August 27th, 2015 | News

Soria: Exemption for community garden watering passes Fresno City Council 6-0

From Fresno City Councilmember Esmeralda Soria:

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August 26th, 2015 | News, Opinion, Podcast

Democratic Coffee, Episode 8: Democrats should consider serving on local boards and commissions

In the eighth episode of the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee’s ‘Democratic Coffee’ podcast, Chair Michael Evans shares his thoughts about the importance of having Democrats serve on local boards and commissions.

Download the episode here, or listen now by clicking the Play button below. You can now subscribe to our Democratic Coffee podcast through iTunes. Click here to open your iTunes account, then click the ‘View in iTunes’ and ‘Subscribe’ buttons. New episodes will then be delivered to your iPhone, iPod or iPad with every sync.

Democratic Coffee, our audio podcast, features news and interviews with local Democrats, presented as friendly conversations over coffee. New episodes of ‘Democratic Coffee’ will become available approximately every other week. Please continue to join us for a Democratic Coffee!

August 19th, 2015 | News, Volunteer Opportunities

From the Chair: Winning in 2016 Begins in 2015

Michael D. Evans Chair, Fresno County Democratic Party

Michael D. Evans
Chair, Fresno County Democratic Party

From Fresno County Democratic Chair Michael D. Evans:

Now is the time for us to undertake the serious work in terms of voter registration and voter education to ensure that we have laid the groundwork for strong turnout to support our Democratic candidates in 2016. We would greatly appreciate your input and assistance in that endeavor.

Our precinct leader program is under way, and this initiative provides an excellent opportunity for persons to make a difference in their own neighborhood. This program has shown proven results, and the more precinct leaders we can engage in 2016, the greater our likelihood of success.

Also, consider running for office yourself. Many down-ballot races will be on next year’s ballot, for school boards and a variety of special districts. Research the bodies that appeal to your area of interest.

Contact us today to learn more at 559-495-0606 or

Michael D. Evans
Chair, Fresno County Democratic Party

August 19th, 2015 | Events, News

CLC Labor Day Family Celebration happening Sept. 7

From our friends at the Central Labor Council:

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August 19th, 2015 | Candidate News, Events, News

Fresno For Bernie ramping up activities

From Nancy Griesser and Yez Kaoosji:

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Here in Fresno on July 29, a nationwide live-streaming volunteer organizing event for the Bernie Sanders for President campaign attracted nearly 200 people. Nationally over 100,000 participated in similar events at over 3,500 locations. The small group of Democrats who organized the Fresno event had to rent a larger facility in response to the RSVPs received for the event. At the event, more than 70 Fresnans signed up to help “Get Out the Word” (GOTW) locally.

For now the local Bernie Sanders “grassroots” group is focused on getting into its database everyone in this area who wants to volunteer for and/or be notified about local Bernie events. Soon those who volunteered to help with local efforts will be notified about team meetings being held to plan future efforts.

Supporters can receive notifications of activities by emailing To get on the emailing list, send your Name, Email Address, Phone Number and Zip Code. Names submitted at previous meetings are already on this database.

Local Bernie supporters are also encouraged to connect directly with the Bernie Sanders campaign by texting BERNIE to 82623. The Bernie For President campaign is focused on the specific areas Bernie Sanders has long identified as impacting the daily lives of 99% of Americans.

Visit or contact Fresno For Bernie at

Fresno For Bernie

1035 U Street
Fresno, CA 93721
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Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Twitter: @FresnoCountyDms

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5795
Fresno, CA 93755

Events Calendar:

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Assembly Member Henry T. Perea
The Rios Company
Service Employees International Union–
United Healthcare Workers

California Laborers for Equality & Progress
Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Central Labor Council
Kern County Democratic Central Committee
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
Operating Engineers Local No. 3

Professional Engineers in California Government
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