May 10th, 2015 | News, Opinion, Podcast

CLC’s Dillon Savory calls for action to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership: Democratic Coffee, Episode 4

In the fourth episode of the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee’s ‘Democratic Coffee’ podcast, active Democrat and Political Director for the Central Labor Council Dillon Savory shares his thoughts on why the Trans Pacific Partnership and its Fast Track stipulation are both bad ideas. In his interview recorded May 8, 2015, Savory calls upon Democrats who oppose the TPP to take action now. Download the episode to your device, or listen to the episode right here:

‘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 ways to have new episodes delivered automatically to your iPod, iPhone or Android phone, and continue to join us for a Democratic Coffee!

May 7th, 2015 | Events, News

End-of-meeting announcements – May 6, 2015

What follows are the end-of-meeting announcements from the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee’s general meeting, held May 6, 2015, at Fresno County Democratic Headquarters:

From Stan Santos:

Press Conference: Stop the Trans Pacific Partnership

Valley residents and organizations opposed to the Trans Pacific Partnership will hold an informational press conference to discuss the negative impacts which the TPP will have on the Valley economy, as well as health, consumer protections and the internet, among other concerns. The group, which includes the Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings County Central Labor Council, is asking Congressional Representative Jim Costa to vote against “Fast Track” approval of the Trans Pacific Partnership.

May 7, 2015
12:30 p.m.
855 M Street
Fresno, California

For information please contact Stan Santos, 559 908-6701

From Dottie Smith:

Girls Night Out, is the theme of the Sisterhood of Survivors, (Women who are Cancer Survivors) Annual Event. This event is free and open to the public. There will be raffle prizes, great shopping opportunities from vendor booths, delicious food, pampering and a no host bar. Listed is the time and location for this year’s event:

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: American Legion Hall
3509 N. First Street (On First Street North of Shields)
Fresno, CA

From Dottie Smith:

Students, Faculty, Classified Employees, and Managers/Administrators:

The Board of Trustees has requested the executive search firm hired to conduct the Chancellor’s recruitment, Educational Leadership Search Group (ELS), seek input from all interested internal and external stakeholders. Therefore, ELS is holding focus groups the week of May 11th. The schedules for the individual focus groups at each campus are listed below. Each focus group meeting is scheduled for one and a half hours and will be facilitated by an ELS consultant. You are encouraged to attend the focus group at your location and for your specific “group”. This will allow you to provide input into what you think your next chancellor should be like with regard to personal characteristics and background.

Please see the schedule below at your location.

Clovis Community College Center, Wednesday May 13, 2015 – AC2-276
• 9:00 a.m. – Classified Employees
• 10:40 a.m. – Students
• 1:30 p.m. – Managers and administrators
• 3:10 p.m. – Faculty
• 5:30 p.m. – Businesses, Community Organizations and Community Members

Fresno City College, Thursday, May 14, 2015 – LCR, FCC
• 9:00 a.m. – Classified Employees
• 10:40 a.m. – Students
• 1:30 p.m. – Managers and administrators
• 3:10 p.m. – Faculty
• 5:30 p.m. – Businesses, Community Organizations and Community Members

Madera & Oakhurst Centers, Thursday, May 14, 2015 – R4C
• 9:00 a.m. – Classified Employees
• 10:40 a.m. – Students
• 1:30 p.m. – Managers and administrators
• 3:10 p.m. – Faculty
• 5:30 p.m. – Businesses, Community Organizations and Community Members

Reedley College, Thursday, May 14, 2015 – LRC, RC
• 9:00 a.m. – Classified Employees
• 10:40 a.m. – Students
• 1:30 p.m. – Managers and administrators

Reedley College, Thursday, May 14, 2015Forum 1 – Reedley College
• 3:10 p.m. – Faculty
• 5:30 p.m. – Businesses, Community Organizations and Community Members

From Chris Myers at CADEM:

You’re invited to help phone bank for Susan Bonilla, California State Senate candidate in a Bay Area special election.

We can make calls for Susan Bonilla by going to: www.cadem.org/bonilla

I know there are a lot of events happening and the State Convention is coming up, but this race is critical and Susan can’t win without our help.

Please encourage the people in your community to go online and call voters at www.cadem.org/bonilla

Thanks,
Chris


Chris Masami Myers
Managing Director
California Democratic Party

From Louis Jamerson at FTA:

On May 18, 2015, we will present a plan to address key issues facing our students in Fresno Unified School District: academics, social/emotional support, and safety. The plan will include goals, timelines, data, and activity for addressing these issues. You will have a chance to give input and make recommendations for how we accomplish this work. Please join us on May 18th at Hope Lutheran Church, 364 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, from 6-7:30pm. Snacks and water will be provided. Spanish and Hmong interpretation will also be provided.

Please share widely.

Thank you

Louis Jamerson
Executive Director
FRESNO TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
5334 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93710
W: 559.224.8430 F: 559.224.1571 C: 559.360.5338
www.FresnoTeachers.org

From Nancy Griesser:

It could be a good time to suggest folks stop by the Democratic Party Headquarters office to get acquainted and fill out an interest form so we’ll know what they want to do to help when the election season heats up. Sign up now, volunteer sometime in the future. Volunteers are always needed.

From Alexia Baca Morgan:

Henry T. Perea from the Fresno County Board of Supervisors will be speaking about high speed rail at the Clovis Democratic Club. This will be on Thursday, May 21 at Seven Restaurant. This is located on Shaw and Minnewawa, and the meeting starts at six.

Alexia Baca Morgan PhD
Vice President, Clovis Club.

From Chuck Krugman:

Fresno Stonewall Democrats will meet on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Yosemite Falls Café 5123 N. Blackstone at Shaw in Fresno. Dinner and Social 6:00 P.M. meeting 7:00 P.M. We will be reviewing our recent high tea fund raiser event and planning for the 2015 Pride Parade. All are welcome to attend. for more info visit our web site at www.fresnostonewalldemocrats.org email ckrugman@sbcglobal.net or call 266-9237. Additionally, I want to take this opportunity to thank those who came to the High Tea fund raiser which was very successful.

Chuck Krugman, President
Fresno Stonewall Democrats

From Mike Wells:

Announcement:
Fresno Partnership Mixer and Fundraiser
Join us on Thursday, May 28, from 5 to 8 pm at The Fulton 55 (Fulton and Divisadero Streets)

Mike Wells
Fresno Partnership Coordinator
FresnoPartnership2@gmail.com
(559) 304-6252

May 6th, 2015 | News, Opinion, Podcast

Nancy Griesser on Challenges and Opportunities in Voter Registration – ‘Democratic Coffee’ Episode 3

In the third episode of the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee’s ‘Democratic Coffee’ podcast, member and activist Nancy Griesser talks about the challenges and opportunities that come along with registering Democratic voters. Download the episode to your device, or listen to the episode right here:

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!

May 1st, 2015 | Events, News

Esmeralda Soria to host community meeting May 6

From Fresno City Council member Esmeralda Soria:

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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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