Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, November 21, 2012


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California Nurses Association Endorses Mike Feuer for City Attorney


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United has endorsed Assemblyman Mike Feuer for Los Angeles city attorney, the Feuer campaign announced in a press release.

The release quotes Malinda Markowitz, Co-President of the CNA as saying:

“Mike Feuer has a stellar record of championing causes that matter to working families.  He’s fought to reduce excessive health insurance rates, require insurers to provide health coverage to kids with pre-existing conditions, create universal health care and much more… We are proud to give him our enthusiastic endorsement.”

Feuer announced yesterday that he is going to take a walking tour of city neighborhoods.  In a release, he said he is “committed to visiting every corner of Los Angeles.”

The tour will consist of dozens of walks and meet-and-greet events in neighborhoods in every Council district in Los Angeles.  Events will take place at residents’ homes, local coffee shops, and other neighborhood locations.

The next two walks will take place in Canoga Park and Mar Vista, with additional walks set for Venice and Valley Glen.  More walks will be scheduled in the coming weeks, the campaign said.

Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Los Angeles, will receive the 2013 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, according to an ABA press release.

Per the release, the award celebrates the accomplishments of lawyers who promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession.

The release quotes Denise Hulett, the director of litigation for the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center, as saying:

“I have worked with many wonderful, committed civil rights lawyers, none better at solving seemingly intractable legal or tactical problems than Tom.”

The award will be presented February 9, 2013 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas during the ABA’s midyear meeting.

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association issued a press release yesterday announcing the installation of its incoming Board of Governors for the 2012-2013 bar year.

Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna of the Hawaii Supreme Court swore the newly elected officers, regional governors, and at-large members into office during the association’s 24th Annual Convention, titled “Reaching Monumental Heights,” which was held in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 15 through 18.

Among the new members of the Executive Committee are President Wendy C. Shiba, retired executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for KB Home; Vice President for Finance and Development: Ekwan E. Rhow, a principal at Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg; and Secretary Cyndie M. Chang, a partner at Duane Morris LLP.

The release said NAPABA “provides a strong voice for increased diversity of federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes professional development of people of color in the legal profession.”


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