Contact: Ari Ruiz, Political Vice-President
Phone: 818.293.5465 / Email: Ari.Ruiz@stonewallyoungdems.org
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September 25, 2012
Stonewall Young Democrats announces new endorsements for November ballot
Betsy Butler wins endorsement in AD50, Mike Feuer earns early endorsement for March election and Prop 32 gets a big No
Los Angeles, California – SYD, Stonewall Young Democrats, LA County’s largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth advocacy group is proud to announce our newest endorsed candidates and propositions for the November ballot.
Founded in 2004, Stonewall Young Democrats is a community of dedicated youth passionate about political and societal issues. We strive to give voice to LGBTQ youth and take action in a grassroots manner on matters of both local and national significance.
On Monday night, our members voted unanimously issue an early endorsement in support of Assemblyman Mike Feuer’s race for Los Angeles City Attorney. “Mike has been a long time champion of the LGBT community & friend to Stonewall Young Democrats. Stonewall Young Democrats is proud to endorse such a progressive champion for Los Angeles District Attorney for the March 2013 municipal election in Los Angeles” said Michael Colorge, President of Stonewall Young Democrats.
Also, the club voted to endorse Assemblywoman Betsy Butler’s re-election campaign for the newly created 50th Assembly District. “Betsy is a dear friend and we are very proud to endorse a proven leader fighting for the LGBT Community. Her legislative record speaks for itself, she authored AB1700 which is aimed to protect LGBT Seniors from losing their home – that is proven leadership” said Ari Ruiz, Political Vice-President of Stonewall Young Democrats.
Other candidates who also gained the endorsement from Stonewall Young Democrats include: Tony Cardenas (CD29), Grace Napolitano (CD32), Linda Sanchez (CD38), Alan Lowenthal (CD47), Chris Holden (AD41), Adrin Nazarian (AD46), Edwin Chau (AD49), Ian Calderon (AD57), Christina Garcia (AD58) and Bonnie Lowenthal (AD70)
We are also proud to stand with our union brothers and sisters in opposing the biggest fraud in California history by opposing Proposition 32. Prop 32 limits the voices of working families but does nothing to curb corporations from buying elections. We also voted to support Proposition 30, which increases school funding.