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12 Sep
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We took on Ted Cruz and…


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Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288

There are moments when we are called to stand up for justice and decency.

When Ted Cruz tried to keep a man in prison, even after it was discovered that the state had made a mistake, we took him on. It took a U.S. Supreme Court decision, but justice was finally served.

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We have all needed someone to stand up for us at some point in our life. Fighting for justice for those who have been wronged and deserve a fair deal has been a driving force for me for as long as I can remember.

We’ve been posting these videos so you can share them with other people you know who want to see people treated fairly.

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There are too many Californians today whose voices are not being heard as we all face the challenges of a new economy. They want leaders who take on how we ensure job skills keep pace with a fast-changing job market, how we keep families and finances safe online as cyber threats mount, and how we help new technologies meet basic needs like homes, healthcare, and education.

More people are joining our campaign every day to work together to empower Californians to meet these challenges.

Help us continue the momentum by sharing our video with someone you care about right now.

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Getting this video out by email and on your social networks is the quickest way we can grow our support. Every time we release a video and you share it, you help thousands of more people learn how they can engage and make a difference.

Thank you again for your support.

 

http://www.jeffbleich.com/

 

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12 Sep
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Life or death


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The cost of life-saving medication is skyrocketing.

Pharmaceutical companies jack up prescription drug prices every year, without justifying the price increases or giving advance warning to consumers.

But access to prescription medication can be the difference between life or death. That’s why I authored Senate Bill 17 – to help shine a light on Big Pharma’s deceptive practices and the reasons behind escalating drug prices. We’re bringing much-needed transparency to the industry by requiring drug companies to give advanced notice before raising prices.

Watch our video and sign the petition to stop Big Pharma price gouging.

SB17 has passed the California State Senate and is headed for a full vote in the Assembly this week.

Take action today and join me in standing up to Big Pharma.

ADD YOUR NAME
https://hernandez.bsd.net/StopBigPharma

Fighting for you,
Dr. Ed

 

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12 Sep
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Time to go


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


 

Alex Padilla

Last month, after the tragic and troubling violence in Charlottesville, Donald Trump doubled down on his defense of white supremacists and neo-nazis.

The following week, members of his Committee on Arts and Humanities, National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and Business Advisory Council took notice, decided that enough was enough, and resigned.

Yet, not one person from Trump’s “voter fraud” commission has resigned — not one.

Let’s remember: The history of voter suppression is rooted in white supremacy.

I have no doubt that the true goal of Trump’s sham voter fraud commission is to continue discrimination through voter suppression. That’s why members of this commission need to stand up against Trump’s defense of white supremacy.

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They can’t have it both ways. Anybody who condemns white supremacy must also condemn attacks on voting rights. The members of the commission have a choice to make: if they stand against bigotry and discrimination, they must resign. By continuing to serve on the commission, they are legitimizing Trump’s voter suppression agenda and turning a blind eye to Trump’s defense of white supremacists.

Trump’s commission is meeting on Tuesday and we must band together to resist their voter suppression agenda. Add your name now and demand that members resign from this commission that continues a shameful history of voter suppression.

The fight for voting rights is the fight for our democracy. It’s going to take all of us to protect our rights. But I know that if we continue to stand together, we will win.

Thank you,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State

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12 Sep
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A blow to the American Dream and its Economy


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


 

America will not be the place where dreams come to die.

This great nation was built on the dreams of immigrants who came here looking for a better way of life and in doing so ​have shaped our culture and our daily lives.

In the midst of an administration already marked as the most shameful in modern history, yesterday’s announcement is​ ​​one of ​ Trump’s most shortsighted​ ​​​​actions yet. ​

SIGN YOUR NAME TO #DEFENDDACA HERE

With his decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Trump has snuffed out hope for nearly 800,000 undocumented young men and women, “Dreamers” who were brought to this country as children and have grown to embrace th​is nation as their own​. A decision that is drawing rebuke from both Republicans and Democrats alike.

Nearly one third of all Dreamers call California home and they, along with their parents, have helped make our state’s economy the 6th largest in the world. According to the CATO Institute, by terminating DACA and deporting the 800,000 people currently in the program, the immediate fiscal cost would be over $60 billion to the federal government along with a $280 billion reduction in economic growthover the next decade.

For California alone, this could cost our great economy an $11 billion loss. Not only is this a fight for the soul of our country, it is also an economic blow.

For the White House to reject their right to pursue​ the​ir​ ​dreams is one of greatest betrayals of American values I can think of.

It is now incumbent upon us to do everything in our power to protect the community vital to the Californian spirit and determined way of life so that they can flourish and pursue the American Dream.

ADD YOUR NAME NEXT TO MINE AND STAND WITH OUR 800,000 DREAMERS

In solidarity,
Kevin

Kevin de León

President of the California State Senate

 

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12 Sep
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Southeast Fresno Must Be a Higher Priority in Education, Job Training and Green Space.

Dear Friends:

-Whatever happened to plans to build a community college campus  and career technical center (vocational center) in Southeast Fresno?

-Where did the Bond E proceeds that were supposed to go to Southeast Fresno go? How will the remaining $30 million of unexpended funds be allocated?

-How much of the Bond E funds earmarked for Southeast Fresno go for creation of the Clovis Community College Campus?

-Where will the new Bond C money ($531 million) be spent?

-Why is SE Fresno a low priority when it comes to the investment of financial resources that can improve the quality of life of residents like in the areas of  education, training and green space?

-The idea of using the 49-acre park site to build a vocational training center is again being discussed by City officials. Thanks to the great support and leadership of Trustee John Leal, Miguel Arias, and Eric Payne this proposal did not go anywhere.  SE Fresno organizations support construction of a vocational training center but not on a site donated by the National Park Service that has been designated to be used as a park. The State Center Community College District purchased 120 acres at Clovis and  North that should be used for the construction of the facility needs of the SCCCD. We support the construction of a vocational training center on the SCCCD’s 120-acre site or any other site in Southeast Fresno.

TO MAKE THE NEEDS OF SE FRESNO A HIGHER PRIORITY WE ALL MUST PARTICIPATE AS THESE DECISIONS ARE BEING MADE BY GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFICIALS.

Please join us for an excellent opportunity to present your ideas on how  to spend the $531 million Measure C Bonds proceeds to improve education and training facilities in our community at an upcoming community forum. (Please mark your calendars and plan to attend). This event is scheduled as follows:

EVENT: SE FRESNO COMMUNITY FORUM HOSTED BY FRESNO CITY COLLEGE OFFICIALS

TIME AND DATE:  5:30 PM On Tuesday, September 26, 2017

LOCATION:  Sunnyside High School

1019 S. Peach Ave.

Fresno, CA  93727

Our sincere thanks to Mr. John Leal, President of the SCCCD Board and Dr. Carole Goldsmith, President of Fresno City College for providing this opportunity to provide input on this important  matter  to the residents of SE Fresno.

 

MESSAGE ON PARKS AND SOCCER COMPLEX:

We are currently in negotiations with the Mayor’s Office and the National Park Service about the use of the entire 49-acre site for the construction of a regional park and soccer complex facility. More than 20 community organizations support our application to make this a community-funded and operated project. Supporters of this project are also encouraged to attend this important community forum.

Please let me know if you are planning to attend this important event.

Jose Leon-Barraza, Chairman

SEFCEDA Board

CEO

Southeast Fresno Regional Park and Soccer Complex Authority

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