09 Feb

Friday’s Political Cartoon

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08 Feb

Volunteer Today!

Want to help Democrats or Democratic candidates in Fresno County? Fill out the form below, and we’ll contact you with available volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for volunteering to help Fresno County Democrats!

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07 Feb

Our historic opportunity

Dear Fellow Democrats,

Through the years we’ve fought together to confront our most pressing issues, defend our values, and expand our California Dream.

As we press onward, I am proud to have the support of organizations like Democracy for America and the California College Democrats. With their help, and with your support during convention this February – we will advance our historic progress not just for those who share our values, but for all Californians.

“De León has been a leader in promoting access to higher education, including championing legislation that increased resident enrollment over 20,000 at UC/CSU schools and provided more financial aid to community college students to pay for housing, transportation, and books. He has fought for immigrant rights, and has been a strong champion for gender equity. He also authored legislation making California the first state in the nation to implement a universal affirmative consent standard to evaluate complaints of sexual violence on college campuses. We need the kind of change Kevin de León can bring to the U.S. Senate.” – Gustavo Barragan, President of California College Democrats

Sign our endorsement form here.

“The simple fact is this: We won’t defeat Trump and his Republican Party with corporate Democrats pushing Republican-lite policies and weak leadership. We win when candidates offer a progressive vision for America and fight to make it happen. Kevin de León has proven he will do both and we can’t wait to see him do it in the U.S. Senate.” – Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America

Sign our endorsement form here.

Let’s build a stronger, more progressive California – I would be honored to have your support for my candidacy for the United States Senate at the CDP Convention in San Diego.  


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07 Feb

It’s your personal information. Take back control!

Dear fellow Democrat,

Every day, big businesses and data brokers collect and sell our personal information without our knowledge or consent. An initiative proposed for the November ballot will give us an unprecedented opportunity to take back control of our own personal information. It’s called The California Consumer Privacy Act.

Under current California law, we do not have the right to find out what information businesses are collecting about us, much less who they are selling that information to.

Additionally, many businesses that collect our personal and private information don’t implement the most basic security measures to keep our data safe, making our identities vulnerable to hackers. That’s why we’ve included strong accountability measures in our initiative when companies breach our data.

The California Consumer Privacy Act will:

  1. Give Californians the right to know what information big businesses are collecting about us & our families;
  2. Give us the power to decide if we want companies to STOP selling our personal information; and;
  3. Hold companies accountable for data breaches and breaking the law.

We need your help. Can we list you as a supporter of the California Consumer Privacy Act?

Together, we can fight against major corporations seeking to profit off our data and take back control of our privacy.

Peace and friendship,

John L. Burton
Former Chair
California Democratic Party

Daraka Larimore-Hall
Vice Chair
California Democratic Party


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07 Feb

Why John Burton Supports Eleni Kounalakis for Lt. Governor

Dear Delegate:

The strength of the Democratic Party relies on activists like you putting your hearts, time, and talent to making sure California continues to lead the nation with a progressive agenda.

Your commitment to progressive values is the key to both our Party and our state’s future, and we need to elect leaders who have the political courage to take on the toughest fights head on and stand up to corporate interests. 

Because there is so much at stake in the upcoming election, I’m fully supporting Eleni Kounalakis for Lieutenant Governor.

I have known Eleni for decades. As a Young Democrat, her first job was with the CDP in 1992, when we helped elect Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to Washington. Eleni has been fighting for progressive causes and supporting Democratic candidates ever since.

Eleni Kounalakis has the integrity and the resolve to lead California into the future.

She has business experience, but she has no ties to Wall Street. Her story is like many immigrant family stories here in America. Her father came to California as a teenager, worked his ass off and started his own business. Feeling the pull from the family, she worked with her father for 18 years – delivering affordable homes and preserving thousands of acres of open land – until President Obama tapped her to be the Ambassador to Hungary in 2010.

As Lieutenant Governor, Eleni will stand up to the Trump Administration to defend California’s values of equality and diversity – and to big corporate interests to stop them from screwing working families.

Eleni has grit and determination, and I am proud to support her for Lieutenant Governor.

I hope you will join me.

Peace and Friendship,

John Burton

Former CA Democratic Party Chair,*

Former State Senator

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