12 Sep

Are you in this video?

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

From city to city and town to town, I’ve been meeting with everyday Californians, elected officials, and experts to hear their perspectives on California’s future.

As someone who has played a key role in making this all possible, I want to share what I’ve been hearing on the road with you now.

Today, I’m releasing a brand new video covering the past few months on the road, and I wanted to give you the chance to see it first. Will you watch the video?

As I told my friends in Bakersfield, I want to send a resounding signal throughout the United States that if they want to know how it’s done, they need to look at California.

That’s what I’ve been doing for the past few months: Talking to the people who live here about what’s working for them, and how we can do even better.

I’m proud to have earned the support of many of them, and hope to earn the support of many more, with your help, as this journey continues.

Hear what Californians have to say about our future and about this campaign. Watch the video now — and share it with a friend.

Thanks for helping to make this journey possible,





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12 Sep

They don’t deserve to be deported

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

As a first generation American, whose parents immigrated to this country from Taiwan, I know how it feels like to be looked at as “the other.” I know what it’s like to be treated as a second-class citizen and for your livelihood to be threatened.

It’s hard for me to imagine how difficult it would be to face the same as a young undocumented immigrant, constantly facing the threat of deportation to a land I could barely remember — or had never known.

But my friend Brenda knows what it’s like. She joined this campaign as an intern, and impressed me so much that we hired her onboard full-time after she graduated from UCLA.

Under President Obama, our nation made a promise to people like Brenda — and thousands of our neighbors — that if they came forward and registered, we’d give them the chance to live and work legally, earn an education, and make our nation stronger through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. And thanks to DACA, I was able to hire the best candidate for a critical position on my team: Brenda.

Trump’s rescinding of the DACA program is a betrayal. But I will not turn my back on my brothers and sisters, or stand on the side of division and hate.

I’m urging California’s congressional delegation to lead the way in making DACA permanent. Will you join me?

California is the most powerful economy in the United States because of our diversity. We embrace it and we welcome it with open arms. That’s what makes us exceptional.

Since DACA was implemented, approximately 223,000 Dreamers — young undocumented immigrants who’ve lived in the United States since they were children — registered with the Department of Homeland Security in California alone.

These Californians, and 800,000 who’ve registered across the country, deserve to become lawful, productive members of our society. And the vast majority of Americans agree. Over 78 percent of voters support giving Dreamers like Brenda the chance to stay in the country permanently.

But President Trump refused to stand with them. Not only is his decision heartless and out-of-touch — it’s bad business. Our nation stands to lose $460.3 billion from the national GDP over the next ten years, and California alone could lose $11.6 billion annually.

But if we urge Congress to act now, before the Trump administration begins mass deportations of Dreamers, we can keep their families together and build a stronger future for our nation and for California.

It’s time for California’s congressional delegation to stand up and defend the American Dream. Add your name to tell them to make DACA permanent now.

Thanks for your support. And to all of you who are scared for your future after Trump’s announcement, I want you to know: I will always fight to ensure you have a home here in California.

In solidarity,




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12 Sep

Proud to earn the support of a very important DREAMer

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

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Sergio Garcia didn’t back down when he was told he couldn’t become a lawyer and help other undocumented immigrants.

He pressed forward and became the first undocumented DREAMer licensed to practice law in the nation. Since being admitted to the State Bar in 2014 he has helped more than 1,500 Californians apply for DACA.

I’m proud to have earned Sergio’s support and will continue to stand with him and our immigrant communities to fight for justice.


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Sergio’s success and contributions to our state and country are emblematic of the more than 800,000 young adults here working and going to school under the DACA program. We promised them that if they spoke up, we would provide them a path to citizenship. We cannot betray that trust.

Please take a moment to share this video with others so we can continue to build our campaign based on giving everyone a fair chance to succeed.

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Thank you,

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10 Sep

Lecture: “The Rich History of Temperance Flat” Auberry Library, Tuesday, Sep. 12, 7:00 pm

Spanning the mid-1800s gold mining through the present day threat of Temperance Flat Dam

LOCATION: Auberry Library 

33049 Auberry Rd, Auberry


Join our Facebook page: “Friends of the San Joaquin River Gorge”

 A History of 

Temperance Flat

Join us at Auberry Library Tuesday

September 12 at 7pm

For a discussion on the rich history of Temperance Flat

Spanning the mid-1800 gold mining through the present day threat of Temperance Flat Dam

Auberry Library 33049 Auberry Rd, Auberry 559-855-8523

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10 Sep

Dream Center


In support of our District’s approved Safe Place designation, which called for us to support all students including the Dreamers, the district has been working with various community partners to open the first ever school district Dream Resource Center (DRC).

The DRC will assist our students and community with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal applications, citizenship, ELS courses and naturalization applications, a hub for dissemination of accurate information, a training facility for our stakeholders and office space for individuals to receive community provided legal services and support.

I invite you to join us as we launch the effort to support our community in this critical time.

Best, Miguel Arias z

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10 Sep

Your Weekly CDP Update


This has been another productive week for the CDP. See below for a recap of the week’s activities.

Platform Committee Hearing
Save the date! The Northern California Platform Committee Hearing is coming up soon – don’t miss your opportunity to shape our Party’s statement of values as we head into the 2018 election cycle.

Platform Committee Northern Statewide Hearing
Saturday, September 23, 2017 10 AM – 12 PM
California Democratic Party Headquarters
1830 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95811

Additionally, you can submit testimony or language proposals online – visit to learn more.

Survey Says!
In our efforts to build a stronger, more effective and more responsive California Democratic Party, we will periodically send out surveys on issues we’re considering.

We currently have two surveys out, and if you haven’t had a chance to complete them yet, please do so. Your feedback helps us shape CDP policy and make our Party more effective for you.

The surveys are on the feasibility of providing childcare at CDP meetings and using mobile app technology to reduce wasteful printing and increase accessibility and transparency for CDP members.

CDP Childcare Survey – please click here
CDP Mobile App Survey – please click here

In Case You Missed It…

CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman responded to the Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA and put almost one million Californians at risk for deportation:

“This is a spiteful and hurtful decision that will result in enormous human suffering for our entire country, not just the ‘Americans-in-all-but-name’ who now face the threat of deportation and separation from their families. This is not who we are as a country, and California Democrats are and will remain united in our opposition to Trump’s assault on immigrants.”

Senator Ricardo Lara penned a message to delegates urging support for his CDP-endorsed bill, Senate Bill 395 to end the school-to-prison pipeline. Check out the great video he released disucssing his legislation!

The CDP also expressed it’s support for Senator Bob Wieckowski’s student loan debt relief legislation, SB 16.

And your CDP Leadership team commemorated Labor Day at events across California. CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman began the day keynoting the Napa/Solano Central Labor Council Labor Day Breakfast while Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall fired up the North Bay Labor Council Breakfast. Chair Bauman then spoke at the South Bay Labor Council Picnic in San Jose, before joining Vice Chair Alexandra-Gallardo Rooker, Secretary Jenny Bach and Controller Dan Weitzman to cap the day off at the Sacramento Central Labor Council Labor Day BBQ.

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Unions are the backbone of the California Democratic Party, and your CDP Leadership Team is proud to stand in solidarity with working men and women across California, not just on Labor Day, but every single day of the year.

One week closer to 2018!

— CDP Update

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10 Sep

CD 21 Organizing Director

Job Opening: CA-21 Organizing Director

CA-21 Congressional District Location: San Joaquin Valley (Fresno, Kern, Kings Tulare County) Position Summary: The California Democratic Party seeks an experienced community organizing director with a background in campaign field organizing for our March into 18 Program. This candidate should be…

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