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29 Sep
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Patients need SB 17 – Add your name to our letter

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Over 1,000 people added their names to Eric’s letter to Governor Brown urging him to sign SB 17 into law – an amazing show of support for this urgent legislation that will prevent greedy pharmaceutical executives like Martin Shkreli from suddenly raising the price of live-saving prescription drugs with no warning. The pharmaceutical companies fought this bill tooth and nail – let’s make our voices heard on behalf of California’s patients and caregivers. Don’t miss your chance to add your name to our letter formally asking Governor Brown to sign this vital CDP-Endorsed consumer and patient protection legislation.

–John Vigna, CDP Communications Director

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The Hon. Edmund G. Brown,
Governor, State of California
State Capitol, Sacramento CA
Dear Governor Brown,

We, the undersigned members of the California Democratic Party, respectfully request your signature on the vital consumer and patient protection legislation, Senate Bill 17 by Sen. Ed Hernandez. This legislation was endorsed as an urgent priority of the California Democratic Party at our recent Executive Board Meeting.

Grassroots Democrats are united in our belief that prescription drug prices are too high. We are also deeply concerned by the fact that pharmaceuticals are uniquely susceptible to predatory price manipulation, a practice made infamous by Mylan Pharmaceuticals, which raised the price of the EpiPen used by people with life-threatening allergies by 500%, and by Martin Shkreli—the monstrous former pharmaceutical company CEO who raised the price of a lifesaving medication from $56 to $750 per pill with zero warning to patients and healthcare providers.

Price spiking in pharmaceuticals is the basest kind of extortion imaginable. Prescription drugs are already a burdensome expense for many people; gouging the prices of lifesaving drugs will undeniably bankrupt some people and kill others. SB 17 will require pharmaceutical companies to give advance notice of price hikes—which gives consumer groups, patient advocates and government regulators time to mobilize and organize against unjust and predatory price manipulation.

Patients—especially those with chronic conditions—need medication whose price is stable, predictable and affordable. And consumers deserve to have strong protections in law against unscrupulous, predatory business practices. To reiterate, this legislation is an urgent priority for the California Democratic Party.

For these reasons, we respectfully request you sign SB 17 into law.

Democratically Yours,

Eric C. Bauman, R.N., Chair
California Democratic Party

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29 Sep
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In 3 minutes I destroy Trump’s tax plan. Watch.

Hours after we defeated the latest Republican assault on our health care, GOP leaders unveiled a dangerous tax proposal that would devastate working families. 

WATCH: Learn why this latest Republican proposal is wrong for America and then share this video to fight against any tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

Billionaires like me don’t need a raise, the American people do. The Republican obsession with tax cuts for the wealthy is not just selfish — it’s wrong for our economy and our families.

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Together, we stopped the Republican health care scheme. Now, we can win another victory for working families by building an economy that works for everyone — not just the wealthy few.

Thank you,

Tom Steyer
President
NextGen America

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29 Sep
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Empowering Women


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


 

Fiona Ma

As Democrats, empowering women and fighting for equal rights are essential components of our core beliefs. That’s why I am truly honored to announce that I have been named the California State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators. For nearly 80 years, the Foundation has fought to empower and inspire women to become thought leaders who have not only shaped our history, but continue to shape our future. I believe participation and representation in the political process is essential to achieving equal rights for women, and as a woman of color, I am proud to lead this important organization.

Cake!

Here I am attending the Foundation’s “Bringing Women Leaders Together” leadership summit in Washington, D.C. I look forward to continuing to build up women leaders throughout our state and nation!

Cake!

It was so inspiring to celebrate Women’s Equality Month at the California Democratic Party Executive Board meeting in August.

There are so many women in this photo who have been trailblazers and who continue to be leaders for women’s equality. (That’s me standing next to the cake, which I brought to the Women’s Caucus meeting at E-Board).

I am also 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 our fellow Californians and all Americans.

Cake!

As a candidate for State Treasurer, I am truly humbled to be endorsed by progressive, Democratic women who have put their faith in my candidacy — women like U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, Senators Toni Atkins and Cathleen Galgiani, Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia and Susan Eggman, Alex Rooker, CDP Vice Chair*, and Christine Pelosi, CDP Women’s Caucus Chair*.

I hope you will endorse me, too!

I am working hard, campaigning throughout California to win my campaign for Treasurer. I’m visiting Democratic Clubs and Central Committees from Humboldt and Mendocino Counties to Ventura, Los Angeles, San Diego, and everywhere in between.

Since California became a state in the 1850s, only ten women have been elected to statewide office. With your help, I intend to change that. I hope you will visit my website and consider endorsing me today.

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Join me and support my campaign for State Treasurer.

In Peace and Friendship,

Fiona Ma, CPA
Candidate for State Treasurer

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29 Sep
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Puerto Rico

Kamala Harris

What’s happening in Puerto Rico is a humanitarian crisis.

Hurricane Maria has devastated the island, killing at least 16 — and 44% of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents are still without clean drinking water.

Puerto Ricans are Americans, and it’s up to us to help them while there’s still time to make a difference. We can’t ignore their suffering. So I’m asking:

Can you make a contribution to aid our brothers, sisters, and friends in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria? Your donation will support local nonprofits working to address this crisis.

HELP THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO

In the aftermath of the destruction of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, our grassroots team stepped up, raising over $200,000 to support relief efforts in the communities that were devastated by these hurricanes.

We proved that, during times of crisis, we are stronger when we come together and lift each other up.

The devastation seen in Puerto Rico is heartbreaking. Please make a contribution of whatever you can afford to aid in the recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Thanks for all you do.

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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29 Sep
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Dave’s August/September Newsletter


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


 
 
Dave Jones serves as California’s Insurance Commissioner and is a candidate for Attorney General. Here are updates on some of his recent work to assist Californians and California communities!

 

Defending California’s Health Care

Dave Jones is a national leader in the resistance to President Trump’s efforts to repeal health care reform. As Insurance Commissioner of the largest insurance market in the country, Dave has explained repeatedlyand in great detail to Congressional leaders and the Trump Administration the damage that their repeal efforts would cause to Americans’ health care.

Due to the President’s continued actions sabotaging the Affordable Care Act, Dave also took the unprecedented step of authorizing health insurers to file two sets of rates for 2018 — one set which would be higher because of President Trump’s actions and a lower set of rates if the President stops sabotaging the ACA. Jones has also been a leader in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which has insured five million more Californians. Dave believes we would be best served by Medicare for All, and he was the first statewide elected official to formally endorse SB 562, the single payer bill.

 

 

Protecting Consumers

 

Since being sworn in as Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones has held insurance companies accountable when they violate the law. Close to $400 million has been paid to consumers by insurers as a result of intervention by the Department of Insurance under Commissioner Jones’ leadership.

 

Dave also ordered the California Department of Insurance to open an investigation into recent allegations that Wells Fargo and National General Insurance improperly charged consumers for auto insurance. This is in addition to the investigation he ordered of allegations that Wells Fargo was signing customers up for life insurance without their consent.

 

 

Climate Risk Carbon Initiative


Dave Jones said “bring it on” to the 12

attorneys general and one governor from oil

and coal states such as Texas and Oklahoma who recently threatened to sue him if he did

not stop his Climate Risk Carbon Initiativeasking insurers to voluntarily divest from thermal coal investments and requiring that insurers publicly disclose their investments in coal, oil, gas, and utilities, which face climate-related risks.

 

Dave is a national and international leader with regard to climate related risk, and chairs the Sustainable Insurance Forum of international insurance regulators to facilitate cooperation on critical sustainable insurance challenges, such as climate change.

 

 

Air Canada Investigation

 

 

Dave Jones, a passenger on Air Canada flight 759, demanded a complete investigation by Air Canada and the three aviation regulatory authorities following the near miss that could have been the greatest aviation disaster in history after a pilot nearly landed on a taxiway where four other planes full of passengers were sitting instead of the designated runway.

 

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29 Sep
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Let’s take back the House

CDP

This week, Republicans in Washington, D.C. once again schemed to strip health care from tens of millions of Americans in our state and across the country.

California Democrats fought back and mobilized to stop this catastrophic legislation — and we won!

But to ensure that Trumpcare remains defeated — for good — Democrats need to take back the House of Representatives in 2018.

The California Democratic Party has organizers on the ground fighting to build the base to defeat Republican members of Congress up and down the state.

Every single one of California’s Republican congressional delegation voted in support of Trumpcare.

They voted for insurance companies to start discriminating again against those with pre-existing conditions and limit care with lifetime coverage caps. They voted to make enormous cuts to Medicaid and collapse individual insurance markets — stripping health care from millions.

If Republicans succeed in passing Trumpcare, people will get sick, and they will die. That’s what Trump’s California Congressional Clones voted for.

We must replace these Republicans with Democrats who will fight to protect the Affordable Care Act and fight for health care for all.

Thank you for continuing in this fight.

Democratically Yours,

Eric C. Bauman, R.N., Chair
California Democratic Party

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29 Sep
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Important work we need to renew


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


Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288

 

 

 

 

 

In the emotional days and weeks following the Columbine shootings, Americans were demanding answers and solutions. President Bill Clinton and his team began gathering all the research they could find. A book I co-authored about causes of youth violence was on the list. He read it, and then asked me to head up his Youth Violence Commission.

We got to work quickly, crafted bipartisan solutions, and launched a campaign to empower families to talk about youth violence and provide pathways to break the cycles of abuse and violence that beget more violence. Unfortunately, the election of George W. Bush in 2000 brought an end to our work.

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Not a day goes by that I don’t think about the lives destroyed by preventable violence in our country. Violence rates are rising again, and California can take the lead in changing that with proven solutions. As  Lt. Governor, I can work to rebuild the coalitions that have stopped violence before.

For the past few months, we’ve put together other stories of my work for you to share with your friends, family, and coworkers. It’s our way of helping you spread the word about what drives me, the challenges I’ve confronted, and what we’ve accomplished. Your efforts are clearly making a difference. The videos have been viewed more than 630,000 times – way beyond our expectations.

Thank you for helping and keep sharing. Taking a moment right now to share this video by email and on social media can help people who feel discouraged about what they can do, and see that others are ready to take on the tough challenges we all recognize. I’m grateful that you’ve gotten involved and are making your voice heard.

Thank you,

 

http://www.jeffbleich.com/

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