Long time champions Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, Todd Gloria, and Dr. Shirley Weber, as well as new county leaders needed to create change, Geneviève Jones-Wright and Nathan Fletcher, get endorsements from progressive community engagement organization.
EMBARGOED FOR Release: May 14, 2018
Contact: Alan Kaplan, Engage San Diego Action Fund, 917.776.2388, firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego, CA — Today, the Engage San Diego Action Fund announced its first round of candidate endorsements for 2018. The Engage San Diego Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to enhancing civic engagement and social justice in historically and systemically excluded communities of San Diego County, by lifting up the rights and voices of people of color, working families, immigrants, women, and LGBTQ communities. The Engage San Diego Action Fund supports candidates who strongly believe in progressive values and are dedicated to leading the movement for social and economic justice.
For the June 5th Primary Election, the Engage San Diego Action Fund endorses:
AD-80: Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (D)
AD-78: Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D)
AD-79: Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber (D)
San Diego County District Attorney: Geneviève Jones-Wright (D)
San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 4: Nathan Fletcher (D)
The three Democratic California State Assembly incumbents have been a powerful voice for San Diego’s marginalized communities. Consistently leading on progressive priority issues, like housing, immigration, and worker’s rights, and pushing forward a change agenda, they represent the best values of San Diego residents. Their kind of leadership is exactly what we need on the County level.
Criminal justice reform is a necessary step in creating a better, fairer San Diego, and nobody knows that more than an 11-year Deputy Public Defender and community leader, which is why the Engage San Diego Action Fund is fully behind Geneviève Jones-Wright, the Democrat running for San Diego County District Attorney. She is the new voice for justice that we need in a powerful office, long-controlled by leaders refusing to use their discretion to protect communities, and resistant to change or accountability.
Nathan Fletcher, running in the County Board of Supervisors District 4, would bring the same necessary change to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The Board recently showed just how out of touch with the County it really is by siding with the Trump administration against the State of California on immigration; and new leadership would be a good way to start the path back to relevance with the increasingly diverse and more progressive San Diego County electorate.