01 Jun

5 days, 5 distinct differences between AG candidates

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

We are only five days away from the June 5th – Election Day.

And here is why the Attorney General race matters a lot.

Californians have a distinct choice as to who will protect the state against the Trump administration, undertake criminal justice reform, and who will best accomplish the many tasks that are vital to the office of Attorney General.

There are sharp differences between the two Democratic candidates in the race – California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and appointed Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

Will you forward this email to 5 of your friends and family to inform them of the key distinctions between Jones and Becerra?

❏     Xavier Becerra funded his campaign by accepting donations from insurance, tobacco and oil companies. Dave Jones has not taken one cent from insurance, tobacco or oil companies. Unlike Becerra, he has signed the pledge to continue to not accept any oil money. Xavier Becerra refused to sign the pledge and has taken $14,600 from Phillips Petroleum and $7,300 from Chevron.

❏     Dave Jones opposes the death penalty. Xavier Becerra supports the death penalty.

❏     Xavier Becerra has failed to collect guns from ten thousand Californians who are under court order to surrender them because they are convicted felons, too mentally ill to have a gun, or subject to a domestic violence restraining order. Dave Jones will make it a priority to get all 10,000 to surrender the guns they have illegally, stand up to the NRA, and fight for gun safety.

❏     Xavier Becerra did not practice law for 26 years prior to his appointment. Dave Jones has 30 years of legal experience fighting for California’s families.

❏     The Attorney General manages over 4,000 lawyers and other personnel. Dave Jones is the only candidate who has led a law enforcement agency for over seven years. Xavier Becerra has never led a state agency, let alone a law enforcement agency, before he was appointed as Attorney General. Xavier Becerra has surrounded himself at the Attorney General’s office with political appointees not licensed to practice law in California. His Chief Deputy, the number two ranking official in the Attorney General’s office, is not licensed to practice law in California. Dave Jones has not as Insurance Commissioner and will not surround himself with political operatives whose role is to insulate the Attorney General from tough decisions. 

No wonder the San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times call Xavier Becerra “a huge disappointment

Please don’t forget to spread the word by forwarding this email to at least 5 of your friends.

The choice is clear. Vote Dave Jones for Attorney General!


Thank you,

Team Dave Jones


Dave Jones for Attorney General

“A Fighter, Not a Follower.”

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01 Jun

Tony could lose this race on Tuesday

*** Tony Thurmond has been endorsed for State Superintendent of Public Instruction by the CDP ***

Dear Friend,


I know it sounds crazy – how could Tony Thurmond, endorsed by the Democratic Party, Los Angeles Times, and teachers, lose his race for Superintendent of Public Instruction?

Well, here’s how: any candidate who gets 50%+1 on June 5 will win outright.  And right now the billionaires are spending $8.6 million – a record-smashing amount – to attack Tony and elect his opponent.

These same billionaires opposed Proposition 30, which raised taxes on the very wealthiest Californians to fund public education.  Because their money is on the line, they will spend as much as possible to defeat Tony, a progressive who believes billionaires should pay their fair share to educate California’s kids.

We know that if voters hear Tony’s message, we win.  But this is a down ballot race and the fact is not that many people are paying attention to the Superintendent of Public Instruction election.

We need your help to change that, today. Will you help beat the billionaires and make sure Tony wins on June 5? Here are four ways you can help:

  1. Make a donation to keep Tony’s TV commercials on air until Election Day
  2. Share any one of Tony’s campaign commercials on Facebook and Twitter
  3. Send a letter to encourage voters you know to vote for Tony
  4. Write to your local newspaper to place a letter of support for Tony like this one

The time is now.  Election Day is just 5 short days away.  Help elect the clear, democratic choice for all of California’s public school students – Tony Thurmond.


Thank you for your support,


Maddie Franklin

Campaign Manager

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01 Jun


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

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

Dear Fresno — 

It’s been another exciting week on the campaign trail, with new endorsements from Women for Justice, Chico News and Review and Oakland City Councilmember-at-large Rebecca Kaplan. The momentum is building.

First of all, thank you to all of you who have given so generously. Because of your recent support we are airing our ad in markets all over California. I am asking those of you who have not to please give what you can as we plan our last ad buy these next few days. Please give here today

Delaine will return to Union City tonight at 5pm, where her political career began, for the launch of the final GOTV (get out the vote!) push and a send off from elected and community leaders — if you are in the area, please join! 

The next few days Delaine will be traveling around the state, meeting with voters and talking about their dreams for California. Stay tuned for details

We do need your support to expand our ad buy. If you are connected on ActBlue click below for an instant contribution:

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Thank you for all you are doing. Please continue your outreach with friends and family, and let me know if I can get you any materials to help (palm cards, bumper sticker, etc).


Katherine Welch
Campaign Chair

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01 Jun


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

“Nearly half of the funds spent on the race from April 22 to May 19 — more than $19 million — came from independent expenditure committees raising unlimited dollars”The Mercury News

Help me fight back. Chip in now to help us fight back and Get Out the Vote.

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I’m not for sale. The governor’s office shouldn’t be either.

But outside groups are raising “unlimited dollars” in dark money from special interests to try to buy this race for Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa.

If we don’t break through all the noise and stop them right now, they could actually pull it off.

Will you chip in before tonight’s end-of-month deadline to help me fight back and Get Out the Vote on Tuesday?

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In just five days, the primary election will be over. There won’t be any do-overs if we don’t hit our goal tonight or if we can’t reach the voters we need to make it to the general election.

We’ve all worked too hard to let a handful of special interest billionaires and corporations buy this race out from under us.

I’m fighting back, and I hope you will too.

Chip in now, and make sure Californians have a governor they can trust.

Let’s do this,


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01 Jun

Election Night Watch Party!

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

Thanks to all who have supported my candidacy for Attorney General!

There are only six days before the election. If you have not done so already, please today take each of the actions below to help us win:

  1. Email today at least 5 friends, sharing your support for my candidacy for Attorney General.
  1. Share your support on your Facebook page.
  1. Share your support on your Twitter profile with the hashtag #DJ4AG.
  2. Like my Facebook pageand share my posts!
  3. Share this videowith at least 5 friends.

  4. Make a contribution of any amountto help us keep our radio ads running.

I know that many will be unable to join us due to distance, but I would like nonetheless to invite you to join us to watch the election returns with me and my family and other supporters in Sacramento – but only after you have voted!

When: Tuesday, June 5th

8:30 to 11:30pm

Where: de Vere’s Irish Pub

1521 L Street Sacramento, CA 95814

What: Light appetizers and beverages and election returns!


To make sure we have an accurate head count, please RSVP to

There are only six more days left.  PG&E is funding campaign ads designed to knock me out.  Please take the actions above today.

And make a plan to drop off your vote by mail ballot or mail it this week or to vote on Tuesday, June 5th!


Thanks again for your support!


Dave Jones

Insurance Commissioner and Candidate for Attorney General


Dave Jones for Attorney General

“A Fighter, Not a Follower.”

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01 Jun

We can be more than just anti-Trump

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

As former COO of the California Department of Justice, I’m proud of the times that we went up against the Trump administration, defending our values, and winning.

But after a year on the frontlines of the resistance, I knew that we could be doing more. California is special, and we can actually lead the nation by example.

I’m running because I know that we can be more than just anti-Trump…

We need to be pro-California.

Click here to watch and share our video, and thank you for being a part of this movement


Amanda Renteria is running for Governor in California — because it’s time for new voices who can change the culture of politics. Amanda recently stepped down as Chief of Operations for California’s Department of Justice. She is the daughter of former farmworkers in the Central Valley who went on to attend Stanford and Harvard. Since beginning her career in public service nearly two decades ago, she has served as a high school teacher, a budget analyst in one of California’s largest cities, and the first Latina Chief of Staff in history of the United States Senate. It’s time to inspire a new generation of leaders and build a California ready for the future. Click here to donate if you agree.

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01 Jun

What my opponents get wrong

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

I could use your help.

My GOP opponents have taken to Twitter and now California’s airwaves attacking me for standing up to Donald Trump. Yesterday one called our lawsuits “frivolous.”

As I see it though there’s nothing frivolous about fighting to defend our families from harmful policy that risks our health and wellbeing.

We’re fighting to protect:

  • The air we breathe and the water we drink
  • Dreamers who lawfully applied to live and work in the U.S.
  • Transgender military members who risk their lives to keep us safe
  • A free and open Internet
  • Our college students, seniors and workers who have been cheated
  • Access to affordable healthcare that can save lives

It’s pretty simple: In California, we often stand to lose more than Americans in any other state by Trump’s reckless action.

California is 40 million people strong, and the fifth largest economy in the world.

Will you give $5 to support these fights underway for our families?

With Republicans running Washington, the courts are increasingly becoming our best hope for change.

And in California, we’re not just fighting — we’re winning. We’ve had at least 14 legal victories in the past year.

Can I count on you to stand with me?


Thanks for anything you can contribute today.


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