27 Sep

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief


Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Maria, and the news seems to be growing worse with each passing day. A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Puerto Rico, with food and medical supplies running short. Simply restoring power to many parts of the island may take months, and a full recovery from this storm may take decades.

President Trump is proving once again that he cares about some Americans more than others. We have to show our hearts are bigger and our solidarity is stronger. Our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico are struggling with an unprecedented crisis, and they need our help. Please consider donating to one of the following relief organizations:

California is no stranger to natural disasters, and we know how hard the road ahead will be for the people of Puerto Rico. We must stand with them in their hour of need — please consider donating today.

In Solidarity,

Daraka Larimore-Hall, Vice Chair
California Democratic Party

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27 Sep


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



For Immediate Release

September 26, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

Scores Endorsement from Esteemed State Lawmaker Kansen Chu in Statewide Contest

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Continuing to broaden his roster of support as he seeks the office of California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez locked down a significant endorsement from State Assembly Member Kansen Chu.

Representing California’s 25th Assembly District, which spans from northern California’s south bay to the east bay, state lawmaker Kansen Chu announced his backing of Senator Hernandez’ Lt. Governor bid by releasing the following statement:

“Senator Ed Hernandez is a leader with immense integrity and California values. I’ve seen this firsthand through his efforts to create change by enacting smart public policy in the legislature on a range of issues. Ed is also passionate about building a fair economy that works for all people, where businesses, working families and all Californians can thrive. I’m pleased to give Ed Hernandez my wholehearted support in his campaign for California Lt. Governor. I know he will make all Californians proud.”

Today’s announcement follows last week’s endorsement from State Assembly Member Laura Friedman. 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.

Renee, whose story has been reported on nationally, from Good Morning America to Ability Magazine and more, used to pay $90 per EpiPen. Today the same drug costs her over $600 each.

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.

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27 Sep

A handful

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

Five days. That’s a handful of days to raise $22,724 and make our quarter end goal. We wish the system were different, but right now it is not and I really need your help. No, I don’t need the most money, but I do need enough to get our message to voters and become California’s next (and first woman!) governor. Will you make a contribution today?

Our message is resonating, and voters realize that my courageous, experienced leadership is what we need to finally have a budget that reflects the values of the people who live here. I make that commitment to you.

Click here to make a donation to my people and issue powered campaign.

You know we can’t compete with the dozens of big money donors of the other candidates, but what we can do is compete and win with our courage, vision and heart — as I always have. I am so grateful to all of you who give so generously of your time; now I am asking you to please give generously of your financial resources.

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With appreciation,


Delaine Eastin
Facebook: @DelaineEastin4CA
Instagram: @DelaineEastin


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What we did together

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


We’re wrapping up one of the most productive legislative sessions California has seen, and I want to make sure you didn’t miss the highlights. I am honored to represent you and your family’s interests in the work I do every day, and I hope you’re as proud of what we accomplished in 2017 as I am.

Will you chip in $5, $10, $15 or more to help us meet our end-of-quarter fundraising goal so I can build on this progress as California’s next Lieutenant Governor?

I’m especially proud of the passage of Senate Bill 17, an essential step towards controlling healthcare costs. I’ve worked on this bill for years because never has it been more clear that predatory drug pricing is the new norm for Big Pharma’s profit-hungry industry. SB 17 is simple, fair, and protects consumers from the rising costs of prescription drug prices in California.

Here are some of the issues my fellow Legislative colleagues and I worked together on these last few months:

  • Helping solving California’s housing crisis: We passed a package of bills to start addressing this dire issue. These bills are the first major legislative effort to fix the problem in years.
  • Improving California’s roads: We passed a $5.2 billion a year plan to maintain California’s roads and transportation infrastructure, create jobs, and make roads safer.
  • Committing to California’s green spaces and water quality: We’re placing a $4 billion plan on the June 2018 ballot to address park access, water quality, and flood protection to preserve California’s precious environment.
  • Extending California’s Cap-and-Trade Program: We renewed California’s commitment to global leadership on climate change and protecting public health by improving air quality in communities throughout our state.
  • Giving our students much-needed financial help: We expanded funding for CalGrants, increasing the amount to over $11,000 per student.
  • Protecting our Immigrant Communities: We’re making our communities safer. We are ensuring our undocumented friends, neighbors, and family will be able to report crimes to local law enforcement and help in prosecutions without fear of deportation.

I’m running for Lieutenant Governor of California to bring people together and get things done. California has a real opportunity to send Washington a message — we’re going to put in the work to remain a beacon of hope and progress, with fairness, equality, and economic justice.

But I can’t do it alone. Will you chip in $5, $10, $15 or more to help us meet our this critical fundraising goal?

Thank you for standing with me,
Dr. Ed




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27 Sep

Education leaders joined our team

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

Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288

Summer has ended, but as school begins our campaign is kicking into gear. I’m excited to announce three important endorsements this week from Bay Area education leaders Tim Farley, Sarah Pearson, and Matt Haney.

The education support from Tim, Sarah, and Matt comes on the heels of other recent significant endorsements from Congressmembers Adam Schiff, Ro Khanna, and Don Beyer, and from business leaders fighting for civil rights, such as Sergio Garcia and Nadir Vissanjy.

Thanks for doing your part to keep up our momentum by sharing these endorsements and our stories with your friends and family. You can give our campaign an extra boost right now by liking us on Facebook  and following us on Twitter: @JeffBleichCA.





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