April 7th, 2016
Immediate Release: April 7, 2016
Contact: Orrin Evans (818) 359-5536
California Labor Federation Endorses Bryan Caforio
Valencia, Calif. – Today, the California Labor Federation, representing more than 1,200 AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions endorsed Bryan Caforio for Congress in California’s 25th Congressional District.
In their endorsement, Art Pulaski, California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer stated: “Bryan has spent his career taking on big banks and corporations, and will continue to do so in Congress. He’ll fight to raise the national minimum wage, ensure workers can earn paid sick leave, and end wage discrimination to guarantee women are paid the same as men for doing the same work. We enthusiastically endorse Bryan Caforio for Congress.”
Representing 2.1 million working men and women in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries, the California Labor Federation is dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of working people and their families for the betterment of California’s communities.
“I am humbled to earn the support of the California Labor Federation. I was raised by two public school teachers and grew up in a union household. No one in the United States of America should live in poverty while working full time. I will fight every day to make sure we are investing in the 25th District, helping create good paying jobs, making college more affordable, and raising the minimum wage.”
Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks. Bryan lives in Valencia with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider it a toss-up in a Presidential election year. Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration for the first time, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.