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11 Oct
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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

 

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11 Oct
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James Clapper makes only endorsement, ever


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


 

Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288

As a senior advisor to President Obama and as his U.S. Ambassador to Australia, I had an opportunity to serve with James Clapper to help secure our nation against cybersecurity threats. General Clapper is a principled leader who has worked tirelessly to defend our nation. It’s truly an honor to earn his only endorsement, ever.

Please take a moment to share this significant endorsement with your friends and family on social media and by email.
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Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and they inflict serious costs, harm, and fear upon all Californians. California should be leading efforts to protect our families, our businesses, and all of our sensitive data. As Lt. Governor, I will use my leadership on the California Emergency Council to develop the public information network, workforce, and broad collaboration needed to protect Californians from cyberthreats.

I will also call upon our university and community college systems to strengthen their efforts to develop a highly trained workforce to combat cyberattacks.

There are solutions. We just need to commit ourselves to solving these tough problems.

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http://www.jeffbleich.com/

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11 Oct
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Debt should not deny you the right to vote


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


 

Alex Padilla

More than fifty years ago, the federal Voting Rights Act prohibited states from using poll taxes and literacy tests to keep eligible people from voting.

 

Today, some states are now using new versions of those same voter suppression tactics. In nine states, a person who has outstanding court fines or legal fees is no longer eligible to vote.

 

Sign our petition if you agree that our right to vote should not depend on an individual’s debt.

 

The poll tax in the Jim Crow era required voters to pay in order to cast a ballot; this kept many poor citizens — disproportionately communities of color — from voting and having their rightful say in our democracy. To see this same tactic of excluding eligible voters from voting simply because of their economic circumstances is unconscionable.

 

Sign my petition if you agree that this new form of voter suppression is bad for our democracy and unfair to those it would exclude from voting.

 

Democracy works best when every eligible citizen participates. This new poll tax works to exclude eligible citizens from participating. That’s unAmerican and unacceptable. Together, we must resist this and all forms of voter suppression.

 

Thank you,

 

Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State

 

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11 Oct
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Latino Education Symposium

 THE HISTORICAL IMPACT OF CASE LAW AND LEGISLATION

ON THE EDUCATION OF CHICANO/LATINO STUDENTS

IN THE CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

 

SYMPOSIUM PRESENTED BY

THE DR. CECILIO OROZCO RESEARCH AND POLICY CENTER

 Satellite Student Union, California State University, Fresno

Friday, October 27, 2017

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Case Law and Legislation Impacting on the Education of Chicano/Latino Students”

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION, WITH QUESTIONS & RESPONSES

 

3:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Brown v. Board of Education: Education Equity and Equality in the 21st Century.”

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION, WITH QUESTIONS & RESPONSES, NEXT STEPS

 

LIMITED SEATING:  EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC 

RSVP TO raulmoreno@education-leadership.org

 

THE HISTORICAL IMPACT OF CASE LAW AND LEGISLATION

ON THE EDUCATION OF CHICANO/LATINO STUDENTS

IN THE CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY”

 

SYMPOSIUM PRESENTED BY

 

THE DR. CECILIO OROZCO RESEARCH AND POLICY CENTER

&

THE EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

 

 

Friday, October 27, 2017

 

1:00    Welcome: Joel M. Murillo, President, The Dr. Cecilio Orozco Research and Policy Center

1:10    Panel Discussion:  “Case Law and Legislation on the Education of Chicano/Latino Students”

2:10                Audience Suggestions, Questions & Responses

2:40                Break

 

2:50    Panel Discussion:Brown v. Board of Education and Education Equity and Equality in the 21st Century.”

The Honorable Dr. Mariano Florentino Cuellar, Justice of The California Supreme Court,

The Honorable Rosendo Peña, Associate Justice of the California Fifth District Court of Appeal,

The Honorable Cruz Reynoso, Former Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court.

3:40    Audience Suggestions, Questions & Responses

4:30    Next Steps

5:00    Adjournment

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11 Oct
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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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11 Oct
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IN LT. GOV RACE, HERNANDEZ EMERGING AS CONSENSUS CHOICE FOR WORKING PEOPLE


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


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 5, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
IN LT. GOV RACE, HERNANDEZ EMERGING AS CONSENSUS CHOICE FOR WORKING PEOPLE

Transportation Communications Union (TCU) Local 1315 Joins 50 Other Labor Unions in Supporting Senator Ed Hernandez’ Statewide Run

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Showcasing his expanding support from working men and women as he campaigns to be California’s next Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez locked in an endorsement from the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) Local 1315. The endorsement adds to Senator Hernandez’ existing roster of support, which includes over 50 organizations that represent working families, from nurses to local police officers to pipe fitters, truck drivers, electricians and a myriad others.

In making their endorsement public, Maggie Cook, President Emeritus of Transportation Communications Union (TCU) Local 1315, released the following statement:

“State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a champion for working people. He’s fought for workers’ rights and protections, better wages, good benefits and a strong, thriving middle class economy. We’re pleased to announce our enthusiastic support of his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor because we know he will fight for working families all across our state.”

Today’s announcement follows recent endorsements from State Assembly Members Kansen Chu and Laura Friedman, as well as the Fontana Democratic Club, Helen L. Doherty Democratic Club and the West End Democratic Club. It also comes on the heels of recent news that the California State Legislature passed Senator Dr. Hernandez’ landmark SB-17, a drug transparency bill, which aims to address the cost of life-saving prescription drugs. The bill won widespread bi-partisan support.

Senator Hernandez’ latest digital video ad, titled, “Life or Death,” features a moving testimonial from Kendall Renee, a nationally renowned activist and singer, who is allergic to more than 95% of foods and carries at least four EpiPens with her at all times.

To view Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot, click on the screen shot below:


Unshaken by big moneyed special interests, Hernandez not only has taken on Big Pharma but also fought Big Tobacco, as the architect of California’s landmark law to raise the state’s smoking age to 21.

In addition to today’s news, Senator Hernandez has raised over $2 million for the statewide effort and has locked in far-reaching support across California.
To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here or on the screen shot below.

 

Several months back, Senator Hernandez released his first digital video, titled  “A California Story,” which can be viewed by clicking on the screen image below:

 

 

Beyond today’s announcement, Senator Dr. Hernandez’ campaign has released an expansive list of over 400 endorsements from grassroots activists, community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials, public safety groups and close to 50 labor unions.

A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, and local businessman, “Dr. Ed” (as he is known to his patients) has spent his life bringing quality eye care to predominantly low-income communities.  As a health care provider, the need to improve access to health care for all Californians is what first drove him to run for office.

Since being elected to the Assembly in 2006 and the Senate in 2010, Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a leader on the implementation of federal health care reform – helping expand access to affordable health care, control costs, and improve the network of providers so people can actually get quality care when they need it. Dr. Ed has been a champion by expanding educational opportunity to qualified students overlooked by our public schools and universities, as well as a major proponent for government reform, including fixing a broken initiative system too often hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations. Dr. Ed Hernandez is running to take this experience, leadership, and vision to the next level by serving the people of California as their Lieutenant Governor.

For more information, please visit www.edhernandez4ca.com.

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11 Oct
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October Newsletter


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


 

Fiona Ma

I am excited to announce that the National Women’s Political Caucus California Board has endorsed me for State Treasurer! Mentoring and empowering women to increase their participation in the political process and standing for the issues that impact women and families is critical not only to achieving equality for women, but also to ensuring we create a better society for all Californians. I am honored to receive the endorsement of NWPC, and look forward to continuing to stand up for women throughout our state.

I was proud to partner with Willpowered Woman and Every 9 Seconds in launching Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Oct‌ober 4. We hosted a Silent Witness displayto remember the victims who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. The display will be available for viewing through Oc‌tober at 45‌5 Gold‌en Ga‌te Ave‌nue, Sui‌te 1050‌0, Sa‌n F‌rancisco, CA.

I had a great conversation with members of SEIU Local 1000 at our Los Angeles Town Hall. Local 1000 members represent our state’s dedicated public servants; these hardworking and compassionate men and women contribute almost $6 billion to California’s economy each year, and Local 1000 ensures they have the opportunity to have a good life, live in sustainable communities, and enjoy the fruits of social, economic, and environmental justice.

In September, I toured the USS Iowa, which was originally commissioned in 1943 and earned 11 battle stars during its service in WWII and the Korean War. It was a fascinating and humbling tour, and I came away with an even deeper respect for the vital role our military service members play in keeping us safe.

I had a great time visiting the UC Merced Venture Lab, which supports entrepreneurship in the Central Valley. The lab doesn’t take an equity share and is free and open to the public. This is where I met Paul Curtis (pictured above), who has created building insulation that snaps together like Legos and uses materials that don’t burn easily, making it a safe and user friendly option. Supporting entrepreneurs like Paul and business incubators like the Venture Lab is key to California being competitive in the 21st century’s global economy.

Erasing the stigma surrounding Hepatitis B is essential to improving public health and the quality of life for our family, friends and neighbors. Thank you to the incredible advocates at San Francisco Hep B Free and Stanford University’s Asian Liver Center for all they do to educate the public about this disease and eradicate it once and for all.

Here I am riding in the City of El Cerrito’s centennial anniversary parade. I believe our local communities are the heart of our state, and El Cerrito is truly a wonderful, welcoming city. Congratulations to El Cerrito on 100 years, and here’s to many more!

Fiona Ma, CPA
Candidate for State Treasurer

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