Orange, CA – Last week, the College Democrats of University of California Irvine, College Democrats of Cal State University Fullerton, and the College Democrats of Orange Coast Community College voted to endorse Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for United States Senate, joining UC Merced College Democrats, Orange County Young Democrats, and the Fresno State College Democrats.
Overwhelming support from college students comes from the Congresswoman’s consistent support for college affordability over her twenty years in Congress as well as her plan to lower the cost of higher education in the U.S. Senate by bringing the cost of community tuition down to $5/unit, expanding the Federal Pell Grant program, and reforming Student Loan Refinancing.
“Loretta Sanchez is a candidate who understand the importance of allowing everyone to have access to affordable higher education. This is the reason why The College Democrats at UCI believe she is the best choice for California and are endorsing Loretta Sanchez for U.S. Senate,” said Manuel Chavez, President of University of California Irvine.
President of Orange Coast Community Democrats Omar Haddad cited the Congresswoman’s pledge to lower the cost of community college: “As a community college student I am particularly excited to see her plan to make classes five dollars a unit as well as expand existing two year programs to four years that culminate in a bachelor’s degree. Not everyone has the ability to afford rising tuition costs at existing public universities and I think this really would great equal opportunity in California’s higher education system. The Orange Coast College Young Democrats are proud to support a candidate so invested in the youth, and in the general, the well-being of California.”
California State University Fullerton overwhelming voted to endorse Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez at their first meeting of the semester, citing the Congresswoman’s record: “CSUF College Democrats have chosen to endorse Loretta Sanchez for US Senate due to her
exceptional track record of leadership and judgement in congress for the last 20 years. Additionally, we are excited to endorse a fellow Orange County community member who understands the needs and desires of her constituents, especially college students. CSUF College Democrats are fully confident that Loretta Sanchez will continue to fight for pressing issues such as income inequality and college affordability; as an organization we look forward to achieving these goals,” said President Alec Marshall
“Loretta is the leader we need in the Senate. She has never ducked a hard vote and a challenge. Loretta will be a champion for affordable college and student loan reform in the Senate,” said Luis Aleman, member of University of California Democrats.
The Fullerton State College Democrats, University of California Irvine College Democrat’s and the Orange Coast Community College Democrats are active campus organizations that promote candidates who champion affordable education, income inequality and immigration reform.
“I am so thrilled to receive such overwhelming support from students. As someone who paid my way through college on Pell Grants, union grants and scholarship, I know first-hand the importance college affordability,” states Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.
For more information on Loretta Sanchez, please visit her website at <www.loretta.org>.