09 Apr

Trump is the Fraud

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

During an event in Virginia yesterday, Trump said,

“In many places, like California, the same person votes many times. You probably heard about that. They always like to say ‘oh that’s a conspiracy theory.’ Not a conspiracy theory, folks. Millions and millions of people.”

Not true.

The real fraud is the occupant of the Oval Office.

Trump continues to spew his same old lies about “millions of illegal voters” in California.

Trump’s dishonesty and baseless rants about “widespread” voter fraud dishonor local elections officials and the thousands of volunteers who work hard and give of their time to administer our elections with integrity.

I spoke with CBS LA to counter Trump’s allegations of widespread voter fraud and point out how they undermine confidence in our elections. Watch the segment here.

We can not and will not let Trump’s lies go unanswered. And we will not let Trump’s attacks slow down our mission to secure our elections and defend our democracy.

Please support my ongoing efforts to resist Trump’s attacks and improve elections in California by making a $20 contribution today.  Together we can protect California from Trump’s efforts to erode our democracy. 

Thank you,

Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State

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09 Apr

UPDATE: Big endorsement!

*** TJ Cox has been endorsed for CD-21 by the CDP ***

TJ Cox for Congress

Big news.

I am so happy to announce that we’ve received the endorsement of End Citizens United — the national grassroots organization working to reform our broken campaign finance system.

Just like you, I’m frustrated and disgusted by the big money interests that have taken over our political system. These interests spent a billion dollars electing Donald Trump. What did they get in return? A trillion-and-a-half-dollar tax cut. That’s a 150,000 percent return on their money! It’s outrageous. Now the GOP wants to “pay” for their tax cuts by slashing Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and all of our social safety nets.

It’s not enough to commit to reforming the system — we must lead by example right now. That’s why I’ve pledged to reject all corporate PAC money to this campaign.

Can you chip in a donation to help me prove that our grassroots network has what it takes to take on the special interests in Washington?

Endorsed by ECU!

I’m running to be your voice in Washington so we can fight for the things we care about and need — from affordable health care access to improving the education system and bringing good paying jobs to our local economy. 

I’m depending on small-dollar, grassroots donations to get there. Please help me run a strong, local campaign that’s fueled by the grassroots, Michael.

Chip in a donation to help us build on this endorsement by donating $10, $20, or $50 today >>

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Thanks for your support,

TJ Cox


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06 Apr

Trump v CA: NYT Spotlights Our Fight for Our Values

*** No candidate for Attorney General has been endorsed by the CDP ***

As the Trump Administration continues to attack California’s values, I’ve stood ready to defend fairness and opportunity. Today, the New York Times profiled several of the legal challenges we’ve undertaken to protect our way of life. I invite you to read it here.

Whether protecting our public lands, public safety, Dreamers, federal funding, or our environment, we don’t go looking for a fight, but we will continue to stand up – and win – for all Californians.

I hope you’ll continue to support our efforts by joining my campaign to remain your Attorney General.



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06 Apr

A day in the life on the campaign trail

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

We’re working hard to earn every vote, and it’s a family effort! Here are some of the realities of a campaign:

6am Alarm: fixed kids’ lunch, left thank you note for husband, and kissed sleepy kids as I ran out the door.

– On drive to LA: multiple calls, policy reads, Twitter check-ins, and stops for gas.

– Meetings: listening to what we need in our state, hearing the angst in our communities and inspiring leaders to think differently. Challenging us all to be compassionate, future-oriented, and hopeful.

– Return drive: tired, but decided to get back (a preferred choice because I get to see the kids).

– At midnight: Walk in the door, on the table, poems, pictures, and presents!

Can you help us keep the momentum going? Donate today to support our movement. Thank you!

Best wishes,

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06 Apr

Upcoming Fundraiser

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06 Apr


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


For Immediate Release

April 5, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


Three Organizations from Across the State Representing Fire Fighters Endorse State Senator Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA– Today, State Senator Ricardo Lara continued to pick up support from working families and public safety groups, notching endorsements from a trio of fire fighters organizations backing his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner. The groups include Berkeley Professional Firefighters Local 1227; Federal Firefighters, San Diego, Local #F-3; and Santa Fe Springs Firefighters, Local #3507. Previously Senator Lara earned the endorsement of the California Professional Firefighters.

The three organizations join other public safety groups backing Senator Lara’s statewide bid, including the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS).

Lara released the following statement after receiving the endorsements :

“Our fire fighters put their lives on the line every single day to protect us.  I have immense respect for the work they do, and am deeply honored to receive this support from these brave men and women across California. I have dedicated much of my career to addressing climate change and advancing environmental protections to reduce wildfires.  In the aftermath of California’s terrible fires, I am fighting to protect consumers against insurance companies that abandon fire victims. As Insurance Commissioner, I will work to protect Californians who lose property or are injured due to wildfires. The last thing consumers need is an insurance company taking advantage of them during their time of need.”

This round of endorsements is just the latest growth of Lara’s support from working families. Earlier this week he received the support of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) California PEOPLE.

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

  • 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 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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06 Apr

Meet our organizers!

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

I’m proud to be the only candidate for Lt. Governor to campaign in every county in California, and I am proud that we are making our 58-county strategy a cornerstone of this campaign. I have always been an organizer, and I believe that leaders need to listen to the people they represent. The voices across this state matter.

In order to reach every corner of California, we’re signing up County Captains and using the latest digital tools to engage people across the state. We have an incredible team spreading the word about our campaign every single day. 

If you live in Northern California, you may have met our Outreach Director Elmy Bermejo or our Deputy Campaign Manager Angeles Roy. Or if you live in Southern California, perhaps you have seen Southern California Director Dallas Fowler with Faye Geyen.

Elmy, Angeles, Dallas, Faye, and the rest of our grassroots team have been expanding our ground game, but there is still more work to do and we need your help to propel us to June.

Please make a contribution to our campaign today to help fuel our team as we crisscross the state.

Examples of how your donation can make a real difference:

  • $14 covers the cost for us to mail an Organizer Kit of buttons and literature to a County Captain
  • $54 pays for the average Amtrak roundtrip ticket
  • $225 funds roundtrip airfare for a member of our outreach team
  • $800 helps us print another round of T-shirts!

Consider making a donation today to keep our team energized and to get the word out about our campaign.

Thank you!


P.S. Check out 7 ways to help our campaign and consider making a donation of any amount today.


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