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Manuel has an unparalleled record when it comes to strengthening our schools and creating educational opportunities for our kids. With a Harvard Master's degree in education, and as a school board member and former teacher, Manuel is an experienced leader when it comes to educating our kids. Manuel will be a leader in the State Assembly protecting education when it comes to balancing the budget. That's why he's been endorsed by the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers.
With healthcare costs rising, we need strong, experienced leadership in the State Assembly. Manuel Perez, a Director of Community Health and Advocacy for community health clinics, knows first hand the need for healthcare reform. Everyday Manuel works hard so that kids have access to pediatricians, mothers receive essential prenatal care, and seniors obtain their medicine. Because of his strong healthcare record, Manuel has been endorsed by the California Nurses Association and the California Medical Association PAC.
As the son of field workers, Manuel knows the struggles of working families. Manuel has experience creating good paying jobs and balancing a budget, including passing a historic school construction bond. In the State Assembly, Manuel will bring more jobs to the area, expand our local economy and encourage new investments to the district. Numerous labor organizations such as the California Labor Federation, Laborers, AFSCME, and SEIU have endorsed Manuel.
Manuel knows the importance of protecting our environment. Manuel was instrumental in creating a task force to combat illegal dumping and burning in the district. Manuel also has worked against the use dangerous pesticides in the fields in order to protect workers, consumers, and the environment. As a State Assemblymember, Manuel will continue to protect California's natural beauty and resources and bring green jobs to the district.