In tough times, we don’t need politicians, we need leaders with principle. Jimmy Gomez is that leader, with the vision, ability, and backbone to help turn our state around. The youngest of 6 children of an immigrant family, Jimmy did what many people do after graduating from high school – find a job. He was lucky to get hired at Subway & Target, but after several months he realized he had to do more to support his family.
Jimmy worked his way through community college, the University of California, and Harvard graduate school to become an educator and a Director for the United Nurses Associations of California, and advocate for nurses, health care professionals, and patients.
His struggle to fund his education, his experience watching his parents sacrifice for their children and community, and his success at making real change for working families, patients, and our community make him the best choice for Assembly.
Creating good jobs
We need more good-paying jobs with benefits. Jimmy Gomez has a plan to invest in our infrastructure, protect funding for job-training and community colleges, invest in high-tech “green collar” industries, and create a California version of the American Jobs Act to help small businesses increase hiring.
That’s why Jimmy is endorsed by: California Labor Federation, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, California Small Business Association and the California Democratic Party
Protecting and improving schools
Education is the pathway to a better life for our children, but students can’t succeed if schools fail. Jimmy Gomez will make sure our schools have the funding, support, and resources they need to prepare our students to succeed in college or the workplace. Jimmy knows how education can make a difference because it did for him.
That’s why Jimmy is endorsed by: California Federation of Teachers, United Teachers Los Angeles, Community College Teachers – AFT 1521, California Faculty Association
Making our community safer
There’s a reason public safety officers are supporting Jimmy Gomez, and it’s because he has the plan and ability to help make our communities safe. He will get paramedics, firefighters, and police officers the tools they need to crack down on gun violence, gangs, drugs, and protect our neighborhoods, schools, and public spaces. Jimmy Gomez knows that safer neighborhoods are better neighborhoods.
That’s why Jimmy is endorsed by: California Professional Firefighters, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Los Angeles County Firefighters and the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City
Equal Rights For All
Jimmy recognized early in life that the opportunities different people have are fundamentally unfair and unequal. Jimmy will work endlessly to ensure all people have equal rights in our communities and state. That is why Jimmy supports equal pay for equal work, marriage equality, and equal access to jobs, healthcare and education.
That’s why Jimmy is endorsed by: California Democratic Party, National Organization for Women, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, United Nurses Associations of California, California Legislative LGBT Caucus Members Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins, Courage Campaign Founder & Chair Richard Jacobs, Stonewall Young Democrats President Michael Colorge, and Equality California Board Members Dolores Huerta & Assemblymember Betsy Butler
Environmental Justice & Protection
We can’t have healthy families, without a clean environment. Jimmy will fight for clean air and water laws, crack down on polluters, invest in alternative energy, and fight to create more green collar jobs.
That’s why Jimmy is endorsed by: California League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club.