August 17th, 2017 | Candidate News

No room for hate

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


I’ll be blunt.

President Trump has abdicated his job as a moral leader of this country.

White supremacists and Nazis are never “very nice people”. They’re the enemy of all we hold dear.

We are a proud nation of immigrants, but one that is still struggling to come to terms with its deeply racist past and how that racism manifests itself in the present.

The racist and violent acts in Charlottesville this past weekend were horrifying and indefensible. And yet, that’s what the president did, excuse their hatred and violence.

His failure to place blame solely where blame is due — on the extreme hate groups that perpetrated these acts tarnishes this country.

And worse, his reckless words encourages these groups to creep out of the shadows and hold more Charlottesville-style rallies in cities across the country, including San Francisco.

But I still believe we will overcome their hate, even if our president refuses to stand with us.

Our diversity should be celebrated, not brutally attacked.

That’s why communities across the country are coming together and organizing vigils condemning these hateful acts and standing in solidarity with the everyday people of Charlottesville. As an immigrant and a proud Californian, I felt comforted to witness my neighbors standing together this week.

I’m proud to stand with them — and you — in defeating hate and bigotry.

Thank you for all you are doing during these troubling times to spread our California values of diversity, equity and inclusion.




August 17th, 2017 | Candidate News

Speaking out against hate and violence

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



Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288



Charlottesville revealed how ideas turn deadly when they’re fueled by hate, lies, and propaganda instead of facts. Even now, when we should be coming together, more lies are being pushed out, and adopted by President Trump.

The lines that have been breached need to be restored, and that is on all of us. I published my thoughts earlier today on the source of our truth decay, and what every person can do. I encourage you to share your thoughts too, speak out for truth, and stand up against hate and lies and the violence they cause.




August 17th, 2017 | Candidate News

Immigrants are here to stay

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


Alex Padilla

Five years ago today, President Obama initiated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA, giving hundreds of thousands of young immigrants a shot at living their American Dream. Today, DACA is under attack as Donald Trump threatens to rip away the legally protected status that has given so many young people a chance to thrive in this country.

I stand with immigrants. Fifty years ago, my parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico in pursuit of the American Dream. For more than forty years, my father worked as a short-order cook and my mother cleaned houses. They worked hard so that my sister, my brother, and I could have a better life.

Thanks to their tireless work and sacrifice, I was able to attend MIT to earn my degree in Mechanical Engineering. And I’ve been able to honor them by giving back to my community and our country through public service.

In fact, in 1999, the same week I was sworn in as a member of the Los Angeles City Council, my mother was sworn in as a United States citizen (my dad became a citizen the year prior). That was pretty special.

Our story is just like the stories of so many other immigrant families in this country: A story of dreaming of a better future for your family and, through hard work and sacrifice, making that dream come true.

Let’s stand with DREAMers and defend DACA. Add your name now to tell Trump that immigrants are here to stay.

In California, over 561,000 young people are eligible to benefit from DACA. These are 561,000 people who go to school, work to help support their families, give back to their communities, and ultimately live a better life.

As the son of immigrants, I know firsthand how hard immigrants work and how much immigrants contribute to their communities and to our country. We need to embrace them and thank them, because we’re all better off for their contributions.

My parents came here hoping for a chance at a better life. I wouldn’t be where I am without their sacrifice and support. That’s why I’ll never stop fighting for immigrants’ rights and working to give them the protection and peace of mind they deserve.


Sign your name now to stand with immigrants and defend DACA >>


Thank you,
Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State







August 17th, 2017 | Candidate News

I need the 99% to give 1%

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


Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

As you know, I have been a long-time advocate of campaign finance reform and I recently endorsed the DISCLOSE Act. The DISCLOSE Act will highlight the real campaign donors without letting them give money through a front group, so we know who is really funding both candidates and propositions.

Of course, ultimately we need to get money out of politics. However, until that time, the best way to counter big donors is through people power. Will you donate $29.20 here right now and help me build a campaign of small donors? I have had another great week traveling around California and meeting engaged community members, and your resources help make that happen.

For the California Governor’s race, a donor can give $29,200 for the primary and once again for the general. This means that a candidate can receive $116,800 from just one wealthy couple.

  • We need the 99% to give just 1% of the maximum.
  • 1,000 $29.20 donations equals 1 maximum donor.

My volunteers are working hard to spread my message around the state and it is resonating, but they also need resources and materials.

The other candidates already have millions of dollars. I don’t need the most money, but I do need enough.

If you can make the $29.20 a monthly donation, that will give us the security of having a reliable funding source each month, which lessens the time we have to focus on fundraising.

Click here to contribute or, if you are registered with ActBlue, just hit an amount below and your contribution will be automatically processed.

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I am so grateful for all you do every day to move our campaign forward.

Thank you,

Facebook: @DelaineEastin4CA
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August 15th, 2017 | Candidate News

The resources it takes to win

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


We just wrapped up the third leg of my Summer Road Trip, and I’m so energized by meeting with hundreds of passionate Californians all across our state.

I’ve been traveling from county to county, up and down California, because this is a grassroots campaign. Any candidate who wants your vote should know and understand the issues that you face — and it’s supporters like you who’ll lend our campaign the strength we’ll need to win.

As our campaign begins to lay the groundwork for victory in 2018, can I count on your support toward our August fundraising goal?

Make a donation of $20.18 today to help us fight for a better California.

As I leave Napa County and head home for a short break before embarking on the final leg of my Summer Road Trip, I am truly inspired by the informative conversations I’ve had over the past few weeks.

Your ideas and passion for your communities mean so much to me, and they’re a crucial part of this campaign we’re growing together. As Lt. Governor, I promise to fight for the issues that matter to you, including broadband access for all, access to affordable health care, economic opportunity, repairing our broken infrastructure, bringing down the cost of higher education and so much more.

But first things first: To build a campaign with the resources it takes to win, we need to hit our fundraising goals each month — even when I’m spending my days on the road.

Before I head back out on my Summer Road Trip, will you pitch in $20.18 to help support our campaign?

Thank you so much for being a part of this.

Eleni Kounalakis

August 15th, 2017 | Candidate News


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



For Immediate Release

August 14, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
Los Angeles City Council Members Bob Blumenfield and Paul Koretz Join Council Colleague Curren Price, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer in Endorsing Senator Ed Hernandez in Statewide Contest
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Bolstering his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez won a duo of high-powered endorsements from Los Angeles City Council Members Bob Blumenfield and Paul Koretz. The two leaders join their colleague, Los Angeles City Council Member Curren Price, along with Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, and Los Angeles area local leaders, County Supervisor Hilda Solis and County Assessor Jeffrey Prang, all of which previously backed the Senator’s statewide bid.

In announcing their support, Los Angeles City Council Members Blumenfield and Koretz released the following statements:

“As a former state lawmaker, I’ve seen Senator Ed Hernandez in action. He is deeply knowledgeable about issues impacting people all over California, and he’s proven himself as a leader for working families, for patients, students, environmental protections and a strong, thriving middle class economy. I’m proud to support his campaign for California Lt. Governor.”
— Los Angeles City Council Member Bob Blumenfield 

“I’m endorsing Ed Hernandez because he’s extraordinarily qualified and well prepared to lead as our state’s next Lt. Governor. He’s battle-tested and has a tangible record of delivering on job creation, environmental protection, workers rights protections and increased healthcare access. We need Ed Hernandez as our next Lt. Governor and I’m thrilled to back his campaign.”
— Los Angeles City Council Member Paul Koretz

These critical endorsement follows news that Senator Hernandez has raised over $2 million for the statewide effort.

To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here or on the screen shot below.

Several months back, Senator Hernandez released his first digital video, titled  “A California Story,” which can be viewed by clicking on the screen image below:

Beyond today’s announcement, Senator Dr. Hernandez’ campaign has released an expansive list of over 400 endorsements from grassroots activists, community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials, public safety groups and close to 50 labor unions.

A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, and local businessman, “Dr. Ed” (as he is known to his patients) has spent his life bringing quality eye care to predominantly low-income communities.  As a health care provider, the need to improve access to health care for all Californians is what first drove him to run for office.

Since being elected to the Assembly in 2006 and the Senate in 2010, Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a leader on the implementation of federal health care reform – helping expand access to affordable health care, control costs, and improve the network of providers so people can actually get quality care when they need it. Dr. Ed has been a champion by expanding educational opportunity to qualified students overlooked by our public schools and universities, as well as a major proponent for government reform, including fixing a broken initiative system too often hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations. Dr. Ed Hernandez is running to take this experience, leadership, and vision to the next level by serving the people of California as their Lieutenant Governor.

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August 14th, 2017 | Candidate News

Fiona Ma’s July Jaunts Around CA

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


Fiona Ma

I’m proud to announce that former California State Treasurer Phil Angelides has endorsed me for State Treasurer.

Phil Angelides and FionaIn announcing his support for my campaign, former State Treasurer Phil Angelides said: “I am proud to endorse Fiona Ma’s candidacy to be California’s next State Treasurer. I’ve had a chance to work closely with Fiona for more than a decade and I have witnessed firsthand her intelligence, integrity, strong work ethic, and compassion. Fiona will make an excellent state treasurer, working every day to protect our state’s taxpayers and to wisely invest in our state’s future.

John Meffert Thank YouIt was truly an honor to recognize Captain John Meffert of the Avalon Fire Department and Hoag Hospital Nurse Karen Herold for their heroism when an Orange County couple’s plane crashed on Interstate 405 in June. Captain Meffert and Ms. Herold’s selfless deeds ensured there were no casualties, and the couple is now safe and recovering.

West LA ChamberI was also honored to receive my official membership plaque for 2017 from the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Inspired to be in the company of so many great business and community leaders.

Future Chinese Leaders

Future Chinese Leaders

On J‌uly 2‌9, I visited the Pacific Academy in Irvine to discuss the future of digital currency and its impact on our economy’s future with some of our state’s most brilliant young minds.

Lomo Cold StorageToured the Lomo Cold Storage facility with the Micheli family in Live Oak. Did you know that Sutter County is the largest producer of peaches in California? Peaches are in season and these peaches will be in cans within 8 hours.

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

I had a great time with some truly amazing women entrepreneurs at the Silicon Valley Leadership Breakfast sharing stories about climbing the corporate ladder, work-life balance and ways to help each other to succeed.


In Peace and Friendship,


Fiona Ma, CPA

August 10th, 2017 | Candidate News

A summer boost

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

Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288

We’re sticking to our commitment to campaign differently. That means reaching out and listening to Californians who face our state’s most pressing problems every day.

Their personal stories are the real stories of what’s happening in our communities. People are trying to find their way in this new economy, but our housing supply, educational training, and mental health treatment are not keeping pace and no one is helping them figure it out.

If you believe our campaign is on the right track, give us a summer boost to make sure we can continue to put the stories of real Californians front and center.


Every contribution gets us closer to our goal. Click here if you can make a donation and support our campaign to help Californians get ahead.

Thank you,


Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288 · 1787 Tribute Rd, Suite K, Sacramento, CA 95815, United States
August 10th, 2017 | Candidate News

Not backing down

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


Alex Padilla

As long as Trump and his cronies continue to double-down on voter fraud lies, we must keep resisting.

Since refusing to hand over the personal data of every voter in California to Trump, Judicial Watch — yet another group that perpetuates the myth of massive voter fraud to advance policies that roll back voting rights — is threatening to sue me.

Here’s what you need to know: Judicial Watch’s assertions are baseless. They are using bad math and flawed methodology. And I will not be intimidated by their threats.

This threat represents just the latest in a series of coordinated attacks on the voting rights of American citizens. We must keep resisting.

Sign our petition now to fight against these assaults on our voting rights. Send a message to Trump and Judicial Watch that we see right through their lies and that we will continue to fight to defend our right to vote.

As California’s chief elections official, I take seriously our responsibility to maintain the voter registration lists as required by the National Voter Registration Act. Judicial Watch’s threat of a lawsuit doesn’t intimidate me and shouldn’t intimidate California voters.

I cannot emphasize enough: We must resist these assaults on our right to vote. I won’t back down on protecting Californians’ voting rights.

I believe that our democracy thrives when we encourage eligible citizens to vote and remove unreasonable and unnecessary barriers to the ballot box. Add your name if you agree >>

We must stand together in the face of these assaults on our voting rights. We cannot let their lies and intimidation win. I know that as long as we stand together and resist, we will win.

Thank you,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State







August 9th, 2017 | Candidate News

Got a match?

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

In just the past week, we have traveled from Yolo and Sacramento to Santa Clara, Mono/Inyo,  Nevada, Placer and Los Angeles Counties. Meanwhile, volunteers have begun setting up their own events; tabling at Farmers’ Markets and County Fairs across the state while also making calls to recruit more volunteers.


We have received endorsements from former State Senators, current and past Assemblymembers, numerous County Supervisors, Superintendents, Mayors, City Councilmembers and School Board members as well as hundreds of everyday voters eager to see Delaine Eastin lead our state.

As Delaine said to me the other day, the hardest part is the fundraising. We don’t need the most money, but we do need enough.

I know most of our volunteers and supporters aren’t the millionaires and billionaires funding the other candidates. But will you commit to becoming a monthly, $29.20 or $92.00 donor right now? Click here to donate, and the system will prompt you to donate monthly.

$29.20 works out to just under a dollar a day. (Except in February, I know.) 1,000 $29.20 donors equals just one maximum donor, but it’s enough to help us start each month on solid footing.

The campaign is starting to catch real fire, but we need a bit more kindling. To become a monthly donor click here.

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Thank you,


Jennifer Rindahl
Campaign Manager