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11 Apr
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My plan to help close the racial wealth gap

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

 
Friend,
Fair warning: This is a long email. But it’s long for a reason. Closing the wealth gap is one of my top priorities, so I’d love to take just a few minutes to get into the weeds with you on how we can do it.
My dad was born poor to a single mom, but he came a long way — and through a lot of hard work and the help of some folks along the way, he and my mom were able to give my brother and me a better life.
But he told me something before he died that’s stuck with me. He worried that a kid born in his circumstances — poor, black, to a single mom in a segregated environment — would be better off being born in 1936 than today.
That landed like a punch to the gut. Because while my generation undoubtedly drinks deeply from wells my father’s generation dug, he spoke to the harsh reality that oppression has a compound effect over time. Today in the United States, there is a huge racial wealth gap. Young white people have 16 times the wealth of young black people.
We’ve got to confront the systemic, deep-seeded inequalities in our country, and I’m proposing a bold solution to do just that by investing in every child from the day they are born. Add your name to my plan to close the racial wealth gap in America. It’s far past time we take action.

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11 Apr
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373 reasons

 

373 people were killed in mass shootings last year. 373 children, parents, and loved ones. 

 

We can’t wait until the next tragedy to act. 

 

I’m not.

 

That’s why when a federal judge struck down California’s 19-year ban on high-capacity gun magazines –– which have been used in a majority of U.S. mass shootings –– we immediately challenged the dangerous ruling.

 

 

For 19 years, high-capacity magazines have been banned. Now the NRA wants to reverse that.

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10 Apr
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My tax returns

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

 
Amy for America
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I’ll keep this brief. I recently released 12 years of my tax returns because I believe that transparency and accountability are fundamental to good governance. 

After promising during his campaign that he would release his tax returns, President Trump has found excuse after excuse not to do it. And his Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, just said that we’ll never see them! What does the president have to hide? 

I believe that the American people deserve to know what’s in their president’s financial history. What about you? Will you sign my petition urging President Trump to release his tax returns?
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10 Apr
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BREAKING!!! We’re a Union Shop!

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

 

We are excited to announce #TeamDaraka is officially a union shop! We are the first and only campaign to have reached and signed a collective bargaining statement with the Campaign Workers Guild.

You can read our full statement below but we are honored and excited to be working for someone who recognizes and supports our right to organize and join CWG. 

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10 Apr
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Labor Powerhouse CNA Backs Ellis for CDP Chair as Medicare-for-All unveiled in Senate

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

 


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California Nurses Association Endorses Kimberly Ellis for Democratic Party Chair

Team KE is proud to announce that the California Nurses Association has again backed Kimberly Ellis for California Democratic Party Chair, continuing their strong support from 2017.
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10 Apr
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Event Invitation: 2020 Campaign Kick Off Event and Fundraiser!

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

 
  Felipe Arballo invited you to Phil Arballo for Fresno City Council ‘s event   2020 Campaign Kick Off Event and Fundraiser! Friday, April 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM The Falls Event Center (Fresno, CA) in Fresno, California   Going     Interested     Not Interested   Join me for this rescheduled event to kick off my 2020 campaign for Fresno City Council District 2! Fresno once again has the opportunity to elect a new leader, like myself, that will represent resid… Felipe Arballo and Patty Floyd Cappelluti are going.       Pending Invites (3) Block invites from Felipe?    
   
 
   
   
 
 
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM

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10 Apr
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A Fight to Unite Over

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

 

One of the themes of my campaign has been unifying the Party around advocacy and action. When we focus on the issues and values that unite us, instead of re-hashing past elections, we find common ground and build relationships that make us stronger and more effective.

Next year, we have a chance to reverse one of the most catastrophic conservative policies in US history. Reforming Prop 13 and making our tax system more progressive is in everyone’s interests. Make no mistake, it won’t be easy, and we have to come together now to have a chance of winning.

Passed in 78, Proposition 13 limits increases on property taxes, not just for homeowners but also California’s biggest corporations. Current law allows them to game the system and avoid billions in taxes.

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10 Apr
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We did it

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

 
 

TULSI 2020

 
 

Dear Friend,

Thank you! Today, we hit our 65,000 donor goal! 

Hitting this goal means that I will be able to stand on the debate stage in June and bring our campaign’s vision for America — with peace and prosperity for all — to an even larger audience. We could not have done it without you and every volunteer and supporter who has chosen to stand with us.

In a few days — on my 38th birthday, April 12 — campaign volunteers around the country are finding opportunities to serve in their communities. It’s the best birthday present I can think of and the way I want to celebrate reaching this historic milestone of 65,000 donors to our campaign.

Will you join us? Click here to pledge to make April 12 a day of service wherever you live. 

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10 Apr
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I’m asking you to add your name to say you support my Medicare for All bill

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

 

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It was only a few years ago that the corporate media and political establishment laughed us off when we said it was past time to guarantee health care as a right for all. 

Well, that’s not the case anymore. Because right now Medicare for All is not only supported by the majority of Americans, it is also an idea embraced by many Democrats, including most running for president.

Let me be very clear: that did not happen by accident. It happened because of you. Because of us. 

Together we have made incredible progress on this issue, but we are not finished yet. 

Today I am reintroducing Medicare for All legislation in the Senate. And it’s important that we send an unmistakable message to my colleagues that health care must be guaranteed as a right for all Americans.

I cannot do it alone. So I am asking you directly:

Add your name to say you support my Medicare-for-All, single-payer health care bill. Health care is a human right, not a privilege.

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10 Apr
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Funding available to nonprofits for Census outreach

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State and local funding for Census outreach starting to roll out

The Census starts one year from this month! And as you know, nonprofits will be crucial in making sure that all Californians are counted in next year’s Census — to ensure our fair share of federal funding and of members of the House of Representatives. Many California foundations have already started funding nonprofits, and now government funding is becoming available.

While funding levels remain uncertain at the federal level, California has stepped up to ensure adequate funding for a full count. Thanks to nonprofit advocacy led by Census Policy Advocacy Network (of which CalNonprofits is a member), California has allocated $90 million to ensure that all Californians are counted in the upcoming Census, of which about $30 million is going to nonprofit outreach. 

Here’s a summary of ways to connect in your community:

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10 Apr
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Join Us  For Our Celebratory Dinner!

Still Need to Register?

Convention Registration is now open. You’ll save $40 if you register online by Tuesday, April 30. 

 

 

Plan to Attend Our Celebratory Dinner!

 

 

The Convention Dinner will be a celebration of our victories in Congress. We will be honoring both Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chair of the Committee on Financial Services, as well as Congressman Adam Schiff, Chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as critical national leaders who have taken the gavel in the 116th Congress.  

If you didn’t purchase dinner tickets when you registered, you can still do so. Just click the button below and go to the registration page where you’ll see an option to select dinner tickets. Your ticket will be waiting for you when you check in and receive your credential.

 

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09 Apr
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Our plan for Universal Child Care

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

 
Warren for President

Our fight for big, structural change like Universal Child Care (paid for by an Ultra-Millionaire Tax) is only possible because of grassroots donors.

If you want these ideas in the national conversation, chip in for the first time to make sure Elizabeth’s voice can’t be ignored:

 


There are about a zillion ways we’ve got to expand opportunity for people across this country. But right now, I’d like to focus on just one part — and that’s Universal Child Care.

Last month in Memphis, I met Latonya, a young mother who told me what it had been like when she was working and going to college.

She struggled with child care over and over. She recalled the years in which she was often forced to choose between letting her young son babysit his even younger siblings or staying home from class and giving up her dream to build a future.

Like millions of Black women in America, Latonya faced the tough odds, made do with what she had and came out on top. Today she has an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree.

But here’s the kicker. Even with all of her diplomas, all of the progress she has made, child care is still holding her back. Her youngest is five years old, and he loves his school, but it costs $400 a month. Latonya said she can’t afford it, and the cost still holds her back from taking on a better job.

How many women have this same story? How many parents are sidelined today because they can’t get decent care for their kids?

And how many kids got a worse start in school because their moms couldn’t afford pre-pre-K or couldn’t send them to the places with small classes and specialized teachers? How many of our kids didn’t make it because America wouldn’t invest in them?

We’re the richest country in the history of the planet. Access to high-quality child care and education during the early stages of a child’s life shouldn’t be a privilege reserved for the children of the rich. It should be a right for every single child in America.
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09 Apr
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Can you take this quick survey?

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

 

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Take a couple minutes to complete our latest, official survey to say which issues are most important to you. We’ll register the feedback and get it to Bernie.

It was not that long ago that the ideas driving our campaign were considered fringe or extreme.

Raising the minimum wage to a living wage. Too radical. Guaranteeing health care to all as a right, not a privilege. Too radical. Aggressively combating climate change. Too radical. Reforming our broken criminal justice and immigration systems. Too radical. Not taking money from super PACs and the rich. Too radical.

Well, today those same ideas are supported by not only the majority of Americans, but also by many other candidates for president. That is thanks in large part to our political revolution.

With the first fundraising quarter behind us, we wanted to check back in with you about the issues that matter most to you in this campaign.

Take a couple minutes to complete our survey to say which issues are most important to you.

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09 Apr
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Phase Two

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

 

Yang2020

Friend — 
Hello and thank you for your incredible support!  It means the world to us.
This past week was an enormous one in the media.  I was interviewed by AliVelshi, Chris Hayes, and Joy Reid on MSNBC, Ben Shapiro on his Sunday Special, and George Stephanopoulos on ABC.  I also did a Town Hall in Concord, New Hampshire on campaign finance reform hosted by Lawrence Lessig that was livestreamed by NowThis.

Andrew Yang appears on MSNBC's Ali Velshi

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09 Apr
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Trump’s anti-immigration machine — and next steps

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

 

Beto for America

 

Donald Trump just ousted the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and replaced her with a top immigration officer, Kevin McAleenan. This administration shows no signs of slowing down their attacks on immigrants, cloaked in lies that these families of refugees and asylum seekers are a threat to national security.

This moment calls on us to do everything in our power to unite and elect a new president who will stand up for all of us — those who were born here and those who came here seeking refuge and asylum. A president who will not allow the DHS Secretary to separate families, tear gas kids, put children in desert tent camps, or inflict irreversible damage not only on our fellow human beings but on the conscience of this country.

To elect Beto, we need people in Fresno to knock on doors and talk to voters the weekend of April 13-14, when we’re launching our national voter contact program. But there’s no canvass event in your community yet!

Sign up here to lead a canvass April 13-14 (or another time!) to help other volunteers knock on doors.

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