California Labor Federation Joins Democratic Leaders and Advocacy Organizations In Support of Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara For Re-election

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner Campaign is proud to announce an endorsement from the California Labor Federation, consisting of 1,200 unions representing 2.1 million union members in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries. They join the California Democratic Party and an extensive coalition of activists, organizations, and Democratic leaders from across the state supporting the Insurance Commissioner’s re-election campaign.
“The California Labor Federation is proud to support Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara for re-election as he’s been a powerful ally in defending the interests of working people across the state,” said California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski. “Lara has a deep understanding of the challenges workers face and has repeatedly shown his strong commitment to protecting our hard-fought rights.”
With many Californians left reeling in the wake of devastating wildfires, Commissioner Lara has fought for fire victims as they try to rebuild their lives.  Lara protected more than 2.4 million policyholders from non-renewal following declared wildfire disasters in 2019.

He also created the nation’s first Climate & Sustainability branch within the Department of Insurance.
Commissioner Lara has also been a leading voice for expanding health care to all Californians, including advocating for ground-breaking legislation that will allow workers to cover their elderly parents on individual insurance policies.
California Labor Federations joins leading labor and progressive organizations in support of Lara’s re-election, including: California Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, California Professional Firefighters, California Nurses Association, United Farm Workers of America, State Building and Construction Trades of California, and more. 
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