27 Apr

May 15th Delaine Eastin Speaker at joint meeting of DWIA & CA Latina Democrats

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26 Apr

Statement of CDP Chairman John Burton on Trump’s Lopsided Tax Plan

Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on President Trump’s Lopsided Tax Plan

In the latest of Donald Trump’s hair-brained schemes to enrich himself and his friends, he’s released a budget-busting tax plan that gives breaks to corporations and the top 1%, but not to the middle class and working families.

All the while, he hasn’t released his own tax returns, giving the lame excuse that he can’t release them while he’s being audited by the IRS.  Since there’s no actual law that says he can’t do that, his excuse is about as credible as a degree from Trump University.

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26 Apr


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



For Immediate Release

April 26, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
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American Federation of Musicians (AMF) Local 47 is Latest Reflection of Hernandez’ Widespread Labor Support in Race for Lieutenant Governor of California
WEST COVINA, CA — Underscoring his continued momentum in the race for California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez secured an endorsement from the American Federation of Musicians (AMF) Local 47.

In announcing their endorsement, John Acosta, President of American Federation of Musicians (AMF) Local 47 released the following statement:

“The American Federation of Musicians Local 47 are pleased to announce our strong endorsement of Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California. He shares our priorities of working to keep the entertainment industry right here, in California. Ed has long been a partner and an ally with us to protect workers’ rights, ensure good wages and benefits, and also in keeping California as the entertainment capitol of the world.”
ICYMI recently Senator Dr. Hernandez appeared on CNN International to discuss the American healthcare system. The segment is available here.
Significantly, recently, Senator Hernandez released a new online 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 the following list of over 200 endorsements, including:


  • California Reserve Peace Officers Association
  • Sacramento Police Officers Association
  • California Association for Nurse Practitioners
  • California Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
  • Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats
  • California’s Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges, and Hearing Officers in State Employment (CASE)

Working Families 

  • UNITE HERE International Union, AFL-CIO
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • American Federation of Musicians (AMF) Local 47
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 595
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2295
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 40
  • International Association of SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation) Local 105
  • Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG)
  • United Steelworkers (USW) Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36
  • Association of California State Supervisors (ACSS)
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
  • United Association (UA) Steamfitters and Refrigeration Local 250
  • United Association (UA) Local 78
  • United Association (UA) Local 114
  • United Association (UA) Local 230
  • United Association (UA) Local 345
  • United Association (UA) Local 364
  • United Association (UA) Local 398
  • United Association (UA) Local 403
  • United Association (UA) Local 460
  • United Association (UA) Local 484
  • United Association (UA) Local 582
  • United Association (UA) Local 709
  • United Association (UA) Local 761
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO

Federal Elected Leaders

  • U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass
  • U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • U.S. Congressman Lou Correa
  • U.S. Congresswoman Grace Napolitano
  • U.S. Congresswoman Salud Carbajal
  • U.S. Congresswoman Norma Torres
  • U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas
  • U.S. Congressman George Miller (Ret.)

State Elected Leaders

  • California Attorney General Xavier Becerra
  • California State Controller Betty Yee
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Fabian Nunez
  • California Lt. Governor (Ret.) and State Assembly Speaker Cruz Bustamante (Ret.)
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata (Ret.)
  • State Senator and past Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins
  • State Senator Connie Leyva
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell
  • State Senator Anthony Portantino
  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • State Senator Henry Stern
  • State Senator Jim Beall
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Bill Dodd
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Richard Roth
  • State Senator Tony Mendoza
  • State Senator Ricardo Lara
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
  • State Senator Mike McGuire
  • State Senator Bill Monning
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Senator Lois Wolk (Ret.)
  • State Senator Fran Pavley (Ret.)
  • State Senator Isadore Hall (Ret.)
  • State Senator Marty Block (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin
  • State Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon
  • State Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Gipson
  • State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Chris Holden
  • State Assembly Member David Chiu
  • State Assembly Member Ed Chau
  • State Assembly Member Jim Wood
  • State Assembly Member Anna Caballero
  • State Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • State Assembly Member Eloise Gomes Reyes
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jose Medina
  • State Assembly Member Rob Bonta
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Ash Kalra
  • State Assembly Member Ken Cooley
  • State Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Todd Gloria
  • State Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • State Assembly Member Phil Ting
  • State Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell
  • State Assembly Member Jim Cooper
  • State Assembly Member Rudy Salas
  • State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez
  • State Assembly Member Rich Gordon (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Paul Fong (Ret.), President San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers AFT 6157
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Betsy Butler (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Mike Allen (Ret.)

California Democratic Party & Labor Leaders

  • Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair, UNITE HERE General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity and former Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Maria Durazo
  • California Democratic Party Chair Art Torres (Ret.)
  • California Democratic Party Vice Chair and L.A. County Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • Democratic National Committee (DNC) Member and former San Diego Democratic Party Chair Jesse Durfee
  • South County Labor Chair Ray Cordova*
  • California Democratic Party Region 15 Director and California Democratic Party API Caucus Chair Clark Lee*
  • California Democratic Party Region 8 Director Doug Kessler*
  • California Democratic Party Region 9 Director Diana Love*
  • California Democratic Party Region 7 Director Omar Torres*, Governing Board Member, Franklin-McKinley School Board*
  • California Democratic Party Former Region 10 Director and California Democratic Party LGBT Caucus Secretary Debra Broner*
  • California Democratic Party Chicano Latino Caucus Chair Carlos Alcala*
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Vice Chair Mark Gonzalez*
  • Fresno County Democratic Central Committee Chair Michael Evans*
  • Kern County Democratic Central Committee Chair Cathee Romley*
  • Kings County Democratic Central Committee Chair  Holly Andrade-Blair*
  • Inyo County Democratic Central Committee Chair Nina Weisman*
  • Tulare Democratic Central Committee Chair Ruth McKee*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Clint Weirick (DSCC San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party Central Committee)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Katarina Garcia (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Cesar Garcia (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Peggy Morgan (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Kristin McGuire (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Veronica Marquez (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Robert Cruz (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Deborah Quintero (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Ricardo Pacheco (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate James Toma (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Lloyd Johnson (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Eileen Jimenez (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Jeanette Flores (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Barbara Dickerson (AD 48)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Robert Gin (AD 49)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Chin Ho Lia (AD 49)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Polly Low (AD 49)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Calvin Sung (AD 55)*
  • California Democratic Party Delegate Lawrence Shih (AD 48)*

Local Elected Leaders

  • Sacramento Mayor and past State Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • Long Beach City Council Member Rex Richardson
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor and past U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis
  • Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang
  • Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer
  • Los Angeles City Council Member Curren Price
  • Los Angeles Community College District Trustee and past State Assembly Member Mike Eng
  • Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Mike Fong
  • Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Scott Svonkin
  • Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez
  • Santa Barbara County Supervisor and former State Assembly Member Das Williams
  • Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano
  • Baldwin Park City Council Member Ricardo Pacheco
  • Baldwin Park City Council Member Monica Garcia
  • West Covina Mayor Corey Warshaw
  • West Covina City Council Member Lloyd Johnson
  • West Covina City Council Member James Toma
  • West Covina School Board Member Michael Flowers
  • Covina Mayor Pro Tem Jorge Marquez
  • Covina City Council Member Peggy A. Delach
  • La Puente Mayor Valerie Munoz
  • La Puente City Council Member Dan Holloway
  • La Puente Mayor Pro Tem Violeta Lewis
  • Azusa Mayor Joe Rocha
  • Azusa City Council Member Angel Carillo
  • Azusa City Council Member Robert Gonzales
  • Azusa Unified School District Board President Yolanda Rodriguez-Pena
  • Azusa Unified School District Board Member Paul Naccachian
  • Duarte Mayor Samuel Kang
  • Duarte Unified School District Board President Reyna Diaz
  • Duarte Unified School District Board Member Kenneth Bell
  • San Gabriel Mayor Chin Ho Liao
  • Upper San Gabriel Valley Water Board Director Bryan Urias
  • Rosemead Mayor Sandra Armenta
  • Rosemead City Council Member Polly Low
  • Monterey Park Mayor Mitchell Ing
  • Monterey Park City Council Member Peter Chan
  • Monterey Park City Council Member Stephen Lam
  • Claremont Mayor Sam Pedroza
  • El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero
  • El Monte City Council Member Juventino “J” Gomez
  • El Monte Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Velasco
  • South El Monte City Council Member Hector Delgado
  • South El Monte City Council Member Angelica R. Garcia
  • South El Monte City Council Member Joseph J. Gonzales
  • Hacienda La Puente School Board Member Anthony Duarte
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Member Martin G. Medrano
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Member Penny Fraumeni
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Vice President Gino Kwok
  • Yorba Linda City Council Member Beth Haney
  • Walnut City Council Member Mary Su
  • Duarte City Council Member Margaret Finlay
  • Duarte City Council Member John Fasana
  • Alhambra City Council Member Luis Ayala
  • Alhambra City Council Vice Mayor Stephen Sham
  • Three Valleys MWD Director Carlos Goytia
  • Charter Oak Unified School District Board President Brian R. Akers
  • Charter Oak Unified School District Board Vice President Joseph Probst
  • Charter Oak Unified School District Board Member Jeanette V. Flores
  • Charter Oak Unified School District Board Member Jane Bock
  • Citrus Community College District President Dr. Barbara R Dickerson
  • Alhambra Unified School District Board Member Robert L. Gin
  • Temple City Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Sternquist
  • Temple City Council Member Tom Chavez
  • Mountain View School District President Adam Carranza
  • Malibu Mayor Lou La Monte
  • Artesia Mayor Ali Sajjad Taj
  • South Gate City Council Member Jorge Morales
  • Walnut City Council Member Andrew Rodriguez
  • Walnut City Council Member Bob Pacheco
  • San Gabriel Valley Water Board President Thomas Wong
  • San Gabriel Valley Water Board Treasurer Raul Romero
  • Valley County Water Board Vice President Paul C. Hernandez,
  • Valley County Water Board Director Lenet Pacheco
  • Garvey Unified School District Board Member Henry Lo
  • Florin County Water District Elected Director Larry S. Tract, J.D.
  • Valley County Water Board Director Margarita Vargas
  • San Fernando Vice Mayor Joel Fajardo
  • Berkley City Council Member Ben Bartlett
  • Alum Rock Union Elementry School District Board Vice-President Andres Quintero
  • Santa Clarita Mayor and former State Assembly Member Cameron Smyth
  • Hermosa Beach City Council Member Stacy Armato
  • Miles Rosedale, CEO Monrovia Growers*
  • Susan Keith, Citrus Trustee*

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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26 Apr

You should be a Founding Donor

Join us.

Donald Trump will mark 100 days in office this week — and we’ll celebrate 100 days of resistance. Help us keep fighting by becoming a Founding Donor to our 100 Day Resistance Fund:


This Saturday marks Trump’s 100th day in office. You know how he plans on “celebrating” it, Michael? A big campaign rally.

I suspect he’s going to be shouting about how “bigly” he’s won during his first hundred days. He’ll brag about how he rushed a series of disastrously unqualified Cabinet nominees through the confirmation process, and he’ll falsely claim to have saved jobs through the environmental protections he’s undone. He’ll declare victory and say he’s kept his promises to the American people.

That’s what this administration likes to call the “alternative facts” version of what happened in Trump’s first 100 days. But we know the truth.

As Donald broke promise after promise, on everything from health care to jobs to national security, Democrats fought back. Millions of Americans joined the Women’s March the day after Trump’s inauguration, and the resistance is still growing.

Together, we stood up to an unjust and unconstitutional Muslim ban. We put pressure on GOP senators to reject Andy Puzder, who would have turned the Department of Labor against the working people it was created to protect. We stopped Trump and the GOP from replacing Obamacare with a deadly alternative that would have cost millions of Americans the coverage they rely on.

No matter what Donald claims, the real story of these first hundred days will be one of resistance — your resistance, Michael.

As Democrats, we’re committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with all the Americans who are resisting Donald Trump. Ultimately, our mission is to ensure that our resistance ends in replacing Trump’s allies with legislators and governors who share our values and will fight for us.

That’s why we launched our 100 Day Resistance Fund this week. As Trump marks 100 days in office, we’ll show 100 days of persistence and resilience — and commit to winning elections.

Help us win. Chip in $10 or more to become a Founding Donor today.

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26 Apr


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



42 Million Californias, Chicago, Atlanta Georgia, Washington D.C. & Sacramento, Dallas & San Antonio Texas, Philadelphia, South Carolina, Augusta Georgia, Friends of the African American Publication.






“Dear Democratic Leader;


We are writing to urge you to support Eric Bauman for Chair of the California Democratic Party.


Eric Bauman has been a champion of universal healthcare his entire career. As an emergency room nurse, Eric understands that everyone’s health is fragile and that we all need high quality, affordable healthcare. That’s why universal healthcare champions such as U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, State Senator Ricardo Lara, former Senator and Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, former Senator Mark Leno, and Dr. Paul Song all support his candidacy.


Eric is a champion of labor. He has walked the picket line and fought unjust employers as a union member and as a Democratic leader. He helped organize his nurse colleagues at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center and at Providence Tarzana Medical Center into SEIU. He continues to support workers throughout the state as they fight for strong contracts, fair wages, employer- paid healthcare, and a voice in their workplaces.


Eric ran campaigns against the anti-labor initiatives which aimed to silence the voices of working men and women. And he partnered with the L.A. Federation of Labor in last years “Fight for 15” campaign, which brought the $15/hour minimum wage to L.A. City and County, Long Beach, and Pasadena.


As a defender of public education, Eric has fought hard against vouchers, charter schools, and privatization of education. He knows that good schools demand transparent governance, respect for teachers, and a commitment to all students. And he believes that college should be affordable! That is why the California Faculty Association, the California College Democrats, and the California Young Democrats have all endorsed his candidacy.


As leader of the LGBTQ community, Eric headed L.A.’s Stonewall Democratic Club for much of the 1990s, helped found what became the National Stonewall Democrats, and campaigned tirelessly against Proposition 8. And, he is still fighting for his community and for all Californians to enjoy equal rights.


Eric started as a grassroots organizer to the State Party’s Vice Chair. As Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party, Eric has helped it grow into a dominant force in state politics, holding every statewide elected office and a two-thirds super-majority in both houses of the Legislature. He has also chaired the Los Angeles County Democratic Party for 16 years, transforming it into a national-award-winning political powerhouse whose annual budget has grown from $50,000 at the start of his tenure to $1.7 million today.


Still, Eric isn’t satisfied. He knows that our Party must do more to advance social and economic justice here in California and across the country. To accomplish that, he wants our Party to become more progressive, inclusive, and in touch with its grassroots. One of Eric’s best qualities is his desire to listen to critiques and act boldly to address them.

He has the experience and the know-how to further grow our Party so that we can achieve all our goals. That is why nurses, teachers, firefighters, healthcare workers, and hotel workers all support Eric Bauman.


Please vote for Eric Bauman for Chair of the California Democratic Party.”



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26 Apr

Why Real Choice Matters

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



Let’s be clear: there is no middle ground when it comes to legislating a woman’s right to choose. We either respect a woman’s reproductive freedom in our laws or we don’t.

The issue is not how many seats we hold, it’s about who holds them and their values. It’s about building the bench. If we don’t elect progressive, pro-choice candidates at the local level, there is literally no qualified candidate to run for higher office when the time comes. And let’s remind ourselves that even here in big, blue California, the majority of our local seats are held by Republicans.

Today, many Democrats face a difficult quandary in our red and purple districts: back an anti-choice Democrat, alienate women and ditch our core values or leave the field to the Republicans. It’s time we create another option. It’s time we build the bench.

We, as a Party, are solely responsible for this quagmire. It’s time for us to stop pointing fingers at each other, and instead look in the mirror and ask, “What have we personally done to help build the bench of pro-choice candidates in local office?” If the answer is don’t know, can’t remember or nothing; well, let’s stop talking about it; let’s be about it.

I’m running to be the Chair of the California Democratic Party. You have a right to know where I stand on this issue. So let me be crystal clear: if a candidate doesn’t support a woman’s right to choose, they shouldn’t expect to be supported. Period.

My seven step plan addresses how we are going to solve this gap in qualified, pro-choice local candidates here in California’s red and purple districts. No, it won’t happen overnight – it will take time.

But I can assure you, if there isn’t a pipeline of pro-choice candidates in these opposition held Californian districts in the future, you can point that finger in my direction because, the buck stops here.

Democratically yours,


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26 Apr

Health Care is a Right, not a Privilege – TAKE ACTION

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


We know what happens when people cannot afford health care. Too often they abandon preventive care, and often use the emergency room as their doctor, with devastating results for their well-being and their budget. It’s also not a sustainable situation for hospitals.

I believe that health care for all should be a right, not a privilege reserved for the wealthy.

While the Affordable Care Act was a step in the right direction, it still left many without health care. Now, with Republicans threatening to end the Affordable Care Act, California cannot wait. We must create our own system that insures all Californians. That is why I am proud to support SB 562, The Healthy California Act.

The Healthy California Act will create a single payer system for ALL Californians, so no one is left behind.  Studies show that when people have access to preventive care, it saves lives and dollars in the long term. Please take a few moments to call your State Senator today and tell them you support SB 562 because health care is a basic human right. You can find your senator by clicking here.

The United States is one of only a few countries in the world that doesn’t offer basic health care to all; that must end now in California.

We can do better and, I promise you, together we will.


Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

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