East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD) Votes to Endorse Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD) voted in an overwhelming majority to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. A highly influential community-based Democratic club with more than 300 members, EAPD covers the greater Eastside of Los Angeles and adjoining neighborhoods, and is committed to women’s and civil rights, environmental health, greater civic participation, and public integrity. EAPD’s support comes on the heels of another key endorsement from Democrats for Neighborhood Action (DNA). “We are proud to support a pro-choice, pro-environment, pro-equality progressive Democrat, Ardy Kassakhian, to serve all the residents of the diverse 43rd Assembly District,” stated EAPD President Hans Johnson. “Ardy has shown he is true to his roots in a hardworking immigrant family and passion for excellent public education for everyone. He is a trustworthy fighter for working families and a sustainable California.”

For Immediate Release
December 7, 2015
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EAST AREA PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS (EAPD) VOTES TO ENDORSE ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY
Momentum grows as local Democratic clubs back Ardy’s candidacy

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD) voted in an overwhelming majority to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. A highly influential community-based Democratic club with more than 300 members, EAPD covers the greater Eastside of Los Angeles and adjoining neighborhoods, and is committed to women’s and civil rights, environmental health, greater civic participation, and public integrity. EAPD’s support comes on the heels of another key endorsement from Democrats for Neighborhood Action (DNA).

“We are proud to support a pro-choice, pro-environment, pro-equality progressive Democrat, Ardy Kassakhian, to serve all the residents of the diverse 43rd Assembly District,” stated EAPD President Hans Johnson. “Ardy has shown he is true to his roots in a hardworking immigrant family and passion for excellent public education for everyone. He is a trustworthy fighter for working families and a sustainable California.”

“The East Area Progressive Democrats fight tirelessly to raise awareness and advance the issues that make the Democratic Party the people’s party,” said Kassakhian. “They have never wavered in their position on important issues related to education, the environment and workforce development and I’m proud to have their endorsement.”

“At a time when we are focused on stopping the havoc and anguish of gun violence in our lives and communities, Ardy Kassakhian has shown courage and leadership on this and other priorities for local Democrats,” highlighted EAPD President Hans Johnson. “He is our choice to represent this area in the legislature.”

Ardy Kassakhian has demonstrated broad community support. Since launching his campaign last year, he has raised more than $300,000 and received endorsements from many community leaders.

Ardy Kassakhian is running to represent Assembly District 43, which includes the communities of Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta-Montrose and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz and Silver Lake. The primary election will be held on June 7, 2016. To learn more about Ardy Kassakhian, visit his website at www.ArdyforAssembly.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

About Ardy Kassakhian

Ardy Kassakhian grew up and attended public schools in Glendale. He was first elected Glendale City Clerk in 2005. As Clerk, he has reduced government waste by introducing environmentally sound practices, made election information easier to access and worked to increase voter participation. Ardy graduated from UCLA and the Executive Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He lives with his wife Courtney and their young son in Glendale.

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