Month: March 2019

Former California State Senator Ed Hernández Endorses Dave Min (SD37) For State Senate

Irvine, Calif. — TODAY, Dave Min, UC Irvine law professor and candidate for California’s 37th State Senate District, was endorsed by former California State Senator Ed Hernández, an optometrist and advocate for low-income and working families. This endorsement comes on the heels of Min’s announcement that he raised over $100,000 in less than one month since announcing his candidacy. Sen. Hernandez joins the growing ranks of notable leaders who have declared their support for Dave Min, including U.S. Congressional Representatives Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal, Judy Chu, Scott Peters, and Mark Takano; California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach; the Newport-Mesa teachers; and many others.

“Dave Min has spent his career advocating for the rights of working families,” said Hernández. “We need Dave’s expertise in Sacramento now more than ever as California continues to fight for an equal economic playing field, universal healthcare, and immigrant rights.  As Democrats, we also have the responsibility to have leaders that actually reflect the incredible diversity of our Orange County community. I endorse Dave Min for his leadership, policy expertise, and commitment to bringing new diverse voices to the table.”

“I am so grateful to Senator Ed Hernández for his support,” said Min. “Dr. Hernández’s track record in the State Senate of fighting for working families, and his emphasis on ensuring high-quality education and health care for all Californians, make him a role model for me. I promise to do my best to carry his torch in the Senate by developing and advancing strong policies to address the challenges that Orange County households face.”

Hernández’s endorsement adds to a broad and growing coalition of early supporters of Min’s State Senate run. Since announcing his candidacy on January 8th, Min has been endorsed by a number of elected officials, local activists, and organizations, including:

  • Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers AFT 1794
  • Jenny Bach, California Democratic Party Secretary
  • Congressman Ted Lieu
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • Congressman Scott Peters
  • Congressman Mark Takano
  • RL Miller – Chair of California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus
  • David Ryu – Los Angeles City Council Member
  • Sukhee Kang – Former Irvine Mayor
  • MaryAnn Gaido – Former Irvine City Council Member
  • Ross Chun – City of Aliso Viejo Mayor Pro Tempore
  • Tiffany Ackley – Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman
  • Ali Taj – Artesia City Council Member
  • Valerie Amezcua – Santa Ana Board of Education
  • Andrew Rodriguez – Walnut Mayor Pro Tem
  • Sherri Loveland – Tustin community activist and former President of NWPOC
  • Louise Adler – Founding member of Women in Leadership, local women’s leader
  • Judge Lynne Riddle (ret.) – Planned Parenthood board, activist, retired federal bankruptcy judge

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 Politicization of Domestic Violence, Calls for Increased Protections for Women

 Irvine, Calif. — TODAY, on International Women’s Day 2019, Dave Min penned an op-ed calling for an end to the politicization of domestic violence and for increased attention to be paid to the subject of women’s rights. In it, Min references the extensive legal experience of his wife Jane Stoever, who was recently nominated for the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 2019 Woman of Influence Award for her groundbreaking work in domestic violence law.
“Unlike with many other issues, we tend to think of domestic violence as a non-partisan topic. We assume that our elected officials from both sides of the aisle will work together to create and implement policies that prevent and remedy family violence and keep women safe in their homes, their workplaces and elsewhere. But a closer look reveals a much different picture, as domestic violence has sadly become a partisan political issue in recent years.
A prime example of this is the recent legislative battles over the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA was first passed in 1994 as landmark federal legislation to address the scourge of domestic violence, and it has been tremendously successful in protecting the basic safety of women. Between 1994 and 2011, intimate partner violence against women dropped by 72%, and sexual assaults against women dropped by 64% over roughly the same period.
VAWA was reauthorized several times on a bipartisan basis without any significant controversy, but became a hot button issue following the “Tea Party” election of 2010. In 2012, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives refused to reauthorize VAWA because the GOP’s Tea Party members opposed the legislation’s protections for Native American and LGBT survivors of domestic violence and its requirement that college campuses develop meaningful responses to sexual assault. It was only after public outrage that Republican leaders allowed a floor vote on the bill in February 2013 — after VAWA had been expired for over 500 days — and 87 moderate Republicans joined with all 199 Democrats to pass the re-authorization bill.
More recently, this past October, ZERO House Republican voted to sign onto a re-authorization bill for VAWA, signaling that the basic principle that we should try to protect women against violence will, for the foreseeable future, continue to be a political hot potato.
The politicization of domestic violence hits close to home for me because of my amazing wife, Jane. Jane has been a tireless advocate for victims of domestic violence throughout her legal career. She has an extensive background in domestic violence law and currently serves as the Director of both the Domestic Violence Clinic and the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence. She also co-chairs Orange County’s Domestic Violence Death Review Team and, in her quest to increase access to safety and justice for abuse survivors, recently worked with Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio to author AB 2694 to permit the availability of alternative service in domestic violence cases in California.”

Min’s SD37 campaign has already assembled a broad coalition of backers, including endorsements from Representatives Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, Alan Lowenthal; Newport-Mesa Local AFT 1794; California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller; California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach; Aliso Viejo City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley; Former Irvine City Councilwoman Mary Ann Gaido; Aliso Viejo Mayor Ross Chun; Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang; Artesia City Councilman Ali Taj; Walnut Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Rodriguez; and founding member of Women in Leadership Louise Adler.

A full endorsement list can be found HERE.

 
###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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