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26 Jan
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Commissioner Jones Wins Supreme Court Case!

We won another important victory for California consumers this week!

In a unanimous decision (7-0), the California Supreme Court rejected the insurance industry’s legal challenge to my authority to protect consumers.

The insurance industry sued me (Association of California Insurance Companies v. Jones) to strike down an important consumer protection regulation. The regulation requires home insurers that are providing estimates of home replacement costs to provide complete estimates of the cost to rebuild a home.

We issued this regulation when we learned, after fires that swept through California destroying thousands of homes, that many homeowners had less insurance than they needed to replace their homes. They had been given a misleading estimate from their insurer of the cost of replacing their home and so they got too little insurance, because the insurers’ estimates omitted certain of the significant expenses that are expected when rebuilding a home.

The insurance industry did not limit their challenge to this regulation, however. They sued me to eliminate my overall authority to issue consumer protection regulations.

We strongly defended our legal authority to protect consumers. And the Supreme Court agreed. The Supreme Court upheld my authority to issue regulations to protect consumers.

It is a real privilege to use my training and decades of experience as a lawyer to fight for Californians.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

DAVE JONES
Insurance Commissioner

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26 Jan
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This new administration is aggressively targeting our immigrant communities with executive orders designed to tear families apart and undermine our values as Americans. Kamala is working hard in Washington to fight back — and she needs your help.

Please add your name to our urgent petition if you’re willing to do everything you can to stand with our immigrant communities in California and across the country.

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Please take a short moment to read Kamala’s email from yesterday reacting to Donald Trump’s executive actions targeting immigrant families. Thanks for everything you do.

———— Original Message from Senator Kamala Harris ————

My friends –

As you know, I am on the front line of the fight in Washington to protect our immigrant communities from this new administration.

And today, President Trump escalated this struggle with a series of executive orders that will tear families apart while weakening our public safety and national security.

Here’s the deal: creating a deportation force to target immigrant families who are contributing to our society is not a show of strength. Asking taxpayers to pay for an unrealistic border wall is not a solution. And telling cities to deny public safety, education, and health services to kids and families is irresponsible and cruel.

Because of these executive orders, our nation is now less safe: immigrants will report fewer crimes, more families will live in fear, and our communities and local economies will suffer.

California has an outsized stake in this fight. No state has more immigrants than we do — both documented and undocumented. I intend to continue fighting back aggressively and speaking up for the vulnerable communities that are being attacked by this administration.

Can you add your name to our petition right now as a way of pledging to do everything you can to defend our brothers, sisters, and friends in the immigrant community?

In the face of these dishonorable actions by President Trump, we must continue to choose action and hope. We must fight together to undo the damage being done to our country by this administration.

In my first public appearance as your Senator, I chose with great purpose to be at the headquarters of the CHIRLA Action Fund, a nonprofit that fights for full inclusion of immigrant families throughout California.

As I said then, I want every immigrant in our state and around the country to know this: “Kamala está luchando por ti. Kamala is fighting for you.”

Right now is a time to dig deep and unite our communities to oppose the radical agenda that is being forced upon us. Millions of people are counting on us — will you take action today?

Add your name to mine: pledge today that you will stand with our immigrant communities against attempts to break up families through deportation forces, walls, and other attacks.

Thanks for everything you do. Stay engaged.

Fight on,

Kamala

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25 Jan
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A note on Trump’s executive orders

As you know, I am on the front line of the fight in Washington to protect our immigrant communities from this new administration.

And today, President Trump escalated this struggle with a series of executive orders that will tear families apart while weakening our public safety and national security.

Here’s the deal: creating a deportation force to target immigrant families who are contributing to our society is not a show of strength. Asking taxpayers to pay for an unrealistic border wall is not a solution. And telling cities to deny public safety, education, and health services to kids and families is irresponsible and cruel.

Because of these executive orders, our nation is now less safe: immigrants will report fewer crimes, more families will live in fear, and our communities and local economies will suffer.

California has an outsized stake in this fight. No state has more immigrants than we do — both documented and undocumented. I intend to continue fighting back aggressively and speaking up for the vulnerable communities that are being attacked by this administration.

can you add your name to our petition right now as a way of pledging to do everything you can to defend our brothers, sisters, and friends in the immigrant community?

In the face of these dishonorable actions by President Trump, we must continue to choose action and hope. We must fight together to undo the damage being done to our country by this administration.

In my first public appearance as your Senator, I chose with great purpose to be at the headquarters of the CHIRLA Action Fund, a nonprofit that fights for full inclusion of immigrant families throughout California.

As I said then, I want every immigrant in our state and around the country to know this: “Kamala está luchando por ti. Kamala is fighting for you.”

Right now is a time to dig deep and unite our communities to oppose the radical agenda that is being forced upon us. Millions of people are counting on us — will you take action today?

Add your name to mine: pledge today that you will stand with our immigrant communities against attempts to break up families through deportation forces, walls, and other attacks.

Thanks for everything you do. Stay engaged.

Fight on,

Kamala

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25 Jan
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Health Insurance Merger Blocked!

We did it!

The federal court has blocked the merger of health insurance giants Aetna and Humana.

Thanks to all who took the time to write, email or testify at our hearing on the merger. The testimony and evidence submitted at our hearing led me to formally request the United States Attorney General to sue to block the merger. And she did!

Just as we found in our hearing, the court ruled that the Aetna/Humana merger is bad for consumers. Our hearing found that this health insurance merger would lead to less choice, less competition, higher prices and lower quality of care.

Thanks again to all those who stood up and said “no” to the merger of these health insurers.

It’s a privilege to continue to serve you as Insurance Commissioner.

Sincerely,

DAVE JONES
Insurance Commissioner

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25 Jan
0

California is not turning back

This mor‌ning, Governor Jerry Brown laid out a bold vision of how California will continue to lead the nation in the fight for progress.

In his State of the State Address, Governor Brown spoke of all we have accomplished as a state — as well as the action we will continue to take on climate change, health care, immigration policy, and more.

No matter what happens in Washington, D.C., California Democrats are committed to fighting for our core values of truth, civility, and perseverance. Together, we will defend our communities and protect our accomplishments.

Add your name if you’re ready to get to work alongside Governor Brown, fighting for our values!

From closing a $27 billion dollar deficit, to providing health insurance to over five million more Californians, to becoming a leader in the global fight against climate change, California Democrats have made bold strides forward on the progressive issues that matter to California and to the nation.

The new challenges we face from Donald Trump’s administration and national Republicans will not stop us from fighting for our values.

Working together, we will continue to show the rest of the nation what progressive leadership looks like. As Governor Brown said this mo‌rning, “California is not turning back. Not now, not ever.”

Add your name today if you’re ready to get to work fighting for our values.

Thank you for being a part of this fight.

The CADEM Team

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