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In Case You Missed It: LA Daily News, Santa Cruz Sentinel and Stockton Record Endorse Jerry Brown for Governor

Brown For Governor Campaign

OAKLAND - With just over two weeks remaining before Election Day, three more newspapers - the Los Angeles Daily News, Santa Cruz Sentinel and Stockton Record - endorsed Attorney General and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jerry Brown for Governor over the weekend.

These editorials follow endorsements from the Fresno Bee, Los Angeles Times, Merced Sun-Star, Oakland Tribune, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News.

From the Los Angeles Daily News: "Jerry Brown for Governor"

"Californians must use cold calculation and not gut feeling when they vote for the state's top leader in the Nov. 2 election. The foremost criteria must be which of the top two candidates can work within the dysfunction of Sacramento to set the state back on the path of solvency and growth - and do so quickly. Under that criteria, the only choice is Jerry Brown...

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Brown Campaign Responds to Meg Whitman's Dishonest Campaign with Latest Television Ad

Brown For Governor Campaign

OAKLAND - Shining a spotlight on Meg Whitman's campaign of attacks, double-talk and dishonesty, the Jerry Brown for Governor Campaign today released a new television ad to set the record straight on the billionaire's lies about her voting record, California residency, insider stock deals, employee abuse and position on immigration.

"When billionaire Meg Whitman has faced tough questions about her record, her actions and her stances, rather than coming clean and telling voters the truth, she has ducked and dodged, lied and deceived," said Brown for Governor Campaign Manager Steven Glazer. "If Meg Whitman can't be truthful about her own record on the campaign trail, how can we trust her to honestly communicate with the people of California as Governor?"

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Brown Calls on Whitman to Justify Tax Break for Ultra-Wealthy, Multi-Billion Dollar Cuts to Education

Brown For Governor Campaign

LOS ANGELES - Labeling it "an unconscionable attack on our schools" Jerry Brown today called on billionaire Meg Whitman to justify her plan to eliminate the capital gains tax - a giveaway that would add at least $5.3 billion to the state's deficit and result in up to $2.2 billion in cuts from California's classrooms. Brown also called on Whitman to tell voters how much she personally stands to gain from the elimination of the capital gains tax.

"At a time when school districts are laying-off teachers and cutting art programs, the last thing we need is a bigger hole in the state budget," said Brown. "This is a tax cut that will mostly benefit the very wealthiest people in our state, namely millionaires and billionaires like Meg Whitman. She should be straight with the people and tell us how much she stands to gain from her tax cut plan and how much our schools, teachers and students stand to lose."

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In Case You Missed It: Fresno Bee Endorses Jerry Brown for Governor

Brown Exposes Whitman's "Loose Relationship with the Truth" in New Television Ad

Brown For Governor Campaign

OAKLAND - Highlighting the stark contrast Meg Whitman's hometown newspaper has drawn between the billionaire Republican and Attorney General and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jerry Brown, the Brown Campaign today released a new television ad that details the newspaper's views on Whitman's dishonesty, inexperience and weak solutions.

"Californians deserve a governor who is experienced, principled and honest, not a self-serving, self-dealing, self-interested billionaire with no experience, half-baked solutions and an aversion to the truth," said Brown for Governor Campaign Manager Steven Glazer. "While newspapers across California have endorsed Jerry Brown for Governor, Meg Whitman's own hometown newspaper says she has a ‘loose relationship with the truth.'"

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California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations Representing 80,000 Officers Endorses Attorney General Jerry Brown for Governor

Brown For Governor Campaign

SANTA ANA - Adding to the growing list of endorsements from California's law enforcement community, the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations (CCLEA), representing 80,000 peace officers, announced today that they have endorsed Jerry Brown for Governor.

"Meg Whitman is attempting to cover up her non-existent record on fighting crime by launching dishonest and misleading attacks against Jerry Brown, the state's chief law enforcement officer," said CCLEA President and Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs President Wayne Quint. "Attorney General Jerry Brown's record on fighting crime speaks for itself. For decades, Jerry Brown has cleaned up our streets and as the state's top cop he has been tireless in his efforts to make our communities safe. We enthusiastically endorse his candidacy for Governor."

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Brown Sweeps Gubernatorial Debates

Brown for Governor Campaign

SAN RAFAEL - Following tonight's final gubernatorial debate, Brown for Governor Campaign Manager Steven Glazer issued the following statement:

Following two clear debate wins in Davis and Fresno, Jerry Brown completed the sweep tonight in San Rafael.

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In Case You Missed It: SJ Mercury News, Oakland Tribune and Merced Sun-Star Endorse Jerry Brown for Governor

Brown For Governor 2010

OAKLAND – Adding to a growing list of endorsements, three California newspapers – the San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune and Merced Sun-Star – endorsed Attorney General and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jerry Brown for Governor over the weekend.
 
From the San Jose Mercury News: “Jerry Brown is the right choice for governor”
 
“Jerry Brown offers California exactly what it needs in its next governor: a mature politician who can get things done in Sacramento and who brings good ideas, strong principles and a reputation for telling the truth.

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California's Police Chiefs Endorse Attorney General Jerry Brown for Governor

Brown For Governor 2010

OAKLAND – The Brown for Governor Campaign today announced that the California Police Chiefs Association, whose members provide front line law enforcement services to more than three-quarters of the state’s residents, has endorsed Attorney General Jerry Brown for Governor.

“Whether battling cross-border drug cartels, cracking down on violent street gangs or locking up white collar criminals, Jerry Brown has been a top partner to police chiefs statewide,” said San Mateo Police Chief and California Police Chiefs Association President Susan E. Manheimer.  “Jerry Brown is the public safety candidate in this race with the know-how, commitment and experience to get California back on its feet and we are proud to endorse his candidacy for Governor.”

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California NOW Endorses Jerry Brown For Governor, Condemns Meg Whitman’s Record on Women’s Issues

"While much of Meg Whitman's record is still unknown, what we do know is cause for alarm," added President Bellasalma. "According to numerous news accounts, Meg Whitman committed an act of workplace violence against one of her female employees at eBay; and the allegations that she failed to pay Nicandra Diaz Santillan, a member of her household staff, for some of the time she worked and threatened to replace her when she became pregnant are deeply concerning. The abuse of employees, whether in the workplace or in the home, is not acceptable." 

"Meg Whitman spent millions of dollars attacking a woman's right to choose during this campaign. Jerry Brown is the only candidate for Governor who we trust to protect a woman's right to choose," added Bellasalma.

"For California women, actions speak louder than words. We know Jerry Brown's record, and we know Meg Whitman's record. The choice is clear. We strongly urge California women to vote for Jerry Brown for Governor," she continued.

As Governor, Jerry Brown named women to nearly one-third of the state's posts - more than any other chief executive before him. This included 131 Judges, 5 cabinet members, 2 department directors and 10 deputy directors. Governor Brown also required equal pay for women in jobs requiring equal skill, effort and responsibility as their male counterparts.

In 1978, Brown signed AB 1960, a bill to prohibit discrimination in hiring, employment, or promotion on the basis of pregnancy. In 1976, he signed AB 3881, granting women workers state benefits during pregnancy. Jerry Brown also signed AB 1985, a landmark bill to prohibit sexual harassment.

As Governor, Jerry Brown signed the "Pregnancy Freedom of Choice Act" giving unmarried women under the age of 21 the opportunity for state-funded prenatal care and counseling; as well as a bill to require county health clinics to provide physicians and surgeons with lists of family planning and birth control clinics.

After the passage of the Hyde Amendment, the Carter Administration cut off federal funding which previously protected the right to safe and legal abortions. Despite losing federal funding and the Supreme Court ruling that states were not required to fund abortions, Brown continued to provide state funding for abortions for low-income women.

Jerry Brown also supports Roe v. Wade, the Freedom of Choice Act, and Medicaid funding of abortions. He opposes any Constitutional amendment outlawing abortion, mandatory parental notification/consent laws, and clinics that do not provide women with medically accurate information about all of their medical options.

Jerry Brown's campaign has also been endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice California and
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC), two leading organizations focused on fundamental women's reproductive health issues.

Contact California NOW President Patty Bellasalma at: 213-393-1785

Contact PPAC's Kathy Kneer at: (916) 446-5247

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