Apr 15


Watsonville, CA— BWOPA PAC proudly endorses Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo in her race for Assembly District 30, emphasizing her advocacy for women’s issues. Founded in 1986, BWOPA PAC has set the groundwork for providing black women with the resources to become involved in America’s political process and become leaders of their communities. BWOPA PAC leads the way in addressing key concerns facing black women and providing meaningful solutions.

In her endorsement of Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo, State President of BWOPA PAC Dezie Woods-Jones states the following:

“We are proud to endorse Karina Cervantez Alejo in her campaign for Assembly. Karina understands the concerns of minority women everywhere, and we know that during her time in office she will continue to effectively advocate and address the concerns of black women as well as all women of color. We look forward to working with Karina and are proud to endorse her as our representative in Assembly District 30.”

Cervantez Alejo’s commitment to community improvement, education, and social justice has garnered her support from a wide-range of groups in addition to BWOPA PAC. She has recently earned the grassroots support from Salinas Valley Democratic Club, and the California Democratic Party.

Cervantez Alejo has also built up a sizable lead among a number of key categories.

1) Commanding Lead in Fundraising:
·         Recent reports released by the candidates in AD-30 showed that Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo is leading by a substantial landslide on the fundraising front.
·         For the recent report ending on December 31st, Watsonville’s Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo raked-in a whopping $118,000 in new contributions, bringing her total raised to more than $268,000. She maintains a substantial cash-on-hand war-chest of over $238,000.
·         Cervantez Alejo has raised roughly 14 times more overall and maintains 11 times more cash on hand than her competitor— two substantial markers of a candidate’s ability to be viable and communicate a message to voters.

2)  California Democratic Party’s Endorsement
·         Also recently, at the California Democratic Party’s AD-30 “Pre-Convention Caucus” vote, in a stunning blow to her competition, 43 out of 45 total possible votes among eligible delegates– a staggering 96%— voted for Cervantez Alejo over the other Democrat in the race.
·         This overwhelming vote resulted in Cervantez Alejo securing a formal endorsement from the California Democratic Party at the state convention just weeks ago.

3) Robust Local Media Coverage
·         Monterey County Weekly: Karina Cervantez Alejo leads Assembly fundraising contest by huge margin.
·         Santa Cruz Sentinel: Watsonville’s Karina Cervantez Alejo wins party endorsement by landslide
·         Register- Pajaronian: Cervantez Alejo earns nod from Democratic Party

4) New Supporters
·         Also, recently, Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo announced the support of the California Labor Federation, South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council, Silicon Valley Young Democrats, Democratic Women’s Club at Santa Cruz County, Salinas Valley Teachers AFT Local 1020, Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), California Council of Laborers of North America (LiUNA), Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriffs and AFSCME Council 57. And, in a landslide vote, 49-10, the endorsement of the South County Democratic Club, a powerhouse local organization comprised of scores of politically mobilized grassroots activists.

Beyond today’s news, Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo has amassed an army of support from teachers, nurses, working people, women’s organizations, small business owners, Democratic Party luminaries, and countless others, totaling well over 220 supporters.

To view her full list of endorsements, please click here: http://votekarina.com/endorsements/

To view Watsonville Mayor Pro-Tem Karina Cervantez Alejo bio, click here:http://votekarina.com/meet-karina/meet-karina/

For all other information, please visit: www.VoteKarina.com


Paid for by Karina Cervantez Alejo for State Assembly 2016.