September 29th, 2016 | Candidate News, Events, News

Reception for Kamala Harris



















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Mayoral Candidate Forum


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September 29, 2016

Controlling Education Costs

FRESNO—While Donald Trump continued to complain about an imagined conspiracy to tamper with his microphone during the last debate, Hillary Clinton headed to New Hampshire where her one-time rival Bernie Sanders joined to offer his help. Sanders’ appearance centered on the Democratic plan for easing the runaway cost of college and student debt. Clinton’s New College Compact and Debt-Free College Plan will ensure that cost is never a barrier for people seeking to pursue their dreams of higher education and that debt won’t hold them back.

“Education is the key to a better future for every American,” says Michael D. Evans, chair of the Fresno County Democratic Party. “We will lift every boat by making higher education accessible, affordable and debt-free.”

Tuition at in-state public colleges and universities has risen more than 40% in the past 10 years, and outstanding student debt now exceeds $1 trillion. This is a problem in need of an expert and well-crafted solution. Clinton will dramatically cut interest rates on student loans so that government no longer profits. She will enable borrowers to refinance their loans and simplify and expand enrollment in income-based repayment, so that no one ever has to pay more than they can afford.

Budding entrepreneurs can apply to defer student loans with no payment and no interest for up to three years. And because there are many pathways to good jobs beyond a four-year degree, Clinton will also provide tuition-free community college and expanded access to career and skills-based training.

Clinton has published a book on her proposed policies. Trump, on the other hand, has not laid out any comprehensive details on his education strategy. However, we can guess what he would do by looking at the college he designed himself, Trump University. What you get when Trump designs an education system is hopeful students scammed for hundreds of thousands of dollars, receiving substandard lesson plans from unqualified teachers, worthless degrees and advisors instructed to be sure to get student credit card information for additional charges instead of providing actual advice, before the entire organization vanished into lawsuits and financial collapse.

Everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, and that means addressing the social and economic disparities that stand in the way of people succeeding. Our system too often has stacked the deck for those at the top and has burdened Americans with excessive student debt. To address these problems, our country needs an expert at the helm, not a swindler. That is why our country needs Hillary Clinton.

The Fresno County Democratic Party is united behind Hillary Clinton for President. The official Coordinated Campaign headquarters is at 1035 U Street in downtown Fresno. To volunteer or for more information, contact 559-495-0606 or


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Next Meeting: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Location: Denny’s at Abby and Divisadero, downtown Fresno

Time: 9am to 11am

No cost to attend, other than what you order for breakfast.

Speaker: Sylvia Woodburne

Program: Review of the 17 California Ballot Initiatives on the November ballot (which is apparently NOT an historic number!)

Sylvia has lived in California — south, and central –for the last 55 years, after coming out from Michigan and New York. She has a Master’s in Public Administration, and an undergraduate major in Political Science. She received her credential for teaching lower-grade and
subject-matter upper grade classes. She worked for several years with
various non-profits, and here in Fresno, she was with VISTA for four
years, working with various seniors programs, and substitute teaching.
She is a member of ‘League of Women Voters’ and does volunteer tutoring, and church-related activities.

Join us for another great discussion!

September 28th, 2016 | Candidate News, News


I am humbled to report that over the summer, my campaign to put our students first earned the support of key community organizations in my district:

Fresno County Democratic Party
FMTK Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Central Valley Progressive PAC
(Partial List)


Overwhelming Support

Nelson is the official candidate of the Democratic Party in his race for the Fresno County Board of Education in District #3- and is recommended to voters on the official party slate.



Pictured below: One of Nelson’s most adorable supporters.







Students & Families
The FMTK Central Labor Council and the Central Valley Progressive PAC share Nelson’s commitment to serving our students and families of Fresno County.




 With 43 days to go before Election Day on November 8th- there is still much work to be done!

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Nelson Esparza for Fresno County Board of Education, District 3 2016

P.O. Box 17114

Fresno, CA 93744



September 28th, 2016 | Candidate News, News


If you watched last night’s debate, then you saw a candidate in Donald Trump who doesn’t have smart or experienced answers on how to address criminal justice reform or violence in our communities.

I was impressed that the moderator, Lester Holt, focused so much attention on this important issue, but it was disturbing that Trump used his time to defend his proposal to bring “stop-and-frisk” nationwide.

Here’s the truth: “stop-and-frisk” is unconstitutional, ineffective, and will make it more difficult for communities of color to trust our law enforcement.

In contrast, Secretary Clinton spoke about the need to address implicit bias — not just in law enforcement, but in all of us. She also spoke about the need for comprehensive background checks for guns.

There is no easy answer to reforming our broken criminal justice system — but I can tell you that Trump and his ineffective stop-and-frisk policies aren’t the solution.

We can bring real criminal justice reform to this country in the coming years, and it starts by winning this election. That’s why I’m asking:

Can you make an urgent contribution of $3 to help our campaign win, so that I can take the fight to reform our broken criminal justice system to the U.S. Senate?

I believe yesterday may have been a turning point — not just in the presidential campaign, but in the way we address criminal justice issues as a country. In California, we have worked to take a “smart on crime” approach to justice, applying innovative, data-driven methods to make our system more transparent, effective, and fair.

I am hopeful that alongside Hillary Clinton in the White House, we can implement real solutions nationwide that will improve public safety and build truth, transparency, and trust between law enforcement and our communities.

Thank you for standing with us on this critical issue.

– Kamala


September 28th, 2016 | Candidate News, Events, News

Fresno 2 Las Vegas Bus Trip!!

Next Trip Saturday October 1, 2016 6AM

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Wells Fargo – Bank Fraud!

Dear Supporters,

I once watched a stand up comedian deliver the following as a joke.

“In the old days, ‘Bank Robbery,’ meant the bad guys showed up with masks covering their faces and guns demanding money from a bank teller.  Now ‘Bank Robbery’ means the bank steals money from your personal account.”

The audience roared with laughter – but there is some truth in the statement.

Last week the US Senate held hearings to investigate the huge bank fraud committed by Well Fargo Bank. The bank created nearly 2 million fake accounts unknown to those named on the account, and charged many of them fees.

It was the diligence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that contributed to the Bank being caught.

Republicans have made it clear that they plan to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  If they succeed, who will you turn to if a bank cheats you out of your hard earned dollars?

Tom McClintock voted against creating this consumer agency!  He will no doubt join his fellow Trump republicans who have vowed to repeal it.

Now, with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in place, if you are cheated, all you need to do is to log onto the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website, file your complaint, and chances are your problem will be solved:

I support consumer protection, and will fight to keep and strengthen the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

We are 44 days from Election Day, 2016.  I ask for your Vote on November 8.

Please donate today and help us get my message out.

Thank you.


Campaign Schedule

Congressional Debate:

Dr. Bob Derlet  vs. Tom  McClintock

October 4 – 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Yes.  This is an early morning event so plan to enjoy breakfast after this event!

Location-  Auburn City Hall Chambers

1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA


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Election 2016 Opportunities

Phone Bank for Hillary Clinton

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Be a Precinct Leader

Connect with your neighbors to elect Democrats!    

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Volunteer at the Democratic Party HQ

Help us deliver a strong turnout for Democrats.

Democratic Party HQ (1035 U St., Fresno)

Debate Watch Parties

Join fellow Democrats for a potluck.

Vice Presidential Debate (Tuesday, Oct. 4)

Second Presidential Debate (Sunday, Oct. 9)

Third Presidential Debate (Wednesday, Oct. 19)

Democratic Party HQ (1035 U St., Fresno)

Election Night Party

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m.~, El Torito (2840 Tulare St., Fresno)

1035 U Street
Fresno, CA 93721
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Election Season Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday & Saturday

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

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Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
California Laborers for Equality & Progress
California Teachers Association
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Iron Workers Local Union 155
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
Operating Engineers Local No. 3
Professional Engineers in California Government
United Food & Commercial Workers
VOICE: Stationary Engineers Local 39

Fresno City Council Member Oliver Baines
Fresno Police Officers Association
Service Employees International Union–
United Healthcare Workers
Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 104