17 Aug

Speaking out against hate and violence

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



Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288



Charlottesville revealed how ideas turn deadly when they’re fueled by hate, lies, and propaganda instead of facts. Even now, when we should be coming together, more lies are being pushed out, and adopted by President Trump.

The lines that have been breached need to be restored, and that is on all of us. I published my thoughts earlier today on the source of our truth decay, and what every person can do. I encourage you to share your thoughts too, speak out for truth, and stand up against hate and lies and the violence they cause.




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17 Aug

Immigrants are here to stay

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


Alex Padilla

Five years ago today, President Obama initiated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA, giving hundreds of thousands of young immigrants a shot at living their American Dream. Today, DACA is under attack as Donald Trump threatens to rip away the legally protected status that has given so many young people a chance to thrive in this country.

I stand with immigrants. Fifty years ago, my parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico in pursuit of the American Dream. For more than forty years, my father worked as a short-order cook and my mother cleaned houses. They worked hard so that my sister, my brother, and I could have a better life.

Thanks to their tireless work and sacrifice, I was able to attend MIT to earn my degree in Mechanical Engineering. And I’ve been able to honor them by giving back to my community and our country through public service.

In fact, in 1999, the same week I was sworn in as a member of the Los Angeles City Council, my mother was sworn in as a United States citizen (my dad became a citizen the year prior). That was pretty special.

Our story is just like the stories of so many other immigrant families in this country: A story of dreaming of a better future for your family and, through hard work and sacrifice, making that dream come true.

Let’s stand with DREAMers and defend DACA. Add your name now to tell Trump that immigrants are here to stay.

In California, over 561,000 young people are eligible to benefit from DACA. These are 561,000 people who go to school, work to help support their families, give back to their communities, and ultimately live a better life.

As the son of immigrants, I know firsthand how hard immigrants work and how much immigrants contribute to their communities and to our country. We need to embrace them and thank them, because we’re all better off for their contributions.

My parents came here hoping for a chance at a better life. I wouldn’t be where I am without their sacrifice and support. That’s why I’ll never stop fighting for immigrants’ rights and working to give them the protection and peace of mind they deserve.


Sign your name now to stand with immigrants and defend DACA >>


Thank you,
Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State







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17 Aug

C.O.O.L. Meeting Notice – Friday, August 25, 2017


Labor Friends,

You are invited to attend this month’s meeting of the Fresno Area Coalition of Organized Labor on Friday, August 25, 2017. The meeting starts at noon at Pardini’s located at 2257 West Shaw Avenue.  The meeting notice is attached.

Our August guest speaker will be Mike Rhodes, author of “Dispatches from the War Zone.”  Mike is a community activist and former editor of the Community Alliance newspaper and his book details his coverage of homelessness in Fresno from 2002 – 2015. .

Please RSVP to Cori at or by phone (559) 307-6826 no later than Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

** Please note that you must RSVP  to guarantee your spot for lunch. Without an RSVP, you will be placed on a waiting list. If you RSVP and do not cancel by the deadline, you will be billed for the cost of lunch if there is no waiting list.

Please plan to attend the 2017 Labor Day Family Pancake Breakfast on Monday, September 4that the Fresno Fairgrounds. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 – 10:00 AM with Activities from 8:00 AM till noon. Please see attached flyer for details. Tickets will be available at the COOL Luncheon. 

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17 Aug

Save the Date: El Concilio de Fresno Community Meeting/Luncheon Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Chicano Youth Center

El Concilio de Fresno, Inc.

Office:  1515 E. Divisidero Street, Suite 107

Mail:  P.O. Box 4236

Fresno, CA 93744-4236

Phone:  559-486-5350 – Fax:  559-486-5350


– Join Us! –


Hello everyone! Please mark your calendar and save Friday, August 25, 2017 for our upcoming El Concilio community meeting/luncheon.   The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Chicano Youth Center located in the Alfonso Hernandez Jr. Youth and Community Center, 1515 E Divisadero St., Fresno, CA 93721.  The meeting will start promptly at 12 Noon. Our special guest speakers are:

Mr. Tou Mou, Program Coordinator &
Mr. Daniel Gonzalez, Outreach Specialist

Topic:  Lock It Up Project

Your support and participation make a difference to better serve our community.  Should you have an announcement to share with our members, please send me an email with brief details and I will list you on the agenda.  Please invite interested guests and potential new members. I Look forward to welcoming everyone on the 25th!

Eddie Varela, President
El Concilio de Fresno, Inc.
Phone:  559-360-9797

AJUA! –  Community Events Calendar
Date Event
2017 Email your event info and I will post here.  Let’s keep our community informed.
30 >Negociantes Unidos Breakfast Meeting.  Join the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation and the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park for this informative breakfast meeting.  See attached event flyer for more information and RSVO at 559-222-8705 or email
29 El Concilio Community Meeting/luncheon.  The meeting will be held at the Chicano Youth Center located in the Alfonso Hernandez Jr. Youth and Community Center, 1515 E Divisadero St. Fresno, CA 93721.  Meeting starts promptly at 12 Noon.  See you there!
30 Join Arte Americas 30th Anniversary Celebration. 6pm – 10pm.  See attached event flyer for more information.


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17 Aug

I need the 99% to give 1%

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


Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

As you know, I have been a long-time advocate of campaign finance reform and I recently endorsed the DISCLOSE Act. The DISCLOSE Act will highlight the real campaign donors without letting them give money through a front group, so we know who is really funding both candidates and propositions.

Of course, ultimately we need to get money out of politics. However, until that time, the best way to counter big donors is through people power. Will you donate $29.20 here right now and help me build a campaign of small donors? I have had another great week traveling around California and meeting engaged community members, and your resources help make that happen.

For the California Governor’s race, a donor can give $29,200 for the primary and once again for the general. This means that a candidate can receive $116,800 from just one wealthy couple.

  • We need the 99% to give just 1% of the maximum.
  • 1,000 $29.20 donations equals 1 maximum donor.

My volunteers are working hard to spread my message around the state and it is resonating, but they also need resources and materials.

The other candidates already have millions of dollars. I don’t need the most money, but I do need enough.

If you can make the $29.20 a monthly donation, that will give us the security of having a reliable funding source each month, which lessens the time we have to focus on fundraising.

Click here to contribute or, if you are registered with ActBlue, just hit an amount below and your contribution will be automatically processed.

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I am so grateful for all you do every day to move our campaign forward.

Thank you,

Facebook: @DelaineEastin4CA
Instagram: @DelaineEastin

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