Vice-Chair Of The Congressional Progressive Caucus, Judy Chu, Endorses Debra Bowen For Congress

At a gathering of over a hundred grassroots supporters, campaign staff, and elected officials from throughout the CA-36 district, California Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) announced she was endorsing Debra Bowen for Congress.

I’m here today because we have a tremendous opportunity to elect Debra Bowen to the 36th congressional district. It’s truly exciting for me. I’ve known her for a long time. I’ve known her as a state assembly member, I’ve known her as a state senator, I’ve known her as Secretary of State. I’ve known her as extremely intelligent, always outspoken, a true leader, someone with integrity in every seat that she’s been in.

And that’s why I’m so proud to say I was was the very first Congressperson to endorse Debra Bowen for Congress.

You know with Debra Bowen in this seat, you will have someone who will stand up to Wall Street. You know that she understands our coastline is a national treasure and she will do as much as she can to defend it. You know that she understands the value of education, and that we have to concentrate like a laser to make sure we get jobs in this district.

And you know as Republicans attack a woman’s right to chose, Debra will be there to stand up for us.

The Bowen campaign released dozens of endorsements to the press yesterday. Besides Congresswoman Chu, State Assemblymembers Betsy Butler, Gil Cedillo, Wes Chesboro, State Senators Alan Lowenthal, Mark Leno, and Fran Pavley, Hermosa Beach Mayor Howard Fishman,  as well as former Assemblymember Sheila Kuehl and former City Council watchdog Laura Chick also endorsed Bowen.

The campaign also lists scores of “citizen endorsements” from ordinary voters in CA-36. Anyone interested in adding their name to that list can go to this link. 

6 thoughts on “Vice-Chair Of The Congressional Progressive Caucus, Judy Chu, Endorses Debra Bowen For Congress”

  1. CD36 Election (May 17th): Why I and thousands of others are endorsing Marcy Winograd and fighting for her to win the open election this May 17th…  We truly have an opportunity to turn the status quo on its head.  

    Please take the time to watch the following 4 minute video :…  (<–Click left & feel free to forward and share this link/email with friends & voters in Jane Harman’s former Congressional District)



    Marcy Winograd’s Congressional recent campaign in 2010 was one about what sort of country and citizenry we want to be. I’ve known Marcy for many years. She absolutely — with no reservations — is a real leader and deserves this district’s voters’ votes and word-of-mouth support.  She is the one true progressive choice who will break with the status quo and who will immediately act to initiate positive, reform oriented change in Washington, D.C.  

    Marcy Winograd has been an organized, genuine, hard working, committed and passionate activist in the Anti-War movement, the 2006-2008 Bush/Cheney impeachment movement (Kucinich’s HR 333), Health Care Reform movement and other progressive efforts to authentically restore the People’s voice to national government. Marcy received close to 38% of the vote in the 2006 primary and over 41% when she ran against Jane Harman in last summer’s June 8th primary.

    She is not a machine or party sycophant who will humbly do what the party elders & attendant drones command. Marcy Winograd is a terrific individual and activist. She is a teacher & citizen who has inspired countless thousands over the last decade. She puts her time, money and — perhaps most importantly — her heart where her words are. Marcy is a thinker and a doer : an authentic voice the likes of which voters are hungry for in these cynical and hard economic times. Marcy is a real voice for for this district’s voters who is aligned with their economic & social interests and — importantly — with their deeper values and their concerns about the directions this country has taken over the last decade.

  2. I am a resident of the 36th CD and support Marcy Winograd because she (a) is not taking any corporate money, and thus cannot be bought; (b) has been standing up against US wars and military spending for decades; (c) is a teacher and a champion of the needs of students and of teachers, not the corporations; (d) has been a community organizer and farm workers’ labor organizer.  Winograd’s campaign platform has been on her facebook page for some time:

    Winograd’s website is now up and running.

    Winograd’s entry into this race shifted the rhetoric much further towards a pro-union and anti-war posture.

    I knew and liked Debra Bowen when she was my Assemblywoman of the 53rd AD. But I don’t think Debra Bowen has the same unflinching commitment to ending wars, dealing with rampant Wall Street predation and the destruction of the American middle class and the defense of our constitution.  The ease with which Hahn and Bowen both signed a pledge “condemning anti-Israel political rhetoric” is troublesome.    

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