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22 Aug
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Conservative billionaires just dropped $2 million against me

I’m going to get straight to the point. We’re already being outspent by our opponent’s right-wing billionaires.

Marshall Tuck’s billionaire backers are the same ones who funded Betsy Devos’s education initiatives and candidates.

Marshall Tuck’s billionaire supporter like Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson, Jr. is the same one who funded the anti-LGBT Proposition 8 right here in California.

And now they have dropped $2 million dollars in commercials that are about to flood the Los Angeles airwaves.

I am proud to be the Democratic Party’s choice, public school teachers’ choice, and Senator Kamala Harris’s choice. I don’t take right wing extremist money. MY campaign is powered by the people. Now I need your help to fight back!

There is a reason my campaign has built a coalition of working class people. We are not bought by the highest bidder. We are fighting for public education that serves students, not Wall Street.

In solidarity

–Tony

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22 Aug
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IMPEACH HIM

Look, I’m going to level with you. I didn’t think I was going to write this email today. We had a whole plan about trying to get Dianne Feinstein to agree to debates (because she really should. It’s been 18 years, for goodness sakes.)

But then yesterday happened. Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, both found guilty. Michael Cohen TESTIFYING in open court that President Trump ordered him to commit a felony. And now what? Congressional Republicans and moderate Democrats are afraid of saying the one word that could solve this constitutional crisis: impeachment.

We need a fighter in Washington who is not afraid to say impeachment. We don’t need decades of moderation and backtracking. We need to impeach the president, and we need to do it ASAP. Make a donation to our campaign today and help us get there.

California doesn’t have to sit on the sidelines as this country goes down the tubes. We don’t need to be the moderate voice calling for patience while our house is on fire. We need to stand up for what we believe in and call for impeachment, AND Medicare for All, AND immigration reform, AND a 100% renewable energy grid. But right now I’ll settle for impeachment.

Donald Trump’s criminal administration has to end, now. Help elect a candidate who can put the pressure on Democrats to call for impeachment. We can’t do this without you.

We really don’t want to bombard you with too many emails — but when we saw what happened over the last 24 hours we couldn’t sit back and let it slide. We need to mobilize, reach out to new communities that are horrified over what’s going on in Washington D.C. and demand change.

In solidarity,

Kevin

 

 

 

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22 Aug
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Event Invitation: Sanger Democrats present T.J. Cox

  Patricia Sorensen invited you to her event   Sanger Democrats present T.J. Cox Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 PM Denny’s (Sanger, CA) in Sanger, California   Going     Interested     Not Interested   Moises Hernandez and 39 others are also on the guest list.             Pending Invites (8) Block invites from Patricia?    

Sanger Democrats present T.J. Cox

Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 PM

Denny’s (Sanger, CA) in Sanger, California

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22 Aug
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“No!” on a citizenship question in the 2020 census

San Francisco Chronicle: Judge allows California to sue Trump administration over census question

This is big news for California’s effort to stop Trump from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Now we must turn up the pressure on the Trump administration to drop this reckless pursuit that would derail the integrity of the census.

We know that a citizenship question on the census would discourage immigrant communities from responding, resulting in an undercount of our population. That’s why the question has not appeared on the decennial Census for more than fifty years.

The census must be accurate, and we must count everyone. That’s why I’m standing with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to tell the Trump administration “No!” on the citizenship question in the 2020 census.

Will you help us get 10,000 petition signatures and turn up the pressure on the Trump administration to drop this reckless pursuit? Add your name here >>

If we have an undercount of our population, vital federal services like homeland security funding, natural disaster preparation, transportation resources, and even resources for our schools could all be drastically cut.

But adding a citizenship question to the census isn’t merely a bad idea –– it’s unconstitutional.

The United States Constitution requires a total population count. The Trump administration is trying to hijack the census for political gain, and we can’t allow them to succeed.

Sign the petition today and help us reach 10,000 petition signatures to stop the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the census!

Thanks,

Alex Padilla

 

 

 

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21 Aug
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LA Times Comes Out Against AB 84 – Call Your Senator Today

Read this editorial, then call your senator today to stand up for clean money!                                                                                                                                                                         

 

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The California Democratic Party has formally opposed Assembly Bill 84 — and this fantastic editorial by the Los Angeles Times perfectly explains why. Please take a moment to read the editorial, then call your senator to respectfully ask them to oppose AB 84.

 

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An Unseemly Legislative Power Grab


The leaders of the Democratic and Republican caucuses in the state Legislature are among the most powerful politicians in the state. These four lawmakers — currently two men in the Assembly and two women in the Senate — are also among the most important fundraisers for their respective political parties.

But when it comes to deciding how to use the funds they raise, well, they are not so powerful. State law allows lawmakers and their campaign committees to contribute no more than $4,400 to a candidate per election, the same as any other individual donor. By contrast, a political party can donate an unlimited amount to the candidates they endorse.

The difference in contribution limits wasn’t so important not all that long ago, as legislative leaders and the party to which they belonged generally shared the goal of getting as many of their ilk elected to office as possible. But now that the top-two primary has upended the state’s elections, often pitting two candidates from the same party in the general election, there is sometimes disagreement between lawmakers and their party organizations about which candidate to support.

Here’s an example: In 2016, Raul Bocanegra challenged Assemblywoman Patty Lopez (D-San Fernando), who had unseated him from the job two years before. The Democratic Party endorsed Bocanegra, a former rising star in the party, and pumped money into his campaign. (Party rules don’t allow resources to be spent on candidates who don’t get the official party endorsement.) Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) backed Lopez, but there wasn’t a whole lot he could for her other than to contribute a few thousand dollars to her reelection campaign. Bocanegra prevailed, only to resign the following year after an investigation found he most likely engaged in sexual harassment.

This dynamic would change dramatically under a surprise bill that legislative leaders are trying to push through in the final weeks of the session to dramatically raise their fundraising and contribution limits. The proposal — which guts and amends an Assembly-passed bill to move up the date of California’s presidential primaries — was submitted just one day before the summer recess, thereby bypassing the normal legislative process of hearings.

Under the measure, each political party caucus in the Legislature would be allowed to create a new fundraising vehicle called a legislative caucus committee that could raise unlimited amounts in individual $36,500 increments, just as the state party committees can do, but would be controlled just by the leader of the caucus. The committees could funnel as much of this money as they want into candidate campaign accounts. Presumably their focus would be on helping reelect caucus members, but there would be nothing stopping a caucus committee from supporting candidates in open seats as well — or even opposing an incumbent who had clashed with the leadership.

We see all sorts of problems with this proposal, starting with the fact that it gives special interests a way to court favor directly with the people who make laws. Right now, if a legislative leader solicits a large check from a corporation or labor union, it goes into the dark hole of his or her political party, which would dole out money in accordance with its bylaws. If a special interest wants to directly contribute to a legislator, it is limited to $4,400 per election, which doesn’t exactly move the needle when campaigns routinely raise 50 or more times that amount.

The bill (Assembly Bill 84) is backed by top lawmakers from both parties, reflecting legislative leaders shared interest in amping up their power as well as their mutual frustration with the current limits. The frustration may be especially acute among Democrats, whose party establishment is being shaken up by progressives ready and willing to toss aside incumbents. (See the recent party endorsement of Democratic state Sen. Kevin de Leon over longtime U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.) But there’s also strong tea party-esque movement in the Republican party that has gone after more moderate members.

The California Democratic Party is vehemently opposed to the proposal, saying it would only deepen the divisions. This bill would be like “filing divorce papers,” as one party official put it during a hearing on Tuesday. The state’s Republican Party has not taken a position, but a plethora of good government groups have, including the League of Women Voters, California Clean Money Campaign and Common Cause. They are nervous about the Legislature making such a major revision to the state’s Political Reform Act in the chaotic final weeks of the session.

The bill’s supporters are touting AB 84 as a transparency and accountability measure because it would require more frequent disclosures by campaign committees. While we would like to see more frequent campaign disclosures, we are not fooled. Transparency is nothing more than the sweet coating to disguise the bitter taste of a power grab.

Call your senator today and respectfully ask them to oppose AB 84!

– The CDP Team

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21 Aug
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Cohen more than happy to tell Mueller all that he knows

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21 Aug
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Andrew Janz’s Campaign Tops Online Fundraising in California Last Month

Andrew Janz’s Campaign Tops Online Fundraising in California Last Month

Fresno, CA (Aug. 21, 2018) In the month of July, Andrew Janz raised more money than any other Congressional candidate or sitting member of House and Senate from his home state. Janz raised almost 1 million dollars. His strong July total puts him at 7th in the nation for online Democratic fundraising and 2nd in the nation for Congressional campaigns.

“It’s pretty obvious who’s funding my campaign and who’s funding Devin’s. This campaign proves you don’t have to take any corporate PAC money to run a strong race. You can tell by the numbers who’s ready to work for the people,” Andrew said.

Andrew’s filing shows an impressive 34,000+ contributions in the month of July. Janz continues to raise more money in the district than Nunes while also sticking to his pledge of not taking corporate PAC money.

Federal ActBlue filing summary July 2018 shows Andrew Janz tops California online fundraising.

Federal ActBlue Filing Summary July 2018 shows Andrew Janz 7th in the nation for online fundraising.

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Andrew Janz is running against 8-term incumbent Devin Nunes in California’s 22nd Congressional District. Andrew pledged to not take any corporate PAC money early on in the race. Andrew Janz is a local Fresno County prosecutor and resides in Fresno with his wife and two dogs.

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