22 Dec

Rep. Jim Costa statement on the vote in the House to pass the continuing resolution

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20 Dec

Make Republicans pay for their tax scam

Join us.

Republicans in Congress just passed their historically unpopular tax plan — disastrous, sweeping legislation that provides a massive giveaway to the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

We can make Republicans pay for this vote next November — but only if we come together.

Donald Trump and the Republican Party are calling this a major win for their agenda — but the only true winners are the ultra-wealthy and large corporations.

Here’s what the GOP tax scam does:

  • Undermines health care coverage by repealing the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. This will cause premiums to rise by 10% for the average person and 13 million people will go without coverage.
  • Provides enormous tax breaks to the top 1% and corporations, significantly widening the gap between the rich and the poor.
  • Increases the deficit by $1.5 trillion by allowing the wealthy to pay less in taxes and forcing future generations to pick up the tab.

This legislation makes it very clear who Republicans are fighting for. Now it’s up to us to fight back.

Thank you for being a part of this,


Tom Perez
Democratic National Committee

P.S. — I am constantly amazed by the resilience of Democrats across the country.

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20 Dec

McClintock betrayed us

Dear Friend,

House Republicans cheered yesterday after they passed the GOP Tax Scam, the single biggest give-away ever to the ultra wealthy.  And Tom McClintock joined in the YES vote.

This disastrous scam paves the way to cut Medicare and Social Security, while increasing the deficit by over $1.5 trillion.  As a supposed deficit hawk, McClintock has clearly betrayed his own principles, in addition to betraying his constituents and their families.  Just moments after the House vote, protestors outside McClintock’s Roseville office rallied to show their anger and disappointment.

Most of the country opposes this bill, and we know that it is particularly bad for Californians. As first responders continue to battle one of the worst fires in California history, this bill eliminates the ability to deduct personal losses from fire disasters.  Not to mention limiting the deduction for property and SALT taxes, which will hit California harder than anywhere else in the United States.

Ask yourself, does McClintock represent you?   Clearly he does not. Please join Sierra Forward’s efforts to elect a someone who does.

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19 Dec

Rep. Jim Costa Dreamers Speech on the House Floor

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19 Dec

A week ago today:

American Possibilities

Just about 41 years ago, while I was a law student, I had the opportunity to introduce a U.S. Senator who’d traveled down to our school to give a speech.

His name was Joe Biden.

Since that moment, I’ve had the pleasure of calling him my friend. And a week ago today, after the people of Alabama turned out to vote and I learned that I would be our state’s next senator, he was one of the first people who called me.

I have to tell you, when I first took that stage after having been declared Senator-Elect, I almost didn’t know what the hell to say. But I found my words, and I sure have them now.

Thank you. Thank you to my wife. My family. Thank you to the millions of Alabamians who believed in me enough to give that most sacred gesture of confidence our democracy guarantees us: A vote. Thank you to my friends — both those I’ve met on the trail these past months, and old friends, too, like Joe.

And thank you. Thank you for letting Joe know that you believed in me. That you wanted your donations to help support our campaign. Thank you.

The work you do here, with Joe Biden, matters. When you speak up, when you share the local leaders that you believe in — not only does this outfit hear that feedback, they listen to it. They make decisions based on what you say. I’ll tell you, that’s not how most political organizations work in this country. But it should be.

So, let’s keep going. Keep speaking up. Keep talking to your friends, your family, your neighbors, about the qualities you’d like to see in a new wave of American leadership.

I have always believed that the people of Alabama have more in common than what divides us. Last Tuesday proves it. It will be one of the greatest honors of my life to represent the people of Alabama in the United States Senate.

Thank you. Let’s go do some work.

-Doug Jones

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19 Dec

Thank You!


Thank You!


We want to take time to send a big thank you to all of our friends who helped make District 1’s 5th Annual Holiday Toy Drive a success. As a result, we were able to place a gift in the hands of over 700 children at Heaton Elementary School. There was a lot of holiday cheer in the room!


Special Thanks!
Fresno EOC
The Painted Table
Mid-Valley Disposal, LLC
Plumber, Pipe & Refrigeration Fitters U.A.L.U 246
Central Valley NMTC Fund, LLC
Carriers & Laborers Union Local 294
The Fresno Police Chief’s Foundation
IBEW Local 100
Beal Developments LLC
The Rios Company
Pipe Trades District Council No. 36
Bluff View Private Preschool
Carpenters Union Local 701
Club One Casino
Noyan/Frazier Properties LLC
Cornerstone Main Company 2
Lingo Family
Californians for Energy Independence
Vallarta Supermarkets
Lori Cherry
Charanjit S. Batth
Bob & Mary Solis
Robert Boro
James & Katherine Sanchez
Sigala Incorporated


“I am proud to represent District 1 on the Fresno City Council. Working together we will make our neighborhoods safer and stronger.”
Councilmember Esmeralda Soria


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19 Dec

MEMO: How we won Alabama

Join us.

I’m Amanda — the Political and Organizing Director here at the DNC.

Shortly after Jeff Sessions was confirmed by the Senate, Tom Perez and I sat down for a conversation with a little-known former U.S. Attorney from Birmingham. His name was Doug Jones, and he was mounting a longshot campaign to turn Alabama blue.

The moment Doug won the Democratic primary, we told him we would do everything we could to help. We believed in him, and we knew committed supporters like you would, too.

My team spent weeks on the ground in Alabama working with the campaign, and this election is another proof point for the importance of good organizing. The volunteers and organizers working on the ground made this victory possible.

With your help, here are three things we did that made a huge difference in the Alabama race:

1. Boots on the ground

We were on the ground early. We recruited organizers from the base communities that we needed to organize in, and they got to work recruiting volunteers, knocking doors, organizing rides to the polls, and getting out the vote on campuses. On Election Day, we had a diverse team of 30 embedded in the campaign and in the community — and we knocked on 325,000 doors in just seven weeks.

2. Investment in local leaders and programs

We knew African-Americans — particularly black women — and millennials would be key to victory, so we listened to leaders on the ground about how to organize those communities. We not only supported and amplified their programs, we put resources behind those leaders and programs. This included a program to mobilize black women in Jefferson County, to engage faith communities and religious leaders, and the #WeVote turnout campaign in north Alabama.

3. Data infrastructure to win

In today’s modern world, campaign data can make the difference between a win and a loss. We made a five-figure investment into the data infrastructure so Doug Jones had the voter contact information necessary to turn out voters. This data enabled us to run a full-scale digital program, including 1.32 million phone calls made and more than 1 million text messages sent.

Now it’s time to replicate this success across the country. The new DNC is about making sure every ZIP code counts and that we are winning from the school board to the Oval Office. We know what it takes to win: boots on the ground, investment in local leaders and programs, and the best data infrastructure.



Amanda Brown Lierman
Political and Organizing Director
Democratic National Committee

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