20 Jun

Ivanka Trump in our backyard

TJ Cox for Congress

BREAKING: Ivanka Trump just headlined a fundraiser in Fresno, CA (CA-21) that raised $3.1 million for vulnerable Republicans like David Valadao. We’re asking supporters to help counter this massive haul by chipping in to elect Democrat TJ Cox in CA-21.

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Not exactly the news we wanted to start our Tuesday with, Michael.

One of the Republicans’ biggest fundraising nights of the election cycle just took place right in our backyard in Fresno, CA.

Ivanka Trump headlined the fundraiser for the GOP’s “Protect the House” committee, which was specifically created to protect vulnerable targets like David Valadao from our blue wave. Politico reports she raked in a staggering $3.1 MILLION in the one-night event. We’re stunned.

If we’re going to flip this California seat WE MUST prove that this blue wave is real by matching their deep-pocketed donors with our grassroots energy. Can you donate now to elect TJ Cox to Congress and send Trump’s loyal foot soldier packing?

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David Valadao knows he’s on thin ice for voting lock-step with Republicans’ backward agenda to destroy health care, give corporate tax breaks, and slash Medicare funding for his constituents.

But he’s doubling down on his allegiance to Trump’s inner circle so he can access their cash and stay in power.

We need your help to hold Valadao accountable by unseating him in 2018. Chip in a donation to elect TJ Cox and flip CA-21 >>

Thanks for your support.

TJ Cox for Congress


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20 Jun

Sign the petition: Kirstjen Nielsen must resign

Earlier this week I called on Kirstjen Nielsen to resign as Secretary of Homeland Security for a lack of transparency and for implementing a policy of separating thousands of children from parents along our border.

Her numerous misleading statements, including denying this week that the government had a policy of separating children from their families at the border, are disqualifying.

She has lost the trust of the American people and must resign — and I am asking you to add your voice alongside mine in this fight:

Can you add your name to my petition demanding Kirstjen Nielsen resign as Secretary of Homeland Security?

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Let me be clear: our government should be in the business of keeping families together, not tearing them apart.

And despite what this Administration is saying, there is no law forcing them to cruelly separate children from their families.

For that reason and more, Nielsen has lost the trust of the American people and must resign immediately. Sign here if you agree with me.

Thanks for adding your name,

— Kamala

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20 Jun

A timely request, if you know someone…

As a father, I would never imagine that our federal government would forcibly and unnecessarily pull children away from their parents. But as you know, that’s exactly what’s happening.

That’s why yesterday I sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice to make my strong opposition to its “zero tolerance” policy crystal clear.

Along with attorneys general from other concerned states, I’m demanding that Donald Trump end his dangerous and heart-wrenching policy.

If you know anyone who may have been impacted by the Administration’s inhumane action, please invite them to write me via Facebook here.

Medical experts confirm it’s traumatic for thousands of children — with long-lasting consequences.

The only word that even gets close to describing how I feel is: horrified.

How any American President would direct such a cruel policy that contradicts our values is hard to comprehend.

For Trump, this is a new low.


Please help relay to families you know that I want to hear from anyone affected.



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19 Jun

Juneteenth Independence Day


The celebration of Juneteenth Independence Day is a reminder of the tremendous sacrifices made by African-Americans and people of conscience in the long struggle for liberation. Over 150 years later, with so many challenges facing African-Americans ranging from disparities in access to healthcare and economic opportunities to a criminal justice system that disproportionately impacts African-Americans, this Juneteenth is a solemn reminder of the work that remains to build the truly just and equal society.

As we reflect on the hard-won abolition of the system of chattel slavery in the United States, one of the great moments of progress in human history, we must also be determined to keep pushing for dismantling the racist systems that replaced it. From structural inequalities in our economy that hold back black advancement to a criminal justice system that fills prisons with black and brown youth; from our education system that remains starkly separate and unequal to the inadequate and deadly lack of access to health care in our communities, the long march to freedom and justice must continue.

The history of the Democratic Party itself is a history of this struggle. For more than a century, our Party was all too often on the wrong side of history, and even great Democratic leaders relied on support from open racists to win elections. The heroic work of ordinary men and women led by civil rights organizers like Fannie Lou Hamer broke the hold of segregationists and bigots on our Party. It is their work that made the Barack Obama presidency possible, and it is their example that we must follow today in fighting to ensure that Black Lives Matter.

Let’s keep marching.

In Solidarity

Eric C. Bauman, Chair
California Democratic Party

Darren W. Parker, Chair
California Democratic Party African-American Caucus

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19 Jun

Summer Victory Celebration

Join Trustee Nelson Esparza for a Summer Victory Celebration! We will celebrate a successful run in the June Primary Election and launch into the November General Election.


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18 Jun

CDP Weekly Update

Weekly Update – 6.16.18

It’s been another productive week for Your CDP Team. See below for a recap of this week’s activities. 


On Wednesday, Your CDP Headquarters was the scene of a phenomenal unity rally to celebrate Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s leadership of our statewide ticket. CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman hosted the event, which featured remarks from Lt. Governor Newsom, Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon – and a surprise guest, Governor Jerry Brown, who endorsed Lt. Governor Newsom in his remarks. 

They were joined onstage by our CDP-endorsed candidates for statewide office – Alex Padilla, Xavier Becerra, Betty Yee, Fiona Ma, Ricardo Lara and Tony Thurmond – as well as CDP Vice Chair Alex Gallardo Rooker, Secretary Jenny Bach, Controller Dan Weitzman, former CDP Chair Sen. John Burton and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Sternberg. Check out the video highlights below:

We’re not gonna lie… Seeing these talented and progressive leaders on stage together was inspiring. This is the most diverse, most talented, and most accomplished Democratic ticket in generations. And we know they are going to lead us to our third consecutive clean sweep of statewide races in November. 

And Speaking of Unity…

On Thursday, Chair Bauman was delighted to announce an agreement between Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis and Senator Ed Hernandez to forgo seeking the CDP endorsement at our upcoming Executive Board meeting in July. You can read the full statement here, but we want to highlight Chair Bauman’s praise for Senator Hernandez and Ambassador Kounalakis:

“Ed Hernandez and Eleni Kounalakis have demonstrated extraordinary and thoughtful leadership with this decision. They are putting the unity and integrity of the Party above their own considerations, and that is exactly the kind of leadership Californians expect from Democrats. I am proud that our Party will be represented by these two talented and progressive leaders in the race for Lieutenant Governor.”

London Breed Makes History

Your CDP Team is delighted to congratulate London Breed for becoming the first Black Woman ever elected Mayor of San Francisco. We are very excited to have such a talented and exciting Woman of Color leading one of the most iconic cities in the world. Congratulations, Mayor-Elect Breed!

CDP Post-Primary Endorsement Process

The 2018 CDP Post-Primary Endorsement Process Memo is now available – click here to read

Per CDP By-Laws, if a CDP-endorsed candidate in the Primary Election advances to the General Election in a race, that endorsement remains in effect (e.g we endorsed Tony Thurmond for SPI, and that endorsement carries over to November).

Otherwise, the post-Primary endorsement process will be held in the manner outlined in the memo for Federal and State offices – U.S. Senate, State Constitutional Office, U.S. House, State Senate and State Assembly.

Please note, the rules vary depending on whether one Democratic candidate advances to the General Election or two Democratic candidates advance to the General Election and neither candidate received the Pre-Primary endorsement.

Yeah, we know it’s a little confusing – if you have questions, contact the CDP Political Department at 916.442.5707 or visit the CDP Endorsements page for more information.

CDP Rules Committee Updates

Bylaw Amendments for Consideration – Several bylaw amendments will be up for consideration at the July 2018 Executive Board Meeting. For a full list of amendments, please click here.

Election of Officers Subcommittee Written Testimony – As a reminder, the CDP Rules Election of Officers Subcommittee welcomes written testimony and comments to update the procedures for the election of Statewide Officers and Regional Directors. The deadline to submit written testmiony is Sunday, June 24, 2018. Click here to access Rules Election of Officers Subcommittee Online Testimony Form.

For more information on CDP Rules Committee, visit the Rules Committee page:

Oh, would you look at that. Another on-time balanced budget 😉

Waaaaaay back in terrible days of George W. Bush’s Great Recession, California had a bit of a budget problem (looking at you Schwarzenegger).

In fact, at one point, the state was just a few days away from running out of money completely. And we had a $60 Billion deficit in a $120 Billion budget.

The Hannitys and O’Reileys and Limbaughs, and the Tea Party, and Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, and the bigots, crooks and sociopaths who run the RNC, they all relished the fact that we were on the brink of tossing kids off CalWorks and and throwing poor students out of college.

Such charming people, these Republicans.

They compared us to Greece, and they predicted we’d fall into the Pacific any day now.

And then Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Speaker John A. Perez got to work and proved them wrong.

Not only did they pass a series of reforms to the state budget process that removed Republican chokeholds (like the supermajority requirement to pass a budget), the work they did to restore our finances improved California’s credit rating for the first time in decades.

They passed three consecutive on-time balanced budgets that built up a real reserve and rainy day fund to protect us against the next Recession – all while expanding healthcare for 3 million previously uninsured Californians.

Later, as the economy improved and our finances fully recovered, Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Speaker Toni Atkins passed three more consecutive, on-time and balanced budgets.

The reserve continued to grow and our long-term debt continued to shrink – all while investing in college affordability, green energy, support for our veterans and building more affordable housing.

Right now, Governor Brown is about to sign his eighth consecutive, on-time and balanced budget.

This is an unprecedented accomplishment in California history, and Governor Brown, Senate Pro Tem Atkins and Speaker Rendon should be commended for making California the case-in-point of fiscal responsibility.

But more importantly, they should be celebrated for passing a budget that speaks to our values and our beliefs as Democrats.

You can read the full highlights of the state budget here, but in particular, we want to spotlight some things near and dear to our hearts:

  • $78 Billion in funding for California schools
  • Nearly $500 Million increase for the CSU/UC 
  • $1 Billion increase in healthcare spending from voter-approved tobacco taxes 
  • $300 Million increase in mental health services
  • $500 Million increase in CalWORKS/SSI programs to combat extreme poverty 
  • Nearly $1 Billion increase for affordable housing and reducing homelessness
  • Over $5 Billion in public transit, road repairs and other transportation projects. 

California is the gold standard when it comes to fiscal responsibility, and this budget proves that when Democrats are in charge, the government works for working people. Take some time next week and call and thank your Assemblymember and Senator for doing a fantastic job on this budget!

And in honor of Governor Brown’s last budget, here’s the Hon. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. challenge Chris Christie to a chin-up contest:

We’re gonna miss the hell out of that guy. (And we look forward to his 5th term in 2046). 

–CDP Update






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18 Jun

I need $5 to defeat Devin Nunes

I’ll be straightforward. I need $5 to defeat Devin Nunes >>

Will you give just $5 to my Democratic campaign today?



I just won my competitive primary and will go head to head with Devin Nunes in a matter of months.

Who am I?

I’ve dedicated my life to protecting my neighbors. I’ve prosecuted gang members, career criminals, and would-be murderers.

But just as our communities deserve to be protected from violence, we also deserve to be protected against the Special Interests attacking our country.

So now, I’m ready to take on Trump’s most corrupt puppet: Devin Nunes.

Listen, winning won’t be easy. Nunes’ ARMY of millionaire donors will do everything to stop us.

I need you with me. Can I count on you to donate $5 to help me defeat Devin Nunes?

Triple-Match: $5 
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Triple-Match: $100 
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I decided to run against Devin Nunes because he doesn’t care about helping the everyday people in our state.

He only listens to the concerns of billionaires and Special Interests Groups.

He only cares about saving Donald Trump’s joke of a Presidency.

When I decided to run for Congress, I knew I wanted to run a fair campaign. That’s why I decided to reject all Corporate PAC money.

Winning this race would send a SHOCKWAVE through the White House.

So if we’re going to make this happen, I need your help Michael. Can you spare just $5 today?

Triple-Match: $5 
Triple-Match: $15 
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Triple-Match: $50 
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Other Amount 

Thank you,

-Andrew Janz

Democratic Candidate for Congress

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