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07 Sep
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ICYMI: Kavanaugh is a SUPREME THREAT to voting rights

Democratic Association of Secretaries of State Voting rights are under attack. From Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to the Republican Congress blocking election security funding to the Trump Department of Injustice and their intimidation tactics in North Carolina, our efforts to elect Democratic secretaries of state nationwide are increasingly urgent and important.

You can help. READ this week’s top stories about election security and the GOP voter suppression efforts.

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AXIOS: Black Caucus says Kavanaugh nomination is threat to voting rights

PBS: Supporters of election security bill warn delay could embolden Russia in 2018 midterms

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to increase election security funding NOW!

Mother Jones: Election Officials Are Alarmed as Trump Administration Subpoenas Voter Data From 44 North Carolina Counties

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07 Sep
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Let’s defeat Trump’s guy in the Central Valley

TJ Cox for Congress


Here’s the deal:

In 2016, California’s 21st district rejected Trump by a wide margin. He lost here by 16 points!

So why do we have a representative in Congress who votes with Trump 99% of the time?


Time and again, Valadao has proven that he’s willing to put Trump and his special interest donors ahead of the people he’s supposed to represent. The votes that Valadao has taken over the last two years — especially to repeal health care — are disastrous for the Central Valley. We deserve better than a rubber stamp for Trump’s agenda.

It’s time to send Valadao packing. Can you chip in to TJ’s campaign so we can defeat Valadao and bring real representation back to the Central Valley?

Thanks,

TJ Cox for Congress

 

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07 Sep
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Our best shot at winning CA-21 in decades.

TJ Cox for Congress


In just 62 days — about eight weeks — voters in California’s 21st district have a chance to send a Democrat to represent us in Congress for the first time in decades.

We proved that TJ Cox has the support and grassroots energy to flip this seat when we outraised Valadao with the help of small-dollar donors, despite the financial boosts he received from Mike Pence, Donald, and Ivanka Trump. But if we want to pull off an upset for the ages, we have to repeat the effort. And we have to get started now.

We’re in the final weeks of the campaign and everything we do from here on could make or break our chances. Can we count on you to chip in $10 — or whatever you can — each week until Election Day?

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It’s not just the experts at FiveThirtyEight who think CA-21 is ripe for flipping. Folks on the ground — many of whom have been in the Central Valley for years — are calling David Valadao’s votes against working families on health care and taxes a total betrayal. Compare that to TJ Cox, who has literally invested millions to bring health care access and job training to tens of thousands of Central Valley families in need.

Point is, we can pull this off. Voters are fired up to elect TJ Cox, but that’s only going to start right here with your support. So please commit to chipping in $10 — or whatever you can — for the remaining eight weeks until Election Day. We can’t leave anything on the table.

Thank you,

Francois Genard
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07 Sep
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Investing in Our Older Neighborhoods! 

 

Fresno City Councilmember Luis Chavez (District 5), and Fresno County Supervisor Sal Quintero (District 3) announce the joint City/County Orange Avenue Project. The partnership includes an investment of $1.3 million dollars to repave Orange Avenue between Church and Jensen Avenue. This effort has been years in the making, and is about reinvesting and rebuilding our older neighborhoods. Orange Avenue is a major corridor in District 5, with 350+ jobs serving several businesses, and residents who use this street daily, this is an important investment for pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the area.

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07 Sep
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What happened when I questioned Kavanaugh again

Late last night, I again had the opportunity to question Judge Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Here’s what happened, Fresno Dem club:

I repeatedly asked him if he believed Obergefell v. Hodges — the historic Supreme Court case that made it a constitutionally protected right for all couples to marry who they love — was correctly decided.

It was a very specific question — and he refused to answer.

Again.

I then continued to press Judge Kavanaugh on his opposition and hostility to Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose. I asked:

“Can a state prevent a woman from using the most common or widely accepted medical procedure to terminate her pregnancy?”

Once again, he refused to give a definitive answer.

That is the story of these hearings, Fresno Dem club: A nominee who refuses to answer our questions and Republican leaders who continue to rush the hearings and conceal documents that could give us insight into his record.

They’re trying to hide Kavanaugh’s record from the public, so that he can tilt the balance of the Supreme Court to the far right for a generation — all without the American people ever knowing his true nature as a partisan political operative.

That’s not right.

I would think that anyone who wanted to sit on the nation’s highest court would be proud of their record and would want the American people to see it.

I would think that anyone privileged to be nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States would want to be confirmed in a process that is not under a cloud.

I would think that anyone nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States would want to have a hearing that is characterized by transparency and fairness and integrity and not shrouded by uncertainty and suspicion, and concealment and doubt.

We should never have moved forward with this hearing, which is why I was the first Senator to object to the hearings on Tuesday and demand they be postponed. Sadly, I was ignored. The American people deserve better than this.

Today is the final day of Kavanaugh’s hearings and I’m asking you to continue fighting and making your voice heard. Call this number — (202) 224-3121 — and tell your U.S. Senator to oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation before it’s too late.

Thanks for reading and take care,

— Kamala

“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.”
– Dolores Huerta

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07 Sep
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Youre Invited to Tate’s Fall Kick Off This Week- Sept 5 & 8

Friends and :

 

Help District 3 Candidate Tate Hill kick of his Fall/General Election campaign this week:

You can also contribute online from the campaign website at any time at: https://tatehillforcouncil.com/contribute

Endorsements

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand

 

District 3 Councilmember

Oliver Baines

 

The Fresno Police Officers Association

 

Fresno City Professional Employees Association

 

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1027

 

H. Spees

 

Fresno County Assessor

Paul Dictos

 

Clovis City Councilmember

Vong Mouanoutoua

 

San Joaquin Mayor Pro Tem Amarpreet “Ruby” Dhaliwal

 

Malaga Water District President Charles Gararbedian

 

Fresno Councilmember Lionel Alvarado (former)

 

Kerman City Councilmember Bill Nijjer (former)

 

Larry Burris

District 3 Primary candidate

The Greater Fresno Chamber of Commerce

 

Associated Builders & Contractors – Northern California

 

California Apartment Association

 

The California Advocate Newspaper

 

T’Shaka Toure, Chair

Fresno Metro Black Chamber*

 

Fausto Hinojosa, Chair

Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation*

 

Antonio Valtierra, Fmr. Chair

Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation*

 

John Ostlund

 

Gurdeep Shergill

 

Kiel Lopez-Schmidt

 

Sylvesta Hall

 

George Marcus

 

Richard ‘Dick’ Keyes

 

Martha Elizabeth Hernandez

 

Tommie & Vernice Nellon, Kina McFadden, Adrian Harris, Janice Sumler, Cheryl Sumler, Elizabeth Camerena, Lula Hooks, Mike Smith, Ray Moore, Joi Eubanks, Baldev Birk

 

 

 

 

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07 Sep
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SCCCD Measure C&E Bond Update Newsletter

 

 

Hello Everyone,

 

Please find attached State Center Community College District’s latest Measure C & E Bond Newsletter updates.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lucy Ruiz, Executive Director of Public and Legislative Relations, at 559-244-5988 or lucy.ruiz@scccd.edu.

 

Best regards, 

 

Roseanne Susoeff

Administrative Aide

Public and Legislative Relations

State Center Community College District

1525 E. Weldon Ave.

Fresno, CA  93704

(559) 244-5969

 

 

 

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