April 15th, 2015 | Events, News

‘Hillary for America’ announces details of May 2 house party

From our friends at the Fresno chapter of “Hillary for America”:

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April 12th, 2015 | News, Opinion, Podcast

Is Fresno County ‘Ready for Hillary’? – ‘Democratic Coffee’ Episode 2

In the second episode of ‘Democratic Coffee,’ the Fresno County Democratic Party’s official audio podcast, local Democratic activist Pat Brown takes on the topic, “Is Fresno County Ready for Hillary?” Download the episode to your device, or listen to the episode right here:

UPDATE: With Hillary Clinton having declared her candidacy formally on April 11, details about the May 2 house party in Fresno have changed. To RSVP, call Pat Brown or Matt Rogers at the phone numbers listed below. Updated information is available here.

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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. Stay tuned for details about their permanent location and ways to have new episodes delivered automatically to your iPod, iPhone or Android phone, and continue to join us for a Democratic Coffee!

April 8th, 2015 | Events, News

Betty Yee to headline reception for newly elected Democrats April 9

Fresno County Democrats will host a potluck reception on April 9 to recognize Democrats newly elected in 2014. State Controller Betty Yee will be joined by local elected officials including:

  • Supervisor Brian Pacheco
  • Fresno City Council Member Esmeralda Soria
  • State Center Community College District Trustee Miguel Arias
  • Board of Education Member Ismael Herrera
  • Central Unified School District Trustee Ruben Coronado; and
  • Huron City Council Member Daniel Tamayo.

Join us on Thursday, April 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Democratic Party Headquarters (1035 U St. in downtown Fresno, across the street from Office Depot). For more information, call 559-495-0606 or e-mail fresnocountydemocrats@yahoo.com.

April 8th, 2015 | News, Opinion, Podcast

Join Fresno County Democratic Chair Michael Evans for a ‘Democratic Coffee’… right now.

logoPresenting the debut of the Fresno County Democratic Party’s official podcast. Titled ‘Democratic Coffee,’ the audio podcast will feature news and interviews with local Democrats, presented as friendly conversations over coffee.

Our debut episode is available right now, right here. Click on the link below to download and hear the episode, which features a conversation with Fresno County Democratic Chair Michael D. Evans. Please make sure your speakers are “on,” and that your volume is set to a comfortable level before clicking.

New episodes of ‘Democratic Coffee’ will become available every other week. Stay tuned for details about their permanent location and ways to have new episodes delivered automatically to your iPod, iPhone or Android phone, and continue to join us for a Democratic Coffee!

April 6th, 2015 | Candidate News, News

Daniel Parra enters race for California’s 21st Congressional District

From our friends at the Daniel Parra for Congress campaign:


For Immediate Release
April 6, 2015

Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Shallman Communications

Air Force Veteran & City of Fowler’s Mayor Pro-Tem Parra Enters CA-21 Contest, Says Rep. Valadao “Has Failed Central Valley Families”

FOWLER, CA— Officially throwing his hat in the ring to challenge incumbent Rep. David Valadao in California’s 21st Congressional District seat, today U.S. Air Force veteran and current Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Fowler, Daniel Parra, formally announced his campaign.

A native of the Central Valley, Daniel Thomas Parra currently serves as Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Fowler. He was first elected to the Fowler City Council in 2008 and has been a strong voice for his community since being elected to local office.

In announcing his campaign for Congress, Air Force veteran and Fowler Mayor Pro-Tem Daniel Parra remarked:

“I am running for Congress to be a bold voice on behalf of Central Valley families and local neighborhoods throughout the 21st district.

The relentless gridlock, continuous obstructionism, and lack of deliverables in Washington are a direct result of out-of-touch extremists Republicans in Congress like David Valadao. He has failed Central Valley families time and time again. Instead of focusing on getting things done, he has consistently put politics and his own interests first and our district’s values last.

We need a representative who will fight for an agenda and the values that matter most to our local communities, like comprehensive and compassionate immigration reform, more good paying middle class jobs, better access to clean water, an increase in the minimum wage, new investments in our education system, enhanced care of our return veterans, and a stronger and more robust economy for all families—not just the 1%.”

Parra knows too well the issues important to cities in the Central Valley, as he grew up in the small agricultural community of Parlier with his six siblings. In 1985, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. After his honorable service, Parra returned to the Central Valley to give back to his community.

Parra’s commitment to his community can also be exemplified in the various boards and organizations he is a part of, including his service as a Board Member for the California League of Cities; President of the South San Joaquin Valley Division; Vice President & Board Member of the Latino Caucus; and as Past Chairman of the Transportation and Public Works Policy Committee. Additionally, Parra serves as a Commissioner of the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission and as a Commissioner for Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). Parra was also recognized for Chairing the Five Cities Joint Powers Authority, a regional collaboration of five cities for economic development.

Parra has been a Computer Systems Analyst at Northrop Grumman’s NAS Lemoore facility for over 20 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from National University and a certificate in State and Local Government from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Business. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Sandra, for 29 years. They have two children, Daniel, 22 and Danielle, 16 and continue to live in Fowler.

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