17 Aug

No room for hate

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


I’ll be blunt.

President Trump has abdicated his job as a moral leader of this country.

White supremacists and Nazis are never “very nice people”. They’re the enemy of all we hold dear.

We are a proud nation of immigrants, but one that is still struggling to come to terms with its deeply racist past and how that racism manifests itself in the present.

The racist and violent acts in Charlottesville this past weekend were horrifying and indefensible. And yet, that’s what the president did, excuse their hatred and violence.

His failure to place blame solely where blame is due — on the extreme hate groups that perpetrated these acts tarnishes this country.

And worse, his reckless words encourages these groups to creep out of the shadows and hold more Charlottesville-style rallies in cities across the country, including San Francisco.

But I still believe we will overcome their hate, even if our president refuses to stand with us.

Our diversity should be celebrated, not brutally attacked.

That’s why communities across the country are coming together and organizing vigils condemning these hateful acts and standing in solidarity with the everyday people of Charlottesville. As an immigrant and a proud Californian, I felt comforted to witness my neighbors standing together this week.

I’m proud to stand with them — and you — in defeating hate and bigotry.

Thank you for all you are doing during these troubling times to spread our California values of diversity, equity and inclusion.




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17 Aug

Speaking out against hate and violence

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



Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288



Charlottesville revealed how ideas turn deadly when they’re fueled by hate, lies, and propaganda instead of facts. Even now, when we should be coming together, more lies are being pushed out, and adopted by President Trump.

The lines that have been breached need to be restored, and that is on all of us. I published my thoughts earlier today on the source of our truth decay, and what every person can do. I encourage you to share your thoughts too, speak out for truth, and stand up against hate and lies and the violence they cause.




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