District. Our state has shown incredible leadership in defending the rights of workers, immigrants, women’s comprehensive reproductive rights, healthcare and the LGBTQ community, amongst many other issues. I’m eager to continue these efforts and ensure that California leads the way in our progressive values.”
Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. Since its 2004 founding, DFA members have raised and contributed more than $40 million and made more than 11.1 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 907 progressive candidates nationwide.