31 Aug

Not going to let DeVos silence CA students

Dear Friend,

There are a lot of things that I’m going to do as Superintendent of Public Instruction, from expanding computer science programs to investing in school-based mental health services.

Here’s what I’m not going to do: I am not going to let Betsy DeVos silence California students.  

While DeVos plans to shut down the Federal Office for English-Language Learners, I’m fighting for more resources for bilingual education.  This week my bill 2514, which provides millions to school districts to invest in bilingual programs, passed in the state legislature and is headed to the Governor’s desk.

While DeVos dismisses civil rights for transgender students, I’m fighting to protect our LGBTQ students.  My bill AB 2153, which provides resources to train educators on how to support LGBTQ students, is also on its way to being signed into law by the Governor!

And when DeVos proposed using federal education funding to arm teachers, I said: not in our schools.  Next week I’m hosting a public forum to hear from experts why gun violence occurs in schools and what real solutions we can pursue to keep our kids safe.  Click here to learn more about how you can attend or watch a livestream of our School Safety Public Forum in Oakland on Thursday, September 6.

DeVos has proposed many harmful policies, but we are fighting back in the great state of California.  I’ll continue to protect public education and the central mission of public education: serving all kids. Are you with me?

Thank you,

Tony Thurmond

Paid for by Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018

Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018
PO Box 2145
Richmond CA 94802 United States

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31 Aug



To:  Housing and Community Development Stakeholders


You are receiving this email because you have previously expressed interest in receiving updates related to the City of Fresno’s (City) Housing and Community Development efforts.  If you no longer wish to receive e-mails like this, please simply reply with the word STOP to be removed from future messages. Please also consider sharing the attached public notice (English, Hmong, Spanish) with your networks, and those that may be interested in providing review and/or public comments as outlined below.


The City is reaching out to interested individuals to share information about the citizen engagement process for the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  The CAPER serves to meet the performance reporting requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as set forth with the Consolidated Plan Regulations. The performance report, due to HUD 90 days after the close of the City’s program year on June 30, is due by September 29th of each year.  The draft report describes activities undertaken by the City of Fresno during the Program Year (PY) 2017, beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, using the following federal funds:


  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG),
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG),
  • Home Investment Partnership (HOME), and
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV/AIDS (HOPWA). 


These limited resources assist with funding community development efforts to improve housing, economic, and social conditions and opportunities for low-income and moderate-income residents of Fresno. The City funded and administered projects to address the four main goals of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. The City also supported its goals and strategies through administrative actions, including providing support to neighborhood groups and non-profits, planning and coordination of local resources and with other organizations such as the continuum of care, and through certifications of consistency.


Beginning August 31, 2018, a Public Review Draft of the report will be made available for a fifteen day review period. The Draft Public Review Program Year 2017 CAPER is available at Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno Street, Room 2133 (City Clerk’s Office) and Room 3070 (Housing Division); as well as at the Downtown Branch of the Fresno County Public Library and online at under the Plans and Reports tab. Written comments may be mailed to: City of Fresno, DARM, Attention: Tom Morgan, 2600 Fresno Street, Room 3070 Fresno California, 93721 or by e-mail to by no later than September 17, 2018.


The Housing and Community Development Commission will conduct a public workshop on September 12, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., at Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno Street, Second Floor, Meeting Room A. The Fresno City Council will be presented with the Draft PY 2017 CAPER for consideration and adoption on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at or about 10:15 AM. at Fresno City Hall, Second Floor, in the Council Chambers.


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31 Aug

Update: Clean drinking water back online for Stratford

Dear Friend:


A few weeks ago, Stratford’s wells went out and the community lost access to running water.

Hosting a water drive to deliver clean water to Stratford.

I’m proud that our community banded together behind the residents of Stratford, donating water and other important resources.  Thanks to our collective efforts, Stratford residents once again have clean, running water. 


Every human being deserves access to clean water. This tragic situation underscores the need for our elected officials to address our region’s aging water infrastructure and make long overdue investments. I’m running for State Senate to ensure we have a strong advocate in Sacramento leading on these issues.

I hope I can continue to count on your support in this important effort.


Melissa Hurtado
Candidate, State Senate District 14

Copyright © 2018 Melissa Hurtado for Senate, All rights reserved.
Paid for by Hurtado for Senate 2018 FPPC ID #1401462

Our mailing address is:

Melissa Hurtado for Senate

PO Box 1246

Sanger, CA 93657-1246

Add us to your address book


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31 Aug

Event Invitation: Tate Hill Campaign Rally and Precinct Walk

  Tate Hill invited you to Tate Hill for Fresno City Council ‘s event   Tate Hill Campaign Rally and Precinct Walk Saturday, September 8 at 9:30 AM Tate Hill for Fresno City Council HQ – 1603 E Fresno Street   Going     Interested     Not Interested   Join Tate for the a Campaign Rally and Walk on Saturday, September 8 at Campaign HQ in Downtown Fresno. Have a light refreshments, hear from other supporters, and walk with him and other volunteers… Jesse Dominguez and 15 others are also on the guest list.             Pending Invites (13) Block invites from Tate?    

Tate Hill invited you to Tate Hill for Fresno City Council‘s event

Tate Hill Campaign Rally and Precinct Walk

Saturday, September 8 at 9:30 AM

Tate Hill for Fresno City Council HQ – 1603 E Fresno Street

Join Tate for the a Campaign Rally and Walk on Saturday, September 8 at Campaign HQ in Downtown Fresno. Have a light refreshments, hear from other supporters, and walk with him and other volunteers…

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30 Aug

BWOPA-Fresno/SJV – September Newsletter (attached)


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30 Aug

event announcement

Hello, please find details for an event we are hosting next month on September 25th in Hanford. All are invited to attend and there will be a bus from Fresno to Hanford.

Calling all seniors, retirees and activists. Join the California Alliance for Retired Americans for a candidate/issue town hall with a candidate forum and ballot proposition forum in Hanford, CA. All are invited to attend and register at  Breakfast, lunch and materials are included for $10. See you at the Portuguese Fraternal Hall located at 1015 N.10th Avenue in Hanford on Tuesday, September 25th. 10 am – 3 pm.

Thanks in advance and details are attached. There

In solidarity, 

Vishnu Subramaniam 

Central Valley Organizer 

California Alliance for Retired Americans 


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30 Aug

I will not stand by while Donald Trump attacks our values

As Attorney General, my job is to do everything I can to defend California’s families and values. 


These days, it also means protecting those values against attacks from wherever they may come, including Washington, DC.


I’ve sued the Trump administration more than 40 times since taking office to stop Donald Trump from harming our communities. But I’m on the ballot this fall and my Republican opponent won’t stand up for Californians against the Trump administration’s attacks.



California is the world’s fifth-largest economy and a leader when it comes to progressive policies.


But Donald Trump wants to roll back our progress, whether it’s our environmental protections, the way we treat immigrants, or the work we’ve done to make health care more affordable and accessible to all.



Thank you,




Xavier Becerra -- California Attorney General

Becerra for Attorney General 2018
777 South Figueroa Street
Suite 4050 Los Angeles, CA 90017-5864


TThank you for supporting Xavier Becerra. Grassroots supporters like you help us protect California’s working families, advance criminal justice reform, and keep our communities safe.

From the all of us at Team Becerra, thanks for your support!

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