RainbowPAC, the non-partisan political action committee of the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, endorsed 15 candidates in 2018 state and local races at an endorsement event March 7 at Sierra 2 Center. Candidates in 14 races, or their representatives, spoke to the gathering. Following candidate presentations and audience discussion, Rainbow Chamber members in attendance voted on endorsement, with a 60 percent majority required for endorsement.
U.S. Congress, 4th Congressional District: Jessica Morse
California Attorney General: Dave Jones
California State Assembly, District 6: Jackie Smith
Sacramento County Supervisor, District 2: Patrick Kennedy
Sacramento County Board of Education:
Bina Lefkovitz (Area 1)
Nevada County Sheriff: Shannan Moon
Elk Grove Mayor: Steve Ly
SMUD Board, Ward 4: Rosanna Herber
Sacramento City Council, District 1: Angelique Ashby
Sacramento City Council, District 5: Jay Schenirer
Davis City Council, At Large:
San Juan School Board, At Large: Zima Creason
Twin Rivers School Board, Area 3: Rebecca Vella Sandoval
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Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce President Richard Hernandez has released the following statement on behalf of the Chamber Board of Directors in regard to President Trump’s revocation of the DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals) policy:
“The President’s action to end DACA is directly damaging to the U.S. economy, to workforce readiness, and to the interests of countless small businesses and major corporations alike,” Hernandez said. “With this action, our government has told 800,000 young, educated, law-abiding workers, most of whom know no other home than the United States, that we don’t want them here. These young Dreamers represent a significant investment in our country’s future—an investment in which all of us, as tax-payers, business owners and citizens, have a stake. These Dreamers are the workforce we depend upon to help us build our small businesses. These Dreamers are the same talented young people in which organizations such as our Rainbow Chamber Foundation have invested time, mentoring and scholarship funding. No society, no economy, can afford to discard so callously its best and brightest assets.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose families and futures have been put at risk by the Trump administration’s reckless and inhumane repeal of DACA, and we call upon Congress to act quickly to prevent what surely will be a tremendous loss to our country’s future.”
March 16 | 8:30am – 7:00pm | Renaissance Seattle Hotel | 515 Madison St
- Breakfast Panel: Leveraging the Power of LGBT Businesses
A panel of successful and diverse LGBT-owned business leaders.
- Plenary Session: Working Together to Promote Diverse Supply Chains
- Luncheon and Panel on Left Coast Politics in the Post-election Era
- Unleashing the Power of Bringing Diverse Communities Together
A discussion with ethnic and minority chambers.
- Plenary on the future of Blue State Tourism
- Power Connect reception (21+ only)
$50 Luncheon onlyLUNCHEON ONLY
ABOUT THE WESTERN BUSINESS ALLIANCE
THE WBA CHAMBERS INCLUDE:
Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (Long Beach, CA)
Lambda Business Association (Las Vegas, NV)
Inland Northwest Business Alliance (Spokane, WA)
ABOUT OUR HOSTS AT THE GREATER SEATTLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce President Richard Hernandez, on behalf of the Chamber Board of Directors, expressed gratitude that California voters supported Proposition 55 endorsed by the Chamber’s non-partisan political action committee, RainbowPAC, and Chamber members.
“RainbowPAC and Chamber members endorsed California Proposition 55 because it reflected our members’ view that the economic prosperity of our state depends on adequate funding for schools and hospitals and a robust social-service safety net,” Hernandez said. “We are gratified that California voters supported our choice.
“We also extend our congratulations to our successful local candidate endorsees: State Senate District 3 incumbent Cathleen Galgiani; Assembly District 7 incumbent Kevin McCarty; Assembly District 8 incumbent Ken Cooley; Rancho Cordova City Council incumbent Donald Terry; SMUD Director Ward 1 candidate Brandon Rose; Roseville City School District incumbent Gary Miller; Washington Unified School District (West Sacramento) incumbent Cody Pizzotti and candidate Jackie Wong; and Solano Community College District Trustee Area 5 Quinten Voyce.
“In addition to these successful candidates, Chamber and RainbowPAC members endorsed Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg and Sacramento City Councilmembers Steve Hansen, Eric Guerra, Larry Carr and Allen Warren in the primary election,” Hernandez said.
“We look forward to working with these newly elected and veteran leaders on creating an economically prosperous, diverse and inclusive community.”
Chamber President Richard Hernandez: Potential Loss of Legal Protections Would Harm LGBT Families, Business Owners & Economy
Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce President Richard Hernandez has released the following statement on behalf of the Chamber Board of Directors in regard to the 2016 Presidential election:
“The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce fully supports the U.S. electoral process and holds the will of U.S. voters in the highest regard. (more…)