October 10th, 2017
Highlights Caforio’s Leadership on Medicare for All
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, National Nurses United (NNU) endorsed Bryan Caforio in California’s 25th Congressional District. With more than 150,000 members, NNU is the largest union of registered nurses in the country. NNU advocates for nurse and patient safety while striving to provide the highest quality care possible.
“With his advocacy for a healthcare system based on patient need, not corporate profits, Bryan Caforio will be a strong addition to the growing caucus of Medicare for All, single payer supporters in Congress,” said Deborah Burger, RN and co-president of both NNU and the California Nurses Association, which is affiliated with NNU.
John Michael De La Cerda, a Registered Nurse at the Antelope Valley Hospital and member of NNU, said, “As a nurse at Antelope Valley Hospital, I’ve seen firsthand Bryan Caforio’s dedication to improving our healthcare system. Whether it was marching with us on the picket line as we fought for patient safety and fair wages, or in leading the charge for Medicare for All, Bryan has always been by our side. I’m proud to support Bryan in his campaign for Congress, and excited to get a healthcare champion like Bryan into office as our community’s representative.”
“I’m humbled and honored to stand with the largest nurses union in the country as we fight together for Medicare for All,” said Caforio. “National Nurses United has been leading the charge across this country to ensure high quality healthcare for every single person, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have their support.”
Fifteen months before the election, in a desperate attempt to distract from Rep. Steve Knight’s disastrous vote for Trumpcare, National Republicans are already attacking Caforio over his support of Medicare for All. Caforio will be a relentless champion of Medicare for All, and he is eager to contrast his plan for quality healthcare for everyone with Knight’s vote to take healthcare away from millions of people, including about 50,000 of his own constituents.
Caforio’s list of supporters now includes a dozen labor unions, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the Chair of the Ventura County Democratic Party, and more than 25 local officials in the District. Polling reflects this momentum, showing Caforio tied with Rep. Steve Knight more than a year before the election.
The son of two public school teachers, Caforio was born and raised in Southern California, 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 and corporations. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
California’s 25th Congressional District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley. Hillary Clinton won the district by more than six points in 2016, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and the district is majority-minority. The district is nowconsidered a “toss-up” and is held by Tea Party Republican Steve Knight, whom national Republicans have publicly identified as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.