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13 Apr
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BAUMAN’S COMMITMENT TO RURAL CA VALIDATED BY RURAL CAUCUS CHAIR ENDORSEMENT


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


MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

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

BAUMAN’S COMMITMENT TO RURAL CA VALIDATED BY RURAL CAUCUS CHAIR ENDORSEMENT

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.

For more information, please visit www.ericbauman.com.

*Titles for identification purposes only.

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13 Apr
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San Joaquin County and Monterey County Central Committees and 13 Local Activist Groups across the State Want Ellis for Chair


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


 

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San Joaquin County and Monterey County Central Committees and 13 Local Activist Groups
across the State Want Ellis for Chair

For Immediate Release
Contact: 510-560-3704

Oakland, CALIF. (April 11, 2017): Monterey County and San Joaquin County Central Committees, along with thirteen Democratic groups across California, add their endorsement behind Kimberly Ellis’ campaign for Chair of the California Democratic Party. As evidenced by the 19-3 vote by the Monterey County Central Committee to endorse Ellis over her opponent, the enthusiasm gap among the two campaigns’ supporters continues to widen, with Ellis enjoying the organizing passion from a fired-up base of delegates.

“Smaller, rural counties are often ignored by our leaders in Sacramento. One candidate for CDP has stated Tuolumne County is a Republican county, never to be won by a Democrat and is not worth Party efforts or funding efforts to promote candidates running for office. The other candidate believes all counties matter and believes grassroots efforts are the key to being a strong Democrat state. Kimberly Ellis is that candidate,” said Debi Baron and Barbara Farkas, Democratic Women’s Coalition of Tuolumne County Co-chairs.

They continued, “Kimberly has demonstrated her commitment to being a voice for every single one of us, rural or not. That’s why the women of the Democratic Women’s Coalition of Tuolumne County unanimously voted to endorse Kimberly Ellis in the race for CDP chair. Politics as usual doesn’t work for us anymore.”

In addition to the Central Committees, the most recent endorsements include:
Democrats of Corona-Norco Club
Yes We Can Democratic Club – Long Beach
Democratic Club of Greater Tracy
Democratic Women’s Club of San Diego County
Democratic Women’s Coalition of Tuolumne County
Blue Revolution AD 70
AD 35 Progressive Slate
Progressive Democrats of the Monterey Area Chapter
Morongo Basin Democratic Club
Wellstone Renewal Democratic Club (East Bay)
San Bernardino County Young Democrats
Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club
Monterey County Democratic Women’s Club

 

 

 

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13 Apr
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Quick survey

Kamala Harris

Today marks the 82nd day since Trump was sworn in. So much has happened in that time: his Muslim ban has stalled in the courts, we’ve stopped Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act (for now), I’ve personally grilled Administration officials on issues like climate change and immigration, our country has engaged militarily in Syria after a vicious chemical attack, and so much more.

So I thought this would be a good time to check in on your priorities and thoughts as we approach the end of Trump’s first 100 days. We’ve done this about once a month since I was sworn in and your feedback has been invaluable.

If you can spare a minute, please take my short issues survey today:

http://go.kamalaharris.org/apr-survey

Thank you for taking a few moments to make your voice heard. My team will be compiling the results for me later this week. Your thoughts will be taken seriously as we continue to advance the cause of justice and equality.

Fight on,

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

TAKE OUR SURVEY

 

 

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13 Apr
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a pattern of anti-Semitism

Join us.

Add your name to call on the Trump administration to reject and denounce anti-Semitism:

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what I’m about to share with you is shocking and tone-deaf.

During today’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer casually dismissed the history of the Holocaust, denying that Hitler “gassed his own people” and claiming that he “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”

Even if this was a case of simple ignorance, there has been a vein of anti-Semitism running through the Trump administration since Day One.

Denying the atrocities committed by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime is a tried-and-true tactic used by neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups that have become emboldened since Donald Trump first announced his campaign for president. Some of those groups were quick to heap praise on Spicer for his comments today, just as they did when the White House failed to mention the Jewish community in their statement marking Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The Trump administration has similarly dismissed the rise in hate crimes since Trump was elected and, the increase in bomb threats against Jewish community centers, and the desecration of Jewish cemeteries. At a recent press conference, Donald Trump personally called the Jewish reporter asking about these acts of hatred a liar.

And Trump has elevated white supremacists to senior positions in his administration. At one point, he even rearranged the National Security Council to include his white supremacist chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

Rejecting and denouncing anti-Semitism from the White House is a low-enough bar that even this administration can clear.

The Trump administration must apologize for this outrageous statement and their pattern of anti-Semitism, and fire white supremacists like Steve Bannon. Now.

Add your name if you agree:

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Thank you,

Tom

Tom Perez
Chair
Democratic National Committee

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13 Apr
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WORKING PEOPLE BEGIN COALESCING AROUND LARA FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER


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


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

 

 

WORKING PEOPLE BEGIN COALESCING AROUND LARA FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for LA and Orange Counties, and United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO Endorse Senator Ricardo Lara
LONG BEACH, CA — Securing more decisive support from working men and women in his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara garnered endorsements from three powerful organizations that represent working families, including:

  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO

Today’s endorsements come on the heels of news yesterday that Senator Lara won an endorsement from the International Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36. Also, just this past Sunday, the LA Progressive published Senator Lara’s Op-Ed on single-payer healthcare.

“Working people need bold champions as our statewide leaders. That’s why we are pleased to strongly endorse Senator Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner. He has fought bravely to advance social and economic justice causes, from single-payer healthcare for all to raises in the minimum wage, and from ensuring that working people have a voice on the job to making sure that workers can bargain collectively. UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO is pleased to give Ricardo Lara our wholehearted support in his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner. We know he’ll continue his work as a progressive champion in this capacity.”
–UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO Political Director Jack Gribbon

“The United Steelworkers are proud to stand with Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner. He’s long been an ally and a partner with working people and our members. Ricardo Lara has a deep understanding of the need to have an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. That’s why he’s been such a force on behalf of workers, pushing to ensure livable wages, access to a quality healthcare, and good benefits. We know he’ll make an extraordinary Insurance Commissioner.”
— United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for LA and Orange Counties Secretary-Treasurer David W. Campbell
Only weeks since entering the race for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has had the wind at his back, receiving a slew of high-powered endorsements including from:

Elected Leaders

  • United States Senator Kamala Harris
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • California Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Tony Mendoza
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Young Democrats’ President Eddie Kirby

Organizations Representing Working Families

  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO

In recent weeks, Senator Lara, who recently co-introduced Californians for a Healthy California Act (SB 562), which amounts to single-payer healthcare for the state, announced that he is running to serve as California’s State Insurance Commissioner – a statewide elected office dedicated to protecting consumers, enforcing all insurance regulations, and safeguarding Californians’ economic and health security.
Dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as the “Point man in the push for immigrant rights,” Senator Lara, who also previously served as Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus and currently serves as Vice Chair of the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus, announced his candidacy by previously releasing the following statement:

“Our nation is in full blown crisis mode right now. We have a man in the White House with no popular mandate, who is methodically working to strip Americans of their healthcare, their economic security and their civil liberties.

“I’m running to be California’s next State Insurance Commissioner because I believe at my core that California needs a strong defender, and a counterpuncher, who will stand up to fight our bullying President, Donald Trump, and his increasingly reckless federal government on issues from healthcare access to economic security and more. If millions of Californians begin losing their health insurance because of actions taken by Donald Trump, I will be there to fight him tooth and nail at every pass.

“As California’s Insurance Commissioner, I’ll work tirelessly to represent the great people of California, not the corporations, the billionaire class, the pharmaceutical or the insurance companies. I plan to work with anybody who is willing to come to the table, but my allegiance will always be first and foremost to the consumers, the patients, our working families, and our most vulnerable communities in our Golden State.”

As a State Senator, Ricardo Lara has already been a leader on numerous issues that the office of the Insurance Commissioner interacts with. As stated above, he recently co-introduced a single-payer healthcare system for the state, and also spearheaded the groundbreaking law that provided health care for 170,000 immigrant children, and has played a strong, dynamic role in shaping, implementing and expanding Covered California.

In 2016, Senator Lara engineered the successful statewide campaign to allow for multi-lingual education in California’s schools. He was also one of the key leaders behind a landmark effort to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in California. This legislation is more important than ever, now that Donald Trump has instructed border patrol agents that they may deport undocumented immigrants for the “crime” of driving without a license.

Senator Lara was born and raised in East Los Angeles and attended schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  He graduated from San Diego State University with a double major in Journalism and Spanish. He worked as a legislative staffer for years, including working for State Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez and for then-Assemblymember and now State Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Léon. In 2010, Senator Lara was elected to the California State Assembly, and in 2012, he was elected to the California State Senate, where he made history as the first openly gay person of color in the State Senate.

His 33rd Senate District is expansive, encompassing nearly one million people, roughly 70% of which is Latino. The district is located in the heart of the South Bay and stretches from Long Beach to Lynwood, and from Huntington Park to Lakewood and Los Angeles.

Significantly, if elected, Senator Lara would be the first openly gay statewide elected official in California. Today, Senator Lara serves as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the California State Senate, considered to be perhaps the most influential committee in the California State Senate.

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


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

 

HERNANDEZ SNAGS ANOTHER CRUCIAL ENDORSEMENT IN LT. GOV CONTEST
State Assembly  Member Chris Holden Joins a Myriad of California Leaders in Siding with Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor of California

 

WEST COVINA, CA — Reflecting the extensive breadth of support he’s building in the race to become California’s next Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez snagged a key endorsement from State Assembly Member Chris Holden.

Representing the 41st District, a region that spans from Pasadena to Monrovia and San Dimas, Assembly Member Holden announced his backing of Hernandez by stating:

“I’ve seen firsthand Ed Hernandez’ leadership skills, his abilities to bring competing interests together, build consensus around key issues, and get things done. He’s an effective lawmaker and I know he’ll be an effective Lieutenant Governor of California for the great people of our state. I’m proud to give him my wholehearted support.”

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:

Organizations

  • California Reserve Peace Officers Association
  • Sacramento Police Officers Association
  • 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
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441
  • 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

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 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 Fran Pavley (Ret.)
  • State Senator Isadore Hall (Ret.)
  • State Senator Mark Leno (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
  • 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 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.
For more information, please visit www.edhernandez4ca.com.

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John Burton’s Progressive Leadership: Internal & External

CDP

We’re excited to begin sharing with you a summary of the California Democratic Party’s work under Chairman Burton from 2009-2017: The Burton Legacy: Empower the Grassroots, Build for the Future. You can view the full report here, and this first message will highlight the section on “Progressive Leadership: Internal & External.”

 

One of the first and most important things Chairman Burton did when elected was join the grassroots in the fight to move the party to the left — where we all stand.

For the last eight years, our programs and decisions have been guided by the grassroots, bringing liberal positions to the forefront and going on record as a party on key progressive issues from health care to racial and economic justice.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • We believe that health care is a human right and support a single-payer health care system.
  • We support $15 minimum wage and COLA.
  • We endorse Black Lives Matter.
  • We support debt-free college and free community college.
  • We advocate for extended voting hours and days, scheduling elections on weekends, or declaring Election Day a holiday.
  • We support overturning the decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission and to end the doctrine that money is speech.

FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS, CLICK HERE

Additionally, in order to inform and reinforce our call to support a more progressive agenda, throughout Chairman Burton’s tenure we’ve hosted multiple issue panels to discuss key topics with our membership. That programming included:

  • Beyond Outreach: How Democrats can strengthen partnerships and forge lasting relationships with communities of color
  • Electing Women to Office by Harnessing Political Power and Leadership Potential
  • Mobilizing Millennials: Strategies to Turnout the Millennial Vote
  • Raising California: Democrat’s Drive for Income Equality

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For more information, and to review our post-election wrap ups from 2010-2016 and more, visit:

www.CADem.org/BurtonLegacy

In coming weeks, expect messages on Rebuilding Trust: Transparency & Accountability, Boosting Our Field Advantage, Rebuilding and Amplifying Our Communications, Fiscal Stewardship: A Sustainable Future, and Proof is in the Pudding: Election & Policy Success.

Thank you for being a California Democrat,

Shawnda Westly
Senior Strategist
California Democratic Party

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