15 Feb

Add your name: no “national emergency” for border wall


This morning, President Trump declared a “national emergency,” in order to override Congress and build his border wall.


President Trump’s attempt to manufacture a national crisis and overstep his constitutional authority isn’t just foolish — it’s illegal. 



Border security experts don’t want this wall and don’t believe it would make our country safer. Meanwhile, it would cost billions of dollars — and President Trump isn’t even trying to pretend Mexico would pay for it anymore.


We can’t stand by now as President Trump tries to escalate this fabricated crisis.



Thank you,



Xavier Becerra -- California Attorney General

Becerra for Attorney General 2022
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Thank you for supporting Xavier Becerra. Grassroots supporters like you help us protect California’s working families, advance criminal justice reform, and keep our communities safe.

Emails are a crucial way to stay in touch with our top supporters. If we’re going to protect and serve the people of California, we need you with us every step of the way.

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From all of us at Team Becerra, thanks for your support!

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15 Feb

I testified on Capitol Hill today. Here’s what I said.

Earlier this week, I appeared before the U. S. House of Representaties Committee on Homeland Security to urge lawmakers to prioritize investments in election security and administration.


Earlier this week, I appeared before the U. S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security to urge lawmakers to prioritize investments in election security and administration. You can watch my testimony in full here, but here’s the bottom line.

As Secretary of State of California, I know the threats our country’s elections are facing because I see them every day. Election officials across the country are on the front lines, serving as first responders to attacks on our democracy.

That is the experience and perspective I brought to Congress.

And I was brutally honest: I highlighted the fact that elections are underfunded and are too often a low priority for federal, state, and local governments. The last time Congress approved new funding for elections was after the 2000 Presidential election (remember butterfly ballots and hanging chads?). Voting systems in too many states are simply too old and outdated.

In addition to more funding, I urged Congress to seize the opportunity to take the known best practices for election security and make them the national standard. I shared our policies like the rigorous testing and certification of voting systems, requiring paper ballots and a voter verified paper trail, keeping our voting systems offline, and requiring post-election audits after every election.

These policies have served California well for many years. And since the 2016 election, we ramped up our measures even more.

While California is a proud national leader on policy, it’s clear that the federal government can and should do more to strengthen election security and improve election administration throughout the nation.

The threats to our elections continue. And those who seek to undermine our democracy will only increase their efforts in both frequency and sophistication. This means we must constantly learn about, scrutinize, test, and upgrade our security.

I hope Congress heeds our warning and takes action to better fund election security and advance policies to defend our democracy.

Let’s keep fighting

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State


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15 Feb

We Need Your Ideas to Improve Quigley Park!

First Community Meeting to Improve Quigley Park!

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First Community Meeting!

Councilmember Soria funds a proposal to master plan the restoration and rehabilitation of Quigley Neighborhood Park! This is the first step in making sure District 1 has quality green space. Parks Master Plans are created with community input. Bring your ideas!

Quigley Park is a public, 8+ acre neighborhood park adjacent to Williams Elementary School. In December 2018, the Fresno City Parks Master Plan’s assessment of Quigley Park placed it in “poor” condition and as a top priority to fix.

We are excited to begin the work! The Master Plan will be dependent on YOUR input to create the long-term vision for Quigley Park. We want to hear from you! Please join us at the first community meeting scheduled for Monday, February 25, 2019 at Williams Elementary. (Please see flyer below for more details.)

Want to get involved? We will be forming an advisory committee. Please contact us at, if interested in participating.

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15 Feb

Here comes a disinformation onslaught

Democratic Association of Secretaries of State

President Trump angrily tweeted that Democrats “cannot legitimately win” the 2020 presidential election after Democrats in Congress began several investigations into Trump’s corruption.

We’ve seen Trump resort to lies and desperate tactics before. He cast doubt throughout 2016 about the legitimacy of the election. It’s what he does when he’s under fire.

And now in real news, Homeland Security officials warn that Russia is preparing an onslaught of disinformation operations ahead of the 2020 election –– something that Trump must be giddy over.

Trump has refused to acknowledge Russian interference in the 2016 election, let alone hold Putin accountable. By failing to stand up for American democracy, Trump has sent the message to our adversaries around the world that there are no consequences for targeting our 2020 elections.

Democratic Secretaries of State are fighting back against Trump’s election lies and fortifying our elections against attacks. Will you pitch in $3 now and become a 2019 DASS Member to help us expand the number of Democratic Secretaries across the country? We need 75 new members to pitch in before midnight!

This is why electing Democratic Secretaries of State is so important: Democratic Secretaries are on the front lines, protecting the integrity of our elections from threats both foreign and domestic.

Democratic Secretaries of State are also fighting to strengthen voting rights and increase voter turnout, while Republicans are doing everything they can to suppress voters.

DASS is the only Democratic organization solely dedicated to electing Democratic Secretaries of State. And with Secretary of State elections coming up THIS YEAR, we need your urgent support.

Will you become a 2019 DASS Member by pitching in $3 or more today? Your membership donation gives us the resources to build winning Democratic campaigns and increase the number of Democratic Secretaries of State across the country. Please pitch in now >>>

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Thank you,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State
Chair, Democratic Association of Secretaries of State



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14 Feb

Marking the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting

To honor their memory, we say the names of those who were lost to us.                                                                                                                                                                         


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Today, we mark the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which claimed the lives of 14 students as well as 3 adults.

To honor their memory, we say the names of those who were lost to us one year ago today due to gun violence:


  • Alyssa Alhadeff, age 14
  • Scott Beigel, 35
  • Martin Duque, 14
  • Nicholas Dworet, 17
  • Aaron Feis, 37
  • Jaime Guttenberg, 14
  • Chris Hixon, 49
  • Luke Hoyer, 15
  • Cara Loughran, 14

  • Gina Montalto, 14
  • Joaquin Oliver, 17
  • Alaina Petty, 14
  • Meadow Pollack, 18
  • Helena Ramsay, 17
  • Alex Schachter, 14
  • Carmen Schentrup, 16
  • Peter Wang, 15

As we honor their memory, we also must organize. A group of surviving Parkland students is currently raising funds to gather petition signatures in order to place an assault weapons ban on the Florida ballot in 2020.

Here at the California Democratic Party, we are honored to support their cause in our quest to end gun violence — here in California and across the country.

On this one-year anniversary of the shooting, we urge you to join us in honoring the memory of the Parkland victims by making a donation towards surviving students’ work to ban assault weapons.


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14 Feb

I can’t tell you how much it would mean

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

Friend, I spend a lot of time lately just saying thanks.
In these early days as a candidate for President of the United States, it’s obvious that no one can do it alone. And that’s why I’m reaching out.
When I look back, it will be among the biggest moments of my entire life. And I couldn’t be more grateful to all of you. My dad used to say to me: “Boy, don’t forget where you came from and the people who sacrificed to get you to where you are.” You helped me get where I am today, and I hope to make you proud and to earn and keep your support every step of the way.
For me, success isn’t defined by how many dollars we can raise, but by how many people raise their hands to be part of it. I’m going to be asking for your help, in all sorts of ways, in the weeks and months to come.
Today, the most important way to help kickstart this campaign is by chipping in a donation. Even if it’s just a dollar, a donation today would mean the world to me.
I can promise you I’ll never forget it.
Now, buckle up, and let’s go make some history together.



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14 Feb

Thanks for joining the team – this campaign is going to move quickly

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


Cory 2020


Hi there,
Cory likes to say that democracy isn’t a spectator sport. If you don’t like what’s going on, you can’t sit on the sidelines.
So first: thanks for showing up. Thank you for joining Team Booker.
There will be plenty of things you can do to help in the weeks and months ahead, but here are three actions you can take right now:
  1. So much of the story of this campaign will take place in your newsfeeds (seriously, Cory pulled out his phone to first announce this campaign). So if you’re not following him on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, now’s the time.
  2. Cory made a decision early on to refuse to take money from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists. He’s passionate about building this movement one person, one dollar at a time. Make a donation of any amount — even if it’s just $1 — and help build our campaign the right way.
  3. If you haven’t already, check out Street Fight, the story of Cory’s first campaign for mayor of Newark. We talk a lot about how fearless he is in the face of a fight some think is impossible — this shows that up close. (And tell your friends: It’s on Netflix right now.)
A presidential campaign is only as strong as the people who show up to build it.
We’re so grateful to have you on the team, and we’ll be in touch with more ways to help soon,
Team Cory

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