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13 Feb
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C.O.O.L. Meeting Notice – Friday, February 23, 2018

Labor Friends,

You are invited to attend this month’s meeting of the Fresno Area Coalition of Organized Labor on Friday, February 23, 2018 . The meeting starts at noon at Pardini’s located at 2257 West Shaw Avenue.  The meeting notice is attached.

The February guest speaker will be Fresno County Supervisor Sal Quintero, Representative for District 3 and Board Chair.

Please RSVP to Cori at chigley@ufcw8.org or by phone (559) 307-6826 no later than Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Hope to see you soon.

Dee Barnes

COOL Recording Secretary

(559) 779-1981 cell

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13 Feb
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Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) endorses Dave Jones for Attorney General!

The California Conference Board of Amalgamated Transit Union Endorses Dave Jones for Attorney General

Today, the California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) – the largest union representing transit workers – announced their strong support for Dave Jones for Attorney General.

ATU has over 13 local unions spread across California, representing thousands of hard working men and women in both public and private transit companies. ATU is a member of the AFL-CIO.

“I am proud to be endorsed by the California Conference Board of Amalgamated Transit Union which has successfully fought for fair wages and safe working conditions for thousands of transit workers. It’s an honor to have ATU’s support and I look forward to working with them in fighting for all California workers as Attorney General.” — Dave Jones

The California Conference Board of ATU unanimously endorsed Dave Jones as the best choice for Attorney General based on his experience and vision to reform our criminal justice system and track record of standing up for workers.

Dave Jones is a fighter and more than ever, California needs a leaders like Dave to fight for justice.

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13 Feb
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Event Reminder: Join Us

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    Trustee Miguel Arias
  • (559) 906-1443

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12 Feb
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L.A.’S POLICE ENDORSE ED HERNANDEZ FOR LT. GOVERNOR

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 12, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

L.A.’S POLICE ENDORSE ED HERNANDEZ FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Los Angeles Police Protective League Join Broad Public Safety Coalition Backing State Senator for Lt. Governor

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Continuing to pick up steam in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez won a coveted endorsement from the Los Angeles Police Protective League.

In making their endorsement public, Los Angeles Police Protective League President Craig Lally released the following statement:

“The Los Angeles Police Protective League is proud to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor. His strong ties to the community, legislative experience, and understanding of the unique law enforcement needs of Los Angeles will ensure that we have a leader who will fight for safer communities across California. As a State Legislator, Ed’s commitment to the safety and security of our neighborhoods is unwavering. We, in law enforcement, stand with Ed Hernandez.”

Senator Hernandez has quickly consolidated public safety support in the California Lieutenant Governor’s race, earning the backing of the following organizations:

  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • California Reserve Peace Officers Association
  • California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA)
  • Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association
  • Sacramento Police Officers Association
  • El Monte Police Officers Association
  • San Jose Police Officers Association
  • Santa Ana Police Officers Association
  • Association of Special Agents-Department of Justice
  • California Association of Law Enforcement Employees
  • Association of Deputy Commissioners
  • Fire Marshal and Emergency Services Association
  • Association of Criminalists for the California Department of Justice
  • California Association of Fraud Investigators
  • Association of Conservationist Employees
  • California Association of Regulatory Investigators and
  • Inspectors Association of Motor Carrier Operation Specialists
  • California Highway Patrol Public Safety Dispatchers Association
  • Association of Motor Vehicle Investigators of California
  • California Organization of Licensing Registration Examiners
  • California Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents
  • Hospital Police Association of California
  • California Association of Criminal Investigators
  • Resource Protection Peace Officers Association
  • California Association of Food and Drug Investigators

Recently, 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 here.

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 here.

To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here.

To view Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,”  click here.

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.

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12 Feb
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I Support Dr. Mahmood and You Should Too

Asif Mahmood

Dear Californian,

I’m excited to tell you why I’m supporting Dr. Asif Mahmood to be our next Insurance Commissioner.

Dr. Mahmood has the experience necessary to make real changes in the lives of Californians. Join me in supporting him!

Dr. Asif Mahmood is a physician who has practiced in California for nearly two decades treating lung cancer, asthma and other diseases related to the respiratory system. He understands the needs of California’s patients. His dedication to the values of our party is unimpeachable.

I’m supporting Dr. Mahmood because he is the best person in this race to fight for the people of California.

I know that once you meet Dr. Mahmood at the convention in San Diego, you’ll be inspired to join him too.

Thanks for everything you do,

Brad Sherman
U.S. Congressman

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12 Feb
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FLURRY OF SUPPORT FROM WORKING PEOPLE CONTINUES FLOWING TO LARA’S STATEWIDE BID

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 12, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

FLURRY OF SUPPORT FROM WORKING PEOPLE CONTINUES FLOWING TO LARA’S STATEWIDE BID

California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Endorses Senator Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA– Maintaining his edge in the race for California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara secured a formidable endorsement from the California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU).

After learning of the endorsement, State Senator Ricardo Lara released the following statement to express his gratitude for the support:

“It’s an honor to have this endorsement from the hard working men and women of the California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU). Their support is a testament to our growing coalition among working families who are rallying around our effort to protect consumers, workers, and everyday Californians. I am eager to join forces with the California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) on the campaign trail in the weeks and months ahead.”

Recently, State Senator Ricardo Lara’s campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner released a new digital video ad, titled “United Dreamers.” To view Senator Lara’s ad, “United Dreamers” click here.

Previously Senator Ricardo Lara’s released a digital ad, titled “Embolden.” Click to watch.

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 Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • U.S. Congresswoman Norma Torres
  • U.S. Congressman Mark Takano
  • 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 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 Rudy Salas
  • State Assembly Member Autumn Burke
  • State Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto
  • California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman
  • California Democratic Party Chair John Burton (Ret.)
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Democratic Party Controller Dan Weitzman
  • California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach
  • California Young Democrats’ President Eddie Kirby
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Jessica Hayes
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee
  • Democratic Party of Sacramento County Chair Terry Schanz
  • California Democratic Party Region 4 Director Amy Champ
  • California Democratic Party Region 8 Director Humberto Gomez Jr.
  • California Democratic Party Region 10 Director David Atkins
  • California Democratic Party Region 12 Director Larry Gross
  • California Democratic Party Region 13 Director Carol Robb
  • California Democratic Party Region 14 Director Miguel Martinez
  • California Democratic Party Region 16 Director Sergio Carrillo
  • California Democratic Party Region 18 Director Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik
  • California Democratic Party Region 19 Director Norberto Gonzalez

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 Federation of Teachers
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • 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
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • 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 Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 94
  • 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 Faculty Association
  • Association of California State Supervisors

Organizations 

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • HONOR PAC
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club
  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats
  • Fresno County Young Democrats
  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats
  • Southeast LA Democratic Club
  • YES WE CAN Democratic Club of Long Beach
  • Burbank Democratic Club
  • Tri-Counties Democratic Club

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.

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12 Feb
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Combating Hate

Fellow Democrats,

Freedom of religion is a bedrock issue for millions of Americans. The same goes for us in California.

Senator Ricardo Lara understands this. It’s why he authored California’s landmark Religious Freedom Act, SB 31, which prevents California agencies from sharing information that could potentially be used to compile a federal registry based on religion, ethnicity or national origin.

When Ricardo said, “Targeting people by religion violates the California Constitution and the U.S. Constitution and I’m not going to wait for President Trump before we take action,” he was speaking to me, as a Muslim American, along with millions of other Californians who cherish their religious freedom.

We have a man in the Oval Office who is a known racist, a bigot and a person who favors hate over unity. Senator Ricardo Lara’s law helps to combat the President’s hate, while protecting me, and millions of Californians from Donald Trump.

We need leaders like Senator Ricardo Lara serving in statewide office to continue fighting for every Californian, no matter who they are or where they come from.

That’s why I’m proud to strongly endorse Senator Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner.

The son of immigrants who came here undocumented, Ricardo uniquely understands the challenges that so many Californians face, ranging from discrimination to struggling to make ends meet and more.

We need his vision, his compassion and his inclusive leadership fighting Donald Trump across our state every step of the way.

Please, join me in supporting his campaign.

Thank you,

Mustafa Nizam
California Democratic Party Delegate AD 76

Mustafa Nizam and Sen. Ricardo Lara attend the 2018 San Diego Progressive Labor Summit

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