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The Los Angeles Times Endorses Dr. Mahmood’s Congressional Campaign

Oct 07, 2022

TUSTIN — On Wednesday, The Los Angeles Times announced their endorsement of Dr. Asif Mahmood’s campaign for Congress in CA-40.

“At a moment when every seat counts, we recommend Mahmood for the 40th Congressional District,” The LA Times editorial board wrote. “He’s committed to fighting for the personal rights that Californians have come to expect but that are now under threat by the Supreme Court and increasingly backward-looking Republican leaders.”

Dr. Mahmood has made protecting reproductive freedom a cornerstone of his campaign. He believes that important medical decisions about reproductive health care should be kept between a patient and their physician– not the government. Rep. Young Kim has made her stance on contraception and abortion clear by voting no on bills to codify both, votes that hurt our CA-40 families.

“There’s much at stake — reproductive rights, personal freedoms, climate change — and we think Mahmood is a vote for progress,” the editorial board concluded.

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

  • UNITE HERE Local 11
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • United Health Care Workers
  • OC Labor Federation
  • Teamsters Local 952
  • SEIU California
  • 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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