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Endorsements

General Election Registration and Voting: Key Dates and Deadlines

Last day to register to vote: October 24, 2016
Last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot: November 1, 2016
Election Day (polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.): November 8, 2016
Last Day to Receive Vote-By-Mail Ballot: Personally delivered ballots must be delivered by close of polls on November 8, 2016; Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before November 8, 2016, and received by your county elections office no later than November 14, 2016.

See the California Secretary of State’s website for more information.


NUHW Endorsements for the November 8, 2016 General Election


President of the United States: Hillary Clinton

Our influence with Senator Bernie Sanders helped put mental health care at the top of his agenda. Sanders and our endorsement of Clinton in the general election were major factors in Clinton’s decision to release a comprehensive mental health care plan in August. A Hillary Clinton administration is the best vehicle for advancing the progressive values and goals that were expressed by Sanders and embraced by a majority of NUHW members over the past year.


U.S. Senate: Kamala Harris

A longtime friend of NUHW, Kamala Harris has a strong track record of fighting for vulnerable communities. As California Attorney General, she fought big banks and secured from them more than $20 billion for struggling homeowners, and she continues to fight for working families trying to keep up with the rising cost of living. As San Francisco’s District Attorney, she stood with us in the battle with SEIU.


Statewide Ballot Measures

YES – Proposition 51: School Bonds for K–12 and Community Colleges
Would help modernize our neglected school system by enabling the state to issue $9 billion in bonds to fund improvement and construction of facilities for K-12 schools and community colleges.

YES – Proposition 52: Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program
Would ensure that Medi-Cal fees are directed to children’s health services, Medi-Cal health care services, and uninsured patient care by increasing the vote required for changing fee allocation to a two-thirds majority.

NO – Proposition 53: Revenue Bonds — Statewide Voter Approval
Would erode local control in communities across California, create more gridlock, and jeopardize vital infrastructure improvements.

NO RECOMMENDATION – Proposition 54: Legislature — Legislation and Proceedings

YES – Proposition 55: Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare
Would extend for 12 years the temporary personal income tax increases approved in 2012 on income over $250,000, which is earmarked for education and healthcare funding. This tax is critical to reducing class size, funding our schools, and increasing healthcare access.

YES – Proposition 56: Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement
Would increase the cigarette tax to $2 per pack, with equivalent increases on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. Proceeds would go to healthcare programs and smoking cessation programs.

YES – Proposition 57: Criminal Sentences — Parole, Juvenile Criminal Proceedings, and Sentencing
Would increase parole chances for felons convicted of non-violent crimes and give them more opportunities to earn credits for good behavior.

YES – Proposition 58: English Proficiency, Multilingual Education
Would repeal most of 1998’s Proposition 227, the “English in Public Schools” initiative, thus effectively allowing non-English languages to be used in public education instruction.

YES – Proposition 59: Corporations — Political Spending, Federal Constitutional Protections
Would overturn Citizens United and allow California’s elected representatives at the state and national level to pass a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to help get special interest money out of politics.

NO RECOMMENDATION – Proposition 60: Condom Usage and Health Requirements in Adult Films

NO RECOMMENDATION – Proposition 61: State Prescription Drug Purchases, Pricing Standards

YES – Proposition 62: Death Penalty
Would repeal the death penalty, saving taxpayers about $150 million within a few years.

YES – Proposition 63: Firearms — Ammunition Sales
Would prohibit the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines and would require most individuals to pass a background check and obtain authorization from the California Department of Justice.

YES – Proposition 64: Marijuana Legalization
Would legalize marijuana and hemp under state law and enact certain sales and cultivation taxes.

NO RECOMMENDATION – Proposition 65: Carryout Bags Charges

NO – Proposition 66: Death Penalty Procedures
Would speed up the appeal process. We don’t need to “fix” the process, we need to put an end to the death penalty.

YES – Proposition 67: Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags
Would uphold or ratify the contested legislation banning plastic bags that was enacted by the Legislature under the name Senate Bill 270.


Click Below for Regional Endorsements

Humboldt County
Sacramento Area
North Bay
East Bay
San Francisco
San Mateo County
Silicon Valley
Central Coast
Central Valley
Los Angeles/Inland Empire
Orange County
San Diego/Imperial Counties

HUMBOLDT COUNTY 

Click here to download the Humboldt County slate card.

Click here to download the Humboldt County slate card.

U.S House of Representatives

District 2: Jared Huffman
Congressman Huffman serves on the Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He has been a strong supporter of the environment and labor.

State Assembly

District 2: Jim Wood
In his first year in the Assembly, Jim Wood authored nine bills that were signed into law, including the Marijuana Watershed Protection Act, the environmental cornerstone of the state’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.

Eureka City Council

Ward 4: Austin Allison
NUHW member Austin Allison is a cardiac monitor technician at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka and also operates a small furniture-making business. Allison will advocate for working families and will bring fresh ideas, energy, and integrity to the City Council.

Local Measures

YES – Measure P
Measure P would modify the Eureka City Charter to change city council elections to a true ward system, which requires candidates to live in the ward that they are running to represent and would allow only residents of that ward to vote for them. Currently, candidates are required to live in the ward they are running for, but all Eureka residents can vote for all five council representatives. This measure creates greater accountability to our residents.

YES – Measure V
Measure V would implement a countywide mobile home rent control ordinance at the 42 mobile home parks in unincorporated areas. It would tie rent increases to annual changes in the Consumer Price Index and allow park residents to vote on park improvements that would result in increased rents. Mobile home owners would pay a $5 monthly fee to cover costs incurred by the county for implementing the new program.

 

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Click here to download the Sacramento area slate card.

SACRAMENTO AREA 

U.S. House of Representatives

District 3: John Garamendi
In his four decades of public service, Congressman Garamendi has worked to address fundamental issues that affect working families: job creation, economic growth, access to affordable health care, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

District 4: Bob Derlet
Dr. Derlet, a primary care physician and former chief of emergency medicine at UC Davis, was motivated to run or Congress by witnessing the many obstacles his patients face in navigating a complex healthcare system while struggling to make ends meet.

District 6: Doris Matsui
Congresswoman Matsui, a leader in the Sacramento region and in Congress, has worked to deliver federal funding to the region to improve the lives of working families in a time of economic uncertainty and shrinking state and local budgets.

State Senate

District 3: Mariko Yamada
Throughout her 40 years in public service—as a social worker, school volunteer, Yolo County supervisor, and assemblywoman—Mariko Yamada, a longtime friend of NUHW, has earned a reputation for standing up for what is right, not what is easy.

 

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Click here to download the North Bay slate card.

NORTH BAY 

U.S. House of Representatives

District 2: Jared Huffman
Huffman serves on the Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He has been a strong supporter of the environment and labor.

District 5: Mike Thompson
Thompson is a bipartisan problem solver who has co-authored numerous pieces of legislation to improve our nation’s infrastructure, boost our renewable energy economy, and better our education system.

State Senate

District 3: Mariko Yamada
Throughout her 40 years in public service—as a social worker, school volunteer, Yolo County supervisor, and assemblywoman—Yamada, a longtime friend of NUHW, has earned a reputation for standing up for what is right.

District 5: Cathleen Galgiani
As a fifth-generation Stockton native, Galgiani has worked to protect agriculture, clean up the air in the Central Valley, and expand Cal-Grants to increase college access. Prior to working in the Legislature, she worked as a physical therapy aide helping patients recover from strokes and other injuries and diseases.

State Assembly

District 2: Jim Wood
In his first year in the Assembly, Wood authored nine bills that were signed into law, including the Marijuana Watershed Protection Act, the environmental cornerstone of the state’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.

District 4: Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
Aguiar-Curry, who specializes in water use, strategic planning, and community outreach, has built a solid record as a community leader and businesswoman, planning commissioner, city councilmember, and as the first woman mayor of Winters.

District 10: Marc Levine
Assemblymember Levine, a former San Rafael city councilmember, is part of a new generation of state legislators that has worked to produce a balanced budget and return much-needed funding to our schools.

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

Noreen Evans
Evans has a 20-year track record in supporting labor, protecting the environment, and standing up to powerful development and resource-extraction interests. She has represented 5th District residents as a planning commissioner, Santa Rosa city councilmember, assemblymember and state senator.

Sonoma City Council

Amy Harrington
For the last decade, Harrington has worked as an elder law attorney. Before that, she was a healthcare organizer. Harrington knows well the struggles healthcare workers face every day with our patients and our employers and she is ready to stand with us.

Santa Rosa City Council

Julie Combs
Councilmember Combs plans to expand her efforts on job creation, affordable housing, and city services. Representing Santa Rosa and Sonoma County on thse Association of Bay Area Governments’ Regional Planning Committee, she has fought for equitable distribution of grant funds for the city and county.

Jack Tibbetts
Tibbetts believes Santa Rosa must adapt to change while preserving its character. As a director at California Clean Power, Tibbetts helps cities increase and gain control of their renewable energy. Tibbetts has also worked for the Economic Development Board to reduce income inequality in the county.

 

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Click here to download the East Bay slate card.

EAST BAY 

U.S. House of Representatives

District 9: Jerry McNerney
McNerney voted against pay raises for members of Congress and wrote the bill to close tax loopholes used by corporations to ship jobs overseas.

District 11: Mark DeSaulnier
DeSaulnier, a strong supporter of NUHW, is a passionate, results-driven progressive and an advocate for Contra Costa County’s working families.

District 13: Barbara Lee
A longtime friend to NUHW, Lee has championed legislation to fight poverty, clean up the environment, eradicate HIV/AIDS, and bring affordable, quality healthcare to the uninsured.

District 15: Eric Swalwell
Another strong supporter of NUHW, Swalwell is dedicated to building a stronger economy and creating local jobs.

State Senate District 9 (dual endorsement)

Sandré R. Swanson
As an assemblymember, Swanson chaired the Labor and Employment Committee and was a vocal advocate for creating sustainable jobs for working people.

Nancy Skinner
Skinner was an accomplished legislator in the Assembly, building a strong track record as a social justice advocate and a champion of renewable energy and climate protection.

State Assembly

District 14: Mae Torlakson
Mae Torlakson is a progressive, pragmatic advocate for affordable higher education, environmental protection, and economic opportunity.

District 15: Tony Thurmond
Tony Thurmond, who chairs the Assembly’s Labor and Employment Committee, is a friend of NUHW and a strong advocate for education, the environment, and public safety.

District 16: Cheryl Cook-Kallio
As a public school teacher and Pleasanton City Councilmember, Cook-Kallio earned a reputation as a staunch advocate for working families.

District 18: Rob Bonta
Rob Bonta is a tireless advocate for public schools, public safety, economic development, and fiscal responsibility.

District 20: Bill Quirk
Before his election to the Assembly, Bill Quirk worked as a climate change scientist at NASA and served as a leader for more than 30 years in local labor and other organizations.

Oakland City Council

District 1: Dan Kalb
In his first term, Dan Kalb has worked hard to make Oakland safer, more prosperous, and more affordable.

District 3: Noni Session
Third-generation West Oakland resident Noni Session strives to ensure development without displacement, keep residents healthy and safe, and facilitate access to living-wage jobs for Oaklanders.

District 5: Noel Gallo
Fruitvale/San Antonio District native Noel Gallo will continue to prioritize public safety, better schools, affordable housing, and job creation.

District 7: Larry Reid
A City Councilmember since 1997, Larry Reid has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for his constituents.

At-Large: Rebecca Kaplan
Rebecca Kaplan is a strong advocate for Oakland, helping to ban the transportation of coal through the city, increase police accountability, and protect renters.

Oakland Unified School District Board

District 7: Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson, a social worker, is running to ensure that underserved communities have access to quality education.

District 5: Mike Hutchinson
Mike Hutchinson is an effective advocate for public school students and parents with a comprehensive plan for improving our schools while negotiating a fair contract with our teachers.

City of Richmond

City Council: Ben Choi
Ben Choi is running to ensure that Richmond has fair and affordable housing, environmental protections, and safe streets. He grew up in a working class, diverse neighborhood, and understands the community.

City Council: Melvin Willis
Richmond native Melvin Willis, a strong supporter of universal healthcare and organized labor, has worked as a community organizer to stop evictions and prevent rents from skyrocketing.

YES – Proposition L: The Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction and Homeowner Protection Ordinance
Would control excessive rent increases and arbitrary evictions while protecting homeowners and ensuring landlords a fair return on their investment.

Berkeley Mayor (Ranked-Choice Voting System)

  1. Jesse Arreguin
    In his seven years on the City Council, Jesse Arreguin has championed social and economic justice for children, families, and seniors. He pledges to tackle the affordability crisis by protecting and expanding affordable housing and preventing displacement.
  1. Kriss Worthington
    Kriss Worthington has brought progressive leadership, innovation, and transparency to Berkeley for 20 years, spearheading hundreds of public policy issues addressing labor, the environment, public transit, economic development, and technological innovation.

Peralta Community College Board

Karen Weinstein
Karen Weinstein is a retired NUHW member, a psychologist, and a longtime activist and community organizer in the women’s rights, labor rights, and healthcare movements.

BART Board of Directors

Lateefah Simon
A West Oakland resident, Lateefah Simon depends on public transit and understands how crucial BART services are in her community. She is an effective leader with two decades of experience building coalitions.

District Propositions

YES – Measure RR: BART Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief
A general obligation bond measure that is a key funding component of BART’s plan to rebuild its aging infrastructure. The plan will replace and repair 90 miles of deteriorating tracks and other infrastructure.

 

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Click here to download the San Francisco slate card.

SAN FRANCISCO 

U.S. House of Representatives

District 12: Nancy Pelosi
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi served as Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011. A longtime friend to NUHW, Pelosi continues to fight for working families and healthcare reform.

State Senate

District 11: Jane Kim
Supervisor Jane Kim is a proven progressive leader who has fought to expand access to affordable housing, protect renters, and improve public schools. Kim has been a leader in the effort to close the income gap, authoring the ballot measure to increase San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

State Assembly

District 17: David Chiu
Assemblymember David Chiu is a strong advocate for affordable housing and for the rights of workers and immigrants. In his first term in the Assembly, where he serves as chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee, Chiu authored 11 bills to improve the lives of Californians.

District 19: Phil Ting
Assemblymember Phil Ting is a leader in the fight for education reform, a greener economy, and open government. As chair of the Budget Committee, Ting pursues responsible budget solutions that strengthen working families.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors

District 1: Sandra Fewer
An NUHW supporter since our founding, Sandra Fewer knows the Richmond District inside and out. As a member of the School Board for eight years, she has a track record for results-oriented leadership.

District 3: Aaron Peskin
Supervisor Aaron Peskin is an experienced, progressive leader dedicated to making the city more livable for working people by preserving and expanding affordable housing options.

District 5: London Breed
Supervisor London Breed is a longtime community activist and a San Francisco native. As president of the Board of Supervisors, Breed has cast critical votes that have helped protect working San Franciscans.

District 7: Norman Yee
Supervisor Norman Yee is a third-generation San Franciscan who has a deep understanding and love for the city. He has prioritized families and workers, increased public safety, and improved local parks.

District 9: Hillary Ronen
As a civil rights attorney, Hillary Ronen fought for low-wage workers and led efforts to create more affordable housing in District 9. Ronen has also been a vigorous supporter of NUHW and our contract campaigns in her role as legislative aide to Supervisor David Campos.

District 11: Kimberly Alvarenga and Ahsha Safai (dual endorsement)

Kimberly Alvarenga: Alvarenga has a long history of advocating to keep San Francisco affordable for working families, including supporting statewide minimum wage and affordable housing initiatives.

Ahsha Safai: Safai has been active in local government and labor for 15 years, working on behalf of neighborhoods, low-income families, and working people.

BART Board of Directors

Bevan Dufty
With a 40-year career in public service, NUHW supporter Bevan Dufty brings decades of experience and achievement in transportation policy.

Lateefah Simon
A West Oakland resident, Lateefah Simon depends on public transit and understands how crucial BART services are in her community. She is an effective leader with two decades of experience building coalitions.

Community College Board of Trustees

Shanell Williams
Williams, the daughter of a union laborer and a nursing assistant, knows firsthand the struggles our members face. As a two-term student trustee, she is experienced and understands student needs.

Rafael Mandelman
Mandelman has been on the Board of Trustees through some of City College’s toughest times, including the successful fight with the state and the accreditation board to keep the school open.

Tom Temprano
Temprano is a longtime San Francisco activist and former president of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club. He has been a staunch advocate for City College during its recent accreditation struggles.

City and County Propositions

YES – Measure A: School Bonds
The measure would increase the debt service on school bonds from $25 to $60 per $100,000. This revenue would be used to support our schools and teachers.

YES – Measure B: City College Parcel Tax
Would continue an eight-year parcel tax that will help City College stay open and retain quality staff.

NO RECOMMENDATION – Measure C: Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing

YES – Measure D: Vacancy Appointments
In the event of a vacancy on the Board of Supervisors, this measure would require a special election within five months. The mayor appoints an interim replacement, who then would be prohibited from running for the seat in that election cycle. This measure expedites the filling of vacancies and prevents the mayor from choosing an unqualified candidate.

YES – Measure E: Responsibility for the Maintenance of Street Trees
Would establish a Street Tree Maintenance Fund that would transfer the maintenance of city trees from residents to the city.

YES – Measure F: Youth Voting in Elections
Would lower the voting age to 16 in Board of Education elections, giving students a voice in their schools.

NO RECOMMENDATION – Measure G: Police Oversight

YES – Measure H: Public Advocate
Would create a new elected position of Public Advocate as an intermediary between the public and city administration. The Public Advocate would review the administration of city programs, and receive, investigate, and resolve complaints.

YES – Measure I: Funding for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
Would establish a new fund to be used exclusively for services to seniors and adults with disabilities, such as home and community-based long term care, and food and wellness programs.

NO – Measure J: Funding for Homelessness and Transportation
Would create two new funds with annual appropriations for the next 24 years. Creating more predetermined appropriations prevents our government from making decisions in lean economic times.

NO RECOMMENDATION – Measure K: General Sales Tax

YES – Measure L: MTA Appointments
Would allow the Board of Supervisors to appoint three members of the Municipal Transportation Agency’s board and lower the budget-approval threshold to six members.

NO RECOMMENDATION – Measure M: Housing and Development Commission

YES – Measure N: Non-Citizen Voting in School
Would allow non-citizens to vote in local School Board elections. Parents of all children should have a voice in our school system regardless of citizenship.

YES – Measure O: Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point
Would amend the Planning Code to exclude new office space in the Candlestick Point and Hunters Point project area from the annual 950,000 square feet limit imposed in 1986 by Proposition M. The measure would exempt any new office space from counting towards the annual limit.

NO – Measure P: Competitive Bidding for Affordable Housing Projects on City-Owned Property
Would establish criteria for the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development regarding its solicitations of affordable housing projects on city-owned property.

NO – Measure Q: Prohibiting Tents on Public Sidewalks
Would prohibit the placement of tent encampments on public sidewalks, but would not require the city to provide the homeless population with needed services.

NO RECOMMENDATION – Measure R: Neighborhood Crime Unit

NO RECOMMENDATION – Measure S: Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds

NO RECOMMENDATION – Measure T: Restricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists

NO – Measure U: Affordable Housing Requirements for Market-Rate Development Projects
Would double the income level required to qualify for inclusionary units to 110 percent of Area Median Income.

NO RECOMMENDATION – Measure V: Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

YES – Measure W: Real Estate Transfer Tax on Properties Over $5 Million
Would increase the Real Property Transfer Tax rate. Revenues generated would then be used to support City College students.

NO RECOMMENDATION – Measure X: Requirements for Changing the Use of Certain Properties

District Propositions

YES – Measure RR: BART Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief
A general obligation bond measure that is a key funding component of BART’s plan to rebuild its aging infrastructure. The plan will replace and repair 90 miles of deteriorating tracks and other infrastructure.

 

Click here to download the San Mateo County slate card.

Click here to download the San Mateo County slate card.

SAN MATEO COUNTY 

U.S. House of Representatives

District 14: Jackie Speier
Congresswoman Speier has been a tireless champion for women’s right. Speier was the first member of Congress to advocate for fundamental reforms to end the epidemic of sexual assault in the military and on college campuses. She is also at the forefront of efforts to end discrimination and close the gender pay gap through the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

State Senate

District 11: Jane Kim
As a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Jane Kim has proven herself to be a progressive leader. She has fought to expand access to affordable housing, protect renters, and improve public schools. Kim has been a leader in the effort to close the income gap, authoring the ballot measure to increase San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

District 13: Jerry Hill
For more than twenty years, Senator Hill has been tackling critical issues to the benefit of Peninsula communities. He led the successful effort to expand health insurance to all children in San Mateo County without raising taxes and helped increase education funding to its highest level in state history.

State Assembly

District 19: Phil Ting
Assemblymember Phil Ting is a leader in the fight for education reform, a greener economy, and open government. As chair of the Budget Committee, Ting pursues responsible budget solutions that strengthen working families.

District 22: Kevin Mullin
Among Speaker Pro Tempore Mullin’s top legislative priorities are election reform and strengthening our democracy. He has also focused on expanding economic opportunities and balancing the budget.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

District 5: David Canepa
David Canepa, always a supporter of NUHW members, will bring to the Board of Supervisors a record of successful common-sense policies and partnerships that have delivered important services to the people of Daly City and San Mateo County.

Daly City City Council

Juslyn Manalo
With social service and community board experience, Juslyn Manalo is invested in creating a thriving Daly City for families, seniors, and young people.

Glenn Sylvester
Glenn Sylvester has served his community in a variety of roles for forty years. Retired from law enforcement, he currently serves as a Planning Commissioner for Daly City.

 

Click here to download the Silicon Valley slate card.

Click here to download the Silicon Valley slate card.

SILICON VALLEY 

U.S. House of Representatives

District 17: Mike Honda
A teacher, principal and congressman, Mike Honda has dedicated his life to public service. During his tenure in Congress, he has secured over a half-billion dollars for regional projects, including the BART expansion to San Jose and a variety of healthcare and public works initiatives. As the chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Honda fought for language access in hospitals and the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities.

District 18: Anna Eshoo
In Congresswoman Eshoo’s two decades in Congress, she has defended consumers, championed technological innovation, expanded access to healthcare for families and children, protected the environment, and encouraged development of clean energy technology. As a member of two key House committees, Eshoo has influenced major initiatives such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the healthcare reform bill.

District 19: Zoe Lofgren
Congresswoman Lofgren champions thoughtful, practical ideas and smart, forward-thinking policy solutions that help our community. As the former chair of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security and a longtime immigration attorney and law professor, Lofgren is an established champion of comprehensive immigration reform and a national leader on immigration policy. She was instrumental in the passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.

State Senate

District 15: Jim Beall
Senator Beall’s vision and experience has provided Silicon Valley with 30 years of leadership and a strong advocate for working families. Beall has authored bills to improve California’s air quality, provide long-term funding for projects like BART to San Jose, and to protect foster care youth from being overprescribed psychotropic drugs. He has also expanded the delivery of behavioral health services by strengthening mental health parity laws.

 

CENTRAL COAST 

Click here to download the Central Coast slate card.

Click here to download the Central Coast slate card.

U.S. House of Representatives

District 20: Jimmy Panetta
Jimmy Panetta has deep roots on the Central Coast. A product of local schools, he has gone on to serve as a board member for many local institutions, as a Naval Reserve intelligence officer, as a soldier in the Afghanistan War, and now as a Monterey County deputy district attorney. Panetta vows to bring fresh ideas, energy, and a bi-partisan collaborative spirit to Congress.

State Senate

District 17: Bill Monning
Senator Monning, a longtime friend of NUHW, is a principled leader who has championed the environment, education, and healthcare. Monning has been one of the Legislature’s leading advocates for reducing childhood obesity and other preventable chronic illnesses by reducing the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.

State Assembly

District 29: Mark Stone
Mark Stone has emerged as a leader in the Assembly on environmental protection and child welfare issues. In his first term, he chaired the Committee on Human Services, where he led policy decisions on child welfare, foster care, developmental disability services, temporary cash assistance, and CalFresh food benefits.

District 30: Karina Cervantez Alejo
Karina Cervantez Alejo has been a great friend and ally to NUHW members at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. A former mayor and councilmember, Alejo will bring to the Assembly a deep commitment to improving the lives of working families through job creation, reducing income inequality, and supporting small businesses.

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Board of Directors

Carissa Purnell is seeking to join the board of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System to ensure that people have access to quality care and to pertinent information about their health. As an educator, Purnell believes knowledge, education, and critical thinking are the catalysts for systemic change and empowerment.

 

Click here to download the Central Valley slate card.

Click here to download the Central Valley slate card.

CENTRAL VALLEY 

U.S. House of Representatives

District 4: Bob Derlet
Dr. Derlet, a primary care physician and former chief of emergency medicine at UC Davis, was motivated to run for Congress by witnessing the many obstacles his patients face in navigating a complex healthcare system while struggling to make ends meet.

District 9: Jerry McNerney
McNerney voted against pay raises for members of Congress and wrote the bill to close tax loopholes used by corporations to ship jobs overseas.

District 10: Michael Eggman
As a native of Central Valley farm country, Congressman Eggman understands the issues facing local residents and small businesses. Eggman has prioritized job creation and economic development and the passage of comprehensive immigration reform.

District 16: Jim Costa
Congressman Costa is a third-generation family farmer and has applied his knowledge and experience to fight for Central Valley agriculture, water rights, and the economy during his tenure in Congress.

District 21: Emilio Huerta
Inspired by the leadership of his mother, Dolores Huerta, Emilio served as a labor negotiator representing farmworkers throughout the state. For the past twenty years, he has worked as a civil rights attorney dedicated to improving the lives of working men and women. 

 

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Click here to download the LA/Inland Empire slate card.

LOS ANGELES/INLAND EMPIRE 

U.S. House of Representatives

District 24: Salud Carbajal
As a Santa Barbara County Supervisor, Carbajal has focused on community health, co-sponsoring an initiative that provided health insurance for all the county’s children.

District 25: Bryan Caforio
Caforio is a strong advocate for labor, access to quality healthcare services, and the regulation of the private banking system.

District 26: Julia Brownley
As the leading Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health, Brownley worked with stakeholders to dramatically increase health care services for veterans.

District 27: Judy Chu
As the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress, Chu has been a vocal advocate for the healthcare needs of the Asian Pacific American community.

District 28: Adam Schiff
Throughout his public service career Schiff has prioritized job creation and improving the economy.

District 29: Tony Cardenas
Cardenas, the first Latino to represent the San Fernando Valley in Congress, has focused on the economy, anti-gang initiatives, gun reform, and juvenile justice.

District 30: Brad Sherman
Sherman is a strong advocate for education and the interests of working families, leading the effort to prevent taxpayer dollars from being used for unlimited Wall Street bailouts.

District 31: Pete Aguilar
Former Redlands mayor has been a reliable voice for working families, small businesses, and economic growth.

District 32: Grace Napolitano
Napolitano, founder and chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, is a leading voice for mental health parity and increased funding for and access to mental health services.

District 33: Ted Lieu
Lieu has been a leader in the fight against racism and discrimination. He serves as chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus task force on armed services and veterans and co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus.

District 34: Xavier Becerra
As the first Latino to serve on the Ways and Means Committee, Becerra has increased opportunities for working families and combatted poverty among the working poor.

District 35: Norma Torres
Torres has worked to increase access to Covered California and to improve quality of care in underserved communities.

District 36: Raul Ruiz
Ruiz, an emergency room doctor, established the Coachella Valley Healthcare Initiative, which united stakeholders from across the region to address the local healthcare crisis.

District 37: Karen Bass
In her first term, Bass created the bipartisan Congressional Foster Youth Caucus, which aims to transform the foster care system in the United States.

District 38: Linda Sanchez
Sanchez, a co-founder of the Labor and Working Families Caucus, seeks to ensure that workers are safe on the job and protected from employer intimidation and retaliation.

District 40: Lucille Roybal-Allard
Roybal-Allard is a supporter of immigration reform and labor unions and has secured funding for infant and child care, prenatal health, HIV testing, and diabetes treatment.

District 41: Mark Takano
As a former public school teacher and community college board trustee, Takano has a long history of public service and a deep knowledge of education issues.

District 42: Tim Sheridan
Sheridan began his career with the National Treasury Employees Union, where he still serves as a national field representative and assistant counsel.

District 43: Maxine Waters
With 37 years in public service, Waters is a seasoned and reliable progressive voice in Congress with a solid record on labor, healthcare, and social justice.

District 44: Isadore Hall
As a state senator, Hall supported NUHW members in their contract fight at the USC’s Keck Hospital.

District 47: Alan Lowenthal
As a city council member, state legislator, and now congressman, Lowenthal focused on environmental protections and economic success at the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports.

State Senate

District 19: Hannah-Beth Jackson
Jackson has advocated for women by authoring the California Fair Pay Act, the strongest equal pay law in the nation.

District 21: Johnathon Ervin
Ervin, an Iraq War veteran and senior master sergeant in the Air Force Reserves, is a former school board member who has advocated for investment in K-12 education.

District 25: Anthony Portantino
Portantino is an advocate for financial aid for community college students and opportunities for high school students to attend community college classes.

District 27: Henry Stern
As a current staff advisor to Senator Pavley, Stern has worked on legislation to balance the budget, respond to the drought, and revitalize the education system.

District 29: Josh Newman
A former Army officer, Newman has led efforts to expand career opportunities and access to healthcare for military veterans.

District 31: Richard Roth
In his first year in office, Roth delivered on his campaign pledge to secure full, ongoing funding for the UC Riverside School of Medicine.

District 33: Ricardo Lara
Raised in a blue-collar immigrant household, Lara knows first-hand the challenges faced by working families. Lara has authored legislation that allows undocumented students to apply for college loans.

District 35: Steven Bradford
Bradford, whose mother was a nurse, understands the vital role of healthcare workers. During his tenure in the Assembly, he supported a statewide minimum wage increase.

State Assembly

District 40: Abigail Medina
As a trustee for the San Bernardino City Unified School District, Medina led efforts to increase parent engagement and expand education programs; the district’s high school graduation rates exceeded state and county standards for the first time in forty years.

District 45: Matthew Dababneh
Dababneh has worked to create jobs, protect the environment, improve access to health care, and strengthen consumer protections.

District 49: Ed Chau
Chau authored legislation that makes language assistance policies in hospitals readily available to patients.

District 50: Richard Bloom
Bloom, a longtime friend of NUHW, has been a vital leader in legislative efforts to combat prescription drug overdose and to protect the environment from hydraulic fracking.

District 51: Jimmy Gomez
Gomez authored legislation to address public health, environmental justice, water conservation, education, LGBT rights, and affordable housing, as well as the nation’s most progressive expansion of Paid Family Leave.

District 54: Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
Ridley-Thomas has authored legislation to prohibit consumer racial profiling, increase public contracting opportunities for minority-owned businesses, and expand access to mental health care.

District 57: Ian Calderon
Calderon led legislative efforts to increase unannounced annual inspections at community care facilities in an effort to decrease abuse within facilities.

District 62: Autumn Burke
Burke has worked to promote the growth of women-owned businesses and provide scholarships for young people to pursue job training programs and higher education.

District 63: Anthony Rendon
Prior to serving in the Assembly, Rendon was an educator, non-profit executive director, and environmental activist. He leads the ongoing effort to ensure accountability from the California Public Utilities Commission.

District 64: Mike Gipson
Gipson has served as a peace officer, legislative staffer, elected official, and as a labor organizer helping thousands of workers to win better wages and benefits.

Los Angeles Board of Supervisors

District 4: Janice Hahn
Hahn, a longtime supporter of NUHW and working families, has an extensive record of public service, having served on the L.A. City Council and in Congress.

 

ORANGE COUNTY 

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U.S. House of Representatives

District 39: Brett Murdock
Brett Murdock was elected to the Brea City Council in 2010 and served as mayor in 2014. He currently teaches American Government at Cal State Fullerton and practices law. In Congress, Murdock intends to focus on improving our mental healthcare in order to decrease homelessness, the prison population, gun violence, and drug addiction.

District 46: Bao Nguyen
Bao Nguyen has been a strong and active supporter of NUHW’s organizing campaign at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center. As mayor of Garden Grove, Nguyen has fought to maintain local control of water resources and taken on corporate interests while working to support Orange County entrepreneurs and small businesses.

District 48: Suzanne Savary
Suzanne Savary, a retired USC associate professor, is committed to economic revitalization, gender pay equality, and access to early childhood education.

State Senate

District 29: Josh Newman
A former Army officer, Josh Newman has led efforts to expand career opportunities and access to healthcare for military veterans.

District 37: Ari Grayson
Ari Grayson is a research scientist, professor, and consultant on medical facilities, schools, and homes. He seeks to strengthen the middle class, revitalize the economy, and create jobs that will provide quality healthcare coverage.

State Assembly

District 65: Sharon Quirk-Silva
Sharon Quirk-Silva is a teacher and former mayor of Fullerton and previously served a term in the Assembly. She is a longtime supporter of labor unions and access to quality healthcare services.

Orange County Board of Supervisors

District 1: Michele Martinez
As a Santa Ana city councilmember, Michele Martinez supported NUHW’s organizing campaign at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center. Her priorities include economic development, public health and safety, and transportation.

Santa Ana City Council

Ward 3: Jose Solorio
Solorio, a former councilmember and Assemblymember and current community college boardmember, has focused his public service career on education, job creation, public safety, and infrastructure improvements.

Westminster City Council

Sergio Contreras
A former school board trustee and current mayor pro tem, Contreras has prioritized quality education and public safety. Contreras has been a strong supporter of NUHW members at Kindred Westminster, Kindred Brea, and Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center.

 

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SAN DIEGO/IMPERIAL COUNTIES 

U.S House of Representatives

District 49: Doug Applegate
Colonel Applegate has pledged to fight for a living wage and equal pay, to strengthen services to veterans, and to improve access to quality healthcare for all Americans.

District 51: Juan Vargas
Congressmember Vargas has worked tirelessly to ensure public safety and protect services to the poor and elderly. Currently serving his second term, he sits on the Committee on Financial Services.

District 52: Scott Peters
Congressmember Peters helped lead the $2 billion redevelopment of downtown San Diego, the cleanup of the city’s beaches and bays, and the completion of a number of major infrastructure projects.

District 53: Susan Davis
As a former medical social worker, Congressmember Davis recognizes the need for accessible and affordable quality healthcare. She advocated for direct access to OB/GYN and crucial maternal healthcare for low-income women under the Affordable Care Act.

State Senate

District 39: Toni Atkins
Atkins, former Speaker of the Assembly, has been a pioneer in the fight for housing, veterans, the environment, women’s health, and LGBT rights.

State Assembly

District 78: Todd Gloria
Todd Gloria, currently San Diego’s District 3 City Councilmember, is a strong advocate for mental health parity, affordable housing, and finding real solutions for homelessness.

District 79: Shirley Weber
Assemblymember Weber has authored bills on K-12 education reform, increasing access and affordability for higher education for California’s students, and a law to address the issue of racial profiling in policing.

District 80: Lorena Gonzalez
Assemblymember Gonzalez authored the historic legislation that affords 6.5 million working Californians the ability to earn paid sick leave. Prior to her election to the Assembly, Gonzalez was a labor leader and organizer, serving as the first woman and person of color to lead the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council.