14 May

Morning Jolt: Asian Pacific Islander Update

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


California is home to the largest Asian Pacific Islander community in the nation, the fastest-growing immigrant population in the United States.  As we commemorate the API Heritage Month and celebrate our vast diversity, we thank the many API Democratic activists and leaders across the Golden State for standing with Eric!


Judy Chu, Congressional APA Caucus Chair

Ted Lieu, Member of Congress & Fmr. API Legislative Caucus Chair

Mark Takano, Member of Congress & Fmr. CDP API Caucus Chair

Mike Honda, Fmr. Member of Congress

John Chiang, State Treasurer

Fiona Ma, State Board of Equalization Chair

Kevin de León, Senate President pro Tempore

Richard Pan, State Senator

Edwin Chau, Assembly Member

David Chiu, Assembly Member

Kansen Chu, Assembly Member

Todd Gloria, Assembly Member

Evan Low, API Legislative Caucus Parliamentarian

Al Muratsuchi, Assembly Member

Phil Ting, API Legislative Caucus Vice-Chair

Paul Fong, Fmr. API Legislative Caucus Chair & San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers Local 6157 President

Mike Eng, Fmr. Assembly Member & LA Community College Board Trustee

Keith Umemoto, DNC Member & Fmr. DNC AAPI Caucus Chair

Clark Lee, CDP API Caucus Chair & CDP Regional Director

Genevieve Jopanda, CDP Filipino American Caucus Chair

Mike Fong, Fmr. CDP API Caucus Chair & LA Community College Board Trustee

Melissa Ramoso, Fmr. CDP Filipino American Caucus Chair

Michael Cheng, CDP API Caucus Southern Secretary

Anita Narayana, CDP Women’s Caucus Corresponding Secretary & Democratic Party of Orange County Secretary

Miguel Canales, CDP Affirmative Action Committee Co-Chair & Artesia City Council Member

Charu Khopkar, CDP Rules Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Harinder Grewal, Stanislaus County Democratic Party Chair

Mary Jung, Fmr. San Francisco County Democratic Party Chair

Mitchall Patel, Kern County Democratic Party Vice Chair

Olivia Lee, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Recording Secretary

John Yee, Korean American Democratic Committee President

Gene Kim, Fmr. Korean American Democratic Committee President

Michael Colorge, Fmr. Stonewall Young Democrats President

Alex De Ocampo, Fmr. California Young Democrats President

Dr. Paul Song, Fmr. Courage Campaign Chair

Dorothy Kim, Association of Pomona Teachers President

Ali Taj, Artesia Mayor

Polly Low, Rosemead Mayor

Mark Pulido, Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem

David Ryu, Los Angeles City Council Member

Angelov Farooq, Riverside School Board Member

Sarabjit Kaur-Cheema, New Haven School Board Member

Henry Lo, Garvey School Board Member

Thomas Wong, San Gabriel Valley Water District President

Korean American Democratic Committee

(Partial List)


— Team Bauman


*Titles included for identification purposes only.









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14 May

Kimberly’s Mother’s Day Gift

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



As a public educator working with special needs kids, politics is not my world. But since it’s Mother’s Day, the kids and I thought a gift we could give Kimberly (aka Mom) is a well-deserved day off and take a swing at this campaign thing. Think you’d agree, all moms deserve to be pampered a bit today.

Over the past two years, we’ve watched her expand Emerge California and run for Chair of the largest state Democratic Party in the nation, yet all the while making sure dinner was made each night, groceries were bought, kids made it to school, laundry was done and after school pick up and drop off happened.

It hasn’t been easy to have her gone on the campaign trail, but we believe in what she is doing. For us, you are all seeing the superstar we know as the rock of our family. You’re learning that Kimberly’s word is her bond. That she rises to meet every challenge with grace, humility and courage.

We are so proud of her and know she will not let you down, just like she’s never let us down.

Sure, we’ve been bummed when she can’t make sports events or the nights she has to spend away when she’s traveling. As a family, we’ve made this sacrifice and shared this very special woman because we know she will take care of all of you and the California Democratic Party the same way she takes care of us – exceptionally well.

On behalf of our family, we’d like to wish a very special Mother’s Day to all the moms, single dads and those who are mothering in our communities; and a special shout out to those working moms who manage to accomplish more in an hour than most of us do in a day. You are all superstars.

Happy Mother’s Day!

With Democratic Love – James, Callie and Ellis
The Ellis Fuller Family

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14 May

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


Please Share so we can make positive change:
We need to focus on the students in the great state of California.I am running for the Vice Chair position for the Democratic Party in California so we can focus on helping future generations prosper and feel safe.
Lets bring art back into the schools. Many students can not afford to take dance and painting classes and there was a time when this was possible through the schools, but budgets cuts have made this nearly impossible. My daughter, Melissa, is a professional dance and teacher and has created Barre Athletics. A program where students learn about past idols in art and engage in a ballet type fitness class.
I hope to bring attention to this subject as it is very important that we allow our children to express their passions through art and feel they have a safe place to express their views.
Thank You for supporting me. I appreciate your support.
Please contact her at 310-482-1820. She is also forming an athletic caucus and wants more people involved.
Thanks Again!

Ronald O’Donnell

Candidate for CA State Senate District 23

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14 May

Mother’s Day

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


Delegates —

I wanted to take a (short) break from the campaign trail to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible moms we have in the Democratic Party.

Mother’s Day has always been a special day for me, and somehow even more so since my mom passed away almost 11 years ago.


My husband Michael, my mom Gail, her partner Trish, who lives with us now, and a young Eric with a very 80’s mustache

My mother, Gail Bauman, was a very special woman to all who knew her.

A single mom who taught me how to tie a tie, pick a suit, throw a punch, and how to stand up for those less fortunate than we were.

A nurse who cared for her patients as if they were family.

A lesbian out of the closet in 1960’s New York who never accepted anything less than equal treatment.

And she was even a professional bowler — one of the few traits she didn’t pass down to me.

I’ll be thinking of her today, as those of you who’ve lost your mothers will, I’m sure.

The day I delivered her eulogy was one of the most difficult of my life, but I always remember Mother’s Day as a time that was hers and mine alone, spent happily having bagels and lox and a glass of champagne. I miss her, but my heart is filled with warm, loving memories that no one can ever take away from me.

If you’re fortunate to still have your mother, be sure to give her a big hug today and take the time to tell how important she is to you. You’ll be glad you did.

Democratically Yours,

Eric C. Bauman (“That trouble-making boy of Gail’s”)







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14 May

Hard Truths on Single-Payer

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


Delegates —

As we all know, in campaign season, the accusations and attacks ramp up as we get closer to Election Day.
The newest whopper (John Burton would call it something more colorful, but you get the picture) being spread around is that I’m somehow not wholeheartedly supporting SB 562.

So let’s go ahead and tell some of those hard truths…

HARD TRUTH: I supported SB 562 before the bill was even assigned a number, as I laid out months ago in my op-ed, “Make California a Healthcare Sanctuary State.”

But let’s be real. An op-ed in election season isn’t enough.

HARD TRUTH: Both authors of SB 562, Senators Toni Atkins and Ricardo Lara, have endorsed my campaign for Chair because they know passing single-payer isn’t just an election season talking point for me. We need the experience, grit, and know-how to get this job done.

But let’s be real. The fight for single-payer didn’t start during this Chair’s race.

HARD TRUTH: I’ve been fighting to make universal single-payer healthcare available for DECADES. It’s the reason why I became politically engaged so many years ago, based on my experience as a registered nurse. I worked with then-Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi to pass universal healthcare which was then vetoed by Gov. Pete Wilson. I was in the foxhole with then-Senator Sheila Kuehl when Democrats passed single-payer TWICE, only to have Gov. Schwarzenegger veto it both times. And I was with then-Senator Mark Leno as he tried to make it happen, yet again.

But let’s be real. TALK IS CHEAP. Trust the single-payer fighters with the battle scars to prove it.

HARD TRUTH: Every single author of universal/single-payer healthcare legislation in our state’s history — John Garamendi, Sheila Kuehl, Mark Leno, Toni Atkins, and Ricardo Lara — are ALL supporting my campaign to lead our Party.

Let’s be real. They’re standing with me because I’ve stood with them over the years doing the real work to make single-payer a reality.

I hope you’ll join them because, with SB 562, single-payer is in reach. This is our chance to finish the job for all of those who’ve come so close in the past, and most importantly, for the millions of Californians who deserve affordable, high-quality healthcare.

Single-payer’s time is here!


Eric C. Bauman

Vice Chair, California Democratic Party

Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party





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