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23 Jun
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Largest education funding in state history


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


Friend –

We are living in extraordinary times. The challenges before us are monumental and the stakes have never been higher in my lifetime.

The people of this great state reject the Trump Administration’s politics of division and we refuse to be dragged into the past – we’ve proved this time and time again at the polls and through our policies.

That’s why we’re making an unprecedented investment in our kids and our future.

Please join me by standing with children and adding your name.

California’s 2017-18 Budget prioritizes public education like never before, raising per pupil spending to just over $11,000.

For the sixth straight year, California Democrats have delivered the highest level of funding for our communities and schools that need it most. All told, we added a historic $74.5 BILLION to our K-14 education programs while empowering local officials to spend it as they see fit.

Our budget is a reflection of our values and our priorities – and when it comes to our children, I wanted you to know I’m working for them. This budget puts kids first. Thank you for helping us deliver a historic win and a brighter future for the next generation of Californians.

Stand with our children today. Add your name to say that in California, we believe in leadership that understands our education system and the future of our children in public schools and beyond.

In solidarity,

Kevin de León

President pro Tempore of the California State Senate

 

 

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22 Jun
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Job Fair June 22, 2017

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22 Jun
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ED HERNANDEZ NOTCHES ANOTHER WIN, GETS HEFTY BACKING FROM LABOR POWERHOUSE


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


MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
ED HERNANDEZ NOTCHES ANOTHER WIN, GETS HEFTY BACKING FROM LABOR POWERHOUSE
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California Endorses State Senator Ed Hernandez in Bid for Lt. Governor

WEST COVINA, CA- Continuing his cascade of support from working families, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez was endorsed by the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor.

Upon making public their support of Senator Hernandez’ Lt. Governor campaign, President of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, Robbie Hunter, released the following statement:

“State Sen. Ed Hernandez’s long career promoting health and education, and his demonstrated concern for working families makes him a terrific candidate for Lieutenant Governor, for which the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California endorses him.

“Sen. Hernandez will make a great Lieutenant Governor. As a Senator, he has proven to balance the needs of all Californians, especially working families. He has demonstrated his policy expertise on education issues dealing with the University of California and the California State University System. His environmental record more than qualifies him to sit on the State Lands Commission, a key responsibility for the Lieutenant Governor. The Lieutenant Governor has a unique role in making sure that the voice of all Californians is represented at these institutions. We feel that the construction industry, especially the building trades members, will be well served with Ed Hernandez as Lieutenant Governor.”

In recent months, Senator Hernandez released his first 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 an expansive list of over 400 endorsements from grassroots activists, community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials, labor unions, public safety groups and more.

Significantly, the Senator’s won wide-ranging support from over 40 groups that represent working families, including:

  • California Nurses Association
  • UNITE HERE International Union, AFL-CIO
  • UNITE HERE Local 11
  • California State Council of Laborers (LiUNA)
  • Laborers (LiUNA) Local 270
  • Laborers (LiUNA) Local 300
  • Laborers (LiUNA) Local 1309
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • Teamsters Joint Council 7
  • American Federation of Musicians (AMF) Local 47
  • California State Conference of Machinists
  • 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 180
  • 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
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • 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)
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • 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
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • Sacramento Police Officers Association
  • California Association for Nurse Practitioners
  • California Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
  • California’s Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges, and Hearing Officers in State Employment (CASE)

 

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.

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only.

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22 Jun
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LARA CONTINUES TO BE THE CHOICE OF WORKING FAMILIES FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER


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


 

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2017
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies

 

LARA CONTINUES TO BE THE CHOICE OF WORKING FAMILIES FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Endorsement from the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California Bolsters Ricardo Lara’s Statewide Effort

LONG BEACH, CA– In another demonstration of his expansive support among organizations in the labor movement, today State Senator Ricardo Lara picked up a milestone endorsement from the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California in his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner.

In announcing their endorsement of Senator Lara’s statewide effort, Robbie Hunter, President of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California wrote:
“A passionate friend of labor for nearly seven years in elective office, State Sen. Ricardo Lara has earned the endorsement of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California in his campaign for State Insurance Commissioner.

“Ricardo Lara has a long history of understanding working families, on issues like health insurance, auto insurance, and home insurance. He will fight against things like redlining, where you might not be able to get coverage if you live in a zip code that some insurance companies don’t like. He will give California a fair-level, comprehensive insurance system, where if you pay for it, you should get insurance. Few legislative leaders have a personal story that is as compelling as Lara’s… He’ll be streamlined and efficient. But at the same time, he will deliver to the taxpayer, the resident, the family, what it is that they are paying for.”

Today’s announcement follows the release of the Senator’s new digital video ad, titled, “Embolden,” which takes aim at Donald Trump’s backwards agenda and the President’s comments saying that “California is out of control,” by illustrating the sharp contrast between the Oval Office’s agenda and that of Lara’s.

To view the ad, click on the screen shot below:

Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including:

Elected & Community 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 Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
  • State Assembly Member Todd Gloria
  • 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 Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • 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
  • San Diego Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee

Organizations Representing Working People

  • State Council of Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • 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
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47

Organizations 

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • HONOR PAC

For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.
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22 Jun
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CARA bus

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