Month: February 2019

California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach Endorses Dave Min (SD37) For State Senate 

 Irvine, Calif. — TODAY, Dave Min, UC Irvine professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, announced his endorsement by California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach. As Secretary, Bach works to create transparency about how the CDP operates and acts as an advocate and resource for all CDP members. Her endorsement comes on the heels of several high-profile endorsements – including Representatives Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, and Judy Chu – as well as the campaign’s announcement that it had raised its first $100,000 in less than one month.

“Armed with years of policy experience and a fierce dedication to the diverse Orange County community he calls home, Dave Min has the unique skill set needed to keep SD37 moving in the right direction,” said Bach. “Dave knows our state can and will lead on important issues like economic development, access to affordable housing and healthcare, and protecting our communities from the effects of climate change – and I am thrilled to support his candidacy.” 

Bach, who previously served as District Representative in State Senator Dr. Richard Pan’s office and as a staffer with the California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus, went on to become one of the youngest statewide officials ever to hold an executive board office following her election this past November.

“Secretary Jenny Bach is a trailblazer who has worked tirelessly to empower young women, broaden the diversity of the California Democratic Party, and inspire a new generation of bold progressive Californians,” said Min. “I am honored to have her support.”

Bach’s endorsement adds to a broad coalition of support for Min’s State Senate run. Since announcing his candidacy on January 8th, Min has been endorsed by a number of elected officials and organizations, including: Representatives Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Judy Chu; the Newport-Mesa Local American Federation of Teachers 1794, Rep. Scott Peters; California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller; Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley; Former Irvine City Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido; Aliso Viejo Mayor Ross Chun; and Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.

A full endorsement list can be found HERE.

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David Min is a University of California Irvine Law Professor, father of three, and a former economic policy staffer in the United States Senate and for the Center for American Progress. Min began his legal career at the Securities and Exchange Commission to protect the retirement security of seniors, turning down high paying jobs to serve the public interest.  He is a leading expert on banking and housing policy.

California State Senate District 37 is located in Orange County and includes the communities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park.

Dave Min Raises $100,000 for State Senate In Less Than One Month

 

Irvine, Calif. —  TODAY, Dave Min, UC Irvine professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, announced that his campaign has raised $100,000 since he announced his candidacy on January 8th. The fundraising haul comes on the heels of recent endorsements from the Newport-Mesa Local American Federation of Teachers 1794, Representatives Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Scott Peters and dozens of local elected officials.

“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for this campaign,” said Orrin Evans, Min Campaign spokesman. “In less than one month, Dave has built a truly impressive coalition of support and a campaign operation that will have the resources to communicate to voters across the 37th Senate District. His policy-based approach to addressing issues like climate change, economic inequality, and access to affordable healthcare is clearly resonating with voters.” 

“While John Moorlach remains dependent on corporate special interests to fund his advocacy for the Trump agenda in Sacramento, Dave is running a people-powered campaign, and proudly stands with working families, immigrants, and teachers.”

The fundraising announcement comes amidst an outpouring of support for Min. Since announcing his candidacy on January 8th, Min has been endorsed by: Representatives Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Judy Chu; the Newport-Mesa Local American Federation of Teachers 1794, Rep. Scott Peters; California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller; Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley; Former Irvine City Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido; Aliso Viejo Mayor Ross Chun; and Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.

A full endorsement list can be found HERE.

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David Min is a University of California Irvine Law Professor, father of three, and a former economic policy staffer in the United States Senate and for the Center for American Progress. Min began his legal career at the Securities and Exchange Commission to protect the retirement security of seniors, turning down high paying jobs to serve the public interest.  He is a leading expert on banking and housing policy.

California State Senate District 37 is located in Orange County and includes the communities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park.

ICYMI: Dave Min Pens Op-Ed Criticizing Trump Administration Targeting of Vietnamese Immigrants & John Moorlach’s Science

Irvine, Calif. — As Orange County prepares to hold the largest Tet Festival in the United States, Dave Min penned an op-ed criticizing the Trump administration over its deliberate targeting of Vietnamese immigrants, as well as calling out incumbent Senator John Moorlach for his silence on the issue.
Throughout our country’s history, America has stood as a beacon of hope for those in search of a better life. Our nation’s fundamental and founding promise — that those who come here, work hard, and play by the rules can make a good life for themselves and for their descendants free of tyranny or socially determined castes — has attracted millions of immigrants to our shores, including my own Korean-American parents. These immigrants, whether they came here in 1719 from England or in 2019 from Pakistan, have been the backbone of our country, strengthening and brightening our culture while playing a critical role in creating the most prosperous economy the world has ever known.

But the core foundations of the American Dream are under attack from the Trump administration’s reckless and immoral plan to send back Vietnamese refugees who came here in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the Communist takeover of that country. The first wave of post-war Vietnamese immigrants came in 1975 through a U.S. government-sponsored evacuation and resettlement program, and many more followed in the 1980s and early 1990s, seeking haven from the torture and “re-education” camps that were so prevalent at that time. These refugees supported the United States in the war and were fearful of persecution because of their allegiances. They put everything on the line to support our country and its values. And hundreds of thousands of them died trying to reach our country.

For decades, as a matter of official U.S. policy, we welcomed these Vietnamese-Americans to our country. Indeed, in 2008, the George W. Bush administration signed an explicit agreement with Vietnam barring the deportation of Vietnamese immigrants who had arrived in our country before 1995. But for some unfathomable reason, Donald Trump and his administration are trying to overturn these policies and target post- Vietnam War refugees for deportation. While many of us were busy preparing for the holiday season, the Trump administration was hard at work on “reinterpreting” U.S. immigration policy to try to find a rationale to expel Vietnamese immigrants from our country.

Min’s SD37 campaign has already assembled a broad coalition of backers, including endorsements from Representatives Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Scott Peters; California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller; Newport-Mesa Local AFT 1794; Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley; Former Irvine City Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido; Aliso Viejo Mayor Ross Chun; and Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.

A full endorsement list can be found HERE.

 
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David Min is a University of California Irvine Law Professor, father of three, and a former economic policy staffer in the United States Senate and for the Center for American Progress. Min began his legal career at the Securities and Exchange Commission to protect the retirement security of seniors, turning down high paying jobs to serve the public interest.  He is a leading expert on banking and housing policy.California State Senate District 37 is located in Orange County and includes the communities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park.
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