Today, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) announced its endorsement of the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016. The measure, a $9 billion state school facilities bond to adequately fund school construction and modernization projects throughout the state, will appear on the November 2016 ballot.
The LACDP is the largest local Democratic Party entity in the United States, representing over 2.4 million registered Democrats and a population larger than 42 other states in the 88 cities and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Below is their official announcement.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 29, 2016
Los Angeles County Democratic Party Unanimously Endorses The School Facilities Bond Act of 2016
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) unanimously endorsed the “The School Facilities Bond Act of 2016” at its monthly meeting. The measure will provide $9 billion to help build and repair schools in districts all across California, including $2 billion for community colleges. This bond act is on the ballot for the November 8, 2016 election.
The “The School Facilities Bond Act of 2016” provides necessary funding for the construction and repair of thousands of schools across the state which are in dire need as prior school bond funding has been depleted for some time. The 2016 bond will enable infrastructure improvements to meet the needs of our children, teachers, and schools. LACDP joins more than 100 school districts, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, and many other elected officials and education proponents in support of this act.
Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman said:
“I am proud to announce that LACDP has unanimously endorsed the ‘The School Facilities Bond Act of 2016’ on the November 2016 ballot. In order to meet the needs of our children and our teachers, we must mend and expand California’s school facilities. If California is to compete academically, then we must continue to invest in our children’s education and in their future.”
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) is the official governing body of the Democratic Party in the County of Los Angeles and works in cooperation with the State and National Democratic Committees. LACDP is the largest local Democratic Party entity in the United States, representing nearly 2.5 million registered Democrats. Endorsements issued by the LACDP in local and municipal races become the official endorsements of the California Democratic Party. For more information, visit www.lacdp.org.