07 May

San Francisco Chronicle Gives a Thumbs-up!

*** Betty Yee has been endorsed for State Controller by the CDP ***

Betty Yee for State Controller

I am excited to announce the San Francisco Chronicle has endorsed my re-election to the office of California State Controller.

“Yee, a Democrat who’s running for a second term, has been a thoughtful and responsible steward of California’s checkbook,” notes the editorial. Calling out the focus of my upcoming policy work as impressive, the editorial further states, “Her goal is to prepare California for an uncertain economic future of disruptive business models, precarious work and destabilizing climate change.”

As a native Californian, I am proud to receive the endorsement of my hometown newspaper and to have the privilege of serving the people of California.  Won’t you stand with me and support my re-election?

Please consider contributing $50, $25, or $10 today so I may communicate to voters around the state about the work I plan to do going forward.

Thank you for your sustained support.



Betty T. Yee

P.S. Please contribute today. Thank you.

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04 May

Sierra Club & something big is happening

*** Tony Thurmond has been endorsed for State Superintendent of Public Instruction by the CDP ***

Dear Friend,

Something big is happening in my campaign for CA Superintendent of Public Instruction. Like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter to be the first to see this major milestone in my campaign early tomorrow morning. Be ready to share far and wide! #KamalaForTony

More big news: the Sierra Club has officially endorsed me for CA Superintendent of Public Instruction!

“Tony Thurmond is a proven leader for the environment and environmental justice.  He understands that the best education for all children is a key link in the effort to protect the planet.  His record and experience are exceptional and we’re delighted to give him Sierra Club’s endorsement.” – Kathryn Phillips, director of Sierra Club California

I am proud to be the only candidate in this race endorsed by environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club, California League of Conservation Voters, and the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA-PAC). 

For me, environmentalism and education go hand in hand.  As Superintendent, I’ll continue to be a voice for environmental protections, while fighting for investment in school-based health services, sustainable schools, and superb science curriculum to educate California’s future environmentalists and scientists. 

And just like I fought against the Trump administration when they threatened to allow new drilling off the California coastline, I will fight Trump and his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, whose terrible education policies threaten to defund education, privatize public schools, and trample students’ civil rights.  Millions of dollars from some of Betsy DeVos’s former board members are pouring in to defeat our campaign, but we will not allow California’s public schools to be bought.  

Will you chip in today to support our grassroots campaign for great public education?

Thank you for your support!  After tomorrow’s big surprise, we’ll be more than ready for mail ballots to drop on Monday, May 7.  Thanks for your help spreading the word!

With gratitude,

Tony Thurmond

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04 May

Help me become the next CA State Treasurer!

*** Fiona Ma has been endorsed for State Treasurer by the CDP ***

Fiona Ma

I am 5 weeks away from my primary election on June 5th for California State Treasurer and the absentee ballots are hitting voters’ mailboxes. In order to successfully run a statewide campaign and connect with over 18 million voters, I will be airing commercials the next couple of weeks, and this requires the great financial resources.

I could really use your help this next month by attending one of my upcoming fundraisers and sharing my name with your friends.

  1. May 8th at 6:00 p.m. – Hosted by Julie & Ken Gouw and Kin & Ivy Hui at the Gouw Residence in Pasadena, CA. Donate and RSVP here.
  2. May 17th at 5:30 pm – Hosted by Laurette Healey & Mark Sokol at Gjelina in Venice, CA. Donate and RSVP here.
  3. May 21st at 6:00 p.m. – Meet & Greet at Glen Arden Club in Glendale, CA. Donate and RSVP here.
  4. May 31st at 5:00 p.m. – Reception at Flore in San Francisco, CA. Donate and RSVP here.

I hope you will stand with others in endorsing and supporting me to be your next California State Treasurer.

If you can’t make it to one of my events, you can still help by donating directly to my campaign.

Thank you.

In peace and friendship,


Fiona Ma

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04 May

California Small Businesses Endorse Dave Jones for Attorney General!

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

California Small Business Association endorses Dave Jones for Attorney General

Sacramento, CA – The California Small Business Association (CSBA) this week officially endorsed Dave Jones for Attorney General. CSBA has 203,000 members statewide and advocates successfully for small businesses at the state and national level.

In their formal endorsement letter to Insurance Commissioner and Candidate for Attorney General Dave Jones , CSBA President Betty Jo Toccoli wrote, “You have demonstrated your commitment and leadership to serving the small business community in this great state of California. Your concern and support of the small business community is recorded and your commitment to partnering with us in the issues important to small business is inspiring. We pledge to be a resource to you of proactive small business ideas and strategies.”

“Small businesses are the backbone of California’s economy,” said Dave Jones, candidate for Attorney General. “I’m truly honored to have the endorsement of the California Small Business Association, which represents and fights for small businesses who make California one of the largest economies in the world. I am proud of my track record of supporting small business owners, who provide jobs and a livelihood for millions throughout California.”

Other recent endorsements for Dave Jones for Attorney General include the San Jose Mercury News, the East Bay Times, the Sacramento Bee, and the Fresno Bee.


Dave Jones for Attorney General

“A Fighter, Not a Follower.”

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03 May

End the backlog

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

It took decades to catch the man now suspected of being the Golden State Killer, and it finally happened through DNA testing.

There are currently more than 13,000 untested rape kits across California today, so how many more decades will it take to identify the perpetrators involved in those cases; and how many more Californians will they attack?

That’s why I’m calling on the California State Legislature to immediately provide funding to end the backlog of untested rape kits in the State of California. Will you join me by adding your name now?

Not only do these untested rape kits pose a public safety risk, but it’s unconscionable that after bravely stepping forward to share their stories, survivors of sexual assault are forced to navigate the criminal justice system, and aren’t given the basic right to have their rape kits immediately tested.

At just $400 to $1,000 each, the small price we pay for testing a rape kit not only can provide crucial evidence to identify and prosecute violent criminals, but it can also provide justice for thousands of women across California.

As state treasurer, I can tell you — without hesitation — that California has the resources to immediately end the backlog, get violent criminals off the streets, and finally give survivors and the families of victims the justice they deserve.

Now we need to show we have the political will to get it done.

And if the backlog isn’t cleared by the time I become your next governor, I will push for immediate testing on day one. But Californians shouldn’t have to wait.

Join me in telling the California State Legislature: “End the backlog!” Add your name now.


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03 May

What’s your take on all this?

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

TJ Cox for Congress

Put aside all of Trump’s antics — the divisive language, the unhinged tweets, and the barrage of scandals, and look at what he’s actually done with David Valadao’s help in Congress:

Passed his tax scam that disproportionately hurts Californians — especially younger people looking to buy a home.
 Passed the AHCA in the House which could’ve dropped millions of Americans from their health care coverage — hundreds of thousands of whom live right here in the Central Valley.
Fought to end DACA and launched reckless and cruel deportation raids throughout our communities.

Here’s my take: The Republican Party is the party of Trump now, and they can’t be trusted to hold power in Congress — especially with so-called “moderates” like David Valadao voting with Trump 98.5% of the time.

But I want to hear from 5,000 California Democrats like you by midnight tonight: Will you take our short survey and let us know where you stand?

Can Republicans in Congress be trusted to hold Trump accountable?

YES >>

NO >>

Thank you,

TJ Cox

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03 May

The challenge is on

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

Our national clean car standards — essential to curbing toxic air pollution — are under attack.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is refusing to do his job to enforce these standards our environment depends on. In California, we’re not going to stand for this.

That’s why I’m fighting now in court, leading a coalition of 17 states, to sue Pruitt.

But, I need your help.

The EPA’s trying to fool Americans into thinking these standards aren’t achievable. The facts show otherwise.

The clean car standards we’re fighting to keep reduce carbon pollution equivalent to 134 coal power plants burning for one year. These standards are critical to protecting the air our children breathe, the cost of cars and our fight against climate change.

Will you chip in $5, so we can win this battle for our California families?

The EPA’s trying to curtail the environmental progress we’ve made. But in California, this marks our 10th lawsuit against the EPA, and we haven’t lost one fight.

With your help, we can achieve yet another win for our children — and planet!

Can I count on your support?


Thank You,


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