Endorsements - Recall Judge Aaron Persky


When Judge Persky gave an unreasonably light sentence to Brock Turner, prominent leaders all across the country voiced their outrage. These leaders have joined our fight to take this injustice to the voters of Santa Clara County -- if you're with them, endorse the campaign to Recall Judge Persky here

See what leaders and activists across the country are saying here.

If you'd like to support the campaign as an individual, click here.

Elected Leaders and Public Officials:

Karen Bass, U.S. Congress CA-37

Ro Khanna, U.S. Congress CA-17

Jerry McNerney, U.S. Congress CA-9

Eric Swalwell, U.S. Congress CA-15

Ted Poe, U.S. Congress, TX-2

Loretta Sanchez, former U.S. Congress CA-46

Kevin de Leon, CA President pro Tempore of State Senate - District 24

Jim Beall, CA State Senate - District 15

Susan Talamantes Eggman, CA State Assembly - District 13

Nora Campos, former CA State Assembly - District 27

Fiona Ma, CA Board of Equalization Chairwoman - District 2

Gary Kremen, Member, Santa Clara Valley Water District Board District 7

Grace Mah, Santa Clara County Board of Education Member Area 1

Magdalena Carrasco, Vice Mayor, City of San Jose

Raul Peralez, Member, San Jose City Council

Rich Tran, Mayor of Milpitas

Anthony Phan, Member, Milpitas City Council

Bob Livengood, Former Mayor of Milpitas

Cory Wolbach, Member, Palo Alto City Council

Patrick Burt, former Mayor of Palo Alto

Rishi Kumar, Member, Saratoga City Council

Thelma Boac, President, Berryessa Union School District Board

Hugo Jimenez, Vice President, Berryessa Union School District Board

Stacey Brown, Board Clerk and Trustee, Campbell Union High School District

Kalen Gallagher, Campbell Union High School District Board Member

Liang-Fang Chao, Cupertino Union School Board Member

Omar Torres, Franklin-McKinley School District Board Member

Bryan Johnson, Los Altos School District Board Member

Gino Borgioli, Morgan Hill Unified School District Board Member

Stephanie Hill, Board Clerk and Trustee, Orchard School District

Todd Collins, Palo Alto Unified School District Board Member

Ken Dauber, Palo Alto Unified School District Board Member

Jennifer DiBrienza, Palo Alto Unified School District Board Member

Amado Padilla, Stanford Professor of Education and former Palo Alto Unified School District Board Member

Diana Rodriguez, Sacramento City Unified School District Board Member

Dr. Allan Seid, former Member, CA State Board of Education, and co-founder, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

Jason Carter, GA State Senate - District 42

Chandra Brooks, Chair, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women

Shanta Franco-Clausen, Member, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women

Suzanne E. Doty, Member, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women

Jennifer Briscoe, Member, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women

Yan Zhou, Member, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women

Celeste Walker, Chair, Campbell Dept. of Parks and Recreation and CADEM Delegate District 28, Chair, Orchard City Indivisible

Kavita Tankha, Planning Commissioner, City of Los Altos Hills

Thida Cornes, Mountain View Parks and Recreation Commissioner

Richard Brand, AIA, Landmarks Commissioner, City of Santa Monica

Elena Christopoulos, Commissioner, City of Santa Monica

National Organizations & Leaders*:


Feminist Majority

Ellie Smeal, President of Feminist Majority

Gaylynn Burroughs, Policy Director at Feminist Majority

Kathy Spillar, Executive Director of Feminist Majority

National Organization for Women

National Organization for Women - NY State

National Organization for Women - NYC Chapter

National Organization for Women - CA State

National Organization for Women - San Diego Chapter

Terry O'Neill, President of National Organization for Women

Jane Manning, Director of Advocacy for NYC Chapter NOW

Jerilyn Stapleton, President of California NOW

Kim Sontag-Mulder, President of San Diego Area Chapter NOW

Michelle Geil, President, National Organization for Women - San Gabriel Valley/Whittier Chapter

The National Women's Political Caucus of Silicon Valley

Amy Everitt, State Director NARAL Pro-Choice California

Taraneh Roosta, President, Voices of Women for Change (VOW for Change)

Julie Burton, President, Women's Media Center

Donna Brazile, former Chair Democratic National Committee

Jenny Higgins Brandanini, President, Bay Area Women's March

Dolores Huerta, co-founder, United Farm Workers

Donna Hall, President & CEO of Women Donors Network

Jennie Richardson, Co-Organizer, Bay Area (San Jose) Women's March

Viera Whye, President, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Silicon Valley Chapter

Business, Literary, Entertainment & Community Leaders*:

Russlynn Ali, CEO of XQ Superschool Project, Emerson Collective; Former Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights

Prameela Bartholomeusz, Finance Director, Santa Clara County Democratic Party

Eric Bauman, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair

Josh Becker, CEO, Lex Machina

Richard D. Bland MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine

Lisa Bloom, Attorney, Legal Analyst

Nina Yang Bongiovi, Film Producer

Elisa Camahort, Co-founder, BlogHer

Peter Chee, founder & CEO, Thinkspace

Adolpha Cole, Writer and Comedian

Gina Dalma, Palo Alto Community Leader

Kirby Dick, Director of The Hunting Ground and Invisible War

Satish Dharmaraj, Partner, Redpoint

Lena Dunham, Producer, Director, Writer, Actor

Teresa Fiss, CADEM Delegate District 28

Nikki Glaser, Comedian

Karen Grove, Women Donors Network Member

Sarah Guo, Investor, Greylock

Christy Holloway, Member, Board of Directors, Peninsula Open Space Trust, former Executive Director of Hidden Villa

Frances Herbert, Vice President, Santa Clara County Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)

John Hodgman, Author, Humorist, Actor, and former Daily Show Correspondent

Reid Hoffman, Partner, Greylock

Bennett Kelley, founder, Internet Law Center

Gisel Kordestani, founder Crowdpac

Jon Krakauer, Author of "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town"

Stephanie Laing, HBO Producer and Director (VEEP, Vice Principals, more), founder PYPO

Crystal Lee, co-founder, LifeSite, first runner up Miss American 2014, Miss California 2013, BA Stanford 2013

Mike Levin, Congressional Candidate, CA-49

Rose McGowan, Director, Writer, Actor

MILCK (Connie Lim), musician, writer, co-author of song "I Can't Keep Quiet" (unofficial Women's March theme)

Paphia Nandy, Media Personality, Host of Elka Cholo Re

David Palumbo-Liu, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor at Stanford University

Rebecca Patton, Director and Vice President, Wildlife Conservation Network

Christine Pelosi, Attorney, Author and Activist

Stefania Pomponi, Founder & President of Clever Girls

Marlene Rabinovitch MD, Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine

Michealene Risley, Writer, Director

Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO of Girls Who Code

Mary Chan Seid, co-founder, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

Jill Soloway, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Producer, Writer and Director

Sharon Stone, Actress

Carol Winograd, Professor of Medicine (Emerita), Stanford University; Women Donors Network Member

Robin Wolaner, founder Parenting Magazine, former CEO of Sunset Publishing, former Executive VP CNET, author of Naked in the Boardroom

Wendy C. Wolf, Women Donors Network Member

Sophia Yen, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor Stanford University School of Medicine, Pediatrics and Founder, Pandia Health

Amy Ziering, Producer of The Hunting Ground and Invisible War

Law Professors*:

Ann Bartow, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law

Professor G. Marcus Cole, William F. Baxter Visa International Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Michele Landis Dauber, Frederick I. Richman Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Ronald J. Gilson, Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business, Emeritus, Stanford Law School

Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor at Stanford Law School

Nancy Leong, Professor of Law, University of Denver School of Law

Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School

Tracey L. Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Laura Beth Nielsen, Professor of Sociology and Director of Legal Studies, Northwestern University

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