By Paul Prado Special to Highland Community News
Highland resident Abigail Medina is currently campaigning to become the next Assembly member for the 40th District. With her 40th birthday to celebrate as well, Medina decided to hold a birthday bash and a fundraiser with her supporters in the Inland Empire.
Last Sunday afternoon, Dianne Landeros opened her home to Medina and her supporters for an early Mexican-style dinner and birthday celebration as a 40th for the 40th pep rally for Medina. As Medina’s campaign staff welcomed attendees at the Redlands residence, guests were treated to fresh tacos, guacamole, salsa, and Mexican traditional cold drinks.
“She’s a strong women’s health supporter,” said hostess Landeros. “She has spoken about global warming and environmental justice issues, as it relates to under-served communities that are suffering from contaminated land and water. She (Medina) is a real fighter and I like that. She’s going to go out there and give it her best! She’s a can-do person!
“Medina listens to the concerns of the constituency that she wishes to hopefully serve. She’s had to overcome many obstacles when growing up, and she still has managed to be successful. Medina’s got a ‘Yes we can’ attitude.”
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SAN BERNARDINO, CA-- Reinforcing her widespread popularity among a diverse cross section of grassroots organizations and activists, today, San Bernardino City Unified School Board Member Abigail Medina received an endorsement from Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA PAC), a statewide women’s group that aims to motivate black women to participate in the political process and boost African American representation in California politics. Yesterday, Medina notably won endorsements from U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez and the California Federation of Labor.
"We are proud to support Abigail Medina in her campaign for California’s 40th Assembly District,” wrote Hon. Dezie Woods Jones, State President of Black Women Organized for Political Action PAC “Medina has proven herself to be a passionate and effective leader on the San Bernardino School Board and we are confident that she will fight for fair and equitable policies that will empower all California residents in the State Assembly.”
Responding to news of the endorsement, Medina remarked:
“I am honored to have the endorsement of BWOPA PAC. It is imperative that California leaders take steps to engage underrepresented communities in the political process. It’s time that African Americans, Latinos, and other communities of color have a strong voice in politics and the power to influence policies that directly impact their quality of life. I look forward to collaborating with BWOPA to identify new, innovative ways to engage Californians in state politics."
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4/7/2016 0 Comments
California Labor Federation and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Join Far-Reaching Coalition Backing Abigail Medina for State Assembly
SAN BERNARDINO, CA-- Marking a decisive, momentum-inducing moment in her campaign as she seeks to represent California's 40th State Assembly District seat, today San Bernardino City Unified School Board Member Abigail Medina won major endorsements from the California Labor Federation and from United States Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez.
Responding to the landslide of new endorsements, Medina released the following statement:
"It's not only a privilege to have the support of the California Labor Federation and United States Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez-- it's a distinct honor. These new endorsements not only confirm that I'll be a champion for working families in the legislature, but that our campaign has the wind at our backs and that we've got real momentum. I'm extraordinarily grateful for their support."
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