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Your Weekly CDP Update

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This has been another productive week for the CDP. See below for a recap of the week’s activities.

Last Call for Childcare Surveys
If you haven’t had a chance to complete the CDP Childcare survey, please take a moment to do so. Access to childcare shouldn’t be a barrier to participating in our California Democratic Party, and your responses to this survey will help us determine which, if any, next steps to take. You can complete the survey here.

Fresno Democrats Out in Force!
We want to recognize the Fresno County Democratic Party for the amazing work they did organizing a demonstration against the notorious ex-sheriff and convicted criminal Joe Arpaio, who was in Fresno last weekend for a fundraiser for the Fresno County Republican Party. Working in partnership with our brothers and sisters in Labor (as well as numerous local groups), Fresno Dems turned out hundreds of folks to show that Joe Arpaio-style hatred and divisiveness have no place in California. Check out some of these great pics of the event!

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Platform Committee Requests Your Input
The CDP adopts a platform every two years. The CDP Platform Committee is currently working on drafting the new platform, which will be considered and adopted at the California Democrats State Convention in 2018.

We welcome your input and participation through the drafting process. Please note that all testimony and language proposals must be submitted in writing. The deadline to submit written testimony and language proposals is Friday, November 17, 2017, at 5 PM. To submit written testimony and language proposals, please visit the CDP Platform Committee webpage at www.cadem.org/platform. Please feel free to share the information with your contacts.

Regional Meetings
CDP Regional Meetings are held across the state prior to the November 2017 CDP Executive Board Meeting and are currently underway. For information on the Regional Meeting in your area, please visit the CDP Events webpage.

Endorsement General Information
The CDP Endorsements webpage is live at www.cadem.org/endorsements. Please visit the Endorsements webpage for information on the 2018 CDP endorsement process. The webpage will be updated periodically as we head into the 2018 election cycle.

In Case You Missed It
CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman spoke out against the hatefulness Joe Arpaio represents. He also slammed Donald Trump’s “nauseating” comments for “displaying breathaking insensitivity, stupidity, crassness” about the disaster affecting 3.6 million Americans on Puerto Rico.

And he applauded the historic signing of the California Values Act, which was introduced by Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León and signed into law by Governor Brown:

“From the moment Donald Trump won the election, California Democrats have been united in our determination to protect our undocumented brothers and sisters from the cruelty and viciousness of the Trump administration’s stated promises of roundups and deportations. In the hours after the election, I called on our leaders to erect a legal wall of protections around the rights of undocumented immigrants, as well as women, people of color, and LGBT citizens whose rights are threatened.

With today’s signing of SB 54 into law, one of the most important parts of that legal wall of protections is now in place. Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions will not be able to use California’s own law enforcement officials in an effort to round up and deport our fellow Californians. I want to thank Governor Brown and Senator de Leon for standing up for California’s undocumented community. This is a powerful expression of California’s belief that immigrants are a vibrant and crucial part of our state, and that we will passionately resist any efforts to harm our brothers and sisters.”

 One week closer to 2018!

— CDP Update

 

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Enough is enough


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


 

As the nation reels from the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, Californians and Americans are stepping up to honor the victims, survivors, and loved ones of the attack in Las Vegas with action on common sense gun laws.

Although no regulation can prevent all gun violence, states with stronger gun laws have lower rates of gun violence. That’s why, as a State Assemblymember and State Senator here in California, I’ve supported some of the strongest gun safety legislation in the nation, and we have one of the lowest rates of gun-related deaths in the country.

But gun safety laws are only as strong as the weakest link, and lax gun safety laws in other states put us all at risk.

Will you join me in calling on Congress to take immediate action on common sense gun safety reform like requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, providing adequate funding for gun violence prevention research, and repealing gun industry immunity from lawsuits?

YES, ADD MY NAME >>

Dr. Ed

 

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11 Oct
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Totally Rad Halloween Party


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


 

Fiona Ma

We are, like, stoked for Halloween, like, our favorite time of the year. Let’s poof our bow heads or glam it up in our 80’s best so we can jam to some of the most bodacious songs.

Since Halloween is a Tue‌sday this year, we opted for a Sund‌ay bash on Octob‌er 2‌9th from 4‌-8 ‌p.m. at the gnarly Gold Dust Lounge located at 1‌65 J‌effe‌rson ‌Stre‌et, Sa‌n Franc‌isc‌o, ‌CA. Please invite your posse … the more the merrier! However, this venue is 21+ years and over. We know. Bummer.

To RSVP and reserve online, please click here.

My next filing deadline is Dec‌‌ember ‌3‌1s‌t, so if you’re unable to make this event, I would appreciate your financial support at this time by donating online, or checks can be made payable to “Fiona Ma for State Treasurer 2018” FPPC # 1384474 and mailed to 22‌44 I‌one S‌tree‌t, Sa‌cramen‌to, C‌A 95‌864.

And check out my awesome endorsements to date. If you’re not listed, please consider joining the #MaSquad. I would appreciate your endorsement!

Peace out!

Fiona Ma, CPA

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Women deserve better

Kamala Harris

Just a few moments ago we learned that the Trump Administration is rolling back protections on birth control coverage for millions of women. This comes just a few days after House Republicans passed a ridiculous 20-week abortion ban.

I am sick and tired of politicians playing politics with our health care and going out of their way to target women in the process. We deserve better, which is why I’m asking you to take action today:

Tell Trump and the Republicans: stop attacking women’s health and rights, and work with us to make universal health care a right for all >> 

I’ve spent my career in public office fighting those who want to roll back decades’ worth of progress on women’s health and reproductive freedom.

Together we fought to require employers to provide employees with no-cost coverage for contraception and 55 million American women benefitted.

Together we advanced legislation in California to ensure that so-called crisis pregnancy centers provide women with accurate information about the full range of reproductive services available to them, including abortion.

Together we defeated every attempt by Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood this year, and we’re never going to stop fighting to make sure those doors stay open.

Add your name: Tell Trump and Republicans to stop trying to roll back access to health care >> 

Now is the time we must keep fighting to defend and expand on the progress made for women’s rights and reproductive health, not fall backward.

Thanks for all you do.

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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Sign Our Petition – Restore Obamacare’s Birth Control Coverage Rule

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Donald Trump announced today that he is repealing the Obamacare rule that requires insurance plans cover birth control for women. This is an outrageous move that hurts women – and their partners – in order to satisfy hypocritical right-wing men who can’t escape their deluded, archaic views on women.

We, as Democrats, have to stand up and fight back against this ridiculous and sexist rule change. Please join me in adding your name to our petition urging California’s Members of Congress to restore the birth control coverage requirement for private insurance.

Click here to add your name.

Women deserve to have control over their healthcare decisions, and that includes the decision of whether or not to become pregnant. This rule change may satisfy some of Trump’s most extremist and anti-Women supporters, but it will only hurt millions of American women, their partners and their families.

Please add your name to our petition fighting back against this latest assault on women’s rights. When we make our voices heard, we can protect the gains we’ve made and make new progress for women.

Click here to add your name.

Democratically Yours,

Jenny Bach, Secretary
California Democratic Party

 

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James Clapper makes only endorsement, ever


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


 

Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288

As a senior advisor to President Obama and as his U.S. Ambassador to Australia, I had an opportunity to serve with James Clapper to help secure our nation against cybersecurity threats. General Clapper is a principled leader who has worked tirelessly to defend our nation. It’s truly an honor to earn his only endorsement, ever.

Please take a moment to share this significant endorsement with your friends and family on social media and by email.
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Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and they inflict serious costs, harm, and fear upon all Californians. California should be leading efforts to protect our families, our businesses, and all of our sensitive data. As Lt. Governor, I will use my leadership on the California Emergency Council to develop the public information network, workforce, and broad collaboration needed to protect Californians from cyberthreats.

I will also call upon our university and community college systems to strengthen their efforts to develop a highly trained workforce to combat cyberattacks.

There are solutions. We just need to commit ourselves to solving these tough problems.

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http://www.jeffbleich.com/

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Debt should not deny you the right to vote


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


 

Alex Padilla

More than fifty years ago, the federal Voting Rights Act prohibited states from using poll taxes and literacy tests to keep eligible people from voting.

 

Today, some states are now using new versions of those same voter suppression tactics. In nine states, a person who has outstanding court fines or legal fees is no longer eligible to vote.

 

Sign our petition if you agree that our right to vote should not depend on an individual’s debt.

 

The poll tax in the Jim Crow era required voters to pay in order to cast a ballot; this kept many poor citizens — disproportionately communities of color — from voting and having their rightful say in our democracy. To see this same tactic of excluding eligible voters from voting simply because of their economic circumstances is unconscionable.

 

Sign my petition if you agree that this new form of voter suppression is bad for our democracy and unfair to those it would exclude from voting.

 

Democracy works best when every eligible citizen participates. This new poll tax works to exclude eligible citizens from participating. That’s unAmerican and unacceptable. Together, we must resist this and all forms of voter suppression.

 

Thank you,

 

Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State

 

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