September 26th, 2016
California Senator Barbara Boxer Endorses Bryan Caforio
Warns Trump/Knight Anti-Women Agenda Could Roll-Back Women’s Rights
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, Bryan Caforio, Congressional candidate for California’s 25th District, received the endorsement of California Senator Barbara Boxer, who cited the dangerous roll-back of women’s rights at stake in this election. Caforio’s opponent Rep. Steve Knight’s record on women’s health has become a central issue on the campaign.
“I was sent to Congress in 1992, which many referred to as the Year of the Woman, but now the advances we’ve made are under threat to be rolled back by the likes of Donald Trump and Steve Knight,” said Boxer. “I support Bryan Caforio because I’m confident he’ll go to Washington and be a champion of women’s rights and make it his priority to ensure women have control of their reproductive rights, protect funding for Planned Parenthood and fight for equal pay for women.”
Senator Boxer was elected to the US Senate in 1992 after spending ten years in the US House of Representatives serving California’s 6th district. A leading defender of a woman’s right to choose, Senator Boxer helped lead the floor fight for passage of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. In the Senate, she has fought back against repeated attacks on women’s health and a woman’s right to privacy.
“I am honored to earn Senator Boxer’s endorsement,” said Caforio. “I agree Donald Trump and Steve Knight are wrong for women. Trump said women who have an abortion should be punished and it’s shocking that Knight’s views on women’s rights are even more radical. I will stand up to extremists and bullies like Trump and Knight and will stand up for women in Congress.”
Knight opposes a woman’s right to choose even in the case of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk. Knight has also voted to defund Planned Parenthood, which provides thousands of women in the district with vital medical services like cancer screenings and mammograms, and co-sponsored legislation that would allow male employers the right to fire an unmarried female employee if she became pregnant.
Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider this race a toss-up . Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.