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22 Dec
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Press Release 12/19: Fresno Women’s March

Fresno Women’s March to take place on January 20, 2018

 

California, December 19, 2017 —  Women’s March Fresno, an affiliate of Women’s March California (WMCA), a coalition of sister marches across the state of California, will host an Anniversary March of the first Women’s March on January 20, 2018.

 

We are stronger in solidarity, and look forward to celebrating the women of the Central Valley, rallying for social change, and coming together during a time where we need it more than ever.

Make plans to join in this event and help Fresno be part of the power of California’s numbers on January 20, 2018. This year, our keynote speaker will be distinguished labor activist and local Central Valley resident Dolores Huerta.

 

WHAT:            Hear Our Vote, Fresno Women’s March

 

WHEN:            Saturday, January 20th, 2018, 10:30 A.M. PST

 

WHERE:         Fresno, California

Nees and Blackstone, between River Park and Villagio Shopping Centers

 

For a full list of Women’s March California January 20th events, please see womensmarchca.com/jan2018

 

FOR MEDIA: Impact statements for 2018 and other materials are available. The Fresno Women’s March will issue press credentials and offer on-site press facilities.

 

For more information visit womensmarchca.com

 

To RSVP visit https://tinyurl.com/FresnoWomensMarch

 

Media inquiries:        Sarah Bentley

contact.fresnowomensmarch@gmail.com

Kim Slavan

fresnowomensmarch@gmail.com

 

Women’s March California 501(c)(4) is a female-led organization providing intersectional education on a range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage within their local communities through training, outreach programs, and events. Women’s March California, composed of eighteen different marches, is part of a national movement to unify and empower those who stand for women’s rights, human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all.

Women’s Rights are Human Rights.

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22 Dec
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HERNANDEZ CONTINUES TO BE THE CHOICE OF WORKING FAMILIES FOR LT. GOVERNOR


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


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

 

HERNANDEZ CONTINUES TO BE THE CHOICE OF WORKING FAMILIES FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Endorsement From the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Bolsters State Senator Ed Hernandez’ Statewide Bid

 

WEST COVINA, CA- Continuing his cascade of support from organizations representing working families, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez was endorsed by the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor.

In announcing their endorsement, Dan Langford, President of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, released the following statement:

“The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters proudly endorses Senator Ed Hernandez because working people need a proven advocate for workers’ rights in the Lieutenant Governor’s office. We also need a person who can be an advocate for California businesses to help our economy grow and create new jobs. Senator Ed Hernandez will fight for California workers and California businesses and will push back against large, out of state and foreign corporations who try to drive out local businesses,  depress wages for local California workers and sometimes avoid paying taxes, hurting workers and legitimate local businesses who play by the rules. . He will fight to make sure that California young people are given opportunities to be trained in the  construction field while earning academic credit from our community colleges. As a State Senator Ed Hernandez fought to ensure California has an educated workforce ready to fill 21st century jobs. We are confident that Senator Hernandez will continue fighting for California workers and businesses as our next Lieutenant Governor.”

Yesterday, 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 on the screen below or here.

The script of the spot reads as follows:

Ed Hernandez:

A proven progressive. 

He’s endorsed by the California Nurses Association because, “he’s led on healthcare issues,” including “single-payer.” 

Planned Parenthood and California’s Labor Federation gave him a 100% scorecard.

And the California Teachers Association said he’s “our choice.”

As Senator, Hernandez took on Big Oil, Wall Street banks and Big Pharma.

He fought for tougher environmental laws, consumer protections, lower drug prices and livable wages for working families.

Ed Hernandez: A Proven Progressive.

Beyond endorsements highlighted in the video, “Proven Progressive,” Hernandez has earned widespread support from organizations that represent working families, including from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council, the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California and over 60 labor unions overall. He’s also collected wide-ranging support from grassroots activists and more.
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.

To view Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot, click on the screen shot below:


To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here or on the screen shot below.

 

To view Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,”  click on the screen image below:

 

 

Beyond today’s announcement, Senator Dr. Hernandez’ campaign has released an expansive list of over 500 endorsements from grassroots activists, community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials, public safety groups and over 60 organizations that represent working families.

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.

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.

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22 Dec
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Voting Rights at risk


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


 

Alex Padilla

Thanks to our continued resistance, Trump’s sham voter fraud commission has stalled, at least for now.

 

The commission hasn’t met since September, but we know commission members are still pushing their false narrative of widespread voter fraud and conspiring to suppress the vote.

 

They’re still a very real threat to every voter and to our collective voting rights. We need to keep up the pressure.

 

Don’t let Trump and Kobach, get away with colluding to undermine our voting rights. Sign our petition now to recommit to our fight for our right to vote.

 

We know the commission’s true intent: its mission is to disenfranchise voters, mainly minorities, young people, and lower income voters. The commission is determined and will do anything to get their way.

 

From the beginning, I stood up against this commission when they demanded the personal information of all voters in California. I will always put the privacy and the rights of California voters first.

 

I need you to stand with me to stop voter suppression.

 

Add your name now to join the fight.

 

Thank you for standing with me,

 

Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State

ADD YOUR NAME

 

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22 Dec
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We did it!


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


 

Dear Friend,

 

In July, my team and I set out with the ambitious goal of visiting all 58 counties of California by the end of the year. Californians love a good road trip and I could not think of a better way to meet so many families, students, community leaders and activists right where they are and hear about what they care about most. I am so proud to share with you that we wrapped up our amazing road trip this weekend, completing our tour in San Benito County.

On Saturday morning, we visited with young leaders at the Center for Change in Monterey County. It was an important opportunity to discuss the challenges facing California’s millennials and to hear their vision for the future. We talked a lot about the economy and making it work for everyone, which must include creating a safety net with affordable healthcare for all Californians.

After Monterey, we headed for our last stop in San Benito County, where we met Democratic activists at Mars Hill Coffee House in Hollister.

I want to take a moment to thank the hundreds of Californians we met along our road trip – for sharing your stories, sharing your vision and for your enthusiasm and support of my campaign. I could not do this work without you. And just because the #Eleniroadtrip to 58 counties is officially over, it doesn’t mean we’re staying home! We will definitely be back to many of these places as we look forward to more travels throughout the state in 2018.

I can’t wait to see YOU on the campaign trail! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming events, and if you haven’t yet made a contribution, please consider joining my team by making a recurring donation of $20.18.

Onwards!

Eleni

P.S. Our campaign is kicking off our County Captain program. Sign up today and help organize your community in the new year!

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22 Dec
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Our goal is in reach…


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


 

Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288

We are now just two weeks away from a very important campaign deadline! We’re so close to meeting our goal, but we need your help to get there.

I am just $11,000 away from my fundraising goal. Can you help me reach it by giving $50, $100, $250, or $500?

Our campaign is picking up momentum every day from extraordinary people, doing things they haven’t done before. James Clapper, Former Director of Intelligence under President Obama, gave me the only endorsement he has ever made. Some of the most respected members of the California Delegation, like Rep. Adam Schiff and Ro Khanna have endorsed a first-time candidate. And people like State Senator Henry Stern and Assemblymember Marc Berman have shown great courage in changing their endorsement to support me when I entered this race.

It’s individual acts like that which make it possible. 
Now, I’m counting on you.

Please donate today to help ensure I have the resources I need to communicate my message to all voters in California in the New Year.

I wish you a wonderful holiday season.

Jeff

 

http://www.jeffbleich.com/

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22 Dec
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ED HERNANDEZ RELEASES NEW VIDEO AD, “PROVEN PROGRESSIVE” IN LT. GOVERNOR BID


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


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 18, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

 

ED HERNANDEZ RELEASES NEW VIDEO AD, “PROVEN PROGRESSIVE” IN LT. GOVERNOR BID
State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez Rolls Out New Digital Video Ad Illustrating Key Endorsements and Progressive Record on Issues in Race for California Lieutenant Governor

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Today, 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 on the screen below or here.

The script of the spot reads as follows:

Ed Hernandez:

A proven progressive. 

He’s endorsed by the California Nurses Association because, “he’s led on healthcare issues,” including “single-payer.” 

Planned Parenthood and California’s Labor Federation gave him a 100% scorecard.

And the California Teachers Association said he’s “our choice.”

As Senator, Hernandez took on Big Oil, Wall Street banks and Big Pharma.

He fought for tougher environmental laws, consumer protections, lower drug prices and livable wages for working families.

Ed Hernandez: A Proven Progressive.

Beyond endorsements highlighted in the video, “Proven Progressive,” Hernandez has earned widespread support from organizations that represent working families, including from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council, the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California and over 60 labor unions overall. He’s also collected wide-ranging support from grassroots activists and more.
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.

To view Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot, click on the screen shot below:


To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here or on the screen shot below.

 

To view Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,”  click on the screen image below:

 

 

Beyond today’s announcement, Senator Dr. Hernandez’ campaign has released an expansive list of over 500 endorsements from grassroots activists, community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials, public safety groups and over 60 organizations that represent working families.

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.

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.

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22 Dec
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California must have public internet access for all


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


 

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

In flagrant disregard to the will of the people, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to end net neutrality. Net neutrality is a key component to a free and open Internet. Net neutrality prevents internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T from censoring access to content they don’t like, giving higher speeds to content providers who pay more, and charging different rates to consumers to access different types of sites.

I’ve said before that universal access to reliable, high speed Internet service is the equivalent of the Rural Electrification Act that brought electricity to remote and isolated parts of the country and changed Americans’ lives for the better. The Internet is the means by which information is freely accessed in the 21st century. We cannot allow corporations to determine what content is more readily available or unavailable.

While the national fight to protect a free and open Internet is far from over, access to the Internet, and all of the knowledge it contains, is one of the great equalizers.

With the federal government threatening our free and open Internet, California must lead the way and support Municipal/Community based Internet access for ALL Californians.

In October, the late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee released a well-researched blueprint for a fiber network connecting every home and business in the city. This could well be one model for other California cities and the entire country.

Fundamentally, the Internet should be treated like a public utility. As Governor, I will lead the fight for municipal/community based net neutral, high speed Internet for all Californians. 

If you agree, please sign my petition to champion Municipal/Community based Internet in order to ensure Net Neutrality for all Californians.

In solidarity,

Delaine

Delaine Eastin
http://www.delaineforgovernor.com/

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