Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on Wendy Carrillo Victory


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 323-406-3270,

Los Angeles, CA – The following statement was issued by Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, following tonight’s victory of Wendy Carrillo, Assemblywoman-elect for State Assembly District 51:

“After speaking with nearly 15,000 working families in Assembly District 51, they made their choice loud and clear. They agree that Wendy Carrillo is the progressive champion we need for California.

“She has shown exceptional leadership in making our state one of opportunity and inclusion. Wendy has stood with workers to bring the California Dream within reach of families by fighting for a $15 wage, cracking down on wage theft and discrimination, and working to achieve health care for all, among other progressive initiatives. The Los Angeles Labor Movement is proud to start working with her to address the urgent concerns of our community, while advancing the rights of all workers.”