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



For Immediate Release

October 9, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

Latest Wave of Support Drives Fresh Dose of Momentum into Senator Ricardo Lara’s Campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner


LONG BEACH, CA — Continuing to pick up steam and assemble a wide-ranging coalition of support as he seeks the office of California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara’s campaign lined up endorsements from 20 state lawmakers. The leaders join the 22 sitting State Senators who previously endorsed, as well as 12 sitting State Assembly Members who also had already announced their backing of Senator Lara’s statewide bid.

Those endorsing Senator Lara today include:

  1. State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez
  2. State Assembly Member David Chiu
  3. State Assembly Member Ash Kalra
  4. State Assembly Member Monique Limon
  5. State Assembly Member Jim Frazier
  6. State Assembly Member Kansen Chu
  7. State Assembly Member Ed Chau
  8. State Assembly Member Chris Holden
  9. State Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula
  10. State Assembly Member Jim Cooper
  11. State Assembly Member Jose Medina
  12. State Assembly Member Eloise Reyes
  13. State Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman
  14. State Assembly Member Phil Ting
  15. State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
  16. State Assembly Member Raul Bocanegra
  17. State Assembly Member Rudy Salas
  18. State Assembly Member Autumn Burke
  19. State Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  20. State Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas


Upon making the above list of endorsements public, Senator Lara released the following statement:

“While Washington continues it’s perverse and divisive agenda, we here in the Golden State have led the resistance by working to keep Californians in control of our lives and our future. We’ve advanced progressive laws that protect working people, immigrants, our environment, our schools and more. Further, our state and our leaders have been on the forefront of the battle against Donald Trump and his extremist allies in Congress. I’m proud of the work we’ve accomplished together, which is why I’m thrilled to have the support of so many of my state colleagues. I am eager to continue partnering with them to protect our people, our California values and our California way of life.”
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. Congresswoman (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • 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 Tony Mendoza
  • 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 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

  • 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
  • Equality California (EQCA)

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American values should keep families united<hr /> <p style="font-size: 55%; text-align: center;"><strong>The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.</strong></p> <hr />

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


Alex Padilla

Once again, California leads. 


This week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Values Act into law. Given the amount of attention the bill, now law, has received, it’s important to be clear about what the bill does and does not do.


The new law ensures that local law enforcement officers are not given the additional responsibility of enforcing federal immigration laws — that’s the job of federal agencies. The law also maintains California schools, hospitals, libraries, and courthouses as safe spaces for all Californians.


The bill does not prevent federal authorities from enforcing federal laws in the State of California.


Why is the California Values Act a good idea? First, as we once again discuss and debate immigration policy for our country, I believe we should lead with our hearts and values, and that means treating humanely the millions of immigrants who have come to the United States in pursuit of the American Dream.


From a public safety perspective, it makes all the sense in the world. I recall my days on the Los Angeles City Council appreciating law enforcement’s perspective. If a victim of a crime or a key witness to crime chooses to not come forward or cooperate with the police for fear of being deported, that is not good for public safety.


We need more policies like this across the nation. Add your name now if you agree >>


Why take the time to explain? I felt it important because there’s a lot of misunderstanding or misperception about the California Values Act. The better we understand and explain to our friends and families, the better for civic discussion.


California is the most populous State in the nation and home to more immigrants, documented and undocumented, than any state in the nation. California is also the largest economy of any State in the nation, so we know a thing or two about the contributions of immigrants, documented and undocumented, to our economy.


On the issues affecting immigrants and their families, as with so many issues critical to the future of our country, California has a responsibility to lead, both by example and with public policy. It is time for the country to come together in support of a comprehensive and humane immigration reform.


Join me in standing for humane policies that make our communities safer and better. Add your name now to reject Trump’s cynical agenda that scapegoats immigrants and divides our nation.


Thank you,


Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State







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Your Weekly CDP Update


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 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 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?


Dr. Ed


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