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06 Oct
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District 1 Young Councilmember Program Class of 2019!

This 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. If you are interested in applying click on link below for application.

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Contact our office with any questions at (559) 621-7816 or at District1@fresno.gov    

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06 Oct
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The “Valadao strategy”

TJ Cox for Congress

 

 We have about one month to execute our FINAL get-out-the-vote efforts and spread the word about TJ’s platform to voters in the Central Valley.

Meanwhile, David Valadao, Paul Ryan, and their Republican super PACs are doing everything possible to stop us — including through an all-out smear campaign against TJ on the airwaves.

We call it the “Valadao strategy.” He has no record to run on, so he’s resorting to deceitful smears and scare tactics to try and keep this seat red. Oh, and he’s BANKING on voters staying home and never hearing that he’s voted with Trump 99% of the time in Congress — it’s his only chance to win.

We’re fighting back, Michael — on the airwaves, on the doors, and (most importantly) with our values. We need your help in these final weeks to make sure we can let every last undecided voter know that there’s an alternative in California’s 21st district. Can you chip in a donation before the end of the night?

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Valadao is a politician who has voted to take health care away from hundreds of thousands of Californians. TJ has spent the last decade investing in clinics that provide health care access to thousands in need in the Central Valley.

The misleading and, frankly, disgusting ads that Valadao is running against TJ Cox are only meant to distract from the fact that his agenda is the opposite of what Californians really want to see from Washington.

Help us fight back. Chip in $10 or more right away to help send Democrat TJ Cox to represent us in our nation’s capital >>

Thanks,

Team TJ

 

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06 Oct
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Campaign Update: We’re Heating Up

There are only 32 DAYS left until Election Day. From new endorsements to launching our statewide volunteer efforts, this campaign is HEATING UP.

 

On Monday, the Sacramento Bee announced their endorsement writing, “Kounalakis is uniquely qualified to use the bully pulpit of lieutenant governor to effectively tackle two of California’s most pressing problems: housing and homelessness.”

 

Eleni also earned the endorsements of the Bakersfield Californian , former Governor Gray Davis, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, State Senator Richard Pan, the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club – and we’ll share more good news next week!

 

Right now, we have volunteers all over the state helping us reach absentee voters. Believe it or not, absentee voting begins NEXT WEEK! Please sign up to volunteer here and join us !

Please join us in Sacramento this weekend, or sign up to volunteer here: https://www.eleniforca.com/take-action/volunteer/

 

We hope to see you soon!

 

Team Eleni

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06 Oct
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Lessons from my mother

TJ Cox for Congress

 

Growing up, my mother wasn’t one for excuses. “Mug Trabajo Ka,” she would tell me in her native Tagalog.

Translation? “Get to work…kiddo.”

That ethic she instilled in me — of hard work and integrity — is a part of the reason I’m running for Congress today. Because from where I’m standing, Congress needs to get to work to fix the issues we face — on trade, water, and immigration. That’s not happening under David Valadao and the special interests guiding his agenda.

Can you take a minute to watch our new ad “Fix it” then chip in a donation to make sure we can get this ad in front of voters in the Central Valley?

 

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I’m sick and tired of Republican politicians — like David Valadao — who whine that Democrats are the reason they can’t get anything done in Congress. Michael, last I checked, they have control of the House, Senate, and the White House.

We don’t need excuses. We need someone who will actually stand up to Donald Trump and get to work for our communities. That’s what I plan to do in Congress.

Check out our new ad, then chip in a donation to make sure voters across our district see this >>

Thanks for your support,

TJ Cox

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06 Oct
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CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman Statement on Kavanaugh Confirmation

Los Angeles – California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement in reaction to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:

The Republican Party has no shame and no soul. Todays vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh is nothing less than an assault on every woman in America. It shows the Republican Party is utterly devoid of humanity and decency. Even formerly respected senators like Susan Collins and Jeff Flake have proved they are just the same disgusting swamp creatures as Mitch McConnell, and collectively they have reduced the Supreme Court to just another outlet for Fox News dystopian agenda.

If Democrats win control of either house of Congress in November, we should begin immediate hearings into Donald Trumps unlawful and destructive behavior as well as Brett Kavanaughs perjury before the US Senate. And the next time Democrats control Congress and the White House one of our highest priorities must be healing a damaged and broken federal judiciary.

The United States Senate has disgraced itself today. Its up to the millions of Americans who are feeling righteous anger including the millions of survivors of sexual violence who have been violated all over again today to rise up and defeat every single Republican who betrayed our Country by voting to confirm this lying predator to the Supreme Court.

 

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06 Oct
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Time for new leadership

Today is a tough day. Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed by the Senate to the Supreme Court. This radical appointment was rushed to confirmation under a cloud of controversy, because Republicans hold power and they’re not afraid to use it.

 

We need to build power ourselves. We need committed, dedicated progressives who will fight the rollback of civil rights and individual liberties in the halls of Washington. We need new leadership.

 

That’s why I’m running for Senate, to give voice to the millions of Californians who are sick and tired of losing when we should be winning. I am running because I believe that being a strong progressive and being effective are not mutually exclusive. I am running for you.

 

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The struggle for equality and justice is never easy. As Republicans chip away at our democratic institutions and preside over an economy that only benefits the wealthy while the cost of living is squeezing the middle class, we need to stand together in solidarity and power. We owe it to each other to fight for the best version of California and this country. And I’m glad we’re doing it together.

In Solidarity,

Kevin

P.S. There is still time to register to vote, make sure your information is up to date!

Kevin De León for Senate (ID# C00658773)

3605 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 426

Long Beach CA 90807 United States

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06 Oct
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Senator Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Senator Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.    –– U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on her vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court:

 

““ When Judge Brett Kavanaugh was first nominated, I said that he represents a direct and fundamental threat to that promise inscribed above the Supreme Court, ‘‘ Equal Justice Under Law. ’’

 

In the weeks since then, the basis for my concern has been confirmed.

 

Senate Republicans used raw power to rush an unfit nominee onto the Supreme Court when the American people have more questions than answers about Judge Kavanaugh ’’ s suitability to serve.

 

When Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with serious and credible allegations of sexual assault, not only was she attacked by Senate Republicans, she was mocked by the President of the United States. The White House then prevented the FBI from investigating critical aspects of the allegations or interviewing key witnesses —— not even permitting the FBI to interview Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford.

 

As a former prosecutor, I have led investigations and I have tried these cases in a courtroom. I have spent countless hours with assault survivors. And when I look at what has occurred over these few days, we have fallen short in fulfilling our constitutional duty to fully evaluate Judge Kavanaugh ’’ s nomination. This process has been a disservice to Dr. Ford. This process was a disservice to survivors everywhere. And this process has been a disservice to the American people.

 

The Judge Kavanaugh the American people saw before the Judiciary Committee does not have the character, the temperament, or the judgment to sit on the highest court in our land. His own partisan, evasive, dishonest, and aggressive testimony demonstrates that we cannot trust him to be a fair and unbiased jurist. He is simply unfit. The Senate should have put partisanship aside and demanded better.

 

Millions of Americans are rightly outraged at this hasty and unjust process, which threatens to cloud the legitimacy of the Supreme Court of the United States. And they are rightly fearful that Justice Kavanaugh will undermine Roe v. Wade, roll back access to affordable healthcare, and side with powerful and partisan interests over the most vulnerable.

 

It is now up to each of us to continue to fight for justice and equality and hold our government accountable. ””

 

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Matt Rogers

Central Valley District Director

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris

2500 Tulare St., Ste. 5290

Fresno, CA 93721

559.497.5109    (Office)

559.320.6200    (Cell)

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