CFA Statement on Endorsement of Kimberly Ellis

The California Faculty Association is proud to announce its endorsement of Kimberly Ellis for California Democratic Party Chair. CFA is the union that represents 29,000 Faculty, Librarians, Coaches and Counselors at the 23 Campuses of the California State University. Ms. Ellis is the former Executive Director of Emerge California, a non-profit dedicated to preparing Democratic women – particularly women of color – to run for and win elective office.

“The time is long overdue for California Democrats to elect a woman and the first African American to their top leadership post. CFA is proud to stand with Kimberly Ellis because of her unflinching progressive values and for the bold new leadership that she represents,” said CFA President Jennifer Eagan. “California Democrats need a Chair that will pave the way for new leaders and new ideas as we all prepare for the presidential election in 2020.  California needs to take the lead for change by electing a strong woman who brings a fresh vision and a unifying voice.”