ABNA President Endorses Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council

Another Neighborhood Leader Now Endorsing Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council

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Congresswoman Janice Hahn Endorses Jeannine Pearce

Congresswoman Janice Hahn endorses Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council

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The California Nurses Association Endorses Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council

Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council Releases the Endorsement of the California Nurses Association

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Supervisor Kuehl & Mayor Horvath Endorse Pearce in 2nd District Race

JEANNINE PEARCE FOR LONG BEACH CITY COUNCIL 
RELEASES THE ENDORSEMENT OF SUPERVISOR SHEILA KUEHL & MAYOR LINDSEY HORVATH

December 11, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council Campaign announces the formal endorsements of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath

“I am proud to endorse Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council. Jeannine has the vision and values to fight for the best for the residents of Long Beach and the experience to make it happen," said Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. "I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside her to build the LGBTQ - Labor Alliance in Long Beach as a means to create a stronger, more compassionate network and increase the capacity of vital organizations such as the Long Beach Center. She has worked to ensure that all residents have their voices heard by building critical alliances as well as making sure that increasing numbers of people of color are appointed to city boards and commissions.  Jeannine doesn't just talk about equity, she works tirelessly to fight for those among us who are most vulnerable. Those values and her lasting commitment to helping others will serve Long Beach well.”

“The best candidate to serve Long Beach City Council, District 2 is Jeannine Pearce. Her experience, her ability to bring people together, and her understanding of the intricacies of policy set her apart from the other candidates. But to me, what distinguishes Jeannine is her passion to serve and to fight for others. I met Jeannine as I helped to organize a One Billion Rising action -- she, along with hundreds of other women, organized against domestic violence and sexual abuse, and I have watched her do good work in her fight for women and the poor ever since,” said Lindsey Horvath, Mayor of West Hollywood.

"I'm incredibly honored to have the support of these remarkable regional leaders," said Jeannine Pearce, Second District City Council Candidate. "They have been trailblazers in the fight for equality, women's rights, protecting the environment and creating living wage jobs. I look forward to working with them to move Long Beach forward."

 

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Councilmember Richardson Endorses Jeannine Pearce for City Council

JEANNINE PEARCE FOR LONG BEACH CITY COUNCIL 
RELEASES THE ENDORSEMENT OF COUNCILMEMBER REX RICHARDSON

November 17, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Campaign announces the endorsement of Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson.

"In recent years, I've come to know and admire Jeannine Pearce. She is smart, balanced in her judgment, and an amazing mother and friend. She has a deep appreciation for meaningful civic engagement and resident participation and would make a great addition to the Long Beach City Council. That is why I've decided to give Pearce my full support," said Rex Richardson, Long Beach City Councilmember, District 9.

Jeannine Pearce had the following to say about the endorsement, "I'm incredibly honored to have the support of Councilmember Richardson. He is a progressive leader that has championed good jobs, increasing green space and prioritizing public safety. I look forward to working with him to move Long Beach forward."

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Teamsters and Small Business Owners Endorse Pearce for Long Beach City Council

JEANNINE PEARCE FOR LONG BEACH CITY COUNCIL 
RELEASES THE ENDORSEMENT OF TEAMSTERS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

November 11, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Campaign announces the endorsements of Teamsters Local 396Teamsters Local 848, and 2nd District Small Business Owners.

"The members of Local 848 are proud to stand with and endorse Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council. We believe in Jeannine’s steadfast commitment to creating a better Long Beach for all families. Jeannine’s ability to forge coalitions and solve everyday problems through community engagement is what Long Beach needs to take the next step forward. She is clearly the best choice to lead Long Beach forward,” said Eric Tate, Secretary/Treasurer of Teamsters Local 848.

 “Jeannine Pearce has a proven track record of bringing together all sides in order to come up with comprehensive solutions to tough problems. That’s the type of leadership the district, the city and all its residents deserve. Jeannine is committed to bringing labor, small businesses, environmental groups, and residents together to ensure Long Beach’s economy is thriving, while cleaning up our environment and improving the lives of all residents. This is why Teamsters Local 396 is honored to endorse Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach’s Second City Council,” said Ron Herrera, Long Beach resident, International Vice President of the Western Region, and Secretary-Treasurer of Local 396.

Stephanie Howard, owner of Art Du Vin, also announced her endorsement of Jeannine Pearce for City Council. “As a small business owner, I know how difficult it can be to navigate the city bureaucracy. That’s why it is so important we elect leaders like Jeannine Pearce. Jeannine knows how to get things done and derive solutions that work for all involved. She will ensure that the voices of small business is heard when decisions are made.”

“One area that I know Jeannine will make a difference is on the recycling and composting regulatory system for small businesses. Small businesses want to do the right thing by recycling and going green, but under the current system it is both expensive and difficult to do.  I am proudly supporting Jeannine because I know her commitment to build a healthier Long Beach will result in stronger policies that make recycling and composting easier, while creating more local jobs and reducing our daily expenses, helping our bottom line," continued Stephanie Howard.

Lincoln Bauer, managing partner of Innovatory, Ruben Garcia, President of Advanced Cleanup Technologies, Ronn Ruiz, CEO of Apartment SEO and Chulo Chonies, and Ted Sieving, Attorney at We Labs, joined with Stephanie Howard endorsing Jeannine Pearce for City Council. All are small business owners in Long Beach's 2nd District.

Jeannine Pearce had the following to say after learning of these endorsements, “I am proud to receive the endorsements of the Teamsters, Stephanie Howard, and other small business owners today. These endorsements illustrate that labor and small businesses support my candidacy because of my ability to bring people together to forge solutions to make a difference in Long Beach. I look forward to working with the Teamsters and small business owners, like Stephanie Howard, to move Long Beach forward." 

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PACIFIC SHORE NOW ENDORSES JEANNINE PEARCE

JEANNINE PEARCE FOR LONG BEACH CITY COUNCIL 
RELEASES THE ENDORSEMENT OF PACIFIC SHORE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN

November 4, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council Campaign is announcing the endorsement of the Long Beach Chapter of the National Organization for Women, Pacific Shore NOW.

“The Long Beach Chapter of the National Organization for Women, Pacific Shore NOW, is proud to endorse Jeannine Pearce for the Long Beach City Council, Second District,” stated Zoe Nicholson, President of Pacific Shore NOW, in the organization's endorsement release. “It is the consensus of Pacific Shore NOW to endorse Jeannine Pearce for Second District of the Long Beach City Council, based on the fact that her work most closely aligns with the primary NOW issues.”

"Near and dear to NOW’s heart, Jeanine has joined in the many voices calling for full constitutional equality for all in the form of the Equal Rights Amendment. Jeannine’s stated goals include passing a Working Women’s Bill of Rights. This ordinance would focus on ensuring that women receive equal pay for equal work, limit the workloads of housekeepers to help reduce injury rates in the hotel industry, protect the public from viruses spread as a result of un-cleaned hotel rooms and that all immigrants are provided the rights and protections of US citizens."

Jeannine Pearce had the following to say after learning of the endorsement, “I am proud to receive the endorsement of Pacific Shore National Organization of Women as I have always been surrounded by strong women, who empowered others to have courage, to speak up and advocate for those most marginalized. I've also been inspired by strong women like my two mothers and by leaders like Maya Angelou. Maya once said, ‘Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency’ It is the courage of all within NOW and those who stand for equity and justice that have inspired me to take this step and run for City Council.”

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IBEW Local 11 Backs Jeannine Pearce in District 2 Race

JEANNINE PEARCE FOR LONG BEACH CITY COUNCIL 
RELEASES ENDORSEMENT OF KEY BUILDING TRADES UNION

October 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council Campaign is proud to announce the endorsement of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11. Here's what IBEW Local 11 Business Manager, Kevin Norton, had to say:

"Jeannine Pearce is the clear choice for Long Beach City Council. We are an organization that relies on the success of several hundred small businesses to employ our members. We believe that good jobs created by a thriving business climate, can solve many of the challenges in our community. Jeannine's ability to bring small businesses and labor together to forge real solutions separates her from her opponents. Her core belief in civic engagement and ensuring all voices are included in policy decisions will benefit all the residents of Long Beach. IBEW local 11 is one of the largest unions in the City of Long Beach, where a large number of our 12,000 members call home. The hardworking members of IBEW Local 11 are proud to support Jeannine Pearce for City Council."

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Councilmember Uranga Endorses Jeannine Pearce for City Council

JEANNINE PEARCE FOR LONG BEACH CITY COUNCIL 
RELEASES THE ENDORSEMENT OF COUNCILMEMBER ROBERTO URANGA

October 23, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Campaign announces the endorsement of Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga

"Jeannine Pearce has long been an advocate for equity, justice, and prosperity. Jeannine has not been afraid to tackle difficult issues and will bring people together to do what is right for all Long Beach residents. These leadership qualities are why I can, unequivocally, endorse Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council, District 2," said Roberto Uranga, Long Beach City Councilmember, District 7.

Jeannine Pearce is a longtime 2nd District resident and is running for the Long Beach City Council to ensure that all residents are well represented in local government. Her priorities include supporting a thriving and growing local economy, building a clean and safe environment for residents to flourish and a commitment to collaboration with all stakeholders. 

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OP-ED: "Long Beach, a Family Town"

Long Beach Post, by Jeannine Pearce - October 13, 2015

My daughter Jubilee, who is three, would tell you that WalletHub’s analysis of Long Beach has it wrong.

From our new Bixby Park to our bike and walk lanes on the beach; from our amazing community churches to the creative community that makes up the Art’s District and Shoreline Village’s live music and Skee ball: Long Beach is a great place to raise a family!

The survey lacks the depth necessary to understand the unique character of Long Beach and its residents that instills me with a great sense of community pride.

Sure, we face challenges. In 2009, one in four children in Long Beach lived in poverty. Rising housing costs and this summer's uptick in crime are certainly things that we need to address. Our city has also taken on a number of issues to create economic opportunity for residents.

We’ve invested in Downtown and the Waterfront, creating new jobs and opportunities for small businesses; we’ve raised the minimum wage for hospitality workers and are looking at other sectors to reduce the city’s income gap and help families make ends meet; and we've begun looking at and implementing policies to encourage the hiring of local residents. These changes have been spurred by Long Beach’s leaders and residents working together to make our city better.

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