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21 Jan
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An extraordinary day I’ll never forget

Kamala Harris

Hi, Fresno County —

It’s been a year since I took the stage in Washington to stand in solidarity with women around the country to advance an agenda rooted in equality, justice, and tolerance for all.

I’ll never forget that day.

It was an extraordinary moment where all women proved we cannot be dismissed or written off to the sidelines.

What I said at the first Women’s March holds true to this day: that while they may have the House, the Senate, and the White House, they have not and cannot take away our power — because it belongs with the people.

We have the power — as we have demonstrated throughout this past year — to create a more perfect union where the law finally guarantees equal pay for equal work, no matter your gender or race.

We have the power to defend women’s reproductive freedom and ensure millions of women won’t be left without care if Planned Parenthood is defunded by the Republicans.

We have the power to end this government shutdown and ensure Dreamers are protected from deportation, 9 million kids are insured, and we can fund our essential services like disaster relief and community health centers.

Last year’s march was the beginning of a movement that has empowered millions of women to say #MeToo and to challenge our supposed leaders in Washington who are desperate to force us backward.

It’s a movement that understands that the arc of the universe is long, but it always bends toward justice — and with an understanding that it is our responsibility to work hard and bend it ourselves.

Never forget that your voice is your power. You cannot create change if you sit on the sidelines waiting for someone else, even me, to solve the problems facing your community or this country.

Whether or not you were able to participate in the march last year or this year, this is a moment in time that is demanding all of us to dig deep and take ownership of the future. Be brave and stand with us in fighting for the people.

We are strong when we raise our voices together and that is precisely what we did one year ago — and what we will continue to do in the difficult weeks, months, and years ahead.

When people of all ages, colors, religions, and backgrounds come together, unified in our collective struggle for justice, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.

Stay involved — and we will win this fight in the end. Thank you.

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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21 Jan
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This weekend not only marked the beginning of a government shutdown — but yesterday was also the one year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration.

Over the last year, we’ve been inundated with attacks on our rights and values, and had to constantly worry about nuclear war. Our president and Congress gave away billions to the wealthiest Americans, let funding for children’s health care expire, fueled hate and discrimination, refused to support immigration reform that would keep families together, and failed us as a nation. And now the president’s partisan games has forced the federal government to shut down.

Yet, Californians haven’t cowered in fear, or let pessimism drag us down. We’ve organized our communities, launched winning campaigns for office, registered our neighbors to vote, and prepared to turn the 2018 election into the start of a new era for our state and our nation.

What happens next is up to you. I’m ready to stand up to Washington and build a better future for California, but I need your help.

Will you chip in and make sure we have the resources to keep California on a better road than Washington?

Right now, governors and state officials are Americans’ last line of defense. I’ve been proud to have worked with Governor Brown time and again to get things done for Californians when Washington refused, and I’ve been proud to know that you have our backs.

With the 2018 election approaching fast, Californians need to know, now more than ever, that their next governor will do more than just give speeches when our president threatens to destabilize our communities, take away our rights, and bully our members of Congress — we need a governor who will continue to deliver results.

I’m ready to be the governor that Californians can count on, no matter what happens in Washington. But I need your help to turn the enthusiasm of our movement into victory on Election Day.

Chip in now to make sure we have the resources to build a better road for California in 2018.

Thanks for your support,

John

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21 Jan
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I Stand with Public Sector Workers || AFSCME Stands with Me

As you likely have heard, the federal government shut down at midnight on Friday. In my 24 years as a Member of Congress, I had the honor of getting to know our federal employees and the families that their valuable work supports. I’m disappointed that the livelihood of so many workers now is at risk of furloughs and more. No one would run a business the way leaders in Washington are running our government.

For decades, I’ve fought alongside our brothers and sisters in the labor movement to protect the rights of California workers, whether by supporting collective action, protecting the fundamental fairness of agency fees, or protecting the rights of hard working families to fair pay. I am proud to earn the endorsement of AFSCME California and its more than 179,000 members in my bid to remain your Attorney General.

AFSCME recently joined the growing list of labor groups who stand with me because I stand with labor, including:

  • California Teachers Association
  • California Professional Firefighters Association
  • California Building & Construction Trades Council
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers
  • California State Law Enforcement Association
  • California Pipe Trades State Council
  • Laborers International Union of North America
  • Service Employees International Union

I am humbled by their support and look forward to continuing to advocate for California’s working families.

Will you join AFSCME, CTA, SEIU and other labor unions in supporting me to remain our state’s legal advocate and chief law enforcement officer? Together, we will continue to fight for fairness and opportunity!

Sincerely,

Xavier

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20 Jan
0

A year of Trump

Early this morning, on the anniversary of his inauguration, President Trump shut down the federal government.

He had an easy opportunity to demonstrate presidential leadership and he failed miserably.

If after a year of President Trump you’ve had enough, chip in $10 today so that we can take the fight to Washington and stand up for our progressive values.

Here in California, State Senate Leader Kevin de León has passed balanced, on-time budgets that invest in healthcare, education, infrastructure and our most vulnerable communities.

But leadership isn’t just about balancing budgets.

The moment Trump was elected, Kevin launched our California Resistance.

We knew Trump would launch attack after attack on California, because by a margin of 10 to 1 – our electorate rejected his politics fueled by resentment, bigotry, and misogyny.

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Without equivocating or wavering, Kevin is leading the charge to defend our immigrant communities, bolster our landmark climate policies, protect California taxpayers, and ensure a free and open internet.

Today, the Golden State is stronger and more resilient than ever before – a beacon of hope in uncertain times.

Donate to our campaign today so that Kevin can keep leading the California Resistance and tell Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans that Californians have had enough.

Thank you,

Team KDL

 

Kevin De León for Senate
3605 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 426
Long Beach CA 90807 United States

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20 Jan
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Ending this government shutdown

Kamala Harris

Exactly one year after President Trump was sworn into office, our government has shut down. Americans don’t deserve this kind of dysfunction. We have to act now.

If you believe Republican leaders like Trump and McConnell should pass a bipartisan agreement that reopens the government and protects the Dreamers, then sign my petition today demanding the GOP end the Trump shutdown.

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Fresno County –

Government by crisis is not an effective way to lead this country and we need to fight back now if we’re going to reopen the government, fund essential priorities and save the Dreamers from being deported.

I am confident that if enough of us come together this weekend we can make Republican leaders hear the voices of the American people who are rightly frustrated. Let’s use this opportunity to reject the false choices of our politics and do the right thing. So I’m asking:

Will you sign my petition to Republican leaders demanding they pass a bipartisan resolution that will reopen the government and protect the Dreamers from deportation? Your voice is needed in this fight now, more than ever.

This is not some partisan political game — this is about people’s lives. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees, many of whom are living paycheck to paycheck, are facing furloughs — and the Dreamers are still terrified that they could face deportation.

I think you’ll agree that the American people deserve better than a dysfunctional Congress that won’t stand up to this president’s weak leadership and anti-immigrant policies.

We need this government shutdown to end as quickly as possible and that’s why I’m asking you to make your voice heard today and tell Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and all Republicans to do the right thing:

Sign my petition to GOP leaders demanding they stand up to Trump and pass a bipartisan resolution that will reopen the government and protect the Dreamers.

Thanks for all you do,

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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20 Jan
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CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Sneak peek of my new campaign video

I have exciting news from my campaign for Attorney General and I want you to be the first to see it. We are releasing a video that documents my record of fighting for progressive Values.

Watch the video here!

As Insurance Commissioner I lead a statewide law enforcement agency which fights for consumers.

I have taken on:

  • Big insurance companies
  • Corrupt public officials and CEOs
  • Hospitals committing fraud and cracked down on the underground economy.

I have saved Californians over $2 billion by rejecting unfair rate hikes. And I have fought corporate mergers that would harm consumers.

That’s the type of Attorney General I will be:  A fighter, not a follower.

Please join me in the fight by endorsing my candidacy. 

DAVE JONES

California Insurance Commissioner and Candidate for Attorney General

www.davejones2018.com

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20 Jan
0

1 year of Trump → 1 day of shutdown

Join us.

On Trump’s one-year anniversary as president, we’re on day one of a government shutdown.

Make no mistake, Jeff. This shutdown happened because this president and his party are too incompetent and ill-intentioned to do their jobs and keep the federal government up and running. It happened because they are incapable of governing, and it’s time for it to end.

Here’s the good news: We can take back the House AND the Senate from them this November.

Whether we win or lose this year depends on the work we put in right now. And there’s no better way to commemorate Trump’s first year in office than by showing him we’re ready to elect Democrats who will stand up to his awful agenda.

By organizing in every community nationwide, 2018 can be the year we elect candidates who will defend health care for all and level the playing field for working families. It can be the year we elect a Congress that will hold this administration accountable, and it can be the year we start getting this country back on track.

Let this day be a turning point. Let it be the day that we roll up our sleeves and commit to working together to make sure that we elect Democrats who will fight for every American.

Thanks for all you do,

Tom Perez

Chair
Democratic National Committee

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