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26 Mar
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Taking the Fight to the NRA

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

Today I joined tens of thousands across California in marching to demand sensible gun safety laws to protect our schools, communities and homes! #MarchForOurLives

At the Sacramento Press Club debate earlier this week, I asked my opponents in the race for Attorney General to repudiate any endorsement from the NRA and return any contributions from the NRA and from gun manufacturers.  The Republicans said they would not repudiate an NRA endorsement or decline gun money.  We are still waiting for an answer from the Appointed Attorney General, who ducked the debate .

I am proud to stand up to the NRA, the gun manufacturers and anyone else who opposes sensible gun safety laws.

As Attorney General, I will also make sure that we take guns from the thousands of Californians who by law should not have a gun.  The Appointed Attorney General has failed to eliminate the huge backlog in the Armed Prohibited Persons Database which he administers.  He has been in office over a year and failed to take guns from thousands who are subject to domestic violence restraining orders, violent felonies, or have been adjudicated too mentally ill to have a gun.  He is simply not doing the job.

I look forward to making Calfornia safer as Attorney General, by strongly enforcing our gun safety laws and advocating for more sensible gun safety laws.

If you have not already done so, you can join our campaign here.  Forward this email to your friends, colleagues and neighbors and urge them to support me too.

Thanks for all you are doing to make California a better place.

Sincerely,

Dave Jones

California Insurance Commissioner and Candidate for Attorney General

Dave Jones for Attorney General

“A Fighter, Not a Follower.”

www.davejones2018.com

 

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26 Mar
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March for Our Lives

*** Alex Padilla has been endorsed for CA Secretary of State by the CDP ***

Alex Padilla

Today we marched with our boys in Los Angeles’ March for Our Lives. Our children are our future, and we stand with them to demand the change we wish to see in the world.

We marched because we’ve had enough of this White House and the members of Congress who take their marching orders from the NRA.

We marched because when we drop our kids off at school, we want to know that they are going to be safe.

We marched because since the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, we’ve lost another 73 students to senseless gun violence.

We marched because “thoughts and prayers” aren’t enough.

Our young people led today and we were proud to follow. But they aren’t just marching. They’re registering and pre-registering to vote. And they’re making sure their classmates, neighbors and friends are too.

Join us in helping raise those pre-registration numbers to 100,000 new voters.  Please encourage everyone you know who is 16 years or older to pre-register or register to vote by going to registertovote.ca.gov.

Thank you for standing with our young leaders,

Alex and Angela Padilla

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26 Mar
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Today, we marched

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

Today, alongside my family and campaign team, I marched in solidarity with children and families across the nation who say #EnoughisEnough and #NeverAgain.

In 2018, there have been over two dozen school shootings in the United States. Two dozen shootings in fewer than three months. Thousands of children are shattered from the trauma and the apathy surrounding this important issue. We can no longer stay silent.  

We need sensible gun control now. 

Today, we marched, but tomorrow we demand real change. And I couldn’t be more proud to stand with my teenage sons, Neo and Eon, and witness an entire generation of activists standing strong and galvanizing this movement.

Wake up Washington, it’s the dawning of a new era – and our children are leading the charge.

But it’s up to all of us to ensure their voices are heard – not just in the streets, but at the decision-making table. Change happens when entire communities are mobilized, when words are put into action, and when elected leaders actually listen to the very people they are supposed to represent.

This is what the future looks like – people taking power into their own hands – and it’s time to listen and to act.

Change is coming. 

Eleni

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26 Mar
0

An important moment

Kamala Harris

All across the country, millions of Americans are rising up alongside the students from Stoneman Douglas High School to demand action on gun violence.

I met with some of them this morning and I saw courage, determination, and solidarity in the faces of those who are participating in the march today.

The students from Stoneman Douglas have turned their mourning into a movement — and I genuinely believe they have changed the conversation about gun violence in America.

From here, we need to look to our youth for inspiration. They are teaching all of us so many lessons on activism and action in the face of tragedy. I wish Congressional leaders had their courage and determination to stand up to the gun lobby.

This was an essential moment in the fight to end gun violence, but there is a long road ahead — and the gun lobby will not give in without a fight. That’s why I’m asking:

Can you split a donation between my campaign and Gabby Gifford’s organization devoted to ending the gun violence epidemic? Your support will make a significant difference in countering the corrupting influence of the gun lobby in Washington:

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Our youth have always been our future. Then, now, and forever. And because their optimism is contagious, I believe these kids will be the generation that ends the gun violence epidemic.

Thanks for everything you do,

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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26 Mar
0

Congratulate our new Senate President pro Tempore!

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This week, Senator Toni Atkins made history when she was sworn in as the new head of the California Senate.

Her swearing in on Wednesday makes Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins both the first woman and first openly LGBTQ Californian to lead the upper house of our state legislature.

As Atkins said when she was sworn in, “It’s about time.” Will you join us in congratulating Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins on this historic moment by signing our card today?

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With the support of California Democrats like you and Democratic legislators up and down the state, Senator Toni Atkins is going to lead California to even more progressive victories for our great state.

Join us in congratulating Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins today. Sign our official card.

Thanks for helping us mark this historic moment!

The CADEM Team

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26 Mar
0

CDP Weekly Update

Weekly Update – March 23, 2018

It’s been another productive week for the CDP. See below for a recap of this week’s activities.

RIP Nancy McFadden

We were saddened to learn that Nancy McFadden, Chief of Staff to Governor Jerry Brown, passed away this morning. She was one of the most thoughtful, intelligent and effective public servants working anywhere in California, and she played a crucial role in stabilizing California during the worst days of the Great Recession, while aiding Governor Brown in crafting our remarkable economic recovery.

Her service to the people of California began during the Gray Davis years. She joined the Davis Administration after having established herself a skilled and effective part of the Clinton Administration, where she had served in numerous posts, including the Justice Department and the Office of the Vice President.

Our state was very fortunate to have such an accomplished, compassionate and effective woman serving the public. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancys family, with Governor Brown and First Lady Ann Gust, and with the peerless team Nancy so ably led in the Governors Office.

Black Women’s Democratic Club Launch Party A Huge Success!

We wanted to provide you this quick recap from the organizers of last night’s launch:

Last night’s BWDC launch party was a total success.  Over 200 women and a few men who support us showed up from all over the State of California.  In an era of rhetoric and ridiculousness, a group of intergenerational Black Women in Los Angeles have decided to take a stand for Black Women and our community.

Board members Kashina Young, Joy Masha, Sydney Kamlager Dove, Jacqueline Horton, Rachel Brashier, Myla Rahman and Nourbese Flint are excited about expanding the current political representation and participation of Black women as voters, candidates and elected/appointed officials.

Congratulations Black Women’s Democratic Club on an amazing event! And as always, If you’d like us to help promote your event, please e-mail CDP Communications Director John Vigna.

March For Our Lives Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday, 3/24) students and gun violence prevention supporters will take part in the nationwide March For Our Lives, organized by the survivors of last month’s horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

CDP Organizers have been working closely with event organizers in key battlegrounds represented by pro-NRA Republicans. Click here to find an event near you, or text ENOUGH to 97779 for a list of the nearest events from the CDP’s new mobile alerts.

In Memory of Stephon Clark

Earlier this week, Sacramento was the scene of the latest in a series of incidents across the nation where an unarmed, young Black man was shot to death by law enforcement. Stephon Clark, 20, was killed in his own backyard, holding a cell phone that law enforcement mistook for a weapon.

Stephon Clark’s death has generated national headlines, as have the protests and vigils held in his memory. Many of the CDP HQ staff live, or have lived, in the same neighborhood that Stephon Clark called home. Some of us have kids who will look like Stephon when they’re older, and some of us have kids who looked like Stephon when they were his age. He was part of our community, and he could have been our son, loved one or friend. We are deeply saddened, frustrated and angered by his death.

Our thoughts and prayers are, of course, with his family and friends who are mourning his death. But we know thoughts and prayers are not enough. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter activists, family members and friends of Stephon Clark who have organized vigils, marches and protests to seek justice for him. Democrats at every level must work for change and reform that will make these injustices a thing of the past.

 

 

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26 Mar
0

Something strange is going on…

Kamala Harris

I wanted to update you quickly on something that’s been happening to our campaign in recent weeks: a sudden surge of right-wing attacks.

It started about a month or so ago when Trump’s favorite Fox News host, Sean Hannity, attacked Kamala saying she was “unhinged” for calling out GOP leaders for failing to protect DACA recipients from deportation.

Then a former White House advisor attacked us too. Then right-wing outlets like Breitbart and Fox & Friends piled on. Then came an avalanche of hate-filled tweets and Facebook comments. I’ll spare you the details.

Here’s what I think is happening: Kamala and our campaign have focused on building a powerful coalition of Americans that can stand up to this Administration’s agenda and articulate an aspirational vision of this country rooted in justice and equality. To them, that’s terrifying. Hence the attacks.

Now, this is all troubling — but it’s nothing we can’t handle thanks to supporters like you. I’m reaching out to ask you to make a contribution to Senator Kamala Harris’ campaign. Your support helps us fight back against these right-wing attacks. Can Kamala count on you?

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Thank you for always standing with our campaign. These attacks will not work in silencing Kamala or this community of committed progressive activists.

Talk more soon,

Juan Rodriguez
Campaign Manager
Kamala Harris for Senate

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