Dolores Huerta Endorses Buffy Wicks for California State Assembly, District 15

Sep 5, 2018 | Blog, Press Release

Berkeley, CA.– Today political activist and American labor leader, Dolores Huerta, endorsed Buffy Wicks to serve as the next Assemblymember for District 15.

I am proud to announce my endorsement of Buffy Wicks for California State Assembly,” said Huerta. “From her grassroots organizing to her work on the Affordable Care Act under President Obama, Buffy has demonstrated the immense power of organizing and its ability to effect great change on people’s lives. I am confident that she will continue to fight for the rights of workers, women, and children as a State Assemblymember in Sacramento.”

“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of one of the most respected advocates for workers’ rights, Dolores Huerta,” said Wicks. 

Dolores Huerta is a nationally renowned advocate for the working poor, women, and children. As founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she travels across the country engaging in campaigns and influencing legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights.

Other leaders endorsing Buffy include President Barack Obama, United States Senator Kamala Harris, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, SF Mayor London Breed, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, El Cerrito Mayor Gabe Quinto, Emeryville Mayor John Bauters, Piedmont Vice Mayor Teddy King, Hercules Mayor Chris Kelley, and many other community leaders across the district.  In addition, she is endorsed by the East Bay Times and East Bay Express newspapers as well as the Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, LiUNA Laborer’s Local 324 and Local 304, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local #342.  

Buffy Wicks is a community organizer, progressive advocate and a grassroots activist with experience at the local, state and federal level. Grassroots organizing has been a centerpiece of her campaign, with more than 160 house parties and a team of over 500 volunteers who knocked on over 35,000 doors.  She recently won the primary with more than 31% of the vote, winning every city in the District.

More information on Buffy’s platform and priorities can be found at www.buffywicks.com.

 

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