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01 Mar
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Thank You!

Dear Fellow Democrats,

I know that our team has sent a number of emails to you over the past few months, and I wanted to say thank you for engaging with us in a dialogue on the key issues that will continue to make California a beacon of hope for the nation and the world.

Election Day is June 5th – just 99 days away – and I hope to earn your support. If you have any ideas or policy issues that are important to you, please email me any time at eleni@eleniforca.com. My door is always open.

As you might have heard, I have campaigned in all 58 counties, meeting with activists and community leaders like YOU. I truly believe that our elected leaders need to listen to people in every corner of the state. I want to be your champion. Please sign up and keep in touch with our campaign.

Sincerely,

Eleni

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01 Mar
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Thank you Democrats!

Fellow Democrats,

We did it. Thanks to all of you who volunteered your time, chanted, held signs, talked to your friends about our campaign, and voted.  We won the most votes this weekend at the California Democratic Convention.

Saturday night was a testament to the idea that every vote counts, and showed a model for what we will do in our campaign. We created a grassroots, people-powered movement and didn’t take a single vote for granted.  While we didn’t reach the 60% threshold necessary for endorsement, we achieved a slim, but decisive margin of victory in a race with nearly 3,000 votes cast. Every vote really counted, and every bit of help you provided made the difference.

I’m proud to have the support of so many grassroots Democratic activists, working families, and community organizations. They represent the heart and soul of our Democratic Party and the values we all share.  Whether I earned your support or not yesterday, I am proud to stand with all of you as fellow Democrats. Together we are a Democratic Party that fights for communities like the one I grew up in, and make it possible for someone like me to go to college, become an eye doctor, and serve as a State Senator.

As your Lieutenant Governor, I’ll fight for those values – providing support for our working families, making college more affordable, ensuring access to healthcare for everyone, and expanding the number of good-paying jobs that people deserve.

Again, thank you to everyone who came out to support us this past weekend. This is a momentous victory for our campaign, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

With gratitude,
Dr. Ed Hernandez

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01 Mar
0

Jones crushes Becerra by 14 points

The results are in and we won!  At the California Democratic Party convention this past weekend, 56% of the delegates voted to endorse my candidacy for Attorney General.

My opponent the appointed attorney general received only 42% — a major blow to his campaign.  Our big victory at the party convention clearly demonstrates that my message is resonating with voters – our next attorney general needs to be a fighter, not a follower.

We are going to win the race, but I need your continued support to do it!  Please take minute to contribute $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford today.

If you want an Attorney General who will fight the Trump administration’s cruel and regressive policies, dismantle the schools-to-prison pipeline, and implement progressive criminal justice reform, now is the time to show your support.  Please contribute today!

On to victory,

Dave Jones

Insurance Commissioner and Candidate for Attorney General

PS: Our campaign has been endorsed by Democratic Clubs up and down the state, the California Federation of Teachers, and California NOW.  Please keep our momentum going by pitching in $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford today!

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01 Mar
0

ED HERNANDEZ CONSOLIDATES MORE PUBLIC SAFETY SUPPORT IN LG BID

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 27, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

ED HERNANDEZ CONSOLIDATES MORE PUBLIC SAFETY SUPPORT IN LG BID

Senator Hernandez Adds Anaheim Police Association to Roster of Support in Campaign for California Lieutenant Governor

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Today, State Senator Ed Hernandez scored an endorsement from the Anaheim Police Association in the race for California Lieutenant Governor. The endorsement follows news from earlier this week that the Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association also joined Hernandez’s statewide effort along with the fact that the Senator outperformed his competition at the California Democratic Party convention, winning the most votes among state delegates.

In making public their endorsement, Anaheim Police Association President Edgar Hampton, released the following statement:

“Senator Ed Hernandez has demonstrated a real concern for the safety of the public and the members of our organization. His support of law enforcement and his commitment to ensuring that local police departments have the resources necessary to protect and serve has earned Senator Hernandez the respect and admiration of law enforcement throughout our great state. We look forward to a strong working relationship with Ed Hernandez for years to come as our next Lieutenant Governor.”

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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01 Mar
0

LARA BUILDS ON MOMENTUM FROM CA DEM PARTY ENDORSEMENT, WINS CAPS’ COVETED SUPPORT

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 26, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

LARA BUILDS ON MOMENTUM FROM CA DEM PARTY ENDORSEMENT, WINS CAPS’ COVETED SUPPORT

California Association of Professional Scientists’ (CAPS) Gives the Nod to State Senator Ricardo Lara in Race for State Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA — Adding to his thriving momentum stemming from recent endorsements he’s earned from the California Democratic Party as well as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council, today State Senator Ricardo Lara picked up crucial support from the California Association of Professional Scientists’ (CAPS) in his campaign for State Insurance Commissioner.

In making public their endorsement, California Association of Professional Scientists’ (CAPS) President Patty Velez released the following statement:

“California’s state scientists support Ricardo Lara because he has been a champion for the important work we do to protect public health, the environment and California’s natural resources.  He understands that every Californian deserves clean air and water.   CAPS is proud to endorse him.”

Just days ago 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 (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
  • 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
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • California Association of Professional Scientists’ (CAPS)
  • 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)
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • Southeast LA Democratic Club
  • Humbert Humphrey Democratic Club
  • YES WE CAN Democratic Club of Long Beach
  • Burbank Democratic Club
  • Tri-Counties Democratic Club
  • Miracle Mile Democratic Club

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.

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01 Mar
0

Exciting news!

Betty at the 2018 CDP convention

Thank you for your support for my service as California State Controller.

I am excited to announce I have earned the formal endorsements of the California Democratic Party (CDP) and the California Young Democrats for my re-election, receiving the highest number of CDP delegate votes of any statewide candidate seeking endorsement.

These organizations join the dozens of labor, environmental, business, and women’s organizations in recognizing my dedication to our shared goals of expanding educational and economic opportunities and protecting our environment while exercising fiscal responsibility.

With 100 days to go before the June primary election, I am working hard to get my message out to voters and engage with constituents around the state.

Can you help with our 100-day countdown and help ensure we have the resources we need to talk to voters? Please consider contributing $100, $50, or $25 to my campaign so we may reach our month-end goal.

I am buoyed by the momentum of the campaign and invigorated by my work for the diverse communities of the Golden State amidst rapid changes in the economy.  Thank you for your sustained support.

Sincerely,

Betty

Betty Yee

P. S. Please make a contribution today.  Thank you

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01 Mar
0

IN LG RACE, CASCADE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ENDORSEMENTS KEEP FALLING HERNANDEZ’S WAY

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 28, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

IN LG RACE, CASCADE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ENDORSEMENTS KEEP FALLING HERNANDEZ’S WAY

Los Angeles School Police Officers Association Join Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association, Anaheim Police Association in Backing Hernandez Just this Week in Race for California Lieutenant Governor

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Continuing to outpace his competition in the race for crucial endorsements as he campaigns for California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Ed Hernandez gained the support of the Los Angeles School Police Officers Association. To date, Senator Hernandez has won every single major law enforcement endorsement in the Lieutenant Governor’s contest.

In making public their endorsement, Rudy Perez,  Vice President of the Los Angeles School Police Officers Association released the following statement:

“The Los Angeles School Police Officers Association is proud to give our enthusiastic support to Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor. He’s been an ally, partner and champion for law enforcement and public safety in our state and we know Ed Hernandez will continue this proud tradition as California’s next Lieutenant Governor. We are proud to stand with Ed Hernandez because he has stood with us on school and neighborhood safety issues time and again to protect students and children while keeping local communities safe.”

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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