30 Apr

A modest request

I’m reaching out because in a few days we’re facing a critical fundraising deadline and it’s coming at a time when our campaign is just a bit short of hitting our goals for the month. I’m hoping you’ll give me a moment to explain how important this is to all the work we’re doing.

First, the incredible response to these emails covers the modest cost of keeping the lights on for our campaign. It’s not much since our re-election is a few years away. But your donations keep me off the phone and fundraising so that I can focus on doing my job.

That’s even more important now that I’ve announced I will no longer accept checks from corporate PACs. I’m going to need your help more than ever.

Second, it feels like every single day brings a new attack on the values we share. From assaults on our immigrant communities to attempts to take away our health care, and everything in between, we have to be vigilant in defending the cause of justice and equality.

Your donations allow me to focus on doing my job and help us build a coalition of people strong enough to challenge the Administration’s radical agenda in Washington. So I’m asking:

Can I count on you to make a contribution of $3 to help hit our fundraising goals before Monday’s deadline?




As always, I’m genuinely grateful for everything you do.

You are the primary reason I’m serving the people of California at such a critical moment in our nation’s history.

Thanks for everything,




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30 Apr

Synchronization of Traffic Signals Funding has been approved!

District News!

If you live or work in the West Area of Fresno (93722,93723) please take this survey and share your thoughts with the City of Fresno. “Be the Change, You like to See.”

You are invited to complete a brief kick-off survey for the West Area Specific Plan project. The survey can be found at, or through the direct link:

The purpose of this survey will be to gain an understanding of what is working well in the West Area, and what could be improved.

Scholarship Opportunity

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) is pleased to invite all qualified students to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. Sixty scholarships will be awarded this year. In order to be eligible for scholarship consideration students must meet the following requirements:
· Be a full time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university, OR
· Be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.
· Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
· Submit a completed online application and all required supplementary documents by the application deadline. Complete scholarship requirements and details available at:


Contact our office with any questions at (559) 621-7816 or at 

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30 Apr

Did you see John’s ad yet?

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

California trusted John to manage our economy through tough times — and John delivered.

Now we’ve released a new ad explaining why John’s the candidate with the experience and leadership to manage California’s future as our next governor — and we wanted to make sure you have a chance to see it!

Check out John’s new TV ad — and then chip in before Monday’s end-of-month deadline to help us keep it on the air.

When the legislature failed to pass a balanced budget, as required by law, John stood up to his own party and made the tough decision to withhold their paychecks until they did their jobs.

When some believed California was about to go bust, John made tough calls to bring our state back from the brink of financial disaster, while working to fund Californians’ priorities.

And when Wells Fargo ripped off hundreds of thousands of families across California — and millions across the nation — John issued sanctions to hold them accountable.

Some politicians make big promises. But John has a record of delivering results — and he’s the leader we need now.

Now we need your help to make sure John’s message is heard.

After you watch John’s new TV ad, chip in to help us keep it on the air and build the support John needs now.

Thanks for your support,

Preston Elliott
Campaign Manager
John Chiang for Governor

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30 Apr

People vs money

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

I knew when we started this campaign that we would be doing things differently. As I’ve been on the road, I keep hearing over and over again the same thing: people are tired of the same old politics. And that means running a different kind of campaign.

I’m running on a platform of inspiring and bringing in a new generation of voices, young and old, from all parts of our state. We’re running a people-powered campaign instead of taking PAC money or money from the big corporations. I’m spending my time meeting with activists, talking with students, and spending time in places that have traditionally been left behind.

But, we still need your grassroots support to get the word out. Can you pitch in today to help out? Any amount helps, no matter how small.

Thank you for your continued support — it means the world to me.

Best wishes,

Amanda Renteria is running for Governor in California — because its time for new voices who can change the culture of politics. Amanda recently stepped down as Chief of Operations for California’s Department of Justice. She is the daughter of former farmworkers in the Central Valley who went on to attend Stanford and Harvard. Since beginning her career in public service nearing two decades ago, she has served as a High School teacher, a budget analyst in one of California’s largest cities, and became the first Latina Chief of Staff in history of the United States Senate. It’s time to inspire a new generation of leaders and build a California ready for the future. Click here to donate if you agree.

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30 Apr

Burned By Fire and Insurers

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


Imagine everything you own is destroyed by fire – your home, your pets, your car, and every piece of furniture, clothes, jewelry, and keepsake you have. Your entire life’s possessions have gone up in flames.

And then imagine that you have to fight with the same insurance company you have faithfully paid year after year, to get them to make good on the promises they made to pay for the rebuilding of your home and the replacement of your belongings.

If you are one of the 6,500 Californians who lost everything in the 2017 fires, you don’t have to imagine this. This is what you are experiencing right now. The rest of us are just one fire or other disaster away from having the same thing happen to us -losing everything and then having to fight the insurance company.

Californians survived the fires only to face more emotional trauma, as they were required by the insurance companies to create detailed inventories before the insurers will pay for the contents of their homes or they discovered they were underinsured and do not have enough to rebuild their homes.

This week I stood with fire survivors in the State Capitol to ask the Senate to adopt legislation I am sponsoring that will reduce the burdens imposed on fire survivors. And make it easier to get the funds they need to recover.

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Sadly but not surprisingly, the insurance companies and their high paid lobbyists are working to defeat or eviscerate our bills to help last year’s fire victims to get on with their lives. Simply put, this is not right.

The specific bills that insurers are attacking include Senator Mike McGuire’s Senate Bill 897 and Senator Bill Dodd’s Senate Bill 894, both of which offer insurance help for those who lost everything due to the fires.

We were successful in beating back the insurer’s influence. Both these bills and others I am supporting passed the Senate Insurance Committee on Wednesday.

But the fight is not over. The insurance companies are still trying to stop these bills. We need your help. Sign our petition to support the bills.

Forward this email to your friends. Urge them to join us in supporting these bills by signing our petition. Copy and post this email on your social media.

As Insurance Commissioner, time and time again I have stood up to powerful special interests on behalf of consumers. As Attorney General, I will continue to fight to protect Californians. Thanks for all you are doing to make California a better place.


Dave Jones

California Insurance Commissioner and Candidate for Attorney General


Dave Jones for Attorney General

“A Fighter, Not a Follower.”

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30 Apr

Valadao freaked out when he saw this:

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

TJ Cox for Congress

This is AMAZING:

The experts at the Cook Political Report just put out an analysis listing 7 “risk factors” indicating how vulnerable each Republican incumbent is in 2018. David Valadao has 5 of 7 risk factors!

   In a district that Hillary Clinton won in 2016
   Voted to REPEAL the Affordable Care Act
   Voted FOR the “Trump Tax Scam”
   In a district with a 5-point Democratic advantage
   Has a Democratic opponent with at least $200,000   ← that’s us!

David Valadao is in an all-out panic but we have to build on this momentum if we’re going to keep him on the ropes! Can you pitch in to help us FLIP this seat and send TJ Cox to Congress?

End of month target: $15,000
Suggested Contribution: $12.33 or more

This community knows that TJ Cox will be a fighter for the Central Valley.

He stands against Trump’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and supports tax relief for California’s working families — not for the corporations and the wealthy elites like Valadao has.

That’s why right-wing super PACs, Trump, and even Mike Pence are pulling out all the stops to halt our momentum.

Can you make sure TJ can stay in this fight by chipping in a donation before our end-of-month deadline?

Thank you,

TJ Cox for Congress



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30 Apr

A Big Endorsement!

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

Betty Yee for State Controller

I am excited to announce that Governor Jerry Brown has endorsed my re-election for State Controller.

“Betty Yee has been a careful steward of our state’s finances and is tackling the big issues that affect our economy like climate change,” Governor Brown states.  “I enthusiastically endorse her for re-election.”

This endorsement is especially meaningful coming from a global climate champion and a leader who time after time demonstrates that California is about possibilities dreamed and realized.

I look forward to continuing my work on climate issues and hope you will stand with me as we work to save our planet for our children and generations to come.

Thank you.




Betty T. Yee

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