CHIRLA Action Fund Endorses Bryan Caforio for CA-25

Congressional Candidate Vows Leadership on Immigration Reform and
Will Fight to Keep Families Together

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, Bryan Caforio, Congressional candidate for California’s 25th District, is proud to receive the endorsement of the CHIRLA Action Fund. Founded in 1986, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is a California leader in working towards a just society fully inclusive of immigrants.

We are proud to endorse Bryan Caforio because he is dedicated to representing the needs of all of our communities regardless of immigration status,” said Angelica Salas, Board Chair, CHIRLA Action Fund. “Congress is in a moment of crisis with their inability to move immigration legislation forward and thereby paving the road for the future success of our nation. With a clear vision that is inclusive and welcoming, we believe Bryan can make a difference in Washington D.C. Together we can make a difference in the lives of millions of New Americans across the country and right here in California’s 25th District.”

“I’m grateful for the endorsement of a great organization such as CHIRLA whose mission to act as agents of positive social change is unparalleled,” said Caforio. “I am fully committed to fighting for immigration reform, unlike my opponent Rep. Steve Knight, who has called immigrant families a “huge burden on the state,” opposes allowing DREAMers to serve in the military, and has publicly stated that he has no problem deporting parents whose children are citizens. It’s time this district had a representative who doesn’t treat members of our community as second-class citizens. ”

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 Santa Clarita 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 this race a toss-up . Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.

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