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March 12, 2017 4pm- 5:30pm
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Los Angeles, CA90010
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Los Angeles, CA - Yesterday, the California Democratic Party took another step to coronate Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez with an undemocratic party endorsement. The process is complex and dominated by party insiders and political operatives with only one voting delegate out of 103 actually showing up to hear the candidates. 45 delegates did not vote nor show up and the remaining 57 votes were already cast prior to the meeting, highlighting the type of backroom corrupt deals that still dominate the Democratic party in Los Angeles and the State. Additionally, the party requests that each candidate pay a $350 fee to be able to present to the party delegates.
The undemocratic process gave no opportunity for what is a historically diverse, talented, and impressive slate of candidates to make their case. Beyond undermining the will of the people, the process was an insult to candidates coming from immigrant, women, LGBTQ, labor, and other key communities in the district who wanted their vision, policy platforms, bold agendas, and voices heard by the voting delegates.
In response to the rigged and undemocratic process that undermines the Democratic voters of California’s 34th Congressional District, the following candidates who were present at this morning’s meeting, Vanessa Aramayo, Arturo Carmona, Wendy Carillo, Ricardo De La Fuente, Raymond Meza, and Michelle “Hope” Walker issued a joint statement.
“As candidates seeking to represent the people of Los Angeles, we feel a responsibility to call out the dirty tricks being played by establishment politicians and party operatives who are looking to undermine this election. What the Democratic political establishment is telling us is, ‘We know best. We know what’s best for the people of Los Angeles. No debate, no discussion needed here. We got it. It’s Jimmy’s turn to represent this district.’
When party insiders and establishment politicians vote for the one candidate who fails to show-up to the endorsement process and most of the appointed delegates voting decide to vote by mail, it makes it evidently a rigged, corrupt and undemocratic process.
No matter what, we will keep coming out to fight and bring attention to rigged establishment politics. We can and must do better as a democracy.”
Voters can help by emailing or calling the party’s leadership and member offices to object to the hijacking of our democratic process and withhold future donations to the party. Party leaders can be reached at:
John Burton, Chairman, John@cadem.org
Eric Bauman, Vice Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandra "Alex" Gallardo-Rooker, Vice Chair, email@example.com
Chris Myers, Executive Director, Chris@cadem.org, (916) 442-5707
Emma Harper, Member Services Director, Emma@cadem.org
For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Adams, 510-612-8733
34th Congressional District Candidate Vanessa Aramayo Announces Support of former Member of Congress Jane Harman and former California Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer
Los Angeles, CA—Candidate for California’s 34th Congressional District Vanessa Aramayo today announced the endorsement of former Member of Congress Jane Harman and former California Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer. Aramayo, a former Director of the anti-poverty nonprofit California Partnership/Center for Community Change, is running to replace new California Attorney General Xavier Bacerra in Congress. Aramayo’s statement follows:
“I am proud to receive the backing of those who best know my work ethic, my experience and my qualifications; Jane Harman and Dario Frommer. The progress we have made helping people improve their lives and their families is under assault. Jane and Dario know how important it is to provide access to affordable health care, protect immigrant families, move forward on climate change innovations and stand up for the civil rights of all.”
Aramayo served as District Director for Jane Harman and as a senior staff member for Dario Frommer.
"While serving as my District Director, Vanessa worked effectively on issues that mattered to my constituents: Homeland Security, the economy, and education. She engaged the community to push Congress for improved access to quality healthcare and to reform immigration laws. In short, Vanessa gets things done."
--Jane Harman, Former Member of Congress
“As a crucial member of my team, Vanessa always brought a thoughtful approach to improving access to healthcare and educational opportunities. She has done it in Sacramento and in Washington by bringing stakeholders into the legislative process and ensuring their real life concerns are considered. Vanessa will be ready from day one to make sure your voices are heard.”
--Dario Frommer, Former California Assembly Majority Leader
A longtime Eagle Rock resident and Glendale native, Aramayo has worked to expand healthcare access, reform immigration law and improve public education while directing two non-profit community organizations and serving as a Congressional and State Assembly aide.
Congressional Candidate Vanessa Aramayo Vows to Work with AG to Fight Trump Administration Attacks on Health Care, Immigrants, Climate and Civil Rights
Los Angeles, CA— Candidate for California’s 34th Congressional District Vanessa Aramayo congratulates former Congressman Xavier Becerra on being sworn in as California Attorney General. Aramayo, the former Director of the anti-poverty non-profit California Partnership, Center for Community Change, is running to replace Becerra in Congress. Aramayo’s statement follows:
“Laws, initiatives and policies that Californians hold dear are under attack from the Trump Administration. California’s Members of Congress must work closely with Attorney General Becerra to defend access to affordable health care, protect immigrant families, move forward on climate change innovations and stand up for the civil rights of all. Our state has always led the country on innovative, bold, and effective policies that make sense. We must continue to be fearless, now more than ever before. I look forward to working with our new AG whose Congressional seat will be an honor to fill. Californians are lucky to have him as our next Attorney General. Congratulations.”
A longtime Eagle Rock resident and Glendale native, Aramayo has worked to expand health care access, reform immigration law and improve public education while directing two non-profit community organizations and serving as a Congressional and State Assembly aide.
Former Congressional Aide and Non-Profit Director Brings Policy Advocacy Expertise, Putting Families First
Los Angeles, CA— Vanessa Aramayo, a former State Assembly senior staff member, Congressional District Director and Non-Profit Executive Director, has entered the special election race for California’s 34th Congressional District. Congressman Xavier Becerra, who was nominated this week to become California's next Attorney General, will begin confirmation hearings January 10th. Aramayo’s announcement statement follows:
“Our future is more uncertain now than ever before. I have spent my career fighting to improve the lives of hard-working families. As a Congressional aide, I helped support efforts to expand health care access, improve homeland security and push for comprehensive immigration reform. In Sacramento, I brought stakeholders to the Capitol to ensure the state budget reflects the values of our communities. A budget that protects core services and programs, funds public education and secures quality, affordable health care. I am not afraid to battle the establishment when needed. Constituents of the 34th Congressional District can count on me to stand up to Donald Trump and the Republican Congress who want to destroy Medicare and Social Security benefits, strip access to health care, Medicaid and public education, lower our take home pay and tear immigrant families apart. This election is more than opposing Republican attempts to gut core services and programs. Members of Congress must ensure that government is responsive to the needs of their constituents. We have seen government at its worst when benefits you've earned and deserve are tied up in red tape and bureaucracy. In my personal and professional life, I have fought for children, veterans, senior citizens, those with special needs, and struggling families to make government deliver on its obligations. As your next Congresswoman, I will fight to protect and promote the economic security and well-being of every resident.”
Vanessa, a recognized advocate on health care, public education, immigrant rights and homeland security, brings a combination of legislative and constituent experience with non-profit policy advocacy and community engagement. She served eight years in the public sector first, as senior staff member to former California Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer and then as Congresswoman Jane Harman’s District Director. Vanessa was the Director for California Partnership, Center for Community Change, where she led the campaign to engage low-income communities to protect core services and health care. As the Deputy Executive Director for the Council of Mexican Federations, Vanessa’s work included training community members to fight for better health care, educational opportunities and immigrant rights.