Santa Monica, CA -- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board Member Ben Allen has earned the endorsement of the Stonewall Young Democrats in his campaign for California's 26th State Senate District.
"Stonewall Young Democrats are proud to stand with Ben Allen for State Senate and we will do everything we can to help elect him. He is the only candidate with a history of being at the forefront of advancing the rights and dignity of the local LGBT community. Ben has impressed us with his credentials and commitment to his district from West Hollywood to Rancho Palos Verdes. He is prepared to handle the challenges our state faces with intelligence, tenacity, and a wonderful sense of value.”
“I cannot adequately express my gratitude for today's endorsement from the Stonewall Young Democrats Club. The support from such an important community is a testament to how I have devoted my entire career in advancing progressive principles. I know that with their support, I will not only be elected to represent the 26th District, but I will have a partner in realizing our vision to enact more progressive legislation in California. Although California is more forward-thinking than other states, we can do better by the LGBTQ community and by all Californians. I look forward to the opportunity to provide the strong, progressive voice Sacramento needs,” said Ben Allen.
Chartered with the California Young Democrats and founded in 2004, Stonewall Young Democrats is a community of dedicated youth, who are passionate about political and social justice issues. Based in West Hollywood, the group of young activists believe that LGBTQ rights movement is the civil rights movement of our generation. The Club strives to give voice to LGBTQ youth and take action in a grassroots manner on matters of both local and national significance. It also hosts social events for youth to network and discuss public policy concerns with like-minded individuals. Stonewall Young Democrats Club has brought together queer youth and straight allies to be the vanguard of the movement. Beyond that, the Club advocates for environmental protection, just economy, and access to healthcare.
In addition to the Stonewall Young Democrats Club, many other local Democratic clubs have also endorsed Ben Allen, including the following: Democrats for Israel - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD), Miracle Mile Democratic Club (MMDC), Pacific Palisades Democratic Club (PPDC), Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains (PDSMM), Santa Monica Democratic Club (SMDC), West Hollywood-Beverly Hills Democratic Club, Stonewall Democratic Club, and Southern California Armenian Democrats. For the full list of Ben Allen's endorsements, please visit www.benallenforsenate.com/endorsements.
Ben Allen placed first among a crowded field in the open primary for the 26th State Senate District, held on June 3, 2014.