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People Power. That’s what this campaign has been about since Day 1. Don’t let special interests pouring millions from outside of this district buy your vote. Stand with democratic leaders, grassroots organizations, educators, teachers, nurses, police and firefighters against this historic effort by Dark Money groups to buy this election and steal it away from the voters. Election Day is just around the corner. Watch. Share. Vote. www.ArdyForAssembly.com

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: An Important Letter About the Misinformation Campaign Against Ardy

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Congressman Eliot Engel Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. A member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1989, Engel has served as the Ranking Member of the powerful Committee on Foreign Affairs and is a member of the Congressional Armenian Caucus. “I’m proud to join my colleagues in endorsing Ardy Kassakhian for California State Assembly,” stated Congressman Eliot Engel. “Ardy stands out for his extraordinary commitment to public service. I particularly value his strong understanding of critical issues not only at the local and state levels but also at the national level." Continue reading

Community Expresses Outrage Over Special Interest Expenditures in California 43rd Assembly Race

Education leaders gathered to jointly condemn the California Charter Schools Association and the Laura Friedman for Assembly campaign for disseminating misinformation to voters and trying to buy the 43rd California Assembly race. The press conference featured over a dozen community leaders including Los Angeles Unified School Board President Steve Zimmer and Glendale Board of Education Member Christine Walters. Continue reading

Assemblymember Evan Low Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that California State Assemblymember and Assistant Majority Whip Evan Low has endorsed his campaign to represent the 43rd Assembly District. The Co-Chair of the Legislative Technology and Innovation Caucus, Assemblymember Evan Low became the youngest Asian American legislator at the age of 31 to have been elected to the Assembly in 2014. Assistant Majority Whip Evan Low joins a large group of current and former members of the state legislature who have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including President pro Tempore of the State Senate Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg (ret.) and two former Assemblymembers who represented District 43: former Majority Leader Dario Frommer and Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian. “Ardy has been a leader on progressive issues from improving transparency and efficiency in Glendale to ensuring equality for all Californians,” stated Assembly Assistant Majority Whip Evan Low (D- Silicon Valley). “I’m looking forward to partnering with him on education issues and creating new jobs in the innovation economy. He’s the type of visionary leader we need here in the State Assembly.” Continue reading

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Our children are our future, and we need to invest in California’s future. As your next Assemblymember, I’ll fight to make sure our schools have the funding they need.

California Teamsters Public Affairs Council Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the California Teamsters Public Affairs Council has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Representing over 250,000 Teamster members and their families across the state, the announcement follows an early endorsement for Kassakhian from Teamsters Joint Council 42. “The Fight for $15 has become a reality, but we still have a lot of work to do on behalf of California’s working families,” stated Ardy Kassakhian. “As your next Assemblymember, I will fight to keep good jobs in our state, and ensure that the people who work hard every day have the protections to do their jobs. I’m very proud to have earned the support of the California Teamsters Public Affairs Council in our efforts to fight for the working people of our great state.” Continue reading

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that California State Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez has endorsed his campaign to represent the 43rd Assembly District. Having served in the State Legislature since 2013, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez is the first Latina in California history to Chair the Appropriations Committee. “During his decade of service to the residents of Glendale, Ardy has worked hard to increase civic participation, modernize the operation of the clerk’s office and increase transparency, while saving tax payer dollars,” stated Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez. “Ardy has deep roots in the community and understands the challenges facing our state. He will make a strong advocate for the working families of the 43rd Assembly District and I am proud to support him.” Continue reading