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13 Jun
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With pride


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


Pride has always been political. And today’s Los Angeles pride parade, reorganized as #ResistMarch, was no different.

When you’re a part of a marginalized group, celebrating who you are is a radical act.

I marched in today’s #ResistMarch with the Stonewall Democrats to celebrate my LGBT friends and neighbors, because I know what it means to be seen as “other.” As the son of immigrants, I grew up walking past neighborhood graffiti intended to fill me with fear, to keep me in line, and to hold me back.

But I was able to move past hate and bigotry, and take pride in who I am, thanks in large part to those who came before me.

Lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and other Americans have fought for decades for their own rights, for simple recognition that they exist, and for the opportunity to live without fear. From the Stonewall riots, to the earliest pride parades, and through the fight for marriage equality and transgender rights, tremendous progress has been made.

As an elected official, I’ve tried to play my own role in that progress. I worked to ensure the families of LGBT California workers would receive benefits immediately after marriage equality became the law of the land. I demanded that pharmaceutical companies provide Californians access to affordable HIV medications, and they responded by making them available in states across the country. And I’ve pushed California’s pension funds to use their influence to make corporate boards more diverse, including sexual preference and gender identity in that definition.

Yet, there’s much more work to be done. And under our current president and vice-president, there’s a risk that decades of progress could be erased.

It’s critical that all Californians, whether lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, straight, or questioning defend the rights of our neighbors and the people that we love.

I’m ready, and I hope you are too. If you’re ready to stand up to President Trump and stand with me in this fight, let me know by adding your name.

In solidarity,

John

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13 Jun
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re: Comey’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee

Factivists

Holding Donald Trump, his administration, and the rest of the GOP accountable is one of the most important parts of our work.

Become a Factivist today to get the latest information about what they’re up to, then forward these emails to your friends and family to keep them in the loop, too.

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On Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. And he didn’t mince words:

 

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Trump clearly attempted to interfere with the Russia investigation. He asked Comey for his “loyalty,” pressured him by asking if he wanted to keep his job, asked Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, and asked Comey to help “lift the cloud” of the investigation into his campaign’s ties with Russia.

But when Comey refused, Trump fired him. There’s no question what’s going on here:

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The American people deserve better. 68 percent of Americans say they are concerned about Trump and Russia — and more than half a million Democrats have called for an independent investigation:

 

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Deputy Chair Keith Ellison hosted a special episode of Democrats Live with Congressmen Mark Takano and Ted Lieu, as well as Will Fischer from VoteVets.org, to discuss Comey’s testimony:

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Meanwhile, while we were watching Comey’s testimony, Paul Ryan pushed a bill through the House that would undo Wall Street reforms put in place by President Obama and Democrats:

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And Senate Republicans are meeting in secret to plan their strategy to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

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Between Trump’s corruption and everything that Congressional Republicans are trying to hide, we have our work cut out for us — but with great Factivists like you helping us get the word out, Democrats have all the firepower we need to stop them.

Thanks for everything you do.

Talk soon,

DNC Factivists

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13 Jun
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From the Bottom of My Heart


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


Greetings Democrats!

The Fowler Fights For You Campaign is first and foremost proud and grateful for all our supporters and those who made a different choice. I was proud of our campaign and the collegiality among Jenny Bach, Alex San Martin and myself. We have shared a cordial relationship throughout the campaign.

We appreciate the respect our campaign has been given to review the election ballots and process with all candidates invited to observe. This is a lot more complex than many might imagine. We have one more visit next week to review and plan to share our findings and recommendations that we hope will be strongly considered and adopted. Until the review is completed we are unable to share next steps.

We did take a brief break last week to support our Senator Kamala Harris with the attached photo and a call to Senator Burr’s office sharing the disgust for total disrespect of women Senators and especially ours. #RESPECT

Let’s stay focused on calls to legislators telling them it is unacceptable to repeal ACA or Dodd Frank.

All Best,


“Fowler Fights For You”
Vice Chair, CDP Women’s Caucus

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08 Jun
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District 1 2017 Summer Newsletter!

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“I am proud to represent District 1 on the Fresno City Council. Working together we will make our neighborhoods safer and stronger.”
Councilmember Esmeralda Soria

 

 

 

 

 

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08 Jun
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Comey’s testimony

Kamala Harris

As you know, I had the opportunity to question former FBI Director James Comey earlier this morning as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

It was a productive and informative hearing, one where we confirmed many of the news stories that show Trump attempted to interfere in the FBI investigation—a troubling revelation that we must continue to investigate.

In my limited time speaking to Mr. Comey I focused on three main threads:

First, in regards to the debate over President Trump’s intentions when telling Comey he hoped he would let the investigation into Michael Flynn go, I said the following: “In my experience, when a robber holds a gun to your head and ‘hopes’ for your wallet, ‘hope’ is not the operative word.”

Second, I asked Mr. Comey a series of questions about potential secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, which he declined to answer in the open session.

Finally, I worked to shed light on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ involvement in the Russian investigation—asking Mr. Comey about Sessions’ recusal and his participation in the firing of the man in charge of said investigation. At this point, there are still far too many questions about whether Jeff Sessions has truly recused himself after being caught lying to Congress.

At the end of the day, today’s testimony was about uncovering the facts, the information, and the truth about this investigation. This is about the office of the presidency, a hostile foreign government interfering in our elections, and the integrity of our government. We deserve answers.

Today, we got some of them—but the fight continues, especially as this White House continues to lie and muddy the facts.

From here on out, we need to be mindful of two things: one, this is not a TV show—it is a very serious matter and must be treated that way; and two, this process should not make us forget the fact that Senate Republicans are still trying to rip health care away from millions of Americans, undo consumer protections put in place after the 2008 recession, and so much more.

Thank you again for standing with me yesterday when the GOP tried to shut me down, and for continuing to fight for truth, justice, and a government that is accountable to the public.

I know that you’ll stay vigilant, as will I.

All my best,

Kamala Harris
​U.S. Senator, California

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“Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.”
– Coretta Scott King

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