October 29th, 2016
Calls Out Steve Knight for Embracing Donald Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Bryan Caforio, Congressional candidate for California’s 25th District, is proud to announce the endorsement of workers’ rights icon Dolores Huerta. Caforio’s opponent, Rep. Steve Knight, stands in the way of progress for immigrant families and women.
“I’ve fought my whole life to empower women and minorities. Yet this election we are witnessing a resurgence of hateful rhetoric from Republicans like Donald Trump and Rep. Steve Knight,” said Dolores Huerta. “Both Trump and Knight boast about separating families and taking away a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions. I believe in Bryan Caforio because he supports DREAMers, DACA and DAPA, and will protect funding for Planned Parenthood.”
Dolores Huerta is the co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. Huerta is widely recognized for improving the lives of communities across the country, and has been awarded The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award and The Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of labor activist and civil rights champion Dolores Huerta,” said Caforio. “She is a role model for immigrants, women, and families across the country. I promise to continue Ms. Huerta’s fight to ensure no one in our society is ever held back, and I will prioritize pro-women, pro-immigrant, and pro-family policies in Congress.”
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.