September 28th, 2017
Underscores Caforio’s Commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) endorsed Bryan Caforio in California’s 25th Congressional District today. More than a century ago, LIUNA was formed by immigrants as they fought for safer working conditions and fair wages and benefits. LIUNA now has half a million construction workers and public service employees.
Sergio Rascon, Business Manager of Local 300, said, “Bryan has always stood on the side of workers in this community, and he understands that our local workforce and our local economy are made stronger when our immigrant brothers and sisters have the opportunity to succeed. Congress needs people like Bryan who will fight for comprehensive immigration reform that will keep families together and bring economic benefits to our state and to the 25th District.”
Caforio counts multiple labor unions among his endorsers, including the United Aerospace Workers Local 887, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 416 and Local 433, the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Welders Local 761, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 40, Sheet Metal Workers Local 105, and the United Steelworkers Local 675. Additionally, more than 25 local officials in the District, the Chair of the Ventura County Democratic Party, and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom have endorsed Caforio. Polling reflects this momentum, showing Caforio tied with Rep. Steve Knight more than a year before the election.
The son of two public school teachers, Caforio was born and raised in Southern California, 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 and corporations. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
California’s 25th Congressional District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley. Hillary Clinton won the district by more than six points in 2016, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and the district is majority-minority. The district is now considered a “toss-up” and is held by Tea Party Republican Steve Knight, whom national Republicans have publicly identified as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.