Blog

13 Dec
0

Demand Doug Jones be seated ASAP

Kamala Harris

Last night, the people of Alabama rejected the politics of bigotry and hate and elected a progressive Democrat to the U.S. Senate. It was an historic night and a powerful reminder that Democrats can win anywhere in 2018.

But before we can take a break and celebrate our victory, we have a problem: Republican leaders are planning to wait until January to seat Doug Jones — after we vote again on their tax plan.

This is an outrage. Doug opposes this plan to give massive tax breaks to the top 1% and strip health care from millions of Americans. He should get to vote on it.

Sign the petition to demand Doug Jones be seated in the U.S. Senate as soon as possible — before we vote again on the tax bill. Alabama voters deserve to have their voices heard in this fight.

SIGN THE PETITION

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said just a few weeks ago that we should “let the people of Alabama make the call” in this race. Well, they did — now Republicans need to give that will a voice in the Senate.

So much is at stake in Washington right now — from the tax bill, to net neutrality, to the urgent issue Doug mentioned in his victory speech: the ongoing fight to save health care for nine million lower-income kids.

There is no reason other than craven political opportunism to delay seating Doug and that’s why we need to put pressure on the Republicans today before they get away with this:

Click here to sign our petition demanding Doug Jones be seated in the U.S. Senate before we vote again on the tax bill.

Last night was a tremendous victory in the fight for the best of who we are as a country and if we continue to do the hard work over the next year, I believe next holiday season we’ll be celebrating a Democratic and progressive Congress.

Thanks for all you do.

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senate, California

SIGN THE PETITION

 

Read More
12 Dec
0

Rally at Devin Nunes Clovis Office Dec. 12

Including music from the Raging Grannies

Read More
12 Dec
0

No Title

Read More
11 Dec
0

5 Days Left to Sign up for Health Care Plans that Start Jan 1, 2018

Read More
11 Dec
0

A big endorsement!


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


Betty Yee for State Controller Betty Yee for State Controller

Sierra Club California Endorses Betty Yee for Re-election as California Controller 

Sacramento — Sierra Club California endorsed Betty Yee for re-election as California Controller.  As Controller, Yee serves as the chief fiscal officer for California, which is the sixth largest economy in the world.  Yee is responsible for safeguarding our finances and the accountability and disbursement of the state’s resources.  She also serves on 70 boards and commissions including the State Lands Commission that manages our state public lands.

In her first term, Yee, among other things, led the State Lands Commission (SLC) to shutter Platform Holly off of the Santa Barbara County Coast, the first off-shore platform to be decommissioned in 30 years; secure dedicated funding to properly abandon leaking offshore oil wells; close the last coastal sand mine operation in the United States; address air quality in communities affected by port operations; and protect public access to our beaches.

Sierra Club California Director Kathryn Phillips stated, “The policy reach of the Controller’s Office is vast, and Betty Yee has significantly led the intersectional, stakeholder-driven work on climate policy in her capacity serving on the State Lands Commission, the boards of CalPERS and CalSTRS, and numerous financing authorities.”

“I am proud Sierra Club California is standing with me in my re-election for State Controller,” Yee said.  “Together with the leading advocacy of Sierra Club California, I look forward to continuing our urgent work to sustain our environment through sound energy and water policies, coastal protection, natural resources preservation, and wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation.”

Yee has served as Controller since January 2015, following two terms on the State Board of Equalization.  Her work on the boards of CalPERS and CalSTRS, the largest public pension funds in the United States, has received national and international recognition as it relates to integrating environmental considerations in investment decisions and insisting on climate competency on corporate boards.

Sierra Club California is the legislative and regulatory advocacy arm of the 13 Sierra Club chapters in California, representing more than 400,000 members and supporters statewide.

Read More
11 Dec
0

RELEASE: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Endorse Xavier Becerra for Attorney General


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


 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             

December 6, 2017

 

Contact: Roger Salazar (916) 284-1255, rsalazar@alzamedia.com

 

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Endorses Xavier Becerra for Attorney General 2018

 

SACRAMENTO – Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) announced today its endorsement of Xavier Becerra for California Attorney General.

 

“Attorney General Xavier Becerra has spent his career, including more than two decades in congress, championing access to sexual, reproductive and women’s health care,” said Crystal Strait, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. “That is why PPAC without any hesitation strongly endorses him for California Attorney General. Now more than ever, as the administration continues its relentless assault on Planned Parenthood, we need leaders like Attorney General Becerra who are standing up and fighting for millions who rely on this essential health care.”

 

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California,” said Attorney General Xavier Becerra. “I have vowed in my current position as Attorney General to defend the reproductive rights of Californians and ensure continued access to health care for the one million Californians who depend on Planned Parenthood. All women in California have a right to make their own personal healthcare decisions and I will do everything in my power to protect these rights in California.”

 

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of higher-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood Organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions.

 

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California joins a growing list of endorsements for Xavier Becerra including:

  • California Teachers Association
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California State Building and Construction Trades Council
  • California State Pipe Trades Council
  • SEIU California
  • Laborers International Union of North America and
  • California Statewide Law Enforcement Association, among others.

Xavier Becerra became California’s 33rd Attorney General in January of 2017 when he was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown and confirmed by the California State Legislature. Becerra’s work as California’s chief law enforcement officer follows more than two decades of service representing the people of Los Angeles in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

###

Read More
11 Dec
0

INFLUENTIAL LATINO ORG ENDORSES HERNANDEZ IN LT. GOV BID


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


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 7, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

 

INFLUENTIAL LATINO ORG ENDORSES HERNANDEZ IN LT. GOV BID 
The Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee is Latest Prominent Organization to Back Senator Ed Hernandez in Statewide Race

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — One day after announcing his campaign for California Lt. Governor had exceeded well over 60 labor union endorsements, today State Senator Hernandez secured an endorsement from one of the most influential Latino organizations in California, the Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee (MABA PAC).

In announcing their endorsement, Mexican America Bar Association Political Action Committee President Felipe Plascencia released the following statement:

“Senator Ed Hernandez understands that in order to move California forward we must continue to celebrate our great diversity—not demonize immigrants or separate families. He has been a fearless advocate in the State Legislature for Latino families and all Californians by enhancing economic opportunity, promoting educational equity, and expanding healthcare for the people of California, including the undocumented. Senator Ed Hernandez is deeply committed to the Mexican American Bar Association Political Action Committee’s mission to empower and educate the Latino community and we strongly endorse his campaign for Lieutenant Governor.”

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, click on the screen shot below:


Unshaken by big moneyed special interests, Hernandez not only has taken on Big Pharma but also fought Big Tobacco, as the architect of California’s landmark law to raise the state’s smoking age to 21.

In addition to today’s news, as of the June 30, 2017 fundraising deadline, Senator Hernandez had raised over $2 million for the statewide effort and has locked in far-reaching support across California.
To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here or on the screen shot below.


Several months back, Senator Hernandez released his first digital video, titled  “A California Story,” which can be viewed by clicking on the screen image below:

 

Beyond today’s announcement, Senator Dr. Hernandez’ campaign has released an expansive list of over 500 endorsements from grassroots activists, community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials, public safety groups and over 60 labor unions.

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.

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.

###

Read More