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06 Oct
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Lessons from my mother

TJ Cox for Congress

 

Growing up, my mother wasn’t one for excuses. “Mug Trabajo Ka,” she would tell me in her native Tagalog.

Translation? “Get to work…kiddo.”

That ethic she instilled in me — of hard work and integrity — is a part of the reason I’m running for Congress today. Because from where I’m standing, Congress needs to get to work to fix the issues we face — on trade, water, and immigration. That’s not happening under David Valadao and the special interests guiding his agenda.

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I’m sick and tired of Republican politicians — like David Valadao — who whine that Democrats are the reason they can’t get anything done in Congress. Michael, last I checked, they have control of the House, Senate, and the White House.

We don’t need excuses. We need someone who will actually stand up to Donald Trump and get to work for our communities. That’s what I plan to do in Congress.

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Thanks for your support,

TJ Cox

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06 Oct
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CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman Statement on Kavanaugh Confirmation

Los Angeles – California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement in reaction to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:

The Republican Party has no shame and no soul. Todays vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh is nothing less than an assault on every woman in America. It shows the Republican Party is utterly devoid of humanity and decency. Even formerly respected senators like Susan Collins and Jeff Flake have proved they are just the same disgusting swamp creatures as Mitch McConnell, and collectively they have reduced the Supreme Court to just another outlet for Fox News dystopian agenda.

If Democrats win control of either house of Congress in November, we should begin immediate hearings into Donald Trumps unlawful and destructive behavior as well as Brett Kavanaughs perjury before the US Senate. And the next time Democrats control Congress and the White House one of our highest priorities must be healing a damaged and broken federal judiciary.

The United States Senate has disgraced itself today. Its up to the millions of Americans who are feeling righteous anger including the millions of survivors of sexual violence who have been violated all over again today to rise up and defeat every single Republican who betrayed our Country by voting to confirm this lying predator to the Supreme Court.

 

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06 Oct
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Time for new leadership

Today is a tough day. Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed by the Senate to the Supreme Court. This radical appointment was rushed to confirmation under a cloud of controversy, because Republicans hold power and they’re not afraid to use it.

 

We need to build power ourselves. We need committed, dedicated progressives who will fight the rollback of civil rights and individual liberties in the halls of Washington. We need new leadership.

 

That’s why I’m running for Senate, to give voice to the millions of Californians who are sick and tired of losing when we should be winning. I am running because I believe that being a strong progressive and being effective are not mutually exclusive. I am running for you.

 

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The struggle for equality and justice is never easy. As Republicans chip away at our democratic institutions and preside over an economy that only benefits the wealthy while the cost of living is squeezing the middle class, we need to stand together in solidarity and power. We owe it to each other to fight for the best version of California and this country. And I’m glad we’re doing it together.

In Solidarity,

Kevin

P.S. There is still time to register to vote, make sure your information is up to date!

Kevin De León for Senate (ID# C00658773)

3605 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 426

Long Beach CA 90807 United States

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06 Oct
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Senator Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Senator Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.    –– U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on her vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court:

 

““ When Judge Brett Kavanaugh was first nominated, I said that he represents a direct and fundamental threat to that promise inscribed above the Supreme Court, ‘‘ Equal Justice Under Law. ’’

 

In the weeks since then, the basis for my concern has been confirmed.

 

Senate Republicans used raw power to rush an unfit nominee onto the Supreme Court when the American people have more questions than answers about Judge Kavanaugh ’’ s suitability to serve.

 

When Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with serious and credible allegations of sexual assault, not only was she attacked by Senate Republicans, she was mocked by the President of the United States. The White House then prevented the FBI from investigating critical aspects of the allegations or interviewing key witnesses —— not even permitting the FBI to interview Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford.

 

As a former prosecutor, I have led investigations and I have tried these cases in a courtroom. I have spent countless hours with assault survivors. And when I look at what has occurred over these few days, we have fallen short in fulfilling our constitutional duty to fully evaluate Judge Kavanaugh ’’ s nomination. This process has been a disservice to Dr. Ford. This process was a disservice to survivors everywhere. And this process has been a disservice to the American people.

 

The Judge Kavanaugh the American people saw before the Judiciary Committee does not have the character, the temperament, or the judgment to sit on the highest court in our land. His own partisan, evasive, dishonest, and aggressive testimony demonstrates that we cannot trust him to be a fair and unbiased jurist. He is simply unfit. The Senate should have put partisanship aside and demanded better.

 

Millions of Americans are rightly outraged at this hasty and unjust process, which threatens to cloud the legitimacy of the Supreme Court of the United States. And they are rightly fearful that Justice Kavanaugh will undermine Roe v. Wade, roll back access to affordable healthcare, and side with powerful and partisan interests over the most vulnerable.

 

It is now up to each of us to continue to fight for justice and equality and hold our government accountable. ””

 

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Matt Rogers

Central Valley District Director

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris

2500 Tulare St., Ste. 5290

Fresno, CA 93721

559.497.5109    (Office)

559.320.6200    (Cell)

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06 Oct
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Absentee Ballots Are Coming!

Dear Neighbor and Supporter:

 

Thanks to the support of many of our neighbors and you our campaign to improve District 3 with vibrant, safe, and thriving neighborhoods was successful in the June    primary.

Since then, we have continued    to talk to voters and launch our general election efforts. We’ve also gained key endorsements like The Fresno Bee and the Central Labor Council, which represents thousands of working people in our city.

With just a few weeks until the November 6th general election, we will continue to visit all of our district’s diverse neighborhoods encouraging everyone to vote and listening to your ideas about how to improve our neighborhoods. If we haven’t knocked on your door yet, we will soon!

 

If you are registered as a Permanent Absentee Voter, remember that ballots begin to arrive Wednesday, October 10th.

 

As always, don’t hesitate to call me on my personal cell at (559) 906-1443 or email us at    miguel.arias4council@gmail.com , if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Miguel Arias

 

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04 Oct
0

“This is a monumentally easy call”

This week, the LA Times endorsed Xavier.

 

This wasn’t your average endorsement either — this was a resounding stamp of approval for Xavier’s record, his leadership, and his courage to stand up for the rights of Californians. In the words of the LA Times Editorial Board:

 

“This is a monumentally easy call. Becerra has set a good direction, and voters would be wise to give him a full four-year term.”

Keep up the momentum in the final month before Election Day. Contribute $5 now to help Xavier keep up the fight.

The LA Times praised Xavier for his work to protect our state and values “from a series of onslaughts by the Trump administration.”

 

That includes fighting a new Trump administration lawsuit that could destroy the free and open internet by attacking California’s new net neutrality law. It includes suing the EPA to defend California’s clean car stands. It includes defending the Affordable Care Act in court.

 

In all, Xavier has filed 44 lawsuits to stop the worst of the Trump administration’s policies. Meanwhile, our GOP opponent is running on a platform of “standing down in the state’s defense against the Trump administration.”

Contribute $5 now to make sure Xavier wins in November and can keep taking on President Trump.

We’ve got just over 30 days left in this election and Xavier is counting on your support.

 

Thank you,

Xavier

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04 Oct
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Fresno Democrats Update Endorsements

FRESNO—The Fresno County Democratic Party has voted to change its recommendation in the election for Fresno County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector to “No Endorsement.”

The local Democratic Party also made an endorsement on two of the City of Fresno ballot measures:

  • Vote “yes” on Measure A.
  • Vote “yes” on Measure O.

The committee previously had announced its support of Measure P.

The Fresno County Democratic Party can be reached at 559-495-0606 or fresnocountydemocrats@yahoo.com.

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