11 Feb

My statement on preventing offshore oil drilling off the CA coastline

Dear Democrat,

Yesterday, I spoke on the floor of the Assembly in support of protecting California’s coast against offshore oil drilling, which would devastate our environment.  Together with my colleagues in the state legislature, I coauthored a resolution condemning the Trump administration’s intentions to make California’s coastline open for sale.

The coast represents homes and jobs for millions of Californians. We must prevent expanded offshore drilling for ourselves and for future generations.

I want to thank the environmental activists who came to the Capitol yesterday to rally in opposition to renewed offshore oil drilling on the California coastline.  Our voices will be heard.

In solidarity,

Tony Thurmond


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11 Feb

Why I Will Vote for Dave Jones for Attorney General

Dear reader:

I am writing to ask you to join me in voting for Dave Jones for Attorney General at the California Democratic Party’s Convention this month.

I am voting for Dave because he is has a proven track record for standing up for progressive values.

Dave Jones is one of the best politicians California has and would be a tremendous Attorney General. He has been preparing for the job in decades of public service and tough confrontation with the massive corporations who put profit before people.

As Insurance Commissioner, Dave leads a statewide law enforcement agency that fights for consumers. He’s taken on big insurance companies, corrupt officials and CEOs, pharmaceutical companies committing fraud, and saved taxpayers over $2 billion by rejecting unfair rate hikes.

That’s the type of Attorney General Dave Jones will be. A fighter, not a follower.

I’m looking forward to voting to endorse Dave Jones for Attorney General at the CDP Convention. You should, too.


Daraka Larimore-Hall


California Democratic Party

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11 Feb

Looking Ahead

The nation looks to the California Democratic Party and its platform as the foremost expression of progressive ideals.

As your senior senator, I am proud to be waging many important progressive battles, championing our shared values, and being California’s voice of resistance against President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress.

Looking ahead to the California Democratic Party (CDP) convention later this month, I believe I am the candidate who can continue moving our progressive values forward in the Senate and opposing Trump’s divisive and dangerous agenda for California.

Trump and his Republican allies have tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act – but we stood strong and stopped them. Californians and Americans deserve access to quality, affordable healthcare, and I will continue proposing solutions to make that possible for the millions of Americans still struggling with healthcare costs.

We need to continue to stand up to Trump. Dreamers and immigrants continue to be attacked by the Trump administration, and I am fighting to secure protections for DACA recipients. The Republicans still deny climate change, and President Trump is doing all he can to roll back the progress that my Democratic colleagues and I seek in the Senate. Finally, we must protect the economic gains made under President Obama and continue creating quality jobs with livable wages.

As we stand together toward the November election, California Democrats will lead progressives across the country in making our case to voters. It is crucial for us to win this November.

If you’re a California Democratic Party delegate, I’d be honored to have your support at the CDP convention February 24 in San Diego. If you plan on supporting me, can you let me know you plan on standing with me?

Please know that I am proud to work with you as we fight for our shared values, and I am thankful for all you do for our party.

Together, we can take our country back.




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11 Feb

The Doctor is in

Asif Mahmood

Dear Democrat,

As a practicing doctor of internal medicine and lung diseases for nearly two decades, I’ve seen my patients’ struggles – ranging from insurance coverage issues, prescription drug issues, in- and out-of-network issues, follow-up issues, and support beyond medical care. I am proud to say that I’ve never asked for reimbursement from any patient who didn’t have insurance.

I would be the first doctor to be California’s Insurance Commissioner.

It’s because of this firsthand experience, that prepared me to stand up for Californians against predatory insurance companies.

That’s why I’ve promised never to take a dime of money from insurance companies or Pharmaceuticals. If you agree that we need an Insurance Commissioner to fight for patients and consumers, join our team!

I support Medicare for All because I think healthcare is a right — not a privilege for the few.

As Insurance Commissioner, I’ll protect women’s health and reproductive rights against GOP attacks, ensure that Californians have improved access to affordable mental healthcare, and make sure all children can get medical treatment regardless of immigration status.

Will you join me in the fight to protect consumers in California and fix our insurance system?

I look forward to seeing you at convention. In the meantime if you have any questions about my candidacy, please visit


Dr. Asif Mahmood

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11 Feb

Do You Support DREAMers or Donald Trump?

Be a DREAM Defender

The Republicans and the President continue to hold DACA recipients hostage. Close to 800,000 DREAMers live in fear and uncertainty. Imagine not knowing if your protected legal status will soon come to a crashing halt. Brought to the United States as children, the government made them a promise that if they revealed their identity, passed a background check, and became productive citizens, they could stay here.

And many of them took the government at their word. They came forward from the shadows and were granted protected status. They went to school and became teachers, joined the military, became firefighters, and opened small businesses. They are woven into the fabric of our society and keep the American Dream alive.

Instead of looking for solutions, DREAMers get called ‘lazy’ by White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly. President Trump says he would ‘love’ to shutdown the government over immigration. The White House rejected a compromise deal in Congress that would have protected DACA recipients and had no money for a border wall.

DREAMers are not lazy. They actually work, unlike Congress. And Americans overwhelmingly want DREAMers to stay. Nearly 9 in 10 of us recognize that we need to keep the promise that we made to them. Yet the Republicans have so far refused to bring the matter up for a clean vote in Congress. Make no mistake, if the Republicans brought this up for a vote, it would pass overwhelmingly. But instead they are using the lives of 800,000 people as a bargaining chip. President Trump wants his border wall funded and isn’t above using the lives of DREAMers to get it.

This is where you come in. The only way we get a clean vote on DACA is if people like you call and pressure Congress. They have to hear from us. This means calling your senators and representatives and letting them know that you stand with DREAMers. Join me today in calling! You can call 202-225-3121 to be connected to your representative. You can call 202-224-3121 to be connected to your senators. Tell them you demand a clean vote on DACA with no strings attached.

And I hope you will join me in my fight for a government that works for all of us. Visit for more information or join me on Facebook or Twitter to chat.


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11 Feb

Have you seen this?

I want to make sure you’ve heard the latest polling results in this race:

Three new polls — one from USC, one from Gavin Newsom’s campaign, and our own internal poll — all show that John is in a dead heat for the second spot in California’s top-two gubernatorial primary.

Our own polling shows that when voters learn more about John and hear his message, his numbers jump and put him in a solid position to advance through the primary.

We have a clear path to make John our next governor. But we need to make sure this campaign has the resources to get the word out before someone else bumps John out of the election.

Make sure we have the resources to spread the word about this campaign and win. Chip in now.

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Lisa Cassinis
Finance Director
John Chiang for California

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11 Feb

Boots on the Ground

When I was a Foreign Service Officer for the State Department, I was stationed in Guatemala City. For a year and a half, I worked on the frontlines of our nation’s immigration crisis.

As one of our nation’s youngest diplomats, I amassed on-the-ground experience reuniting families and protecting Americans overseas. Once elected, I’ll be the only member of Congress who has ever issued a visa!

Now, I’m back home and running for Congress. California’s 4th district doesn’t need another uninformed career politician with no experience out in the world legislating against the American Dream. If you agree with me, click here to instantly add your name and tell McClintock that immigrants’ dreams aren’t illegal >>

I’m running for Congress because I believe that America deserves better than what the current leadership is capable of. We need someone with knowledge and experience; someone who can walk the walk and talk the talk.

I’ve had my boots on the ground around the world. I know just what’s at stake for all of us.



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