(ed note - full disclosure, Venice For Change has endorsed Debra Bowen for Congress)
At a gathering of over a hundred grassroots supporters, campaign staff, and elected officials from throughout the CA-36 district, California Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) announced she was endorsing Debra Bowen for Congress.
I'm here today because we have a tremendous opportunity to elect Debra Bowen to the 36th congressional district. It's truly exciting for me. I've known her for a long time. I've known her as a state assembly member, I've known her as a state senator, I've known her as Secretary of State. I've known her as extremely intelligent, always outspoken, a true leader, someone with integrity in every seat that she's been in.
And that's why I'm so proud to say I was was the very first Congressperson to endorse Debra Bowen for Congress.
You know with Debra Bowen in this seat, you will have someone who will stand up to Wall Street. You know that she understands our coastline is a national treasure and she will do as much as she can to defend it. You know that she understands the value of education, and that we have to concentrate like a laser to make sure we get jobs in this district.
And you know as Republicans attack a woman's right to chose, Debra will be there to stand up for us.
released dozens of endorsements to the press yesterday. Besides Congresswoman Chu, State Assemblymembers Betsy Butler, Mark Leno, Gil Cedillo, Wes Chesboro, State Senators Alan Lowenthal and Fran Pavley, Hermosa Beach Mayor Howard Fishman, as well as former Assemblymember Sheila Kuehl and former City Council watchdog Laura Chick also endorsed Bowen.
The campaign also lists scores of "citizen endorsements" from ordinary voters in CA-36. Anyone interested in adding their name to that list can go to this link.
To see more photos from yesterday's event, go to this link.