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02 Apr
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Happy Easter

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

Between Passover and Easter, I know you would rather be spending time with family and friends, so let me start by thanking you for opening this email.

We’ve been working our hearts out to get our bold, progressive message in front of as many Californians as possible.

Our first public fundraising deadline is tonight at midnight, and how much we raise will be absolutely critical to our campaign’s future.

So I’m making my last personal ask of you — please chip in $5 or whatever you can afford right now.

I wish I didn’t have to fundraise to be competitive in this election. Believe me: I’d rather be spending 100% of my time talking about safeguarding our environment, protecting our immigrant brothers and sisters from this racist administration, or fighting for good jobs for hard working Californians.

But we’ll be using your money to continue to talk to voters from corner to corner of this state. And you can trust me on this: we won’t be wasting a cent.

We don’t need to match my opponent’s fundraising — we can win this campaign with thousands of contributions of $5, $10, and $25 from folks like you.

So, if you can afford it, please chip in to my campaign.

Thanks so much, and have a great weekend,

Kevin

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Kevin De León for Senate (ID# C00658773)
3605 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 426
Long Beach CA 90807 United States

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02 Apr
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TJ is our guy on health care

TJ Cox for Congress

I’m Kathy — TJ’s wife, and the head of the Cox-Murphy household (just ask our kids).

I know that health care access is a huge issue in our community. As a pediatric ICU physician, I see firsthand the consequences and injustice of our current health care system. Many of the kids I take care of in the ICU would never be there in the first place if they had access to health care.

That’s why I’m proud that TJ has spent the last 7 years securing investment to establish clinics across the Central Valley to provide health care access where it’s needed most.

Today, those clinics deliver upwards of 100,000 appointments to local families each year. That’s a lot of children, working families, and seniors who now have a chance to get the care they need to live healthier lives.

TJ wouldn’t brag about this, but bridging the gap between private investors, federal dollars, and local stakeholders was no small task. It took determination, know-how, and perseverance — the same qualities he’ll utilize in Congress to secure access to healthcare for everyone.

Tonight is TJ’s first big FEC deadline since he launched in CA-21. We’re closing in on our fundraising goal, but we still need your help to get over the top. Can you chip in a donation of any amount to help us hit this mark and send TJ to Congress?

Thanks for your support!

Kathy Murphy, M.D.

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02 Apr
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Hero

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

I will never forget the day I came home from elementary school with an assignment about heroes.

I asked my father, “Who is your hero, Dad?”

He said, “Cesar Chavez, of course.” We sat in our living room in Sacramento, in comfortable chairs, eating dinner. But life for my father had not always been so comfortable.

My father came to America from Greece when he was just 14 years old – alone with no money. He started out as a farmworker in the fields of Lodi, California. And although he never met him, my father knew all about Cesar Chavez – and Dolores Huerta.

“They demanded better conditions for us – better tools, and places for us to wash our hands and go to the bathroom. Eleni, I was amazed – what power did they have to get these things for us?”

It was my father’s first lesson in America: the power of organizing. 

Organizing is a deep-rooted value in my family and underpins the work I have done my entire life – in public service and activism. I believe that working people must always have the right to organize, collectively bargain, and earn living wages. 

I’ve stood with the United Farm Workers and I am so proud that President Arturo Rodriguez recognized my contributions by presenting me with the UFW flag in 2005. It now hangs in our campaign office as a reminder of Cesar Chavez’s legacy and that we must fight for what is right each and every day.

My campaign for Lt. Governor is built on the same principles.

I am the only candidate campaigning in all 58 counties, meeting Californians throughout the state and listening to their concerns and priorities. We launched a County Captain program to activate the supporters we’ve met throughout the campaign to organize their communities. 

It’s because of the work of fearless leaders like Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta that our state continues to be a beacon of hope for so many in this country – and in the world.

With the political assaults coming from Washington, we need leaders at the top with a backbone to protect our immigrants, values, and diversity.

That’s why I’m running for Lt. Governor, and I am deeply thankful for your ongoing support. Please sign up to be an active member on this team and organize your community.

Sincerely,

Eleni

 

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02 Apr
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PUBLIC SAFETY ENDORSEMENT REFLECTS HERNANDEZ’S CONTINUED MOMENTUM

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

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 29, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

PUBLIC SAFETY ENDORSEMENT REFLECTS HERNANDEZ’S CONTINUED MOMENTUM

Long Beach Police Officers Association Latest Group to Back Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor of California

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Expanding his lengthy list of support from public safety organizations as he seeks the office of California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez was endorsed by the Long Beach Police Officers Association. Hernandez has earned over 30 public safety endorsements over the course of his campaign.

In a statement released following the announced endorsement, Long Beach Police Officers Association President Jim Foster declared:

“The men and women of the Long Beach Police Officers’ Association are honored to support Senator Ed Hernandez as our next Lieutenant Governor.  He has a long public service record of solving complex problems with common sense solutions, and he has been a consistent advocate for public safety personnel.  We are confident that Ed Hernandez is the right choice to build a safer California for all people.”

In February, Senator Hernandez was the top vote getter among delegates at the California Democratic Party convention. With 1,157 votes cast in his favor at the California Democratic Party convention, Senator Hernandez received more delegate votes than any candidate running for Governor of California, where the top vote getter earned 1,087 votes, as well as more votes than California’s incumbent U.S. Senator, who received 1,023. Senator Hernandez triumphed at convention despite not surpassing the high 60% vote threshold required to win the endorsement.

Recently, State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez rolled out a new digital video ad, titled “Proven Progressive,” in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor. The ad highlights some of the Senator’s high-powered endorsements, including from the California Nurses Association and the California Teachers Association, along with his 100% legislative voting scorecard from organizations like the California Labor Federation* and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Advocates*.

To view Senator Hernandez’ video ad, “Proven Progressive,” click here.

Significantly, recently California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ groundbreaking drug transparency bill, SB-17, into law.  Senator Hernandez’ latest digital video ad, titled, “Life or Death,” features a moving testimonial from Kendall Renee, who is allergic to more than 95% of foods and carries at least four EpiPens with her at all times. Renee highlights Senator Hernandez’ efforts to combat skyrocketing drug costs in the ad.

View Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot.

To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here.

A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, and local businessman, “Dr. Ed” (as he is known to his patients) has spent his life bringing quality eye care to predominantly low-income communities.  As a health care provider, the need to improve access to health care for all Californians is what first drove him to run for office.

Since being elected to the Assembly in 2006 and the Senate in 2010, Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a leader on the implementation of federal health care reform – helping expand access to affordable health care, control costs, and improve the network of providers so people can actually get quality care when they need it. Dr. Ed has been a champion by expanding educational opportunity to qualified students overlooked by our public schools and universities, as well as a major proponent for government reform, including fixing a broken initiative system too often hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations. Dr. Ed Hernandez is running to take this experience, leadership, and vision to the next level by serving the people of California as their Lieutenant Governor.

For more information, please visit www.edhernandez4ca.com.

 

 

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02 Apr
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The stakes are high

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

Everyone in California counts and everyone in our nation counts. This isn’t just something I firmly believe, it’s a requirement under our Constitution — and it’s a big reason I sued Donald Trump on behalf of our families on Monday night.

I want to take a minute to be sure you have a sense of the stakes for our state.

In announcing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, Trump broke the law and recklessly put critical services we rely on statewide at risk, along with our representation in government.

Every person who uses public transportation counts. Everyone who wants our government to be there when natural disaster strikes count. Every parent worrying about their child’s class size counts. Every person who wants a voice in our government counts.

But all this will be on the line if the Trump Administration has its way with the Census. The citizenship question will unnecessarily stoke fear, given the way this Administration has attacked our immigrant communities.

In California, we didn’t get to be the top economy in the nation by excluding people. We got here by including everyone.

For the sake of giving voice to our California families and standing up for the rule of law, we’re saying to Donald Trump, “see you in court!”

Will you stand with me in this fight?

I invite you to read my op-ed with Secretary of State Alex Padilla to learn more about our battle ahead.

Thank You,

Xavier

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02 Apr
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Stand up to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Dear Fellow Democrat:

Cambridge Analytica stole the personal information of more than 50 million Americans through Facebook, and corporate America did exactly what we expected to protect consumers: NOTHING.

Recent revelations about Facebook are exactly why we need the California Consumer Privacy Act now more than ever. We can’t let corporate America dictate our rights as consumers. We simply cannot trust them with our data, because sharing it is their business model.

They know that. We know that. And so the corporate money is flooding into the campaign opposing the common sense protections already enjoyed by European citizens. Facebook, Google, Comcast, AT&T and Verizon have already dumped a million dollars into a committee to try and stop us in our tracks and keep California behind the curve.

Our campaign is still gathering signatures for this crucial initiative, and we expect to qualify for the November ballot. But we need YOUR ENERGY AND COMMITMENT to make sure it becomes law. You may have seen the California Consumer Privacy booth at the California Democratic Party Convention in San Diego, where volunteers talked to voters, answered questions and garnered support from across the state. Opponents also showed up to the Convention to hand out glossy flyers sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce and big corporations.

Please join me and the thousands of California Democrats who support the California Consumer Privacy Act by signing up here.

The California Consumer Privacy Act will:

  1. Give Californians the right to know what information big businesses are collecting about us & our families;
  2. Give us the power to decide if we want companies to STOP selling our personal information; and;
  3. Hold companies accountable for data breaches and breaking the law.

Thank you for your support!

In Solidarity,

Daraka Larimore-Hall
Vice Chair
California Democratic Party

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02 Apr
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The political attacks will come.

TJ Cox for CongressA quick update: The team at TJ Cox for Congress has a critical end-of-quarter fundraising deadline at the end of the week. Right now, we’re $2,461 short of our goal.

Please chip in a donation of $10, or whatever you can to help us close the gap >>

$10 >> $35 >> $50 >>

Since we launched in CA-21, TJ has been meeting non-stop with local activists and working families across the Central Valley about how he can best serve this community.

Meanwhile, David Valadao is getting a MAJOR financial boost from the likes of right-wing powerhouses like Mike Pence, Kevin McCarthy, and their network of millionaires.

It’s only a matter of time before the political attacks come our way. And with the amount of money Valadao and his cronies plan to throw on T.V. to smear TJ, we have no choice but to meet our fundraising goals — right now — so we’re ready to fight back when it counts.

We don’t have Valadao’s mega-donors, Michael, so we’re depending on folks like you chipping in $5, $10, and $50 at a time. Can we count on you to make a donation before our Saturday FEC deadline? Your donation can make the difference between winning or losing, really.

Thank you,

Francois Genard
Campaign Manager

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