As the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 85th Winter Meeting kicks off today in Washington, D.C., Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, announced his endorsement of Tom Perez for DNC chair. Mayor Garcetti's announcement follows endorsements from three former democratic mayors and five current democratic governors, each citing Tom's experience as an organizer and a progressive problem-solver.
"Mayor Garcetti and I share a progressive vision, not just for cities and states but for the Democratic Party,"said Tom Perez. "From Los Angeles to Las Cruces, we need to get the party back to basics by investing in local parties and organizing in every zip code. I am honored to have Mayor Garcetti's support as we work together to move our party and our country forward."
"As Mayor of Los Angeles, I have seen Tom deliver progressive results for working families in my city and across the nation," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "Tom stepped up to help me raise LA's minimum wage to $15 and to get our west coast ports back to work. When President Obama tapped Tom to help me bring that nine-month standoff between union and management officials to an end, all sides knew they were getting an honest broker and proven leader, and he was an excellent partner in our ultimately successful negotiations. We need him as DNC chair because he knows how to lead, how to organize and how to communicate."