RELEASE: Gil Cisneros Endorsed by California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations

Cisneros the Only California Red to Blue Democrat Endorsed by Law Enforcement

Fullerton, Calif. – Today, Gil Cisneros, Fmr. Lieutenant Commander who is running for Congress in California’s 39th Congressional District, was endorsed by the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations (CCLEA). The CCLEA is the state’s largest law enforcement organization and represents more than 45 police associations and 80,000 peace officers.

“The California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations trusts Gil Cisneros’s commitment to public safety and is proud to endorse his campaign,”said Brian Moriguchi, President of the CCLEA. “We know that Gil will be a strong partner to law enforcement and work to strengthen the relationship between our communities and first responders. We need representatives in Washington who will be independent leaders and reject the politics of division, and Gil will be a strong voice for public safety officers and the communities they serve.”

“I stand with our brave men and women in uniform, and I’m proud to have their endorsement and strong support,” said Cisneros. “We must fully fund our police departments so they can recruit the best officers and provide them with the kind of training they need to best work with our diverse communities. I’m committed to keeping our communities safe and fostering a strong partnership between peace officers and the people that they serve and protect. I will always put the needs and priorities of our district first, and together we can work towards a safe and peaceful environment for every individual to live and work.”

The endorsement of the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations adds to the growing list of elected officials and organizations who support Cisneros’s campaign, including the San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters, Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers AssociationCalifornia Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association,Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, California Treasurer John Chiang, Congressman Ted Lieu and eighteen other Democratic members of Congress, SEIU California, the Giffords Campaign to End Gun Violence, The Brady Campaign, California School Employees Association (CSEA), the California Democratic Party, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), UniteHere! Local 11, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, United Steel Workers, the Orange County Labor Fed, the LA County Labor Fed, the California Labor Fed, IBEW Local 11, LiUNA Local 562, women’s rights champion Dolores Huerta, BOLD PAC, End Citizens United, the national Veterans advocacy organization VoteVets, and numerous local officials.