17 Jul

Did you hear the news?

*** No candidate for Lt. Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***

SB 17 is working!

Drugmakers across the globe are backing down because of our landmark law to ensure more transparency and accountability from drug corporations. This week, many of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world announced they are canceling plans that would have increased the price of life-saving medication.

Click here to read about SB 17’s success in Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times.

This is a huge victory, but it’s only the beginning.

As your Lieutenant Governor, I will continue to lead the fight to make healthcare more affordable and accessible, crack down on big pharmaceutical companies for skyrocketing prescription drug costs, and prioritize California’s working families over corporate interests.

Will you chip in $10, $50, $100 or more today to join me in standing up to Big Pharma so I can build on this progress as California’s next Lieutenant Governor?

With your support we will move one step closer to our dream of guaranteed affordable and accessible healthcare for all Californians.

Thank you for standing with me,
Dr. Ed


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17 Jul

Trump’s Shameful Performance

*** Alex Padilla has been endorsed for Secretary of State by the CDP ***

Democratic Association of Secretaries of State 

President Trump’s press conference today with Vladimir Putin was as disgraceful as it is dangerous.

Trump’s shameful performance today only serves to undermine election officials who are working to secure our free and fair elections from further attacks from Russia.

I am appalled that President Trump would side with Vladimir Putin over our national security and intelligence community. He has completely failed in his obligation to defend and protect American democracy.

If you’re as outraged as I am, then add your name here and denounce Trump for siding with Putin and failing to defend and protect American democracy.

Next, please share this message with family, friends, and colleagues so they too can join our efforts.

We must stand together and denounce Trump for his shameful stance.

Thank you in advance for your action,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State and
Chair, Democratic Association of Secretaries of State


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17 Jul

Kavanaugh’s Anti Voting Rights Record

Democratic Association of Secretaries of State

This week, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court has dominated the headlines — and rightly so. Kavanaugh would be a disaster for voting rights in America.

And DASS supporters like you have stepped up again to help our efforts to protect voting rights before the midterms. Today, we need your help to keep delivering our message across the country. Take a look at the top stories from this week and share with your friends.

Washington Post: Analysis: Civil rights organizations are worried about Brett Kavanaugh’s potential impact on racial issues

Mother Jones: Kavanaugh’s record doesn’t bode well for voting rights

Center for American Progress: Increasing voter participation in America

Brennan Center for Justice: Census Bureau ordered to turn over key info in citizenship question fight

HELP PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS: Become a 2018 Founding Member of our Protect The Vote Project and help us fight back against GOP voter suppression!

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17 Jul

CA Dems Endorse Our Campaign for U.S. Senate

*** No candidate for U.S. Senate has been endorsed by the CDP ***

I have some amazing news to share:

We made history in Oakland last night when the California Democratic Party officially endorsed our campaign for U.S. Senate.

Earning the endorsement of so many leaders and activists from the California Democratic Party isn’t just an honor and a privilege; today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.

This endorsement is a tremendous boost to our campaign’s momentum — please chip in $27 right now to keep it going.

Securing 65% of the vote as compared to the 7% cast for my challenger, Senator Dianne Feinstein, provides a clear picture — we have presented Californians with the first real alternative to the worn-out Washington playbook in a quarter century, and they are ready for real change.

I have never been more committed to building a future for our state that works for everyone.

It’s time for a new generation of leadership who will roll up their sleeves and fight to advance a bold agenda; one that forges a path forward, not just for Californians, but for our nation.

As the California Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate, I renew my call for a debate; I welcome the opportunity to discuss the future of our great state in an open dialogue before November 6th.

Help us spread the word about this endorsement and our progressive mission — please contribute $27 right now.

Now we move forward together.

We share in our vision to take back our future — not just from Washington Republicans but from the entire Washington status quo.

To all members of the California Democratic Party, this is your victory.

I look forward to the debates ahead, and to taking our California values to Washington, D.C.

Yours in gratitude,


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17 Jul

Highest turnout in 20 years

*** Alex Padilla has been endorsed for Secretary of State by the CDP ***

Last Friday, we certified the results of the June 5th Statewide Primary and here’s what we found: voter turnout is on the rise!

California saw the highest turnout for a gubernatorial primary in 20 years, with more than 7.1 million Californians casting their ballots. Compare that to 4.4 million ballots cast in the last gubernatorial primary just four years ago. That’s an increase of more than 2.6 million ballots cast!

And it’s no coincidence. California is leading the way by making voting more accessible and convenient with in-person early voting, online voter registration, automatic voter registration, same day registration, expanded vote-by-mail, and, in the Voters Choice Act counties, the flexibility to vote at any vote center in the county over the course of 11 days.

But with the future of voting rights, labor rights, health care, civil rights, environmental protections, immigration reform and more in the balance this November, it’s critical that we carry this momentum into the general election.

Now is the time for us to speak out and make sure every Californian has their voice heard in our democracy — click here to make sure you’re registered to vote, and share this with your friends, family, and neighbors who might not be registered.

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Thank you for taking action to strengthen our democracy,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State

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16 Jul

Melissa Hurtado Launches Districtwide Outreach Tour

*** Melissa Hurtado has been endorsed for SD-14 by the CDP ***


July 12, 2018

Contact: Michelle Henry
(925) 389-7253


Melissa Hurtado for State Senate Launches Districtwide
Outreach Tour
Tour to reach 21 cities in Senate District 14

Melissa Hurtado for State Senate kicked off a 21-city tour in Senate District 14, the campaign announced today.

“In launching this outreach tour, I plan to build on the work I’ve been doing in our community. I will visit every town and city, holding meet and greets, walking precincts, talking with farmers, small business owners, educators, and health professionals, and meeting with law enforcement for ride-alongs.  My goal is to learn more about the top concerns in Senate District 14 and what the voters here need most from Sacramento,” said Melissa Hurtado. “I’m working to build partnerships with everyone I can so that I’m the best advocate for this Valley in the State Senate.”

Hurtado plans to spend time in 21 cities and has already been at work in the communities of Hanford, Porterville, Reedley and Farmersville.  Updates from her tour are posted on Facebook at

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Melissa Hurtado is a healthcare advocate and Sanger City Councilmember. The daughter of immigrant parents and the first in her family to graduate from college, Melissa is running for State Senate District 14 to advocate for all our families for access to healthcare, quality schools, good paying jobs and the opportunity for a better life.


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16 Jul

Senator Barbara Boxer Endorses Our Campaign!

*** No candidate for Lt. Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***

I am so excited and honored to announce that Senator Barbara Boxer has endorsed our campaign for a better, stronger California!

Senator Boxer has been a bold and fearless leader and a champion for our environment, affordable healthcare, and women and families. She has never wavered from taking on the toughest fights head-on.

My first job after business school was working for the California Democratic Party in 1992, when we turned California blue and elected both Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to the U.S. Senate. These women are history makers, and it means so much to me to have both of these incredible leaders behind this campaign.

Heading into the summer, we are continuing to build incredible momentum behind this campaign. From women’s groups, to organizations fighting for equality, to teachers, our County Captains, and courageous leaders throughout this great state, this growing, powerful coalition is going to help propel us to victory on Election Day in November.

And yet, the foundation of this campaign is all of you who continue to support us and spread the word about our message and work engaging voters in all 58 counties. Thank you!






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