AFSCME Local 1083 Endorses Sam Yebri For LA City Council
Endorsement Adds To Growing Momentum Behind Yebri
LOS ANGELES, CA – Yesterday, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1083 announced their endorsement of community leader, refugee, workers’ rights attorney, and candidate for LA City Council District 5 Sam Yebri. The news comes on the heels of a number of endorsements for Yebri, who continues to lead the field in fundraising while being the only candidate to refuse corporate and PAC money and donations from real estate developers and billboard, cannabis, and oil and gas industries.
“Sam Yebri understands our vital and steadfast mission of supporting our children with quality public services,” said Irene Hernández B., President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1083. “Sam’s unique vision for a better and safer Los Angeles is one that our union and its families are proud to support, and we look forward to working with him as our next leader on LA City Council.”
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1083 represents our County’s supervising child support officers, the dedicated men and women across Los Angeles tirelessly fighting to improve our children’s way of life. Regularly at the forefront of the movement to restore America’s fundamental democratic values and the dignity of working people, AFSCME Local 1083 members reinforce the critical roles of public service workers in providing quality services that communities depend on, pay for, and deserve.
“As a father, I know there is no greater investment we can make in our communities, in our city, in our society, than an investment in our children. It’s an honor to earn the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1083, a union of selfless working men and women who every day tirelessly shoulder the responsibility of advocating for and improving the quality of life for thousands of children in Los Angeles,” responded Yebri. “As our next Councilmember, I look forward to centering policies that support child support services, families, and safe and thriving communities. Nothing could be more important for the future of Los Angeles.”
This endorsement adds to the growing momentum behind Yebri’s campaign, adding to IUPAT DC36’s recently announced endorsement. More than 1,000 neighborhood and community leaders have now endorsed Yebri, who has also earned the endorsements of LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, former LA Congressman Henry Waxman, and LA Congresswoman Nanette Barragán in supporting Yebri for LA City Council. See the full endorsement list HERE.
Sam Yebri is an advocate, small business owner, attorney, husband, and father of four young children. Nearly 40 years ago, Sam and his family came to Los Angeles as refugees from Iran and moved to Westwood, where they experienced firsthand the promise of Los Angeles. He attended public schools in the 5th District and went on to earn degrees from Yale and USC Law School. Sam built a successful law firm in the District, working to provide effective representation in a broad range of issues, including civil rights. He has used his expertise to advise startups and small businesses and litigate on behalf of workers, tenants, and refugees. Committed to public service and championing the promise of Los Angeles, Sam formerly served as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission and currently serves as a board member of the Friends of Westwood Library. He has also served the Los Angeles community as a board member of numerous non-profits, including the Anti-Defamation League, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, the Jewish Community Foundation, and ETTA, which provides services and housing for developmentally disabled adults.
Los Angeles’ 5th City Council District is being vacated by Councilmember Paul Koretz due to term limits. The District currently includes the neighborhoods of Bel Air, Beverly Crest, Beverly Fairfax, Beverlywood, Carthay, Century City, Century Glen, Cheviot Hills, Comstock Hills, Hancock Park, Melrose, Palms, Pico Robertson, Rancho Park, Roscomare, Westside Village, and Westwood.