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Labor Leader Dolores Huerta Endorses Dr. Mahmood’s Congressional Campaign

Mar 10, 2022

TUSTIN — Today, labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta announced her support of Dr. Asif Mahmood in the CA-40 Congressional race.

“Dr. Mahmood is a fierce advocate for families,” said Huerta. “He will actually help people through his work in Congress, rather than playing political games.”

Dr. Mahmood has been a leader in Southern California for over twenty years, both in his practice and through nonprofit work. He volunteers extensively with organizations like UNICEF and Valley Rescue Mission and donates his time to free clinics.

Asif believes that helping others is our highest calling, a philosophy instilled in him by his parents.

Huerta joins the ever-growing list of California and Orange County leaders who are backing Mahmood’s campaign for Congress. They include:

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  • Gov. Gavin Newsom
  • U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
  • Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • Rep. Katie Porter
  • Rep. Mike Levin 
  • Rep. Lou Correa
  • Rep. Tony Cardenas
  • Rep. Brad Sherman
  • Rep. Norma Torres
  • Rep. Judy Chu
  • Rep. Ted Lieu
  • Rep. Jimmy Gomez 
  • Rep. Karen Bass
  • Rep. Ro Khanna
  • Rep. Alan Lowenthal
  • Rep. Ami Bera
  • Rep. Jim Costa
  • Rep Gregory Meeks, chair of House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • CA Lt. Gov Eleni Kounalakis
  • CA Treasurer Betty Yee
  • CA Attorney General Rob Bonta
  • CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Sydney Kamlager
  • Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago 
  • Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula
  • Assemblymember Tom Daly
  • Assemblymember Chris Holden
  • Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
  • Artesia Mayor Ali Sajjad Taj
  • Irvine Councilwoman Melisa Fox
  • Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan
  • Orange County Democratic Party Chairwoman Ada Briceño
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez 
  • California Democratic Party Treasurer and DNC member Melahat Rafiei
  • Andy Thorburn, Orange County Democratic leader

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