Date(s) - 07/23/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Throughout her career, Delaine Eastin has been a leader who has never been afraid to stand up to bullies on behalf of what is right for the future of our state and our children. Delaine took on the tobacco industry and helped pass two propositions: one educates children on the dangers of
smoking, and the second created and funds First 5 California, the critical program that focuses on
child development from ages zero to five. As State Superintendent, Delaine joined the successful lawsuit against Governor Wilson’s Proposition 187, that onerous legislation that tried to make
police, health care professionals and our teachers de facto immigration agents. During her tenure as Superintendent, Delaine reduced class sizes in grades K-3, and California went from 47th in the nation in funding, to 27th. Sadly, we now rank in the bottom 10 again. As State Superintendent, Delaine Eastin fought tirelessly for the children of California…and she
won many battles. Now she is ready to take this fight into the Governor’s office.
Eleni Kounalakis, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, is the proud daughter of an immigrant father who used hard work and education to realize the American Dream. She’s a wife and mother of two teenage sons. Appointed by President Obama, she was the first Greek American woman Ambassador in US history. Eleni is a successful businesswoman and a passionate advocate for early childhood education. She’ll never back down in the fight to strengthen our economy and provide more opportunities for working families. She’ll fight for affordable college education and health care for all and stand up for the rights of immigrants and DREAMers. Learn more about Eleni at this event.