25 Jul

DNC Statement on Released E-mails

For Immediate Release

July 25, 2016

Contact: DNC Press – 202-863-8148

“On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic Party for the inexcusable remarks made over email. These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process. The DNC does not — and will not — tolerate disrespectful language exhibited toward our candidates. Individual staffers have also rightfully apologized for their comments, and the DNC is taking appropriate action to ensure it never happens again.

“We are embarking on a convention today that — thanks to the great efforts of Secretary Clinton, her team, Senator Sanders, his team, and the entire Democratic Party — will show a forward-thinking and optimistic vision for America, as compared to the dark and pessimistic vision that the GOP presented last week in Cleveland. Our focus is on electing Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and Democrats across the country, thanks to Democratic Party that is strong, unified, and poised for victory in November.”

Donna Brazile, Incoming Interim Chair
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Secretary
Andrew Tobias, Treasurer
Raymond Buckley, Vice Chair, ASDC President
Maria Elena Durazo, Vice Chair
Mayor R.T. Rybak, Vice Chair
Henry R. Muñoz III, National Finance Committee Chair

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24 Jul

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Certifying June’s Historic Primary

Last week, I proudly certified my first election as Secretary of State – and it was a great one. Over 8.5 million Californians cast ballots, the highest vote total for a consolidated primary election in state history. And I’m particularly proud that we engaged new voters in this election with over hundreds of thousands of newly registered voters in the final months of the primary. Now, it’s on to November!

Modernizing Elections

Our election reform bill, the California Voter’s Choice Act, SB 450, was approved by the Assembly Elections Committee last month. SB 450 will increase voter turnout by expanding vote by mail and implementing in-person early voting. Bottom line, it empowers voters by creating more options of where, when, and how to vote.


National Association of Latino Elected Officials Conference (NALEO)

As the son of immigrants and the past President of NALEO, it’s always inspiring to join fellow Latino leaders at the annual conference. Last month, I attended the 33rd annual NALEO conference in Washington, D.C., to report on the important progress we’ve made in California to adopt automatic voter registration and our efforts to modernize elections. Protecting voting rights was also a key topic. While the trend in some states is to limit access to the polls, in California, we’re setting the counterexample by making voting easier and more accessible.

Partnering with Google to Preserve California History

In June I announced an innovative new technology partnership with Google, to digitize items from the California State Archives and make unique exhibits on California’s history available to a global audience online. Our first exhibits showcase the history of California State Parks and some of our state’s most important historic documents. Click here to view the exhibits via the Google Cultural Institute.

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24 Jul

Hillary for America Events



at the UFCW Local 8 Golden State

United Food & Commercial Workers International Union Local 8 Golden State, AFL-CIO, CLC

3485 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 101 (west of Valentine), Fresno

Hillary for America* to RSVP *all events listed here


JULY 2016

Hillary for America Phone Banks:

(bring your charged phone and laptop or iPad if you have one)

4 – 7 pm Every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August


Hillary for America Fresno Watch Party:

Be with friends as Hillary’s accepts the nomination at the Democratic National Convention!!

5 – 8 pm Thursday, July 28




Kennedy Club of San Joaquin Speakers:

9 am-11 am August 6: HRC delegates, J. Lund-Bell,  T. Capozzi & M. Conant DNC delegates, Denny’s on Abby & Divisadero


Hillary for America Volunteer Training:

Learn all the tools you need to be an effective part of Hillary’s historic win!

11 am – 3 pm Saturday, August 6


Farmer’s Market Tabling for Hillary

11 am – 3 pm August 7 (Blackstone and Shaw, Fresno)

5 – 8 pm August 12, 19 & 26 – (Clovis Farmer’s Market, Pollasky & 4th)


Come be a part of history!

–More Info: 415-748-1897 or 559-387-7135

“There cannot be true democracy unless women’s voices are heard.” Hillary Clinton

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14 Jul

West Fresno Democrats Meet Saturday

West Fresno Democratic Club

Monthly Meeting

Saturday, July 16

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

1035 ‘U’ Street, Headquarters Office

Speaker: Mike Rhodes

Community Activist and Author

Topic: Homelessness in Fresno


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12 Jul

Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on Bernie Sanders’ Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Senator Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Secretary Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States closes a primary campaign that has energized Democrats. Senator Sanders’ impact is already being felt in the many supporters he has brought into the party and in the draft platform that will be ratified in Philadelphia.

California Democrats were well represented on the platform drafting committee by Rep. Barbara Lee and former Rep. Howard Berman, who helped lead the charge to the most progressive platform in our party’s history.

The platform committee endorsed positions that line up with what Americans believe about the need to reform Wall Street, expand Social Security, regulate carbon emissions, support the $15 minimum wage, expand the earned income tax credit to help working people, and end mass incarceration.

We invite supporters of both Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders to join us and put their energy into winning the White House and taking back Congress.

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