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22 Aug
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Every American Deserves Clean Air

BobDerlet

Every American deserves clean fresh air. Without current clean air standards, our lifespans would be much shorter, and many of us would spend time in local Emergency Rooms with respiratory problems.

Unhealthy, dirty air does even more than send us off the the Emergency Room.  The evidence is out!  Polluted air increases the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s in our older  population.  It impacts the ability of our children to do well in school.

My opponent, Tom McClintock,  has consistently voted against clean air measures. In fact, he has voted to make it legal for big corporations like oil and coal to pollute even more by decreasing the standards we currently have protecting our citizens,

As a doctor, I care about your health.   I pledge to fight for clean air and to give the Environmental Protection Agency  the teeth it needs to do its job and continue protecting you and your families.

I thank you for your support of my campaign. Please  donate what you can  to help make my campaign  for US Congress a success.

I ask for your Vote on November 8.

Thank You!
Bob

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20 Aug
0

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Statement of California Democratic Party Executive Director Chris Masami Myers on Democrats’ Record-High Voter Registration

SACRAMENTO – Democratic voter registration is at an all-time high of 8.2 million, and Democrats now hold an 18-point voter lead over Republicans.

Republicans’ divisive and failed leadership in California has eroded their support 12 percent since 1992, when the gap between the parties was just 7 points. California Democrats have gained the voter lead in Stanislaus, Riverside, Nevada, Mono, and Trinity counties since 2014.

California Democratic Party Executive Director Chris Masami Myers released the following statement:

“Democrats’ effective management of the state budget crisis and unwavering support for job and wage growth has restored California’s credit rating to the best in 15 years and created more than 2 million jobs. That’s the leadership Californians want to see, not the 100-day late budgets and economic crisis when Republicans ran our state.

“Donald Trump has denied California’s drought, tried to profit off the housing crisis, and stiffed hundreds of small businesses. California Republicans in Congress and the Legislature are some of Donald Trump’s strongest supporters, and voters will remember that in November.”

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19 Aug
0

Morally Wrong

KamalaHarris

Fresno Dem club –

 

Private prisons are morally wrong — and they’re a rotten deal for American taxpayers. We should not incentivize large corporations to profit off the incarceration of millions of people in this country.

 

That’s why I was encouraged to see the Department of Justice’s decision to phase out the use of private prisons over the next five years after concluding that they “…are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government.”

 

This is an important step forward. But it’s also not enough.

 

We can’t rest until we have ended the use of private prisons that profit from mass incarceration and deportation nationwide, which is why I’m asking:

 

Can you sign your name to our petition in support of stopping private prisons run by corporations from profiting off of mass incarceration and deportation?

 

A study from 2015 found that inmates assigned to private prisons were more likely to remain in prison longer and that they were more likely to end up back in prison. These facts are in direct opposition to claims made by the prison industry.

So why waste taxpayer dollars on a system that is both morally wrong and clearly not working? The answer is simple: money.

 

The private prison industry spends obscene amounts of money on campaign contributions and lobbying to convince politicians that it’s in the best interest of our communities to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on private prison contracts. In reality, these prison contracts only benefit the corporations that run them.

 

The only way we’re going to implement meaningful, “smart on crime” criminal justice reform that actually addresses mass incarceration is by coming together to challenge these corporations directly, just as I’ve done by taking on other powerful special interests in California.

 

That’s why I’m hoping you’ll join me today in taking action:

 

Add your name to mine if you believe we must end the use of private prisons in the United States.

 

As a career prosecutor, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating effects of mass incarceration, and the last thing we should be doing is profiting from it. We have a responsibility to the taxpayers, and an even greater one to our sense of justice, to end the practice of using private prisons.

 

Join me today.

 

Thank you for your continued support as we work to advance meaningful criminal justice reform in this country.

 

– Kamala

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19 Aug
0

Republicans Want to Kill Consumer Protection

BobDerlet

Dear Supporter,

President Obama and Senator Warren recently discussed Wall Street, the Great Recession and Consumer Protection.

Republicans made it clear, they plan to repeal the law passed in 2010, called the Dodd-Frank act, that safeguards against another great recession or even depression. It also created the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, championed by Elizabeth Warren.

Tom McClintock voted against creating this consumer agency, and no doubt will join his fellow Trump republicans who vowed to eliminate it.

If Dodd-Frank is repealed and the Consumer Finance Protection Agency eliminated, big banks, finance companies, and hedge funds could cheat you out of money, leaving you out in the cold.  Your only recourse then would be to spend thousands of dollars hiring a lawyer and spending years fighting in the legal system.

Thanks to Elizabeth Warren, if you are cheated now, all you need to do is to log onto the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, file your complaint, and chances are your problems will be addressed: http://www.consumerfinance.gov

I support consumer protection, and will fight to keep and strengthen the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.

I ask for your vote on November 8.

Please Donate to my Campaign and help me win.

Thank you.  Bob

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04 Aug
0

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