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20 Mar
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Tim Sloan did not deserve a raise

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

If you fail at your job, you shouldn’t receive a raise. That’s especially true when the raise being offered is $4.6 million.

But according to a just-released report, that’s exactly what Wells Fargo offered CEO Tim Sloan last year after he failed to reform the bank.

Wells Fargo is now mired in a milieu of scandal and litigation, with no end in sight. They’ve already been hit with massive fines and penalties by federal regulators for astounding failures of leadership so severe that they’ll serve as an example of how not to run a bank for generations.

To award a $4.6 million performance bonus to their CEO in the midst of it all is shameful and a clear indication that Wells Fargo isn’t taking their responsibility to consumers seriously.

Wells Fargo will not change unless we force them. That’s why I’m turning up the pressure and demanding Wells Fargo fire CEO Tim Sloan. Will you join me?

By now it should be clear: Wells Fargo’s CEO is part of the problem — not the solution.

As regulators continue to issue new sanctions and as further abuses are exposed, Tim Sloan continues to shirk his responsibilities, shift the blame, and proclaim Wells Fargo — not the consumers they defrauded — is the victim.

Instead of offering him a massive raise, the $4.6 million Wells Fargo gave to Sloan could have been better spent investing in procedures that would prevent further fraud. Or they could have created a reparations fund to engage the communities targeted and fleeced by Wells Fargo.

I’ve already promised to raise holy hell at Wells Fargo’s board meeting in Des Moines next month if they don’t replace their CEO and enact real reforms. And I’ll keep fighting to stop bank fraud as your next governor.

But right now, I need your help to build public pressure to make it happen.

Will you join me in asking Wells Fargo to fire CEO Tim Sloan and stop fraud and deception against customers? Add your name now.

John

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20 Mar
0

Exciting news!

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

I wanted to be sure you were the first to hear the exciting news: Senator Dianne Feinstein has endorsed me for State Treasurer!

Senator Feinstein has been at the forefront of some of the most important battles to defend and advance our shared progressive values. Will you join Senator Dianne Feinstein and a growing coalition of progressive leaders in supporting me for State Treasurer?

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

20 million women and 10 million men suffer from clinically significant eating disorders in the U.S. at some point in their life. As someone who battled an eating disorder in college, I know firsthand how important awareness, outreach, and treatment is in overcoming an eating disorder. Thank you to Senators Bill Dodd and Scott Wiener for sponsoring this year’s resolution to raise awareness and help break the stigma around eating disorders, the SF Commission on the Status of Women for officially recognizing Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and the Cielo House and Project HEAL for championing this issue.

 

Sons in Retirement

It was great to be back before the Sons In Retirement to talk about the state of the economy, taxes, and the future of California. Sons in Retirement (SIR) is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation which seeks to improve the lives of retirees through activities and community engagement. Thanks to Big SIR George and Little SIR Stu for inviting me back!

Chinese New Year Kickoff

I was honored to join Pius Lee in kicking off Chinese New Years at the 5th Annual Lunch for Seniors in conjunction with the Chinatown Salvation Army. Thank you, Pius, for all you do!

Susan Friedland and Fiona Ma

With housing prices continuing to rise and our state facing a dire housing shortage, it is critical that we partner with groups and organizations that will help us solve this crisis. Susan Friedland, pictured above, is helping end the crisis through Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, which just made the San Francisco Business Time’s Top 25 Developers the Bay Area!

In solidarity,

Fiona Ma

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20 Mar
0

Trump’s terrible idea on guns

Kamala Harris

Sign Kamala’s urgent petition denouncing the Trump Administration’s terrible plan to arm our teachers. We have to keep guns out of our schools.

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Instead of embracing widespread bipartisan calls to reform our gun laws in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Trump and Republican leaders are moving forward with a proposal to give teachers guns.

That’s why Kamala took them to task last week — calling out the Trump Administration for pushing an idea that’ll put our kids in even more danger:

She’s right — and the worst part of this proposal is how it will disproportionately impact children of color who already face higher rates of discipline in our schools.

Millions of Americans — including students across this country — are rising up and demanding action on gun violence. It’s past time for Washington to listen to them. Now is the time to increase the minimum age to purchase a rifle, ban assault weapons and bump stocks, and make background checks universal for all gun purchases.

Sign Kamala’s petition denouncing the Trump Administration’s terrible plan to arm our teachers. Add your name now and let’s demand real action that will address the gun violence epidemic.

Thanks for taking action,

—Team Kamala

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20 Mar
0

I’ll keep this brief

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

Ever since California Democrats decided not to re-endorse Senator Dianne Feinstein’s campaign, the wind has been at our backs.

Our message is resonating and connecting with Californians across our great state.

But if we’re to be successful, we’ll need to raise enough money to get our message out to California primary voters and combat Senator Feinstein’s massive war chest.

March 31 is the end of the quarter filing deadline, and we must show we’ve got the resources to win this campaign — so here are two concrete ways you can keep our momentum going:

Thank you for everything,

Kevin

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20 Mar
0

HERNANDEZ KEEPS RAKING IN PUBLIC SAFETY SUPPORT IN LT. GOV BID

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

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 20, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

HERNANDEZ KEEPS RAKING IN PUBLIC SAFETY SUPPORT IN LT. GOV BID
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association Joins Extensive Law Enforcement Coalition Backing Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — In another reflection of his unrivaled public safety credentials in the race for California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez secured a major endorsement from the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).  Hernandez has garnered over 30 public safety endorsements over the course of his campaign.

In announcing their endorsement of Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor, Brian Moriguchi, PPOA President, released the following statement:

“Ed Hernandez has built a record of standing up for public safety and the men and women on the front lines, even in tough times. As public safety officers, we appreciate Senator Hernandez’s willingness to keep the paths of communication open and his concerted efforts to seek our input on public safety and law enforcement issues. The Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association is proud to stand with Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor.”

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.

To view Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot.

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

View Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,“.

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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20 Mar
0

RICARDO LARA SECURES MORE GRASSROOTS PROGRESSIVE SUPPORT IN STATEWIDE BID

*** Ricardo Lara has been endorsed for Insurance Commissioner by the CDP ***


MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 20, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

RICARDO LARA SECURES MORE GRASSROOTS, PROGRESSIVE SUPPORT IN STATEWIDE BID

San Diego Progressive Democratic Club Joins Wide-Ranging Coalition of Grassroots Orgs and Progressive Activists in Endorsing Senator Lara for Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA– Serving as another demonstration of his widespread support from progressives and grassroots activists throughout the state, today California State Senator Ricardo Lara was endorsed by the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club.

In a statement released following the announced endorsement, Lara reflected:

“Grassroots activists are the foundation of the progressive movement, and I’m incredibly honored to have the support of the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club, a place where I began my activism in college. While Washington continues its bigoted and backwards agenda, we here in the Golden State have led the resistance by working to keep Californians in control of our lives and our future. I am eager to continue partnering with them to protect consumers, our California values and our California way of life.”

Recently, Senator Lara released a new gripping digital video highlighting his vision of a California with healthcare for everyone.

To view the video ad, titled “Every Single Californian,” click here.

Recently, 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:

Previously Senator Ricardo Lara’s released a digital ad, titled “Embolden.” Click 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 the following partial list:

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 Nanette Barragan
  • U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier
  • U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui
  • 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 Secretary of State Alex Padilla
  • California State Attorney General Bill Lockyer (Ret.)
  • 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
  • Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto
  • San Jose Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco
  • San Jose City Council Member Sylvia Arenas
  • San Jose City Council Member Sergio Jimenez
  • Newhall School Board Member Christy Smith
  • 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 Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall
  • 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
  • Labor Leader and United Farm Workers Co-Founder, Dolores Huerta

Organizations Representing Working People

  • California Teachers Association
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council
  • 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
  • United Farm Workers of America
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP)
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals
  • California Association of Professional Scientists’ (CAPS)
  • California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council #16
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 9
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)
  • 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
  • L.A. Community College Faculty Guild, American Federation of Teachers Local 1521
  • Association of California State Supervisors
  • UDW/AFSCME Local 3930

Organizations 

  • California Democratic Party
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • HONOR PAC
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) Action
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club
  • Democrats for Israel – Los Angeles (DFI-LA)
  • San Francisco Young Democrats
  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats
  • Fresno County Young Democrats
  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats
  • Long Beach Young Democrats
  • Southeast LA Democratic Club

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19 Mar
0

ED HERNANDEZ: PUBLIC SAFETY’S CLEAR CONSENSUS CHOICE FOR LG

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


MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 19, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

ED HERNANDEZ: PUBLIC SAFETY’S CLEAR CONSENSUS CHOICE FOR LG

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association is Latest to Back Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Continuing to amass more support from law enforcement officials in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Ed Hernandez was endorsed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association. Hernandez has now secured over 30 public safety endorsements over the course of his campaign.

In a statement sent to the campaign, SBCSEBA President Grant Ward wrote:

“The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association Board of Directors approved [Ed Hernandez’] endorsement in [his] campaign for Lieutenant Governor. The Association has recognized [Senator Hernandez’] exceptional contributions to the citizens of San Bernardino County and support of law enforcement.”

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.

View Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,“.

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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