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30 Jan
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Trans-E-Motion Febuary Social

Come out for Trans-E-Motion’s February Social! We eat delicious food, catch up with old friends and make new ones!
This event is open to Transgender, Gender Non- conforming individuals, their friends and family, and all allies and advocates of the community.

Friday at 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Ming Restaurant

1414 N Van Ness Ave, Fresno, California 93728

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30 Jan
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I Need Your Help Today, Fresno County

Kamala Harris

Fresno County, I wrote a year ago today about Trump’s immoral Muslim Ban and why now is not the time to sit on the sidelines and wait for someone else to defend our values.

I asked you to join me and stand up, just as Americans have done in generations past, to fight for justice and equality for all people.

And you did: tens of thousands of Americans poured into the streets and at our airports to protest Trump’s attack on immigrants and refugees that weekend. It was the beginning of a resistance that would stop the Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act and defunding Planned Parenthood, fight back against Trump’s attempt to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, ensured that every single attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in Congress failed, and won huge electoral victories from Alabama to California to Virginia and everywhere in between.

With the election just under 10 months away, we can’t afford to slow down on fighting back and building a movement that can take back our country. So I promise you this: no matter what happens, Fresno County, I’m going to continue to fight this reckless Administration’s agenda in Washington and help progressive Democrats take Congress back in November. And I need to know if you’re with me:

Can you contribute $100 before Wednesday’s fundraising deadline to help me keep fighting for the values of justice, equality, and tolerance we share?

Turning our backs on millions of refugees was a dark moment in American history, but one we have the power to undo if enough of us stand up in 2018 to end the bigoted policies of the Trump Administration. Never forget that you have a powerful voice at a moment in time when millions of people need to know they are not alone in this fight. Stand up and make sure no one in this country has to fight alone.

Thanks for all you do,

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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29 Jan
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CDP Endorsement Recommendation Preliminary Results

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28 Jan
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RICARDO LARA RELEASES VIDEO AD “UNITED DREAMERS”

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

RICARDO LARA RELEASES VIDEO AD “UNITED DREAMERS”
State Senator Ricardo Lara Rolls Out New Digital Video Ad in Campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA — Today, 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 or on the screen shot below:

The script of “United Dreamers” reads as follows:

The United DREAMERS of California.
They’re working families.
Women.
Young people.
Seniors.

Immigrants.
Ricardo Lara fights for them every day.
Authoring single-payer healthcare and healthcare for kids.
Passing equal pay, tough environmental laws and free community college.
Our immigrants and ancestors didn’t come here in search of a dream — they brought the California Dream with them.
As Insurance Commissioner, I’ll fight to keep us — the United Dreamers of California —in control of our lives and our future.

Previously Senator Ricardo Lara’s released a digital ad, titled “Embolden.” Click on the screen shot below 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:

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 (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 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
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto
  • 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 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

Organizations Representing Working People

  • California Teachers Association
  • 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
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • 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

Organizations 

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • HONOR PAC
  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats
  • Fresno County Young Democrats
  • Association of California State Supervisors

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.

 

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28 Jan
0

California Nurses Endorse Alex Padilla

Alex Padilla

I am thrilled to announce that i just received the endorsement of the California Nurses Association. This endorsement is important to me, because of the important work that I did with CNA to pass SB 1299, the Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Act.  CNA has been leading the charge in Workplace safety and the fight toward universal healthcare.

Here’s what CNA Co-President, Malinda Markowitz said about the endorsement:

California Nurses Association is proud to endorse Alex Padilla for Secretary of State. Alex is a proven progressive champion for voting rights, labor rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, campaign finance transparency, and guaranteed healthcare for all.

As a State Senator, he authored landmark legislation mandating comprehensive work place safety for nurses. As Secretary of State, he has taken on Donald Trump by resisting his voter suppression agenda. Alex is elevating the voices of working families by expanding voter registration opportunities giving voters more options of when, where, and how they cast a ballot.

I’m honored and thankful for the California Nurses Association’s recognition of the work I’m doing. And I’m proud to add them to the growing list of endorsements from Labor Unions including:

  • SEIU California
  • CA Professional Firefighters
  • PORAC
  • CSLEA
  • State Building and Contraction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • CA Association of Professional Scientists
  • CA Faculty Association
  • Northern CA Carpenters
  • SF Police Officers Association

With so much on the line in the 2018 elections, I’m proud to have the support of hard working Californians coming together and standing together to fight for our values.

I hope see you at the State Convention in San Diego next month. Let me know if i can count on your endorsement too.

Thank you,

Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State

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