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15 Mar
0

House GOP Bill is a Disaster

The numbers don’t lie. The House GOP bill is a disaster.

24 Million Americans lose their healthcare with the House Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis.

In addition to 24 Million Americans losing healthcare, the House GOP bill increases prices for older Americans and ordinary working people. Health insurers will be allowed to charge older Americans five times more than anybody else.

The House GOP bill reduces the amount of federal premium assistance provided to most families and individuals buying health insurance through exchange marketplaces, making their health insurance unaffordable. And it eliminates the Medicaid program for single poor adults while reducing the amount of federal assistance for families with children, older Americans and the disabled under Medicaid.

And if this was not bad enough, it confers $600 Billion in tax breaks to the wealthiest among us. And cuts funding for Planned Parenthood and eliminates other important benefits. Simply put, the House GOP bill breaks every promise made by the President and GOP leadership to provide quality health insurance to everyone.

We can stop this terrible bill if enough of us take the time to call and write House Republican members of Congress. Call them at: (202) 224-3121. Forward this email to friends, post and share it on social media, take a moment to call and email House Republican members of Congress and urge your friends, family and colleagues to do so.

The House GOP bill will undo six years of progress in California and throughout the nation to reduce the uninsured by half. Take a moment today and let House Republicans know we won’t stand for them taking away the healthcare of millions.

Thank you for the privilege of serving as California’s Insurance Commissioner.

Sincerely,

DAVE JONES
Insurance Commissioner

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13 Mar
0

Reminder of events this week and next

Friday, March 17, CSUF CineCulture and WILPF will present RiverBlue at 5:30 p.m., in honor of World Water Day, March 22. Ever wonder what things were used to make those fashion jeans you love to wear? The shocking truth is that, through harsh chemical manufacturing process and irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical wastes, jeans and leather fashion purses have probably contributed to the destruction of major world rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival. Hopefully, the film will act as a catalyst for us to demand significant change in the textile industry. Buying sustainable clothing sends a strong message to its manufacturers.
CineCulture films are screened in the CSUF Peters Ed Center Auditorium, next to Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building. Free parking after 4 P.M. Friday.

Monday, March 20th at 6:30 p.m. at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness (SE corner of Van Ness and McKinley) The film FALL AND WINTER directed and co-produced by Matt Anderson. This film is an epic and spectacularly photographed journey across the U.S. in search of what is causing our unfolding global crisis. Pollution, droughts and diminishing resources now threaten the very engine driving these catastrophes: civilization itself. Massive dislocations are manifesting in our lifetime, and our world will never be the same.

This is not a story of despair but rather a rallying effort to find our way back towards harmony with nature. FALL AND WINTER uncovers ingenious new strategies for the future while drawing on past wisdom; it is a survival guide for the 21st century. Director and co-producer: Matt Anderson. Cast includes: Grace Lee Boggs, Michael Parenti, Ed Narango, Marilyn Woodhouse, John Zersan and many others. Film is free and open to the public; wheelchair accessible. For more information call our Center at (559) 237-3223 Mon-Fri 11-3.

Thursday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness (SE corner of Van Ness and McKinley) The film FALL AND WINTER directed and co-produced by Matt Anderson. This film is an epic and spectacularly photographed journey across the U.S. in search of what is causing our unfolding global crisis. Pollution, droughts and diminishing resources now threaten the very engine driving these catastrophes: civilization itself. Massive dislocations are manifesting in our lifetime, and our world will never be the same.

This is not a story of despair but rather a rallying effort to find our way back towards harmony with nature. FALL AND WINTER uncovers ingenious new strategies for the future while drawing on past wisdom; it is a survival guide for the 21st century. Director and co-producer: Matt Anderson. Cast includes: Grace Lee Boggs, Michael Parenti, Ed Narango, Marilyn Woodhouse, John Zersan and many others. Film is free and open to the public; wheelchair accessible. For more information call our Center at (559) 237-3223 Mon-Fri 11-3.

Saturday, April 1 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. come out to the Cambridge Avenue Block Sale 704 E. Cambridge. Our Center for Nonviolence has been invited by Joan Hughes to use her front yard to sell books and other items during the Annual Cambridge Block Sale on Saturday, April 1st. The address is: 704 E. Cambridge. Please come and shop and help us raise money for the Center. If you have any items that we can sell, please email angela.price41@comcast.net or just bring them to the Center Mon-Fri 11 – 3. For more information call (559)237-3223.

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13 Mar
0

Fire Richard Cordray?

Trump and his Wall Street advisors are “looking at every angle” for ways to fire the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

His name is Richard Cordray. As the head of the CFPB, he developed new lending standards designed to prevent another financial crisis and enforced laws that prevent big banks from using shady, predatory practices to deceive you or someone you care about. His work has made him many enemies on Wall Street.

If they succeed, they will be able to replace Cordray with someone who can dismantle the agency from the inside, destroying one of the few checks of power left on Donald Trump and the big banks.

We cannot allow that to happen, which is why I’m asking:

Can you add your name to our petition demanding Trump retain Cordray and stop his shortsighted attacks on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

SIGN OUR PETITION »

The CFPB is the brainchild of my friend Elizabeth Warren, who designed the agency to get “the tricks and traps out of mortgages, credit cards, and other financial products.”

Since then, they’ve returned more than $12 billion to working people who were cheated by the big banks.

The creation of the agency is one of the landmarks of President Obama’s time in office. Republicans hate it and special interests fear it because protecting you and your family from fraud means Wall Street executives can’t pocket millions of dollars from their scams.

That’s why we cannot allow Trump and Wall Street special interests to fire Cordray and gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Add your name to my urgent petition in support of the CFPB and the progress we have made on protecting consumers, like you and me.

No matter what happens, I am going to keep fighting in Washington to build an economy that works for everyone and a government that defends the voiceless and vulnerable in our society. I’m very glad you’re a part of this movement.

Fight on,

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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12 Mar
0

CDP Chair Candidate Debate April 2nd


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


 

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11 Mar
0

FUSD Education Summit

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