CAMPAIGN NEWS: Caregivers Unite in Support of Assemblymember Chris Holden for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

SEIU Local 2015, representing 450,000 long-term care workers, endorses Holden because of his proven track record of supporting living wages for caregivers

Assemblymember and Pasadena resident Chris Holden announced on Tuesday that Service Employees International Union Local 2015 endorsed his campaign for Los Angeles County Supervisor District 5.

Holden was elected to the Pasadena City Council at 28 years old and was the second African-American to serve as Mayor in the city’s history. Assemblymember Holden was appointed to the Pasadena Light Rail Alignment Task Force. He was instrumental in the planning and execution of the initial stops connecting Pasadena to Downtown LA. Assemblymember Holden continued to help extend the Gold Line further, securing $290 million in state funding for six new stations and introducing a plan to have the Gold Line connect the Burbank and Ontario airports.

“Whenever we needed a champion for increased wages or safer working environments, Assemblymember Chris Holden has been there for us. He advanced bold solutions to achieve economic equity and racial justice in Los Angeles County and throughout California. Assemblymember Holden has earned the trust of caregivers, and we are thrilled to endorse him for Los Angeles County Supervisor,” stated Carmen Roberts, Executive Vice President, SEIU 2015.

SEIU Local 2015 is the largest union in California, representing nearly 450,000 long-term care workers who work in home care, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living centers. Long-term care workers fight for quality jobs with livable wages, retirement security, respect, and the right to a union for all.

“I am grateful to be endorsed by SEIU Local 2015, California’s largest union representing caregivers. Caregivers provide an essential service to our community and will become critical to caring for our population that is advancing in age. Long-term care workers are essential to helping Los Angeles County be a place where seniors can age in place with dignity. I am proud to have partnered with SEIU 2015 on a number of priorities in the State Assembly and will continue to collaborate with you as a County Supervisor,” Holden said.

Assemblymember Holden has fought for equity and justice in the classroom, the workplace, transportation, and the criminal justice system. He’s running for County Supervisor to bring a more urgent response to Los Angeles County’s challenges.

Los Angeles County Supervisorial District 5 includes the cities in the Antelope, Crescenta, and Santa Clarita Valleys and portions of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. The district is currently represented by Republican Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

The election will take place on March 5. The 2021 redistricting process drew new boundaries for the 5th district with 46% registered Democrats, 24% Republicans, and 23% No Party Preference. President Joe Biden won the district by a 24% margin.

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