05 Dec

This is no way to govern

Kamala Harris

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Early this morning I left the Senate floor where the Republicans passed their tax plan after spending all day yesterday rewriting it in secret.

Today, the Republicans are taking a victory lap because they advanced a bill none of them have read. This plan will affect every single American: from our children and grandparents to teachers, first responders, and college students. And they haven’t even taken the time to hold a public hearing or read what this bill does, probably because they know it’ll harm millions of Americans.

This is no way to govern. It’s irresponsible, unfair, and disrespectful to the American people. 

Now Republicans must reconcile the Senate version of this legislation with the one that passed the House last month. Both plans are outrageous — cutting taxes on the wealthy at the expense of everyday Americans — but this period of reconciliation gives us time to keep calling, writing, tweeting, and taking action to make our voices heard.

Add your name to my petition to pledge that you will do everything in your power — from calling your member of Congress to writing letters and attending rallies — to stop whatever tax scam Republicans in the House and Senate agree to in conference.

So many times during the health care fight it seemed hopeless. Yet you persisted — and because of your actions we saved our health care, and I believe we can do it again. Never forget you have a powerful voice that is capable of inspiring great change.

Thanks for all you do.

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California



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05 Dec

Your Weekly CDP Update


The CDP team is full steam ahead planning for the annual State Convention coming up Febr‌uary 23-2‌5, 2018, in San Diego. Stay tuned for more updates to come soon.

With the deadline for additions or changes to DSCC delegates and endorsement eligible voter lists having now passed, we are also heading into the next stage of the endorsement process. Below are some important dates and procedures to note:

CDP Endorsement Registration Process

The endorsement registration process for candidate endorsement consideration will begin Monday, Dec‌ember 4, 2017. Registration forms will be posted on the CDP Endorsements webpage:

  • Statewide Candidates – Filing deadline is Frid‌ay, Janu‌ary 19, 2018, 5 PM.
  • U.S. House, State Senate, and State Assembly Candidates – Filing deadline (receipt by mail) prior to the CDP Pre-Endorsing Conferences is Fri‌day, Janua‌ry 19, 2018, 5 PM. After that date, registration forms and filing fees may be hand-delivered to the CDP Pre-Endorsing Conference of the relevant district.
  • Pre-Endorsing Conferences – CDP Pre-Endorsing Conferences will be held by CDP Regions on Janua‌ry 27-28, 2018, to consider the endorsement recommendations of U.S. House, State Senate, and State Assembly election contests. Specific details for each Pre-Endorsing Conference will be posted on the CDP Endorsements webpage in December.
  • Reminder – All Candidates Must File for Endorsement Consideration – As a reminder, all candidates, regardless of incumbency status, must register and file for CDP endorsement consideration, if the candidates wish to seek CDP endorsement.

CDP Endorsement-Related Rules Update – Adopted at the November 2017 CDP Executive Board Meeting

As you may know from our last Weekly Update, below is a recap of the endorsement-related rules update as adopted at the November 2017 CDP Executive Board Meeting in Millbrae:

  • Candidates Affirm Reading of CDP Platform: Candidates seeking CDP endorsement consideration shall affirm in writing that they have read the most current CDP Platform. (CDP Bylaws Art. VIII, Sec. 3 c (3))
  • Threshold to Receive CDP Endorsement Recommendation at Endorsing Caucuses: All candidates require 60% of valid votes cast by credentialed, present and voting delegates or their qualified proxies to receive the endorsement recommendation at Endorsing Caucuses held on Saturday of the 2018 State Convention. (CDP Bylaws Art. VIII, Sec. 3 c (8))

CDP Endorsement/Rules-Related Key Webpages

While we are preparing for spreading our big blue beacon of hope, Donald Trump is continuing to divide our country and threaten our cordial relationships with our allies. In case you missed it, here is Chair Bauman’s statement.

Los Angeles – California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement denouncing President Trump’s racist attacks on Muslims and his inflammatory, reckless distribution of anti-Muslim content:

“America is a nation of immigrants whose enduring values are stronger than Trump’s trigger-finger tweets. His racist rants and baseless attacks on our Muslim brothers and sisters are as un-American as they are dangerous. That Trump has aligned himself with violent extremists like British ultranationalist leader Jayda Fransen is shameful but unfortunately not surprising. In just 313 days holding the nation’s highest office, Trump has brought unprecedented shame on the White House and stoked the very fear and hate that represent the real threats to America’s safety.”

We close in commemoration of World AIDS Day with a call-to-action. As people across the U.S. seek to #GetTested and #GetTreated, the Republican’s “Soak the Rich” tax bill would be devastating for healthcare funding. For those living with HIV/AIDS and all we’ve lost, keep calling Washington to defeat this bill and protect healthcare.

Graph of projected uninsured under tax bill
Graphic: Vox.‌com

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05 Dec

12/13/17 Program re Know Your Rights for Civil Disobedience

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05 Dec

Before midnight

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


Asif Mahmood

We’re almost done with the first year of this campaign, and it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions. Excitement, determination, and motivation have all driven me forward since we launched this campaign in March.

But to make sure I can help make a difference in the lives of the millions of brilliant Californians across our state, I need you to step up and make a donation now, before our midnight deadline.

I’ve been blown away by people from all over California sending me messages of encouragement and support. People I’ve never met who know that together, we can make a real difference for our state.

Together we can run a campaign like no other: one that embraces the rich diversity that makes our state so vibrant, and fights for the fundamental rights we all deserve, regardless of what Washington thinks is best.

So I’m asking, Hannah: can you make a contribution before midnight to help this campaign get ready for the fights ahead?

Peace be with you,

Dr. Asif Mahmood
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California






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05 Dec

Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio Endorses!

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


Another big endorsement for our campaign! Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio from the San Gabriel Valley is joining a growing list of Latina leaders supporting our campaign, from Congresswoman Nanette Barragán to Norma Alcala, the fantastic Vice Chair of the CA Democratic Party Chicano-Latino Caucus, because they share our vision that we must do more to ensure that California families have economic security.

Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio’s story is inspiring. She immigrated to the United States at a young age from Mexico. The daughter of a factory worker and housekeeper, Blanca has lived the American Dream. Now, as one of only 17 women in the State Assembly, she is dedicating her life to public service — as a teacher, school board member (where she helped raise the high school graduation rate to a record high 96%) and as an assemblywoman representing Southern California in Sacramento. As Lt. Governor, I look forward to working with her and the women of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus to change the culture in Sacramento.

“We need more qualified women like Eleni Kounalakis in our state government. As the daughter of an immigrant who started out as a farm worker, Eleni is an inspiring example of the American Dream, and like so many of us, she understands what it means to work hard to succeed. I know she will be a champion for working parents, immigrants, DREAMers and the most vulnerable communities. Eleni has what it takes to fight for all Californians.”

– Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio

As Lt. Governor, I look forward to working with Blanca to improve education and our economy — and to protect the rights of all Californians — so we can make sure the next generation of immigrants or native born citizens can achieve the American Dream too.

Please help keep our momentum going! Please make a donation today!





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