24 Oct

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24 Oct

Los Angeles Teachers Endorse Dave Jones for AG!

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

The 35,000 members of the United Teachers Los Angeles have voted to endorse me for Attorney General!

United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is, by far, the largest affiliate of the California Teachers Association (CTA).  It is also affiliated with the California Federation of Teachers (CFT).  UTLA’s House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to endorse me for California Attorney General in 2018.

Alex Caputo-Pearl, President of UTLA stated: “Dave Jones is a proven champion for California’s public schools.  Teachers trust Dave Jones to fight to ensure that all kids have access to quality education.  We strongly endorse Dave Jones for Attorney General.”

I am so excited to have the support of the 35,000 member strong United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA).  Teachers are one of the most critical pillars of a prospering nation and a functioning democracy.  They deserve our support.  I look forward to joining California’s teachers in fighting for education equity.

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24 Oct

Don’t Miss – PDA Meeting – The Climate Emergency with Russell Greene!







Join us for RUSSELL GREENE’S presentation 



Russell (Delegate appointed by Bernie to Platform Committee) 
presenting ‘Climate Emergency’ to
Committee members as term for Democratic Platform,
August 2016, Philadelphia – yes, successfully!

What:       PDA Chapter Meeting
When:      Wednesday, October 25       6:00 pm Supper   7:00 pm  Agenda
Where:     Denny’s Meeting Room – 1110 E. Shaw – Fresno – 
AGENDA, RSVP map and directions here.

Russell Greene is on PDA’s national leadership team for Stop Global Warming. He has devoted most of his life to this effort. Bernie got to know Russell as we recruited him to run for President, and as you see, he appointed Russell to the Platform Committee to work on the Environmental Platform of the Democratic Party. But Russell’s climate Resume is much greater, as you’ll hear from Diane Gardenhire as she introduces him. Please see our Agenda and RSVP here.

Russell will join us via video teleconference and discuss where we stand now, but will also tell us about a climate solution project he has been working on for some time. You won’t want to miss this!

Looking forward to seeing you!

We hope you can make it!

In solidarity,



Judy Hess

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24 Oct


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



For Immediate Release

October 23, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


325,000 Member California Teachers Association Joins Broad Working Families’ Coalition of Nurses, Electricians, Pipe Fitters, Truck Drivers, Public Safety Officers, Iron Workers, Sheet Metal Workers, Hotel Workers, Machinists, Roofers and Waterproofers, Musicians, Laborers, Painters, Engineers, Scientists, Steelworkers, Transportation Workers and Scores of Others in Backing Hernandez’ Statewide Campaign

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Serving as one of the biggest and most significant endorsements yet in the race for California Lt. Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez earned the highly coveted support of the California Teachers Association (CTA).

In announcing their endorsement, California Teachers Association President Eric Heins released the following statement:

“The California Teachers Association is proud to announce our endorsement of Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lt. Governor. He’s been a leader in fighting for more investments in local neighborhood schools and in standing up for educators and our students. Senator Hernandez has been an effective state lawmaker when it comes to education policy and we know we’ll continue to be a champion for public education as our state’s next Lt. Governor. He has our full support.”

Also, over the weekend, CTA President Heins remarked: “Senator Hernandez has a proven and demonstrated track record of supporting students, educators and public education,” said CTA President Eric Heins. “He’s the first in his family to graduate from college and he believes that an education is the greatest equalizer in our society… CTA went on to note, “Hernandez has a master plan for higher education, in which the Lieutenant Governor plays a vital role, and his voting record in both the California Assembly and Senate reflects his commitment to all students.”

To date, Senator Hernandez has won endorsements from over 50 organizations that represent working women and men.

Significantly, just weeks ago, 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, Senator Hernandez has 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 400 endorsements from grassroots activists, community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials, public safety groups and over 50 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.

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24 Oct


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



For Immediate Release

October 23, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

Influential CTA Calls Senator Ricardo Lara “Fearless” and a “Bold Progressive Leader for All Californians”

LONG BEACH, CA — Continuing to expand his far-reaching alliance of support as he campaigns for the office of California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara received a powerful endorsement from the California Teachers Association, an organization that represents 325,000 educators across the state.

In announcing their endorsement of Senator Lara’s Insurance Commissioner bid, California Teachers Association President Eric Heins stated:

“Senator Ricardo Lara has long been a fearless and bold progressive leader for all Californians. He’s been an advocate, an ally and a force on behalf of students and educators in our local communities. The California Teachers Association is thrilled to support Senator Ricardo Lara in his bid for California Insurance Commissioner because we know he will fight vigorously to keep Californians in control of our lives and our future, and he’ll work tirelessly to protect patients, working families, immigrants and the people of our state.”

Also, just yesterday the California Teachers Association wrote: “In recommending Senator Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner, Council delegates endorsed his record as a consistent and steadfast partner and advocate for students and educators. As recently as 2016, CTA worked in partnership with Lara to pass Proposition 58 to repeal bilingual education restrictions in California public schools… Lara is the only declared and viable candidate for Insurance Commissioner. As a candidate for the office that would work most closely on regulating insurance companies and health plans, Lara is dedicated to a thoughtful inclusive conversation for how to achieve universal healthcare.”
To view Senator Ricardo Lara’s digital video ad, “Embolden,” click on the screen shot below:

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:

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 (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 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 Tony Mendoza
  • 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 Raul Bocanegra
  • State Assembly Member Rudy Salas
  • State Assembly Member Autumn Burke
  • State Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • State Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Young Democrats’ President Eddie Kirby
  • San Diego Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee

Organizations Representing Working People

  • California Teachers Association
  • 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 Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • 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 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 Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Equality California (EQCA)

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24 Oct

One Year Left Rally on Sunday, Nov 5th. Hanford Civic Auditorium

November 05, 2017 1:00 PM

Location:Hanford Civic Auditorium400 N Douty St, Hanford, CA 93230

Host Contact Info: Norberto Gonzalez 951-442-8041

One Year Left

David Valadao has voted with Republicans in 97% of votes so far in the current session and voted in line with Trump’s position in 100% of the votes. David rejects that climate change has anything to do with drought in California and opposes federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.

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24 Oct

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Saturday, December 8,  North Gym Rm 118 CSU Fresno 8:30 am

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