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07 Mar
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My Dear Democrat Party Supporter


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


Hello my Democrat Party Supporter,

As many of you know, I am running for Fresno City Council, District 3, which encompasses West Fresno, Chinatown, Downtown, south Tower District, the Clinton/Brawley area, and the industrial complex at Central & Highway 99. I am requesting your assistance to make my next level of service a reality.

First, please visit my website www.electdarenmiller.org to keep up with the campaign and register to receive our periodic newsletters. Secondly, send your campaign donation to:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WA2TZQPYTK27U

Thank you in advance for your continued support.



***The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed a candidate in this race***

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07 Mar
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UNAC/UHCP ENDORSES RICARDO LARA FOR CA INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 6, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

UNAC/UHCP ENDORSES RICARDO LARA FOR CA INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals Join Expansive Coalition Supporting Senator Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA — Keeping up his torrid pace of locking down back-to-back endorsements, today State Senator Ricardo Lara, who is the officially endorsed candidate of the California Democratic Party, received the sought-after support of the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals in his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner. Just yesterday Senator Lara was backed by the United Farm Workers of America.

In making public their backing of Senator Lara’s statewide effort, Charmaine Morales, RN and Executive Vice President of United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP), stated:

“Senator Ricardo Lara has long been a strong voice for nurses and health care professionals. That’s why the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals is extremely proud to endorse his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner. He’s fought hard for healthcare for all and every Californian. We know he’ll do the same as our next State Insurance Commissioner. UNAC/UHCP is with Ricardo Lara 100%.”

Just days ago Senator Lara released a new gripping digital video highlighting his vision of a California with healthcare for everyone.

To view the video ad, titled “Every Single Californian,” click here.

Recently, State Senator Ricardo Lara’s campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner released a new digital video ad, titled “United Dreamers.” To view Senator Lara’s ad, “United Dreamers” click here.

Previously Senator Ricardo Lara’s released a digital ad, titled “Embolden.” Click to watch:

Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including the following partial list:

Elected & Community Leaders

  • United States Senator Kamala Harris
  • U.S. Congresswoman and State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass
  • U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal
  • U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu
  • U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • U.S. Congressman Jimmy Gomez
  • U.S. Congressman Lou Correa
  • U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley
  • U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • U.S. Congresswoman Norma Torres
  • U.S. Congressman Mark Takano
  • U.S. Congresswoman (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
  • California State Attorney General Bill Lockyer (Ret.)
  • California Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Fabian Nunez
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Bill Monning
  • State Senator Henry Stern
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
  • State Senator Bill Dodd
  • State Senator Richard Roth
  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • State Senator Mike McGuire
  • State Senator Anthony Portantino
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
  • State Assembly Member Todd Gloria
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Shirley Weber
  • State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez
  • State Assembly Member David Chiu
  • State Assembly Member Ash Kalra
  • State Assembly Member Monique Limon
  • State Assembly Member Jim Frazier
  • State Assembly Member Kansen Chu
  • State Assembly Member Ed Chau
  • State Assembly Member Chris Holden
  • State Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula
  • State Assembly Member Jim Cooper
  • State Assembly Member Jose Medina
  • State Assembly Member Eloise Reyes
  • State Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman
  • State Assembly Member Phil Ting
  • State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
  • State Assembly Member Rudy Salas
  • State Assembly Member Autumn Burke
  • State Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto
  • San Jose Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco
  • San Jose City Council Member Sylvia Arenas
  • San Jose City Council Member Sergio Jimenez
  • Newhall School Board Member Christy Smith
  • California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman
  • California Democratic Party Chair John Burton (Ret.)
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Democratic Party Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall
  • California Democratic Party Controller Dan Weitzman
  • California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach
  • California Young Democrats’ President Eddie Kirby
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Jessica Hayes
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee
  • Democratic Party of Sacramento County Chair Terry Schanz
  • California Democratic Party Region 4 Director Amy Champ
  • California Democratic Party Region 8 Director Humberto Gomez Jr.
  • California Democratic Party Region 10 Director David Atkins
  • California Democratic Party Region 12 Director Larry Gross
  • California Democratic Party Region 13 Director Carol Robb
  • California Democratic Party Region 14 Director Miguel Martinez
  • California Democratic Party Region 16 Director Sergio Carrillo
  • California Democratic Party Region 18 Director Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik
  • California Democratic Party Region 19 Director Norberto Gonzalez
  • Labor Leader and United Farm Workers Co-Founder, Dolores Huerta

Organizations Representing Working People

  • California Teachers Association
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council
  • State Council of Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers
  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • United Farm Workers of America
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP)
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals
  • California Association of Professional Scientists’ (CAPS)
  • California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council #16
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 9
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 16
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 94
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 40
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 36
  • California Faculty Association
  • L.A. Community College Faculty Guild, American Federation of Teachers Local 1521
  • Association of California State Supervisors

Organizations 

  • California Democratic Party
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • HONOR PAC
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club
  • Democrats for Israel – Los Angeles (DFI-LA)
  • San Francisco Young Democrats
  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats
  • Fresno County Young Democrats
  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats
  • Long Beach Young Democrats
  • Southeast LA Democratic Club
  • Humbert Humphrey Democratic Club
  • YES WE CAN Democratic Club of Long Beach
  • Burbank Democratic Club
  • Tri-Counties Democratic Club
  • Miracle Mile Democratic Club

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.

 

 

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07 Mar
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HERNANDEZ BACKED BY LA CITY LEADER IN STATEWIDE BID


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


MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 6, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

HERNANDEZ BACKED BY LA CITY LEADER IN STATEWIDE BID

LA City Controller Ron Galperin is Latest to Endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA- Continuing to build up his roster of support among some of Los Angeles’ most widely respected leaders in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez was endorsed by LA City Controller Ron Galperin

In a statement released following the announcement, Galperin declared:

“I am proud to support Sen. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor. Ed has been an effective, compassionate advocate for his district and I know he will bring that same level of dedication statewide. Like me, Ed shares a commitment to a government that works for all in a state that represents the very best of our nation. As Lieutenant Governor, Ed will fight for our environment, making higher education more accessible and affordable and for our working families.”

Last week, Senator Hernandez was the top vote getter among delegates at the California Democratic Party convention. With 1,157 votes cast in his favor at the California Democratic Party convention, Senator Hernandez received more delegate votes than any candidate running for Governor of California, where the top vote getter earned 1,087 votes, as well as more votes than California’s incumbent U.S. Senator, who received 1,023. Senator Hernandez triumphed at convention despite not surpassing the high 60% vote threshold required to win the endorsement.

Recently, State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez rolled out a new digital video ad, titled “Proven Progressive,” in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor. The ad highlights some of the Senator’s high-powered endorsements, including from the California Nurses Association and the California Teachers Association, along with his 100% legislative voting scorecard from organizations like the California Labor Federation* and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Advocates*.

To view Senator Hernandez’ video ad, “Proven Progressive,” click here.

Significantly, recently California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ groundbreaking drug transparency bill, SB-17, into law.  Senator Hernandez’ latest digital video ad, titled, “Life or Death,” features a moving testimonial from Kendall Renee, who is allergic to more than 95% of foods and carries at least four EpiPens with her at all times. Renee highlights Senator Hernandez’ efforts to combat skyrocketing drug costs in the ad.

View Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot.

To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here.

View Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,“.

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.

For more information, please visit www.edhernandez4ca.com.

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07 Mar
0

The petition is live!

It’s no secret: the San Joaquin Valley has some of the dirtiest air in the nation. Some days, it’s unsafe to be outside because the air is just too unhealthy to breathe.

Instead of adopting a plan to improve our air quality, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and California Air Resources Board are seeking more delays on an already-overdue plan to clean up pollution in the region.

We deserve better and we can change this! Tell the Valley Air District and state Air Resources Board to stop dragging their feet and adopt a strong plan to reduce pollution in our communities.

The San Joaquin Valley recently experienced one of the worst air pollution events in decades, with fine particulate matter pollution (PM2.5) reaching dangerous levels. These extremely small air particles and droplets create hazy views and when inhaled can lodge deep in our lungs and even enter our bloodstream – constricting or blocking blood flow to the heart and brain.

We can’t wait any longer for cleaner air.

Speak up now! Sign our petition and urge the Valley Air District and the State Air Board to take significant action to clean up our air without further delay.

Thank you for taking action for clean air in our Valley,

Sincerely,

Genevieve Gale

Policy Associate, Central Valley Air Quality (CVAQ) Coalition

San Joaquin Valley Representative, Coalition for Clean Air

 

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07 Mar
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California Democratic Party Convention Recap

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06 Mar
0

2018 Inaugural Regional Midyear Planning Conference

BAPAC-Fresno would like to invite all  Educators, Students, Political Figures and African American Organizations to attend this year’s Midyear Conference. There will be a variety of workshops and forums that focus on topics that are affecting our communities politically and socially.

We honorably request your ‘Sponsorship’. Your contribution will greatly help with student participation & program cost.

BAPAC Midyear Sponsorship Flyer 2018_0

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06 Mar
0

HUGE Update!


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


TJ Cox for Congress

After much deliberation, and with the encouragement of family, friends, and supporters here in the Central Valley, I’m proud to announce that I’m taking my campaign for Congress to California’s 21st Congressional District.

Believe me, this wasn’t an easy decision. But to my supporters and the new friends I’ve made throughout this campaign, I want you to know that I’ve always been committed to giving this community the representation we need.

The Central Valley is my home. I know every inch of its landscape — the towns, farms, and fields. I’ve spent the last 7 years here investing in projects like community healthcare clinics, job-training, and starting educational facilities. My teams and I were working in these neighborhoods where Wall St. wouldn’t come close, and this work continues.

I’m ready to keep serving this community, and I believe it’s time we had representation in Congress that understands our needs here at home. I can’t do this alone, and I need you to with me in this fight. Can you sign on to reaffirm your support for our campaign?

Join the campaign

Let me be very clear: My decision to move our campaign back to this district is about the thousands of Californians in the Central Valley — from Tranquillity to Arvin — who stand to lose access to health care under the status quo. It’s about the hard-working immigrants who would be torn from their homes and families if this administration gets its way. And it’s about all of us who face a deteriorating social-safety net with the callous cuts to Medicare and Social Security that special interests in Washington keep pushing.

That’s where we’re headed under Donald Trump and his “yes-man” and my opponent — David Valadao.

Right now, a Democrat is well positioned to defeat Jeff Denham in CA-10. But in CA-21 — where I have deep roots — I refuse to let David Valadao off without a fight for betraying our community by voting with Trump 98.5% of the time in Congress. He’s out for the special interests, and we’ve had enough. That’s why I’m in this fight.

I know we can win the 21st. And with your support, we have a chance to make history in the Central Valley by flipping a seat that will be instrumental in winning back the U.S. House.

Stick with me. This journey isn’t over, we’ve only just begun. Sign on to support my campaign to unseat David Valadao and flip California’s 21st district >>

Thank you,

TJ Cox

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