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.”
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.
Jeannine's personal story is characterized by struggle and perseverance. Adopted at a young age, Jeannine grew up very poor. She moved out of her home at the age of 16 and has worked since then. She made the move from her home state of Texas to California with her husband in 2005. After a decade of working multiple jobs while going to college, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Long Beach State University with a degree in sociology in 2009. She currently lives near Retro Row with her husband, Ryan, and daughter, Jubilee.