18 Oct


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




In just over a week’s time, thousands of homes have been destroyed in the fires burning in California, tens of thousands of people were displaced –many now without homes to go back to –and tragically over 40 lives have been lost.

Thanks to the valiant fire fighters, law enforcement officers, national guard, and other first responders who are doing an amazing job at great risk to contain the fires and move people to safety.

Once people’s safety has been secured, our next task is to help fire victims with recovery. Friday I issued a notice to insurers asking them to expedite their claims handling for fire victims — to cut red tape and issue advance payments to policyholders to help them begin to recover.

And this weekend I went to Santa Rosa to help fire victims.


I visited the Local Assistance Center and thanked representatives of local, state and federal agencies and volunteers who were there assisting residents. Our Department of Insurance  consumer assistance staff were there helping fire victims with their insurance questions. I helped one man by getting his insurer to use a photo of his totaled car to begin processing his claim.

Another purpose of my Santa Rosa visit was to make sure insurers were there with sufficient staff to help policyholders. They are.

Most of us have heard or read harrowing stories of near death escapes this past week. I heard some of them first-hand when I visited the evacuation centers over the weekend. I met one man who saved his wheelchair bound elderly neighbor, who otherwise would have perished in her burning mobilehome. I visited whole neighborhoods laid to waste by fire.


The Department of Insurance consumer services staff will continue to be at Local Assistance Centers throughout the state to help consumers with insurance questions or disputes. We will also deploy our law enforcement officers to deter scam artists who typically flood into hard hit areas.


These are some of the most destructive fires in California history.   At the same time, people have rallied to each other’s assistance. Despite the tragedy, the way that people have pitched in to help one another is inspiring.

And we will continue to do our part to make sure consumers are protected, so if you know anyone in need of assistance with their insurance claim or a question, please have them contact us at the Department of Insurance at 1-800-927-4357. We are there to help. Thank you.





Insurance Commissioner





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18 Oct

Education Symposium / Invitation (final)

To Community Persons in Fresno County, Etc.


Symposium – For Your Information:


Many of you received the first draft of the announcement; others of you may have not. For all of you, here is the final announcement.

We hope you can attend this worth-while symposium.


Please share with members of your organization, agency, etc.


¡Hast el 27!

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18 Oct

Win tickets to see Hamilton with John Chiang

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


One Broadway show. Two great Treasurers. Add your name right now for the chance to see Hamilton with California Treasurer John Chiang.

Add your name right now
for the chance to see Hamilton
with John Chiang
Tickets are on us
I'm in




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17 Oct


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



For Immediate Release
October 16, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
“A Progressive California,” SuperPAC Launches By Releasing Digital Video Ad Supporting Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León for United States Senate in 2018 Contest

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, “A Progressive California,” a SuperPAC aimed at backing progressive candidates for office, announced its launch by releasing a digital video ad in support of California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León’s campaign for United States Senate.

To view the ad, titled, “We Need Kevin,”click on the screen shot below or here.

“We Need Kevin,” the digital video ad, begins with footage of Donald Trump’s America, from the Charlottesville torch-infused rally to the commander-in-chief apathetically tossing out paper towels to the people of Puerto Rico, to the President’s efforts of pulling out of the Paris Climate change. Thereafter, it notes that Washington’s status quo has failed to sufficiently fight back against Trump. It then transitions into footage featuring Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, highlighting his efforts to champion California’s resistance against the White House’s backwards agenda, while advancing progressive causes.

The script of the ad reads as follows:

This isn’t normal
Neither is this
Or this
Or this
These aren’t California’s values — or America’s
It’s clear that Washington’s status quo has failed. We need bold leaders who will stand up and say enough is enough!
Kevin de León has led the resistance against Donald Trump in California, showing we can lead the nation on climate change, better jobs, universal healthcare and immigrant rights.
We need a fearless leader to stand up for our values in the U.S. Senate. We need Kevin de León.
A progressive California is responsible for the content of this advertising.

The mission of “A Progressive California,” is to help elect Democrats who support a pro-working families, pro-tough environmental protections, pro-healthcare for all, pro-women’s rights, pro-immigrant rights, pro-gun safety laws, pro-equal rights agenda and who will prioritize social and economic justice causes in Washington.

For more information, please visit

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17 Oct

I’m running for U.S. Senate

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


To my friends and fellow Californians:


I have been honored to lead the California State Senate for the last three years where we have infused progressive Californian values in important policy efforts like immigration, women’s rights, quality education, civil rights, job creation, and fighting climate change.


I was raised by a single mother with a 3rd grade education. She worked her hands to the bone cleaning homes to provide for me and I never forgotten those humble roots.


Her sacrifices, and California public schools, enabled me to get a college education and realize the California Dream.


I keep those memories at the top of my mind, because too many Californians and Americans today live in poverty, sometimes working two or three jobs and still struggling to make ends meet.


I’m running for the United States Senate to deliver for you. Please watch my announcement video, then let me know if I can count on your support.


We now stand at the frontlines of a historic struggle for the very soul of America, against a President without one.


Every day, his Administration wages war on our people and our progress.  He disregards our voices. Demonizes our diversity. Attacks our civil rights, our clean air, our health access and our public safety.


We can lead the fight against his administration, but only if we jump into the arena together.


I am running for Senate because you deserve a seat at the table.


You deserve jobs that afford your family a better quality of life.


You deserve an opportunity for our children to have a free and equal education.


You deserve clean air.


You deserve universal healthcare.


To achieve these goals, expand the California Dream, and take the fight to Trump from California to Washington DC, I commit to working tirelessly to earn your vote here at home, and once elected, to do my part to work even harder to reunite this nation with a progressive agenda.


Together, we’ll deliver prosperity with voices reflective of our state – join my campaign today.






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