California School Employees Association Endorses Jim Costa for Congress

Jim Costa’s campaign for Congress continues to gain momentum, with the California School Employees Association coming out in strong support of Costa’s re-election.

CSEA President Ben Valdepeña said: “Jim Costa is an advocate for classified school employees and shares CSEA’s commitment to student success. With public education funding under attack, we welcome Jim Costa’s courage and vision in Congress to champion the needs of students, families and those who work hard to ensure everyone has access to quality education.”

CSEA represents more than 250,000 classified employees in the K-12, community college and county office of education systems in California who perform a wide range of essential work including academic, paraeducator, library, school maintenance, and transportation services.

“CSEA’s early and strong support means a great deal to me,” said Congressman Costa. “In Congress, I will continue to be an unwavering voice for students and their families, and will stand up for our immigrant communities against the horrendous agenda being pushed by the Trump administration, and look forward to partnering with CSEA to stand up for those who work hard to ensure our students are prepared for the 21st century economy.”

The California School Employees Association endorsement comes on the heels of a steady wave of early support from California’s top Democratic leaders and organizations, including Governor Gavin Newsom, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, US Senators Dianne Feinsten and Kamala Harris, seven current and former local mayors, Black Women Organized for Political Action Fresno/San Joaquin Valley Chapter, Equality PAC, Fresno County’s Democratic Women in Action, and others.

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