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23 Apr
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She listens

*** Betty Yee has been endorsed for State Controller by the CDP ***

Betty Yee for State Controller

I am honored by the numerous endorsements I have earned for my re-election campaign from organizations that stand up for workers, women, our environment, and more, and from elected and civic leaders throughout California.  Heading into these 2018 elections, all of us are surrounded by a noisy world of 24-hour reports of “news,” quick sound bites of “information,” and higher decibel “conversations” that are intended to energize yet mostly mask what is important.

So imagine my surprise when I read the following message I recently received:

“I had the pleasure of meeting Betty Yee during her first campaign for State Controller.  I was pleasantly surprised the first time she greeted me after her election.  Unlike many candidates whose personal attention lasts until they get your vote, Betty’s did not diminish in the least.  If anything, her sincerity, consideration and ability to listen has increased during her tenure in office.  I also know this story is not unique to me.  I have heard similar accounts from others.  I am honored to endorse her again to continue as our State Controller.”  Barbara Nelson, Assembly District 65 Delegate     

Please join Barbara Nelson in supporting my re-election by contributing $10, $25, or $50 so I may continue to listen and learn what is top of mind for Californians in all regions of our state during these noisy, uncertain times.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Betty

Betty T. Yee

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23 Apr
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Eleni is breaking through…

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

Eleni is going to break through a glass ceiling and become the first woman ever elected Lt. Governor in California. But she can only win with your help. 

Tomorrow is the last major fundraising deadline before the June Primary, and we are still short of reaching our goal. Can you make your contribution right now?

In case you missed the CALMatters article this week, Kounalakis said, ‘I’ve primarily taken contributions from individuals, many women who are excited about electing the first woman ever to be lieutenant governor of California…’”

We definitely feel the excitement building.

Women across this state are uniting behind Eleni’s campaign – because she is qualified, experienced, and the courageous leader California needs right now. She has earned the endorsement of CA National Organization for Women (NOW), EMILY’s List, California Women’s List, National Women’s Political Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and local women’s groups throughout the state.

Senator Kamala Harris, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congresswomen Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren, Doris Matsui, Nanette Barragan, and Carolyn Maloney, and so many state and local leaders are also lining up to support this campaign.

And now, we need YOU. Please make a donation before the deadline tomorrow night.

Thank you, 

Aleksandra Reetz

Finance Team

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23 Apr
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California Labor Federation Endorses Alex Padilla for Secretary of State

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

Alex Padilla

I am thrilled to share that I have received the endorsement of the California Labor Federation!

This is what California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski has to say.

Raised in a union household, Alex Padilla has fought for the rights of working families at all levels of government. As Secretary of State, Alex Padilla is working to make it easier for working Californians to register and vote so that their voices are heard in the political process. At a time when voting rights, basic worker protections and the right to stand together in a union on the job are under attack, the California Labor Federation stands with Alex Padilla.

Let me tell you why this endorsement is personal.

I was raised in a union household. Growing up, the restaurant my father worked in was organized by H.E.R.E. Local 11. I saw first-hand how a good contract ensured his good wages and benefits. More importantly, those wages and benefits afforded my parents the dignity of providing for our family and paying the mortgage.

I’m honored and thankful for the California Labor Federation’s recognition of the work I’m doing to register more voters and increase voter participation.

Will you chip in $10 to help me continue my work ensuring all Californians can easily register and vote?

Thank you,

Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State

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23 Apr
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Trump vs. California

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

A few days ago, President Trump attacked California on Twitter over “sanctuary cities” and criticized the important work we’ve been doing to protect our families and our communities.

We passed SB54 to ensure that all people — regardless of their immigration status — are welcome in the state of California. Detractors of the bill may bring up “public safety,” but SB 54 only prevents local law enforcement from coordinating with ICE’s racist deportation scheme, not legitimate safety issues. In fact, sanctuary policies like SB 54 have been shown to make our cities safer.

We can’t let him undo everything we’ve accomplished and, with your support, we won’t. Please chip in $5, $10, or $25 right now to help me take the fight to this racist administration.

As the son of immigrants, this fight is personal. Families, many of them just like mine, should never be torn apart. Peaceful, law-abiding residents of our state should never be interrogated due to the color of their skin or the language that they speak. Such violations of our most basic constitutional rights will never be tolerated or enforced in California.

Donald Trump doesn’t understand our values as Californians. He doesn’t understand that our differences are what really make America great.

As your senator, I will continue to develop progressive, compassionate immigration legislation like SB54 that supports the equal treatment of all people. I can’t sit back and let Trump’s policies continue to devastate families across our country.

Chip in today to help me challenge Trump’s discriminatory immigration agenda in the U.S. Senate.

In solidarity,

Kevin

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23 Apr
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Don’t get scammed

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

One of the most important jobs of the Attorney General is serving as the state’s chief law enforcement officer, protecting the most vulnerable people among us, including seniors and Californians with disabilities who depend on Medicare.

Seniors who have worked hard and earned their benefits deserve to retire with dignity and peace of mind that they will be taken care of. But Social Security numbers associated with Medicare cards have been stolen by bad actors and used to victimize Medicare beneficiaries.

Ripping off hardworking people cannot be tolerated.

Medicare beneficiaries will soon be receiving new Medicare cards that do not display their Social Security numbers. I’ve issued a consumer alert providing additional tools to help seniors protect themselves against scam artists. And if you or a family member suspects any identity theft, make sure you call 1-800-MEDICARE right away.

Sincerely,

Xavier

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23 Apr
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SF Chronicle

*** TJ Cox has been endorsed for CD-21 by the CDP ***

TJ Cox for Congress

This is NOT the headline we wanted to see this week.

SF Chronicle: GOP Super PAC showering millions on endangered California Republicans

GOP Super PACs see the writing on the wall and are TERRIFIED of losing their grip on Congress. So they’re going all out and spending MILLIONS to prop up California rubber stamps like David Valadao.

This is the BEST CHANCE we’ve had to unseat David Valadao and flip CA-21. Chip in to help make it happen >>

We need your support to withstand the flood of outside money that’s pouring into the Central Valley to prop up our opponent. That’s why we’re aiming to raise $15,000 for TJ before the end of the week, but we’re coming up short.

Can you chip in any amount today to help send TJ Cox to Congress?

If we want to protect California and the country from Donald Trump’s extreme agenda, we need to send strong Democrats to Congress who will hold him accountable NOW.

We can’t afford to wait until 2020, and we certainly can’t allow the likes of Valadao to let Trump continue to run roughshod over our rights and values.

If we get to work now — we can win this.

Chip in now to help us hit our $15,000 goal →

Thank you,

TJ Cox for Congress

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23 Apr
0

One more day

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

We are almost there! Thanks to your generous support we have almost reached our goal.

I am thrilled to have gotten the endorsement of the San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times earlier this week. 

Help me keep up the momentum by making a donation before my crucial fundraising deadline tomorrow, April 21st.

I am less than $4,500 away from my fundraising goal, and I need your help today to reach it. You can help me get there by giving $50, $100, $250, or $500.

The success of my campaign rests on our ability to communicate with voters throughout the state and fund a robust grassroots effort. Your support at any level will give us the resources we need to win the primary on June 5th.

Please donate before my deadline tomorrow!

In friendship,

Dave Jones

California Insurance Commissioner and Candidate for Attorney General

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