Backing from Leading Reproductive Rights Group Amplifies Growing Momentum & Coalition of Support
LOS ANGELES (August 15, 2022) — In her campaign for Los Angeles City Attorney, Hydee Feldstein Soto has secured the powerful endorsement of Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund, a testament to her lifelong support of reproductive rights.
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Executive Director Celinda M. Vázquez released the following statement with the organization’s endorsement:
“Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund (PPAP) is proud to endorse Hydee Feldstein Soto for Los Angeles City Attorney. As reproductive rights are under attack, we know that Hydee will use her strong experience in office to protect and defend abortion rights and work to expand access to safe reproductive care.”
On acknowledging the impact of this endorsement and her deep commitment to reproductive rights, Hydee Feldstein Soto stated: “As a lifelong pro-choice feminist, I look forward to partnering with Planned Parenthood to retain and regain bodily autonomy and access to safe, legal abortion. Thank you PPAP! I am deeply grateful for your vote of confidence. We need leaders in office who are committed to protecting and expanding abortion access, and the gains we have made for privacy and equality for all. I am, and always have been, proudly and unequivocally a pro-choice champion and LGBTQ+ ally, ready to serve the people of Los Angeles and those who look to our city as a safe haven. We must be singular in purpose to protect reproductive healthcare, privacy and the freedom of self-determination as fundamental rights for us all. As City Attorney post-Dobbs, I will use every legal tool at my disposal to defend these rights.”
The Feldstein Soto campaign is energized with a broad coalition of endorsers, including:
- Los Angeles Times and LA Daily News/SoCal News Group
- Los Angeles County Democratic Party
- Women’s Political Committee
- Speaker Emeritus of the California Assembly John A. Pérez
- Congressmember Brad Sherman
- Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
- LA County Assessor Jeff Prang
- LA City Councilmember Monica Rodriguez
- LA City Controller Ron Galperin
- Former CA Senate Majority Leader/Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus Richard Polanco
- Former CA Assemblymember Mike Gatto
- Former Congressmember and LA County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
- National Women’s Political Caucus
- Latinas Lead
- Former candidates for LA City Attorney Marina Torres, Richard Kim, Kevin James and Teddy Kapur
- Los Angeles Democratic clubs: Stonewall Democratic Club, Avance Democratic Club, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley, Heart of LA Democratic Club, East Area Progressive Democrats, North Valley Democratic Club, Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club of LA, San Fernando Valley Young Democrats and Pacific Palisades Democratic Club
- Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) Political Action Committee
- International and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 94
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
- District 36 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
- National Steel Framing Industry Association
Hydee Feldstein Soto is a pro-choice feminist, lifelong Democrat, nationally recognized attorney, mother and Jewish Latina from Puerto Rico, who has lived in Los Angeles for 40+ years. She is the only candidate who has led large teams of attorneys and has experience on legal transactions the size of the City of LA’s budget or greater. As LA City Attorney, Feldstein Soto is committed to creating a City that works for everyone with solutions that address our most pressing issues – homelessness and housing, disparities in law enforcement, neighborhood safety, reproductive rights, human trafficking and domestic violence, gun violence, climate change, and accountability and corruption in our halls of power.
Read Hydee Feldstein Soto’s plans for Los Angeles at: https://hydeeforcityattorney.com.
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