Los Angeles, CA – The National Women’s Political Caucus California (NWPC CA) is pleased to endorse Wendy Carrillo in her race for California’s 51st Assembly District. This special election will be held on October 3rd, 2017.
Wendy Carrillo is a community advocate and award winning journalist, with a distinguished career as a radio and digital host, writer and producer. For ten years, she was host and executive producer of “Knowledge is Power,” a progressive community based radio program.
Wendy previously served as part of the communications team that supported organizing efforts for long term healthcare workers — fighting for fair wages for caregivers who provide seniors and people with disabilities the dignity to stay in their homes.
As an immigrant family, Wendy’s parents taught her and her sisters to be independent, strong and committed to the community that raised them.
Wendy said of the endorsement “I am honored to have the support of NWPC California, an incredible group of inspiring women. It proves that yes, the American Dream is still alive as a candidate like me—who was formerly undocumented—can earn this prestigious endorsement,” Carrillo said. “In the Assembly, I will be a leader in the fight for gender pay equity, educational opportunity, protecting choice and women’s healthcare funding. As someone who has mentored young girls and women, empowering them the succeed, it is my goal to continue to that in the state legislature.”
The NWPC, founded in 1971, is a national, multi-partisan, grassroots membership organization dedicated to identifying, recruiting, training and supporting women candidates for elected and appointed office.