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14 Mar
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Julian Castro to Headline Fresno Democrats’ Fund-Raiser

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 14, 2019

Julián Castro Keynote Speaker for Fresno Democrats Event

U.S. Presidential candidate Julián Castro, who was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration, will be the keynote speaker at the Fresno County Democratic Party’s May 3 fund-raiser.

“We are thrilled to host a Presidential candidate in the Central Valley. Julián Castro has an impressive resume and a track record of public service,” says Michael D. Evans, chair of the Fresno County Democratic Party.

“As we think about the future of our country and the party, Fresno County Democrats are leading a new era of politics,” Evans adds. “The results in the 2018 election are just the start of the kind of impact this county can have on the country.”

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22 Mar
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Housing Element Annual Progress Report Workshop/Public Hearing Continued to March 27, 5:00 p.m.

Notice: Housing Element Annual Progress Report Workshop and Public Hearing was Continued to March 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. due to lack of a Quorum

 

The Workshop and Public Hearing will be held as follows:

March 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

Fresno City Hall

Housing and Community Development Commission

2600 Fresno Street, Rm 2165N

Conference Room A, Second Floor

Fresno, CA 93721

The full Draft Annual Progress Report, and the adopted Housing Element are available at www.fresno.gov/housingelement, at all Fresno Public Libraries, and at the Fresno City Hall, Development and Resource Management Department, Third Floor, Rm. 3065, 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 03721

Written comments on the Draft Annual Progress Report may be submitted until March 25, 2019 as follows:

  • Email comments to housingelement@fresno.gov
  • Send written comments to the Development and Resource Management Department, Long Range Planning Division, Fresno City Hall, Rm. 3065, 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Questions? Feel free to contact Planning Manager Sophia Pagoulatos at (559) 621-8062.

 

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22 Mar
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Event Invitation: Help Tyler Take Out the Trash in D4

  Tyler Maxwell invited you to Tyler Maxwell for Fresno City Council ‘s event   Help Tyler Take Out the Trash in D4 Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 9 AM 1035 U St, Fresno, CA 93721-1419, United States   Going     Interested     Not Interested   Tired of all the garbage building up in the district? Join me this Sunday as I work to clean up some of the trash in District 4. Breakfast burritos, coffee, and orange juice provided for all volunteers! Tyler Maxwell is going.     Pending Invites (6) Block invites from Tyler?    

Tyler Maxwell invited you to Tyler Maxwell for Fresno City Council‘s event

Help Tyler Take Out the Trash in D4

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 9 AM

1035 U St, Fresno, CA 93721-1419, United States

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22 Mar
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Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces Sale Today of $78 Million in Veterans Housing Bonds

State Treasurer's Office

State Treasurer's Office


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PR 19:16

March 22, 2019

Contact:Mark DeSio

916-651-6088    

Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces Sale Today of $78 Million in Veterans Housing Bonds

The sale is believed to be the largest municipal bond issue that had a disabled veteran-owned investment bank serve as the book-running senior manager

SACRAMENTO –Today California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the sale of over $78 million in Home Purchase Revenue Bonds for the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet). The joint senior managing underwriters for the sale were veteran-owned Academy Securities, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. 

 “This is such a fabulous way of saying ‘thank you’ to our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice,” said Ma. She noted that proceeds from today’s sale, along with those from $100 million of Veterans General Obligation bonds scheduled to be sold on April 4, will provide CalVet with funding sufficient to offer low-interest home loans to hundreds of qualified veterans in 2019 under the CalVet Home Loans program. 

Since its establishment in 1921, the Home Loans program has provided loans to 425,000 veterans in California. The program’s guiding principle is to provide the best product for the lowest possible cost, without costing California taxpayers one cent. 

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22 Mar
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My “holy smokes” moment

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

 
 

TULSI 2020

 
 

Aloha friend,

The first time I met Tulsi was at a community center in a small town on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi when she was first running for Congress. To be honest, I didn’t really want to be there. I’d given up on politics years ago, disillusioned as a young student by the lies and hypocrisy surrounding the Iraq War. But I went because I’d heard she was the real deal and I had enough hope and curiosity left to give up an evening.

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22 Mar
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Lee and Khanna layout path forward with consensus choice for CDP Chair

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

 
 

Lee and Khanna layout path forward with consensus choice for CDP Chair

Harris and Sanders’ top endorsers agree: Ellis can keep California together.


 

Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna endorsement

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22 Mar
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Every contribution

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

 
 

Kamala is running for president because she feels a deep sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are and what our country can be. Ours is not a campaign against any one person. It is a campaign FOR the very future of our country.
Together, we are fighting FOR strong public schools in every zip code. We are fighting so that working Americans only need one job to pay the bills. We are fighting for full, universal health care for every single American.
We are fighting FOR a debt-free college. We are fighting for a tax break for working and middle-class families — not corporations or the wealthiest 1%. We are fighting for clean air and clean water for communities in every zip code.
We are fighting FOR a country where for-profit prisons — a billion-dollar industry — are a thing of the past. For an America where all our civil rights are respected. We are fighting to elect leadership that will focus on the needs of the people of this country — not their own self-interests. Ultimately, we are fighting for the very values we as Americans hold sacred and dear. 
We are counting on you to stand strong in this fight. Our first FEC deadline is just days away, and the number of individual contributions in that report will show the strength of our movement. Show you have Kamala’s back by adding another contribution today:

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22 Mar
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SURVEY: Climate change in 2020

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

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Inslee

 

Do you think climate change should be at the top of the ticket in 2020?

With so many candidates in this race, and so many issues for our next president to tackle, we want to hear from YOU. Is climate change your biggest issue? If so, why?

Your voice matters: Tell us why climate change matters to you by taking our quick climate survey today! 

Take the climate survey

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22 Mar
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What we raised this quarter

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

 
 
 
 
As we head into the end of the quarter, you’re going to be hearing a lot about how much we raised this quarter — and what that means for us moving forward.
 
Maybe it’s just me — my background is in activism and social justice, so I’m not used to using money as the sole yardstick as the success of a movement.  
 

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21 Mar
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dire warning

From: Alex Padilla <info@demsofstate.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:03 PM

Subject: dire warning

Ending voter suppression is the game for 2020

Secretary of State elections are happening in November. We have the chance to flip key battleground states blue before 2020 and stop Trump and the GOP’s voter suppression scheme before the big general election.

But we’re not the only ones with this dire warning about fighting voter suppression ahead of 2020.

First president Obama told you:


Then Stacey Abrams told you:

Stacey Abrams: we know voter suppression is real because most of us have faced it.

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21 Mar
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Opposing Fresno City Council Ordinance


Opposing Fresno City Council Ordinance

Fresno County Democratic Party Chair Michael D. Evans commented at the Fresno City Council meeting today regarding the proposed ordinance on the “Safe Transfer of Objects to Pedestrians.” Although his speaking time was limited to two minutes, below is the entirety of his planned comments:

“It is hard to argue that this legislation is about public safety and not hate when you specifically exempt certain entities. It seems that it is ‘If we like you, it’s OK; if we don’t like you, it’s not.’ That’s not exactly a sound basis for developing public policy.

“Frankly, I am appalled that two Democrats on this body signed on as co-sponsors of the initiative. That is an embarrassment to Democrats and our values, it is an embarrassment to your respective communities, and it is an embarrassment to your colleagues.

“Homelessness is a real concern in our community. People are on the street because of mental health issues, substance-abuse issues, extreme poverty or just being down on their luck.

“Rather than criminalize the homeless and demonize those who want to help the homeless, we should be working to help those who are homeless and to prevent others from becoming homeless. We do that by providing opportunities for housing, medical care and other relevant support services.

“This legislation is symptomatic of why society has so little faith in government. It is grandstanding of the worst kind at the expense of the hard work that needs to be done to fix real problems.

“Some have said it is not an optimal solution to give money directly to the homeless. That might well be, and we should disseminate such information if research proves that to be the case. But it is not the objective of this body to legislate charitable behavior, and I would think those of you of a certain political persuasion would be offended at even the suggestion of that.

“What if one of you was to put forth legislation decreeing that you will be fined for contributing to the police officers’ benevolent association because some officers hassle the homeless and others are involved in officer-involved shootings? I am sure everyone of you thinks that would be an absurd piece of legislation. But it is no more absurd than what you have put forward here today.

“We must lead by example and show ourselves to be a compassionate community that wants the best for every resident housed or otherwise.”

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