SAN DIEGO – May 14, 2012 – State Assembly Candidate Ruben (RJ) Hernandez has achieved backing from the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States, the National Organization for Women (NOW) after receiving support from Congressman and Mayoral Candidate Bob Filner at a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser last week. NOW has successfully lobbied the federal government, as well as state and local policymakers, to make laws protecting equal rights for women.
“I'm honored to have the endorsement of the National Organization for Women and stand with them as they fight for equal pay, affordable health care, reproductive rights, educational opportunities, and human rights for women both here in California and around the world,” Hernandez says.
Hernandez earned a great advantage with NOW’s endorsement, as women make up 54 percent of District 77, with more than 75 percent of households having female voters. Increasingly moderate and Hispanic, the region is also at the core of key population shifts, voting for Democratic presidential candidate Barak Obama in 2008. The businessman is showing he can compete with rivals for North County as a representative who stands by women in the workplace, education, healthcare, and other instrumental areas of life.
The National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter, and the Poway, Black Mountain and Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Clubs signed on board with him since the state party endorsed Hernandez in February. Other key supporters include the Latino Legislative Caucus and the San Diego Young Democrats.
Hernandez is out to claim a region comprised of Poway, Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Tierrasanta, Kearny Mesa, and North and East Clairemont. Find out more about District 77 and RJ Hernandez at http://www.rjhernandez.org.