California's working people had an extra-nice Thanksgiving after receiving the news that Kamala Harris will be our state's next Attorney General. Harris is a forceful advocate for working people and a dynamic progressive leader. See Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski's statement on this historic win:
In Kamala Harris, Californians have elected a dynamic leader with a passion for justice that will serve our state well. Not only is Harris a tough-as-nails prosecutor, she also possesses a vision for economic and social justice in the tradition of some of California’s greatest leaders. We have full confidence that Harris will be a forceful advocate for working people in her new role, pursuing with dogged intensity those who exploit workers and cheat consumers.
Harris’ victory is also significant in that it completes a clean sweep of statewide elections for working-family candidates. While much of the country took a step backward this past election, Californians rejected a return to the failed policies that brought our nation’s economy to its knees. It’s a testament to California’s voters that they had the foresight to beat back the tidal wave of corporate-controlled candidates that swept much of the rest of the country. The California Labor movement is proud to have participated with unparalleled intensity in helping to secure these important victories.
While the Harris’ victory closes the chapter on an historic election, the hard work has just begun. We look forward to working with Harris and all of California’s new leaders to get our economy back on track and build a brighter future for our state.
The California Labor Federation played an instrumental role in Harris’ victory. Over the last 10 days of the campaign, the Federation launched a broadcast and online media blitz reaching millions of voters with special emphasis on Los Angeles County. To view the Federation’s ad in support of Harris, click here.