22 May

We haven’t heard your thoughts on Trump’s tariffs?

*** TJ Cox has been endorsed for CD-21 by the CDP ***

TJ Cox for Congress

Do you support President Trump’s trade tariffs?

YES >> NO >>


Throughout the Central Valley, farmers and business owners are growing concerned about the possible trade war being caused by Trump. TJ Cox works in the almond business and believes Trump’s trade tariffs do nothing but threaten local businesses, good-paying jobs, and economic growth in the Central Valley.

Even with our local economy at risk, David Valadao REFUSES to ask Trump the tough questions to prevent a trade war.

We still need to hear from 2,120 Democrats. Can you take our one-minute survey and tell us where you stand on Trump’s trade tariffs?


Do you support President Trump’s trade tariffs?

YES >> NO >>

Thanks for sharing your input,


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21 May

My opponent’s claim

*** No candidate for Attorney General has been endorsed by the CDP ***

One of my Republican opponents claims to be leading in the polls. This is my same Republican opponent who says he’s running “to take this state in a different direction.”

Right now California leans forward.

We’re leaning forward to advance clean air and drinking water, to make sure everyone possible can afford a doctor, to right wrongs in our criminal justice system, to stop sex trafficking, gangs and gun violence, to end financial fraud against students, seniors and workers who use their hands to help build California.

Moving “in a different direction” would put all of this at risk.

California is the economic engine of our country. This didn’t happen overnight. It took people like you and me standing together — standing up to defend our rights and to advance fairness and opportunity.

Will you chip in $5 to help me keep California forward-leaning?

We’ve had at least 18 legal victories in federal court to protect our values.

With your help, I’m ready to continue the fight for our families — for their safety and the important principle of our nation that everyone who works hard deserves a chance to get ahead.

But with my Republican opponent claiming he’s leading in the polls, we cannot take anything for granted.

Can you give $5 or more today?

Together, I know we can keep moving forward!


Thank You,


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21 May

“Yuck” is right…

*** TJ Cox has been endorsed for CD-21 by the CDP ***

TJ Cox for Congress


That was the message I received from my daughter after I texted her a picture of Fresno’s air quality.

If you’re in Fresno, you probably agree: Yuck is right.

If you’re not, take it from the American Lung Association which reports that four out of the ten most polluted cities in the ENTIRE COUNTRY are right here in the Central Valley.

That’s why it’s so disappointing that David Valadao has been absent on this issue, but still managed to take $205,000 from the oil and gas industry while doing nothing to hold Trump accountable for his anti-environmental agenda.

In Congress, I’ll fight to clean the Central Valley’s air, and I’ll stand up to Trump and the fossil fuel industry. But that means I’m depending on grassroots support from folks like you to fuel this campaign. Can you chip in a donation of $5 or more to my race?

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We’re at crisis levels, and while I applaud our local agencies, activists, and businesses who are working together to reduce air pollution in the Central Valley, it’s clear that we don’t have an ally in David Valadao.

Chip in $5 or more to help me defeat Valadao and push back against Trump’s attacks on our environment >>

Thanks for all you do,

TJ Cox


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21 May

CDP Weekly Update

CDP Weekly Update – 5/19/2018

It’s been another productive week for the CDP. See below for a recap of this week’s activities. 

Trump’s Comments About ‘Animals’ Were Unthinkable

Trump’s latest assault on basic human decency was to call immigrants ‘animals.’ We’ve released a video response – take a look below, and please share it on Facebook:

Upcoming Deadline – Eric Bradley Deep Blue Grant Applications Due May 31, 2018

Eric Bradley served as CDP Controller, and as a mentor to countless Young Democrats through his decades of service to the CDP.

To honor his memory after his untimely death, the CDP established the Eric Bradley Deep Blue Grant to support Young Democrats and efforts to organize Young Voters. CDP Controller Dan Weitzman recently talked about Eric Bradley, and what we can accomplish by investing in Young Dems and young voters. Check out the video:

Click here to submit an application

Get Out The Black Vote Rally at the Capitol

CDP Operations Director Tina McKinnor will be headlining the ‘Get Out The Black Vote Rally’ tomorrow, Sunday May 20, on the South Steps of the Capitol.  

The event is being organized by the Sacramento NAACP and MAAC UNITE. This will be a great event – if you’re in the Capitol region, this will be a wonderful opportunity to show our support for Black Voters.

Another Damn Shooting

Thoughts and Prayers didn’t work after Columbine. Or Sandy Hook. Or San Bernardino. Or Isla Vista. Or Las Vegas. Or Pulse Night Club. Or Charleston. Or Parkland. Or San Antonio.

Thoughts and prayers won’t bring back Stephon Clark. Or Philando Castile. Or Trayvon Martin.

Thoughts and prayers won’t bring back the tens of thousands of women who’ve been killed because their abusive partner –  many of whom were known to law enforcement for being abusive – had ready access to a gun.

Thoughts and prayers won’t bring back the tens of thousands of men and women who put a gun to their own head and pulled the trigger because we don’t provide even the barest minimum of support to people struggling with depression, Post Traumatic Stress, and mental illness.

We are not helpless to fix this problem. This doesn’t have to be our way of life. We shouldn’t have to explain to little babies what ‘sheltering in place’ means or why they need to know how to take cover in closets or under their desks.

There is a way to prevent this. We don’t have to be the only nation where this happens regularly.

We must break the NRA’s stranglehold on Congress. As Democrats, we have multiple opportunities to defeat NRA stooges from our own state, and we must redouble our efforts to capture these seats.

And as Americans, we mourn our young brothers and sisters who were killed in Texas yesterday, just as we mourn all of the innocent lives that have been lost to gun violence in our country.

Instead of our usual ‘x number of days until the election,’ we’ll sign-off this week with (still our) President Obama’s beautiful and deeply moving tribute to an earlier group of victims of gun violence:

–CDP Update


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21 May

This Is Critical

*** Alex Padilla has been endorsed for Secretary of State by the CDP ***

Democratic Association of Secretaries of State

I wanted to follow up on my email from this past week. We’re so close to reaching our goal for our strategic campaign plan to fight back against Republican voter suppression and make critical investments in battleground states to help Democrats win.

We only need another $1,203 in the door before midnight to close the gap. Can I count on you to chip in $5 or more and help us fight against voter suppression?

Your donation right now is critical to our campaign to stop voter suppression efforts across the country. Secretaries of State are our first line of defense and it’s critical that we protect the vote ahead of the midterm elections.

Click here to pitch in $5 or more to stop GOP voter suppression schemes. We rely on the support from friends like you, so anything you give will be a huge help.


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


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21 May

Help us combat food insecurity in Fresno!

Dear Friend,

Food insecurity is a huge issue in the City of Fresno and we must work together to combat it. No children in our city should go without a nutritious meal this summer, which is why I AM ON BOARD!

Last year, Fresno EOC, Sanctuary & Youth Services, along with volunteers, piloted a mobile meal delivery system to take USDA-funded meals to children who couldn’t access food.  Having a mobile bus would allow them to operate and serve ~20,000 meals a summer to children in need ages 1-18. (See below the short video)

Together with your support, Fresno EOC Food Services and Sanctuary programs will use the Food Express to deliver meals, personal hygiene products, books, and other resources to the children living in both the food and book desert in our own backyard.

Fresno children need OUR help! Please consider donating to this great cause. Are you ON BOARD?




Food Express Bus! from Itzi Robles on Vimeo.

Contact our office with any questions at (559) 621-7816 or at 

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21 May

Your Official Democratic Candidates


We’re just a few weeks away from the June 5, 2018 Primary Election!

To help you cast your vote, the California Democratic Party has put together an online slate card for the candidates who share our values and have earned our endorsement. Simply click here, or go to the CDP website — — and fill in your mailing address.

California Democrats are blessed with a tremendous set of candidates who exemplify our progressive values — from a former social worker to a lifelong fiscal watchdog, from a nationally renowned advocate for voting rights to a champion for universal healthcare, our candidates are leading the charge for progress and opportunity.

The June primary is our chance to show the strength of our Resistance and build our Big Blue Wave — but only if Democrats turn out in big numbers.

Check out our endorsed candidates, share our candidate card on social media, and get ready for the Big Blue Wave!

Democratically Yours,

Sandra Lowe, Senior Strategist
California Democratic Party


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