Dolores Huerta Endorses Torie Osborn

March 7th, 2012

Celebrated Labor Leader Dolores Huerta Calls Torie Osborn “True Champion for Justice;” Says She’s “Proud to Stand in Solidarity with Her”

Torie Osborn and Dolores Huerta

SANTA MONICA, CA – Torie Osborn won the endorsement today of labor icon Dolores Huerta, fueling her grassroots campaign to win California’s new 50th Assembly seat.

Huerta, a legendary figure in labor and progressive circles, said Osborn was uniquely qualified to help shatter the Sacramento logjam and fight for the common-sense agenda of Californians: educations, jobs, health care, and environmental protection. Read more…

Weekly Update, Feb. 29

March 1st, 2012

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Also, check out the list of upcoming campaign events, which you can join us for!

Weekly Update, Feb. 20

March 1st, 2012

To my closest supporters,

February 10th, 2012

You are one of my stalwarts, the people who stood with me earlier than any of my other supporters, so it’s especially important to me over the next few months to keep you up-to-date on my campaign.

This weekend is the Democratic Convention in San Diego, where I’ll be going to all the caucuses. I’m going with a lot of momentum! Check out this “weekly update” video for more info: Read more…

Osborn Wins Endorsement of LA County Young Democrats

February 10th, 2012

Homegrown Candidate Continues to Secure Support from Grassroots Clubs with her Message of Change and Reform

SANTA MONICA, CA – Coming on the heels of a poll showing her leading the race for the new 50th AD, Torie Osborn has won the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD) – her ninth endorsement from a local Democratic organization in recent weeks.

Osborn, a community nonprofit executive campaigning to change Sacramento, secured the groups’ support Wednesday night. Of 91 eligible votes, Osborn won 51 votes (55%). South Bay Assemblywoman Butler received 38 votes (41%). Santa Monica Mayor Bloom earned 1 vote, while 2 members voted for no endorsement. Read more…

New Poll Shows Osborn Leads in 50TH AD Race

February 8th, 2012

Torrance Assemblymember Butler in 4th Place

SANTA MONICA, CA –The Torie Osborn for Assembly campaign released a new opinion research poll today showing Osborn as the top choice for voters and the leading candidate in the race for the new, vacant 50th Assembly District.

The poll, conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, shows Osborn leading the field, and besting her Democratic opponents in head to head match-ups. Read more…

Statement from Torie Osborn on Proposition 8 Court Ruling

February 7th, 2012

SANTA MONICA, CA – Activist and veteran nonprofit executive Torie Osborn released the following statement today regarding the actions of the Federal Appeals Court striking down Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage:

“Love and truth triumph in the courts again! Read more…

Osborn Scores Endorsement from California National Organization for Women

February 6th, 2012

Preeminent Statewide Women’s Group Backs Osborn Citing Her Background as an “Iconic Leader of Movements for Change”

SANTA MONICA, CA – Activist and veteran nonprofit executive Torie Osborn continued her surge of momentum with an impressive endorsement from the California branch of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

“Torie Osborn is a born activist, who, over the course of her professional career, has blossomed into an iconic leader of movements for change, which have fundamentally transformed communities throughout California and beyond,” said Patricia Bellasalma, President of CA NOW. “She’s been a pioneer and an architect of historic work involving women’s rights, social justice, LGBT rights. Because we find ourselves at a critical time in our state where budget cuts have disproportionally affected California’s women and their families, we need leaders who aren’t afraid to think big in order to move our state forward. That is why California NOW is proud to strongly endorse Torie Osborn for State Assembly.” Read more…

Activism Powered by Vision, Not Anger

January 31st, 2012

Posted on a guest Op-Ed by Torie Osborn

Torie Osborn, Sheila Kuehl, and Jackie Goldberg

Torie Osborn between her two friends and mentors, Sheila Kuehl (l) and Jackie Goldberg. Photo by Marta Evry.

I vividly remember sitting cross-legged in a small green tent at the corner of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica with my friend Rob Roberts.

It was September 1991 and Rob was three days into a hunger strike to hold then-Governor Pete Wilson to his promise to protect our GL (later to become LGBT) community by signing AB 101, a simple jobs equality bill.
Rob was HIV + and active in ACT UP, and he had a strong intuition that Wilson would cave in to pressure from the Right. Read more…