Blog

03 Sep
0

Clinton Proposes Drug Price Control

democratic-party

PRESS RELEASE

September 3, 2016

Clinton Proposes Drug Price Control

FRESNO—The recent highly publicized 400% price increase on EpiPens highlights the motivation behind the Prescription Drug Price Control Plan that Hillary Clinton announced last year. The company that produces EpiPens, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, decided that it had a sufficient monopoly of the market such that it could institute this wild increase and its medically dependent customers would have no choice but to pay.

Mylan is not alone. Between 2008 and 2015, various drug makers increased the prices of almost 400 generic drugs by more than 1,000%. This is not a problem that the free market can solve.

For many of these drugs, there is a relatively small number of people who need them, presenting a big economic risk for new corporations thinking about dedicating production lines to making those drugs. That means there is often not any competition and in situations like that, without stringent government protection, the temptation to exploit a dependent customer base has proven to be irresistible.

That is why Clinton has her plan to support new alternative manufacturers, accelerate the entry of regulated foreign treatments and impose fines on drug companies that implement predatory price increases.

“Affordable drug pricing and universal access to healthcare are essential to ensuring a healthy citizenry,” says Michael D. Evans, chair of the Fresno County Democratic Party. “We need leadership that puts the health of Americans before profits.”

The Fresno County Democratic Party is united behind Hillary Clinton for President. The official Coordinated Campaign headquarters is at 1035 U Street in downtown Fresno. To volunteer or for more information, contact 559-495-0606 or fresnocountydemocrats@yahoo.com.

Read More
03 Sep
0

Supervisor Poochigian Endorses Supervisor Perea For Mayor

 

Bipartisan Support

perea

 

Friends and Supporters,

Yesterday I was pleased to announce the endorsement of Supervisor Debbie Poochigian. Together, but as Fresno County Supervisors, we have ensured the County had a balanced budget and high credit rating while sustaining core services through a tough recession. As your next Mayor, I look forward to taking a collaborative, bipartisan approach to leading our city forward. Supervisor Poochigian joins former Sheriff Steve Magarian and other key Republican leaders in supporting fresh new leadership this city deserves.

Sincerely,

Henry Perea

 

Visit our Website


4a09f4e6-b562-4b6f-8399-a9b0bdfded24

Upcoming Event:

Don’t forget to join us on Saturday, September 10th at our kick-off rally followed by citywide door knocking!

 

8 Days Left!

 


 

 

05095494-db80-42fc-8f35-20c09500d85d

 

 

Interested in Volunteering?

We are available for phonebanking and canvassing everyday from 11am-7pm! If you’re interested stop by our office or give us a call at (559) 248-6381.

 

Perea 4 Mayor 2016

                        803 E. Hedges Ave.

                         Fresno, CA 93728


433f6663-b28e-4459-988b-208698bf6b81

“As Mayor, I am committed to taking a bipartisan collaborative approach to

leading our city forward.” – Henry Perea

Read More
03 Sep
0

Save the Date & Watch Hilarious Video

 

A Roast of America’s Most Unqualified Candidate!


 

The Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings, Central Labor Council is requesting assistance from some of California’s most notorious champions for economic and social justice to help deliver major victories for workers in the Central Valley.

This event will feature everything from embarrassing media clips of the GOP nominee to a Donald Trump piñata and potentially a professional impersonator. The goal of this event is to capture all of the negative emotions we feel about this man and turn them into the local resources necessary to change workers lives in the Valley.

Please join us for a night of comedy and political power with our no-holds-barred roast of “the Donald”

 

ROAST MASTERS:

Tom Steyer – Founder, NextGen Climate

Eric Bauman – Chair, LA Democratic Party

Joaquin Arambula – Member, CA Assembly

+more to be announced

WHEN

Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) – Add to Calendar

WHERE

Golden Palace Banquet Hall – 2625 West Vassar Avenue, Fresno, CA 93705 – View Map

Click here for Tickets


“The Donald” responds to Fresno Roast


 

14141522_1411364145556910_7972090518321333875_n

Read More
02 Sep
0

Join Us for an Evening of Music and Dancing on Sept 21

Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula

invites you to an evening of music and dancing

featuring

CERRO NEGRO

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

5:30PM – 8:00PM

Carpenters Hall

1361 Hulbert Ave., Fresno (2 Blocks NW of Olive & 99)

Hearty Eats, Refreshments & No Host Bar

$50 – Friend  –  $250 – Advocate

$500 – Champion  –  $1000 – Hero

Click here for more information, to hear Cerro Negro and to RSVP!

Read More
02 Sep
0

RSVP for Eleanor Roosevelt Lunch

Founded in 1932:

The Oldest Continuously Operating Democratic Club in California

fresno-democratic-women's-club


 

Eleanor Roosevelt Lunch

RSVP Today as there is Limited Seating


 

ER_2016_flier

 

Click For Printable PDF Flier

RSVP & Pay Online

Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club Founded in 1932 is the Oldest Continuously Operating Democratic Club in California.

(559) 486-5422

Our mailing address is:

Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club

P.O. Box 5055

Fresno, CA 93755

 

Add us to your address book

FCDWC Facebook Page

Copyright © 2016 Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club, All rights reserved.

Read More
02 Sep
0

Press Release

democratic-party

PRESS RELEASE

September 2, 2016

Trump Doubles Down on Immigration Stance

FRESNO—Earlier this week, Donald Trump gave yet another disturbing speech outlining his plans for the country’s immigrant population. His approach has been under scrutiny from the day he announced his campaign with a speech that labeled all but “some” Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. Since then, his platform has expanded to include proposals for empowering a special “Deportation Task Force” to round up and expel millions of people, as well as revoke the citizenship of 4 million people born in the United States to immigrant parents.

Other Trump proposals are even more alarming, from subjecting all immigrants to religious tests in order to gather information for a ban on all Muslims, to eliminating our country’s foundational law of birthright citizenship, the promise that anyone born in America can never be declared to not be American.

“We are greatly disturbed by the vitriol being disseminated by Trump and his campaign,” says Michael D. Evans, chair of the Fresno County Democratic Party.

To distract from his recent embarrassments, Trump flipped to attacking Hillary Clinton, transforming her policy promise of bipartisan immigration reform into a doom-filled vision of “mass amnesty” and “open borders.” The fact-checking organization Politifact called Trump’s analysis of Clinton’s plan “Pants on Fire.”

Even Clinton’s promise to provide aid and shelter for refugees of war and violence attracted Trump’s ire. He both claimed that the U.S. government is incapable of vetting such refugees and that the money Clinton has pledged for programs to help integrate foreign immigrants, some part of a total $15 million, is enough to “rebuild every inner city in America.” Trump has marketed himself as an expert businessperson, so this sounds even more odd when compared to his plan of an estimated $25 billion concrete wall along the Mexican border. As Pope Francis said regarding this issue, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel.”

Clinton, on the other hand, received endorsements from two more retired Four-Star Generals. They, like many before them, were drawn by her diplomatic experience and commitment to the global alliances that have made America the leader of the free world as well as being repelled by Trump’s past harsh treatment of military veterans. Trump’s chief policy adviser indicated that a Trump administration would end many government-provided services to veterans by moving to privatize the VA.

“Trump simply does not reflect American values,” said Evans. “We need competent, responsible, effective leadership now more than ever.”

The Fresno County Democratic Party is united behind Hillary Clinton for President. The official Coordinated Campaign headquarters is at 1035 U Street in downtown Fresno. To volunteer or for more information, contact 559-495-0606 or fresnocountydemocrats@yahoo.com.

Read More
02 Sep
0

Keep Tahoe Blue

BobDerlet

 

“Keep Tahoe Blue” – Lake Tahoe Summit

 

Dear Supporter,

This week I attended the Annual Lake Tahoe Summit in Stateline, Nevada.  President Obama spoke to an audience of 7,000, including Senators Barbara Boxer,  Diane Feinstein, and  Harry Reid. These leaders are truly dedicated to preserving the clarity of the Lake, one of the few remaining large clean mountain lakes on the planet.

Over the past 2 decades,  it has taken over 2 billion dollars and the work of thousands of devoted individuals from dozens of agencies and organization to “Keep Tahoe Blue”.

This effort has been successful.  Millions of visitors enjoy the clear beautiful waters every year, contributing billions of dollars to the local economy.

But our work is not over: sediment reduction, invasive marine species removal, fire risk reduction by brush removal and scientific tree spacing, all cost money. The lake has warmed 4 degrees just recently, making Lake protection even more challenging and critical.

Senators from California and Nevada have introduced the Tahoe Restoration Act, providing $ 415 million in funding over the next 10 years for continued protection.

In contrast, our current Congressman, Tom McClintock has introduced his own bill in the House of Representatives.  His bill  provides only $60 million over 10 years.  His bill falls significantly short of the resources required to continue the work started 20 years ago.  It is not  nearly  enough to do the job and it, once again, demonstrates a lack of understanding of what is needed in District 4 to protect our environmental treasures.

I support the Senate Act and the $415 million needed to “Keep Tahoe Blue,” and I pledge to you that I will do everything I can to protect this special place for everyone.

Thanks,

Bob

Campaign Schedule

 We are starting a Ten To Win Tour.  Beginning in Alpine County on September 7 and ending on September 20 in Fresno County, I will be visiting communities in all 10 counties in District 4.  Go to our website and Face Book to see a detailed itinerary.  Join us in your community for a meet and greet and tell me about your concerns. Check our schedule and join our Campaign at:

follow us on Facebook

I will be speaking in Rocklin at the CARA Candidate forum on September 14. Details on this Website

http://californiaalliance.org/

Join Our Campaign

http://derletforcongress.com

Your financial help is truly appreciated.

You are the engine of our Grassroots campaign.

Can you donate $5, $10 or more today?

Donate

Read More