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The Mexican-American Bar Association PAC Endorses Eric Garcetti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2013


LOS ANGELES -- The Mexican-American Bar Association (MABA) PAC announced today it endorsed Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles. MABA PAC's members include attorneys, civic leaders, and business people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. MABA PAC’s goal is to empower the Latino community to be more involved in civic affairs and to help elect leaders who will ensure the American dream is available to people from all backgrounds.

Felipe Plascencia, President of MABA PAC, said, "Our endorsement of Eric Garcetti goes beyond the fact that he is Latino -- he is the best choice to create jobs and opportunity in every L.A. community. His ability to deliver results across Los Angeles is proven by his work to revitalize neighborhoods like Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village. He has made sure that there is an after school program at every school, tripled the number of parks, and cut violent crime by two-thirds."

“I am honored to have earned the support of the MABA PAC,” Garcetti said. “I am proud of my Latino heritage and will be a fighter for all communities in Los Angeles. As mayor, I look forward to working together with MABA PAC to ensure that our city’s neighborhoods are safe.”

Garcetti is endorsed by the Los Angeles Times; La Opinión; Eastern Group Publications (including the Northeast Sun, Mexican American Sun, East LA Brooklyn Belvedere Comet and Wyvernwood Comet); Random Lengths; the UCLA Daily Bruin; the Los Angeles Business Journal; and the Los Angeles Downtown News.

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Rocky Delgadillo Endorses Eric Garcetti

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May 13, 2013

STUDIO CITY -- Former Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo endorsed Eric Garcetti for Mayor. He currently serves as the CEO of the Los Angeles County Medical Association. An Eastside native, Delgadillo was the first Latino in more than 100 years to win citywide office when he was elected City Attorney.

“We’re at crossroads in our city,” said Delgadillo. “We need a mayor who will provide the kind of leadership that the city needs to rebuild and reinvest in our communities. Eric Garcetti has the passion and vision for making Los Angeles a better place to live for all of its citizens. His approach to governing is about creative problem-solving and marshaling all the right resources to get the job done.”

Garcetti said, “I am proud to have the support of Rocky Delgadillo. I’m proud of the work we did together to reduce crime in my district and I look forward as Mayor to helping make every L.A. community safer.”

Garcetti is endorsed by the Los Angeles Times; La Opinión; Eastern Group Publications (including the Northeast Sun, Mexican American Sun, East LA Brooklyn Belvedere Comet and Wyvernwood Comet); Random Lengths; the UCLA Daily Bruin; the Los Angeles Business Journal; and the Los Angeles Downtown News.

Garcetti has won the endorsements of all three main former candidates in the Mayor's race -- Councilmember Jan Perry, Kevin James and Emanuel Pleitez.

Garcetti has recently been endorsed by: Former Councilmember Greig Smith; West Hollywood City Councilmember Jeff Prang; Senator Ted Lieu; Senator Leland Yee; Congressmember Xavier Becerra; Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian; Former Councilmember Joel Wachs; Former Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke; Former Councilmember Ruth Galanter; Congressmember Karen Bass; Council President Herb Wesson; Former Councilmember Rita Walters; Former Councilmember Nate Holden; LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan; Councilmember Tom LaBonge; Councilmember Bernard Parks; Former Assemblymember Mike Davis; Assemblymember Ed Chau; Steve Soboroff; Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Councilmember Paul Krekorian; Councilmember Paul Koretz; Councilmember-Elect Mike Bonin; and Senator and CA Democratic Party Chair Art Torres (ret.).

His other endorsements include: Assemblymember Rob Bonta; Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez; Assemblymember Isadore Hall; former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez; Senator Kevin De León; Senator Ricardo Lara; Councilmember Richard Alarcon; Councilmember Ed Reyes; former Councilmember and Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg; former Congressmember Mel Levine; Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (ret.); Newark Mayor Cory Booker; CA Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno (ret.); former DNC Chair Gov. Howard Dean; the Sierra Club; the California National Organization for Women; the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; the California League of Conservation Voters; the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters; the L.A. African American Women Political Action Committee; the Mexican American Bar Association; the Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region; the Latino Coalition of Los Angeles - PAC; United Teachers Los Angeles; the Laborers’ Local 300; the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association; the Peace Officers Research Association of California; Teamsters Joint Council 42; International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13, Local 65 (Los Angeles Port Police Association) and Local 94; the Communications Workers of America, Southern California Council; United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770; Ironworkers Local 433; Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 416; the Engineers and Architects Association; the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley; the New Frontier Democratic Club; the Stonewall Democratic Club; the Stonewall Young Democrats; the San Pedro Democratic Club; the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club; the Miracle Mile Democratic Club; the Northeast Democratic Club; the Southern California Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action; the North Valley Democratic Club; the Latino Democrats of the San Fernando Valley; the Latino Democrats of Los Angeles County; the Los Angeles County Young Democrats; Valley Grassroots for Democracy; the Progressive Democratic Club; the Democratic Advocates for Disability Issues; the Democrats of the Claremont Colleges; the Bangladeshi Democratic Party of California; the Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats; and KAYA Filipino Americans for Progress - Los Angeles Chapter.

For more information, visit www.EricGarcetti.com.

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Greig Smith Endorses Eric Garcetti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2013

Former Valley Councilmember Backs Garcetti

STUDIO CITY -- Former Councilmember Greig Smith endorsed Eric Garcetti today. Smith cited Garcetti's independence and their experience working together to reign-in the DWP and on other issues important to the San Fernando Valley and across Los Angeles.

"I hope you will join me in voting for Eric for Mayor. Our next Mayor must now manage our recovery – not to merely rebuild what was – but to shape the future of Los Angeles with vision, balance and with the experience and independence that we expect and deserve. I strongly believe that Eric Garcetti is that leader. Eric and I worked side by side on issues such as bringing new citizen control to DWP, with a Ratepayer Advocate, expanding Providence Holy Cross Hospital, spearheading vital pension reforms, expanding the LAPD and eliminating obstacles to job creation. In the first year in office, our next Mayor will negotiate up to 14 union contracts – including DWP’s. I have become increasingly worried about the excessive and record breaking amount of money being poured into Wendy’s campaign. More than ever before, we need untainted and clear thinking from our Chief Executive," Smith said.

"I am proud to have Greig's support. Greig worked with me up close and knows the results I've delivered first-hand. To me, those are the endorsements that are most meaningful," Garcetti said.

Smith represented the 12th District, including the neighborhoods of Granada Hills, Northridge, Chatsworth, North Hills, Encino, West Hills, Canoga Park, and Lake Balboa. He continues his public service as a LAPD reserve officer.

Garcetti is endorsed by the Los Angeles Times; La Opinión; Eastern Group Publications (including the Northeast Sun, Mexican American Sun, East LA Brooklyn Belvedere Comet and Wyvernwood Comet); Random Lengths; the UCLA Daily Bruin; the Los Angeles Business Journal; and the Los Angeles Downtown News.

Garcetti has won the endorsements of all three main former candidates in the Mayor's race -- Councilmember Jan Perry, Kevin James and Emanuel Pleitez.

Garcetti has recently been endorsed by: West Hollywood City Councilmember Jeff Prang; Senator Ted Lieu; Senator Leland Yee; Congressmember Xavier Becerra; Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian; Former Councilmember Joel Wachs; Former Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke; Former Councilmember Ruth Galanter; Congressmember Karen Bass; Council President Herb Wesson; Former Councilmember Rita Walters; Former Councilmember Nate Holden; LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan; Councilmember Tom LaBonge; Councilmember Bernard Parks; Former Assemblymember Mike Davis; Assemblymember Ed Chau; Steve Soboroff; Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Councilmember Paul Krekorian; Councilmember Paul Koretz; Councilmember-Elect Mike Bonin; and Senator and CA Democratic Party Chair Art Torres (ret.).

His other endorsements include: Assemblymember Rob Bonta; Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez; Assemblymember Isadore Hall; former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez; Senator Kevin De León; Senator Ricardo Lara; Councilmember Richard Alarcon; Councilmember Ed Reyes; former Councilmember and Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg; former Congressmember Mel Levine; Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (ret.); Newark Mayor Cory Booker; CA Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno (ret.); former DNC Chair Gov. Howard Dean; the Sierra Club; the California National Organization for Women; the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; the California League of Conservation Voters; the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters; the L.A. African American Women Political Action Committee; the Mexican American Bar Association; the Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region; the Latino Coalition of Los Angeles - PAC; United Teachers Los Angeles; the Laborers’ Local 300; the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association; the Peace Officers Research Association of California; Teamsters Joint Council 42; International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13, Local 65 (Los Angeles Port Police Association) and Local 94; the Communications Workers of America, Southern California Council; United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770; Ironworkers Local 433; Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 416; the Engineers and Architects Association; the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley; the New Frontier Democratic Club; the Stonewall Democratic Club; the Stonewall Young Democrats; the San Pedro Democratic Club; the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club; the Miracle Mile Democratic Club; the Northeast Democratic Club; the Southern California Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action; the North Valley Democratic Club; the Latino Democrats of the San Fernando Valley; the Latino Democrats of Los Angeles County; the Los Angeles County Young Democrats; Valley Grassroots for Democracy; the Progressive Democratic Club; the Democratic Advocates for Disability Issues; the Democrats of the Claremont Colleges; the Bangladeshi Democratic Party of California; the Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats; and KAYA Filipino Americans for Progress - Los Angeles Chapter.

For more information, visit www.EricGarcetti.com.

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Jeff Prang Endorses Eric Garcetti

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May 7, 2013

JEFF PRANG ENDORSES ERIC GARCETTI

LOS ANGELES -- West Hollywood Councilmember Jeff Prang endorsed Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles today. Prang has served as a West Hollywood City Councilmember since 1997 and has served three terms as mayor.

Jeff Prang said, "I am proud to endorse Eric Garcetti for Mayor. He has led dramatic turnarounds in the neighborhoods he represents by creating jobs and solving problems for his constituents. He's a champion for equality and I look forward to working with him in bringing a back-to-basics approach to city government."

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Councilmember Jeff Prang,” Garcetti said. “Jeff has been an advocate for innovative municipal environmental policies and I look forward to working with him to make Los Angeles cleaner and safer for all residents. I'm proud to have earned the endorsement of a progressive leader who has stood up for LGBT rights like Jeff. I will be a mayor for all Angelenos.”

Garcetti is endorsed by the Los Angeles Times; La Opinión; Eastern Group Publications (including the Northeast Sun, Mexican American Sun, East LA Brooklyn Belvedere Comet and Wyvernwood Comet); Random Lengths and the UCLA Daily Bruin.

Garcetti has won the endorsements of all three main former candidates in the Mayor's race -- Councilmember Jan Perry, Kevin James and Emanuel Pleitez.

Garcetti has recently been endorsed by: Senator Ted Lieu; Senator Leland Yee; Congressmember Xavier Becerra; Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian; Former Councilmember Joel Wachs; Former Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke; Former Councilmember Ruth Galanter; Congressmember Karen Bass; Council President Herb Wesson; Former Councilmember Rita Walters; Former Councilmember Nate Holden; LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan; Councilmember Tom LaBonge; Councilmember Bernard Parks; Former Assemblymember Mike Davis; Assemblymember Ed Chau; Steve Soboroff; Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Councilmember Paul Krekorian; Councilmember Paul Koretz; Councilmember-Elect Mike Bonin; and Senator and CA Democratic Party Chair Art Torres (ret.).

His other endorsements include: Assemblymember Rob Bonta; Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez; Assemblymember Isadore Hall; former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez; Senator Kevin De León; Senator Ricardo Lara; Councilmember Richard Alarcon; Councilmember Ed Reyes; former Councilmember and Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg; former Congressmember Mel Levine; Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (ret.); Newark Mayor Cory Booker; CA Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno (ret.); former DNC Chair Gov. Howard Dean; the Sierra Club; the California National Organization for Women; the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; the California League of Conservation Voters; the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters; the L.A. African American Women Political Action Committee; the Mexican American Bar Association; the Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region; the Latino Coalition of Los Angeles - PAC; United Teachers Los Angeles; the Laborers’ Local 300; the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association; the Peace Officers Research Association of California; Teamsters Joint Council 42; International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13, Local 65 (Los Angeles Port Police Association) and Local 94; the Communications Workers of America, Southern California Council; United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770; Ironworkers Local 433; Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 416; the Engineers and Architects Association; the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley; the New Frontier Democratic Club; the Stonewall Democratic Club; the Stonewall Young Democrats; the San Pedro Democratic Club; the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club; the Miracle Mile Democratic Club; the Northeast Democratic Club; the Southern California Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action; the North Valley Democratic Club; the Latino Democrats of the San Fernando Valley; the Latino Democrats of Los Angeles County; the Los Angeles County Young Democrats; Valley Grassroots for Democracy; the Progressive Democratic Club; the Democratic Advocates for Disability Issues; the Democrats of the Claremont Colleges; the Bangladeshi Democratic Party of California; the Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats; and KAYA Filipino Americans for Progress - Los Angeles Chapter.

For more information, visit www.EricGarcetti.com.

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Sen. Ted Lieu Endorses Eric Garcetti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2013
Contact: Jeff Millman, 800-709-7532

LOS ANGELES -- California State Senator Ted Lieu has endorsed Eric Garcetti for Mayor. Lieu represents the 28th State Senate District. Previously, he served as the California State Assemblymember of the 53rd Assembly District and as a Torrance City Councilmember. Lieu is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve.

The 28th State Senate District includes Venice, Mar Vista, Playa Del Rey, Cheviot Hills, Rancho Park, Palms, Wilmington, Harbor City, San Pedro, Long Beach, El Segundo, Lomita, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Torrance.

Lieu said, “Eric has focused on job creation and solving problems to dramatically revitalize neighborhoods, and you can see the results in Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park and Atwater Village. Eric is a public servant in the truest sense of the word, both as an elected official and a U.S. Navy reservist.”

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Senator Ted Lieu,” Garcetti said. “I am running for Mayor to get City Hall back to basics so our streets are cleaner, safer and fixed on the Westside, in the South Bay and in every L.A. community."

Garcetti is endorsed by the Los Angeles Times; La Opinión; Eastern Group Publications (including the Northeast Sun, Mexican American Sun, East LA Brooklyn Belvedere Comet and Wyvernwood Comet); Random Lengths and the UCLA Daily Bruin.

Garcetti has won the endorsements of all three main former candidates in the Mayor's race -- Councilmember Jan Perry, Kevin James and Emanuel Pleitez.

Garcetti has recently been endorsed by: Congressmember Xavier Becerra; Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian; Former Councilmember Joel Wachs; Former Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke; Former Councilmember Ruth Galanter; Congressmember Karen Bass; Council President Herb Wesson; Former Councilmember Rita Walters; Former Councilmember Nate Holden; LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan; Councilmember Tom LaBonge; Councilmember Bernard Parks; Former Assemblymember Mike Davis; Assemblymember Ed Chau; Steve Soboroff; Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Councilmember Paul Krekorian; Councilmember Paul Koretz; Councilmember-Elect Mike Bonin; and Senator and CA Democratic Party Chair Art Torres (ret.).

His other endorsements include: Assemblymember Rob Bonta; Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez; Assemblymember Isadore Hall; former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez; Sen. Kevin De León; Sen. Ricardo Lara; Councilmember Richard Alarcon; Councilmember Ed Reyes; former Councilmember and Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg; former Congressmember Mel Levine; Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (ret.); Newark Mayor Cory Booker; CA Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno (ret.); former DNC Chair Gov. Howard Dean; the Sierra Club; the California National Organization for Women; the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; the California League of Conservation Voters; the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters; the L.A. African American Women Political Action Committee; the Mexican American Bar Association; the Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region; the Latino Coalition of Los Angeles - PAC; United Teachers Los Angeles; the Laborers’ Local 300; the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association; the Peace Officers Research Association of California; Teamsters Joint Council 42; International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13, Local 65 (Los Angeles Port Police Association) and Local 94; the Communications Workers of America, Southern California Council; United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770; Ironworkers Local 433; Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 416; the Engineers and Architects Association; the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley; the New Frontier Democratic Club; the Stonewall Democratic Club; the Stonewall Young Democrats; the San Pedro Democratic Club; the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club; the Miracle Mile Democratic Club; the Northeast Democratic Club; the Southern California Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action; the North Valley Democratic Club; the Latino Democrats of the San Fernando Valley; the Latino Democrats of Los Angeles County; the Los Angeles County Young Democrats; Valley Grassroots for Democracy; the Progressive Democratic Club; the Democratic Advocates for Disability Issues; the Democrats of the Claremont Colleges; the Bangladeshi Democratic Party of California; the Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats; and KAYA Filipino Americans for Progress - Los Angeles Chapter.

For more information, visit www.EricGarcetti.com.

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Wachs And Nazarian Endorse Garcetti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2013

Adds to Powerful Roster of Valley Supporters

STUDIO CITY -- Eric Garcetti has won the endorsements of Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian and Former Los Angeles Councilmember Joel Wachs. They join the powerful coalition of Valley leaders who have endorsed Eric Garcetti’s race for Mayor. They all cited his record of results in delivering jobs and solving problems for his constituents. Garcetti was born and raised in the Valley.

Garcetti’s Valley coalition includes:

Adrin Nazarian, California Assemblymember, 46th District, said: “I strongly endorse Eric Garcetti for Mayor. A Valley native, Eric has a proven record of incentivizing job creation, revitalizing the local Hollywood economy, strengthening public safety and transforming the neighborhoods he represents. He will deliver real results for the San Fernando Valley and across Los Angeles, and I look forward to working with him.”

Joel Wachs, Former Los Angeles Councilmember, 2nd District, said: “I had the honor of serving on the City Council for 30 years. I know how hard it is for elected officials to stay true to their convictions - to do what is right even if it costs them political support. Yet it is exactly in times like this, when the city faces serious fiscal crises, that we need leaders with real courage, compassion and vision like Eric Garcetti.”

Tamar Galatzan, LAUSD Board Member, 3rd District, said: "As a parent and a prosecutor, I know Eric Garcetti is the best choice to improve public schools and public safety in the Valley and across Los Angeles. I'm going to campaign hard for Eric to win the votes of my constituents and Angelenos citywide who want stronger schools and a stronger economy. I strongly endorse Eric Garcetti for Mayor."

Paul Krekorian, Los Angeles Councilmember, 2nd District, said: “I am proud to enthusiastically endorse Eric Garcetti for Mayor. Right now, more than ever, we need a mayor who will have the courage to deal honestly with the budget challenges we face. We need somebody who's going to think innovatively about new ways to deliver government services. As mayor, Eric's going to make sure the San Fernando Valley and all of Los Angeles are the best they can be. Eric Garcetti has the record to prove that he will be a great mayor. We need a leader who has a proven record of engaging communities and empowering people. When you look at the results in Council District 13 that Councilmember Garcetti’s been able to achieve, you can see a model for so much of what needs to be done throughout our city. Council District 13 has led our city in employment growth, and Eric Garcetti has stood with me in fighting to keep the film and television industry here, to keep those jobs here in the Valley and throughout Los Angeles.”

Paul Koretz, Los Angeles Councilmember, 5th District, said: “I strongly endorse Eric Garcetti for Mayor. When you look at the difference he's made in neighborhoods like Hollywood and Silver Lake, it's clear that Eric Garcetti has what it takes to create jobs and solve problems throughout Los Angeles. I have seen Eric’s leadership on the Council. I appreciate his collaborative approach and I think it will serve Eric as Mayor. I look forward to collaborating with him. Eric is bright and visionary, but has a good common sense approach to the fiscal challenges facing the city. As a member of the Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, I know Eric will protect the City’s financial health while working to restore critical city services. He is the best choice for 5th District residents and all Angelenos.”

Tom LaBonge, Los Angeles Councilmember, 4th District, said: “I proudly endorse Eric Garcetti as the next Mayor of Los Angeles because of his work in communities. There’s been a transformation of Hollywood and Silver Lake. It didn’t happen because it just happened. It happened because of Eric’s leadership and desire. Eric has a track record of working with neighborhoods and creating things. You gotta know how to move bureaucracy and move the city and move community and Eric knows how to do that.”

Garcetti is endorsed by the Los Angeles Times; La Opinión; Eastern Group Publications (including the Northeast Sun, Mexican American Sun, East LA Brooklyn Belvedere Comet and Wyvernwood Comet); Random Lengths; and the UCLA Daily Bruin.

Garcetti has won the endorsements of all three main former candidates in the Mayor's race -- Councilmember Jan Perry, Kevin James and Emanuel Pleitez.

Garcetti has recently been endorsed by: Former Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke; Former Councilmember Ruth Galanter; Congresswoman Karen Bass; Council President Herb Wesson; Former Councilmember Rita Walters; Former Councilmember Nate Holden; Councilmember Tom LaBonge; Councilmember Bernard Parks; Former Assemblymember Mike Davis; Assemblymember Ed Chau; Steve Soboroff; Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Councilmember Paul Krekorian; Councilmember Paul Koretz; Councilmember-Elect Mike Bonin; and Senator and CA Democratic Party Chair Art Torres (ret.).

His other endorsements include: Assemblymember Rob Bonta; Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez; Assemblymember Isadore Hall; former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez; Sen. Kevin De León; Sen. Ricardo Lara; Councilmember Richard Alarcon; Councilmember Ed Reyes; former Councilmember and Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg; former Congressmember Mel Levine; Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (ret.); Newark Mayor Cory Booker; CA Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno (ret.); former DNC Chair Gov. Howard Dean; the Sierra Club; the California National Organization for Women; the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; the California League of Conservation Voters; the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters; the L.A. African American Women Political Action Committee; the Mexican American Bar Association; the Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region; the Latino Coalition of Los Angeles - PAC; United Teachers Los Angeles; the Laborers’ Local 300; the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association; the Peace Officers Research Association of California; Teamsters Joint Council 42; International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13, Local 65 (Los Angeles Port Police Association) and Local 94; the Communications Workers of America, Southern California Council; United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770; Ironworkers Local 433; Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 416; the Engineers and Architects Association; the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley; the New Frontier Democratic Club; the Stonewall Democratic Club; the Stonewall Young Democrats; the San Pedro Democratic Club; the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club; the Miracle Mile Democratic Club; the Northeast Democratic Club; the Southern California Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action; the North Valley Democratic Club; the Latino Democrats of the San Fernando Valley; the Latino Democrats of Los Angeles County; the Los Angeles County Young Democrats; Valley Grassroots for Democracy; the Progressive Democratic Club; the Democratic Advocates for Disability Issues; the Democrats of the Claremont Colleges; and the Bangladeshi Democratic Party of California.

For more information, visit www.EricGarcetti.com.

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Congressman Xavier Becerra And CHIRLA Action Fund Endorse Eric Garcetti

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April 19, 2013

Council Approves Garcetti Immigration Legislation Today

LOS ANGELES -- U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra and the CHIRLA Action Fund endorsed Eric Garcetti today. Garcetti joined Becerra, CHIRLA Action Fund Board Chair Angelica Salas, who also endorsed, and immigrant and community advocates in front of the historic Our Lady Queen of Angels – La Placita Church near Olvera Street to discuss immigration reform before attending the L.A. City Council meeting at which Garcetti's immigration legislation was approved.

“Whether it is the revitalization of neighborhoods like Atwater, Echo Park or Silverlake or championing programs that provide a vehicle for immigrants to participate in civic life, Eric has proven he has what it takes to get the job done," said Becerra, whose district overlaps with Garcetti's. “I strongly endorse Eric Garcetti because I’ve seen first-hand how he’s transformed neighborhoods, created jobs and tackled the tough issues."

“Councilmember Garcetti has been a strong advocate for Los Angeles’ immigrant community,” Salas said. “His ability to anticipate the community’s needs and create programs that solve real problems will make him a great mayor. I commend his efforts to ensure Los Angeles is ready to meet the needs of residents who are taking part in the new federal comprehensive immigration reforms.”

“I’m honored to receive the support of Congressman Xavier Becerra, whose impeccable record of public service I admire,” said Garcetti. “As Mayor, I look forward to continuing our work together to create jobs and solve problems in every L.A. community."

“I am proud to be endorsed by the CHIRLA Action Fund and Angelica Salas, and to have the incredible support of leaders like Angelina Corona, Anabella Basteda and Mario Cardenas, who work every day to make sure immigrants are treated with dignity and respect. I will be a Mayor for all Angelenos. Making sure immigrants are true partners in our civic life strengthens families, our neighborhoods and our economy.”

Those accompanying Garcetti at La Placita and later at the Council meeting included Angelina Corona (widow of civil rights leader Bert Corona) of Hermandad Mexicana, Anabella Basteda and Mario Cardenas of COFEM, and Salvador Sanabria of El Rescate.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) was formed to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles; promote harmonious multi-ethnic and multi-racial human relations; and through coalition-building, advocacy, community education and organizing, empower immigrants and their allies to build a more just society.

The Council approved today Garcetti's legislation to relaunch the Office of Immigrant Affairs and make it home to a one-stop shop to help Angelenos travel along the new federal pathway to citizenship.

"Any new federal program is daunting and complex, especially for immigrants. I want to make sure L.A. residents have help in clearing through the red tape so they can fully engage with our civic life -- strengthening their families, our neighborhoods and our economy," Garcetti said.

Garcetti is endorsed by the Los Angeles Times; La Opinión; Eastern Group Publications (including the Northeast Sun, Mexican American Sun, East LA Brooklyn Belvedere Comet and Wyvernwood Comet); Random Lengths and the UCLA Daily Bruin.

For more information, visit www.EricGarcetti.com.

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Garcetti Expands South LA Support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2013

Major Clergy, Community Leaders Endorse

SOUTH LOS ANGELES – Eric Garcetti today received important endorsements from clergy and community leaders who cited his record of results in delivering jobs and solving problems for his constituents. Garcetti received the endorsements at a gathering of community leaders and members at First A.M.E. church.

Endorsing were:

Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 2nd District (Ret.), who said: "Eric Garcetti understands how to create jobs and solve problems in ways that truly revitalize communities. You can see the results he's delivered in Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake and Atwater Village. Eric is the best choice to create opportunity and stronger neighborhoods in South L.A. and all of Los Angeles.”

Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Presiding Bishop, 5th Episcopal District, A.M.E. Church, who said: “Eric Garcetti is the best choice for Mayor and I strongly endorse him. Our community needs jobs and opportunity and when you see the revitalization he’s brought to the neighborhoods in his district like Hollywood and Echo Park, it’s clear he has what it takes to move every community forward.”

Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, Senior Minister, First A.M.E. Church, who said: "I proudly endorse Eric Garcetti because he is the best choice for Mayor who possesses the vision and courage to fight for the people of our great city. Eric Garcetti has a proven track record in creating jobs, economic development and housing, youth development and public safety. Eric has the
team that is prepared to run the city tomorrow."

Rev. Kelvin Sauls, Senior Pastor, Holman United Methodist Church, who said: “Eric Garcetti will focus on solving problems in our neighborhoods, block by block. Cleaner and safer streets, quality infrastructure and education, innovative strategies for job creation, and filled storefronts – these are how he’s dramatically revitalized neighborhoods in his district and that’s how we will build stronger, more culturally diverse, and economically vibrant communities across Los Angeles when Eric Garcetti is Mayor. I strongly endorse Eric Garcetti.”

Rev. Xavier Thompson, Southern Missionary Baptist Church and President, Baptist Ministers' Conference of Los Angeles & Southern California, who said: “Eric Garcetti is a fourth-generation Angeleno with roots in South L.A. He is the best candidate to prepare our workforce and our students for the jobs of today and tomorrow. He’s already created innovative job training partnerships with community colleges in his district. I strongly endorse Eric Garcetti so we can bring his energy and commitment to problem solving citywide.”

Rev. Eric P. Lee, President, Black Community, Clergy, Labor Alliance (BCCLA), who said: “I strongly endorse Eric Garcetti for Mayor because he is a champion for the underserved. As Mayor, he will put the people first and will focus on creating jobs and solving problems for L.A. residents in every community.”

Gwen Moore, CA Assemblymember (Ret.), who said: “I proudly endorse Eric Garcetti for Mayor and urge the people I represented and all Angelenos to support him on May 21st. Eric is someone with a true commitment to growing opportunity in our most challenged areas. That's what he's done in his district and that's what he'll do for all of L.A. as Mayor.”

They were joined at First A.M.E. by members of the community who are knocking on doors and making phone calls to urge their neighbors to support Garcetti as well as Garcetti supporters Councilmembers Jan Perry and Bernard Parks, former Councilmember Nate Holden and former Assemblymember Mike Davis. LAUSD Board Member Marguerite LaMotte also attended and endorsed Garcetti today.

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Former Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Endorses Garcetti

For Immediate Release
April 11, 2013

LOS ANGELES -- Former South L.A. County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke endorsed Eric Garcetti for Mayor today, citing his ability to deliver jobs and better city services to South L.A. and citywide.

"Eric Garcetti understands how to create jobs and solve problems in ways that truly revitalize communities. You can see the results he's delivered in Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village. Eric is the best choice to create opportunity and stronger neighborhoods in South L.A. and all of Los Angeles," Burke said.

Burke represented the L.A. County Board of Supervisors 2nd District from 1992 to 2007. She previously served in the U.S. Congress and California State Assembly.

Garcetti has recently been endorsed by Congresswoman Karen Bass, Council President Herb Wesson and former South L.A. Councilmembers Nate Holden and Rita Walters. Garcetti is also endorsed by Councilmember and former mayoral candidate Jan Perry, Councilmember Bernard Parks, former Assemblymember Mike Davis, the New Frontier Democratic Club (the preeminent African American Democratic organization in Los Angeles) and the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee. He has been endorsed by each of the three runoff candidates in the Mayor's race -- Perry, Kevin James and Emanuel Pleitez.

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Former LA City Councilmember Ruth Galanter Endorses Eric Garcetti for Mayor

For Immediate Release
April 9, 2013

WESTSIDE -- Former LA City Councilmember Ruth Galanter today endorsed Eric Garcetti’s bid to become Los Angeles’ next mayor and will serve as co-chair of Westsiders for Garcetti with Councilmember Paul Koretz and Councilmember-elect Mike Bonin.  Galanter served on the City Council from 1987 until 2003, representing the Westside communities of Venice, Mar Vista, Palms, Westchester, Playa del Rey, Del Rey, Westwood, and the Valley Communities of Van Nuys, Arleta, Panorama City, and Sun Valley.  She is currently a visiting scholar at Loyola Marymount University and a lecturer at UCLA School of Public Health.

Galanter said, “I am proud to support Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles.  Eric’s record in public office shows a thoughtful commitment to protecting our environment, maintaining our city services and our economic health, and strengthening neighborhoods so that both residents and businesses can thrive.  I am confident that as Mayor, Eric will consider the merits of each issue he addresses, not just who is for or against it.”

Garcetti said, “Ruth Galanter’s endorsement is very special to me.  We sat next to each other in my first year on the City Council and she taught me a lot about how City Hall works.  I am honored to have her support in my campaign to create jobs and solve problems in every neighborhood of Los Angeles.”

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