17 Apr

Time for the rubber to meet the road! Phone Bank Volunteers for Georgia Congressional Race

From: Shawnda Westly []
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2017 4:48 PM
To: Shawnda Westly <>
Subject: Time for the rubber to meet the road!

Please join me in making calls for the Georgia special Congressional race tomorrow and Tuesday!

Please circulate to your lists and fellow activists!

Sign up now!


Shawnda Westly
Senior Strategist
California Democratic Party
1830 – 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 442-5707

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16 Apr

Screening of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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16 Apr


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


For Immediate Release

April 12, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


LOS ANGELES, CA — Showcasing his growing, broad-based support among grassroots activists, delegates as well as Democratic Party and progressive cause loyalists, today California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman earned a formidable endorsement in his bid for Chair of the state’s Democratic Party from California Democratic Party Rural Caucus Chair Jamie Beutler.

In announcing her support, California Democratic Party Rural Caucus Chair Jamie Beutler released the following statement:

“Eric Bauman has been a strong supporter of rural counties for longer than I have been active in the Party — 15 years.  From the first moment I became Rural Caucus Chair, Eric has been a source of encouragement and inspiration. He truly cares about our rural counties, and he understands the importance of supporting our hardworking activists in these areas. He comes to our meetings, dinners, and activities, when no one else will.

“From the beginning of my service as Rural Caucus Chair, he personally got involved and provided resources, counsel, and information. He helped our rural activists to become more sophisticated and effective. He arranged meetings with urban legislators from around the state to raise awareness of rural issues. Those meetings were instrumental in getting a bill passed in both houses of the State Legislature without any opposition at all! Unanimous votes from both parties in both houses! That would never have happened without his assistance.

“Eric’s genuine affinity for rural California and his extensive experience are what we need in today’s challenging political climate. He will not only lead the way forward for California, but will provide a model for the rest of the nation to follow. I am proud to endorse Eric Bauman to be the next Chair of the California Democratic Party.”

CDP Rural Caucus Chair Jamie Beutler adds to the list of endorsements Bauman has received from leaders and organizations throughout the red and rural areas of California, including:

·        Kings County Democratic Party
·        Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee (straw poll winner)
·        Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Central Labor Council
·        San Joaquin County Democratic Party Vice-Chair Maria Patterson
·        CDP Regional Director Doug Kessler
·        CDP Regional Director Jeannie Kleaver
·        And many others

Eric C. Bauman a registered nurse, a grassroots activist, and a proven leader.  He is the Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party and Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the largest local Democratic Party in the nation. His campaign for CDP Chair is building a wide-ranging coalition of support that represents every corner of our state and all its great diversity.

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16 Apr

Central Valley Resistance Events

I hope you both are well!  I wanted to share information about several events that I’m helping to organize over the next week.  We’re leading several phone banks throughout the Central Valley, including:

  • Wednesday, 4/19/17: 6:00-830 PM at Amigos Restaurant, 5113 W Walnut Ave, Visalia, CA 93277
  • Thursday, 4/20/17: 6:00-8:30 PM at Perko’s Café in Delano, 2343 Girard St, Delano, CA 93215

We’re also leading a “Walk for Accountability” in CD10 (Denham) in Modesto on April 22nd (I’ve included flyers for both).  There’s also a walk in CD21 (Valadao) being anchored by SEIU 2015 (I’ve cc’d Alicia Jacobo to share those details).

Would you be willing to pass this along to others who might be interested in getting involved in resistance efforts next week?

Thanks so much!


Michael Espinoza
Political & Community Organizer
SEIU Local 1000
6725 N. Willow Ave. Ste. 101
Fresno, CA 93710
Cell: (916) 833-2405


Click HERE to Join RESISTANCE ACTIONS in your Area!!  


“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

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16 Apr


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

My name is Alex San Martin. I am a lifelong democrat and Sacramento resident. Like many Californians, I am a descendant of immigrants who came here seeking a better life for their family. Their hard work and dedication enabled my opportunities to attend and complete college, work in public service, and, now, run for an officer position in the Democratic Party.


I am not a career politician, but instead a career public servant with 10 years-experience. I started my public service career working as an Administrative Coordinator with the Chicano Latino Caucus CDP, Latino Liaison African American Caucus CDP, served on the membership committee with the Disability Caucus CDP,  and worked for LA Council member Tony Cardenas, District 6. I also worked at the California State Senate in 2016.  The past 10 years have led me to this candidacy for Secretary of the California Democratic Party. Just as I have worked hard to fight for all Californians, I will work hard to fight for the proper direction and sustainability of our party.


As a working class individual myself, I understand and am in touch with the issues that face those for whom we fight.  I have helped protest for affordable housing in San Francisco and Los Angeles when gentrification becomes the norm in every city in California, worked with disability rights advocates to give those not represented a voice. I have helped advocate for single payer healthcare and employment for people who have a hard time finding work.


I can relate to everyday life experiences with my own personal story.  I have Medi-Cal and Medicare health insurance and my experience and need of it has given me the appreciation for social services that I would not otherwise have if it were not for the State of California providing these services for me and other Californians. I fight for these issues everyday. I have Cerebral Palsy and I don’t quit and stop, I fight for everything I get and that is what I will continue to do for the people in California.


During this time of change, I ask for your vote and, ultimately, your trust in my abilities to help shape the party to reflect what we believe in. As someone who uses such programs as Medicare and Medi-Cal, I understand the complexities of a progressive, albeit complicated and far from perfect, health care law. As an outsider, I am not swayed by backroom party agenda or big money politics. As a Californian, I understand what is at stake and what every day people want from THEIR party. We serve you.


Alex San Martin
For Secretary CDP

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16 Apr

Donald Trump, release your taxes!

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


Fiona Ma

We are almost 100 days into Donald Trump’s presidency, and we still haven’t seen what every presidential candidate in the past 48 years has offered up freely: his full tax returns.

It’s outrageous.

The American people have a right to know what conflicts of interests that our president may or may not have. That is why I am joining leaders across the nation calling on President Trump to release his taxes, and and why I am attending the Tax March this Satu‌rday, A‌pril 1‌5.

As a CPA and a member of the Board of Equalization, I’m fighting for full transparency in how the government spends your money and for honesty from every government official who holds office. That’s why I’m running for California Treasurer: I’m going to fight for the people of California every day, standing up to President Trump or anyone else who gets in the way.

Your voice in this battle is absolutely necessary, so I’m asking you to join me in demanding that President Trump release his taxes now.

Tell President Trump: The American people deserve full transparency. Release your tax returns once and for all!

If you want to show the Trump administration that you won’t be silenced, I also encourage you to join me and march in one of the numerous Tax Marches across the country this Sat‌urday.

Together, we will hold our government — and every government official — accountable to the American people, each and every day. Thank you for doing your part.

In Peace and Friendship,

Fiona Ma, CPA

P.S. If you’d like to support my campaign for California Treasurer, please donate here!


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14 Apr

Our Revolution Endorses Ellis as Next CDP Chair

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



Our Revolution Endorses Ellis as Next CDP Chair
Yesterday, Kimberly Ellis’ campaign for Chair of the California Democratic Party (CDP) garnered a major endorsement from Our Revolution, further bolstering her credentials as the true progressive in the race. The endorsement underlines the unifying effect Ellis is having within the Party, which has struggled to come together after last year’s hotly contested presidential primary.

“Now more than ever, we have to be intentional about developing a hard line between corporate interests and our political process.” said Our Revolution Executive Director Shannon Jackson. “Kimberly Ellis has dedicated her time and talent to empowering Californians and getting them involved and civically engaged. We’re honored to endorse her for California’s Democratic Party State Chair. As Chair, Ellis will ensure all voices are heard. Her platform focuses on campaign finance reform, transparency, and detangling California’s political ties to corporate money. A vocal critic of California politicians accepting money from corporate interests, Ellis offers to begin a new era of inclusion in California’s Democratic Party.”

Our Revolution is reclaiming democracy for the working people of our country by harnessing the transformative energy of the “political revolution.” Through supporting a new generation of progressive leaders, empowering millions to fight for progressive change and elevating the political consciousness, Our Revolution is transforming American politics to make our political and economic systems once again responsive to the needs of working families. Our Revolution has three intertwined goals: to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate the political consciousness. Our Revolution is built upon the success of Bernie Sanders’ historic presidential campaign, and continues to thrive with the support of an unprecedented level of grassroots organizers.

“It’s time this Party heals, puts an end to the machine politics of the past and moves forward into the 21st century with a renewed commitment to organizing. Our Revolution’s strong endorsement of my campaign is emblematic of new activists’ belief that, with the right leadership, there is a place for all voices in our State Party,” said Ellis.

“Our team of everyday activists is deeply honored to be recognized for our messaging, plans, and progressive grassroots support. I’m incredibly proud that my track record of promoting women in politics and rejecting corporate influence has captured the attention and support of Our Revolution, which is leading the fight to return political power back to the 99% of us.”
Please stay connected with our campaign online at

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