28 Nov

sign the petition (stop the GOP Tax Plan)

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


I needed to make sure you saw this:

News broke recently that President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are forging ahead with an out-of-touch and irresponsible tax plan that will give tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires while raising taxes on working and middle-class Californians.

As if that weren’t bad enough, under their plan, 4 million Americans would lose health care. It raises taxes on working families and takes away their health care coverage. You’ve got to be kidding me.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has calculated that health insurance premiums would rise if this bill becomes law, leading 4 million Americans to lose health insurance by 2019 and 13 million to lose insurance by 2027. That is unacceptable.
Trump and McConnell are going to try and push this plan through the Senate as soon as this week. We cannot let that happen, Michael.
This reckless and harmful GOP Tax Plan will hurt Californians while helping millionaires and billionaires. We cannot let them strip 13 million Americans of their care while helping the top 1% get a tax break. Sign our petition to tell the Senate to say NO.
Adding your voice to this fight is so important – we can’t do this alone. We’ve got to work together.
Thank you,



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24 Nov

Thankful for you

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

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

There are so many things in my life that I am thankful for. This year, I am incredibly thankful for each and every one of you.

Thank you for stepping up to support my campaign to become the next Governor of our state, so we can work together to lead California to an even brighter future.

Thank you for helping in your communities to take care of those in need.

Thank you for believing that we can and must do better.

Thank you for caring for your neighbors and for everyone’s basic right to have enough food to eat, a safe place to sleep, clean air and water, medical care, and a way to contribute.

Thank you for taking steps to help the next generation to do as well or better than this generation…that is what our generous forebearers did for people like me.

I wish you a safe and happy holiday, and I look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead.

With gratitude,



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23 Nov

Workshop for Candidates and Treasurers

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23 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours

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


Dear Friends and Family,

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope that you are on your way to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones and community.

I have so much to be grateful for this year – friends and family who are healthy and happy, another year of progress in the State Assembly, and overwhelming support for my campaign for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

I’m grateful to so many endorsers of my campaign, including:

  • U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • Congresswomen Karen Bass, Barbara Lee, and Norma Torres
  • The California Teachers Association and California Federation of Teachers
  • The State Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • Equality California
  • And dozens of elected officials, community leaders, and organizations across the state


I’m grateful to all of my supporters who have made contributions large and small, who have volunteered their time, shared our campaign on social media and with friends, and are gearing up for what will be an exhilarating 2018 campaign.


Thank you for standing with me to fight for great public education for every student in California.  I’m excited for what is to come, and I’m grateful to have your support.

Have a great holiday!


With gratitude,

Tony Thurmond

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23 Nov

Internet freedom

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


Alex Padilla

This is urgent: the Trump Administration is about to undo regulations intended to keep the internet accessible and fair for all of us.


I need your help to push back on Trump and make sure consumers are protected.


Sign our petition: tell the FCC to stand up to Trump and preserve rules that keep the internet accessible and fair for everyone.


How can Trump do this? Because Congress has failed to put into federal law the policies that keep the internet accessible and fair to everybody.


But if enough of us come together, right now, to put pressure on the FCC, Trump, and Congress, we can protect fair access to the internet. 


Fair access to quality internet service is important. From education, to commerce, to health care, to government services and entertainment, we are increasingly dependent on the internet in all aspects of our lives. That’s why in 2010, I authored the state law that provides funding to deploy high speed internet in the unserved and underserved areas of California. We should be doing more to ensure every American — no matter where you live or your income level — has access to quality and high speed internet.


Add your name to my petition to tell the FCC to protect quality internet access for all.


Under current policies, the internet has spawned incredible innovation and opportunities. Let’s keep it working for all of us.


All my best,


Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State




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