07 Jun

Thank you

Asif Mahmood

When we first launched this campaign, we knew it would be an uphill battle.

It was my first time running for political office, and I wanted to run a people-powered campaign that didn’t rely on donations from pharmaceutical or insurance corporations. That put me at a disadvantage, but it let me run the campaign I knew I wanted to.

But from that small beginning, we made enormous progress, thanks to the incredible support online and in person from people like you. Team Asif had grassroots supporters from every single county, and from hundreds of thousands of voters around the state

Whether you donated to our campaign, came to events, or just shared my message of standing up for all Californians, your support motivated me and kept me going every day on the campaign trail.

Together, we have accomplished so much and even though last night did not turn out how we hoped it would, I’m so proud of the work we all did together.

I ran for office for the same reason I became a physician: I believe in doing all I can to help people. Last night’s results won’t change that, and I’ll still be working every day to help my fellow Californians however I can.

Thank you for your incredible support, and keep up the fight for all Californians.

Dr. Asif Mahmood

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07 Jun

What we accomplished tonight

Growing up, our family never stopped believing in the American Dream, which is why I have always fought to make that dream a reality for all California families — that’s what this race has always been about.

When we began this campaign two years ago, we knew it would be an uphill battle. And while we may not be able to celebrate the victory we had hoped for tonight, we built a grassroots army we can all be proud of.

We held the other candidates accountable, put forward policies that addressed real issues, and helped lift up the voices of Californians that weren’t being heard.

We were up against incredible odds and a flood of special interest spending that totaled nearly $30 million from outside groups, yet we still challenged the frontrunners up until the very end. We can hold our heads up high and know we never sacrificed our values because honesty and integrity matter.

I’m proud of what we accomplished over the course of this campaign, and I hope you are too. And together, we will continue to fight for a better future for this state.

Thank you for all your support. It means more to me than you know.

In friendship,


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05 Jun

In case you missed it…

Election Day Is Here!

Dear Friend,

I want to take this time to thank you for your support in my first term as your Councilmember. It has been an incredible journey and I am very excited about the opportunity to continue serving you four more years.

As a candidate, I committed to work hard to ensure we have safer and stronger neighborhoods.  I have secured additional first time resources for District 1, brought more jobs to our city, placed more police in our neighborhoods, added green space for our children, and created legislation to provide job opportunities for our youth. I have been the voice on tough issues that affect all of our residents regardless of background or socioeconomic status. Our team has worked incredibly hard to fix our sidewalks, repave our roads and clean our alleys.

But all of this could not have been possible without your help and input. When I ran for office I made the promise that “if you couldn’t come to City Hall, City Hall would come to you”.   In the last four years, I held over 35 coffee and community meetings throughout District 1.  At those meetings I was able to personally hear your concerns and provide you with updates impacting you and your neighborhoods.

Although there have been many accomplishments in District 1, there is still more to do!  I hope I have your support today to continue serving you a second term as your Councilmember.

My Promise To You: Then & Now!

I kept my promise of creating Safer and Stronger Neighborhoods! In the last four years I supported adding firefighters and police officers in our neighborhoods. We celebrated the opening of the Tower District Satellite Station (an investment of $25,000), a new Police Station in North West Fresno, and added a firetruck and additional firefighters to the District 1 Fire Station 9.  Citywide we have also invested in new fire engines, patrol vehicles, and police motorcycles in an effort to increase response times and make our neighborhoods safer.

To create stronger communities, I have supported efforts to increase housing options and opportunities through new affordable housing units on Blackstone and McKinley and new single family homeownership opportunities West of 99. To serve the growing community West of 99 we have put together a Private/Public partnership to provide a community center, library and new multifamily housing in Highway City.

I kept my promise of beautifying our neighborhoods! In the last four years I have stood strong in advocating for beautification of our neighborhoods through investment in our older parks and funding of the recently adopted Fresno Parks Masterplan. We have planted hundreds of trees in our parks, organized neighborhood clean-ups, and supported additional funding for our Code Enforcement Department to combat blight.

We have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars on street paving and sidewalk and gutter projects throughout District 1. In 2016, and investment of $610,000 for 6.5 miles of streets were repaved in District 1 and over $280,000 was invested in construction and repair of sidewalks and gutters. In the next two fiscal years over $6.2 Million in funding will be provided in infrastructure improvements throughout District 1. This year we were awarded $1.9 Million for construction of the Polk Avenue widening project from Gettysburg to Shaw which will bring much needed curbs, gutters and sidewalks. Over the next four years we have secured funding commitments of over $3 Million for Polk/Shaw Avenue widening and drainage construction.  Also during that four years, over $3 Million in funding has been secured for traffic signal installations throughout District 1.

I kept my promise of bringing more businesses to District 1! In my first year in office, to encourage new business, services and housing in economically disadvantaged and declining areas of Fresno, I introduced two new ordinances.  The first, providing new development with incentives to invest in disadvantaged neighborhoods when developing new businesses, services and housing. The second ordinance encourages replacement of blighted and underutilized/blighted structures through development impact fee incentives. Over the last four years we have seen investment of several new businesses in District 1 including: Vallarta Supermarkets, Starbucks, Ampersand Ice Cream, Buffalo Wild Wings, Casa de Tamales, Dollar Tree, Expo Party Rentals, Goldstein’s,  Paintbrush Assisted Living among others.

I kept my promise of investing in our Youth! I believe that our youth provide a very important role in our community, which is why I fought hard to fund our City of Fresno Youth Commission. I have also supported and secured funding to provide our youth with paid summer job opportunities and internships, I was also pleased to be able to launch my own District 1 Young Councilmember Program to help develop our future leaders and teach them about our local government.

I am proud of what we have accomplished in the last four years and with your support I wish to continue to work hard on your behalf and complete the projects we have started.


Click here to find your polling location in Fresno County!

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05 Jun

Auntie Maxine & so many more endorsers for Tony

*** Tony Thurmond has been endorsed for State Superintendent of Public Instruction by the CDP ***


Have you seen Tony’s latest endorsement announcement?

Congresswoman Maxine Waters has endorsed Tony for Superintendent of Public Instruction!  Auntie Maxine is leading the resistance against Trump and Betsy DeVos.  She joins dozens of elected leaders and organizations who are putting their trust in Tony to resist the privatization of public education in California.

Today is Election Day.  Will you be joining these endorsers in supporting Tony at the polls?

No other candidate has received more endorsements than Tony.  And no other candidate has received more money from out-of-state billionaires than Tony’s opponent.  Will you chip in before midnight to resist the privatization of California’s public schools?

Thanks for your support. Don’t forget to change your profile picture tonight, and most importantly – don’t forget to vote! Find your polling place by clicking here.

Let’s GOTV!

– Team Tony


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05 Jun

The only OFFICIAL CA Democratic Party endorsements


Primary Day is here. It’s time for Californians like you to make your voices heard.

To help you cast your ballot, the California Democratic Party has put together an online slate card for the candidates who share our values and have earned our endorsement.

Our endorsed candidates

Just click here and fill in your address for your customized slate card.

Then, click here to look up your polling place so you can make a plan to vote tomorrow.

This year, California Democrats are blessed with a tremendous set of candidates who exemplify our progressive values — from a former social worker to a lifelong fiscal watchdog, from a nationally renowned advocate of voting rights to a champion for universal healthcare, our candidates are leading the charge for progress and opportunity.

The June primary is our chance to show the strength of the Resistance and build our Big Blue Wave, but only if Democrats like you turn out in big numbers.

Check out our endorsed candidates, share our candidate card on social media, and — most importantly — vote tomorrow!

Democratically Yours,

Sandra Lowe, Senior Strategist
California Democratic Party

P.S. Already voted? Forward this email to three friends so they can look up their own personalized slate card.



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05 Jun

WOW! We didn’t expect this…

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

TJ Cox for Congress

Check this out!

With your incredible grassroots support, TJ’s campaign for Congress raised $136,000 ahead of last month’s pre-primary FEC deadline. We finished within striking distance of David Valadao and his corporate backers!

Take a look:

David Valadao: $176,621 mostly special interest money.
TJ Cox: $136,309your grassroots support, thank you!
Difference: $40,312

Chip in to help us close the gap >>

When we say that your small-dollar, grassroots support is going to make the difference against Valadao and his Washington network — we truly mean it.

When you donate, you’re not just helping us flip this seat, you’re moving our Central Valley community one step closer to affordable health care for all, meaningful action on immigration reform, and better-paying jobs for working families.

This is our chance. STEP ONE: Let’s harness this grassroots momentum and close the $40,000 gap set by Valadao’s corporate friends. Join thousands of activists with a donation of $10 or more today >>

If you’ve saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:

We can’t thank you enough!



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05 Jun

Have you seen our Election Day Checklist?

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

Election Day is tomorrow!

We have 4 small requests in order to support Dave Jones’ campaign for Attorney General!

  1. Be prepared! – If you have not mailed or dropped off your ballot already, do you know where your polling place is? Check HERE to find your polling place. And if you are registered to Vote by Mail, your ballot must be postmarked by Tuesday, June 5!
  2. Use your social media voiceChange your social media profile picture to our campaign logo for the next 36 hours, in order to show your support for Dave Jones.
  3. Reach out to family and friends — Reach out via email and social media to your family and friends, share why you’re voting for Dave, and make sure they vote on Tuesday. It could be as easy as forwarding this email with a quick message.
  4. Make your vote known! – Go to your polling place, cast your vote for Dave Jones for Attorney General, and then take a photo wearing your I VOTED sticker and post it letting people know you voted for Dave Jones!

Tuesday’s Election is important.

Dave Jones is the only candidate who has led a statewide law enforcement and consumer protection agency, as the state’s Insurance Commissioner, for nearly eight years. He will continue protecting Californians, prioritize criminal justice reform, work towards repealing the death penalty in California, collect illegal firearms off the streets, and do all of the other work of the Attorney General.

Dave Jones is the clear choice for California’s next Attorney General.

We look forward to your vote on Tuesday. Thanks for your tremendous support.



Team Dave Jones



Dave Jones for Attorney General

“A Fighter, Not a Follower.”

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