14 Mar

Checking in

TJ Cox for Congress

Last week, we launched our campaign in California’s 21st district and the response from across the Central Valley has been incredible. We’re feeling the love, and we’re so grateful. Now we need to kick this campaign into high gear because there’s so much work to be done.

Right now, we’re being led by Congressman David Valadao, who tried to strip health care coverage from tens of thousands of local families and stands silent while President Trump wages attacks on immigrant families in this community.

It’s clear that we need new representation giving a voice to our community, but David Valadao has the weight of the entire Washington Republican establishment behind him. I need your support, Michael D. It’s going to take each and every one of us to step up for this community.

Can you chip in a donation of $10 or more right away to help us defeat Valadao and the Trump agenda in the Central Valley?

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Holding Trump accountable and defending the needs of our families, friends, and neighbors starts with unseating David Valadao — Trump’s “yes man” in Congress. We can do this, but only if we all come together.

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Thanks for your support,

TJ Cox


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14 Mar



For Immediate Release

March 12, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


 Long Beach Democratic Club Joins Far-Reaching Coalition of Grassroots Activists Backing State Senator Ricardo Lara For Insurance Commissioner

LONG BEACH, CA– Securing more crucial support as he seeks the office of California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara announced an endorsement from the Long Beach Democratic Club.  The club joins the California Democratic Party, along with the California Young Democrats, who previously announced their support of the Senator’s statewide campaign.

In announcing their support of Lara’s bid, Long Beach Democratic Club President Eboney Pearson  released the following statement:

“Ricardo Lara has been a trailblazer throughout his career, from breaking new ground serving as the first openly gay person of color in the State Senate to enacting landmark forward-thinking policies that have improved the lives of millions in our state. The Long Beach Democratic Club is thrilled to support Ricardo Lara for California Insurance Commissioner because he’ll be a fierce fighter for working families, consumers, young people, immigrants, seniors and every Californian.”

Recently, Senator Lara released a new gripping digital video highlighting his vision of a California with healthcare for everyone.

To view the video ad, titled “Every Single Californian,” click here.

Recently, State Senator Ricardo Lara’s campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner released a new digital video ad, titled “United Dreamers.” To view Senator Lara’s ad, “United Dreamers” click here.

Previously Senator Ricardo Lara’s released a digital ad, titled “Embolden.” Click to watch.

Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including the following partial list:

Elected & Community Leaders

  • United States Senator Kamala Harris
  • U.S. Congresswoman and State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass
  • U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal
  • U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu
  • U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • U.S. Congressman Jimmy Gomez
  • U.S. Congressman Lou Correa
  • U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley
  • U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • U.S. Congresswoman Norma Torres
  • U.S. Congressman Mark Takano
  • U.S. Congresswoman (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor (Ret.) and current L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis
  • State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
  • California State Attorney General Bill Lockyer (Ret.)
  • California Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Robert Hertzberg
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Fabian Nunez
  • State Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • State Senator Holly Mitchell
  • State Senator Ben Hueso
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • State Senator Steven Bradford
  • State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner
  • State Senator Ben Allen
  • State Senator Bill Monning
  • State Senator Henry Stern
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
  • State Senator Bill Dodd
  • State Senator Richard Roth
  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • State Senator Mike McGuire
  • State Senator Anthony Portantino
  • State Senator Mark Leno (Ret.)
  • State Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
  • State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • State Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
  • State Assembly Member Todd Gloria
  • State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • State Assembly Member Evan Low
  • State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond
  • State Assembly Member Shirley Weber
  • State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty
  • State Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • State Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez
  • State Assembly Member David Chiu
  • State Assembly Member Ash Kalra
  • State Assembly Member Monique Limon
  • State Assembly Member Jim Frazier
  • State Assembly Member Kansen Chu
  • State Assembly Member Ed Chau
  • State Assembly Member Chris Holden
  • State Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula
  • State Assembly Member Jim Cooper
  • State Assembly Member Jose Medina
  • State Assembly Member Eloise Reyes
  • State Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman
  • State Assembly Member Phil Ting
  • State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
  • State Assembly Member Rudy Salas
  • State Assembly Member Autumn Burke
  • State Assembly Member Bill Quirk
  • State Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (Ret.)
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin
  • Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto
  • San Jose Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco
  • San Jose City Council Member Sylvia Arenas
  • San Jose City Council Member Sergio Jimenez
  • Newhall School Board Member Christy Smith
  • California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman
  • California Democratic Party Chair John Burton (Ret.)
  • California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • California Democratic Party Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall
  • California Democratic Party Controller Dan Weitzman
  • California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach
  • California Young Democrats’ President Eddie Kirby
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Jessica Hayes
  • San Diego County Democratic Party Chair (Ret.) and current Democratic National Committee Member, Jesse Durfee
  • Democratic Party of Sacramento County Chair Terry Schanz
  • California Democratic Party Region 4 Director Amy Champ
  • California Democratic Party Region 8 Director Humberto Gomez Jr.
  • California Democratic Party Region 10 Director David Atkins
  • California Democratic Party Region 12 Director Larry Gross
  • California Democratic Party Region 13 Director Carol Robb
  • California Democratic Party Region 14 Director Miguel Martinez
  • California Democratic Party Region 16 Director Sergio Carrillo
  • California Democratic Party Region 18 Director Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik
  • California Democratic Party Region 19 Director Norberto Gonzalez
  • Labor Leader and United Farm Workers Co-Founder, Dolores Huerta

Organizations Representing Working People

  • California Teachers Association
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council
  • State Council of Building and Construction Trades Council of California
  • California State Association of Electrical Workers
  • Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • United Farm Workers of America
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP)
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
  • California State Council of Laborers
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California State Council of Pipe Trades
  • United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals
  • California Association of Professional Scientists’ (CAPS)
  • California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council #16
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 9
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)
  • United Steelworkers Legislative Education Committee for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 36
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 16
  • United Industrial Workers of the Seafarers International Union, SIUNA, AFL-CIO
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 94
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 40
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 47
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 36
  • California Faculty Association
  • L.A. Community College Faculty Guild, American Federation of Teachers Local 1521
  • Association of California State Supervisors


  • California Democratic Party
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Young Democrats
  • Equality California (EQCA)
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) Action
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club
  • Democrats for Israel – Los Angeles (DFI-LA)
  • Long Beach Democratic Club
  • San Francisco Young Democrats
  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats
  • Fresno County Young Democrats
  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats
  • Long Beach Young Democrats
  • Southeast LA Democratic Club
  • Humbert Humphrey Democratic Club
  • YES WE CAN Democratic Club of Long Beach
  • Burbank Democratic Club


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14 Mar

DEADLINE Approaching! Have you registered for the Womens Empowerment Summit?

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14 Mar



For Immediate Release

March 12, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


Long Beach Democratic Club Backs State Senator Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Signifying his growing, broad-base of support in the race to become California’s next Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez won an endorsement from the Long Beach Democratic Club.

In making public their endorsement of Senator Hernandez’s statewide bid, Long Beach Democratic Club President Eboney Pearson released the following statement:

“The Long Beach Democratic Club is proud to endorse Senator Ed Hernandez for Lieutenant Governor. He’s played a key role in helping to shape and advance progressive policies in our state, from lowering the cost of prescription drugs to expanding healthcare access to protecting immigrant communities and our environment, and more. We need his leadership as our next Lieutenant Governor.”

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 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.

To 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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14 Mar

I am frustrated and angry today

Kamala Harris

By now I’m sure you know the White House and Congress are cowering in fear of the gun lobby and refusing to do anything meaningful to address the gun violence epidemic in America.

Instead, they are going to try and pass legislation to arm teachers, which is an incredibly bad idea. The answer to gun violence in schools is not more guns in schools — it’s strengthening background checks, banning assault weapons, and raising the minimum age to purchase rifles.

Like you, I am frustrated by the inaction on gun violence — and angry that many elected officials are more scared of the gun lobby than their constituents or even the incredible kids from Stoneman Douglas High School.

How many communities are going to be senselessly torn apart before our supposed leaders take this epidemic seriously? How many more lives have to be destroyed before we do something?

I believe it’s past time we send a powerful message to Washington that we’re tired of the political games and inaction on an issue that’s literally terrorizing and destroying our communities. Make your voice heard:

Tell the White House and Congress: Cowering in fear of the gun lobby instead of taking action to address the gun violence epidemic in America is just plain wrong. Now is the time for action.

sign the petition »

So many incredible young voices have stepped forward in the last few weeks demanding action on gun violence, yet the gun lobby’s influence in Washington is making it impossible to address this deadly issue.

There is a powerful movement happening right now, and if Congress doesn’t address this issue, I believe they’ll see the consequences of their inaction when voters head to the polls in November.

Thanks for making your voice heard today,

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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12 Mar

BAPAC Mid-Year Conference

“In our mission as advocates for equity to the African American, and other underserved communities; we are committed to expand our efforts for unity and open ended inclusion of all persons of good will that care willing to partner with us.”

BAPAC-Fresno Chapter 2nd Annual Mid-Year Conference April 13th & 14th

Theme: Educate, Advocate, Participate “STEP INTO YOUR POWER”VOTE

Hello All,

We would cordially like to invite you to BAPAC Fresno Chapters’ 2nd Annual Mid-Year Conference scheduled for Friday, April 13the and Saturday, April 14th.  Friday’s event will be a meet and greet.  Saturday will be scheduled workshops and an evening of fun at the Gala.

Please see our attachments on the on the events time, dates and places.  Also, we are attaching our sponsorship flyer for anyone who wishes to help sponsor the event and/or would like to purchase an Ad or submit a Business card.

Please RSVP to: the names listed at the bottom of the flyer.  If anyone is purchasing to be a sponsor and/or an Ad / Business card for the booklet, please reply back to me with your write-up and photo along with payment.  This is due by March 25th as we have to have time to get the book to printing.

The Mid-Year Conference Workshops will help to set and align African Americans in positions where they will advocate and participate in the decision making to policy changes at the Local, Federal and State level.

African Americans opportunities to help in policy change at the Local, Federal and State level has depleted in numbers. BAPAC is committed to ensure that African Americans and all other cultural ethnicities work together to ensure that policy making and/or changes represents us all.

Debbie Darden                                                                                   Interim BAPAC Chair – Fresno Chapter  / 559-287-1308

BAPAC Midyear Sponsorship Flyer 2018_0


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