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Stonewall Democratic Club, Westside Young Democrats, and California Young Democrats gave their official endorsements to Yasmine-Imani McMorrin’s bid for Culver City Council, in the election to be held Nov. 3rd.
The announcements come after recent statements of support from esteemed U.S. Representative Karen Bass, and the Heart of LA Democratic Club, which gave McMorrin its only endorsement in the Culver City Council election.
"Yasmine McMorrin is a next-generation candidate who has established a track record of progressive values and leadership,” declared Stonewall Democratic Club President Lester Aponte. “She is a strong ally to the LGBTQ+ community, and her commitment to equity makes her a forceful and effective advocate for underrepresented or overlooked families and communities. Her leadership will be a necessary addition to the Culver City Council in this critically important political moment, and in the city's future."
“It is especially meaningful to receive the endorsement of the nation's first LGBTQ+, feminist, and progressive organization,” stated McMorrin. “Stonewall Democratic Club was there at the beginning of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and has been fighting tirelessly for equality ever since. I am a longtime supporter of the movement, and will bring that commitment to equity to the Culver City Council.”
Founded in 1975, the Stonewall Democratic Club was established for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their straight allies committed to achieving equality for all, and to advancing progressive and feminist values through the Democratic Party. It is one of the largest Democratic Clubs in California.
“I am thrilled to be honored by endorsements from Westside Young Democrats and California Young Democrats,” said McMorrin. “They are two remarkably successful organizations that I greatly respect for their efforts to harness the energy and vision of young Democrats in the support of candidates who share their vision for a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable future.”
Working to engage young people in local politics, Westside Young Democrats mobilizes young Angelenos on the Westside of Los Angeles to develop relationships with elected officials and promote progressive policies to ensure that the future of Los Angeles is equitable, affordable, and sustainable.
For almost a century, California Young Democrats (CYD) has been the official youth arm of the California Democratic Party. CYD is committed to activating the youth vote, empowering Young Democrats in their communities, electing Democrats to office, and building a new generation of progressive leadership.
McMorrin’s campaign was boosted by early backing from Culver City Vice Mayor Alex Fisch, Council Members Daniel Lee and Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City School Board President Summer McBride, and School Board Member Dr. Kelly Kent. The candidate has attracted dozens of volunteers, and hundreds of local supporters, drawn by her message of equity and inclusion.
McMorrin engages Culver City voters through a packed schedule of campaign events, candidate forums, and virtual Town Halls, as well as hosting Connect with Yasmine, an online interview series with experts in a range of fields, and providing virtual “Office Hours” for voters to speak with her directly. Videos of campaign events, Connect with Yasmine episodes, and a sign-up form for Office Hours are available through the campaign’s website.
Yasmine McMorrin will be participating in a virtual candidate forum where all questions will be asked by Culver City students on Saturday, September 12th, at 6:30pm, organized by KidScoop Media, Culver City Catalyst, and Culver City Unified School District. Her next Office Hours will be held on September 24th, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.
To learn more, find ways to support Yasmine McMorrin’s campaign for Culver City Council, view event videos, or sign-up for Office Hours, please visit mcmorrinforculvercity.com.