22 Dec

Every Vote Counts

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


Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

Last night I joined our country in celebrating the news that Democrat Doug Jones won the race to be the next Senator from Alabama, replacing now Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.

A lot of ink has been spilled on Republican candidate Roy Moore who was most recently described as the “most racist senate candidate since David Duke, except Duke didn’t have the backing of the Republican Party.”

Even with reports that the Republican candidate was also a pedophile, this race wasn’t a slam dunk. A majority of white men and women still voted for him.

Doug Jones won because of the overwhelming support of black voters and voters under 40.

One of these young voters was my grand niece Fallon, who voted for the first time, and texted her Auntie Delaine, “It does feel good to be on the right side of history.”

The country won because Doug Jones’ campaign invested in direct voter contact rather than slick tv ads. He won because Democratic voters turned out and Republican voters stayed home.

Alabama Republicans did everything they could to make it hard for Democratic voters, particularly black voters, to vote. This time, it wasn’t enough.

As I am fond of saying, when we stick together on the side of truth and justice, exercising our collective power, no one can break us apart.


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22 Dec

See, every vote does matter

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


Alex Padilla

Last night, the voters of Alabama sent a strong message that they are fighting back against Trump’s dangerous agenda.


However, as thrilled as we are with Doug Jones’ historic win, we can’t ignore the blatant voter suppression tactics that were on full display in Alabama yesterday. From unfair Voter ID laws to police at polling locations and more, the GOP is still working systematically and relentlessly to suppress the vote of mainly minority and low-income voters.


I’m committed to defending against any voter suppression efforts in California.


I’m running for reelection because I believe democracy works best when all eligible voters participate. Would you make a $5 contribution to my Secretary of State campaign so I can continue to work to protect the voting rights of Californians?


As Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”


I refuse to see what happened in Alabama happen in California.


We know that the GOP continues to work nationally to suppress the vote, especially the minority vote and the youth vote. They’re doing this because they know that when we show up, we win.


Last night people of color, especially women of color, made sure that Alabama voted on the right side of history.


Now that Alabama voters have spoken, we need to make sure that California continues to build on this momentum in 2018. Please make a $5 contribution now to my reelection campaign so we can continue to move California forward.


Thank you,


Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State




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