The California Young Democrats Latino Caucus Backs Lou Correa for Congress

Santa Ana, CA— Following weeks of sweeping endorsements from a variety of elected officials and influential organizations, including the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12 and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, today, the California Young Democrats (CYD) Latino Caucus announced their official support of former State Senator Lou Correa in the race to represent California’s 46th Congressional District. The CYD Latino Caucus was established in 2006 by the California Young Democrats in an effort to engage a growing Latino population.

In a letter addressed to the campaign, California Young Democrats Latino Caucus Chair Sean Rivas wrote:

“We are proud to support Lou Correa in his bid to be the next Congress Member in the 46th Congressional District. Senator Correa understands the struggles our Latino youth face today, and we strongly support his race to the House of Representatives.”

Upon hearing the news, former State Senator Lou Correa released the following statement:

“I am proud to have the endorsement of the CYD Latino Caucus. Now more than ever, it is critical that we engage young Latinos in the political process and encourage them to make their voices heard. Millennials have the power to influence elections and government policies, and it is our job to ensure that they have the information and tools they need to voice their concerns and make a real difference. In Congress, I will continue fight to improve our public education system, expand career technical and job training programs, and address the student loan debt crisis.”

In addition to today’s endorsement, Lou Correa has garnered widespread support from a variety of labor, environmental, public safety, and business organizations, as well as elected officials and community leaders, including:


·  California Democratic Party (CDP)

·  California Labor Federation

·  United Association Local Union 250: Steamfitters & Refrigeration

·  California School Employees Association (CSEA)

·  California State Association of Letter Carriers (CSALC)

·  California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP)

·  The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA)

·  United Farm Workers of America (UFW)

·  California Police Chiefs' Association

·  Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)

·  National Latino Peace Officers Association

·  California Small Business Association

·  Building Our Leadership Diversity (BOLD) PAC

·  International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36

·  International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501

·  International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12

·  Santa Ana School Police Officers' Association

·  Santa Ana Police Officers' Association

·  Anaheim Police Officer's Association Political Action Committee

·  Orange County Deputy District Attorneys

·  Orange County Employees Association (OCEA)

·  Garden Grove Firefighters Association

·  Garden Grove Police Officers Association

·  Californians for Humane Immigrant Rights Leadership Action Fund (CHIRLA Action Fund)

·  Orange County Business Council

·  Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs

·  Communication Workers of America

·  Laborers Local 652

·  Orange County Young Democrats

·  Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute

·  LA/OC Building & Construction Trades Council

Elected Leaders:

·  House Democratic Leader & Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

·  House Democratic Whip & Congressman Steny Hoyer

·  House Democratic Caucus Chair & Congressman Xavier Becerra

·  Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva

·  Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez

·  Former State Assembly Speaker & Congresswoman Karen Bass

·  Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

·  Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard

·  Congresswoman Judy Chu

·  Congressman Juan Vargas

·  Congressman Alan Lowenthal

·  Congressman Pete Aguilar

·  Congressman Ted Lieu

·  Congressman Tony Cardenas

·  Congresswoman Norma Torres

·  Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD.

·  Congressman Ruben Gallego

·  Congressman Luis Gutierrez

·  Congressman Ruben Hinojosa

·  Congressman  Filemon Vela

·  California’s State Treasurer John Chiang

·  California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson

·  California State Senate President Pro-Tem Kevin de León

·  California Board of Equalization Chair Jerome Horton

·  California Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante (Ret.)

·  California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair and State Assemblyman Luis Alejo

·  California Legislative Black Caucus Chair & State Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer

·  California State Senator and former Air Force General Richard Roth

·  California State Senator & LGBT trailblazer Mark Leno

·  California State Senator & Labor Committee Chair Tony Mendoza

·  California State Assemblywoman & former San Diego Central Labor Council Leader Lorena Gonzalez

·  California State Senator Lois Wolk

·  California State Senator Jerry Hill

·  California State Assemblyman Tom Daly

·  California State Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes–Eggman

·  California State Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown

·  California State Assemblyman Henry Perea

·  California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (Ret.)

·  California Supreme Court Justice, Hon., Cruz Reynoso (Ret.)

·  California State Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia

·  California State Assemblyman Jose Medina

·  Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins

·  Santa Ana City Council Member Michele Martinez

·  Santa Ana Unified School District Board President John Palacio

·  Santa Ana Unified School District Clerk Valerie Amezcua

·  Santa Ana Unified School District Board Member José Alfredo Hernández, J.D.

·  Santa Ana City Councilwoman Angie Amezcua

·  Buena Park City Councilman Art Brown

·  Anaheim Union High School District Board President Annemarie Randle-Trejo

·  Anaheim Union High School District Board Member Al Jabbar

·  Anaheim City School District Board of Education President Bob Gardner

·  Anaheim City School District Board of Education Member Ryan Ruelas

·  Anaheim Police Chief John Welter (Ret.)*

·  City of Garden Grove City Council Member Kris Beard

·  Huntington Beach Unified School District Board Member Bonnie Castrey

·  Los Angeles City Councilman, past State Senator Gil Cedillo

·  Artesia City Council Member Ali Sajjad Taj

·  Coast Community College Trustee Jim Moreno

·  Former Mayor of Huntington Beach Linda Moulton-Patterson

·  Coast Community College Trustee, former Congressman, and former Mayor of Santa Ana Jerry Patterson

·  Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton

·  California Democratic Party Regional Director Florice Orea Hoffman

·  California Democratic Party LGBT Caucus Southern California Chair & California Democratic Party Executive Board Member Denise Penn

Community Leaders:

·  South County Labor Chair Ray Cordova*

·  Orange County-based LGBT activist Gregory Willenborg*

·  Pastor of the largest African American church in Orange County, the Rev. Mark E. Whitlock, Jr.*

·  Orange County Civil Rights Leader Sylvia Mendez

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.

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