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15 Feb
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A Message from the Bleich Kids – Valentine’s Day

Jeff Bleich for Lieutenant Governor 2018 FPPC # 1396288

Valentine’s Day has always been special to our parents. It’s the same week as their half-anniversary (we know how dorky that sounds), so they call this week their “Week of Love” (gross).

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Mom met Dad on her first day of college. The way Dad tells it, it was love at first sight. Our mom says it took a “bit longer” than that. But as time went on, they began dating and the following 37 years are history.

Like any partnership, our parents have supported each other even when times were tough. They spent years eating ramen and canned tuna in a small Boston apartment with a biker gang in the basement. Mom worked to pay the bills while our dad went to law school. And he supported her when she got her MBA. There was even the fateful incident where Dad decided at the last minute to run the Boston Marathon without training for it. Mom helped him up and down stairs for a week.

For our entire lives, whenever someone made a joke about dad running for political office, our mom’s favorite response was “If you run for office, you’ll be doing it with your second wife.” But after the 2016 election, it was Mom who urged Dad to run. They did it for us, and everyone else in our generation. As California faces climate change, rising housing prices, soaring tuition costs, lagging cybersecurity, and a rapidly changing economy, our mom’s point was that good policy wouldn’t be made if good people don’t run.

Mom and Dad have had to sacrifice a lot of “date nights” since the campaign started, so as their kids, we’re asking for this Valentine’s Day, would you consider donating $50 to his campaign so that he can take some time to celebrate the…“week of love?”

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Thank you for working with Dad to ensure that California will give us the same opportunities that it gave our parents. We’re grateful for your support.

Sincerely,

Jake, Matthew, and Abby

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15 Feb
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Another Win! CA National Organization for Women Endorses Dave Jones for Attorney General!

California National Organization for Women (NOW) PAC endorses Dave Jones for Attorney General

Jones’ record of leadership on a wide range of women’s rights and social justice issues makes him our choice to be California’s next AG.

The California National Organization for Woman (NOW) PAC announced its endorsement today of Dave Jones for Attorney General.

“Dave Jones has a decades long history of fighting to improve the lives of women and girls.  Jones is a champion for fair pay, reproductive justice, LGBT rights, violence prevention and gender and racial equality. Dave Jones has taken on insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and hospitals systems on behalf of consumers and won in court over and over again.

Dave Jones isn’t afraid to take on powerful special interest groups to fight for the rights of those who often feel powerless.  Dave Jones has spent the last seven years leading a statewide consumer protection and law enforcement agency.  With Dave Jones, we will have an Attorney General with the experience to defeat the Trump Administration in court and the courage to fight here at home for criminal justice reform, single payer health care, and against the corporate greed that perpetuates income inequality,” explained Kolieka Seigle, President of California NOW.

“I am proud to have the endorsement of the California National Organization for Women,” said Dave Jones, candidate for Attorney General.  ” I look forward to continuing to work with NOW’s leaders to make further progress as we pursue gender and racial equality and social justice.”

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15 Feb
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You’re invited to Ask Andrew! A TownHall Event (Mar 3, 2018)

Ask Andrew! A TownHall Event

Join Central Valley Indivisible and Fresno County Young

Democrats in a Townhall Event to ask Andrew Janz about the

issues that are important to you!

Moderated by Tom Bohigian

Learn about:

Andrew’s background and qualifications

Andrew’s strategies to flip this district

Be sure to register and obtain your free tickets here.

Registration is necssary due to Fire Code occupancy limits.

Register soon as this event is sure to fill up quickly!

 

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Bullard High School Cafeteria
5445 North Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93704

RSVP

Ask Andrew! A TownHall Event

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15 Feb
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Eleni Kounalakis for Lt. Governor

Dear Delegates:

I want to share why I’m supporting Eleni Kounalakis for Lt. Governor. I hope you will join me and vote for her at the CA Democratic Party Convention.

I have seen Eleni in action. She’s tenacious, hardworking, and never stops fighting for what is right.

Because of her work as a diplomat, a Commissioner for First 5, and a businesswoman helping families own affordable homes, she has earned the support of Senator Kamala Harris, Equality California, CA Federation of Teachers, EMILY’s List, John Burton, and other distinguished Democratic leaders.

I am proud to endorse Eleni – because I know she will strengthen California’s economy so it works for everyone.

Eleni is a businesswoman, but not a Wall Streeter. She is beholden to no one but hardworking families and the people of California. She is not afraid to take on big corporate interests, like Wall Street, Big Oil, and Big Pharma.

Eleni is the real deal. She is the right leader at the right time, and I hope you will join me by pledging to vote for Eleni in San Diego here.

Sincerely,

Fiona Ma, CPA

Board of Equalization Member

P.S. Join me, Eleni, and other extraordinary candidates at the “Celebrating Women Who Dare to Run” hospitality suite on Friday, February 23RSVP here!

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15 Feb
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Convention Preview: Announcing Keynote Speakers

Convention Preview

Earlier this week, we announced the first of our General Session programming blocks – Celebrating Black Voters – and we took the opportunity to announce the first of our Convention Keynote Speakers: Representative Maxine Waters.

In addition to Representative Waters, we are proud and honored to announce these additional Keynote Speakers:

  • Kamala Harris, United States Senate
  • Jeff Merkley, United States Senate
  • Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, United States House of Representatives
  • Tom Steyer, Founder & President, NextGen America
  • Lupe Valdez, Former Dallas County Sheriff Democrat for Texas Governor
  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles

These Keynote Speakers represent the best of what our Party stands for – thoughtful, inclusive and progressive leadership. We are honored and grateful to welcome them to our stage.

Up Next…

As we announced in the first Convention Preview, we’re trying a different approach for having the candidates for Lt. Governor appear on stage. Stay tuned for ways you can help shape our inaugural Candidates Forum! And check out the Convention Previews section of the Convention page for our previous announcements.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in San Diego!

–The CDP Team

 

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15 Feb
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Make DACA permanent

In less than three weeks, more than 1,000 young immigrants could face deportation each day. I’m disgusted that our president and Congress have put politics ahead of people — and I’m demanding action.

I’m demanding that Congress immediately pass a clean bill making the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program permanent. Will you join me by adding your name?

After President Trump unilaterally rescinded DACA in September, he set a March 5th deadline for Congress to replace it — but congressional leaders have refused to bring a bill to the floor to address this crisis.

Now, approximately 223,000 young Californians who registered with the Department of Homeland Security in return for protections under DACA, and hundreds of thousands more nationwide, could be forced to leave the only homes they’ve ever known.

Join me in putting pressure on Congress to take immediate action, before it’s too late.

Michael, this fight is personal to me.

My parents came to America with virtually nothing, dreaming of a better future. My father arrived with just three shirts, two pairs of pants, and hardly anything in his pocket. And despite the taunts and the ugly racial slurs, my family never gave up believing in the American Dream — just like millions of other immigrants that have come to this country believing in that dream.

In return, immigrants, like my parents, have helped make our nation and our communities stronger.

As governor, I will protect all our communities, and will continue to support legislation to make our state safe for immigrants. You can trust me to fight like hell to make sure immigrants have a path to citizenship, with the same access to opportunity that my family had.

But we can’t wait until after Election Day — our neighbors are at risk of losing their immigration status in mere weeks. We need to work together and demand action right now.

Join me in demanding Congress renew protections for Dreamers right now. Add your name.

Thanks for standing with me,

John

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15 Feb
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Sign the petition: Tell the GOP to stop targeting people with disabilities

Kamala Harris

Fresno County –

People with disabilities in our nation should not have to beg our government for access to their basic human rights.

But this week, the House is set to vote on legislation that would gut the Americans with Disabilities Act, legislation that mandates people with disabilities should have equal and fair opportunities in American life.

If this bill is signed into law, it could set back disability rights nearly three decades — that’s why we have to act now to defeat it:

Sign my petition if you agree: Tell the Republicans to stop targeting people living with disabilities who deserve the same civil rights and opportunities as any American citizen. Make your voice heard right now. 

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This is not the first time the Republicans have targeted people with disabilities over the previous year. And it likely won’t be the last.

During the debate to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the plans the Republicans proposed time and again would’ve been devastating for those living with a disability.

And let’s not forget Betsy Devos, who has consistently sided against students with disabilities, even rescinding guidance designed to protect them last October.

The legislation being debated in the House this week would make it more difficult for Americans living with a disability to demand equal opportunity and accommodation in our country — and that’s why I’m asking:

Can you sign my petition demanding Republicans stop targeting people with disabilities? We should be doing more to protect them, not less.

Thanks for all you do,

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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