Sheila K. Riley
First Vice Chair/42nd AD Vice Chair
Mary Ann Andreas
Correspondence Secretary/56th AD Vice Chair
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Majority Leader V. Manuel Pérez Issues Statement
(SACRAMENTO) – Assembly Majority Leader V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) released the following statement regarding the undocumented Central American children brought to federal facilities in California:
It is said that one measure of society is how well we care for the most vulnerable among us. I’m afraid we did not measure up very well yesterday. Though I acknowledge their right to protest, my heart was heavy to see my fellow Californians lashing out with such fear and hatred toward people in need. These children and families are desperate, and to me it goes against basic American values to deny them the opportunity to seek safe harbor in our country. Rather, I believe our response should be guided by compassion and by the imperative to care for those in need. I understand that some of the families are coming to El Centro for processing, and I hope and believe that they will receive a more humanitarian welcome. I appreciate the effort by the City of Coachella to gather basic supplies for the unaccompanied children which I hope will offer them some minimal comfort during what must be an extremely scary time. When we look at these children and families, let us see our own children and families.
Please visit Assemblyman Pérez’s website and follow him on Facebook. Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) serves as the Majority Floor Leader of the California State Assembly. He represents the 56th district, which comprises the cities and communities of Blythe, Brawley, Bermuda Dunes, Calexico, Calipatria, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial, Indio, Mecca, Oasis, North Shore, Salton Sea, Thermal, Thousand Palms, and Westmorland.
Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on Success of Endorsed Democratic Party Candidates in 2014 Primary Election
While votes are still being tallied, it’s important to note that in contests where the State Party’s delegates endorsed a candidate, those candidates performed exceedingly well. In fact, 96% of candidates endorsed by the California Democratic Party moved past the primary election and will be on the ballot in November – that’s an extraordinary success rate.
Our candidates' success speaks to the importance of the Democratic Party’s endorsement in the era of the “Top Two” Primary.
Below is a tally on the performance of endorsed candidates in the 2014 primary election:
Endorsed: 9 | Moving on: 9
Endorsed: 50 | Moving on: 49
State Senate candidates
Endorsed: 16 | Moving on: 15
State Assembly candidates
Endorsed: 63 | Moving on: 60
TOTAL Endorsed: 138
TOTAL Moving on: 133
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For a complete list of endorsed California Democratic Party candidates moving on to the 2014 general election click here (endorsed candidates moving on are highlighted in blue): http://www.cadem.org/admin/miscdocs/files/2014_Primary_EndorsedMovingOn1.pdf
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