Osborn Wins Endorsement of Communications Workers of America, So. Cal. Council

January 30th, 2012

Communications Workers Of America (CWA) Join Nurses, Teachers, Electrical Workers & Teamsters Supporting Torie Osborn’s Assembly Campaign

SANTA MONICA, CA – The Torie Osborn for Assembly campaign today continued to outpace the competition as the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Southern California Council threw its support behind her candidacy.

“Torie Osborn represents the wide-ranging breadth of ideals and values that we in the labor movement consider critically important,” said T Santora, President of CWA 9003 and Political Director of CWA Southern California Council. “She’s a battle-tested fighter, a change-maker, and someone who understands that the status quo has failed to fix our state. That’s why we’re proud to enthusiastically endorse Torie for California’s new 50th Assembly seat.”

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is the largest communications and media labor union in the U.S. representing over 700,000 members in both the private and public sectors.

“I promise to be a champion in the Assembly for working people, for decent paying middle class jobs, strong protections for workers rights, universal healthcare, the 99%, and an end to the burgeoning inequality in our state and across our country,” said Osborn. “Having the support of CWA Southern California Council means a great deal to me, and it helps to send a message that workers are united with the grassroots and activist communities in calling for bold changes in California.”

In recent weeks, Osborn has scored several consecutive endorsements, including: West Hollywood Democratic Club/Beverly Hills Democratic Club, Stonewall and Stonewall Young Dem Clubs, Santa Monica Democratic Club, HONOR PAC, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DP/SFV), Malibu Democratic Club, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Valley Grassroots Democrats.

For more information about the Torie Osborn for Assembly campaign, or to view Torie’s full list of endorsements, click here.

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Osborn is acclaimed for her pioneering leadership as an executive at several nonprofit organizations, including the Liberty Hill Foundation and the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center – both of which are located in the new 50th Assembly District – as well as United Way of Greater LA. Osborn also served as a senior policy advisor on homelessness, poverty and economic development to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She is currently a senior strategist for California Calls, a network of 25 organizations throughout the state committed to commonsense governance reform.

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