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20 Jan
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Marking Dr. King’s legacy

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Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr. day, and here at the California Democratic Party we will be spending the day honoring his bold legacy and recommitting ourselves towards the fight for social justice.

Throughout his life, Dr. King fought fiercely for civil rights for Black Americans, as well as economic justice for working people across the nation. The victories he achieved laid the foundation for our work to strengthen civil rights protections and opportunity for working Californians today.

I encourage you to join us in marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day by seeking out an opportunity for service, action, or reflection in an area near you.

Our team has compiled a list of opportunities to mark the day. Click here to view it and find an opportunity in your area.

To carry forward the legacy of Dr. King, at the Party we are committed to electing Democrats who will advocate and work towards civil rights and economic justice for all.

Similarly, while there is still work to be done, we are proud of our efforts to have our leadership in the party and statewide reflect the diversity that makes California great — and we will continue working hard to ensure parity.

In the spirit of the holiday, we hope you’ll join us in reflecting on or taking action to carry forward Dr. King’s legacy. Click here to view the list of opportunities our team has compiled.

Sincerely,

Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker, Acting Chair
California Democratic Party
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20 Jan
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REVEALED: Trump’s plan to win in 2020

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Trump’s plan to win in 2020 is blatantly transparent:

1) Stack the courts with judges hostile to voting rights like Brett Kavanaugh
2) Get voting rights laws struck down or gutted

3) Engage in voter suppression at every level

Just this week, a conservative judge struck down a long-standing rule blocking the RNC from engaging in voter suppression in minority communities, opening up the floodgates for Trump to suppress the vote in 2020.

And Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, William Barr, is likely to sanction the purging of voter rolls and pursue only limited enforcement of the Voting Rights Act if the Senate confirms him.

If all that happens, millions of voters across the country could be blocked from the polls. It’ll look like Georgia’s 2018 election on a national scale.

Help fight back: Become a 2019 DASS Member and stop the GOP >>>

We’re fighting back against these right-wing attacks on voting rights by building a strong coalition of Democratic Secretaries of State. Democratic Secretaries are our best line of defense against Trump, and we need your help to fight back.

DASS Members are our top supporters who help us fight back against attacks on voting rights, stop gerrymandering, and defeat Republicans at the ballot box. With today marking the two year mark of the Trump administration, we want to show him that Democrats across the country are standing up to be the firewall against his attack on voting rights.

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19 Jan
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Event Invitation: Support Johnson for Supervisor

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19 Jan
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Show Democrats you’re with them

Democrats are working relentlessly to reopen the government, while Donald Trump plays political games with the lives of federal workers.

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While Donald Trump continues to keep the government closed over his ridiculous border wall, Democrats have been hard at work fighting his dangerous administration and supporting American families.

This week alone, Congressional Democrats voted on a bill that would prevent Trump from relaxing sanctions on one of Vladimir Putin’s cronies, House Democrats voted to reopen several integral federal agencies, and Speaker Pelosi warned Trump to postpone his State of the Union address due to security risks caused by his reckless government shutdown.

Right now, Democrats are holding stronger than ever to make sure Trump’s border wall doesn’t come to fruition, so there couldn’t be a better time to show you have their backs.

Democrats are working relentlessly to reopen the government, while Donald Trump has been holed up in the White House feeding fast food to football players. The fact of the matter is: Trump would rather hold the government — and 800,000 American workers’ paychecks — hostage than drop this latest political stunt.

We cannot afford to sit on the sidelines and allow Donald Trump and his administration to continually embarrass our nation and deface our democracy. Congressional Democrats are taking a stand against the border wall, and they need to know that you are standing alongside them. So I’m asking:

Thanks for being a part of this fight, Michael.

Tom

Tom Perez
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Democratic National Committee

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18 Jan
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Are You Ready For The Women’s March?

Dear Democrats: 

Tomorrow, people all over the country will join rallies and events for the 2019 Women’s March. We’re excited to see people celebrate hard-earned victories from the past year — from the way that women showed up in historic numbers at the polls to the fact that we elected a record-breaking number of women to Congress. Here in California, our legislature is now nearly 30% made up of women.

There were monumental steps made towards equality last year, and that empowering truth is worth celebrating. But the Women’s March is also an opportunity to recognize the fights that lay ahead. While we made great progress last year and held off many aspects of the radical, anti-woman GOP agenda, we have much more work to do. 

We must show up for one another. We must fight diligently to protect our reproductive rights. We must demand that when we say #MeToo, our voices are respected and taken seriously — and that our abusers don’t get to walk away without facing consequences. We must stand up for migrant women, for trans women, for black women, for disabled women. When we show up for women, we must show up for all women. 

The Women’s March is an opportunity to protest and to celebrate. It is a national movement to heal and to take power back, and to fight for a better future. California is leading that charge — so we encourage you to attend an event near you tomorrow.


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18 Jan
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Add your name: reunite separated families

 

When the Trump administration started separating migrant kids from their parents at the border, we filed a lawsuit to fight back.

 

Thankfully, the Trump administration dropped the family separation policy after folks like you spoke out, but we’re still fighting in court to stop the cruel and inhumane zero tolerance policy for good.

 

Now, a new report says the Trump administration separated even more families than originally acknowledged — and hasn’t kept track of those separated children, in order to reunite these families.

 

 

It’s appalling that the Trump administration tried to hide these separated families from the American people. Our government owes us the truth.

 

We shouldn’t have to go to court to demand the facts — but we’ll do whatever it takes to hold this administration accountable and defend immigrant families.

 

 

Thank you,

 

Xavier

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18 Jan
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Senator Harris Opposes Nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General

A message from Senator Kamala D. Harris

 

Senator Harris Opposes Nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General


Friend,

This week, at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I pressed the nominee for Attorney General, William Barr – and I need to tell you, I’ve got some serious concerns. 

The Attorney General is entrusted with ensuring the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. With the rule of law under daily attack from the President of the United States himself, that sacred trust is more important than ever. 

After two days of confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee, I do not believe that William Barr is the right person to hold this vital position at this critical time.

With the government shut down over the President’s demand for a border wall and asylum-seeking families detained at the border, Mr. Barr continues to support an ineffective and draconian approach to border security. With a criminal justice system that disproportionately harms communities of color, Mr. Barr continues to express support for the same failed policies he encouraged in the 1990s when he effectively advocated for mass incarceration. And with Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election at a critical moment, Mr. Barr refused to commit to recusing himself—even if career ethics officials at the Department of Justice recommended he do so. 

I appreciate the commitments Mr. Barr made, including a willingness to reconsider DOJ’s attacks on Americans’ healthcare coverage, to provide a list of consent decrees that have been withdrawn by DOJ and any consent decree he may withdraw, to respect state laws legalizing marijuana, and to vigorously enforce voting rights. I fully intend to hold him to these commitments should he become the Attorney General. 

While I respect Mr. Barr’s past public service, I do not believe he will defend independent investigations from attacks, embrace a smart on crime approach to public safety, and ensure equal protection under the law for every single American.

Take a closer look and watch why we cannot confirm him.  

Sincerely,
Kamala


Kamala D. Harris
United States Senator  


First Round of Questioning:


Watch Senator Harris question AG Nominee Barr.
I pressed AG nominee Barr on his suggestion that we need “barriers” across the border to deal with drug trafficking. The truth is most drugs trafficked into the U.S. come through ports of entry, and a wall isn’t what we need to solve this problem. 
-Senator Kamala D. Harris

Senator Harris began her questioning by inquiring about whether he would follow the recommendation of career Department of Justice ethics officials on recusal from the Special Counsel’s investigation—a practice former Attorney General Sessions abided by during his tenure. In response to Barr’s insistence that he would not recuse himself if he personally disagreed with ethics officials’ recommendation, Senator Harris sought clarification on why precisely he might disregard that guidance. In response to Senator Harris’ further questioning about border security and drug trafficking, Barr acknowledged that despite President Trump’s demand of a wall, most drugs trafficked into the United States from Mexico come through a port of entry. Senator Harris followed up by asking about Barr’s experience visiting ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border. 


Second Round of Questioning:


Watch Senator Harris question AG Nominee Barr.

AG nominee Barr said he would go against the recommendation of career ethics officials and refuse to recuse himself from the Special Counsel’s investigation if he ‘disagreed with them.’ That’s absolutely unacceptable. 
-Senator Kamala D. Harris

In a second round of questioning, Senator Harris secured a commitment from Barr to reconsider the Department of Justice’s current position in support of litigation that, if ultimately successful, would strip health care coverage from millions of Americans and eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Under questioning from Senator Harris, Barr further committed to providing the committee with a list of all consent decrees between the Department of Justice and local governments that were withdrawn under Attorney General Sessions and committed to keeping the committee updated on any consent decrees he would withdraw from if confirmed. Senator Harris also asked Barr about recent actions President Trump may have taken in violation of the Presidential Records Act. 


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