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26 Mar
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Congratulate our new Senate President pro Tempore!

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This week, Senator Toni Atkins made history when she was sworn in as the new head of the California Senate.

Her swearing in on Wednesday makes Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins both the first woman and first openly LGBTQ Californian to lead the upper house of our state legislature.

As Atkins said when she was sworn in, “It’s about time.” Will you join us in congratulating Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins on this historic moment by signing our card today?

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With the support of California Democrats like you and Democratic legislators up and down the state, Senator Toni Atkins is going to lead California to even more progressive victories for our great state.

Join us in congratulating Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins today. Sign our official card.

Thanks for helping us mark this historic moment!

The CADEM Team

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26 Mar
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CDP Weekly Update

Weekly Update – March 23, 2018

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

RIP Nancy McFadden

We were saddened to learn that Nancy McFadden, Chief of Staff to Governor Jerry Brown, passed away this morning. She was one of the most thoughtful, intelligent and effective public servants working anywhere in California, and she played a crucial role in stabilizing California during the worst days of the Great Recession, while aiding Governor Brown in crafting our remarkable economic recovery.

Her service to the people of California began during the Gray Davis years. She joined the Davis Administration after having established herself a skilled and effective part of the Clinton Administration, where she had served in numerous posts, including the Justice Department and the Office of the Vice President.

Our state was very fortunate to have such an accomplished, compassionate and effective woman serving the public. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancys family, with Governor Brown and First Lady Ann Gust, and with the peerless team Nancy so ably led in the Governors Office.

Black Women’s Democratic Club Launch Party A Huge Success!

We wanted to provide you this quick recap from the organizers of last night’s launch:

Last night’s BWDC launch party was a total success.  Over 200 women and a few men who support us showed up from all over the State of California.  In an era of rhetoric and ridiculousness, a group of intergenerational Black Women in Los Angeles have decided to take a stand for Black Women and our community.

Board members Kashina Young, Joy Masha, Sydney Kamlager Dove, Jacqueline Horton, Rachel Brashier, Myla Rahman and Nourbese Flint are excited about expanding the current political representation and participation of Black women as voters, candidates and elected/appointed officials.

Congratulations Black Women’s Democratic Club on an amazing event! And as always, If you’d like us to help promote your event, please e-mail CDP Communications Director John Vigna.

March For Our Lives Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday, 3/24) students and gun violence prevention supporters will take part in the nationwide March For Our Lives, organized by the survivors of last month’s horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

CDP Organizers have been working closely with event organizers in key battlegrounds represented by pro-NRA Republicans. Click here to find an event near you, or text ENOUGH to 97779 for a list of the nearest events from the CDP’s new mobile alerts.

In Memory of Stephon Clark

Earlier this week, Sacramento was the scene of the latest in a series of incidents across the nation where an unarmed, young Black man was shot to death by law enforcement. Stephon Clark, 20, was killed in his own backyard, holding a cell phone that law enforcement mistook for a weapon.

Stephon Clark’s death has generated national headlines, as have the protests and vigils held in his memory. Many of the CDP HQ staff live, or have lived, in the same neighborhood that Stephon Clark called home. Some of us have kids who will look like Stephon when they’re older, and some of us have kids who looked like Stephon when they were his age. He was part of our community, and he could have been our son, loved one or friend. We are deeply saddened, frustrated and angered by his death.

Our thoughts and prayers are, of course, with his family and friends who are mourning his death. But we know thoughts and prayers are not enough. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter activists, family members and friends of Stephon Clark who have organized vigils, marches and protests to seek justice for him. Democrats at every level must work for change and reform that will make these injustices a thing of the past.

 

 

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26 Mar
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Something strange is going on…

Kamala Harris

I wanted to update you quickly on something that’s been happening to our campaign in recent weeks: a sudden surge of right-wing attacks.

It started about a month or so ago when Trump’s favorite Fox News host, Sean Hannity, attacked Kamala saying she was “unhinged” for calling out GOP leaders for failing to protect DACA recipients from deportation.

Then a former White House advisor attacked us too. Then right-wing outlets like Breitbart and Fox & Friends piled on. Then came an avalanche of hate-filled tweets and Facebook comments. I’ll spare you the details.

Here’s what I think is happening: Kamala and our campaign have focused on building a powerful coalition of Americans that can stand up to this Administration’s agenda and articulate an aspirational vision of this country rooted in justice and equality. To them, that’s terrifying. Hence the attacks.

Now, this is all troubling — but it’s nothing we can’t handle thanks to supporters like you. I’m reaching out to ask you to make a contribution to Senator Kamala Harris’ campaign. Your support helps us fight back against these right-wing attacks. Can Kamala count on you?

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Thank you for always standing with our campaign. These attacks will not work in silencing Kamala or this community of committed progressive activists.

Talk more soon,

Juan Rodriguez
Campaign Manager
Kamala Harris for Senate

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26 Mar
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*** No candidate for U.S. Senate has been endorsed by the CDP ***

I have some unfortunate news to share with you: Yesterday President Trump announced that his new National Security Advisor will be John Bolton.

David Corn of Mother Jones said it best: this is “the scariest development of this presidency.”

Bolton is a proud warmonger and Iraq war cheerleader who has advocated for pre-emptive strikes against Iran and North Korea.

Michael, I respect Dianne Feinstein’s service to our state, but I disagree strongly with her vote to authorize the Iraq war.

California must have two senators as vocal and active as possible to stop Trump from taking us into any further illegal, costly, and tragic wars.

Please chip in to my campaign to help me take this message to the U.S. Senate.

With our FEC deadline on March 31, every dollar matters, now more than ever before.

We’re setting an ambitious goal of raising $50,000 in the next 8 days, and every cent will go towards promoting a peaceful, progressive message to Californians who need to hear from my campaign.

Bolton’s views are scary, no doubt. And Trump’s leadership doesn’t inspire anything but nail-biting. But this team, our activism, and our values, are more than enough to drown out any potential calls for war.

I agree with Martin Luther King, Jr., who said:

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

So Michael, I hope you’ll remain hopeful and optimistic, and contribute whatever you can afford to my campaign.

Thank you,

Kevin

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26 Mar
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ATTN: Recent poll

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

First, we are closing in a deadline on March 31st and would appreciate your help in getting us across the finish line. Click here to contribute today.

Second, I wanted to give you an update on a recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). We were not included in it since I was only 2 weeks in, but we are meeting with them in a week and a half as part of their candidate process.

However, there are a number of takeaways I want to share:

1) People are looking for alternative options. Only 55% of voters are satisfied with the existing candidate pool. There are nearly twice as many undecided voters as there are people voting for the current second place candidate (24% vs. 14%).

2) The second place race has become an open question, with no one consistently breaking through. In fact, a number of candidates vying for second place actually lost some ground in the last poll.

3) There are several candidates who have been running for a long time, spending a lot of money, and have vote totals that continue to lag in the single digits. Breaking through is tough, but especially tougher when the major issues of our time have been left out of the discussion.

This leads me to our campaign.

As you know, we have been moving the discussion from the start by an unconventional timeline and unconventional candidacy (FYI – I was recently called the anti-trump candidate, the first woman of color candidate, the next gen candidate, the “brazen” candidate, the list goes on).

But, most importantly, we are earning attention by talking about the issues people care about at this moment in our history. As a woman, #MeToo survivor, and daughter of former farm workers, I can’t help but talk about the most high profile issues of the 2018 election cycle.  We’ve just witnessed the largest protests in US history over women’s empowerment and sexual misconduct. But, these issues were barely even discussed until I entered this race. Further, this poll indicates that immigration is one of the top issues for voters. Again, my background, as the daughter of former farmworkers and an immigrant father from Mexico, puts me squarely in the middle of the discussion (and again, also anti-trump).

Now, back to work, and just a little reminder of all that has already defied the odds this cycle:

– Less funded women candidates unseated 11 Republican incumbents in Virginia.

– A Dem won a US Senate seat in Alabama due to voter reactions to sexual misconduct.

– Texas is about to send its first few Latinas to Congress even though they were outspent.

Thank you for supporting our campaign,

  

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