Blog

11 Mar
0

It’s Official!

Yesterday, I officially submitted my papers to run to continue as your Attorney General.

Together, we’ve accomplished a lot in the past fourteen months.

In fact, we’ve filed 28 lawsuits against the Trump Administration to protect California’s values, with a dozen wins to protect our air quality standards and women’s access to birth control, and to stand up for Dreamers and transgender servicemembers. 

We’ve established the state’s first Bureau of Environmental Justice; we’ve taken illegal firearms off the street; and secured hundreds of millions of dollars from corporations who committed fraud against Californians.

But there’s more to do. I hope you’ll join me as I keep fighting to defend our civil rights, for increased public safety, to protect our planet and access to affordable care, for criminal justice reform, and so much more!

Let’s get to work! 

Xavier

Read More
11 Mar
0

Save the Date- Housing Element Annual Progress Report Public Meeting 3/28

The City of Fresno is holding a public meeting on the Housing Element Annual Progress Report. As part of the implementation of the Housing Element, the City produces an Annual Progress Report. This report reviews the City’s progress on housing objectives and programs as well as Fresno’s overall housing production in the past year.  The meeting will be held:

 

Wednesday March 28, 5:00pm or thereafter

Housing and Community Development Commission

Fresno City Hall

2600 Fresno Street, Rm 2165N (Conference Room A Second Floor)

Fresno, CA 93721

Thanks!

Amber Piona

Planner II

City of Fresno

Development and Resource Management Department

(559) 621-8067

Read More
11 Mar
0

CAMPAIGN TO CLOSE PROP 13 CORPORATE LOOPHOLE RECEIVES LARGEST ENDORSEMENT YET

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 9, 2018

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

CAMPAIGN TO CLOSE PROP 13 CORPORATE LOOPHOLE RECEIVES LARGEST ENDORSEMENT YET

The 950,000 member California Alliance for Retired Americans is the largest group to support the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) announced its support for the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2018.  With over 950,000 members across California, CARA is a coalition of 275 affiliates working to educate and inform the public and elected officials about issues that affect the well being of California’s older adults.

“The California Alliance for Retired Americans supports the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act because the Prop 13 corporate loophole has gutted funding for services that seniors rely on,” said CARA President Nan Brasmer. “The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act protects seniors and retirees, reaffirms all of the vital protections that Proposition 13 puts in place for homeowners, while closing loopholes that primarily benefit a small number of large corporations. Let’s fix Proposition 13 and return it to what it was intended to be: a law protecting homeowners and keeping seniors in their homes – not a loophole for corporations.”

The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act, led by Advancement Project California, California Calls, Common Sense Kids Action, Evolve California, League of Women Voters of California, PICO California, Alliance San Diego, the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights of California (CHIRLA), and the California Federation of Teachers seeks to eliminate the Proposition 13 corporate property tax loophole. The loophole, which was snuck into Prop 13 by special interests, allows wall street, big oil, and massive corporations to pay microscopic property taxes on some of the most valuable land across California. The Schools & Communities First Act would close this loophole, which would provide billions of dollars every year to schools and public services, all the while maintaining Prop 13 protections for small businesses, agriculture, and residential properties.

Recently, the coalition launched kick off events all across California to recruit and train volunteers to collect signatures to make the November ballot. The loophole closure also picked up a key endorsement from California Federation of Teachers President Joshua Pechthalt, one of the largest teachers unions in the state.

Veronica Carrizales, Policy and Campaign Development Director of California Calls, issued this statement following the CARA endorsement:

“We are thankful for the words of President Brasmer and the support of over 950,000 CARA members. Voters originally passed Prop 13 to protect homeowners and senior citizens, not to give massive handouts to corporations like Wells Fargo and Chevron. By passing the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act, we will ensure that older adults and all Californians have the high quality public services that makes our state a world leader.

For more information on the measure, visit www.SchoolFundingNow.com.

Read More
11 Mar
0

Fresno city council race, district 3, getting crowded from the start

Click here to read full story!

https://www.onmenews.com/single-post/2018/03/07/Fresno-city-council-race-district-3-getting-crowded-from-the-start

Read More
11 Mar
0

TJ has deep roots in CA-21!

TJ Cox for Congress

Since we launched our campaign in California’s 21st — the outpouring of support from across the Central Valley has been overwhelmingly positive. At first, we were nervous about the move. But the truth is, folks in CA-21 support TJ because he’s spent years investing in this community.

As the Founder of the Central Valley New Market Tax Credit Fund (CVNMTC), TJ helped raise and allocate $40 million in investments for economically distressed communities throughout the district. Not only have these investments helped bring health care to areas in need, they’ve helped create good-paying, career-track jobs too.

TJ is a fighter for this community. So we prepared a short video highlighting TJ’s local impact in CA-21. Can you take a moment to watch, and then chip in a donation to our race?

Watch the video

Here are some highlights:

$10.5 million invested in West Hills Community College (197 jobs created)
$10.8 million invested in the Sanger & Fowler health clinics (168 jobs created)
$9.5 million invested in the Mendota & Parlier health clinics (267 jobs created!)

In a district where over 50% of families utilize Medicaid for health care, our opponent David Valadao voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminate health care for upwards of 100,000 hard-working residents. The stakes are high, and we need a representative that’s elevating this community — not making it harder for parents to provide for their families.

We need TJ in Congress. Watch this short video, and please consider a donation of $10, $25, or even $50 to support our campaign for Congress >>

Thank you,

TJ Cox for Congress

Donate

Read More