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OUR ENDORSEMENTS

WORKING FAMILIES ORGANIZATIONS
California Faculty Association—Los Angeles
California Nurses Association
International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Southern California District Council
International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 56
Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific-ILWU Marine Division, Southern California Region (IBUSCR)
National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721
​Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2015
Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW)
Teamsters Joint Council 42
UA Local 761, Plumbers and Fitters
United Steelworkers Local 675
United Steelworkers LA/OC Legislative Education Committee


ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS & DEMOCRATIC CLUBS

Abundant Housing LA
The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action
Americans for Democratic Action of Southern California
Black Los Angeles Young Democrats

California College Democrats
End Police Brutality PAC
Feel The Bern Democratic Club, San Fernando Valley
Ground Game Los Angeles 
Healthcare for All - Los Angeles
Jane Fonda Climate PAC
Los Angeles City Attorney Coalition
Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD)
Los Angeles Progressive 
LA Forward Action
Miracle Mile Democratic Club
Moms Demand Action - Gun Sense Candidate Distinction 
New Politics
Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats (PALAD)
The Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA)
Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)
Sunrise Movement Los Angeles
UCLA Bruin Democrats
Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles


ELECTED & COMMUNITY LEADERS
U.S. Congressmember Ami Bera
U.S. Congressmember Ro Khanna
U.S. Congressmember Ilhan Omar
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison
California State Senator & Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus Steven Bradford
California State Senator Sydney Kamlager 
California State Assemblymember Isaac Bryan
California State Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer
California State Assemblymember Alex Lee
 
California State Assemblymember Tina McKinnor
Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell 
Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin
Los Angeles City Councilmember-Elect Eunisses Hernandez
Former Mayor of Artesia Ali Sajjad Taj
Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, 
First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles (FAME)
Pastor Welton Pleasant II
Pastor William D. Smart Jr.

Pastor K.W. Tulloss
Jody Armour
, Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California 
Jasmyne Cannick, LACDP Delegate 
Michael Ebenkamp, North Hills East Neighborhood Council President
Scott Epstein, Former Candidate for City Council District 5
Arturo Flores, LACDP Delegate
Christine Hallquist, Executive Director of the Vermont Community Broadband Board*
Fran Jemmott, Founder of California Black Women’s Health Project & Former Directors of the Liberty Hill Foundation*
Daymond Johnson, Empowerment Congress Central President

Hans Johnson, East Area Progressive Democrats
Mansoor Khan, Echo Park Neighborhood Council President
Torie Osborn, Former Executive Director of the L.A. LGBT Center and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force*

Mustafaa Tajuddin, former PICO Neighborhood Council President
Furkan Yalcin, North Westwood Neighborhood Council President
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Co-founders of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
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*Titles for identification purposes only

STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

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U.S. CONGRESSMEMBER AMI BERA

“I am endorsing Faisal Gill to be the next City Attorney of Los Angeles. The position of City Attorney has never been more important. We have seen hate crimes - especially against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders - skyrocket in the last few years and it is crucial that we elect a City Attorney who will stand up for the AAPI community. Faisal will be that person and I am proud to support him in his bid for LA City Attorney.”

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U.S. CONGRESSMEMBER RO KHANNA

"I am proud to support my friend Faisal Gill in his campaign for Los Angeles City Attorney. We need a City Attorney who will hold law enforcement accountable, end the criminalization of homelessness, and stop the misdemeanor machine. I know Faisal will be committed to supporting and implementing progressive policies that help every day Los Angelenos. He is the right choice for the next City Attorney of Los Angeles.”

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U.S. CONGRESSMEMBER ILHAN OMAR

"Today, I am proud to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s race is crucial to our criminal justice reform efforts. Faisal Gill is a bold and progressive voice for those efforts, justice, and accountability. As an immigrant and civil rights attorney, Faisal will bring accountability, transparency, and change to the City Attorney’s office. Faisal will be committed on day one to serving the people - not the police - and fighting for meaningful changes to the city’s legal practices.”

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MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL KEITH ELLISON

“The Los Angeles City Attorney’s race is crucial to our fight for equity and justice. Faisal Gill will be a leader in this fight and deliver on progressive change. Today, I am proud to endorse my friend Faisal Gill for LA City Attorney. I believe he has the right prescriptions to the inequalities facing Angelenos.”

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CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR SYDNEY KAMLAGER

“I proudly endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. I applaud his bold and consistent commitment to reforming our broken policing and criminal justice systems. As an attorney, Faisal has worked pro bono to defend and uplift disadvantaged communities and hold police accountable for abuse. I trust he'll be an effective force for transparent change as Los Angeles’s next City Attorney.”

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CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR & CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS CHAIR STEVEN BRADFORD

“We've made significant strides at the state level on criminal justice reform, but equally important, we need to elect local leaders into positions of law enforcement so that they can embrace and enact many of these new reform policies. That's why, as the author of California's SB2, the police decertification law, I don't take this endorsement lightly. I am proud to endorse Faisal Gill because he will bring much-needed progressive reforms to the L.A. City Attorney's office. Justice, for all people and all communities, will be what guides Faisal's agenda as L.A.'s next City Attorney.”

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CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER ISAAC BRYAN

“I am excited to endorse Faisal Gill for City Attorney because we need leaders in City Hall who will fight for a more just and equitable Los Angeles. As a civil rights attorney, Faisal has been a life-long advocate for people facing discrimination, and I am confident that he will bring that same compassion and courage to the City Attorney’s office. From holding the police accountable for misconduct to decriminalizing poverty, Faisal shares a value set that will enable him to enact changes to the office that will directly benefit our communities. I am excited to support his campaign and look forward to seeing him serve as our next City Attorney in Los Angeles.”

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CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER REGGIE JONES-SAWYER

“I am excited to endorse Faisal Gill in the race for Los Angeles City Attorney. Faisal’s career as a civil rights attorney is a testament to his ability to deliver pivotal reforms to our criminal justice system from day one, including decriminalizing homelessness, holding the LAPD accountable, enacting critical misdemeanor reform, and protecting the rights of our most vulnerable communities. I am absolutely confident that Faisal will meet this moment and act with urgency to transform the City Attorney’s office to restore public trust and achieve justice for all.”

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CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER ALEX LEE

“I am proud to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. I am confident that Faisal will meet the challenge of our current moment by holding corrupt politicians accountable, decriminalizing poverty, and bringing systemic change to our criminal justice system. Los Angeles deserves a City Attorney who will lead with integrity and compassion, and that person is Faisal Gill.”

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CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER TINA McKINNOR

“Faisal Gill is a progressive civil rights attorney with a proven record of standing up for people who need it most. I am proud to endorse Faisal Gill for LA City Attorney.”

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR HOLLY MITCHELL

“I am thrilled to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. Los Angeles needs more leaders with a progressive vision when it comes to criminal justice reform - who will not be afraid to hold the LAPD accountable and combat the criminalization of poverty. I am confident that as LA’s City Attorney, Faisal will help make our city more equitable and just for all, and I am proud to stand alongside him in creating this change.”

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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMEMBER MIKE BONIN

“As City Attorney, Faisal Gill will keep our families and our neighborhoods safe. An accomplished civil rights attorney, he will focus on real solutions, breaking the cycle of crime and poverty. He will demand compassion and real, long-term solutions to help house the unhoused. He will take on police abuse and corporate polluters, and will stand up for immigrants and consumers. Faisal Gill is guided by a vision of inclusivity as well as social and economic justice. I believe he is the best choice for L.A. City Attorney. I am proud to endorse him.”

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FORMER MAYOR OF ARTESIA ALI SAJJAD TAJ

“I am proud to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. I trust that Faisal has the necessary experience to bring accountability and transparency to the City Attorney’s office. Faisal has a long history of helping those who have faced discrimination, and I am confident that he will continue to fight for Angelenos as City Attorney.”

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PASTOR WELTON PLEASANT II

“Throughout his career as a civil rights attorney, Faisal has courageously defended people from discrimination from some of the most powerful elements of our society, including the federal government, state governments, immigration enforcement, and police departments.  We need someone with this kind of backbone in the LA City Attorney’s office, fighting to ensure real accountability for police violence and decriminalize homelessness. I have faith that Faisal Gill is the quality of person to be a pioneering, compassionate City Attorney.  I wholeheartedly endorse him and look forward to helping him get elected.”

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PASTOR WILLIAM D. SMART JR.

“I am excited to announce my support for Faisal Gill’s campaign because his decades-long commitment to confronting discrimination at all levels and improving our legal system to ensure justice for all is precisely what we need leading the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. I’m confident that Faisal will work tirelessly to decriminalize homelessness and ensure real accountability for police abuse. I’m pleased to endorse his campaign for City Attorney, and look forward to partnering with him in the future.”

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PASTOR K.W. TULLOSS

“I am thrilled to today endorse Faisal Gill’s campaign for LA City Attorney because he has been a committed champion for equal justice for all and I know he will be unafraid to take bold positions on behalf of marginalized communities. As City Attorney, Faisal will crack down on predatory businesses, decriminalize poverty, and finally ensure real accountability for misconduct committed by the LAPD. I know that in City Hall, Faisal will continue to be a tireless and innovative fighter for a fairer justice system that works for everyone.”

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SEIU LOCAL 721

“SEIU Local 721 is proud to announce our endorsement of Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. It's clear to our members that Faisal understands the challenges working people face. We are fully confident that he will be a strong partner with us to protect workers' rights, ensure livable and middle class wages, and fight discrimination, all while safeguarding workers' hard earned benefits and retirement security. We know Faisal Gill will be a champion for working families as L.A.'s next City Attorney. He has our full support.”

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SEIU LOCAL 2015

“Faisal Gill has a solid history of defending working people and marginalized communities to ensure equal justice for all. That's why the members of California's largest local union are proud to endorse Faisal for Los Angeles City Attorney. He has demonstrated a forward-thinking approach to public safety and we know we can count on him to fight for the rights of our members, combat the criminalization of poverty, and help make our city more equitable and just.”

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SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS WEST (SEIU-UHW)

“The members of SEIU-UHW are proud to enthusiastically endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. We trust that Faisal will be a champion for the issues that matter most to our members, including expanding access to healthcare and ensuring that frontline healthcare workers receive the wages and working conditions that they deserve. Faisal’s unwavering commitment to protecting workers’ rights is proof that he will fight for working families as City Attorney.”

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NATIONAL UNION OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS (NUHW)

“The National Union of Healthcare Workers is proud to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. As our members continue to grapple with the pandemic, we need bold leaders who not only understand our struggles, but will fight to defend and enhance the rights and workplace protections we have in place. Faisal is that leader in the race for City Attorney, and we are confident that he will use all the tools at his disposal to protect and uplift our members at City Hall when elected. For these reasons and many more, we are with Faisal 100%.”

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CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION

“The California Nurses Association is proud to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. Given his background and impressive experience as a civil rights attorney, we are confident that Faisal deeply understands the challenges working people face and will use all the tools at his disposal to be an unrelenting champion for the rights of our members as L.A. City Attorney.”

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CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION — LOS ANGELES

“Throughout his career as a civil rights attorney, Faisal Gill has been a strong supporter of working families and other marginalized communities, proving himself as a leader we can count on. That’s why CFA-LA is excited to endorse his campaign for City Attorney and looks forward to working with him in moving the city forward. We are confident that at this critical moment, Faisal will help shepherd in a new era for our criminal justice system, issuing critical reforms to ensure the LA City Attorney's Office works for everyday Angelenos. We know we can count on Faisal to protect our members and other working families, ensuring they aren’t exploited by their employers, the LAPD or financial scams and look forward to helping him get elected.”

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INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE & WAREHOUSE UNION (ILWU) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT COUNCIL 

“ILWU Southern California District Council is proud to announce our enthusiastic endorsement of Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. We know Faisal will be a tireless, bold and fearless fighter for working people as our next City Attorney. Faisal shares our agenda of ensuring that workers' rights are protected, that workers can earn a decent middle class living, have good benefits and that they can retire with dignity. We know Faisal will be a relentless advocate for our members and the broader labor movement in Los Angeles. We are with him 100%.”

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INLANDBOATMEN’S UNION OF THE PACIFIC-ILWU MARINE DIVISION, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION (IBUSCR)

“The Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific-ILWU Marine Division, Southern California Region (IBUSCR) is proud to announce our endorsement of Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. We have no doubt that Faisal Gill is the right choice for a strong and devoted ally to the maritime workers in the Port of Los Angeles. We are confident that Faisal Gill’s experience as a civil rights attorney will be put to good use towards the greater good of all working-class families in the City of Los Angeles.”

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TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 42

“Teamsters Joint Council 42 is excited to support Faisal Gill because he understands firsthand the challenges working people face. We know he’ll be a bold, relentless fighter for our members as Los Angeles’s next City Attorney. Throughout his career as a civil rights attorney, Faisal has defended working people and marginalized communities to ensure equal justice for all. We are confident that he will continue this as City Attorney, fighting to protect workers' rights, ensure livable wages, fight discrimination, and make City Hall more transparent.”

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UA LOCAL 761 - PLUMBERS & FITTERS

“The working people that make up UA Local 761 are pleased to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. With his impressive background as a civil rights attorney, we are confident that Faisal will be a strong advocate for working families and defend workers’ rights, living wages, fair benefits, and combat discrimination and abuse on all fronts. Faisal will be a committed voice for a safer and more equitable justice system for all Angelenos, and we’re excited to help him get elected.”

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UNITED STEELWORKERS LOCAL 675

“The members of USW Local 675 and United Steelworkers LA/OC Legislative Education Committee are excited to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney because he will be a champion for working people and help make our city more equitable and just for all. As a civil rights attorney, Faisal has protected the rights of the most vulnerable communities and stood up to the most powerful institutions in our society, including big business. He’s also joined working families in the fight for higher wages and safe workplace conditions. We're confident Faisal will use every tool in City Attorney's office to protect and defend working Angelenos, and we’re proud to support him.”

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ABUNDANT HOUSING LA

"Abundant Housing is pleased to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. Faisal has a well-articulated progressive vision for tying housing and criminal justice reform together as someone with a background in civil rights legislation.”

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END POLICE BRUTALITY PAC

"End Police Brutality PAC is thrilled to endorse Faisal Gill for LA City Attorney because he is a seasoned, unrelenting champion for justice and accountability for survivors of police abuse. Faisal not only refuses to take a dime from police unions, but he has also demonstrated his commitment to holding police accountable and ending police brutality throughout his legal career - and he'll continue fighting for justice as Los Angeles’s City Attorney. We’re with him 100%.”

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LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY COALITION

“The Los Angeles City Attorney Coalition is proud to endorse Faisal Gill’s campaign for City Attorney. Our coalition is confident that Faisal will bring long overdue accountability and justice to the office, prioritize care over incarceration, and fulfill the office's mission as the people's lawyer for the City of Los Angeles. From curbing police abuse to expanding misdemeanor reform, suing corporate polluters to protecting workers from exploitation, Faisal is the only candidate in the City Attorney’s race who aligns with our mission to realize this office's potential as a progressive powerhouse for our city.”

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JANE FONDA CLIMATE PAC

"We are proud to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. We are confident that Faisal will use his experience as a civil rights attorney to fight for communities most impacted by climate change and environmental harm. Faisal’s plans to sue fossil fuel companies and corporate polluters are proof that he will bring bold solutions to the table that meet the urgency of the crisis at hand.”

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SUNRISE MOVEMENT LOS ANGELES

"Sunrise Movement Los Angeles is proud to endorse Faisal Gill for LA City Attorney. We trust that Faisal will use the power of the City Attorney’s office to fight for bold solutions to the climate crisis and hold large corporate polluters accountable for the harm they have inflicted on our communities. Faisal also understands that environmental, racial, and economic justice are intertwined, and we are confident in his ability to push for long overdue criminal justice and policing reforms.”

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CALIFORNIA COLLEGE DEMOCRATS

“The California College Democrats are proud to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. We are confident that Faisal will fight tirelessly for bold progressive reforms that protect our futures and make Los Angeles more fair and just. Faisal will move the City Attorney’s office forward by pushing for bold solutions to our climate crisis and reforming our broken criminal justice system, particularly by decriminalizing homelessness and ensuring real accountability for the LAPD. We look forward to supporting Faisal in building this movement for progress and helping him get elected.”

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY YOUNG DEMOCRATS (LACYD)

“The Los Angeles County Young Democrats are proud to endorse Faisal Gill for LA City Attorney. We are confident that Faisal will use his experience as a civil rights attorney to build a criminal justice system that works for everyone in Los Angeles. His bold, progressive vision for the City Attorney’s office reaffirms that Faisal is the candidate who best represents our values of equity and inclusion.”

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UCLA BRUIN DEMOCRATS

“The Bruin Democrats are thrilled to endorse Faisal Gill for Los Angeles City Attorney. We are confident that Faisal will be an innovative leader on necessary criminal justice reforms, including ending the inhumane criminalization of unhoused people, holding corporations accountable for polluting our communities, providing real accountability for police misconduct, and ensuring a fair and just misdemeanor process. Our members are proud to support Faisal because his bold, forward-thinking agenda will root out corruption and transform the City Attorney’s office.”