Gil Cisneros Secures Endorsement from Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

Jun 20, 2024


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Gil Cisneros Secures Endorsement from Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

Los Angeles Labor Fed Backs Cisneros for CA 31

Covina, CA – Today, former LA County Congressman, Under Secretary of Defense, and current candidate for the House of Representatives in California’s 31st Congressional District Gil Cisneros is proud to announce the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. With over 800,000 workers across various industries backing Cisneros to represent the San Gabriel Valley. This prestigious endorsement underscores Cisneros’ commitment to fighting for labor rights, fair wages, and safe working conditions.

“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor,” said Cisneros “This endorsement reflects my unwavering commitment to standing up for the working men and women who are the backbone of our economy. While the Republicans are eager to slash workers rights and stand with corporate bosses. I will stand with the working class to fight for better wages and benefits that they deserve. Together, we will continue to push for policies that ensure every worker has a voice and the opportunity to thrive.”

The LA Labor Fed has a membership of over 300 affiliated union and labor organizations representing more than 800,000 members, including education, healthcare, public service, and construction. Cisneros has a long history of supporting labor rights, including advocating for the PRO Act, which aims to protect the rights of workers to organize and collectively bargain. His campaign is built on the foundation of ensuring economic justice and improving the quality of life for working families.

Gil Cisneros supporters include Supervisor Hilda Solis, Congresswoman Napolitano, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Democratic Caucus Chairman Pete Aguilar, Retired Assemblymember Mike Eng, BOLD PAC Chair Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, Giffords PAC, ASPIRE PAC, California Environmental Voters, League of Conservation Voters, SEIU California, Democrats Serve, the New Democratic Coalition Action Fund, Operating Engineers Local 12, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers, and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36. A full endorsement list can be found here.


Gil Cisneros is the former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and the Military’s Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer.  A former U.S. Naval Officer, Gil was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2), the National Defense Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his exemplary service to his country. 

From 2019 to 2021, Cisneros served as U.S. representative for Los Angeles County in California’s 39th Congressional District where he served on the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees.

Gil is an advocate and co-founder of The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation, an organization committed to improving the level of Hispanic education in the country and the lives of Veterans. Gilbert’s dedication toward philanthropy began when he purchased a winning California Mega Millions lottery ticket in 2010. Gil and Jacki partnered with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the city of Pico Rivera, California to create Generation First Degree Pico Rivera, with the goal of putting a college degree in every Hispanic household in the city. Gil’s commitment to education led him to be appointed to former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative’s advisory board.

California’s 31st is an open Congressional District in Los Angeles County covering the San Gabriel Valley. Incumbent Congressmember Grace Napolitano is retiring. The district includes all or part of the Cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, City of Industry, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Monrovia, San Dimas, South El Monte, and West Covina. 51.2% of the registered voters in CA-31 identify as Latino, and 15.3% are of Asian or Pacific Islander descent.

Gil Cisneros is a former Navy officer and the use of his military rank, job titles and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.

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