California Teachers Association Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly

California Teachers Association Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly

CTA is the largest professional employee organization, representing more than 325,000 educators throughout the state

Berkeley, CA – Tony Thurmond’s campaign for State Assembly announced today that Thurmond has earned the sole endorsement of the California Teachers Association. CTA is California's largest professional employee organization, representing more than 325,000 educators in the state.

East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly

East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly

Stonewall Democratic Club is a leading LGBT group in the East Bay

Berkeley, CA – Tony Thurmond’s campaign for State Assembly announced today the endorsement of the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club, a group established to give voice to the LGBT community, to advocate for LGBT rights and to further equality through community activism.

Raise the minimum wage

I am a person who escaped poverty with education and a minimum wage job.

In so many ways, I was lucky. My cousin and her husband, both campus police officers, raised me as their own son after my mother passed away from cancer when I was six years old. Through their love and guidance, I came to believe that if I worked hard enough, anything was possible.

CSEA Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly

California School Employees Association Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly
CSEA represents more than 210,000 school employees in California
Berkeley, CA – California School Employees Association today announced their endorsement of Tony Thurmond’s campaign for California State Assembly. CSEA is the largest classified school employees union in the United States, representing more than 210,000 school employees throughout California.

California Latino Legislative Caucus Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly

California Latino Legislative Caucus Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly

The Latino Caucus is made up of eight California State Senators and 17 Assemblymembers

RICHMOND, CA – California Latino Legislative Caucus announced their sole endorsement for Tony Thurmond’s campaign for California State Assembly, District 15. The Caucus is made up of eight California State Senators and 17 Assemblymembers and prioritizes fighting for fair wages, equal justice, great schools and health care accessibility.

Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

President Obama recently signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contract workers from $7.25 to $10.10 – an important move that has triggered a ripple effect of policy action throughout the country.

I applaud Congressman George Miller for his leadership in co-authoring this legislation last year and for bringing such an important issue into the national spotlight. 

Congressman Miller, along with Senator Tom Harkin, has been instrumental in fighting for a higher minimum wage, starting with federal contractors.

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly

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Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly
Newsom Joins Growing List of Thurmond Supporters
RICHMOND, CA – Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom announced today his endorsement of Tony Thurmond for State Assembly, District 15, joining a growing list of powerful endorsements for Thurmond including Congressman George Miller, Attorney General Kamala Harris and State Senator Mark DeSaulnier. 

California Professional Firefighters Are In

I just got off the phone with the California Professional Firefighters and am excited to report that I have earned their sole endorsement!

It's been an exciting couple of weeks when it comes to our campaign. Congressman George Miller, Attorney General Kamala Harris, the California Nurses Association, SEIU-California, IBEW Local 595 and the Alameda County Firefighters have all endorsed. 

These labor endorsements are particularly huge – not just for our campaign, but for me personally. I literally owe my life to people who were able to care for me because organized labor fought for good jobs for them.

RELEASE: Attorney General Kamala Harris Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly

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Attorney General Kamala Harris Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly
Harris is the current Attorney General of California and the former District Attorney of San Francisco
RICHMOND, CA – California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced today her endorsement of Tony Thurmond for State Assembly, District 15. Harris grew up in Oakland and Berkeley and is the first female, African American and Asian American person to serve as Attorney General in California. 

RELEASE: Senator Mark DeSaulnier Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly

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State Senator Mark DeSaulnier Endorses Tony Thurmond for Assembly

DeSaulnier represents California's 7th State Senate district, which contains the majority of Contra Costa County
RICHMOND, CA – State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, a leader in the Senate on issues of housing, transportation, the environment and public safety, announced today his endorsement of Tony Thurmond for State Assembly, District 15. DeSaulnier represents California's 7th State Senate District, which includes the majority of Contra Costa County.