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Jessica Caloza earns major endorsement from LA labor fed

LOS ANGELES, CA—In a high-powered illustration of her overwhelming support from working families in the race for Assembly District 52, lifelong public servant Jessica Caloza y garnered a critical endorsement from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. 

The L.A. County Federation of Labor has a membership of over 300 affiliated union and labor organizations representing more than 800,000 members and their official endorsement represents the culmination of dozens of unions who have previously endorsed and announced their support of Caloza for AD-52.

 In making public their endorsement of Caloza for Assembly, Yvonne Wheeler, President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, released the following statement: “The members of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO are excited to endorse Jessica Caloza for Assembly District 52. She has the proven leadership experience and track record of fighting with and for every day working class people. Throughout her career, from the Obama Administration to the L.A. Board of Public Works to the CA Department of Justice, Jessica has fought tirelessly to create more family-sustaining jobs, raise wages for workers, improve workplace protections, safeguard workers’ rights, and has stood in solidarity with our members on countless picket lines. We’re excited to help Jessica get elected, and look forward to working with her to deliver for all of our communities in Sacramento.”
Caloza, a first generation immigrant and a proud product of the public school system, has amassed a far-reaching coalition of support since entering the AD-52 contest, earning sought-after support from working families organizations and some of California’s most widely respected leaders.

 ABOUT JESSICA CALOZAJessica Caloza is a women’s rights advocate, immigrant, and daughter of working-class parents running for Assembly to fight for working families.  Jessica worked for President Obama helping underfunded public schools get more resources. As L.A. Public Works Commissioner, Jessica expanded good-paying union jobs, raised wages for workers and required equal pay for women while increasing transparency and accountability. As California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Jessica has worked to reduce crime and gun violence, take bold action to protect the environment, and helped victims of sexual assault receive justice.  In the Assembly, Jessica will fight to defend access to abortion care, protect renters and build more affordable housing, ensure clean air and water for our neighborhoods, and invest in public schools to give every child a shot at success. That’s why Jessica is supported by classroom teachers, nurses, construction workers, and housing and civil rights advocates. For more information, visit www.jessicacaloza.com.

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