12 Apr


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


For Immediate Release
April 12, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


“A Progressive California” Launches 60 Second TV Commercial “Act Like Democrats,” Across Los Angeles, Announces Partnership with California Nurses Association/ National Nurses United

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, A Progressive California, a Super PAC formed to back progressive candidates for office, announced a new partnership with the California Nurses Association (CNA) and National Nurses United (NNU) in support of California State Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León’s campaign for United States Senate.

The Super PAC also released it’s first television commercial, titled “Act Like Democrats,” a 60 second comparative spot that will air across Los Angeles on cable news this week. To view the ad, click here.

Previously, A Progressive California released a digital video titled, “We Need Kevin.” To watch the video, click here.

The mission of “A Progressive California,” is to help elect Democrats who support a pro-working families, pro-tough environmental protections, pro-Medicare for all, pro-women’s rights, pro-immigrant rights, pro-gun safety laws, pro-equal rights agenda and who will prioritize social and economic justice causes in Washington.

For more information, please visit

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12 Apr

We are growing

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

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

We are now less than two months out from the election, and momentum is building. Delaine’s poll numbers continue to grow, and our volunteer pool has jumped by nearly 50% in just the past three weeks. 

Only a few percentage points now separate the top five candidates. That’s why I just made the call to hire more organizers across the state to help spread the word. Can you donate now to support one of our new organizers?

People are just now starting to pay attention, and they are excited to learn to learn about Delaine, the candidate who cuts to the chase and has real solutions to solve our housing crisis, educate the next generation, and finally provide universal healthcare for all Californians.  

Read the LA Times profile of a day in the life of Delaine on the campaign trail.

I truly believe that we can do this. I also know we don’t need the most money, but we do need enough. Can you chip in another $29.20 today?

Every dime that we raise will go to engaging more people in the campaign and sharing information about Delaine directly with voters. 

If you are connected on ActBlue click below for an instant contribution:

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Or, donate another amount

Thank you for your steadfast support. Together, I know that we truly can build a better California. 

Let’s do this!


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12 Apr

CA Assembly Proposes Dolores Huerta Day

California Assembly Proposes Bill to Designate April 10th as Dolores Huerta Day

Sacramento, CA – On Thursday, April 12, 2018, members of the California State Assembly, Eloise Gomez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) and Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), will be hosting a reception at the State Capitol honoring Dolores Huerta and her lifelong commitment to justice and civil rights. The ceremony comes in light of Dolores Huerta’s recent 88th birthday on April 10 and Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes’s Assembly Bill 2644 proposing to designate April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day.

Dolores will be honored on the assembly floor followed by a few words from Dolores herself and a reception with family, friends, and members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center to commemorate this major feat.

Dolores Huerta Day will not be a state holiday, but instead, a designated day to recognize Dolores and the labor and civil rights movements she dedicates her life to. If the bill passes, schools will be encouraged to teach their students about Dolores Huerta and her life.

“I’m happy to hear that our young learners will have the opportunity to learn more about social justice and civil rights because there is still a lot of work to do by the Dolores Huerta Foundation. We have low-income communities with inequitable representation in local education, and at the same time, they are facing tough anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric, all happening right in front of our faces. We need to continue organizing to empower communities so that they can fight for their representation, voting rights, and an equitable education to change the future for a fair and just society and human rights for all,” comments Dolores Huerta, President & Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

“I believe this is a fitting recognition for someone who has dedicated her life to empowering others,” adds Camila Chavez, Executive Director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.


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12 Apr

Ratings Change in CA-21

*** TJ Cox has been endorsed for CD21 by the CDP ***

Real quick.

I’m sure you heard the news that Paul Ryan is abandoning his post as Speaker of the House.

This is as strong an indicator as any that Republicans are terrified of what’s to come.

Last week, our race outlook was upgraded and added to the list of the most competitive races in the country.

As the only Democrat in California running in a 1:1 matchup with an incumbent Republican — this news only adds to our growing momentum. Right now it’s crucial that we push hard to flip this seat.

Can you rush an urgent donation to build on this momentum?

Chip in here:

You’re the best,


— begin forwarded message —

BREAKING: The Cook Political Report just upgraded TJ Cox’s race outlook in CA-21 from to “Likely Republican” to “Lean Republican.”

Can you chip in $5 or more to TJ Cox to build on this momentum?


This is big for us.

FIRST: TJ Cox entered the race to unseat Trump-ally David Valadao in CA-21
                 THEN: He became the FIRST CA candidate on to the Democrats’ ‘Red-to-Blue’ program
    NOW: The experts at the Cook Political Report lifted his chances to FLIP CA-21!

Here’s why this is a HUGE DEAL, Michael:

California’s House races are critical to our chances at the House majority. TJ Cox is the FIRST and ONLY California Democrat running in a 1:1 matchup with an incumbent Republican — and he’s gaining momentum!

We need to build on this rating change right away to prove that we have the support and resources to flip this seat. Can you chip in a donation right away to help TJ Cox unseat David Valadao?

$10 >> $35 >> $50 >>
$100 >> $250 >> other >>

Thanks for your support,

Team TJ

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12 Apr

Everyone should count

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

The census is about making sure everyone is counted — because every person does count!

It shouldn’t be about scoring political points or excluding people who live within our borders — but right now, President Trump is trying to do just that.

Instead of providing an accurate count of the population, President Trump is trying to win political points by demanding the census ask if respondents are citizens. As a result, he’ll drive down participation, leading to lost resources for our communities and less representation for California in Congress.

I’m standing with fellow Americans and political leaders to tell President Trump not to politicize the census, and I’m hoping you’ll stand with us. Will you add your name?

It’s pretty simple: Our system of government, our representation in Congress, funding for our communities, and much more relies on knowing how many people live in our communities.

The census should be a tool of measurement, not intimidation.

But for our neighbors who fear deportation and the possibility that their families could be torn apart, stating their immigration status on an official government document is a high-risk proposition. And if they refuse to participate, it’s our communities that will lose — especially here in California.

We need to build pressure now to ensure that President Trump can’t politicize the census. Will you add your name to the petition, and join our political leaders and tens of thousands of Americans in speaking out?

Thank you,


Rectangle: Rounded Corners: Add your name →

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11 Apr


*** Ricardo Lara has been endorsed for Insurance Commissioner by the CDP ***


For Immediate Release

April 11, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


California Governor Brown Backs Senator Ricardo Lara’s Statewide Bid

LONG BEACH, CA– Reflecting his increasing momentum, today State Senator Ricardo Lara landed a major endorsement in his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner from California’s widely respected Governor Jerry Brown. The Governor joins the California Democratic Party and nearly all of the state’s organizations who represent working families in backing Senator Lara’s bid.

In announcing his endorsement of Senator Lara’s statewide effort, Governor Jerry Brown released the following statement:

“Ricardo Lara has been a leader in the State Senate. He has fought to expand access to health care and to protect consumers and the environment. I’m glad to endorse him for Insurance Commissioner.”

Recently, Senator Lara released a new gripping digital video highlighting his vision of a California with healthcare for everyone.

To view the video ad, titled “Every Single Californian,” click here.

Recently, State Senator Ricardo Lara’s campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner released a new digital video ad, titled “United Dreamers.” To view Senator Lara’s ad, “United Dreamers” click here.

Previously Senator Ricardo Lara’s released a digital ad, titled “Embolden.” Click to watch.

Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including the following partial list:

Elected & Community Leaders

  • California Governor Jerry Brown
  • United States Senator Kamala Harris
  • U.S. Congresswoman and State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass
  • U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal
  • U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu
  • U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • U.S. Congressman Jimmy Gomez
  • U.S. Congressman Lou Correa
  • U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley
  • U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • U.S. Congresswoman Norma Torres
  • U.S. Congressman Mark Takano
  • U.S. Congresswoman Nanette Barragan
  • U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier
  • U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui
  • U.S. Congresswoman (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
  • California State Attorney General Bill Lockyer (Ret.)
  • California Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Fabian Nunez
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Bill Monning
  • State Senator Henry Stern
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
  • State Senator Bill Dodd
  • State Senator Richard Roth
  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • State Senator Mike McGuire
  • State Senator Anthony Portantino
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
  • State Assembly Member Todd Gloria
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Shirley Weber
  • State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez
  • State Assembly Member David Chiu
  • State Assembly Member Ash Kalra
  • State Assembly Member Monique Limon
  • State Assembly Member Jim Frazier
  • State Assembly Member Kansen Chu
  • State Assembly Member Ed Chau
  • State Assembly Member Chris Holden
  • State Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula
  • State Assembly Member Jim Cooper
  • State Assembly Member Jose Medina
  • State Assembly Member Eloise Reyes
  • State Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman
  • State Assembly Member Phil Ting
  • State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
  • State Assembly Member Rudy Salas
  • State Assembly Member Autumn Burke
  • State Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto
  • San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo
  • San Jose Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco
  • San Jose City Council Member Sylvia Arenas
  • San Jose City Council Member Sergio Jimenez
  • Newhall School Board Member Christy Smith
  • California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman
  • California Democratic Party Chair John Burton (Ret.)
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Democratic Party Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall
  • California Democratic Party Controller Dan Weitzman
  • California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach
  • California Young Democrats’ President Eddie Kirby
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Jessica Hayes
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee
  • Democratic Party of Sacramento County Chair Terry Schanz
  • California Democratic Party Region 4 Director Amy Champ
  • California Democratic Party Region 8 Director Humberto Gomez Jr.
  • California Democratic Party Region 10 Director David Atkins
  • California Democratic Party Region 12 Director Larry Gross
  • California Democratic Party Region 13 Director Carol Robb
  • California Democratic Party Region 14 Director Miguel Martinez
  • California Democratic Party Region 16 Director Sergio Carrillo
  • California Democratic Party Region 18 Director Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik
  • California Democratic Party Region 19 Director Norberto Gonzalez
  • Labor Leader and United Farm Workers Co-Founder, Dolores Huerta

Organizations Representing Working People

  • California Teachers Association
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council
  • State Council of Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers
  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • United Farm Workers of America
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP)
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • AFSCME California PEOPLE
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals
  • California Association of Professional Scientists’ (CAPS)
  • California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council #16
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 9
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)
  • Berkeley Professional Firefighters, Local 1227
  • Federal Firefighters, San Diego, Local #F-3
  • Santa Fe Springs Firefighters, Local #3507
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 16
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 94
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 40
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 36
  • California Faculty Association
  • L.A. Community College Faculty Guild, American Federation of Teachers Local 1521
  • Association of California State Supervisors
  • UDW/AFSCME Local 3930


  • California Democratic Party
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • LGBTQ Victory Fund
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) Action
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • San Diego Progressive Democratic Club
  • West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club
  • Democrats for Israel – Los Angeles (DFI-LA)

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11 Apr

Trump’s latest attack on the Central Valley (Census)

*** TJ Cox has been endorsed for CD21 by the CDP ***

TJ Cox for Congress

Right now, the Trump Administration has a reckless plan to politicize the 2020 Census by adding a question about citizenship status. In communities with large immigrant populations like ours in the Central Valley, this will almost certainly lead to a drastic undercounting as thousands of residents — including those who are documented — would fear completing the census and risk their families being reported to ICE.

At a time when Trump has ramped up aggressive rhetoric against immigrants in our community, launched dangerous deportation raids through ICE, and threatened local businesses — it’s crucial that we fight back against this latest attack.

Sign our petition to tell the administration to take the citizenship question off the census >>

Stop Trump’s attack on the census

Not only does a citizenship question serve to intimidate immigrant communities — lowering response rates could affect everything from political representation in Congress to the amount of federal resources that are allocated to our communities. That could mean fewer federal dollars for health care, schools, and our farming industry.

Regardless of your political persuasion — our community would be one of the worst impacted by this decision, so we’ve got to demand that the question is removed.

Sign our petition to tell the administration to take the citizenship question off the census >>

Thanks for your support,

Team Cox


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