22 Dec

Poll: Dianne Feinstein vulnerable

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


“…the five-term Democrat has seen sliding favorability ratings as liberals in the Golden State hammer her for not being tough enough standing up to President Donald Trump.” — Roll Call, 12/21/17

Accordingly a new poll released today, Dianne Feinstein’s approval is slipping, with just 41% of likely voters in California supporting her re-election campaign. This is big news.

California voters want an end to incrementalism and capitulation when it comes to our progressive values. The only way we can defend and expand the California Dream for everyone is by standing up and fighting back against attempts to harm it.

Frankly, Michael, Sen. Feinstein just isn’t getting that job done.

We are just over a week away from our end-of-the-year fundraising deadline. Can you chip in $15 right now so that we can build on this momentum and start 2018 off right?

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It’s time California had two Senators who championed progressive values and stood up to President Trump. The stakes are too high for our state and our country — we simply can’t wait any longer.

This new poll shows that California has simply had enough.

Can you join my campaign by going to and chipping in $10?

I hope you’ll join our campaign and stand with me in 2018.

Thank you,


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22 Dec


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


Alex Padilla

I believe justice for Dreamers is exactly in the spirit of the holiday season.

Congress should not wait until January to pass the Dream Act. Thankfully, both California Senators Feinstein and Harris are fighting for the Dream Act, but we need more champions in Congress to stand up. The lives of too many young, driven, and hardworking Dreamers hang in the balance.

Every day that Congress doesn’t pass the Dream Act, hundreds of Dreamers lose their DACA protection. Add your name to urge Congress to act now >>

Nationwide, there are approximately 700,000 young people who are facing the loss of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections. Of those, about 200,000 DACA recipients are in California. In California, Dreamers have been able to work, support their families, and contribute fully to our communities and our state without fear of deportation.

As a son of immigrants, I know firsthand the selfless sacrifice immigrants make in order to live better lives and provide for others. Dreamers deserve a shot at the American Dream.

I am going to fight to pass the Dream Act now because I believe that Dreamers deserve a future here in the USA, the country they call home.

That is why I’m asking you to stand in solidarity with Dreamers and urge Congress to pass the Dream Act now.

Thank you,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State




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22 Dec

This is a critical time

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


Dear Friend,

Congressional Republicans voted yesterday on a federal tax bill that will give permanent tax breaks to the wealthiest 1% of Americans, while increasing the tax burden on working families across our country and especially right here in California. With this tax bill, Congress has turned its back on California’s working families.

It is important now more than ever for California to lead the way during these critical times and protect our future. That’s why I’m running for Lt. Governor – and I can’t do this without you.

Please make a contribution of $500, $250, $100 or $50 to our campaign.

We have an important fundraising deadline approaching on December 31st, and your contribution could make a big difference in helping us reach our goal. Every donation counts.

I hope you will consider making a contribution today. Together, we can build a better, stronger California.

Thank you for your continued support.



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22 Dec

Proud to have Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s Endorsement!

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Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288

Great news this week, Congresswoman Jackie Speier has endorsed our campaign for California Lt. Governor!

Please take a moment to share her heartfelt endorsement on Facebook!

Rep. Speier is a champion for women’s rights, a powerful voice for survivors of sexual assault, a fierce advocate for education, and a leader in the fight to end harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

“Jeff has been a true leader on improving California education as Chair of the Cal State University Board, Chair of the Fulbright Board, and someone who has taught in our high schools and universities. He also has a long track record for standing up for women and doing what’s right to make our workplaces, homes, and neighborhoods safer. Jeff has helped lead national programs to stop domestic violence and youth gun violence. As Lt. Governor, Jeff will keep California pressing forward.”

–Congresswoman Jackie Speier

I am honored by her endorsement, and by the chance to serve California with her. To make that happen, I need your help. Be sure to share this great news on Facebook, or if you would like to support our campaign, click here.


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22 Dec

oops, he did it again

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Tea Party Tom just voted to raise your taxes.


Rep. McClintock had a second chance to stand with California’s 4th district. But, once again, he squandered the opportunity to demonstrate any courage or conviction for California’s families.

Begin Forwarded Message:

“I always believed it would be good for the economy. Now I’m able to look all of my constituents in the eye and say it’s going to be good for your families too.” — Rep. Tom McClintock

Here’s what Rep. McClintock neglected to mention when he voted to raise your taxes:

  • He is the only California legislator who was cowardly enough to flip his vote and cave to Trump’s pro-corporation agenda.
  • This bill is projected to add over $1 TRILLION to the deficit.
  • Nearly 1 in 3 California families — 6 million in all — claim tax deductions that would be eliminated.

Instead of fighting for Californian communities, McClintock conspired with other Trump lackies to raise your taxes. This is a direct attack on Californian families and small businesses.

If you’re disgusted with McClintock’s lack of courage and commitment to California’s 4th district, instantly add your name here >>

It’s hard to sugarcoat just how disastrous this bill is for all of California. Tom McClintock has abdicated any kind of leadership. We need him out now. Add your name instantly if you agree.



Regina Bateson is running for Congress in California’s highly competitive 4th District, which is now being targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). She’s a PhD, a mother of three, and a former consular officer. When her website first launched, it went viral in the district. Thanks to this groundswell of local activism, the 4th District offers a great pickup opportunity for the Democrats in 2018. Join the movement! Please consider making a contribution to Regina today. Contribute.



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22 Dec

Join me, Elizabeth Warren, in this continued fight against Donald Trump. Add your name:

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“I won’t just be your Senator, I will also be your champion.”
— Elizabeth Warren

I remember exactly what I said when I walked up to the stage and delivered my acceptance speech on Election Night 2012.

I told the hundreds of volunteers there that night, and many more watching from home: “I won’t just be your Senator, I will also be your champion.” I meant every world of it. Being a United States Senator and fighting for our values has been the greatest honor of my life. But our fight isn’t over.

In less than a year, people will be heading back to the polls in Massachusetts to cast their ballots for the Senate – and I hope to recommit my promise to you and working families across the country.

Join Elizabeth Warren for Massachussetts by adding your name today. This has always been a grassroots campaign – and it will always be a grassroots campaign. Will you sign our pledge to say you’re in to help in 2018? Let’s show our opponents that we’re ready to keep fighting in the Senate.


I’ll be honest: This wasn’t the fight I expected us to be having when I ran for the Senate five years ago. If you had told me that Donald Trump would be President and he’d be delivering one gut-punch after another to America’s working families, I would have thought you were dreaming.

But that’s the fight in front of us – and we’re using every tool in the toolbox we’ve got to fight back.

Donald Trump wants to defeat us in 2018. Mitch McConnell wants to make us shut up. The right-wing billionaires want to spend big bucks to smear us. You know what that means? We must be doing something right.

This fight isn’t about me – it’s about the millions of Americans in Massachusetts and across the country who deserve the opportunity to succeed. We’re in this fight for students trying to get an education without sinking in debt. Seniors trying to live with dignity on their Social Security. Parents struggling to make ends meet. And we’re in this fight so everyone can build a future no matter where they’re from, how they pray, or who they love.


We ran the biggest grassroots campaign in Massachusetts history in 2012 – and if it’s possible, we’re going to run a bigger one in 2018. For the sake of working people in Massachusetts and across this country, we don’t have any other choice. Sign our pledge to join the fight and say you’re in to help in 2018.

Thanks for being a part of this,

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22 Dec

records matter

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


Hey folks,

I’ll keep this brief because I know you’re probably gearing up for the holiday season.

Earlier this week our campaign released our new digital ad titled, “Proven Progressive.” Click on the screen below to give it a watch!

As a result of our pro-worker, pro-healthcare, pro-environment, pro-immigrant, pro-equality agenda, we’ve accomplished quite a lot during my time in the California State Legislature.

We’ve been steadfastly focused on expanding opportunity for everyone in California, including passing a groundbreaking Homeowner Bill of Rights that took on Wall Street and the Big Banks, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, enabling undocumented people to obtain drivers’ licenses, and securing equal pay for equal work, regardless of your identity.

In the Senate, we’ve also pushed pioneering and progressive legislation that aims to create an innovative and inclusive 21st Century economy in California, including the revolutionary green energy and climate bills SB 350 and SB 100, and my bill, SB 17, which takes on Big Pharma in an effort to lower prescription drug prices.

In the State Senate, I was proud to back SB 562, which would create a forward-thinking single payer healthcare system in the state to ensure every California has access to quality and affordable care.

And we have so much more to do in the coming years.

Please watch the video, share it with your friends, and most importantly, enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones.

Happy Holidays,

Dr. Ed Hernandez
State Senator, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor

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