Democratic Champions Stand with Jim Costa for Congress

Democratic Champions Stand with Jim Costa for Congress

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2019

Contact: Lisa Gasperoni
916-803-0433

Democratic Champions Stand with
Jim Costa for Congress

State and local Democratic leaders and organizations are praising Costa’s vision, leadership and record of getting things done – and are endorsing him early and unequivocally for re-election.

Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) has racked up endorsements from top Democratic champions, underscoring his momentum and status as the clear choice for Congress.

Costa, who was most recently re-elected to Congress by a decisive 15% margin over his opponent in November 2018, has been riding a steady wave of support from key Democratic leaders at the local and state levels, including:

  • Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis
  • US Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • US Senator Kamala Harris
  • Attorney General Xavier Becerra
  • Congressman Adam Schiff, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee
  • Fresno County’s Democratic Women in Action Club
  • Equality PAC

Here’s what some of these bold Democrats have to say about Jim Costa:

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When it comes to childhood poverty, we cannot be silent.

When it comes to childhood poverty, we cannot be silent.

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

As president, I will make it a priority to take action on behalf of our most vulnerable children and families. When it comes to child poverty, we cannot be silent.

This is personal to me, friend. My dad was born poor. He grew up in a small, segregated town in the mountains of North Carolina to a family that couldn’t care for him.

It was another local family that took him in and put a roof over his head. And later, members of his community helped pay tuition for his first semester of college.

They opened doors that he never even knew existed: he got a good job and worked hard, and moved his family from poverty to the middle class within the span of a single generation.

I believe we must show that same generosity and path to opportunity for all children living in America.

Today, I released a comprehensive new plan that would cut child poverty in America by nearly two-thirds. I believe that we can get this done. My plan proposes more than a dozen big ideas to lift kids and families out of poverty, including:

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We can’t triangulate our way to victory

We can’t triangulate our way to victory

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

There are two visions for the campaign to defeat Donald Trump. One says you can poll test, focus group, and triangulate your way to victory.

Beto for America

 

There are two visions for the campaign to defeat Donald Trump.

– One says you can poll test, focus group, and triangulate your way to victory.

– The other says it’s exactly that consultant-driven, poll-tested politics that has prevented us from progress in the past.

Beto believes that leadership is not testing the wind or limiting yourself by what the polls tell you is possible. Leadership is doing the right thing.

If you’re looking for that kind of leadership, will you donate now? Your online donations keep Beto in this fight, speaking from the heart, not spewing poll-tested talking points.

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Some are not as lucky

Some are not as lucky

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

 

I want to thank you for all the well wishes I’ve received over the past two days.

I want to thank you for all of the well wishes I’ve received over the past two days.

I am feeling good, and am fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me recover. And I am looking forward to sharing our vision for transforming this country at the next debate on October 15.

But the truth is, millions of Americans are not as lucky as I am right now.

Today in America, there are some 87 million Americans who are uninsured or underinsured.

That is unacceptable to me.

It is unacceptable to me that today in America, we end up spending almost twice as much as any other major country on health care, while our life expectancy continues to decline and our healthcare outcomes lag behind many other countries.

It is unacceptable to me that we give tax breaks to billionaires and large corporations while people are dying because they can’t afford to get to a doctor or buy the medicine they need.

It is unacceptable to me that at meeting after meeting our campaign holds, I hear from people who have lost loved ones because they could not afford the unbelievably high cost of prescription drugs or from others who are forced to cut their pills in half due to the cost.

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Add your name if you’re ready to tax excessive lobbying in Washington

Add your name if you’re ready to tax excessive lobbying in Washington

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

We need to fight back, so I’ve released the most sweeping set of anti-corruption reforms since Watergate. Under my plan, we will end lobbying as we know it.

Warren for President

Corporate interests spend more on lobbying than we spend to fund both houses of Congress — $2.8 billion last year alone.

But corporate lobbyists also swarm our federal agencies, like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Corporate lobbyists are experts at killing widely popular policies behind closed doors. They’ve defended predatory financial advisors against new rules, made sure fossil fuel companies can continue emitting greenhouse gases, and helped payday lenders whisper into the ears of the Trump administration and cripple consumer protection rules. They’ll do whatever it takes to maximize their profits — even if it comes at the expense of working people.

We need to fight back, so I’ve released the most sweeping set of anti-corruption reforms since Watergate. Under my plan, we will end lobbying as we know it.

My plan also calls for something unique — a new tax on excessive lobbying on every corporation and trade organization that spends over $500,000 per year on lobbying. Every dollar raised by the tax will be placed into a new Lobbying Defense Trust Fund dedicated to helping Congress and federal agencies fight back.

Read on to learn more, and sign your name if you’re ready to fight back too.

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Watch our first TV ad!

Watch our first TV ad!

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

Be one of the first to see our brand new TV ad.

 

Amy for America

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Our first TV ad just hit the airwaves! It’s the latest sign of this campaign’s SURGING momentum.

Watch the new ad here — then make a donation to keep it on the air!

 

We just wrapped up a fantastic third quarter thanks to supporters like you. And the fourth quarter is already off to a strong start: Polling is up, endorsements are rolling in, we hit our donor threshold for the next debate and now we have this fantastic new ad to show more people why Amy’s the candidate who’s going all the way to the White House.

But to make sure our ad stays on the air and makes a big impact, we need to boost our advertising budget right away.

Will you donate now so we can keep our new ad on TV to show even more people why Amy’s the candidate who can defeat Trump?

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