27 Mar

Paul Krugman’s NYTimes column

Opinion | Putting the Ex-Con in Conservatism

Their sustained, invariant agenda has been upward redistribution of income: cutting taxes on the rich while weakening the social safety net.

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26 Mar

Congressman Jim Costa Campaign Kick-off

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26 Mar


*** No candidate for Lt. Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***


For Immediate Release

March 26, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


Northeast Democratic Club Endorses Senator Hernandez’ Statewide Campaign

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Demonstrating the breadth and depth of his grassroots support as he seeks the office of California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez was endorsed by the Northeast Democratic Club.

Expressing his gratitude for the endorsement, Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez remarked:

“Grassroots activists are the backbone of the Democratic Party and the progressive movement, and this endorsement from the Northeast Democratic Club is a testament to the fact that our message is resonating throughout the state.  I’m committed to continuing the progress that California has made, from building a more fair economy to broader access to healthcare to more investments in schools, cleaner air and water and more. I’m very grateful for their support and look forward to working with them in the months ahead.”

In February, Senator Hernandez was the top vote getter among delegates at the California Democratic Party convention. With 1,157 votes cast in his favor at the California Democratic Party convention, Senator Hernandez received more delegate votes than any candidate running for Governor of California, where the top vote getter earned 1,087 votes, as well as more votes than California’s incumbent U.S. Senator, who received 1,023. Senator Hernandez triumphed at convention despite not surpassing the high 60% vote threshold required to win the endorsement.

Recently, State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez rolled out a new digital video ad, titled “Proven Progressive,” in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor. The ad highlights some of the Senator’s high-powered endorsements, including from the California Nurses Association and the California Teachers Association, along with his 100% legislative voting scorecard from organizations like the California Labor Federation* and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Advocates*.

To view Senator Hernandez’ video ad, “Proven Progressive,” click on the screen below or here.

Significantly, recently California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ groundbreaking drug transparency bill, SB-17, into law.  Senator Hernandez’ latest digital video ad, titled, “Life or Death,” features a moving testimonial from Kendall Renee, who is allergic to more than 95% of foods and carries at least four EpiPens with her at all times. Renee highlights Senator Hernandez’ efforts to combat skyrocketing drug costs in the ad.

View Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot.

View Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here.

View Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,“.

A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, and local businessman, “Dr. Ed” (as he is known to his patients) has spent his life bringing quality eye care to predominantly low-income communities.  As a health care provider, the need to improve access to health care for all Californians is what first drove him to run for office.

Since being elected to the Assembly in 2006 and the Senate in 2010, Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a leader on the implementation of federal health care reform – helping expand access to affordable health care, control costs, and improve the network of providers so people can actually get quality care when they need it. Dr. Ed has been a champion by expanding educational opportunity to qualified students overlooked by our public schools and universities, as well as a major proponent for government reform, including fixing a broken initiative system too often hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations. Dr. Ed Hernandez is running to take this experience, leadership, and vision to the next level by serving the people of California as their Lieutenant Governor.

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26 Mar

This discrimination must end

*** No candidate for Attorney General has been endorsed by the CDP ***

Late Friday night, Donald Trump doubled down on his efforts to ban transgender individuals from serving in our military.

Such bigotry has no place in our state and it certainly should have no place in our nation. In fact, it’s a violation of our Constitution.

That’s why I fought Trump’s transgender service member ban in court earlier this year. Many courts have agreed that Trump’s initial action was unlawful — months ago we secured an injunction that effectively ended the ban!

But now Trump is trying again with a new policy that sounds like the old.  Michael, these are Californians who must not be discriminated against or marginalized. 

As your Attorney General, I’m ready to continue fighting vigorously to protect the rights of transgender individuals alongside active-duty transgender service members, Equality California, and others in court. I told the Associated Press: 

“California will take every measure available to prevent President Trump’s discriminatory action that harms or marginalizes transgender service members — or any other transgender Americans who wish to courageously defend our nation.” Read more here.

Can I count on you to stand with me as our fight continues in court?

Thank You,


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26 Mar

Bumping This Message

TJ Cox for Congress

I wanted to make sure you saw that our campaign was just added to the Democrats’ “Red to Blue” list of priority races to win across the country.

We’re proud that our race is being recognized as a crucial race in 2018, but let me be very clear: Winning begins and ends here at home — with committed supporters across the Central Valley coming together to create the change we need to see in our community.

Your voice, your support, and your ideas will always be front and center in this campaign.

Thanks for standing with me — through everything. Now let’s flip this seat.

Chip in to join the team that’s going to make history in California’s 21st >>

More soon,


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26 Mar

In one week

*** No candidate for Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

The most important filing period of my campaign ends in just seven days. That’s why I need you to step up today with your biggest contribution yet. 

The campaign is really taking off. In just the past week I earned endorsements from the largest San Francisco Democratic Club — the Harvey Milk LGBT Club, as well as the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club, the East Bay Women’s Political Alliance, FUN (Fremont-Union City-Newark) Progressives, San Francisco’s Richmond Democratic Club and Santa Cruz County for Bernie Sanders. Stay tuned for one more major announcement this week.

The race for second place is wide open and nearly a statistical tie among the candidates. I’m the only one who is not accepting corporate money, and the one with the biggest opportunity for growth. All I need is financial resources to get my message out there.

So…are you in? Please give what you can today. I need you to help me be successful in the next reporting period. The competition knows if I’m in the top two, we win. Help us make that a reality with a contribution here.

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26 Mar

Another win for Election Security

*** Alex Padilla has been endorsed for Secretary of State by the CDP ***

Alex Padilla

In January, I proudly shared with you the news that Trump disbanded his sham voter fraud commission. It was an example of the results we can achieve when we stand united and resist.

I’m happy to report another win — a solid win for election security — and it wouldn’t have been possible without our unity and resistance.

On Friday, Trump signed the $3.1 billion omnibus spending bill, despite his veto threats.

We successfully pressed Congress to include $380 million in Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funds in the bill, overcoming Trump’s continued denial of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. These HAVA funds will now be distributed to states to fund the replacement and upgrading of aging voting systems.

While the need is greater than the amount approved last week, this investment is helpful and timely as states are preparing for the 2018 elections. And it wouldn’t have been possible without you. Our resistance is working.

But our work isn’t done. And I still need your help.

Please support my reelection campaign so I can continue to do everything in my power to defend our elections against cyber threats and to defend our right to vote.

Thank you for standing with me to ensure that we defend our democracy.


Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State


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