February 9th, 2018 | News

Friday’s Political Cartoon

February 7th, 2018 | News

It’s your personal information. Take back control!

Dear fellow Democrat,

Every day, big businesses and data brokers collect and sell our personal information without our knowledge or consent. An initiative proposed for the November ballot will give us an unprecedented opportunity to take back control of our own personal information. It’s called The California Consumer Privacy Act.

Under current California law, we do not have the right to find out what information businesses are collecting about us, much less who they are selling that information to.

Additionally, many businesses that collect our personal and private information don’t implement the most basic security measures to keep our data safe, making our identities vulnerable to hackers. That’s why we’ve included strong accountability measures in our initiative when companies breach our data.

The California Consumer Privacy Act will:

  1. Give Californians the right to know what information big businesses are collecting about us & our families;
  2. Give us the power to decide if we want companies to STOP selling our personal information; and;
  3. Hold companies accountable for data breaches and breaking the law.

We need your help. Can we list you as a supporter of the California Consumer Privacy Act?

Together, we can fight against major corporations seeking to profit off our data and take back control of our privacy.

Peace and friendship,

John L. Burton
Former Chair
California Democratic Party

Daraka Larimore-Hall
Vice Chair
California Democratic Party


February 3rd, 2018 | News

CNN Headline: Local CD22 Race against Nunes

Rep. Nunes’ Democratic opponents capitalizing on memo release

The leading Democratic candidate hoping to unseat the Republican chairman of the committee has raised more than $100,000 in campaign donations. Since Nunes’ classified memo was released on Friday, the campaign for California prosecutor Andrew Janz has raised $130,379 and is just shy of 4,000 individual contributions.

February 3rd, 2018 | News

Nunes challenger seizes on FBI memo uproar

Nunes challenger seizes on FBI memo uproar

It’s been a rough week for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, the California Republican at the center of a Washington firestorm after crafting a memo alleging bias and misconduct at the FBI and Department of Justice. But for Andrew Janz, the congressman’s Democratic opponent, things have never been better.

February 3rd, 2018 | News

Senator Kamala Harris: Sign my petition demanding Devin Nunes be removed

Kamala Harris

Yesterday, Donald Trump and Republicans like Congressman Devin Nunes weaponized classified intelligence in a blatant attempt to undermine the Russia investigation.

As you well know, this had nothing to do with transparency and everything to do with playing politics with national security. It is just wrong.

We cannot allow political gain and expediency to discredit the investigation into Russia’s influence in our elections and the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

That’s why we need to fight back today and pressure the Republicans to remove Rep. Devin Nunes — who has acted in bad faith for well over a year now — from the House Intelligence Committee and demand they protect the Russia investigation from any political interference from the White House.

Sign my urgent petition demanding Paul Ryan and the Republicans remove Devin Nunes from the House Intelligence Committee and work with us to protect the Russia investigation from political interference. Add your name by clicking here.

I will continue to support the brave men and women in our law enforcement — including the Special Counsel — who must be given the independence to do their job and find the truth, free of political interference. I hope you join me in this fight.

Thanks for everything you do,

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California



February 2nd, 2018 | News

Press Release: CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman Statement on FBI Memo



Los Angeles – California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement in reaction to the release of the Nunes Memo attacking the FBI:

“Trump’s decision to release the Nunes Memo is a page right out of the tinpot dictator handbook. This is an open declaration of war on the FBI and the rule of law. Nunes and Trump are lashing out like guilty men who know investigators are inching closer and closer to exposing their crimes. Devin Nunes must be held to account for his dangerous smear campaign against the FBI. We echo the calls for him to be replaced on the Intelligence Committee. Democrats must be ready to resist even worse actions by Trump to subvert and obstruct justice.”

February 2nd, 2018 | News

February 2nd, 2018 | News

Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre Is Happening Right Before Our Eyes

The FBI issued an extraordinary statement on Wednesday, pushing back on the release of a partisan congressional memo alleging the bureau used improper evidence to obtain legal permission to surveil a Trump campaign adviser. We’ve never seen anything like it.

February 2nd, 2018 | News

Nunes is a shill for Trump


Devin Nunes (CA-22) has proven himself over and over again to be a shameless shill for Donald Trump.

His bogus conspiracy theory of a “memo” is only the latest example of his reckless and anti-American agenda: Cover up Trump and his fellow Republicans’ alleged crimes by any means possible.

Nunes is an embarrassment to our state — and he’s in bad company. Every single Californian Republican member of Congress has shown through their inaction that they’d shred the Constitution themselves if it meant continuing to enable our dangerous president.

We must defeat Nunes and every single one of Trump’s California enablers at the ballot box. Will you make a contribution of $20.18 or more right now to support California’s blue wave this coming November?

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To take back the House for Democrats and stop the Republican Party’s dangerous cover-up of Trump’s ties to Russia, we only need to flip 24 congressional seats nationwide — and all 14 of California’s Republican members of Congress are up for re-election this fall.

Two of Trump’s enablers and two of our top targets — Ed Royce (CA-39) and Darrell Issa (CA-49) — have already seen the writing on the wall and dropped out of their respective races.

Let’s keep this momentum up and turn the heat up on Nunes and every other one of Trump’s California enablers.

Pitch in $20.18 or more right now to help us take back the House for Democrats.

Thank you for being a part of this fight.

Democratically Yours,

Eric C. Bauman, Chair
California Democratic Party



February 2nd, 2018 | News

Help Us Recognize Exceptional Women!

Women of the Year 2018 Nominations!

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, March 1st, 2018

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Council President Soria is excited to host her 4th Annual Women of the Year Awards. The Women of the Year Awards recognize exceptional women in District One, who embody courage, hard work, and are passionate about strengthening our community. Please tell us about the remarkable women who live, work, or volunterr in District One and deserve a little more appreciation for all they are doing to make Fresno and District One a better place. 

District One encompasses areas in West Cental Fresno, Tower District, Fresno City College, Central High School, Fresno High School, Highway City, Inspiration Park, Quigley Park, Lions Park, and neighborhoods west of Highway 99. A woman must be nominated in one of the six categories.

The categories include: Business, Community Engagement/Advocacy, Education, Health & Wellness, Youth (Ages 14-22), Arts & Culture, and Public Safety/Military.

To nominate a Woman of the Year, please download the application here. Submissions are due Thursday, March 1st, 2018 and can be emailed to District1@fresno.gov or mailed to:

Office of Council President Esmeralda Soria
2nd Floor, 2600 Fresno St. 
Fresno, CA 93721

Contact our office with any questions at (559) 621-7816 or at District1@fresno.gov.

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