State Senate Candidate Ben Allen Receives the Support of UNITE HERE Local 11

Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of hotel workers from grassroots organization UNITE HERE Local 11, in his bid for the 26th District.


“Ben Allen stands with the hotel workers of Santa Monica, and for that we are proud to endorse him for a third time,” says Tom Walsh, President of UNITE HERE Local 11.” As a school board member, Ben has demonstrated an ability to build coalitions and to pass progressive policies, and we are confident that he will continue to do so at the state level.”

“Hospitality workers play a critical role in our local economy—yet they are among the lowest-wage workers in Los Angeles County,” said Ben Allen. "I support the hotel workers in their efforts to fight for dignity, a living wage, and good working conditions, and am honored to have the endorsement of such a progressive and grassroots union.”

UNITE HERE Local 11 represents more than 20,000 workers employed in hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas and convention centers throughout Southern California. Workers at UNITE HERE Local 11 join together to fight for improved living standards and working conditions.

Ben Allen placed first among a crowded field in the open primary for the 26th State Senate District, held on June 3, 2014.

The 26th State Senate District consists of the cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, El Segundo, Avalon, Lomita, Torrance, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills; the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Westchester, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Westwood, Westwood Village, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Little Holmby, Sunset Hills, Beverly Grove, Mar Vista, Mid City West, Miracle Mile, Larchmont Village, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Fairfax, Carthay, Fremont Place, Hancock Park, and Windsor Square; and the unincorporated Los Angeles County communities of Marina Del Rey, San Clemente Island, Santa Catalina Island, Franklin, Centinela, and Ocean View.

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