SEIU California State Council
"Working families need leaders in the State Assembly who understand the challenges our members face every day. Jessica Caloza grew up in a working class community. She is the proud daughter of working class parents. Given her background and experiences, Jessica knows firsthand the struggles workers grapple with on a regular basis. SEIU California State Council is proud to endorse Jessica Caloza because we know she will be a bold leader for change, fighting for livable wages, better working conditions and protections for workers' rights. We know Jessica will be a champion for working families in the State Assembly."
California Federation of Teachers (CFT)
"Jessica Caloza understands the critical need to ensure all students receive a world-class education. That's why the education professionals that make up the California Federation of Teachers are proud to endorse Jessica Caloza for State Assembly. We know that in Sacramento, Jessica will be a fearless leader on behalf of students, teachers, classified employees, and local schools, and we know she will work with us to prioritize investments in public education."
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 33
“IATSE Local 33, with over 1,740 members working in the County of Los Angeles, representing Live Entertainment, proudly endorses Jessica Caloza for Assembly District 52. Local 33 feels Jessica is the best choice for the district being Union strong seeing the economic benefit to her district with working families having health benefits, living wages, and retirement. With Jessica being a lifelong public servant and community organizer, she understands what it takes to keep a community strong and healthy.”
Asian Democrats of Los Angeles County (ADLAC)
“Jessica Caloza is our choice for State Assembly District 52. As a longtime grassroots activist, past president of the Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats, a community leader, former Obama Administration Education Advisor, Los Angeles Public Works Commissioner, and Deputy Chief of the Staff to the Attorney General, Jessica's experience is unparalleled. We know Jessica will be a champion for the AAPI community, but also every community across the 52nd District. For these reasons and many more, the Asian Democrats of Los Angeles County are pleased to give Jessica Caloza our enthusiastic endorsement."
— ADLAC President Andrew Murphy
"Jessica Caloza has led a remarkable career in public service. She has been a role model to so many local activists, women, members of the AAPI community, and young people. We need her tenacity, bold forward-thinking vision, and effectiveness leading in the State Assembly. The Asian Democrats of Los Angeles County could not be more thrilled to strongly endorse her campaign to represent Assembly District 52 and ensure she wins this election."
— ADLAC Secretary Cindy Lee
California Young Democrats Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (CYD API)
"Jessica Caloza has the values and experience we need to represent issues that young Democrats care about in Sacramento. We need champions like Jessica to combat climate change, create good-paying jobs, expand healthcare, restore justice in our systems, and strengthen our educational institutions. That’s why the CYD API Caucus is thrilled to endorse her for Assembly District 52, because Young Democrats are ready and fired up for Jessica Caloza!"
Southern California Armenian Democrats
“The Southern California Armenian Democrats are excited to endorse Jessica Caloza for Assembly District 52. Throughout her career as a public servant, Jessica has proven herself as a tried and true leader who delivers for the people she represents. Moreover, she has long been an ally and an advocate for the Armenian-American community, knowledgeable and compassionate about issues of importance to our community. We need Jessica’s drive, abilities and forward-thinking vision in Sacramento.”
California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus
“Throughout her career, from her time as a former Obama Administration Education Advisor, to Los Angeles Public Works Commissioner, and Deputy Chief of the Staff to the Attorney General, Jessica Caloza has been on the right side of in the fight for justice, safety and equity for AAPI communities. That’s why the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus is thrilled to endorse Jessica for State Assembly because she has dedicated her life to uplifting people in need, and now more than ever, we need leaders like her serving our communities in the State Legislature. Jessica has the proven experience, passion, and innovative thinking to be that representative, and we look forward to helping her get elected.”
Statements of Support
California Attorney General
“Jessica Caloza is a fearless and visionary leader. She has the skills, proven abilities, and drive needed to be an effective leader in the State Assembly and a strong voice for communities in every corner of the 52nd District on Day 1. Whether it be enhancing neighborhood safety, curbing gun violence, making our criminal justice system more just, tackling homelessness, fighting for our rights and freedoms, and beyond, Jessica will be a powerful force for progress. I look forward to partnering with her in the California State Assembly. Jessica has my full backing and support."
California State Treasurer
"I am proud to endorse Jessica Caloza for State Assembly. Having worked in local, state and federal government, Jessica is not only deeply experienced and accomplished, but she is also an incredibly hard working, driven and compassionate leader. I know she will be an effective legislator and a champion for the people and every community across the 52nd Assembly District."
"Jessica Caloza has led a remarkable career. Her vast background in grassroots activism, public education, infrastructure and job-creation, as well as community safety shows that her dynamic skills will be a key asset for the people of the 52nd District. She is also a coalition builder and someone that will fight for all communities. I am pleased to endorse Jessica Caloza for State Assembly."
"We need more trailblazers like Jessica Caloza in the State Assembly. A longtime public servant and community organizer, Jessica would make history as the first Filipina elected to the California State Assembly. Beyond her historic candidacy, Jessica is a first generation immigrant and a daughter of working class parents. She understands the struggles that so many families across our state face every day. I know Jessica will work tirelessly in the legislature to fight for policies that support small businesses, create more jobs, and strengthen our local economy."
"California needs leaders like Jessica Caloza in the State Assembly. She is deeply committed to advancing social and economic justice as well as fighting for working people by bridging diverse communities together to get things done. Jessica's wide-ranging experience makes her ready to lead in the legislature. I am pleased to give Jessica Caloza my wholehearted support and full backing."
Assemblymember & Assembly Majority Leader
"Jessica Caloza has shown throughout her career that she is deeply committed to empowering the communities too often ignored or failed by our government. She has the heart, the passion, and the lived experience to be a fresh and effective voice for justice in the legislature. I’m proud to endorse Jessica Caloza for Assembly, and I’m confident that together, we can build a stronger, more equitable California for all."
"With so many challenges facing local communities across California, we need leaders who can hit the ground running on day one in the state legislature to solve problems and get things done. Jessica Caloza represents precisely the kind of compassionate, experienced leadership we need—she’s delivered for AAPI and other marginalized other communities time and time again throughout her career. That’s why Jessica has my enthusiastic support, because she has the proven track record and a unique ability to build consensus among different viewpoints in order to develop solutions to complex problems.”
Assemblymember & Assistant Majority Whip
"Jessica Caloza’s dedication to equity and justice and her collaborative approach to solving California’s greatest challenges will make her an excellent legislator. Jessica is committed to building more housing, raising wages for working families and helping small businesses thrive. I am excited to support Jessica Caloza for Assembly District 52 and look forward to working with her in the legislature."
"Jessica Caloza has a profound understanding of the struggles so many people across our state are facing. The daughter of a janitor and a nurse, Jessica grew up in a working class community. She knows what working families have to go through just to make ends meet. This background, combined with her deep experience in local, state and federal government makes her well-prepared to serve in the legislature. I am proud to endorse Jessica Caloza because I know she will be a fighter for transformative change and justice for all communities."
Assemblymember & API Legislative Caucus Chair
"The depth and breadth of Jessica Caloza's experience is unparalleled. Her tenacity, boundless work ethic, and innovative ideas reflect exactly the kind of new thinking our state needs. She’s also been a champion for AAPI communities and a strong ally for LGBTQ+ people throughout her career. Jessica will bring a new approach and fresh ideas to the many issues California is grappling with, and I am thrilled to give Jessica my strong support and endorsement."
Assemblymember & Assistant Speaker Pro Tem
"Jessica Caloza will be an extraordinary representative and a bold voice for the people of California's 52nd State Assembly District. She has been an incredibly effective fighter for change in the City of L.A., in the Attorney General's Office, and in working for President Obama's Administration. She will fight to keep our neighborhoods safe and work hard to improve the quality of life for all communities. It is these experiences and qualities that make Jessica ready to serve on day one. I'm with Jessica 100%."
State Assembly Speaker Emeritus
John A. Pérez
“As someone who grew up in El Sereno and Highland Park, I know that we need more leaders like Jessica Caloza in the State Legislature representing our communities. Jessica has been an effective, tenacious, and forward-thinking champion for California and our community. As a longtime public servant, Jessica has delivered for Angelenos time and time again, whether it’s securing safer communities, fighting for free community college, ensuring a more just California, or strengthening the local economy. I’m thrilled to support and endorse Jessica Caloza for Assembly District 52.”
"Jessica Caloza's experience in local, state and federal government makes her not only well-equipped and prepared to lead, but also demonstrates that she will be an effective, solutions-driven leader in the State Assembly. I am pleased to give my wholehearted support to Jessica Caloza's campaign for State Assembly."
“Jessica Caloza is a proven leader with a track record of delivering real change. She has the experience needed to excel on behalf of working families in the State Assembly. I am proud to endorse her because I know she will fight for good paying jobs, workers’ rights, and will work to build an economy that works for all people.”