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12 Dec
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CA leads again!

 

The national political climate of the past few years has posed a serious challenge to the health of our democracy.

As California’s Secretary of State, I’ve been hard at work, championing changes to our elections that make our elections more secure and more accessible for all eligible voters — because our democracy is strongest when all eligible voters have an opportunity to participate.

And I believe these reforms provide a blueprint for the rest of the nation to follow.

Participation is the bedrock of democracy. That’s been the driving philosophy of my term as Secretary of State.

That is why, in 2015, I called for Automatic Voter Registration. Since its launch in April of this year, more than 700,000 previously eligible, but unregistered Californians were added to the rolls in time for the November election. In 2016, I championed the Voter’s Choice Act, which is increasing participation rates by giving voters more options for where, when, and how they can cast their ballot. These policies, along with Pre-registration of 16- and 17-year olds and conditional Same Day Registration drove record-breaking registration and turnout numbers in last month’s election!

But our work can’t stop there.

Defending and strengthening our democracy is a national battle, and our work in California can serve as a framework for voter empowerment nationwide.

The article below further explains the significance of what we’ve done — and the impact we can have nationally. Please read and share to spread the word.

Thank you for your time and attention to this important message. I know you agree that our democracy is worth fighting for.

Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State

PAID FOR BY ALEX PADILLA FOR SECRETARY OF STATE 2018

Join us today in fighting for protecting voting rights, engaging more citizens to turn out to vote, and increasing transparency by making a contribution to Alex here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 Dec
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The G.O.P. Goes Full Authoritarian

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10 Dec
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Immigrant Resources Conference

You are cordially invited to partake in a one day Immigrant Resources Conference on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019. Here are the details. Please register as soon as possible because space is limited. Feel free to invite other staff, faculty, administrators, and community leaders to register at the following link:

– What: This Conference will showcase California Laws and other resources that help immigrants in education, health, and immigration.

– When: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 (8:00 AM- 3:30 PM).

– Where: Double-Tree Hotel, 2233 Ventura St, Fresno, CA 93721.

– Cost: Free by registration only.

– Target Audience: Staff, Faculty, Administrators and Community Leaders.

– Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.

– Contact: Education and Leadership Foundation
4290 E. Ashlan Ave, Fresno, CA 93726
raulmoreno@education-leadership.org
(559) 291-5428

– Sponsored by the Latino Community Foundation – Central California Latino Giving Circle. 

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09 Dec
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Human Rights Day

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08 Dec
0

Thank you.

Yesterday, our opponent David Valadao officially conceded the race, and we can finally say that we’ve flipped California’s 21st district from red to blue!

TJ Cox for Congress


We did it.

Earlier this week, our opponent David Valadao officially conceded the race, and we can finally say that we’ve flipped California’s 21st district from red to blue!

I’m elated and humbled that the people of this district have put their faith in me to represent them in our nation’s capital. The pundits wrote off our campaign as a longshot, but through all the doubt, we stood strong and held true to our shared values.

This movement is about making health care more affordable for everyone — especially those in the Central Valley who need it most. It’s about finally having a local voice in Congress who will fight to protect the environment and pass meaningful immigration reform. And it’s about making sure we have a representative in Congress who will put the people first — not a party agenda, not the President, and not the special interests.

Not only did we hold true to our values and win — we did so while rejecting all corporate PAC donations and by relying on grassroots support from folks like you.

I can’t tell you how proud I am of this team, our volunteers, and my incredible staff who worked tirelessly to make this victory a reality. I’d also like to thank my wife and kids for being so supportive throughout this hard-fought campaign.

At a time when so much of our political system is defined by gridlock and division, you have proven that when people come together — even in the face of cynicism and doubt — there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. So thank you.

Now, it’s time to deliver: We have so much work to do and I’m thankful to have you by my side as I start this chapter as your representative in Congress.

Talk soon,

TJ Cox
Congressman-Elect, California’s 21st District

 

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07 Dec
0

Final Election Results & The Afterparty this Tuesday

Join Fresno City Councilmember-Elect Nelson Esparza in celebrating the holidays and a landslide victory in 2018. Friends, both new and old alike, are welcome to attend.

Join Fresno City Councilmember-Elect Nelson Esparza in celebrating the holidays and a landslide victory in 2018. Friends, both new and old alike, are welcome to attend:

 

Esparza Holiday Mixer & Thank You Party

Tuesday, December 11th

The Downtown Club

2120 Kern St. Fresno, CA 93721

5 PM – 8 PM

Complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres will be served. Additionally, there will be access to No-host cocktails at The Downtown Club’s bar. 

 

There will also be an opportunity for those who wish to voluntarily contribute to our campaign debt retirement efforts.

 

 

Checks should be made payable to:

Esparza for Fresno City Council 2018

 

FPPC #1396365

Thank you for being part of the community effort to Build Fresno’s Future. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Esparza for Fresno City Council 2018

P.O. Box 17114 

Fresno, CA 93744

 

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07 Dec
0

Calendar Entry-Women’s March 2019

Women’s March Fresno

Sat, January 19th at 10:00

234 E Nees, Between Blackstone and Fresno St.

 

 

 

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