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.
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 Alan Lowenthal; Former City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo; 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.
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