03 Apr

Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club endorses Dave Jones!

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






The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club – San Francisco’s largest Democratic Club – joined a host of LGBTQ organizations in supporting Dave Jones for Attorney General. Founded in 1976, the Club has been instrumental in electing progressive candidates who are part a part of or strongly supportive of the LGBTQ community.

“The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club membership affirmatively endorsed Dave Jones for Attorney General because of his track record of being a true progressive activist and a friend of the LGBTQ community. The Club’s membership determined that Dave Jones is the most qualified candidate to resist Trump and his regressive policies, and that Dave can deliver swift action and tangible results.” – Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club Co-Presidents Carolina Morales and Honey Mahogany.

“It’s an honor to receive the support of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club, whose members are on front lines of the fight for progressive policies in San Francisco and throughout California. The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club has been at the forefront of the effort to defend LGBTQ rights from assault.  I look forward to working with the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club to continue to advance a progressive agenda for California,” said Dave Jones, candidate for Attorney General.

The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club joins other prominent LGBTQ organizations to endorse Dave Jones for Attorney General. Other LGBTQ organizations endorsing Dave Jones for Attorney General include the Stonewall Democratic Club and the Stonewall Young Democrats.

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03 Apr


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


For Immediate Release

April 2, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

AFSCME California PEOPLE Joins Extensive Labor Coalition Backing Ricardo Lara for California Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA– Expanding his wide-ranging list of high-powered support among working families, today State Senator Ricardo Lara was endorsed by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) California PEOPLE in his bid to be California’s next Insurance Commissioner.

In a statement released following the endorsement, Assistant Political Action Director Brian Allison remarked:

“AFSCME California PEOPLE is proud to give our strong support to Senator Ricardo Lara’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner. A longtime champion of working families who knows what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck, Ricardo has tirelessly fought to working to create more good paying jobs, enact protections for workers, and leading the charge in ensuring access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Californians. Throughout his career in public service, Ricardo has been there for our members, and we know he’ll be a bold force for workers and consumers as California’s next Insurance Commissioner, fighting to create a more fair economy for everyone.”

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.

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)
  • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP)
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • AFSCME California PEOPLE
  • 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


  • California Democratic Party
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • LGBTQ Victory Fund
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) Action
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • San Diego Progressive Democratic Club
  • 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

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02 Apr

One of those moments you know you will never forget…

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

Once in a while on a campaign, you have moments you know you will never forget.

I had that moment this past week at an event where a little girl stood up strong, before a crowd of dozens and asked me, “What can a girl like me do to help a strong girl like you win?”

I told her that she was doing it — showing up and being involved, even at such a young age. That’s how we win this.

So much of this campaign for Governor is about inspiring that next generation of leaders and citizens in our state. That’s why this moment was so meaningful for me — it reminded me of why I do what I do.

We’re taking our campaign to the people, campaigning all across the state. I believe that all parts of our state deserve to hear from those asking to lead California as Governor.

Can you pitch in today to make sure we get our message out to all Californians?

Thank you,

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02 Apr

Happy Easter

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

Between Passover and Easter, I know you would rather be spending time with family and friends, so let me start by thanking you for opening this email.

We’ve been working our hearts out to get our bold, progressive message in front of as many Californians as possible.

Our first public fundraising deadline is tonight at midnight, and how much we raise will be absolutely critical to our campaign’s future.

So I’m making my last personal ask of you — please chip in $5 or whatever you can afford right now.

I wish I didn’t have to fundraise to be competitive in this election. Believe me: I’d rather be spending 100% of my time talking about safeguarding our environment, protecting our immigrant brothers and sisters from this racist administration, or fighting for good jobs for hard working Californians.

But we’ll be using your money to continue to talk to voters from corner to corner of this state. And you can trust me on this: we won’t be wasting a cent.

We don’t need to match my opponent’s fundraising — we can win this campaign with thousands of contributions of $5, $10, and $25 from folks like you.

So, if you can afford it, please chip in to my campaign.

Thanks so much, and have a great weekend,



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Kevin De León for Senate (ID# C00658773)
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02 Apr

TJ is our guy on health care

TJ Cox for Congress

I’m Kathy — TJ’s wife, and the head of the Cox-Murphy household (just ask our kids).

I know that health care access is a huge issue in our community. As a pediatric ICU physician, I see firsthand the consequences and injustice of our current health care system. Many of the kids I take care of in the ICU would never be there in the first place if they had access to health care.

That’s why I’m proud that TJ has spent the last 7 years securing investment to establish clinics across the Central Valley to provide health care access where it’s needed most.

Today, those clinics deliver upwards of 100,000 appointments to local families each year. That’s a lot of children, working families, and seniors who now have a chance to get the care they need to live healthier lives.

TJ wouldn’t brag about this, but bridging the gap between private investors, federal dollars, and local stakeholders was no small task. It took determination, know-how, and perseverance — the same qualities he’ll utilize in Congress to secure access to healthcare for everyone.

Tonight is TJ’s first big FEC deadline since he launched in CA-21. We’re closing in on our fundraising goal, but we still need your help to get over the top. Can you chip in a donation of any amount to help us hit this mark and send TJ to Congress?

Thanks for your support!

Kathy Murphy, M.D.


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02 Apr


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

I will never forget the day I came home from elementary school with an assignment about heroes.

I asked my father, “Who is your hero, Dad?”

He said, “Cesar Chavez, of course.” We sat in our living room in Sacramento, in comfortable chairs, eating dinner. But life for my father had not always been so comfortable.

My father came to America from Greece when he was just 14 years old – alone with no money. He started out as a farmworker in the fields of Lodi, California. And although he never met him, my father knew all about Cesar Chavez – and Dolores Huerta.

“They demanded better conditions for us – better tools, and places for us to wash our hands and go to the bathroom. Eleni, I was amazed – what power did they have to get these things for us?”

It was my father’s first lesson in America: the power of organizing. 

Organizing is a deep-rooted value in my family and underpins the work I have done my entire life – in public service and activism. I believe that working people must always have the right to organize, collectively bargain, and earn living wages. 

I’ve stood with the United Farm Workers and I am so proud that President Arturo Rodriguez recognized my contributions by presenting me with the UFW flag in 2005. It now hangs in our campaign office as a reminder of Cesar Chavez’s legacy and that we must fight for what is right each and every day.

My campaign for Lt. Governor is built on the same principles.

I am the only candidate campaigning in all 58 counties, meeting Californians throughout the state and listening to their concerns and priorities. We launched a County Captain program to activate the supporters we’ve met throughout the campaign to organize their communities. 

It’s because of the work of fearless leaders like Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta that our state continues to be a beacon of hope for so many in this country – and in the world.

With the political assaults coming from Washington, we need leaders at the top with a backbone to protect our immigrants, values, and diversity.

That’s why I’m running for Lt. Governor, and I am deeply thankful for your ongoing support. Please sign up to be an active member on this team and organize your community.




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02 Apr


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


For Immediate Release

March 29, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


Long Beach Police Officers Association Latest Group to Back Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor of California

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Expanding his lengthy list of support from public safety organizations as he seeks the office of California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez was endorsed by the Long Beach Police Officers Association. Hernandez has earned over 30 public safety endorsements over the course of his campaign.

In a statement released following the announced endorsement, Long Beach Police Officers Association President Jim Foster declared:

“The men and women of the Long Beach Police Officers’ Association are honored to support Senator Ed Hernandez as our next Lieutenant Governor.  He has a long public service record of solving complex problems with common sense solutions, and he has been a consistent advocate for public safety personnel.  We are confident that Ed Hernandez is the right choice to build a safer California for all people.”

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.

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.

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