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Standing up for Californians?


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


 

Alex Padilla

Last Friday, in the middle of the night, Senate Republicans passed a tax bill that will disproportionately raise taxes on Californians, while giving tax cuts to GOP donors1.

 

This bad bill:

1) runs up the national debt by $1.5 trillion,

2) results in 13 million Americans uninsured, and

3) worsens economic inequality.

 

Of California’s 14 Republican Representatives, 11 voted YES and will have to answer to their constituents as they’re up for re-election next year. Sign our petition to tell Congress that we, the people of California, will hold them accountable for their actions.

 

The Senate has voted, but we still have a chance to stop this bill. Right now, Senate and House GOP leaders are meeting to negotiate a final bill. California’s 14 Republican Representatives will again have to make a choice: will they stand up for their constituents, many of whom will be hurt by this bill, or will they go along with their Republican colleagues to punish their constituents and give big tax cuts to GOP donors?

 

Trump’s spokespeople like to say that “Elections have consequences.” On this point, they’re right. Sign our petition today to tell Congress that voting to raise taxes on California families will have consequences too!

 

We must resist these attacks on working Californians. We must persist and put pressure on our representatives in Congress to remind them that they work for the people of California and 2018 is just around the corner.

 

Thank you for standing strong,

 

Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State

 

 

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  1. Vox Media, House Republican: my donors told me to pass the tax bill “or don’t ever call me again”, https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/7/16618038/house-republicans-tax-bill-donors-chris-collins

 

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05 Dec
0

FUSD- Community Idea Sessions

Fresno Unified is inviting the community to participate in their Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) process.  This is how FUSD establishes its priority lists for spending categorical funds.  Those moneys dictate funding for after-school programs, classroom aides, supportive counseling services, and much much more.

 

Come out and share your ideas for how and where FUSD should be spending moneys to support their students.


will be held at the school cafeteria and will begin at 5:30pm. Babysitting, food, and translation will be provided. 

Hoover High School

12/05/17 Tuesday

Design Science/Duncan/Patiño High Schools

12/06/17 Wed @ Patiño

McLane High School

12/07/17 Thursday

Edison High School

12/11/17 Monday

Bullard High School

01/17/18 Wednesday

Fresno High School  (Senate Chambers)

01/18/18 Thursday

Roosevelt High School

01/23/18 Tuesday

Sunnyside High School

01/29/18 Monday

 

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05 Dec
0

What happened yesterday morning

Kamala Harris

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Hi, Fresno County —

Yesterday morning I left the Senate floor where the Republicans passed their tax plan after spending the entire day rewriting it in secret.

This weekend, 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

SIGN THE PETITION

 

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05 Dec
0

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

SIGN THE PETITION

 

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05 Dec
0

Your Weekly CDP Update

CDP

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: www.cadem.org/endorsements

  • 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
0

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

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05 Dec
0

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

CONTRIBUTE

 

 

 

 

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