12 Feb

Invitation to Veterans for Peace workshop

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Subject: FW: Invitation to Veterans for Peace workshop

Dear Friends of the Center:  Fresno Veterans for Peace chapter meets at our Center and we are very glad that they do.  Here are the details of the workshop that they are holding on March 9th, 2019 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  We hope that some of you can attend.

Alfredo Figueroa from U.C. Berkeley and the Monterrey chapter of Veterans for Peace will present this workshop.

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c r i t i c a l l y  a n a l y z e  t h e  c u r r e n t  c l i m a t e  f o r

d e p o r t e d  v e t e r a n s ,  i n f o r m  a b o u t  p o l i c i e s

i m p a c t i n g  i m m i g r a n t  s o l d i e r s ,  a n d b u i l d

t a n g i b l e s o l u t i o n s  i n o r d e r  f o r u s t o s t a n d i n

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11 Feb

This Month in Washington: State of the Union, Judicial Nominee Hearing, Legislation Impacting Californians

A message from Senator Kamala D. Harris

This Month in Washington: State of the Union, Judicial Nominee Hearing, Legislation Impacting Californians


Though 2019 has only just begun, I’ve been hard at work for California and the American people.

Earlier this week, it was my pleasure to invite Trisha Pesiri-Dybvik, a government worker who had been furloughed during the government shutdown as my guest to this year’s State of the Union. And I questioned Neomi Rao, the nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., during a hearing in the Judiciary Committee. 

This month I also introduced legislation that strengthens critical protections for farm workers, to defend our immigrant communities, and preserves our state’s natural beauty and public lands. 

Let’s continue to fight for the best of who we are and all that California represents.


Kamala D. Harris
United States Senator 

State of the Union 2019

This year, Senator Kamala Harris’ guest to the 2019 State of the Union address was Trisha Pesiri-Dybvik, an air traffic control specialist who lost her home in the 2017 Thomas Fire and who was furloughed throughout the 35-day-long government shutdown. Trisha’s husband, Jed, is a Navy veteran and air traffic controller with close to 25 years of experience who worked without pay throughout the shutdown.


Image/Washington needs to hear her story
and avoid another harmful shutdown. 

-Senator Kamala D. Harris




Watch Senator Harris deliver remarks before the State of the Union.

In advance of President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address, Senator Harris delivered remarks in which she rejected the president’s attempts to drive Americans apart and instead offered a vision for the country based in speaking truth and recognizing that every American is united in service of a common, higher purpose.

Harris Presses Trump Judicial Nominee Rao


Watch Senator Harris press Judicial Nominee Neomi Rao.

At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, Senator Harris questioned Neomi Rao, nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., on her previous comments blaming survivors of sexual assault for the trauma they experienced, as well as her controversial writings on sexual assault and consent. 

Taking Action


This month, Senator Harris and her colleagues have been working hard to introduce a variety of critical legislation that impacts all Californians. Here’s some of what the Senator has been up to in the fight for justice and equity:

Paying Attention


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11 Feb

Legalize it


This morning, Kamala joined The Breakfast Club radio show to talk about bail reform, legalizing marijuana, and what we can do to ensure everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream.

During the interview, Charlamagne asked Kamala if she had ever smoked marijuana before — and she joked: “Half of my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?!”

All jokes aside — like the majority of Americans, Kamala believes it’s far past time to legalize marijuana. It’s 2019. We need to stop living in a punitive “War on Drugs” mindset and focus on how we can legalize marijuana nationwide.

It’s time to legalize marijuana nationwide. Add your name next to Kamala’s if you agree.

Here’s the truth: Black Americans use marijuana at roughly the same rate as white Americans, but are approximately four times more likely to be arrested for possession.

It’s clear: our country’s marijuana laws at the local and federal levels are not fair or practical in application or enforcement, and disproportionately harm communities of color. Criminalizing marijuana has done nothing but ruin people’s lives and contribute to America’s mass incarceration crisis.

As president, Kamala will work with Congress to legalize marijuana — and, more importantly, fight to enact restorative justice policies that will expunge non-violent marijuana-related offenses from the records of the millions of people who have been incarcerated.

Add your name if you agree: it’s time to legalize marijuana nationwide.

During her interview, she told the folks at The Breakfast Club that marijuana “gives a lot of people joy — and we need more joy in the world.” We couldn’t agree more.

Thanks for adding your voice to this critical issue. The stakes are too high to sit this fight out.

— Team Kamala



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10 Feb

Leaders, storytellers, inventors, activists, and hidden figures who have impacted our country in the most empowering ways:


I want to reflect on some moments that defined America’s core values of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality.

There is Jackie Robinson’s barrier-breaking moment at the home plate.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice echoing across the Washington monuments.

John Lewis teaching the world that getting into good trouble is necessary to fight for freedom.

Fannie Lou Hamer’s bravery to speak up for equal voting rights for all.

Shirley Chisholm’s promise to remain unbought and unbossed.

Alicia Garza building a movement to show and affirm that Black lives matter too.

Trans activist Laverne Cox unapologetically fighting for dignity and respect, proving every day that #TransIsBeautiful.

Rep. Lucy McBath turning her pain into power and action against gun violence after her son’s brutal murder.

And more recently, Stacey Abrams’ inspiring and passionate State of the Union response.

They — and so many others — are the leaders, storytellers, inventors, activists, and hidden figures who have impacted our country in the most empowering ways. They are trailblazers who made a pathway for every future generation to dream bigger than their world. Because of each of them, we are better people — a better America.

Being Black is understanding your role and responsibility to an enduring and thriving legacy. A legacy that endured when the doors of higher education were closed to us, segregation and discrimination were the law of the land, and few recognized our potential and capacity to be leaders.

To be Black is to know that as creators, innovators, and agents of change, we embody the strength of generations that will forge the way forward for our country and our world.

We celebrate Black history every day. It’s all around us. This month is just the anniversary.

So let’s rejoice in our rich history — not just today, but every day.

Happy Black History Month,

— Kamala

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08 Feb

Republicans just named TJ Cox to their list of 2020 targets. Help us fight back.

TJ Cox for Congress

Roll Call:
Republicans officially name TJ Cox to list of 2020 House targets
Chip in to stand with TJ Cox >>

Well that was quick:

House Republicans just announced that TJ Cox will be among their top targets in the 2020 election cycle.

It’s no secret why: For years, CA-21 has been a Republican stronghold. And for years the special interests in Washington could count on a reliable rubber stamp in this district. We changed that, and they are NOT happy about it.

We know it’s still early, but the Republicans are already building their war chest against us. We need to signal strength right now in order to keep potential opponents out of this race.

Can you chip in $10 or more to stand with TJ Cox? We wouldn’t be asking today if we didn’t really need the help.

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Remember folks: TJ Cox won in an upset by a razor-thin margin — just 862 votes. You can bet that has Republicans salivating about their 2020 prospects here.

The best way we can fend them off is by proving that TJ has broad support and the people are behind his policies — on Medicare for All, bold action on climate change, and standing up to corruption from the Trump administration.

How we respond to these Republican threats is so important, Michael. Chip in a donation to stand with TJ >>

Thanks for everything,

Team TJ

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08 Feb

Let me explain


In just a moment, I’m going to ask you to make a donation to my campaign for President of the United States. I hope you’ll give me a moment to explain why this request is so important.

Ours is a campaign of, by, and for the people — and that’s exactly why we have momentum. But that comes at a cost.

We’re already facing attacks from a “who’s who” of conservative attack dogs. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and almost all of our president’s favorite right-wing pundits have come after me within the first few weeks of our campaign.

Then, yesterday, the NRA called me an “existential threat” to the gun lobby’s influence in Washington. Michael, this is a badge of honor I wear proudly.

It’s clear Trump and his allies are going to do everything they can to stop our momentum early in this election. It’s up to us to make sure they fail. You’re one of my top supporters, which is why I’m asking:

Can you make a donation of $10 or more to my campaign for President of the United States today? I wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t important:

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Remember: our campaign is going to speak the difficult truths about what is happening in America today — and I know we can win without taking any money from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists.

Every donation you make to our campaign goes a long way toward helping us fight back and win this election — for the people.

Thanks for all you do.

— Kamala Harris



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08 Feb

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dissects America’s ‘fundamentally broken’ campaign finance laws

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