CAUSE Action Fund Announces Exclusive Endorsement of Mayor Cathy Murillo for Re-election

October 6th, 2021
Contact: Pat Dennis

CAUSE Action Fund, the Central Coast’s leading social and economic justice organization, throws its grassroots muscle behind Mayor Cathy Murillo’s re-election
Santa Barbara, CA – CAUSE Action Fund, the Central Coast’s leading social and economic justice organization, has endorsed Mayor Cathy Murillo’s reelection campaign. A grassroots powerhouse, CAUSE Action Fund’s expansive network of supporters and sophisticated grassroots get out the vote operation are a massive boost to Mayor Murillo’s re-election campaign.

“CAUSE is proud to endorse Mayor Murillo for re-election. She has been an ally in city hall for critical issues like fighting unjust evictions, supporting the Community Rent Stabilization Initiative, and supporting a sustainable economy. Cathy’s work passing the Just Cause eviction ordinance and moving Santa Barbara to Carbon-Free Energy are testaments to her dedication to solving these issues. As a people-powered organization giving a voice to working-class voters, we endorse Cathy because she is the best candidate in this race to protect tenants in the ongoing housing crisis, modernize Santa Barbara and keep it a vibrant city for all residents.” said Wendy Santamaria of CAUSE Action Fund

Mayor Murillo has been working through the pandemic to protect both homeowners and renters that have been negatively impacted by the crisis by both supporting rent relief and fighting unjust eviction as well as distributing aid to local businesses that help keep residents employed.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of CAUSE Action Fund. Over my time in office CAUSE has been on the frontlines of policy making that has improved quality of life in Santa Barbara. Their endorsement means a huge amount to me as we share many of the same values that will help keep Santa Barbara a premiere city for years to come. This means supporting affordable houses, good paying jobs, and helping the historically underrepresented or disenfranchised residents” said Mayor Cathy Murillo.

With the support of CAUSE Action Fund, Mayor Murillo’s re-election effort now boosts a grassroots army of volunteers knocking on doors and making phone calls that is unmatched. Together with the Santa Barbara Democratic Party, the Central Coast Labor Council, and others supporters of Murillo will collectively knock on the doors of thousands of voters before election day.

CAUSE Action Fund is also the latest organization to join a coalition of high profile organizations and community leaders supporting Mayor Cathy Murillo that includes the Santa Barbara Democratic Party, Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund, Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter, Latinas Lead CA, the Central Coast Labor Council, the Sunrise Movements, a majority of Democrats on the City Council, all Democratic County Supervisors, former Mayor Marty Blum, and many more.

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