13 Nov

College Democrats Endorse Dave Jones for Attorney General!

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


California College Democrats Endorse Dave Jones for Attorney General


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(South Lake Tahoe) – California College Democrats voted to endorse Dave Jones for Attorney General at their two day state convention this past weekend in South Lake Tahoe.


California College Democrats have chapters in private and public universities throughout California. California College Democrats have seen a surge in membership in the wake of last year’s national elections.  College Democrats are important leaders and volunteers in Democratic campaigns throughout California.


“California College Democrats are proud to endorse Dave Jones for Attorney General”, said Gustavo Barragan, President of the California College Democrats.  “California College Democrats are the future of the Democratic Party and we support Dave Jones’ progressive vision for Attorney General and California.”


“I am very proud to have the endorsement of California College Democrats for my candidacy for Attorney General,” said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, Democratic candidate for Attorney General.  “California College Democrats are the core of California’s resistance and provide our campaign for Attorney General with an engaged, active and mobilized volunteer base in every corner of the Golden State.”


Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced his campaign for California Attorney General in 2015.  Since then he has been endorsed by over 70% of the California Democratic Party’s central committee chairs, regional directors and caucus chairs.   Jones is a proven law enforcement leader who brings a strong record of progressive leadership and successful advocacy for social and economic justice.





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13 Nov


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



For Immediate Release

November 13, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

California Young Democrats Endorse Senator Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA — Kicking off the week with a major momentum building endorsement, today State Senator Ricardo Lara garnered the high-powered grassroots support of the California Young Democrats in his bid for California State Insurance Commissioner. The statewide organization joins the Contra Costa County Young Democrats and the Fresno County Young Democrats, both who recently backed Senator Lara’s campaign.

The California Young Democrats is the official youth arm of the California Democratic Party (CDP), with over 100 chapters representing tens-of-thousands of members statewide. They are the largest caucus within the California Democratic Party, and have hundreds of their members as elected or appointed Democratic State Central Committee members which will be voting on the official California Democratic Party endorsement in Lara’s state race at the CDP Convention next February.

In making their endorsement public, Eddie Kirby, President of California Young Democrats, released the following statement:

“California’s progressive young activists and leaders have spoken. Senator Ricardo Lara is our choice for California State Insurance Commissioner. He’s battle-tested, a fierce leader for the progressive movement, and his track record is unrivaled. The California Young Democrats are extremely pleased to endorse Ricardo Lara. He’s the bold leader we need fighting for consumers across our state.”
To view Senator Ricardo Lara’s digital video ad, “Embolden,” click on the screen shot below:

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 (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 Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Young Democrats’ President Eddie Kirby
  • San Diego Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee

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 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
  • 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 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 Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats

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13 Nov

re: our candidates, our values, and our party

Join us.

I want to send a short note to extend my heartfelt gratitude to you for investing in helping Democrats win this year.

Our wins across the country were because of you.

Thousands of Democrats volunteered from all over the country for our Out of the Commonwealth program, helping send an incredible 3.5 million texts, make thousands of calls, and knock on 262,000 doors in Virginia to get out the vote.

Thousands more volunteered their time across the country to get out the vote in races up and down the ballot, from school board to governor’s races.

And hundreds of thousands of Democratic supporters have stepped up and donated this year to fund our work — including you. Whether you gave $3 or $100, we put your resources to good use.

So, thank you. Thank you for believing in our candidates, our values, and our party.

We have a long road ahead of us, but if Tuesday is an indication of our strength, I can’t wait to see what we do together in 2018, 2019, and beyond.

In deepest appreciation,


Tom Perez
Democratic National Committee



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13 Nov


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


California has a special responsibility to veterans — more veterans live in our state than any other state in the country.

But because veterans make up a smaller portion of our population than other states, their contributions and needs are too often overlooked.

Veterans own hundreds of thousands of businesses across our state. They work hard, pay taxes, teach our children, serve our families in hospitals and clinics, and make our state stronger — all after committing themselves to the difficult job of protecting our nation in the armed services.

We can never repay the debt we owe to our veterans, but we can do better in how we treat them and how our government serves them — something I’ve committed myself to as an elected official.

As state controller, I worked with the California Department of Veterans Affairs on an initiative to reunite 95,000 California veterans and their families with $36 million in lost or unclaimed property, including paychecks, medals, and purple hearts.

When Wells Fargo overcharged veterans who took part in a federal mortgage-refinancing program, I took action and extended sanctions against Wells Fargo in order to bring them in line with the law.

There’s still so much more that we must do. As governor, I’ll work tirelessly to ensure our state serves veterans with dignity and respect, whether they served decades ago, or are just returning from service overseas.

But today, on Veterans Day, I simply want to say thank you to each of you who served. You have my gratitude always.


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10 Nov

Your Weekly CDP Update


Bright Blue Tuesday!
Tues‌day’s Election Day was a landslide for Democrats. We recaptured the Governor’s office in New Jersey, giving Democrats another state with Democratic majorities in both Houses of the Legislature and a Democrat in the Governor’s office. In Virginia, our candidate for Governor, Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, led Virginia Democrats to a clean sweep of the state offices (including electing the first African American statewide official since Douglas Wilder’s historic victory for Governor in 1989). Even more impressively, the House of Delegates contests there went for the Democrats in a landslide, where we picked up at least 14 seats — including electing the first openly transgender Legislator in history — and possibly even captured a majority, pending recounts in five Republican districts.Democrats also won crucial legislative seats in Georgia. We elected a mayor in Helena, Montana who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Liberia, and we elected the first woman as mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire, breaking a 14-year Republican grip on that office. Here in California, the City of Palm Springs elected its first transgender City Councilmember — the first trans person elected to a non-judicial office in our state. Palm Springs also elected its first millennial Councilmember.

And in one of the most consequential election victories of 2017, Democrats recaptured control of the Washington State Senate. California, Oregon, and Washington have formed a Big Blue Wall on the West Coast, and we can work with our brothers and sisters to the north to set the national progressive agenda.

West Coast Blue Wall

Let’s double our efforts to make sure 2017 is a just a down payment on the kinds of victories Democrats will win in 2018!

Making Work For You
At the upcoming executive board meeting in Millbrae, CDP Secretary Jenny Bach and CDP Communications Director John Vigna will be hosting a one-hour listening session on ways to improve our website. We want ca‌ to be as engaging and informative as possible, and we need your thoughts, ideas, and feedback on ways we can make sure our CDP website is a useful resource for our activists. Can’t make the meeting in Millbrae? Send us your website thoughts to

Wait… Is There an App for That?!?
Controller Dan Weitzman is a big-time believer in making technology work for Democrats. As our Controller, he believes that one of the most important things we can do to further the grassroots donor revolution that propelled Barack Obama into the White House and was used so successfully by Senator Bernie Sanders is to make donating small contributions as easy as possible. As part of that effort, he’s been reaching out to technology companies to get a sense of what the latest platforms are, and how we might successfully use them to help bring in more clean money to our Party. Just this week, he met with representatives from PayPal, and had a great in-depth discussion. Stay turned for a full report at the executive board meeting.

Last Call – Make Your Voice Heard in CDP’s 2017-2018 Platform Drafting Process
The CDP Platform Committee is currently in its biennial platform drafting process — and we need your input and participation to make sure that our 2018 Platform reflects the core values and principles that California Democrats cherish. The deadline to submit platform testimony and language proposals is F‌riday, Nove‌mber 17, 2017 at 5‌ PM. To submit written testimony and language proposals, and for more information on the CDP Platform, please visit the CDP Platform webpage at The 2018 Platform will be considered and adopted at the 2018 CDP State Convention. Please share this information with your contacts.

More DEM2018 Bingo
Join CDP Controller Dan Weitzman, Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma and Assemblymember Tony Thurmond for DEM2018 Bingo at the CDP Executive Board meeting in Millbrae. DEM2018 Bingo was a hit in Anaheim and will be even more fun this time! Free food, drinks and cool prizes — don’t miss this great event, Frid‌ay, Nov‌ember 1‌7 from 8-10‌pm.

DEM2018 Bingo

In Case You Missed It – Eric Bauman Day Edition
We are so proud of our CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman. He’s saved countless lives as a registered nurse (including a few times when he’s had to spring into action at political events). He’s been a friend and mentor to countless Democratic activists throughout the state. He’s working tirelessly to make California the Big Blue Beacon of progress and opportunity we need to advance our progressive values and reclaim our country.

In recognition of all that hard work and more (we haven’t even mentioned his 17 years as Chair of the LACDP yet), Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz was joined by Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer, Council President Herb Wesson, and Councilmember Bob Blumenfield officially proclaim Tues‌day, No‌vember 7, 2‌017 as Eric C. Bauman Day in the City of Los Angeles. The resolution, which was introduced by Councilmember Koretz, was presented to Chair Bauman on Tuesday during the City Council meeting.

Eric C. Bauman Day

Congratulations, Eric.

One week closer to 2018!

— CDP Update

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