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Newsletter for the Week of Oct. 8 – Fresno County Democratic Party

 

The Election Approaches

Vote-by-mail ballots start going out this week. If you are a permanent absentee voter and don’t receive your ballot by Oct. 15, call 559-600-VOTE.

See the Democratic Party endorsements for candidates and ballot measures specific to your ballot at http://fresnocountydemocrats.org/liveballot/ . Enter your address and view all our recommendations. Thank you for supporting Democrats!

If voting by mail, return your ballot early.

Register to vote online at www.registertovote.ca.gov until Oct. 22.

If you miss that deadline, you can conditionally register and vote at the County Elections Office, 2221 Kern St., Fresno, after Oct. 22 through Nov. 6.

You can also vote in-person at the County Elections Office on weekdays from now through Election Day.

Election Day is Nov. 6. Vote at your polling place from 7 a.m.–8 p.m. Your polling place is listed on the back cover of your sample ballot.

If you or anyone you know has worries about transportation issues, the Democratic Party HQ has volunteers to take voters to the polls or pick up and deliver ballots to the Elections Office. Call 559-495-0606 to schedule a ride.

Vote NO on Prop 6

Many California Republicans have staked their campaigns on what they refer to as a promise to “repeal the gas tax.” This would be disastrous for our state. Roads and bridges need constant repair, and the fairest way to fund that is by establishing a user fee whereby those who drive on these roads contribute to maintaining them. The cost to do so is always increasing, particularly with the Trump administration’s new tariffs adding costs to imported construction supplies. Californians need to defeat Prop 6.

Prop 6 takes money away from bridge and road safety. Allowing Prop 6 to pass would undo Prop 69, which Californians passed in June. That proposition allocated the incoming money to fix roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure. If Prop 6 passes, that money disappears and Californians do not get what they voted for earlier this year.

Furthermore, Prop 6 requires that all future fuel and vehicle tax increases be submitted as a ballot measure rather than being addressed by the state legislature. Now that California is choosing to elect fewer and fewer Republicans, the red party has decided to try and take away power from our elected representatives. It is a a last-ditch effort to weaken our state republic.

                              The Central Valley, in particular, will suffer if Prop 6 passes, losing $2.3 billion needed to fix bridges, overpasses and crumbling road surfaces.

In Fresno County alone, this would cancel 44 bridge projects, 32 miles of Highway 99 repairs and a new Altamont Corridor Express service to Sacramento. Smaller towns and counties will suffer even more, losing out on needed local road repairs and bridge replacements.

California Professional Firefighters and the California Association of Highway Patrolmen oppose Prop 6 as do civil engineers, earthquake experts and public safety organizations.

Democrats at the Big Fresno Fair

This week, Fresno Democrats have an important presence at the Big Fresno Fair. Come on out and visit the Democratic Party booth to register to vote, meet the candidates, learn about volunteer opportunities at the Dem HQ, get information on candidates and propositions, or sign up to get our eNewsletter. This is a great opportunity to engage with other Democrats and experience one of the events that brings Fresnans together each year.

Volunteers Needed

We at your local Democratic Party need volunteers to help with getting out the vote for the upcoming election. At this time, we need people to help assemble papers and flyers for precinct walk packets. Even this small effort can be a great help as it provides our invaluable canvassers with the resources they need to help educate voters. The assembly activity will be hosted at the Democratic Party HQ (1035 U St., Fresno). If you are interested, call 559-495-0606 or fill out the volunteer form online at http://fresnocountydemocrats.org/make-a-difference-2/volunteer/ .

Candidate/Ballot Measure Signage

Pick up yard signs and posters for candidates and ballot measures at the Democratic Party HQ (1035 U St., Fresno). Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday. Call 559-495-0606 for more information.

Dolores Huerta Hosts Event for Aileen Rizo

Howard Watkins an d Dolores Huerta will host a fund-raiser reception for Assembly District 23 candidate Aileen Rizo on Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be appetizers, drinks and great company at Howard Watkins’ beautiful Fresno home.

Tickets can be purchased at the event (please RSVP by e-mail to info@aileenrizo.com if you prefer to pay by check) or at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/huertaandrizo .

TJ Cox Sanger Town Hall

On Oct. 15, Congressional District 21 candidate T.J. Cox will participate in a Town Hall in Sanger with citizens of the district. CD21 has a Latino supermajority and so is a major battleground in the fight for control of Congress. This community forum will be aired on Radio Bilingüe and KQED.

The T.J. Cox for Congress campaign thanks everyone who has already helped with the election effort. Cox campaign events this week:

Sanger Canvass

10/13/2018

9 am–3pm

Greenwood Park – Sanger, CA 93657

Norberto Gonzalez,

ngonzalez@cadem.org

Radio Bilingue/KQED Forum

10/15/2018

6 8pm

Sanger Women’s Club – 1602 7th St, Sanger, CA 93657

Phillip Vander Klay, phillip@tjcoxforcongress.com

Andrew Janz Events

The Janz Campaign is holding phone banks every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Janz himself will attend several events this week. There will be a Fresno Meet and Greet on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. and a Filipino-American Community Meet and Greet in Fresno on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. If you are interested in any of these activities, learn more at https://www.andrewjanzforcongress.com .

Promote and Protect the Vote

The California Democratic Party (CDP) has been protecting the rights of all voters and ensuring that every vote counts through our Promote and Protect the Vote (P2TV) Program since 1992.

Promote and Protect the Vote Hotline: (877) 321-VOTE (8683 )

If voters have questions or encounter issues with voting, or if your campaign/organization encounters issues relating to elections and voting, contact our hotline, which is operational from early October through Election Day:
Tuesday, Oct. 9, to Friday, Nov. 2 (weekdays 9 a.m. 6 p.m.)
Saturday, Nov. 3, through Monday, Nov. 5 (9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 6 (Election Day 6:30 a.m. 8 p.m.)

Hurtado Campaign Seeking Volunteers

The Hurtado for State Senate campaign is seeking volunteers to help with phone banks and participate in walks through the community. Phone banks are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. while the canvassing walks are held on Saturday and Sunday at various times between 10 am and 4 pm.

If interested, contact Victor Torres at victor@hurtadoforsenate.com or 559-970-4727, or Aaron Skaggs at aaron@hurtadoforsenate.com or 559-520-0493. Or visit the campaign’s Fresno headquarters in Van Ness Tower at 1055 N. Van Ness, Suite E.

Election Calendar

Voter Information Guides mailed: September 27–October 16

Vote-by-Mail ballots mailing period: October 8–October 30

Last day to register to vote: October 22

Last day to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot: October 30

New Citizen Voter Registration (extension): October 23–November 6 (new citizens are exempt from the normal registration deadline)

Election Day: November 6

 

The Election Approaches

Vote-by-mail ballots start going out this week. If you are a permanent absentee voter and don’t receive your ballot by Oct. 15, call 559-600-VOTE.

See the Democratic Party endorsements for candidates and ballot measures specific to your ballot at http://fresnocountydemocrats.org/liveballot/ . Enter your address and view all our recommendations. Thank you for supporting Democrats!

If voting by mail, return your ballot early.

Register to vote online at www.registertovote.ca.gov until Oct. 22.

If you miss that deadline, you can conditionally register and vote at the County Elections Office, 2221 Kern St., Fresno, after Oct. 22 through Nov. 6.

You can also vote in-person at the County Elections Office on weekdays from now through Election Day.

Election Day is Nov. 6. Vote at your polling place from 7 a.m.–8 p.m. Your polling place is listed on the back cover of your sample ballot.

If you or anyone you know has worries about transportation issues, the Democratic Party HQ has volunteers to take voters to the polls or pick up and deliver ballots to the Elections Office. Call 559-495-0606 to schedule a ride.

Vote NO on Prop 6

Many California Republicans have staked their campaigns on what they refer to as a promise to “repeal the gas tax.” This would be disastrous for our state. Roads and bridges need constant repair, and the fairest way to fund that is by establishing a user fee whereby those who drive on these roads contribute to maintaining them. The cost to do so is always increasing, particularly with the Trump administration’s new tariffs adding costs to imported construction supplies. Californians need to defeat Prop 6.

Prop 6 takes money away from bridge and road safety. Allowing Prop 6 to pass would undo Prop 69, which Californians passed in June. That proposition allocated the incoming money to fix roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure. If Prop 6 passes, that money disappears and Californians do not get what they voted for earlier this year.

Furthermore, Prop 6 requires that all future fuel and vehicle tax increases be submitted as a ballot measure rather than being addressed by the state legislature. Now that California is choosing to elect fewer and fewer Republicans, the red party has decided to try and take away power from our elected representatives. It is a a last-ditch effort to weaken our state republic.

                              The Central Valley, in particular, will suffer if Prop 6 passes, losing $2.3 billion needed to fix bridges, overpasses and crumbling road surfaces.

In Fresno County alone, this would cancel 44 bridge projects, 32 miles of Highway 99 repairs and a new Altamont Corridor Express service to Sacramento. Smaller towns and counties will suffer even more, losing out on needed local road repairs and bridge replacements.

California Professional Firefighters and the California Association of Highway Patrolmen oppose Prop 6 as do civil engineers, earthquake experts and public safety organizations.

Democrats at the Big Fresno Fair

This week, Fresno Democrats have an important presence at the Big Fresno Fair. Come on out and visit the Democratic Party booth to register to vote, meet the candidates, learn about volunteer opportunities at the Dem HQ, get information on candidates and propositions, or sign up to get our eNewsletter. This is a great opportunity to engage with other Democrats and experience one of the events that brings Fresnans together each year.

Volunteers Needed

We at your local Democratic Party need volunteers to help with getting out the vote for the upcoming election. At this time, we need people to help assemble papers and flyers for precinct walk packets. Even this small effort can be a great help as it provides our invaluable canvassers with the resources they need to help educate voters. The assembly activity will be hosted at the Democratic Party HQ (1035 U St., Fresno). If you are interested, call 559-495-0606 or fill out the volunteer form online at http://fresnocountydemocrats.org/make-a-difference-2/volunteer/ .

Candidate/Ballot Measure Signage

Pick up yard signs and posters for candidates and ballot measures at the Democratic Party HQ (1035 U St., Fresno). Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday. Call 559-495-0606 for more information.

Dolores Huerta Hosts Event for Aileen Rizo

Howard Watkins an d Dolores Huerta will host a fund-raiser reception for Assembly District 23 candidate Aileen Rizo on Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be appetizers, drinks and great company at Howard Watkins’ beautiful Fresno home.

Tickets can be purchased at the event (please RSVP by e-mail to info@aileenrizo.com if you prefer to pay by check) or at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/huertaandrizo .

TJ Cox Sanger Town Hall

On Oct. 15, Congressional District 21 candidate T.J. Cox will participate in a Town Hall in Sanger with citizens of the district. CD21 has a Latino supermajority and so is a major battleground in the fight for control of Congress. This community forum will be aired on Radio Bilingüe and KQED.

The T.J. Cox for Congress campaign thanks everyone who has already helped with the election effort. Cox campaign events this week:

Sanger Canvass

10/13/2018

9 am–3pm

Greenwood Park – Sanger, CA 93657

Norberto Gonzalez,

ngonzalez@cadem.org

Radio Bilingue/KQED Forum

10/15/2018

6 8pm

Sanger Women’s Club – 1602 7th St, Sanger, CA 93657

Phillip Vander Klay, phillip@tjcoxforcongress.com

Andrew Janz Events

The Janz Campaign is holding phone banks every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Janz himself will attend several events this week. There will be a Fresno Meet and Greet on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. and a Filipino-American Community Meet and Greet in Fresno on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. If you are interested in any of these activities, learn more at https://www.andrewjanzforcongress.com .

Promote and Protect the Vote

The California Democratic Party (CDP) has been protecting the rights of all voters and ensuring that every vote counts through our Promote and Protect the Vote (P2TV) Program since 1992.

Promote and Protect the Vote Hotline: (877) 321-VOTE (8683 )

If voters have questions or encounter issues with voting, or if your campaign/organization encounters issues relating to elections and voting, contact our hotline, which is operational from early October through Election Day:
Tuesday, Oct. 9, to Friday, Nov. 2 (weekdays 9 a.m. 6 p.m.)
Saturday, Nov. 3, through Monday, Nov. 5 (9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 6 (Election Day 6:30 a.m. 8 p.m.)

Hurtado Campaign Seeking Volunteers

The Hurtado for State Senate campaign is seeking volunteers to help with phone banks and participate in walks through the community. Phone banks are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. while the canvassing walks are held on Saturday and Sunday at various times between 10 am and 4 pm.

If interested, contact Victor Torres at victor@hurtadoforsenate.com or 559-970-4727, or Aaron Skaggs at aaron@hurtadoforsenate.com or 559-520-0493. Or visit the campaign’s Fresno headquarters in Van Ness Tower at 1055 N. Van Ness, Suite E.

Election Calendar

Voter Information Guides mailed: September 27–October 16

Vote-by-Mail ballots mailing period: October 8–October 30

Last day to register to vote: October 22

Last day to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot: October 30

New Citizen Voter Registration (extension): October 23–November 6 (new citizens are exempt from the normal registration deadline)

Election Day: November 6

 

 

 

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11 Oct
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Valadao has no record to run on.

We wanted to make sure you got this news, Michael.

David Valadao just launched another attack ad against TJ Cox in a last-ditch effort to hold his seat.

From the get-go, TJ made it clear to me, our staff, and all our grassroots supporter that this would be a positive campaign focused on the issues that matter to us here at home. That ’’ s why he ’’ s so focused on health care access, protecting Medicare, ending the trade war, and taking on special interests in Washington.

We ’’ re going to continue running a campaign around our local values, but TJ isn ’’ t taking any corporate PAC money and we need your support to fight back and make sure voters know the truth. Can you chip in a donation today?

$10 > > > > $35 > > > > $50 > > > >

Here ’’ s the truth: David Valadao doesn ’’ t have much of a record to run on. And he ’’ s sided with Donald Trump 99% of the time because his special interest donors demand it from him. This is NOT the kind of representation our communities needs.

Michael — chip in a donation and make sure that TJ Cox has the resources the fight back against Valadao ’’ s cheap attacks and make sure we have the resources to fight back > > > >

Thanks for your support,

Francois Genard
Campaign Manager

Donate

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11 Oct
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Come Meet District 3 City Council Candidates

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10 Oct
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California is a leader in election cybersecurity

Michael —

In California, we’re working diligently to keep our elections both secure and accessible. After all, the right to vote is one of the fundamental rights of our democracy.

Even prior to 2016, California put in place a number of policies that have served us well: voting systems are tested and certified before being used by counties, we require paper ballots and a voter verified paper audit trail, we prohibit voting machines from being connected to the internet, and we require each county to conduct a post-election audit after every election.

But in 2016, we saw an unprecedented effort to interfere in our elections and undermine our democracy. And despite the unanimous findings by our nation’s intelligence community, Trump refuses to hold Putin accountable or take meaningful action to prevent future interference. Meanwhile, Republican leaders in Congress also refuse to act, even killing proposals to provide states additional funding for election cybersecurity.

We can’t afford to wait while Trump and Congress refuse to act, so we took matters into our own hands. While there is zero evidence of any hack or breach of California’s elections in 2016, many California voters experienced the massive disinformation campaigns that created confusion and doubt in our elections.

Governor Brown and the Legislature have stepped up and approved $134 million in the current year budget for voting system upgrades and replacement. And they appropriated an additional $3 million for the Creation of the Office of Election Cybersecurity and the Office of Enterprise Risk Management within the Secretary of State’s office.

But elections across the country continue to be at risk. Will you sign my petition calling on Congress to do more and invest more to secure our elections and defend our democracy?

Sign the petition

As my colleague, Secretary of State Steve Simon of Minnesota, puts it, “election cybersecurity is like running a race without a finish line.

California is doing everything we can to protect our elections this November, but we can’t do it alone — we’re all in this together.

The first thing every voter should do is verify your voter registration information. In California, you can do it easily by going to voterstatus.sos.ca.gov

If you need to register to vote or update your registration, go to registertovote.ca.gov, but you need to do so no later than October 22nd.

Most importantly, defend our democracy by participating in it. This general election, vote. Vote with confidence. Vote in person or vote by mail, but make sure you vote.

And just like at the airport, if you see something, say something. You can report suspicious activity whether it’s on social media or at your polling place by calling the Secretary of State’s voter hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

Thank you for your continued support,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State

Sign the petition

 

PAID FOR BY ALEX PADILLA FOR SECRETARY OF STATE 2018

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10 Oct
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Devin Nunes Won’t Debate Janz in CA-22


Devin Nunes Won’t Debate Janz in CA-22

Fresno, CA (October 10th, 2018) – Andrew Janz’s campaign for California’s 22nd Congressional District has demanded an open and public debate to discuss the issues important to Central Valley voters and each candidate’s plan to address those issues. As of this date, Andrew Janz has accepted every offer to debate hosted by the following organizations:

  • Fox News KMPH 26
  • NBC KSEE 24
  • League of Women Voters
  • Faith in the Valley
  • Radio Bilingue
  • Fresno City College Professors

Devin Nunes and his campaign have not responded to any of these offers, he refuses to hold public events, and hasn’t held a town hall since 2010.

 

“The people of California’s 22nd district deserve an open and honest discussion from both candidates in this race. Sadly, my opponent does not feel it his obligation to speak to the public or address any of their concerns before this important election. My offer still stand, I will debate Devin Nunes anytime, anywhere.” said Andrew Janz

 

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Andrew Janz was raised in Visalia and is running for Congress against Devin Nunes in California’s 22nd Congressional District. Andrew’s campaigning on water for the valley, more jobs, protecting social security and medicaid, and fighting corruption in Washington. Andrew Janz is 34 years old and resides in Fresno with his wife Heather and their two dogs.

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10 Oct
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ON THE AIR: Valadao attack ads


TJ Cox for Congress

We need your help.

RIGHT NOW: With financial help from special interests that include the pharmaceutical industry, the NRA, and Koch industries, David Valadao is up on the air in California’s 21st district with misleading attack ads against Democrat TJ Cox.

 

We’re pushing back on Valadao’s false narrative on the airwaves and at folks’ doorsteps to make sure Democrats and undecided voters in the Central Valley know the truth about TJ Cox’s record of service and platform, but as it stands we are being significantly outspent.

 

 

If you’ve saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:

Thanks for your support,

 

Team TJ

 

Donate

 

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10 Oct
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New climate report says catastrophic warming could happen in 2030

 

A new UN report out this week issued a dire warning: if we don’t take action soon to prevent global warming, we could reach catastrophic temperature levels as soon as 12 years from now.

 

But despite the urgency of the challenge we’re facing, President Trump is continuing to bury his head in the sand and roll back crucial efforts to stem climate change.

 

Not on our watch. I’m doing everything I can to defend California’s efforts to stop climate change and force the federal government to act. Are you with me?

Contribute $5 now to help me win in November and keep fighting climate change.

We’ve sued the EPA 12 times since I took office as Attorney General to defend our clean air and water laws and preserve the progress President Obama made on climate change.

 

When President Trump’s EPA rolled back Obama-era rules lowering carbon emissions from vehicles, we defended our clean car standards.

 

We forced the EPA to stop delaying a rule that prevents methane pollution. We successfully fought to keep high-polluting trucks off our roads.

And we’re not done fighting yet — not as long as I’m still in office. Pitch in $5 now to help me keeping fighting climate change.

Thank you,

 

Xavier

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