I am greatly honored to be endorsed by the following people, officials and organizations.


March 16, 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

We have many important issues facing us during this election cycle. No less important than the next U.S. Senator or President are the judicial offices. If we want justice for working families and communities of color, then we have to care about who are Judges will be.

That is why I wholeheartedly endorse Alicia Molina for the office of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Seat #42. Alicia has a strong labor and community activist background. She is grounded in her family values instilled by her father, a cook at the Bonaventure Hotel and Jonathon Club, and UNITE HERE Local 11 member, and her mother while growing up in Montebello, CA. She attended two of the finest educational institutions in the country, UCLA and Loyola Law School, and received high honors for her service.

Alicia worked for 14 years at a non-profit, the International Institute of Los Angeles, in Boyle Heights providing legal representation to low income clients. While at the International Institute of Los Angeles, Alicia Molina has assisted people from all over the world with their immigration issues. In addition she has also helped both women and men with domestic violence issue obtain their legal residency and protect them from their abuser and begin a new life.

Alicia Molina continues to serve the community as a partner in the Law Offices of Molina and Molina, where she represents many low income clients unable to pay full fees. For two years Alicia has volunteered at the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law providing free legal assistance to low income females and males who have domestic violence issues, need temporary restraining orders, divorces, paternity, and custody issues.

Alicia Molina is a part of the community. Her many years of Immigration experience give her a special insight into the obstacles our communities face. She will be a fair, honest and compassionate judge.

Please support Alicia Molina for Los Angeles Superior Court Seat #42. Sincerely,
— Maria Elena Durazo, UNITE HERE International Union Vice President
 
As a board member of MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, we are witnessing that our Judges have taken a weak stand against holding drunk drivers accountable to society. A drunk driver that kills your only son should not be released from prison after 16 months.”

At MADD, we do not want a judge that does not fully hold accountable a drunk driving criminal defendant. As a Judge, Alicia Molina has vowed to be tough on criminals, yet fair.

”Alicia Molina has a strong position on public safety and making sure that our streets are free from repeat drunk driving felons.” At MADD, we endorse a candidate like Alicia Molina that would be a no nonsense jurist tough on criminals.
— Mario Gastelum, MADD

 

Judicial Officers

James Horan - Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

Carol Najera - Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

Deborah Sanchez – Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

Gustavo Sztraicher - Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

Yvette Verastegui- Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

 

Elected Officials

US Congressman 29th Congressional District Tony Cardenas

California State Senator Isadore Hall III

California Assembly member 64th District Mike A. Gipson

Former California Assembly member 39th District Cindy Montanez

Ret. California Assembly member 56th District Sally Morales Havice

Artesia City Councilman Ali Sajjad Taj

Baldwin Park Mayor Manual Lozano

Commerce Mayor Ivan Altamirano

Covina Mayor Pro Temp Jorge A. Marquez

Gardena City Councilman Dan Medina

Garvey School Board Member Henry Lo

Los Angeles City Council 1st District Gil Cedillo

Los Angeles City Council Nury Martinez

Montebello Mayor Art Barajas

Montebello City Councilman Jack Hadjinian

Montebello School Board Member Joanna Flores

Paramount City Councilmember Diane J. Martinez

Rosemead City Mayor Pro-Tem Polly Low

 

Organizations

UAW

 

National Organization For Women California

AFSCME Local 685 Los Angeles County Probation Officers Union

HONOR PAC

 

 

 

Laborers Local 300

Mexican American Bar Association - Political Action Committee

 

Democratic Clubs

Los Angeles County Democratic Party

 

Culver City Democratic Club

Democratic Alliance for Action of Santa Clarita

Democratic Club of Claremont

East San Gabriel Valley Democratic Club

Foothill Community Democrates

Gardena Valley Democratic Club

Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club

Malibu Democratic Club

Mexican-American Democratic Club

New Frontier Democratic Club

Progressive Democratic Club                (South Bay Area)

Progressive Democratic of the Santa Monica Mountains

STONEWALL Democratic Club

Southern California Armenian Democrats

 

 

Civil Rights Leaders

Maria Elena Durazo - UNITE HERE International Union Vice President

Dolores Huerta-Civil Rights Leader and Co-Founder of United Farm Workers

 

Community Leaders

Josof Sanchez & Julie Matsumoto – of Operation Street Kids

Ernie G.  Comedian

Ulysses Lopez - Odyssey Investments

Noah Rick Lands -Kids Artistic Review

Ernest Balderas - Rainbow Dance Competition

Garo Ghazarian - Dean and Law Professor of "PEOPLE'S COLLEGE OF LAW", and Former Chairman of the Armenian Bar Association

Javier Galvez - Professor of Claremont Colleges

Robert "Bob" Forshay - President and Founder of Antelope Valley Progressive Democrats

Andy Giest - Antelope Valley District 36 Delegate