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26 Sep
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“The most radical”


The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


Seven years ago today, the Affordable Care Act’s Patient’s Bill of Rights took effect. Among other protections, these regulations opened the door for millions with pre-existing conditions to receive life-saving care.

But instead of celebrating the progress we’ve made, Republican Senators are rushing to pass a bill that would obliterate these protections and take healthcare away from millions.

In a year full of reckless bills to destroy our healthcare system, the Graham-Cassidy plan stands out. It’s so bad, Vox reporter Sarah Kliff called it “the most radical of them all.”

We can’t let Washington get away with blowing up our healthcare system.

Will you join me in asking Congress to stop repeal of the Affordable Care Act now?

If you think the consequences of this latest plan won’t affect you, you might want to think again.

Not only does the Graham-Cassidy plan wipe out basic protections for California families — the restrictions on women’s health coverage are so severe that the plan would actually make current California health insurance policies illegal.

The plan will also penalize California for successfully providing more people with coverage, taking $78 billion in federal funds away from our state — far more than any other.

I’ve already worked with Governor Brown to allocate $20 million in grants to keep community health clinics open across the state and provide whatever safety net we can. But we need the folks in Washington to work with us — not against us, to make sure every Californian has access to life-saving and everyday care.

I’m putting pressure on Congress to do what’s right, but I need your help

Add your name now, and tell Congress: “Don’t repeal the Affordable Care Act.”

Thanks for doing your part,

John

 

 

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26 Sep
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Get Involved In District 1!

CLICK HERE FOR ESMERALDA SORIA’s DISTRICT 1 NEWSLETTER

As we welcome the first official day of Autumn we would like to share ways you can get involved in District 1. 
(See below for more details)

 

 

YOUNG COUNCILMEMBER PROGRAM APPLICATION
DUE NEXT FRIDAY SEPT. 29th!

 

Click to APPLY!

 

The Young Councilmember Program brings together select young people throughout Fresno City Council District One to be a part of a cohort to develop leadership skills. The program will educate and challenge participants in their understanding of community, agriculture, business, development, law enforcement, and medicine. Most importantly, young people will get a unique insight on how local government functions in relation to state and federal government. This program will help build and expand the networks of our young participants to serve as a foundation for their educational and professional careers.

Curriculum and Programming

  • Monthly Saturday sessions at Fresno City Hall – Council Chambers (2600 Fresno St., Fresno 93721). Sessions will remain at this location and you must provide your own transportation to and from City Hall. Some sessions will require additional transportation for a field trip, which will be arranged and provided for all participants. Saturday sessions will begin promptly at 9AM and last 3-4 hours, depending on the issue area or field trip.
  • This program is of no cost to participants or their families. All we ask is that you dedicate yourself to attending all sessions and actively participate in the program. All materials, meals, and field trip transportation is provided.
  • At each Saturday session, a specific topic of discussion is the focal point and we will incorporate a guest speaker or a field trip centered on the topic.
  • The Young Councilmember Program is open to all high school students living in Fresno City Council District One and/or who attend Central High or Fresno High School. Those interested must fill out an application DUE by SEPT. 29th, 2017.15 students will be selected to participate in the program. Please contact our office if you have any questions at (559) 621-7814 or Itzi.Robles@fresno.gov.

 

JOIN US FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD
CLEAN-UP DAY IN THE TOWER!

**LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED** 

 

CLICK HERE FOR ESMERALDA SORIA’s DISTRICT 1 NEWSLETTER

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