27 Jun

My weekend

*** No Candidate for U.S. Senate has been endorsed by the CDP ***


I’m so heartened by your generosity after Melahat’s email, but we still have a ways to go.

Hitting that $10,000 goal is the only way our campaign will be successful between now and November. Your support so far has allowed me to focus on the critical issues facing our nation.

This weekend, I was proud to stand with families and children in Otay Mesa protesting outside of a detention center. I was also proud to march in San Francisco’s Pride Parade.

I commit to wearing out many pairs of shoes between now and November all over this state, wherever I can add our voice and call attention to important issues.

I hope my team and I can count on you to help us hit our $10,000 goal – please chip in whatever you can afford:

Thank you for everything,





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25 Jun

We’re suing…

*** No candidate for Attorney General has been endorsed by the CDP ***

Don’t be fooled by Donald Trump’s new executive order supposedly on family separations. It’s empty and meaningless.

Because of Trump’s heartless “zero tolerance” policy, there are still some 2,300 children separated from their parents.

We’re ready to take action.

Today we announced we’re suing the Trump Administration, taking them to court for failing to provide any legitimate reasons for such a cruel policy.

I’m worried not just about the health and wellbeing of children distanced from their parents today but about the long-term impact, too.

Along with 10 states, we’re going to court and seeking a process to reunite families as quickly as possible.

Parents in America have the right to be with their children.

Please invite anyone who may have been impacted by the Administration’s inhumane action to write me on Facebook here.


Thank You,


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25 Jun

Does he seriously have to ask?

*** TJ Cox has been endorsed for CD-21 by the CDP ***

TJ Cox for Congress

This is rich,

This week, David Valadao’s government office sent out an email soliciting input on Trump’s “zero-tolerance” border policy that separated children from parents.

Take a look:

But here’s the kicker: As reported in the Fresno Bee, there was NO option in the survey to respond: “no, don’t separate children from their parents at the border.”

Valadao’s been tainted by Washington if he truly needs a survey to tell him that Central Valley families are disgusted at the idea of ripping kids away from their families. If you can’t call out cruelty when you see it, you don’t belong in Congress.

We need to hold this President accountable, and it’s time we had a representative that understand our values. Can you sign on to our letter telling David Valadao how we feel about his inaction?

Sign the letter →

Thanks for adding your voice.

TJ Cox


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25 Jun

New LA Times poll!

*** No candidate for U.S. Senate has been endorsed by the CDP ***

A new poll shows our campaign has a clear opening to win, and we’re setting a $10,000 goal before the end of quarter on June 30 to ensure it happens.

Chip in whatever you can afford >>

Our plan to win in November begins right now.

While Kevin is on the front lines of our current immigration fight, as finance director, I’m making sure that we have the resources we need to run the kind of general election campaign Californians deserve.

According to a new LA Times Dornsife poll, Senator Feinstein is only receiving 36% of likely voters’ support, even after spending $5 million in the primary. 

The California electorate is clearly questioning whether the status quo in Washington, D.C. works for them. They want to elect someone who will move policies in D.C. that benefit everyone, and Kevin’s message is clearly resonating.

That’s why I’m setting a goal for raising $10,000 before the end of quarter on June 30th — please chip in what you can afford to help us get there.

Our country’s current immigration debate crystalizes why we must send Kevin to the US Senate.

California must be at the heart of our national progressive movement, and it needs a Senator like Kevin — who has lived and breathed our values — to ensure it gets heard in Washington.

This end of quarter will shape the future of our campaign.

I hope I can count on you to chip in.






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25 Jun

Councilwoman Soria Secures Two Bike Patrol Officers for the Tower District!

E-News Alert

Councilwoman Soria Secures Two Bike Patrol Officers for the Tower District

(Fresno)- After 3 years of negotiating and advocating to keep our communities safer, Councilwoman Esmeralda Soria, rallied unanimous support of the Fresno City Council to dedicate two Fresno Police Department Bike Officers to the Tower District. Chief Dyer stated the bike units will be reporting for duty effective Sunday, July 1, 2018.

“My office has been working hard, to bring more police officers to our community, to improve safety. In addition, to securing two new bike patrol officers, we have also recently opened a Tower District Police Department Satellite office,” said Councilwoman Soria. “We will increase safety in our neighborhoods and protect our local businesses. This is a long time coming but we have more work to do to ensure the safety of our residents.”

Councilwoman Esmeralda Soria represents Fresno City Council District 1, which includes the Tower District, Fresno High and communities as far north as Shaw which includes Inspiration Park west of Highway 99.

Contact our office with any questions at (559) 621-7816 or at

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25 Jun

Your CDP Weekly Update

Weekly Update – 6.22.18

It’s been another productive week for Your CDP Team. See below for a recap of this weeks activities. 

Organize! Organize! Organize! (And Get Hot At The End).

That’s been a mantra of our compatriots in the Labor Movement for decades. And its a mantra we embraced last year when we began deploying organizers to the key battleground districts throughout California. 

We were on the ground almost immediately after Chair Bauman took office.

By the end of the Primary, we had deployed almost two dozen organizers in key districts. 

Our organizing team worked on protests and town halls. They forged connections with Democrats and groups like Swing Left, Indivisible and Labor Unions.  They put together trainings so our activists can build up skillsets. They did everything they could to get the Big Blue Wave rolling in California and the results are clear:

  • Turnout is up over 10 percent from 2014, with many votes still being counted 
  • Democrats have a candidate in every Congressional District despite the real threat of Top Two Shutouts in key districts
  • We already picked up a State Assembly seat in San Diego
  • National forecasters have moved several seat rating towards Democrats

Chair Bauman and Your CDP Team are incredibly proud of these successes. The hard work of our organizing team and our activists has made sure that California is in the best possible position to help take back the House for Democrats.

Family Separation

Vice Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker and Chair Bauman released the following statement on Trump’s kidnapping of Border Children:

“The images of children screaming and begging for their parents, locked up in cages like animals, will haunt our nation for generations just as those images of Japanese Americans locked up in internment camps continues to haunt us today. Trump is taking children hostage a tactic even the Mafia wouldn’t embrace. These photos will be remembered in the sad annals of American tragedies alongside the slave trade and the Trail of Tears for the disgusting lack of humanity they sow. 

Kidnapping children and using them as political pawns is un-American. It goes against everything this country is supposed to stand for. It’s appalling on every possible level, beginning with our morals and our faith. We must oppose this policy as vocally and forcefully as an earlier generation spoke out against slavery.

Democrats everywhere must call their Senators and Representatives to demand these children be reunited with their parents. History has shown us time and again that societies whither away to the dustbins of history when they stop caring for the safety and well-being of children. This is a moment where our basic humanity as a nation is on the line, and we must not fail.”

Brown is the New White

Dont miss Stephen Phillips, author of Brown is the New White, at our July Executive Board Meeting Luncheon.

Hell be discussing the extraordinary demographic changes that are making a new American Majority.

UPDATE: Tickets for the Luncheon have sold out.

Happy Birthday DIFi!

Your CDP Team is delighted to wish Senator Dianne Feinstein a Happy 85th Birthday! And in honor of our Senior Senator, here’s our favorite article from the Onion:


136 days until the Election!

–CDP Weekly Update


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20 Jun

How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border

ACTION ALERT: How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border

At HOPE, we are morally opposed to the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which has resulted in the separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents at the Southern U.S. border. As a nation we have always protected the integrity and sanctity of family. The Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents is cruel and un-American and must stop immediately. 

As an organization dedicated to the economic and political parity of Latinas and the health and welfare of families, we stand with the president of the American Academy Pediatrics – this abuse of children must end.

HOPE is monitoring this rapidly-changing political situation and news has just broken that the White House may be drafting an executive action to stop family separations. We encourage the President to take this step. Our voices are needed now until there is an end to this devastating policy once and for all.

We are committed to taking action and offer the following list of resources you can use to take action today. We hope you will join us.



·        Call your U.S. Senator: the government will bend to public pressure, make sure your representative know you will not stand for the practice of needlessly separating children from their parents.

·        March on June 30th: pledge to join #FamiliesBelongTogether actions around the country and in Washington D.C. Find an event near you here.


·        Register to vote and vote on November 6th for representatives who believe and uphold policies and institutions that protect migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

·       Make sure your friends and family are registered to vote. Let’s make our voice heard.


·        Volunteer to help families or other detained immigrants through the Immigration Justice Campaign.

·        If you are an attorney, an interpreter, or fluent in a second language, call legal service providers to volunteer your services. Find a list here.

·        Find out how you can foster children in need of a safe, stable home through the United States Conference on Catholic Bishops or the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

·        Consider becoming a detention visitation volunteer.


·        Al Otro Lado is a binational organization that works to offer legal services to deportees and migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, including deportee parents whose children remain in the U.S.

·        CARA—a consortium of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association—provides legal services at family detention centers.

·        Kids in Need of Defense works to ensure that kids do not appear in immigration court without representation, and to lobby for policies that advocate for children’s legal interests. Donate here.

·        RAICES is the largest immigration nonprofit in Texas offering free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children and families. Donate here and sign up as a volunteer here.

·        Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights works for the rights of children in immigration proceedings.

·        The Kino Border Initiative which provides humanitarian aid to refugees and migrants on both sides of the border has a list of supplies they can use to help migrants and families staying in the communities they serve.

·        The National Immigrant Justice Center represents and advocates for detained adults and children facing removal, supports efforts at the border, and represents parents in the interior who have been separated from their families as a result of aggressive enforcement.

·       Donate to Immigrant Defenders Law Center, the only local organization working with shelters in California that have unaccompanied minors.

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