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04 Feb
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Commemorating Black History Month

A message from Senator Kamala D. Harris


Commemorating Black History Month

Friend,

This month is a time to come together and remember how far we have come, and how far we still have to go. Black History Month acknowledges and applauds the contributions and accomplishments across the African American community, and provides us the opportunity to celebrate black excellence in all its forms.

Its leaders like Dr. Carter G. Woodson who have also reminded us that Black History Month should be celebrated all year round.

Throughout the last two years, our community has stood up and fought hard against injustice and in support of a healthier community where all people can live and thrive safely and are provided the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Just last month, we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the words of Coretta Scott King could never be more true. She reminds us that, “struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.”

While we recognize Black History Month, let us remember that we must fight each and every day for the best of who we are as a country – for dignity, equity, and justice. We must always remember that as Dr. King did, we are fighting for something and not against something. Because if it’s worth fighting for, it’s a fight worth having.

As Dr. King taught us, “let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Sincerely,
Kamala

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Kamala D. Harris
United States Senator 


Speaking Truth:

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Watch the moment when the United States Senate agreed unanimously to make lynching a federal crime for the first time in history.

In December of 2018, Senators Harris and Booker took to the Senate floor to ask for unanimous consent to pass the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, historic legislation that would criminalize lynching, attempts to lynch, and conspiracy to lynch for the first time in American history. The motion passed, marking the first time in American history that federal anti-lynching legislation has been passed by the Senate.

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justice and recognition to the victims of lynching crimes. Image/

-Senator Kamala D. Harris

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The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018 amends the United States Code to specify that lynching is a crime under existing federal civil rights statutes. The legislation was originally introduced in June 2018 by Senators Harris, Booker, and Scott, and unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in October 2018.


Taking Action:

Senator Harris is a longstanding advocate for our African American communities. Here’s some of what the Senator has worked on recently.

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Paying Attention:

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03 Feb
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BWOBA/BAPAC Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum

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01 Feb
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Nasreen Johnson for Fresno County BoS and AD election results!

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Fresno County Democratic Party (FCDP)
Newsletter for January, 2019

Nasreen Johnson Democratic Candidate for Fresno County Board of Supervisors

With 33 days left until the March 5th special election, Nasreen is hard at work on the campaign trail. She is one of three candidate’s competing to fill the seat Andreas Borgeas left vacant upon winning a State Senate seat. With the Fresno County Board of Supervisors (BoS) split 2-2, if Nasreen wins there will  be a Democratic majority. This is the perfect time to assist our candidate to win election and bring a female perspective to the Board of Supervisors. Find out more about Nasreen on her website http://johnsonforsupervisor.com or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/johnsonforsupervisor/.

There are not only one, but TWO DAYS of ongoing phone banking opportunities to reach Fresno County and urge them to vote Nasreen Johnson for Board of Supervisors!


Phone bankers will be provided with lunch or dinner for their time! You will receive a script and guidance on speaking with voters and common responses you may have. This is a great opportunity to get to know your community and band together for the March 5th special election.

~Tuesdays from 12 to 2pm & 5:30 to 7:30pm ~

AND
~Thursdays from 11 to 1pm or 5:30 to 7:30pm~

SEIU-UHW Office (550 E. Shaw Ave., Suite 215)

Join the weekly canvassing event for Nasreen Johnson to speak with your neighbors about why securing her vote for Board of Supervisors is important for our community to thrive.

You will be assigned to a precinct team leader and be given a route that’s easy to follow and available to download on your phone. More importantly, you will be given plenty of guidance to ease you through knocking on doors and speaking with voters.

This event can be fun for groups! Bring your friends, plenty of smiles, a bottle of water and comfy shoes, and let’s energize Fresno County!

*Would you like to canvass but prefer to do it on your own time? No problem! Contact Manny (information below) and he will set you up with your assignment to walk during hours that work for you!*

Canvassing will take place every Saturday before the March 5th election, rain or shine.

~Questions?
Please call Manny at (760) 625-9533
Or email him at: Avila.Emmanuel1@gmail.com

Assembly Delegate Election Results

The past weekend of January 26th and 27th we witnessed a great turnout for the election of the Assembly Delegates for districts 23 and 31. On Saturday, there were over 600 voters who turned out to the CWA hall to vote for assembly 23 delegates. On Sunday, there were over 200 voters who came out to vote for delegates for the 31st district.

Congratulations to the Assembly District 23 delegates: Tyler Maxwell, Brian Murillo, Dillon Savory, Brian Bobbitt, James Kratzer, Josh Kob, and Ricardo “Rico” Franco.

Simone Cranston-Rhodes, Sukaina Hussain, Marsha Conant, Patty Floyd Cappelluti, Cecilia Acevedo, Natasha Moiseyev, and Emily Brandt.

E-Board: Marsha Conant

Congratulations to the Assembly District 31 delegates: Daren A. Miller, Jose Ornelas, Sean Boyd, Angel Rodriguez, Daniel Parra, David Paredes, and Richard Graham.

Eva Ruiz, Genoveva Islas, Araceli Garcia Munoz, Sandra Garcia, Gina Rivera, Esmeralda Soria, and River Verdin.

E-Board: Araceli Garcia Munoz

Assembly District 23

Assembly District 31

Photo’s courtesy of Tom Hernandez

Democratic Clubs

Participate in one of more of the Democratic clubs in Fresno County.

California Latina Democrats–Fresno County, 559-908-4692 or chaircalatinadems@gmail.com. Meets 3rd Monday of each month, 6 p.m., at Yosemite Falls Café, 4020 N. Cedar Ave.

Central Valley Hmong Democratic Club, 559-349-8304 or vickyjvang_00@yahoo.com. Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m., at Democratic Party HQ, 1035 U St.

Clovis Democratic Club, 559-322-9740 or clovisdemocraticclub@gmail.com. Meets 3rd Thursday of each month, 6 p.m.,at Seven Restaurant, 25 Shaw Ave., Clovis

Democratic Women’s Club–Fresno County, 559-439-3176 or patrbarr37@gmail.com. Meets 4th Monday of each month, 11 a.m., at Ramada Inn, 324 E. Shaw Ave.

Democratic Women in Action, 559-907-7813 or amray038@att.net. Meets 1st Monday of each month, 6 p.m., at Yosemite Falls Café, 4020 N. Cedar Ave.

Fresno County Young Democrats, 559-824-5721 or james.martinez8604@gmail.com . Meets last Thursday of each month, 6 p.m., at Common Space, 2915 Tulare St.

Fresno Stonewall Democrats, 559-266-9237 or ckrugman@sbcglobal.net. Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., at Marie Callender’s, 1781 E. Shaw Ave.

Kennedy Club of the San Joaquin Valley, 559-435-4043 or claval@comcast.net. Meets 1st Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., at Marie Callender’s, 1781 E. Shaw Ave.

San Joaquin Valley Democratic Club, 559-312-3925 or jamesdean19662000@yahoo.com. Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at Denny’s Restaurant, 1110 E. Shaw Ave.

Sanger Democratic Club, 559-977-5956 or honeybeebabee@gmail.com. Meets third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at Denny’s Restaurant, 536 Academy Ave., Sanger.

West Fresno Democratic Club, 559-268-0511 or gemgembear@yahoo.com. Meets 3rd Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., at Rocio’s Mexican Restaurant, 1131 B St.

Nueva Alianza Para el Cambio (San Joaquín), 559-859-8717 or evangeli_luna@att.net. Call for meeting dates and times.

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon


It was the hard work of our volunteer’s that allowed us to have a successful midterm election for Democrats here in Fresno County. We cannot thank you enough.

Save the date: Saturday, February 9,2019
Time: 12pm-2pm
Location: TBD

For more information contact Esperanza Avalos (202) 550-9802.

Help us elect more Democrats in Fresno County!

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31 Jan
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This January

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This January, as Trump’s shutdown dragged on to be the longest in history, Democrats — led by Speaker Pelosi — came together with working Americans to end it.

Here in California, we swore in one of the most diverse sets of statewide office holders in history, led by Governor Newsom. And we’re thrilled to share that Attorney General Xavier Becerra will be giving the Spanish language response to Trump’s State of the Union. We’re proud that they’ve wasted no time fighting fiercely for our progressive values here in California.

But we must keep up the fight against Trump and the GOP’s racist and hateful attacks on our communities and our values, and defeat them even more resoundingly in 2020.

We’re counting on your support to reach our January end-of-month fundraising goal. Can you chip in $20.20 before midnight tonight?
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Thanks for keep up the fight!

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31 Jan
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It’s time to fight for the best of who we are

 

It's time to fight for the best of who we are.Medicare for all. Middle-class tax cuts. Universal background checks. Green new deal. Paid family leave.Add your donation to help us get our message to voters

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31 Jan
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We’re off and running in 2019!

It was eat start to 2019. I kicked off the year by taking the oath of office for my second term as Secretary of State and got right back to work on key initiatives to further st

 

It’s been a busy January and a great start to 2019. I kicked off the year by taking the oath of office for my second term as Secretary of State and got right back to work on key initiatives to further strengthen our democracy. As always, I want to keep you updated on what our team is working on.

I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR…

Thank you for your ongoing support and for believing in my leadership to protect the integrity of our elections, strengthen our democracy, and build California into the model for other states to follow. In my second term, I pledge to continue to work to make our elections more secure and accessible, make it easier for entrepreneurs to invest in and do business in California, to shine more light on money in state politics, to make our state archives more accessible for all Californians, and to make sure every Californian is counted in the 2020 Census.

You can watch my remarks from my Swearing-In here.

FREE THE VOTE

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Earlier this week, I joined with legislators from across the state to announce our support of the Free the Vote Act. Officially known as ACA 6 and authored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), this measure would restore voting rights to former inmates who are on parol. While parolees are transitioning back into the community, California invests in them through assistance with education, housing, job training, and healthcare. It is only logical to also engage former inmates in our democracy. Research shows that in jurisdictions where former inmates can easily regain the right to vote, they reoffend at lower rates. So this measure makes sense from both a voting rights and a public safety perspective.

But before the measure can appear on the ballot, it must be approved by the legislature. Read more about the Free the Vote Act here.

CONGRESS HEARS HOUSE RESOLUTION 1

The first priority for the U. S. House of Representatives in the new Congress is House Resolution 1, or H.R. 1, a legislative package that seeks to restore and protect rights, modernize elections, and end partisan gerrymandering, among other reforms. I see it as an opportunity to extend the reforms we have successfully championed in California to voters across the country.

As we expected, Republican opposition in the bill’s first hearing was fierce, but their opposition comes as no surprise — voter suppression has become a critical element of the Republican electoral strategy.

Republican opposition may be strong, but our resolve is stronger. Rest assured that I will engage in support of these voting rights and election security reforms. And I will keep you posted on the progress of the bill. Keep an eye out for our emails and our social media posts for news and updates.

You can read more about the H.R. 1 here, and read more about how California has already taken some of these steps on a state level here.

2020 CENSUS UPDATE

In a win for democracy, last week a federal judge struck down the Trump administration’s proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. While not the final word (there are other related lawsuits pending and the Supreme Court is expected to weigh in) last week’s ruling was compelling and encouraging.

Questioning the citizenship of every person in American is nothing but a thinly veiled attempt by the Trump administration to discourage or intimidate diverse communities — like the many in California — from participating in the census. At stake are billions of dollars in federal funding for the next decade and, more fundamentally, our representation in Congress and our voting rights. Accurate census data drives the reapportionment process and is vital to the redistricting process, so we must do everything we can to protect the integrity of the census. A citizenship question would only undermine the very purpose of the census.

As with H.R. 1, stay tuned to our email and social media posts for news and updates on this important issue.

Thank you again for taking a moment to catch up with me. I’m honored and excited to continue to serve as Secretary of State. Together, let’s continue to fight for our democracy.

For California and for our country,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State

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30 Jan
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We must resoundingly defeat the GOP in 2020

This past month has been defined by Trump’s reckless government shutdown.                                                                                                                                                                         

 

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This past month has been defined by Trump’s reckless government shutdown — and the harm he callously inflicted on hundreds of thousands of families held hostage over his racist wall.

But by coming together and speaking out alongside the federal workers affected, Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-21), forced Trump to end the shutdown and temporarily reopen the government.

Still, Trump and the GOP continue to spread their anti-immigrant propaganda as negotiations continue. It is clearer than ever that we must gear up to even more resoundingly defeat Trump and his GOP pawns in 2020.

As we approach our end-of-month fundraising deadline at midnight tomorrow, can you chip in $20.20 right now towards Democratic victories in 2020?

Trump’s government shutdown over his senseless wall represents so much that we are fighting against here at the Party: xenophobia, white supremacy, and a callous disregard for working people.

As California Democrats, we are dedicated towards empowering working families here in our state, and protecting our communities from Donald Trump and the GOP’s assault on our neighbors and our values.

We won big in 2018. And we can win bigger in 2020, but only if we continue to put our heads down and build towards victory.

Before our end-of-month fundraising deadline, click here to chip in $20.20 right now.

Thank you for being a California Democrat.

Chris Masami Myers, Executive Director
California Democratic Party

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