07 Mar

Get your tickets today for our ‘We The People’ Annual Fundraiser, scheduled April 19

logoGet your tickets for the Fresno County Democratic Party’s Annual Fundraiser Dinner Dance, scheduled 5:30-11 p.m. Friday, April 19, at International Catering, 4227 N. West Ave., in Fresno.

Meet your elected officials at the dinner, and help the Fresno County Democratic Party honor several  community leaders and volunteers, including:

  • Dee Barnes
  • Humberto Gomez
  • Marina Magdaleno
  • Howard Watkins

Tickets are $75 each, and event sponsorships are available. Proceeds go to help the Fresno County Democratic Party accomplish its mission.

Purchase your tickets online today through ActBlue. For more information contact Fresno County Democratic Headquarters at (559) 495-0606, or via e-mail at

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07 Mar

FCDCC approves resolution: Fracking Resolution in lieu of a moratorium

At its March 6 General Meeting, the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee approved the following resolution:

Fracking Resolution in lieu of a moratorium:

WHEREAS the California state regulatory agency of oil and gas drilling, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), has been too close to the oil and gas industry for decades and their regulatory process is outdated, not transparent to the public, and even allowed fracking to occur without permits or any other form of specific approval for over 50 years; and

WHEREAS the first-ever draft fracking regulations for California were released by DOGGR this past December and they were universally criticized by the environmental community as not going far enough, for allowing the industry to keep the chemicals they use secret, for not providing notice of fracking to neighbors, and for not revealing where they get their water from, among other problems. Therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee (FCDCC) asks the California State Legislature to pass legislation (there are at least seven bills on the subject that have been introduced this session) and asks Jerry Brown to sign them, so that our state regulatory agency, DOGGR, ceases to rubber-stamp drilling permits, requires a permit for all forms of oil drilling, including fracking, is more transparent and public-oriented, requires adequate bonding levels for the industry, and assures the wastewater generated by the industry is properly disposed of, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the FCDCC will notify all state legislators representing Fresno County in order to engage with them, and their staff, to promote this legislative agenda.

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