From our friends at the Dr. Joaquin Arambula for Assembly campaign:
From the March 6, 2016, Fresno Bee:
“… (Arambula) is best suited to represent the economically challenged district, which includes a portion of the city of Fresno and more than 20 other Fresno County cities and communities.
As the grandson of farmworkers, Arambula knows the challenges that immigrants face and the path to success. He is a conservative Democrat, which is another good fit for the district. In a Legislature dominated by Democrats, it would be difficult for a Republican, however well-intentioned, to deliver what the people of the 31st need.
In a meeting with The Fresno Bee editorial board, Arambula said that water is the No. 1 issue facing the Valley. In addition, he understands the complexities of water. For example, he connected water not just to the economic vitality of agriculture but also to residents’ health. While other politicians grasp that people must have access to safe, clean drinking water, Arambula pointed out that some district residents can’t afford medical prescriptions because the drought and the drastic cut in irrigation deliveries have dried up jobs in farming and related industries.
He said that the “farms vs. fish” sound bite is not helping the effort to secure irrigation water for the Valley. He supports the construction of two new reservoirs in California, at Temperance Flat and in Northern California. He also called for additional investment in water recycling and underground storage.
Arambula backs high-speed rail, career technical education, the creation of a publicly funded medical school in the Valley and modifications to Proposition 47 that would reduce crime while still steering those addicted to drugs and alcohol into substance-abuse recovery programs.
What we like best about Arambula is his promise of taking a scientific approach to Sacramento. In other words, he will use data – not talking points – to evaluate policy and legislation.”
From our friends at Fresno Stonewall Democrats:
Fresno Stonewall democrats will meet on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Santa Fe Basque Restaurant 3110 N. Maroa at Shields in Fresno. Dinner and Social 6:00 P.M. meeting 7:00 P.M. We will be discussing endorsement of candidates for the April 5 special election in A.D. 31 and other upcoming activities.
Fresno Stonewall Democrats represents the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Fresno and the surrounding area through the Democratic Party.
For more info visit www.fresnostonewalldemocrats.org email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 559-266-9237
Two members of the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee were removed from membership for lack of attendance, pursuant to our Bylaws.
The two members — Jim Avalos of District 4, and Anna Ray of District 1 — violated the FCDCC’s attendance policy as stated in our Bylaws during the month of February 2016, with each individual missing more than the allowable number of meetings over the last term year, and with neither having an alternate attend in their place as stipulated in our Bylaws.
For more information, contact Fresno County Democrats at email@example.com.
From our friends at Perea for Mayor:
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