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22 Jan
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Harris Statement Opposing Stopgap Spending Bill

Kamala Harris

Harris Statement Opposing Stopgap Spending Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 22, 2018

CONTACT: Tyrone Gayle,

202-897-6212

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today on her vote against the motion to invoke cloture on the stopgap spending bill:

“Our government made a promise to our Dreamers and it is long past time that we kept that promise. These are young people who are Americans in every respect except on paper. They have been waiting far too long to live securely in the only place they have ever called home.

“The Majority Leader’s comments last night fell far short of the ironclad guarantee I needed to support a stopgap spending bill. I refuse to put the lives of nearly 700,000 young people in the hands of someone who has repeatedly gone back on his word. I will do everything in my power to continue to protect Dreamers from deportation.

“It is also time that we stop governing from crisis to crisis and ensure that priorities critical to Californians are funded for the future. I will continue to work with my colleagues to find a long-term solution that supports members of our military and national security priorities, funds children’s health insurance and community health centers, provides resources for those recovering from disasters like the California wildfires, and guarantees a future for young immigrants who are as American as all of us.”

 

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Today’s Vote in the US Senate

When Congressional Republicans shut down the government, their goal was clear: use the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as leverage to destroy any compromise on protecting Dreamers. Despite widespread, bipartisan support among everyday Americans for preserving both the DACA and CHIP programs, the GOP showed the world that its priority is pandering to its xenophobic base. 

As California Democrats, our goal is also clear: we refuse to trade children’s healthcare for humane treatment of our Dreamers. That’s what being an effective and principled opposition to Trump and the GOP looks like.  We are proud that our leadership here in Sacramento has taken this responsibility seriously, passing tough protections for our communities and our environment and pledging to fight the Trump administration’s attempt to roll back hard-won progressive victories. 

But we also need strong leadership from Democrats in Washington. Unfortunately, today Senate Minority Leader Schumer gave the GOP exactly what they wanted, and despite strong opposition from both Californians in the Senate, made a deal with one of the most unstable and incompetent GOP teams in American history. Without securing an agreement to protect Dreamers, Schumer’s deal kicks the fiscal can down the street to another inevitable showdown in February.  We don’t trust Mitch McConnell, and we don’t trust Donald Trump.

Lets stand together as Californians and demand that legislation preserving DACA be part of any future reconciliation agreement in Washington. All governance takes compromise, but it cannot be on the backs of hard-working young people who have broken no laws and are asking only for an equal shot at the American dream.  

Call Senator Schumer and tell him that California Democrats are united behind Dreamers and want leadership in Washington that shares that commitment.     

Senate Minority Leader
Chuck Schumer
Washington, DC Office Phone:
(202) 224-6542

In Solidarity,

Daraka Larimore-Hall, Vice Chair
California Democratic Party

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22 Jan
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LARA RECEIVES ANOTHER ENDORSEMENT FROM REVERED MEMBER OF CONGRESS

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

January 22, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
LARA RECEIVES ANOTHER ENDORSEMENT FROM REVERED MEMBER OF CONGRESS
State Senator Ricardo Lara Backed by Congresswoman Norma Torres in Statewide Bid

LONG BEACH, CA- Continuing to expand up his roster of support among some of California’s most widely respected leaders as he campaigns for California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara was endorsed by Congressmember Norma Torres.

Following the announced endorsement, State Senator Lara released the following statement:

“It’s incredibly humbling to have the support of Congresswoman Torres, who I worked with closely in the State Legislature. She’s been a champion and bold voice on behalf of marginalized communities in the resistance against Donald Trump’s Washington. I’m grateful for her support and am eager to continue partnering with the Congresswoman to protect our people, our California values and our California way of life.”

To view Senator Ricardo Lara’s digital video ad, “Embolden,” click on the screen shot below:

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. 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

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.

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22 Jan
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C.O.O.L. Meeting Notice – Friday, January 26, 2018

Labor Friends,

You are invited to attend this month’s meeting of the Fresno Area Coalition of Organized Labor on Friday, January 26, 2018 . The meeting starts at noon at Pardini’s located at 2257 West Shaw Avenue.  The meeting notice is attached.

The January guest speaker will be Fresno Fire Arson Investigator Lee Wilding and his K-9 Tessa (the Fire Dog).

Please RSVP to Cori at chigley@ufcw8.org or by phone (559) 307-6826 no later than Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Hope to see you soon.

Dee Barnes

COOL Recording Secretary

(559) 621-2057 work

(559) 779-1981 cell

** Please note that you must RSVP  to guarantee your spot for lunch. Without an RSVP, you will be placed on a waiting list. If you RSVP and do not cancel by the deadline, you will be billed for the cost of lunch if there is no waiting list.

Lee Wilding & K-9 Tessa

 

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22 Jan
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Your CDP Weekly Update

CDP UPDATE – JAN 20th, 2018

If we knew you were coming we’d have baked a cake!

The CDP Team is always delighted to welcome our phenomenal Democratic candidates to Your Democratic Headquarters. This week, Lt. Governor candidate Eleni Kounalakis dropped by to file her paperwork for the CDP endorsement and to meet the CDP staff. Thanks for stopping by Ambassador Kounalakis!

Interim Regional Director Appointment – Region 2

Due to the vacancy of the CDP Region 2 Director position, CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman has appointed Lynette Henley as Interim Regional Director for CDP Region 2 until an election to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the Regional Director term is held. Notice with details of the election will be sent to the DSCC Members in Region 2.

Pre-Endorsing Conferences

The CDP Pre-Endorsing Conferences to consider the endorsement recommendations for U.S. House, State Senate, and State Assembly races will be held on the weekend of January 27-28, 2018. For more information, such as details of your Pre-Endorsing Conferences and how to cast vote-by-mail ballots, please visit the CDP Endorsements page.

Platform Drafts and Amendment Deadline

The 2018 California Democrats Platform Draft is available on the CDP Platform Committee page.  The deadline to submit amendments to the Platform Draft is Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5 PM.

Please visit the Platform Committee page to submit amendments or for more information on the Platform process. The Platform will be adopted at Convention  – don’t miss your chance to help shape our Party’s statement of values.

From the Rick Perry “Oops” File

Earlier this week we accidentally re-sent Delegates the e-mail announcing the opening of registration for Convention. We apologize for any confusion (or deja vu).

In Case You Missed It

CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a message calling on Democrats to “use the anniversary of his birth as a moment where we renew and redouble our commitment to carrying on the work he gave his life for – building a just and peaceful country where everyone is truly equal.”

CDP Vice Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker and CDP Secretary Jenny Bach urged Democrats to turn out in force for today’s Women’s March events across the state. Your CDP Team was happy to March in Sacramento, and we’re grateful to every Democrat who turned out for today’s historic demonstration.

 

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