Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) is proud to announce the endorsement of SameSide, a platform for grassroots political engagement through fun experiences in music, arts & culture, in their California voter guide. Their California Voter guide is a comprehensive overview of how progressives in the state can vote in the upcoming midterms for propositions, judges and statewide and local officials.
"I am thankful for the endorsement of SameSide. In times such as these, when Trump keeps trying to chip away at all of the progressive policies that we need to protect the future for our children, including climate change, gun control, reproductive rights and human rights, we need to stay vigilant. SameSide recognizes that and works to empower young people to keep fighting,” said Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi.
"SameSide recognizes the unprecedented times we live in, where so many progressive ideals that we as young people value are under attack. Policies such as sensible gun solutions, fighting climate change, reproductive rights, equal pay, and equal access to education are imperative to creating a future attainable for all. We are proud to endorse Al Muratsuchi," said SameSide Co-Founder and South Bay native Nicole Legacki àBeckett
Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) is proud to announce that the California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) has endorsed his campaign for re-election to the California State Assembly.
“As a former prosecutor, I am thrilled to have the endorsement of the CDAA. Public safety has always been a top priority for me. I am proud to support our state’s prosecutors and law enforcement officers in their efforts to keep our communities safe, and will continue to do so when I am re-elected," said Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi.
“The California District Attorneys Association is proud to endorse Al Muratsuchi for Assembly District 66. As a former prosecutor, he brings an important and needed perspective to Sacramento at a time when criminal justice and public safety are at the center of so many debates. During his time in the legislature, Assemblyman Muratsuchi has continually demonstrated a commitment to keeping California safe, and we look forward to his continued service in the Assembly," said Mark Zahner, Chief Executive Officer, CDAA.
Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) is proud to announce that NARAL Pro-Choice California has endorsed his campaign for re-election to the California State Assembly. The NARAL Pro-Choice California Privacy PAC supports candidates who “elect champions for reproductive freedom in California.”
“I am proud to stand with NARAL Pro-Choice California in fighting for reproductive rights for women. At this critical time for women's rights and reproductive rights specifically, when the Supreme Court and the leaders in Washington are all fighting against a woman’s right to choose, women in the South Bay need an ally in Sacramento. I have and will always be that person,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi.
"NARAL Pro-Choice California Privacy PAC is proud to stand with Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi," said Amy Everitt, State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California. "Al has long been a pro-choice champion, fighting to protect the rights of California's women and families. In the Assembly, Al has worked to expand access to contraception and abortion care, ensure more Californians can take parental leave, and stop harmful deceptive practices by anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers. As the war on women rages around the country, we need leaders like Al Muratsuchi in office."
Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) has released a statement on the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford:
"I am 100 percent in support of all victims of sexual assault, and I thank Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for her courage in standing up for all women and girls, and for our entire country. The American people deserve nothing less than a full FBI investigation into the serious and credible allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh before any further confirmation proceedings."
Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi represents California’s 66thAssembly District, which includes El Camino Village, Gardena, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, and West Carson. He serves as Acting Chairman of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace. Muratsuchi is a member of the Assembly Committees on Budget, Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, Natural Resources, Utilities and Energy, and Veterans Affairs.
As the Trump Administration issued their executive order to reopen offshore oil drilling off the coast of California and the South Bay, the Sierra Club and the California League of Conservation Voters made it clear: Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi is the one to count on to fight to defend our coast and protect our local environment.
"Al Muratsuchi has proven to be an effective leader in the fight to protect our air, water and environment from polluters — and from a hostile Trump Administration. He is committed to protecting our coast and fighting Big Oil to ensure the health and safety of neighborhoods close to refineries. Sierra Club is proud to support Al Muratsuchi's re-election to the State Assembly," said Kathryn Phillips, Director of Sierra Club California.
Assemblymember Muratsuchi has been a champion for protecting the California coast and the South Bay environment. He has introduced Assembly Bill 1775 to fight the Trump Administration’s plan to reopen offshore oil drilling off the California coast. In 2014, Muratsuchi authored legislation to oppose oil drilling in Hermosa Beach.
Assemblymember Muratsuchi has also been fighting to make the Torrance refinery safer. He introduced a package of bills to protect Torrance and the South Bay from toxic chemicals, including a bill to phase out the refinery’s use of modified hydrofluoric acid. He authored new laws requiring refineries to install neighborhood air quality monitors and emergency community alert systems, as well as a law creating a statewide interagency task force on refinery safety.
The Beach Cities Democrats, Torrance Democratic Club, and the California Democratic Party have officially endorsed Al Muratsuchi for reelection to the State Assembly.
"While many politicians in Sacramento play to the special interests, Al Muratsuchi has the courage and record to fight for the Democratic values we believe in here in the South Bay,” said Bobbi Buescher, President of the Beach Cities Democrats. “With the Trump Administration threatening to drill for oil right off of our coast, Al is the one we trust to protect our beaches and neighborhoods from these attacks. He fights for quality public schools, affordable health care and safer neighborhoods, and that’s why we are proud to stand with local Democrats to re-elect Al Muratsuchi to the State Assembly.”
As the Assemblymember representing the South Bay, Al Muratsuchi has delivered increased funding for local schools, community colleges, and universities; introduced legislation to fight the Trump Administration’s plan to drill for oil off California’s coast; wrote bills to fight against sexual harassment and for common sense gun safety; and fought to make the Torrance Refinery safer and to protect communities surrounding the refinery.
I am honored to announce that my campaign has been given the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction, for standing up for gun violence prevention and recognizing gun safety.
As your South Bay Assemblymember, I’m standing up to the NRA and the gun lobby to say, enough is enough.
I will continue to fight for common sense gun safety laws, like universal background checks for gun buyers and assault weapons bans. This year, I wrote a bill to allow teachers and principals to take guns away from mentally disturbed and dangerous students.
As a former prosecutor, I have a proven record of enforcing gun safety laws and fighting to protect our families and neighborhoods.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters.
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Torrance, CA – Republican Assemblyman David Hadley’s various Independent Expenditure groups have been busy this month trying to keep him in office. Groups like Charles Munger Jr.’s “Spirit of Democracy California”, the Walton family’s “Parents and Teachers for Student Success”, Gerald Marcil’s “South Bay Residents For Better Schools & Jobs” as well as businessman Bill Bloomfield spent more than $1.6 million in just the month of October. Christian conservative Howard F. Ahmanson, one of the prominent backers of Prop 8, also contributed over $25,000.
Munger’s Spirit of Democracy, which is part of a Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) investigation along with the David Hadley for Assembly campaign for illegal “coordination” between the two parties, spent over $1 million alone in October.
“Oil money and school choice advocates are spending millions of dollars in this race to keep their friend Hadley in office, sending nasty, negative mailers filled with lies nearly every day to thousands of voters in the South Bay,” said Mike Shimpock, campaign consultant. “Now, we find out that one of his buddy IEs has been illegally coordinating with the Hadley campaign. And, what’s more, instead of following the law and abiding by the rules of the investigation, Hadley has been stonewalling and only handing over evidence to avoid going to court."
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WASHINGTON —Today President Barack Obama endorsed Democrat Al Muratsuchi in his race for Assembly for the 66th District. Muratsuchi is among a select group of state legislative candidates from around the country to be endorsed by the President.
This contest has caught national attention because Muratsuchi is the only bi-partisan, moderate candidate in the race who will get things done for the 66th district.
“I am proud to have the support of our great President Barack Obama. The voters of the 66th District deserve a candidate who will fight for them again in Sacramento. I am the candidate who will protect a woman’s right to choose and Planned Parenthood funding, create jobs and improve our public schools. I will also stand up to powerful special interests to fight for clean air, water, and beaches," said Muratsuchi.
“We are thrilled that President Obama is endorsing our candidates in some of the most competitive races across the country,” said Jessica Post, Executive Director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. “His endorsement highlights how crucial state legislative elections are to building on the progress the President has achieved and to continuing to move our nation forward.”
Torrance, CA – As reported in Los Angeles Times, Republican Assemblyman David Hadley has been asked to appear in court on Friday in Sacramento for defying a subpoena to turn over evidence in a Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) investigation. Personally named in the subpoena, Hadley himself will be in court to face charges he is stonewalling the FPPC investigation into his illegal campaign practices, specifically illegal “coordination” between Republican billionaire Charles Munger’s “Independent Expenditure (IE) committee” and Hadley’s campaign.
This isn’t the first time he’s been in violation of state campaign ethics laws: in 2014, Republican Assemblyman David Hadley was found guilty of laundering $40,000 in illegal campaign contributions.
As Mike Shimpock, Al Muratsuchi’s campaign consultant, said in the article, “There is only one reason Hadley would conceal documents, and that is because he is guilty and is trying to hide the evidence.”