30 May

Valadao’s loyalty is being rewarded:

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

TJ Cox for Congress

Here’s the deal:

Republicans are determined to strengthen their hold on Congress, which is why my opponent David Valadao is getting so much support from Trump, Paul Ryan, and GOP super PACs.

It’s no secret why they love Valadao so much: Despite representing one of the bluest battleground districts in California, Valadao has had NO PROBLEM voting lockstep with Trump’s agenda on health care, taxes, and Medicare. But as long as Valadao keeps voting with Trump, he’s going to keep beating us in the money fight.

That’s why I’m emailing you. I’ve got to raise another $5,000 before May 31st to give Democrats in CA-21 a chance to hold Trump accountable in this district. Can you chip in today?

Now more than ever, the Central Valley needs a representative in the House who will speak up for what’s right. I will never stop fighting to protect what we value — like equal pay for equal work, protecting Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid.

We need to hold President Trump accountable and that starts by fighting for and winning this seat.

Will you contribute to make sure I have the resources to win this election? Just $5 or more right away will go toward our $5,000 goal to stay within reach of Valadao’s coffers.

Thanks for your support,

TJ Cox


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30 May

7 days

*** No candidate for U.S. Senate has been endorsed by the CDP ***

With just 7 days left until the primary on June 5, our team has been giving it our all.

We’ve been crisscrossing California at a tireless pace, listening to voters discuss their hopes and dreams for the future of our great state and for our country.

I won’t lie: we’re not getting much sleep. But we’re not tired.

We’ve been energized by the spirit of voters that meet us at each event and the true grassroots momentum our campaign has experienced.

Now, it comes down to making sure progressives get out and vote.

Please do what you can for a more progressive California — chip in $3, forward this email to your friends and family, and make a plan to vote by mail or on June 5.

Yours in the fight,

donate →

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30 May

Vote for Fiona Ma and Eleni Kounalakis on June 5th

*** Fiona Ma has been endorsed for State Treasurer by the CDP ***

Fiona Ma

Election Day is right around the corner, and there are two strong, qualified women on the ballot in June who need your vote.

Fiona Ma knows California faces financial challenges that can only be solved through innovation, experience, and commitment. She understands that investing in California’s people and small businesses is the foundation to a strong economy. As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and member of the Board of Equalization protecting taxpayers, Fiona has the experience to make sure the state works for everyone — and that’s why she’s running for Treasurer.

Eleni Kounalakis is a businesswoman and President Obama’s former Ambassador to Hungary. The daughter of an immigrant and the first in her family to graduate from a four-year college, Eleni is running for Lt. Governor to keep the pathway of the American Dream open for more families. She kicked off her campaign by visiting all 58 counties, listening to people in every pocket of the state, and she will fight to make higher education, healthcare, and housing affordable — and to ensure women have equal pay and equal treatment in the workplace.


Fiona Ma and Eleni Kounalakis need your vote on Election Day!

Please pledge to vote for Fiona Ma for Treasurer by adding your name here.

Please pledge to vote for Eleni Kounalakis for Lt. Governor by adding your name here.

Both Fiona and Eleni are endorsed by the California Federation of Teachers, California League of Conservation Voters, Equality California, National Union of Healthcare Workers, EMILY’s List, and so many other powerful organizations and leaders throughout the state — because they all agree that Fiona and Eleni share the values, determination, and integrity to lead California forward.

Please pledge to vote for Fiona and Eleni today!




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30 May

COUNTDOWN: 7 Days, 7 Ways!

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

We are only seven days away from June 5th Election Day! We need your help now more than ever in making sure Dave Jones advances to the runoff!

Below are seven ways you can help elect Dave Jones California’s next Attorney General:

  1. Email today at least 5 friends, sharing your support for Dave Jones for AG.
  1. Share your support for Dave Jones for AG on your Facebook page. 
  1. Share your support for Dave Jones for AG on your Twitter profile with the hashtag #DJ4AG.
  1. Like Dave’s Facebook page and share Dave’s posts.
  1. Share this video with at least 5 friends.
  2. Make a contribution of any amount to help us keep our radio ads running. 

Please reply to this email address and let us know which of these you will do! We hope you will do all of the above!

Thank you again for your continued support of Dave’s campaign.

Election Day is only a week away. We need your support now more than ever!


Thank you,

Team Dave Jones


Dave Jones for Attorney General

“A Fighter, Not a Follower.”

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29 May

Let’s be clear about what this is – a crisis

*** No candidate for Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***

I recently spoke to a high school class where one student talked about the housing crisis. His family had been forced out of their apartment because they could no longer afford the rent increases. For the past year, he had to commute an hour to school. When I asked how many other students had faced similar experiences, nearly every single hand went up.

As ONE California, we can take on the big issues, and we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface.

But getting there will require leaders with the policy experience to actually make headway on this issue. As Governor, I’ll make sure we have a comprehensive, regional approach to housing and homelessness. Visit for more.


Amanda Renteria is running for Governor in California — because it’s time for new voices who can change the culture of politics. Amanda recently stepped down as Chief of Operations for California’s Department of Justice. She is the daughter of former farmworkers in the Central Valley who went on to attend Stanford and Harvard. Since beginning her career in public service nearly two decades ago, she has served as a high school teacher, a budget analyst in one of California’s largest cities, and the first Latina Chief of Staff in history of the United States Senate. It’s time to inspire a new generation of leaders and build a California ready for the future. Click here to donate if you agree.

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29 May

Help fight back against PG&E!

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

I need your help today to fight back against PG&E. 

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) pumped $149,000 into an “independent expenditure” campaign that began airing TV ads earlier this week in a desperate effort to defeat my campaign for Attorney General. The ads airing on FOX TV are designed to increase votes for a Republican AG candidate to help Xavier Becerra face a Republican in the runoff.

Why is PG&E backing Xavier Becerra? Because PG&E doesn’t want to be held accountable.

According to CalFire, PG&E is responsible for at least three wildfires in Northern California. PG&E is supporting a bill to reduce or eliminate its liability for wildfires. I oppose PG&E’s efforts to escape liability. And as Attorney General I will continue to fight for fire survivors and consumers and hold PG&E accountable.

PG&E wants to stop me from being elected Attorney General.

Help us to stop PG&E from escaping its liability. Chip in today whatever you can to help us fight back.

We are ten days away from the election. Californians are casting ballots every day. Your voice has never been more important than it is now.

Chip in now to help us defeat PG&E and its efforts to defeat me for Attorney General.



Dave Jones

California Insurance Commissioner and Candidate for Attorney General


Dave Jones for Attorney General

“A Fighter, Not a Follower.”

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29 May

CDP Campaign Update

Campaign Update – 5/25/18

In the Race for Superintendent of Public Instruction, Marshall Tuck Stands With This Man:

This week, voters in Republican households began receiving slate cards featuring Marshall Tuck alongside Newt Gingrich, and John Cox,  who Trump just endorsed for Governor.


When called upon to disavow these mailers, Tuck refused. (Tuck sends mailers with President Obama to Democratic households.  President Obama hasn’t endorsed him, FYI).


CDP Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall, in a press statement, said “Tony Thurmond has won the overwhelming support of Democrats for Superintendent of Public Instruction because he champions our progressive values. Marshall Tucks support is limited to ultrawealthy billionaires and rightwing thugs like Newt Gingrich and John Cox…”

CDP Senior Strategist Sandra Lowe sent out an e-alert to our grassroots Democrats with ways they can help Tony Thurmond win on June 5:

This is a crucial fight for California’s kids. We can’t let the billionaires win.

Endorsement Recap

#MaulTheRecall Sprint to the Finish

The Republicans’ lying, cheating recall of Sen. Josh Newman is going down to the wire. We need to do everything we can to stop their shameless power grab. Precinct walks are happening this weekend – RSVP/Get more information here.

Key Upcoming Dates

  • May  25 – Last Day for participating counties to open Vote Centers for Voters – find out more by visiting
  • May  29 – Last day to request Vote By Mail Ballot
  • June 1 – June 4 – Get Out The Vote
  • June 5 – Primary Election!
  • July 13 – July 15CDP Executive Board, Oakland

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