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Los Angeles Times

"Congress has enough political extremists pounding away at the partisan wedge. What it needs are lawmakers more interested in quietly working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make government better — lawmakers such as Christy Smith." - LAT Editorial Board

September 10, 2020

International Association of Fire Fighters 

National Union of Healthcare Workers 

Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters 

Communications Workers of America 

Central Coast Labor Council 

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1277

American Federation of Music Local 47

Teamsters Joint Council 42 

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Southern California District Council

American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) AFL-CIO

Service Employees International Union State Council of California

Los Angeles County Labor Federation

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36

LA/OC Building and Construction Trades Council

California IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Council


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 675

Teamsters Local 399

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12

Laborers (LiUNA) Local 300

Plumbers & Fitters United Association Local 761

National Association of Letter Carriers

California State Association of Letter Carriers 

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770

National Education Association/California Teachers Association

California School Employees Association 

California Federation of Teachers 


EMILY's List

Equality California 

Human Rights Campaign 

NARAL Pro-Choice America

National Organization of Women 

National Women’s Political Caucus 

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

California League of Conservation Voters 

League of Conservation Voters

Sierra Club

Climate Hawks VOTE


National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare PAC

Social Security Works PAC

End Citizens United 

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Giffords PAC

Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate 2020


Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region

Indivisible (National)

Indivisible Conejo

Indivisible CA-25 Simi Valley/Porter Ranch

California Democratic Party 

California Young Democrats 

Los Angeles County Democratic Party 

Ventura County Democratic Party

Ventura County Young Democrats

Heart of LA Democratic Club

Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley 

Democrats for Israel-Los Angeles

Democratic Alliance for Action of Santa Clarita

North Valley Democratic Club

Simi Valley Democratic Club

San Fernando Valley Young Democrats

Simi Valley Democratic Club

Stonewall Democratic Club

Southern California Armenian Democrats 


National Organization for Women Immediate Past President, & Co-Chair California Democratic Party Legislative Committee and Elected LA County Democratic Party AD-46 Delegate to the California Democratic Party*, Jerilyn Stapleton

President Hollywood National Organization for Women*

Dr. John Erickson

President UAW local 887*, Joe Padilla


Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair* Mark Gonzalez

Ventura County Democratic Party Chair* Ryan Valencia (Ret.)

Los Angeles County Democratic Party Executive Director,

Drexel Dwayne

North Valley Democratic Club President* Richard Matthews

Democratic Alliance for Action President Chad Kampbell*

West LA Democratic Club President* Cara Robin

Santa Monica Democratic Club President* John Katz


Doretta Thompson

Andrew Taban

Patricia Sulpizio

Christy Smith

Logan Smith

Marcy Rothenberg

Grisell Rodriguez

Mary Platt

Lynne Plambeck

Julie Olsen

Ann McKeown

Ruth Luevanos

Andrew Lopez

Michael Kulka

Evan Koplin

Michelle Kampbell

Katherine Hill

Jim Hilfenhaus

Sondra Harth

Stacy Fortner

Kristine Harn

Hilary Hall

Marilyn Grunwald

Christian Green

Dawn Gray

Phillip Germain

Matthew Gaines

Mai Do

Kimble Deleon


Vice President Joe Biden

President Barack Obama

Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. Congressman and Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries

U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff

U.S. Congressman Jimmy Gomez

U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass

U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman

U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu

U.S. Congressman Mike Levin

U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu

U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley

U.S. Congressman Harley Rouda​

U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal

U.S. Congressman Ami Bera

U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier 

U.S. Congressman Jim Costa

U.S. Congressman Scott Peters

U.S. Congressman Mark Takano

U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal

U.S. Congressman Josh Harder

U.S. Congressman Tony Cárdenas

Chair of the Democratic National Committee and Vermont Governor Howard Dean (Ret.)

California Governor Gavin Newsom

California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

California State Controller Betty Yee

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma

California State Treasurer John Chiang (Ret.)

California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

California State Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

California State Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez

State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (Ret.)

State Senator and California Legislative Women's Caucus Chair Connie Leyva

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

State Senator Holly Mitchell

State Senator Lena Gonzalez

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg

State Senator Henry Stern 

State Senator Melissa Hurtado 

State Senator Steven Bradford

State Senator Fran Pavley (Ret.)

State Senator Steven Bradford

State Assemblymember and California Progressive Caucus Chair Reggie Jones-Sawyer

State Assemblymember and California State Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Gipson

State Assemblymember and California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin

State Assemblymember Laura Friedman

State Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes

State Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva

State Assemblymember Autumn Burke

State Assemblymember Monique Limon

State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel

State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks

State Assemblymember Miguel Santiago

State Assemblymember Sydney K. Kamlager-Dove

State Assemblymember Ash Kalra

State Assemblymember and Vice Chair of LGBTQ Caucus Todd Gloria

State Assemblymember Susan Eggman

State Assemblymember Chris Holden

State Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris

State Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes

State Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

State Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell

State Assemblymember Blanca Rubio

State Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

State Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath

State Assemblymember Tim Grayson

State Assemblymember Ed Chao

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

Los Angeles County Supervisor and former U.S. Secretary of

Labor, Hilda Solis

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson

Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo

Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel (Ret.)

Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu

Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz

Long Beach Mayor Robert GarciaLos Angeles Community College Board of Trustees Member Andra Hoffman 

Manhattan Beach Mayor (Ret.) Amy Howorth 

West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Lindsey Horvath

Artesia City Councilman Ali Taj

Agoura Hills Councilmember Deborah Klein Lopez


Ventura County Community College District Trustee Bernardo Perez

Ventura County Board of Education Trustee Rob Collins, 4th District

Newhall School District Governing Board President* Suzan Solomon

Saugus Union School District Governing Board President* Julie Olsen

Saugus Union School District Board Member* Christopher Trunkey

Saugus Union School District Board Member* Laura Arrowsmith

Saugus Union School District Board Member* David Barlavi

VP, Board of Eduction, Burbank Unified School District, Dr. Armond Aghakhanian

San Leandro Unified School District Board Member James Aguilar

Conejo Valley Unified School District Board Member Jenny Hughes Fitzgerald

Simi Valley School Board Trustee Kareem Jubran

Simi Valley School Board Trustee Bob LaBelle

Simi Valley School Board Trustee Dawn Smollen

Rancho Simi Rec & Park Board Director* Brian Dennert

Santa Clarita Valley Water District Board Director Lynne Plambeck


Former Superintendent Newhall School District* Dr. Marc Winger

West Ranch High School Retired Founding Principal Bob Vincent*Simi Valley City Council District 1 Candidate Phil Loos

Candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 12 Loraine Lundquist 


Dr. Rebecca Mandel, Pediatrician, Valencia

Dr. Ronald Schwartz, General Practitioner, Granada Hills

Dr. Daniel J. Stone, Internist,  Beverly Hills

Dr. Mark Lisagor, Pediatric Dentistry, Camarillo

Dr. Kyle Ragins, Emergency Physician, Los Angeles

Sylvia Carlson, PhD, R.N., Public Health Nursing Instructor, CSNO Government Relations Committee*