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California Federation of Teachers Endorses Dr. Asif Mahmood in Race to Flip CA-40

Aug 11, 2022

TUSTIN — Today, the union representing over 120,000 educational employees, the California Federation of Teachers, announced its endorsement of Dr. Asif Mahmood’s campaign for Congress. The CFT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers and, in conjunction with the AFL-CIO, represents more than 12.5 million working Americans. Members come from every level of public and private education, and the group is focused on promoting quality education and protecting working conditions for educators.

The CFT joins the growing group of state, federal, and Orange County leaders supporting Dr. Mahmood’s campaign. They include:

  • UNITE HERE Local 11
  • United Health Care Workers
  • OC Labor Federation
  • Teamsters Local 952
  • UA Local 582
  • Ironworks Local 416
  • National Nurses United
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America 
  • 314 Action
  • AAA Fund
  • Progressive Turnout Project
  • LAOC Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • The Sierra Club
  • Swing Left
  • Jewish Democrats
  • League of Conservation Voters (LCV)
  • NRDC
  • Equality CA
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom
  • U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker
  • U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
  • Rep. Katie Porter
  • Rep. Mike Levin
  • Rep. Adam Schiff
  • Rep. Lou Correa
  • Rep. Tony Cardenas
  • Rep. Brad Sherman
  • Rep. Barbara Lee
  • Rep. Sara Jacobs
  • 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 the 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 Anna Caballero
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Sydney Kamlager
  • Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • Assemblymember Mike Fong
  • 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
  • Orange County Democratic Party Chairwoman Ada Briceño
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez
  • Andy Thorburn, Orange County Democratic leader

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