October 11th, 2017 | News

Your Weekly CDP Update

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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 www.cadem.org/platform. 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 www.cadem.org/endorsements. 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

 

October 11th, 2017 | News

Women deserve better

Kamala Harris

Just a few moments ago we learned that the Trump Administration is rolling back protections on birth control coverage for millions of women. This comes just a few days after House Republicans passed a ridiculous 20-week abortion ban.

I am sick and tired of politicians playing politics with our health care and going out of their way to target women in the process. We deserve better, which is why I’m asking you to take action today:

Tell Trump and the Republicans: stop attacking women’s health and rights, and work with us to make universal health care a right for all >> 

I’ve spent my career in public office fighting those who want to roll back decades’ worth of progress on women’s health and reproductive freedom.

Together we fought to require employers to provide employees with no-cost coverage for contraception and 55 million American women benefitted.

Together we advanced legislation in California to ensure that so-called crisis pregnancy centers provide women with accurate information about the full range of reproductive services available to them, including abortion.

Together we defeated every attempt by Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood this year, and we’re never going to stop fighting to make sure those doors stay open.

Add your name: Tell Trump and Republicans to stop trying to roll back access to health care >> 

Now is the time we must keep fighting to defend and expand on the progress made for women’s rights and reproductive health, not fall backward.

Thanks for all you do.

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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October 11th, 2017 | News

Sign Our Petition – Restore Obamacare’s Birth Control Coverage Rule

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Donald Trump announced today that he is repealing the Obamacare rule that requires insurance plans cover birth control for women. This is an outrageous move that hurts women – and their partners – in order to satisfy hypocritical right-wing men who can’t escape their deluded, archaic views on women.

We, as Democrats, have to stand up and fight back against this ridiculous and sexist rule change. Please join me in adding your name to our petition urging California’s Members of Congress to restore the birth control coverage requirement for private insurance.

Click here to add your name.

Women deserve to have control over their healthcare decisions, and that includes the decision of whether or not to become pregnant. This rule change may satisfy some of Trump’s most extremist and anti-Women supporters, but it will only hurt millions of American women, their partners and their families.

Please add your name to our petition fighting back against this latest assault on women’s rights. When we make our voices heard, we can protect the gains we’ve made and make new progress for women.

Click here to add your name.

Democratically Yours,

Jenny Bach, Secretary
California Democratic Party

 

October 11th, 2017 | News

CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman Statement on California Values Act

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Statement From California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman on California Values Act Being Signed Into Law

Los Angeles – California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement in reaction to Governor Brown signing SB 54, the California Values Act, into law:

“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 León 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.”

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October 11th, 2017 | News

Let’s talk about CHIP

Kamala Harris

Over the weekend, Republicans let a program that provides health insurance for over nine million low-income children expire. It’s called the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and it’s a big part of why 93% of children have health insurance in our country.

Here’s what happened: funding for CHIP is not permanent and must be renewed by Congress from time to time. Democrats and Republicans had largely settled on a bipartisan deal to renew the funding before GOP leaders foolishly attempted one last try at forcing Trumpcare on the American people.

Their cruel focus on repealing the Affordable Care Act meant CHIP was ignored for most of September. But these nine million kids, more than two million in California alone, shouldn’t have to pay the price of Congress’ inaction. We must renew CHIP before funding runs out in the states, which is why I’m asking: 

Can you sign my petition telling Congress to stop wasting time and renew funding for CHIP? The consequences of Congress’ failure to take action for millions of kids and their families would be disastrous.

The good news is that there is still time for Congress to correct this injustice, but only if Republican leaders act quickly. Millions of kids are at risk of losing their care, and the chaos and uncertainty that creates for them and their families is unacceptable.

For all the partisan rancor, surely we can come together to do right by the most vulnerable among us: our kids.

Thanks for taking action today.

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

 

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October 3rd, 2017 | News

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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October 3rd, 2017 | News

Tower District Neighborhood Team-Up to Clean-Up! 

 

CLICK HERE for District 1 news from Esmeralda Soria

October 3rd, 2017 | News

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.

October 3rd, 2017 | News

October 3rd, 2017 | News

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