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16 Feb
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SEIU CA and California Nurses Association endorse Kevin!

We’ve got some great news:

Because of his work in the California Senate fighting for Workers rights,  Immigrant Rights,  Medicare For All and a $15 minimum wage, the California Nurses Association and the Services Employees International Union (SEIU) California have both endorsed Kevin for Senate!

This is good news for Californians everywhere looking for a progressive champion to take California values to Washington, DC.

The LA Times agrees, writing that “the endorsement gives de León a burst of momentum in the lead-up to the California Democratic Party’s convention next week.”

Help keep the momentum going by chipping in to our grassroots campaign.

Michael, we’ve got a big financial gap to close in this Senate race, but we want to do it the right way: with thousands of Californians contributing what they can afford in grassroots donations to fuel our scrappy campaign.

Read why the CA Nurses Association and SEIU endorsed Kevin, then chip in whatever you can afford to our campaign.

“At a time when 15 million Californians still have no health coverage, or pay for premiums and still can’t afford to get the medical care they need, Kevin de León demonstrated outstanding political courage and leadership in shepherding passage of SB 562 in the California Senate.”

—Malinda Markowitz, RN, co-president of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United

 “Kevin de León is a leader who speaks up for California values. His leadership on the most pressing challenges facing California stands in stark contrast with the dysfunctional political establishment in Washington, D.C.”

—David Huerta, SEIU California executive board member 

Thanks for standing with Kevin,

Team KDL

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16 Feb
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The Latest Attack On Working Families

TJ Cox for Congress

Fight for the Central Valley. Chip in now and become a 2018 Member of our campaign >>>

The Trump administration released their budget earlier this week – and the proposal is more cruel than we could have ever imagined. He wants $750 billion in cuts to Medicare & Medicaid, $214 billion in cuts to food stamp programs, & $240 billion in cuts to infrastructure spending. All this to pay for the $1.5 TRILLION tax cut Republicans passed last year, most of which goes to the top 1%.

This plan is an attack on American working families.

We need new leaders who will resist Trump’s proposal and fight for Central Valley families. Will you chip in and become a 2018 Member of our campaign today?

These draconian cuts Trump and his Republican friends are proposing go against everything we stand for. They’re reckless.

Trump’s irresponsible proposal doesn’t reflect our priorities here in the Central Valley.It’s just plain wrong.

Our elected officials must stand up and reject Trump’s plan.

Fight for the Central Valley. Chip in now and become a 2018 Member of our campaign >>>

The Trump administration released their budget earlier this week – and the proposal is more cruel than we could have ever imagined. He wants $750 billion in cuts to Medicare & Medicaid, $214 billion in cuts to food stamp programs, & $240 billion in cuts to infrastructure spending. All this to pay for the $1.5 TRILLION tax cut Republicans passed last year, most of which goes to the top 1%.

This plan is an attack on American working families.

We need new leaders who will resist Trump’s proposal and fight for Central Valley families. Will you chip in and become a 2018 Member of our campaign today?

These draconian cuts Trump and his Republican friends are proposing go against everything we stand for. They’re reckless.

Trump’s irresponsible proposal doesn’t reflect our priorities here in the Central Valley. It’s just plain wrong.

Our elected officials must stand up and reject Trump’s plan.

Become a 2018 Member of our campaign so we can elect new leadership. Chip in now >>>

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We can’t have elected leaders who want to take away the vital programs so many Californians depend on every day. That’s not who we are.

Thank you for standing with us in this fight,

TJ

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15 Feb
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Melissa Hurtado Announces Candidacy for State Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Contact: Lisa Gasperoni
Lisa@LGcampaigns.com
(916) 803-0433

Today, healthcare advocate and Sanger City Councilmember Melissa Hurtado announced her campaign for State Senate District 14.

Hurtado, who is currently the only woman serving on the Sanger City Council, has spent her career fighting for greater access to quality healthcare, education and high paying jobs. As a healthcare advocate, Hurtado fought to protect Medicare and Medi-Cal while increasing access to quality healthcare for all Californians.

“I am excited to announce my candidacy for State Senate,” said Hurtado. “On the Sanger City Council, I’ve seen the critical need for true leadership for our region, which is one of the most underserved areas in California. That’s why I’m running for State Senate: to fight for access to quality healthcare and education, stand up for working men and women and create good paying jobs for the Valley.”

Hurtado begins her campaign with several key endorsements, with Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno), Sanger Mayor Frank Gonzalez, Arvin Mayor Jose Gurrola, Wasco Mayor pro Tem Alex Garcia, and Farmersville Councilmember Gregorio Gomez throwing their early support behind Hurtado.

The Primary election for SD 14 will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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15 Feb
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NOFA Workshop Announcement

Interested nonprofit subrecipients and providers are invited to attend the City of Fresno Housing and Community Development Division informational session and technical assistance (TA) workshop on Tuesday, February 20, 20168 for applicants responding to one or more of the 2018 – 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFAs).  As you will see in the attached announcement, this Q and A session and TA workshop will assist eligible subrecipients/providers in the preparation of NOFA Application Parts A and B and answer any process and/or advance programmatic technical questions.

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15 Feb
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A Message from the Bleich Kids – Valentine’s Day

Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288

Valentine’s Day has always been special to our parents. It’s the same week as their half-anniversary (we know how dorky that sounds), so they call this week their “Week of Love” (gross).

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Mom met Dad on her first day of college. The way Dad tells it, it was love at first sight. Our mom says it took a “bit longer” than that. But as time went on, they began dating and the following 37 years are history.

Like any partnership, our parents have supported each other even when times were tough. They spent years eating ramen and canned tuna in a small Boston apartment with a biker gang in the basement. Mom worked to pay the bills while our dad went to law school. And he supported her when she got her MBA. There was even the fateful incident where Dad decided at the last minute to run the Boston Marathon without training for it. Mom helped him up and down stairs for a week.

For our entire lives, whenever someone made a joke about dad running for political office, our mom’s favorite response was “If you run for office, you’ll be doing it with your second wife.” But after the 2016 election, it was Mom who urged Dad to run. They did it for us, and everyone else in our generation. As California faces climate change, rising housing prices, soaring tuition costs, lagging cybersecurity, and a rapidly changing economy, our mom’s point was that good policy wouldn’t be made if good people don’t run.

Mom and Dad have had to sacrifice a lot of “date nights” since the campaign started, so as their kids, we’re asking for this Valentine’s Day, would you consider donating $50 to his campaign so that he can take some time to celebrate the…“week of love?”

Click here to contribute

Thank you for working with Dad to ensure that California will give us the same opportunities that it gave our parents. We’re grateful for your support.

Sincerely,

Jake, Matthew, and Abby

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http://www.jeffbleich.com/

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