13 Sep

Esswein Campaign hosting ‘Take Back Our Valley’ barbecue and silent auction Sept. 18

From the campaign of Michael Esswein for California’s 29th Assembly District:

Join Democratic community activists, leaders and elected officials for a barbecue and silent auction, in support of Michael Esswein’s run for the 29th Assembly District. Help us take back our valley this November!

To be hosted by Kenneth Bobu, the barbecue is scheduled 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at 2740 Heritage Avenue in Clovis. There is no cost to attend.

To attend, RSVP to Craig Turpin at (559) 285-4933.

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13 Sep

West Fresno Democratic Club to host Potluck Picnic Sept. 18

From our friends at the West Fresno Democratic Club comes this invitation:

Members of the WFDC enjoy last year's picnic.

The West Fresno Democratic Club invites you to its annual Potluck Picnic, scheduled 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Eucalyptus Grove at Fresno’s Roeding Park, near Olive Avenue.

Refreshments provided by the WFDC, along with games, picture taking, information table, and loads of fun!

Several local politicians have pledged to stop by to celebrate with us as we unite with family and friends, reconnect, and recharge our efforts as community activists to get as many Democrats elected as possible this Nov. 2.

There is a $5 entrance fee into the park.  Hope to see you there!

Sincerely, Mikki Addison
President, West Fresno Democratic Club

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08 Sep

Brown and Whitman to debate Oct. 2 in Fresno

Voters will now have at least three chances to watch the gubernatorial candidates go head to head off on the issues before the Nov. 2 election.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown today said he has accepted an invitation to debate Republican rival Meg Whitman on Oct. 2. The debate, sponsored by the Fresno Bee and Spanish-language network Univision, will be held at Fresno State University at 11 a.m. and broadcast on Univision at 4 p.m. that day. Whitman had already agreed to participate.

The RSVP comes after a series of editorials in the Fresno Bee urging Brown to RSVP yes to the debate. In a statement announcing the decision, Brown called for another debate to be scheduled in the Los Angeles area.

Both candidates have also agreed to attend a Sept. 28 debate sponsored by the Sacramento Bee, the University of California at Davis, KCRA and Capital Public Radio and an Oct. 12 debate at San Rafael’s Dominican University, sponsored by NBC Universal.

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05 Sep

Stonewall Democrats to discuss bylaws and campaigns at next meeting Sept. 8

From our friends at the Fresno Stonewall Democrats comes this:

Fresno Stonewall Democrats will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Carrow’s Restaurant, 4280 N. Blackstone at Ashlan in Fresno. Dinner and social 6 P.M; meeting 7 P.M. We will be discussing ongoing campaign activities for the November general election as well as changes to our bylaws regarding endorsement of ballot initiatives and support of candidates.

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 information email or phone (559) 266-9237.

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03 Sep

CaDem Progressive Caucus to host ‘Solidarity Summit’ Sept. 25-26

From our friends at the California Democratic Party’s Progressive Caucus comes this:

The Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party and the College Democrats will host a two-day gathering of progressive Democrats from around the state, scheduled Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26, on the Fresno State University campus, to help shape the future of the Progressive Caucus and Party in California. There will be opportunities for progressives to learn and share ideas with others from the area and throughout the state. Speakers include:

  • Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus; and
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN)

All interested progressives are invited to attend. Check our website at for details, reservations and updates. There is no cost to attend.

For reservations, contact them via e-mail at

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03 Sep

FCDCC endorses Peace Fresno’s ‘Peace Community Meeting and Dinner,’ scheduled Sept. 11

At its regular meeting Wednesday, Sept. 1, the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee voted to endorse the ‘Peace Community Meeting and Dinner,’ sponsored by Peace Fresno and scheduled 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2672 E. Alluvial Ave., in Clovis. From Peace Fresno, here are the details:

Peace Fresno is hosting a meeting and dinner to bring together Central Valley peace and justice activists, to strategize, energize, and decide local actions to bring our troops home, end wars, occupations, and drone attacks in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.

Reserve your seat now for the meeting and dinner for $10. Make your check payable to ‘Peace Fresno’ and mail it to:

Peace Fresno
P.O. Box 5115
Fresno, CA 93755

Please write ‘Peace Dinner’ and the names of attendees on the memo line.

For more information, call Peace Fresno at (559) 487-2515, or visit the groups website at

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25 Aug

Costa, Perea and Rubio invite you to celebrate Grand Opening of their Fresno campaign office Aug. 28

The campaigns of Jim Costa, Michael Rubio and Henry T. Perea invite you to attend an event celebrating the Grand Opening of their new Fresno campaign office, located at 1901 Fulton Street, Suite 111, at the Iron Bird Lofts in Fresno.

The event is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the new office, and will include a walk in support of the three candidates. A light lunch and refreshments will be served in the afternoon following the walk.

For more information, contact Erica or Raj at (559) 222-1766.

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