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10 STATE SENATORS ENDORSE RICARDO LARA FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER


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


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 4, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
10 STATE SENATORS ENDORSE RICARDO LARA FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Backing of 10 New State Senate Colleagues Brings Total Number of Sitting Senators Supporting Lara to 22

LONG BEACH, CA — Continuing to build up his roster of support among some of California’s most widely respected leaders in his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara picked up endorsements from 10 of his State Senate colleagues, including:

  • 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

Previously Lara has garnered endorsements from the following dozen Senate colleagues, including:

  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • 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

In making this latest wave of endorsements public, State Senator Lara released the following statement:

“It’s incredibly humbling to have the support of so many of my Senate colleagues. I’m proud of the work we’ve accomplished in recent years, from tough environmental protection laws to forward-thinking workers’ rights, immigrant rights, equal rights policies, and from common sense gun safety laws to efforts that lift up working families and help to grow our middle class economy to so much more. I’m grateful for their support and confidence.”

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
  • 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
  • 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

Organizations 

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • HONOR PAC

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.
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11 Oct
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ED HERNANDEZ LINES UP MORE NORCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT IN LG BID


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


 
MEDIA RELEASEFor Immediate Release

October 4, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
ED HERNANDEZ LINES UP MORE NORCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT IN LG BID
San Jose Police Officers’ Association Joins Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), Sacramento Police Officers’ Association and California Reserve Peace Officers Association in Picking Senator Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Further validating his strong public safety credentials, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez secured a key Northern California endorsement from the San Jose Police Officers’ Association in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor. The South Bay law enforcement group joins a broad coalition of public safety organizations backing Senator Hernandez’ bid, including the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), Sacramento Police Officers’ Association and California Reserve Peace Officers Association.

In a letter sent to Senator Hernandez’ campaign, Paul Kelly, President of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association wrote:

“Dear Dr. Ed Hernandez: On behalf of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association (SJPOA), it is my pleasure to inform you of our unanimous endorsement of your candidacy for California Lieutenant Governor 2018.”

Expressing his gratitude for the endorsement, Senator Hernandez released the following statement:

“I really appreciate this support from the San Jose Police Officers’ Association. Their endorsement underscores my deep commitment to public safety and neighborhood security. As a state lawmaker, I’ve always been a firm believer in supporting the men and women who have sworn to protect our local communities, and I’ve worked to do everything in my power to ensure that they have the resources and tools they need to do their job and keep neighborhoods safe. I plan to continue this effort if I’m given the honor of serving as California’s next Lieutenant Governor.”

Today’s announcement follows recent endorsements from State Assembly Members Kansen Chu and Laura Friedman, as well as the Fontana Democratic Club, Helen L. Doherty Democratic Club and the West End Democratic Club. It also comes on the heels of recent news that the California State Legislature passed Senator Dr. Hernandez’ landmark SB-17, a drug transparency bill, which aims to address the cost of life-saving prescription drugs. The bill won widespread bi-partisan support.

Senator Hernandez’ latest digital video ad, titled, “Life or Death,” features a moving testimonial from Kendall Renee, a nationally renowned activist and singer, who is allergic to more than 95% of foods and carries at least four EpiPens with her at all times.

To view Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot, click on the screen shot below:


Unshaken by big moneyed special interests, Hernandez not only has taken on Big Pharma but also fought Big Tobacco, as the architect of California’s landmark law to raise the state’s smoking age to 21.

In addition to today’s news, Senator Hernandez has raised over $2 million for the statewide effort and has locked in far-reaching support across California.
To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here or on the screen shot below.

 

Several months back, Senator Hernandez released his first digital video, titled  “A California Story,” which can be viewed by clicking on the screen image below:

 

 

Beyond today’s announcement, Senator Dr. Hernandez’ campaign has released an expansive list of over 400 endorsements from grassroots activists, community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials, public safety groups and close to 50 labor unions.

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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03 Oct
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CLICK HERE for District 1 News from Esmeralda Soria

DISTRICT 1 PARTICIPATORY BUDGET PROCESS

How would you spend $50,000 in District 1?

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT NOW!

 

Councilmember Soria introduced the Participatory Budget Process to her constituents in District 1 by forming a District 1 Delegation Committee and holding three Participatory Budget Meetings throughout District 1 at Slater, Heaton, and Steinbeck Elementary Schools.

The process which has not been used on the Fresno City level before, allows the residents and businesses to decide where tax payer funds allocated to their district should be invested.  The residents and businesses were asked to submit their proposals for projects no later than October 10, 2017.  From these projects a public vote of all residents will select the projects to be funded.

We are now awaiting project proposals!!! We encourage you to submit your ideas and projects.  Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions on how to propose your idea or the guidelines for eligible uses. No project is too small.

 

Project Submittal Form Due:
Tuesday, October 10th
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03 Oct
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Las Vegas Mass Shooting


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


Yesterday our nation awoke again to the news of another horrific mass shooting. I know all of our thoughts are with the victims of this senseless tragedy and their families. I want to thank our first responders for acting quickly and bravely, as well as the medical professionals who are working so hard to treat the hundreds of injured.

This brutal act of violence is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history and was made possible because we, as a nation, have failed to act every time events like these occur. Here in California, we have passed common-sense laws that ban military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. It is well past the time to demand our leaders at the national level to do the same.

The road to recovery for the survivors, their families, and the entire Las Vegas community will be long and arduous, and those who lost loved ones have had their lives irrevocably changed forever. We should honor the memories of those lost, and the struggles of those who survive, by making certain something like this can never happen again.

Everyone should take the time to hold our loved ones a little tighter, to appreciate the moments we have with family and friends, and to remember that when we take action together, we can make real change in our community, our state, and our nation.

In solidarity,
Dr. Ed Hernandez

 

 

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03 Oct
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Major Endorsement


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


Betty Yee for State ControllerBetty Yee for State Controller

Today, United States Senator Kamala Harris announced her endorsement of my re-election campaign for California State Controller.

“Betty has demonstrated her leadership by applying her financial and fiscal experience to her work in tax, environmental, and pension policy to ensure the economic health of all Californians,” Senator Harris states. “Her work and service must be sustained.  Join me in re-electing Betty Yee for California State Controller.”

Controller Yee responds, “I am proud Senator Harris is standing with me in my service and leadership as California’s independent fiscal watchdog.  She is a bold, effective leader we can count on in Washington whose service is grounded in the principles and ideals to which our nation can aspire.  I look forward to continuing our work together.”

Betty Yee

 

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03 Oct
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Tower District Neighborhood Team-Up to Clean-Up! 

 

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03 Oct
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Our hearts are with the people of Las Vegas.

Join us.

We woke up yesterday morning to news of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Our hearts are with the people of Las Vegas, and all those affected by this despicable act of terror.

We’re already hearing stories of heroism from ordinary Americans and selfless first responders who risked their lives to save others. Their bravery in this dark moment reminds us that our courage as Americans will always outlast the cruelty of cowards.

We will not give in to fear or hatred.

We are united against all those who seek to terrorize our communities. And we’ll do everything we can to ensure that vicious attacks like this become a thing of the past.

Tom

Tom Perez
Chair
Democratic National Committee

P.S. — If you’re looking for ways to help the victims of this attack, visit redcrossblood.org today.

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