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It’s not equal justice when a kid with an ounce of pot can get thrown in jail, while a bank executive who launders money for a drug cartel can get a bonus. It’s long past time for us to reform our system.

It’s not equal justice when a kid with an ounce of pot can get thrown in jail, while a bank executive who launders money for a drug cartel can get a bonus. It’s long past time for us to reform our system.

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

Today I’m proposing a plan to reduce incarceration and improve justice in our country. We need to change what we choose to criminalize, reform police behavior, rein in prosecutorial abuses…

Warren for President

Four words are etched above the Supreme Court: Equal Justice Under Law.

But today in America, there’s one justice system for the rich and powerful, and another one for everybody else.

It’s not equal justice when a kid with an ounce of pot can get thrown in jail, while a bank executive who launders money for a drug cartel can get a bonus. It’s not equal justice when, for the exact same crimes, Black Americans are more likely than whites to be arrested, charged, wrongfully convicted, and given harsher sentences. Right now, Latinx adults are three times more likely to be incarcerated than whites. And the United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world.

So today I’m proposing a plan to reduce incarceration and improve justice in our country. We need to change what we choose to criminalize, reform police behavior, rein in prosecutorial abuses, improve how we treat people when they’re incarcerated, reintegrate them when they return to our communities, and more.

Add your name if you agree: It’s long past time for bold, structural change to reform our criminal justice system.

 

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It’s long past time for bold, structural change to reform our criminal justice system.

 

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Here’s my plan:

1. Reimagine how we talk and think about public safety. My plan focuses on transitioning away from a punitive system and investing in evidence-based approaches that address the underlying drivers of violence and crime — tackling it at its roots, before it ever has a chance to grow.

This includes breaking the school-to-prison pipeline, reducing homelessness and housing insecurity through my housing plan, decriminalizing mental health crises, and focusing on interventions that don’t require incarceration.

2. Change what we choose to criminalize — starting by repealing the 1994 crime bill. It exacerbated incarceration rates in this country by punishing people more severely for even minor infractions and limiting discretion in charging and sentencing in our judicial system. There are some sections of law, like those relating to domestic violence, that should be retained — but the bulk of the law must go.

My plan also involves a new approach to the War on Drugs — which has harmed communities of color — by decriminalizing marijuana and erasing past convictions. It will also end the criminalization poverty by ending cash bail and excessive fines and fees.

3. Reform how the law is enforced. My plan will fundamentally change how police work is done in America. We’ll increase federal oversight capacity, establish a federal standard for the use of force, and work with Congress to pass legislation to prohibit profiling at all levels of law enforcement. And to hold police officers accountable if they violate someone’s constitutional rights, we should restrict qualified immunity.

Real reform also means expanding funding for public defenders, reining in prosecutorial abuses such as coercive plea bargaining, and creating an independent unit to hold accountable prosecutors who abuse their power. We’ll also expand access to justice for people who are wrongfully imprisoned by repealing overly restrictive habeas rules and make it easier to successfully challenge wrongful detention.

4. Fight harsh and immoral sentencing practices and reform incarceration. As president, I’ll use the pardon and clemency powers broadly to right systemic injustices — empowering a clemency board to make recommendations directly to the White House for broad classes of potentially deserving individuals for review — including people who would have benefited from retroactivity under the First Step Act, who are jailed under outdated or discriminatory drug laws, or those serving mandatory minimums that should be abolished.

We should support improved staffing levels and better training for corrections officers, and humane conditions for those behind bars. As president, I will ensure that incarceration meets basic human rights standards, protect special populations, and eliminate private prisons.

5. Set formerly incarcerated individuals up for success. The period after release from prison can be challenging for those returning. During this critical period, they are more likely to be unemployed, more likely to be rearrested, more likely to overdose, and more likely to die. As president, I will remove barriers that hamper reentry for formerly incarcerated people who have served their time — from the restrictions on occupational licensing, to housing, to the disenfranchisement of over 3 million returning citizens.

In order to create real law and order and real justice in our country, we need a structural reform of the system.

I’m ready to tackle this crisis head on, but it’s going to take a grassroots movement. Add your name to support this plan, and be in this fight.

Thanks for being a part of this,

Elizabeth

 

 

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Trump, the NRA, Ben Shapiro, and Brit Hume

Trump, the NRA, Ben Shapiro, and Brit Hume

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

Beto’s running a new kind of campaign. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 

Beto for America

 

Beto’s running a new kind of campaign. One that throws out the old political playbook and fully focuses on people. It starts with engaging everyone, everyday, everywhere — whether they’re in an early state, a deep red state, or a blue state.

Beto’s already been to a gun show in Arkansas and held a 1000 person rally in Oklahoma. When Democrats show up everywhere, we win everywhere. Now, all the right people are getting nervous. And the list of people attacking Beto is growing longer. Take a look:

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Trump, the NRA, Ben Shapiro, and Brit Hume

One of the best speeches we’ve ever seen Beto give

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

If you know friends or family who’ve felt discouraged or disengaged by our politics, this is a good opportunity to share a speech like this from Beto. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 

Beto for America

 

Beto just gave a stirring speech in Arkansas.

On the heels of tragedy in El Paso, Beto laid out how we can move forward as a country on some of the toughest challenges we face. From how we grapple with a history of racism, to how we stop losing 40,000 lives a year to gun violence.

It’s not about just one party or one people getting what they want out of our democracy. It’s about all of us coming together, identifying not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans first and foremost. We’re not going to fix problems as serious as racism or gun violence with only half measures or half the country. It’s got to be all of us together.

You have to watch this video. Then share it with friends and family, because it’s exactly the message we all need to hear.

Watch Beto's speech

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In times like these, it’s not enough to sit on the sidelines. In a democracy like ours, it’s on all of us to make things right. That’s why, as Beto said, we need to shock the conscience of America.

Make sure to watch the speech till the end — it builds and builds as you watch. After you see it, if you know friends or family who’ve felt discouraged or disengaged by our politics, this is a good opportunity to share a speech like this from Beto. We all need a little inspiration right now.

Click here to give it a watch and share with friends.

– Team Beto

 

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Tulsi needs our help

Tulsi needs our help

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

 

 

TULSI 2020

 

 

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As you may know, Tulsi is in Indonesia for the next two weeks for her National Guard duty.

Tulsi continues to demonstrate what service above self means through her actions, not just her words. And I think it’s time we show her what she means to us and WHY she’s our choice for President.

The #WhyTulsi campaign was inspired by a beautiful message that 18 year-old Haylie posted on her account @studentsfortulsipa about why she supports Tulsi. I was so moved, I asked her to say it to camera so that I could post it on Tulsi’s account.

Tweet by Haylie, Students for Tulsi PA

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Help J.D. Scholten take on Steve King

Help J.D. Scholten take on Steve King

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

Steve King has long been a disgrace to our country.

Gillibrand 2020

“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?”

—Steve King, Aug. 14, defending his bill to ban abortion even in cases of rape and incest

 

 

Defending any ban on abortion is unconscionable. Using Steve King’s absurd language to do it is unforgivable.

Steve King has long been a disgrace to our country, and it’s past time to replace him with a Democrat who will show real leadership and fight for the interests of Iowans—and we can do it with J.D. Scholten.

Because in the face of an all-out Republican assault on reproductive rights in this country, we need to elect representatives—from Congress to the White House—who value women.

Split a donation between my campaign and J.D. Scholten’s campaign today. You’ll help me defeat Donald Trump, and help J.D. take on Steve King and kick him out of office once and for all.

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It’s not equal justice when a kid with an ounce of pot can get thrown in jail, while a bank executive who launders money for a drug cartel can get a bonus. It’s long past time for us to reform our system.

Fill out this issues survey to help set our agenda for the fall

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

When we’re criss-crossing the country talking with volunteers and voters, we’re learning about the issues that hit home in their communities. But we want to continue the conversation in every way…

Warren for President

It’s been a busy summer. We cheered on Elizabeth in two debates, put up a Grassroots Donor Wall, and held barnstorms, house parties, and volunteer trainings all over the country.

We’re proud of the work this movement has put in — and excited to do so much more.

It’s important that your voice is front and center in this campaign, so as we gear up for the fall, Elizabeth wants to hear from you — not from powerful special interests, Washington lobbyists, or deep-pocketed donors.

Fill out this survey today to say what issues are on your mind — and let Elizabeth know what we should be focusing on for the fall and beyond.

When we’re criss-crossing the country talking with volunteers and voters, we’re learning about the issues that hit home in their communities.

But we want to continue the conversation in every way possible.

That’s why we’re asking you today — what issues have you been thinking about lately? What would you like to see Elizabeth tackle?

Click here to fill out this survey today.

Thanks for everything,

Team Warren

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