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Watch, Share + Fight White Supremacy

Watch, Share + Fight White Supremacy

 

Team,
 
The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State has launched a bold and unprecedented campaign to punch back against white supremacy and the voter suppression efforts that are undermining our democracy and disenfranchising voters across the country.
 
Will you join our fight by watching this powerful new video AND sharing it on social media? Sharing this video message will help us combat the lies that are being spread by Trump, his administration, and his allies.
 
Over the course of the last several weeks, we’ve seen intensified calls for ending institutionalized racism and systemic discrimination in all its forms — including in elections.
 
In California, we’ve been working for years to make elections more accessible and more secure. The covid-19 pandemic has made those efforts more critical than ever. And many Secretaries of State across the country have also responded by pushing for expanded vote-by-mail and more opportunities for safe, in-person early-voting to shorten lines and reduce crowds on Election Day. 
 
But while we’ve been working to make voting more accessible, Trump and his cronies are doing the opposite, spreading lies about voter fraud and suing states that are trying to increase access to vote-by-mail. It’s galling. It’s offensive. But it’s nothing new.
 
Voter suppression is rooted in white supremacy and we’ve seen far too much of it throughout our nation’s history. By blocking access to the ballot and undermining confidence in the electoral process, Trump is working to stifle participation by voters of color. And he is pairing his not-so-subtle efforts with dangerous language at his rallies that is anti-Asian and hostile towards Black Lives Matter demonstrators.
 
The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State is pushing back by calling Trump out, defending the right to vote for all eligible citizens, and proactively building a more inclusive democracy — but we can’t do it without you.
 
WATCH this powerful new video and then SHARE IT on Facebook, on Twitter, or forward this email to your network to help spread the word: white supremacy has no place in our elections or our country.
 
In solidarity,
 
Alex Padilla 
California Secretary of State
 



 

What if?

What if?

Over 120,000 deaths and no federal plans in sight to protect workers. California deserves better.

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This was not inevitable.

Over 120,000 Americans have lost their lives, and we’re seeing job loss numbers that compare to the Great Depression.

This is a reflection of Donald Trump’s leadership and a reminder that in 2020, our number one goal must be removing him from the White House.

As your State Controller, California’s CFO, I feel the impact of Trump’s haphazard decision-making during this crisis very personally, causing harm to people’s lives and livelihoods. Every day at work, I am grateful for the leadership of Governor Newsom compared to the recklessness at the federal level, and I think: What if?

What if we had someone at the national level who listens to and respects science and data?

What if we had a President who instead of fanning the flames of racism, commits to rooting out institutional and systemic racism towards achieve racial equity with humility, intentionality, and accountability?

What if we had a leader who acknowledges his privilege when recognizing the experiences and realities of devastating loss felt by millions?

What if our leader prioritizes the needs of working families over the greed of dark money donors and mega corporations?

What if we could imagine a different pathway forward for our state and nation — one where our new normal must center on the neglected needs of our communities of color, women, people with disabilities, and students?

I remain confident in the strength and resilience of Californians. We will pull through this crisis, provided we invest in the empathy, leadership, and compassion of the California Democrats that will safely see us through.


With hope,

Betty Yee
State Controller

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News…From the Desk of State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA

News…From the Desk of State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA

 

 

 

 

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July 2020

Dear Friends,

Strengthening and fully funding education has been a top priority for me for a long time. When I was a legislator, I authored, co-authored or sponsored bills that repaid funds the state owed to public education (Proposition 98), expanded awareness of the state’s Cal-Grant program, increased access to middleclass scholarships, and much more.

As State Treasurer, today I oversee two state authorities and a state board that play their own critical roles in helping to strengthen and fully fund our education system.

Our ScholarShare Investment Board (SIB), which oversees California’s official college savings plan – ScholarShare 529 — provides an easy method for families to save for their children’s college expenses. Investment experts consider ScholarShare 529 among the most highly rated 529 plans in the nation.  Meanwhile, our California Educational Facilities Authority (CEFA) is extraordinarily active in helping private, nonprofit colleges and universities meet their building and facility needs. I chair both the SIB and CEFA boards.

I also chair the California School Finance Authority (CSFA) board, through which we are diligently working to help find a solution to the housing problems faced by community college students. On another front, CSFA is working to help schools in counties that may face economic repercussions resulting from the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Of course, there is more to these programs than a brief description can convey, so I invite you to read the ABCs of the BCAs feature inside.

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Fiona Ma

Ask the Treasurer

Dear Fiona,

I attended one of your recent webinars and heard you cautioning the audience to beware of COVID-19 scams.
What are these? How can I protect myself?

– Denise

 

 

Peter Xu with Treasurer Ma

Intern Peter Xu’s Note of Appreciation

Interning for California State Treasurer Fiona Ma has been one of the most fulfilling professional experiences I have had to date. My internship spanned four years, from her term in office as chair of the State Board of Equalization through her second year in office as California State Treasurer.

 

 

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COVID-19 Case Study:

This Community’s Creative Solution Forged New Links between Local Businesses and Customers during Shutdown
Communities across California have taken an economic hit in the wake of shelter-in-place orders made necessary by the spread of COVID-19.  In high-profile moves, government policymakers immediately stepped in to support and provide relief to businesses large and small. Not as well-publicized are the creative steps taken by local business owners and economic development organizations.  One such effort in Santa Cruz known as “Ride Out the Wave” could be a blueprint for other communities.

 

 

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ABCs of the BCAs

Featured: California School Finance Authority (CSFA)
Benefitting California Schools and Families
This past spring the California School Finance Authority (CSFA), historically associated with the financing of charter school facilities, laid the groundwork to support Californians on two new, critical fronts. Students from kindergarten through community college stand to benefit.

 

 

Calendar of Upcoming BCA Events

Board, Commissions and Authorities (BCAs) within the State Treasurer’s Office

 

July 30

California School Finance Authority

10:30 AM | 915 Capitol Mall, Room 110, Sacramento, CA
Public Participation Call-In Number* (877) 810-9415 | Participant Code: 6535126

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Teleconference information, other scheduled BCA meetings, agendas, deadlines for grants, and more, may be accessed as the information is posted or updated on the Treasurer’s website: https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/

Additional BCA meetings in July include CAEATFA (July 21), CTCAC (July 1), CDLAC (July 1), CEFA (July 30), CHFFA (July 30), CPCFA (July 31), CalSavers (July 27). Meeting date and times may change; please check the BCA links included here for such notices, as well as for teleconference details.

 

Note:* As we work to further protect the health of our community in response to COVID-19, the BCAs are modifying standard committee meeting procedures. Participants, interested parties, and non-essential staff are requested to join the meeting via teleconference. Further, social distancing measures will be put in place at the meeting location, which will substantially limit the space available for in-person attendees. Public participation and comment periods will not be impacted.

 

Top Billing

ScholarShare 529 Creditor Protection
Senate Bill 898, Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) https://sd10.senate.ca.gov
Would exempt higher education ScholarShare 529 college saving accounts from creditors outside of bankruptcy cases.

 

 

The Ma Squad

 

Treasurer Ma teamed up with EconAlliance in Santa Barbara during Small Business Week to provide timely resources and program updates to small business owners and moderate presentations by the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA), CalSavers and IBank

On June 4, Treasurer Ma teamed up with EconAlliance in Santa Barbara during Small Business Week to provide timely resources and program updates to small business owners and moderate presentations by the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA), CalSavers and IBank. Top row, left to right: Treasurer Ma, Emily Burgos of IBank’s Small Business Finance Center, Jonathan Herrera of CalSavers. Bottom row:  CPCFA Deputy Executive Director Janae Davis and Victoria Conner of Strategic Vitality LLC.

Treasurer Ma and representatives of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs organization delivering protective masks to the Sacramento Regional Transit District office

Treasurer Ma and representatives of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs organization delivering protective masks to the Sacramento Regional Transit District office on June 10.

 

The Treasurer joined Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) for its 26th Annual Latina Action Day on June 10

The Treasurer joined Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) for its 26th Annual Latina Action Day on June 10 to discuss California’s budget, economic and workforce recovery, and her post pandemic office priorities. Pictured top, left to right: HOPE Executive Director Helen Torres, Telemundo 52 News Anchor Sandra O’Neill. Middle row: Assemblymember Blanca Rubio, California Budget & Policy Center Executive Director Chris Hoene.  Bottom row: Treasurer Ma.

Treasurer Ma with some of the SMUD workers she visited on June 26 expressly to thank them for supporting the community during the state’s response to COVID 19

Treasurer Ma with some of the SMUD workers she visited on June 26 expressly to thank them for supporting the community during the state’s response to COVID 19. Deemed an “essential service provider,” the Sacramento regional not-for-profit electric service company took steps to protect workers and suspended power shutoffs for non-payment through January 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

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City of Fresno Approves 2020/21 Budget!

City of Fresno Approves 2020/21 Budget!

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Dear Resident, 

TODAY we passed an amended Continued Budget Resolution for FY20-21!

During the last few months we heard the community loud and clear about improving the way we serve our local community when it comes to addressing the homeless population and investing in our neighborhoods and youth to improve safety.

Some HIGHLIGHTS:

You can view agendas and past Council Meetings click here:
https://fresno.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office at (559) 621-7817 or via email at District1@fresno.gov.

Sincerely, 


Esmeralda Soria
Fresno City Councilmember
District 1 

Please find COVID-19 Resource Links below: 

PLEASE FIND UPDATED EMERGENCY ORDER  AND COVID-19 UPDATES HERE: www.Fresno.gov/coronavirus/
APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT/DISABILITY BENEFITS OR PAID FAMILY LEAVE:
www.edd.ca.gov
APPLY FOR SBA PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM:
www.SBA.gov
GET ADDITIONAL BUSINESS RESOURCES:
www.fresnoedc.com/covid19
MEDI-CAL COVERAGE FOR ALL:
www.DHCS.ca.gov

 

Contact our office with any questions at (559) 621-7817 or at District1@fresno.gov 

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What I’ve Been Working on for You

What I’ve Been Working on for You

News from Representative Costa

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Dear Friend,

I’m in Washington to advance meaningful reform for our policing systems across America. Here are some highlights: 


Fighting for equitable justice

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In response to the recent civil unrest and heightened racial tensions across our country, I voted to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. Now is the time to be bold in the face of racial injustice and create meaningful change in our nation. We need to work together –the House, Senate and the President – if we’re to have comprehensive reform. It must be bipartisan to have the President sign this into law. Otherwise, there will be no reform this year. This measure works to improve transparency and create a change that safeguards every American’s right to safety and justice. 


Local industry stepping up

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I recently toured Total Concept Enterprises (TCE) of Fresno, one of many Valley companies who pivoted to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during this health crisis. TCE switched from manufacturing metal fabrications to making clear safety dividers with help from CARES Act funding that I supported. It was a pleasure to meet Liz McIlvaine and her team. They are truly making a difference in our battle against COVID-19.

A list of local companies making personal protection equipment can be found below.


Improving access to healthcare

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One of my top priorities is to see our taxpayer dollars come back to the district. I’m pleased to report that the City of Fresno approved $5 million of its $94.5 million in CARES Act funding, which I voted for, to increase COVID-19 testing and improve health in underserved communities by partnering with UCSF-Fresno to expand the Mobile HeaL program to provide healthcare access to vulnerable populations. 


Hometown Hero: Hugo Morales

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Fresno resident and co-founder of Radio Bilingue, Hugo Morales, was awarded the Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment of the Arts agency. This honor is well deserved.

I can’t think of a more dedicated public servant than Hugo Morales to receive such a prestigious, national honor. Mr. Morales changed the landscape of our valley by giving a voice to the Valley’s Latino community – especially our farm workers – and a platform to celebrate their vibrant and rich cultural heritage for more than four decades.

For more information on this prestigious honor, click here.

 


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Track recent COVID-19 developments in: 


Locally-sourced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Our local County Departments of Public Health can help you sources Personal Protective Equipment:

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) is also putting CARES Act funding to use to help Valley manufactures create personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face shields, masks, gowns, plexiglass dividers and hand sanitizer.

Here is a list of local businesses where you can find these products. This is an opportunity to not only have good safety practices, but to support local businesses. Buy local!

  • Image Masters – Masks
  • Country Plastics – Ear Savers
  • Blue Dolphin – Pi Shop – Face Shields
  • Snowflake Designs – Masks
  • CTEC High School – Face Shields
  • Precision Plastics – Face Shields
  • Dumont Printing – Face Shields
  • First Fold Tie Dye – Cloth Masks
  • Uppitees Fashions and Designs – Cloth Masks
  • Total Concept Enterprises – Clear Plastic Space Dividers
  • Whole Earth Laboratories – Cloth Masks
  • Monster City Studios – Face Shields
  • Riley’s Brewery – Madera – Hand Sanitizer
  • Corbin Cash Distillery – Atwater – Hand Sanitizer
  • 411 Broadway Ales & Spirits – Hand Sanitizer
  • CA Manufacturing Network (CMTC) – PPE
  • Whole Earth Laboratories – Commercial Strength Cleaning Solutions
  • KLSD – Cloth Masks

Resources:

We’ve compiled all the resources you need in one convenient location on our website.  

If you need specific help from our district office, please submit a request and a member of our staff will contact you. 



Recursos en Español 

Hemos concentrada toda la información sobre COVID-19 que necesita en un lugar conveniente. Visita mi sitio web.

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NEW ONLINE PORTAL FOR CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CFAP)

I’m pleased to report that after continued pushing, I was successful in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop an online portal for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) applications, expanding access to producers.

Apply here.

 

FARM SERVICE AGENCY IS HIRING

To better respond to the COVID-19 crisis, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is hiring full-time temporary Program Technicians. These technicians will provide valuable support for FSA programs at the field level.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, email your resume to fsajobs@usda.gov. ;

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 RESPOND TO CENSUS 2020

Thank you to those of you that have already responded to the 2020 Census.

If you haven’t had a chance yet, now is the perfect time! Make sure you count and help shape your future!

Respond now!


Stay strong and we will get through this crisis. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if you need assistance.

Sincerely,

 


Jim Costa
Member of Congress

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Barbara Lee, Ro Khanna, and Hilda Solis will lead our DNC delegation. Learn more:

We are unified! We are diverse! We are California strong! Now, we are going to get 👏 to 👏 work 👏

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We confirmed our delegation to the Democratic National Convention — 495 delegates strong (and 35 Alternates) — by a virtual voting process.

Anchored in Milwaukee, the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be a “Convention Across America,” and California will play a key role.

That’s why, by joint agreement between the Sanders and Biden campaigns, a vote from our delegates, and with the support of Governor Newsom, a unity team of Co-Chairs will lead our delegation: Congressmember Barbara Lee, Congressmember Ro Khanna, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis.

'Unity is how we win, and I'm honored to help lead Democrats toward victory for working people in November. Si se puede!' - Hilda Solis, Los Angeles Supervisor. Support CA Democrats'Together, we proudly reprsent the most progressive, diverse, and enlightened state in the union. Onward to victory for the people in November!' - Baraba Lee, Congresswoman. Support CA Democrats.I am blown away by the mobilization of the progressive base. California will lead the way in pushing for a bold profgressive platform and winning in November' - Ro Khanna, Congressman. Support CA Democrats

Winning in November is about saving our democracy and building a brighter future for all Americans. And with only 126 days to Election Day, there’s not a moment to waste → DONATE NOW » These virtual votes — and our upcoming virtual Democratic Convention — are a reminder that we’re living in unprecedented times.

But we can’t let the coronavirus or anything else distract us from our #1 goal as California Democrats: Defeating Republicans like Mitch McConnel and President Trump at the ballot box this November.

To do that, we’ve assembled a dynamic and diverse team of California Democrats possible to represent us at the Democratic Convention.

We don’t have much time, and there’s so much work to do.

Let’s ensure California Democrats do their part in unseating Trump and safeguarding our democracy.

Chip in today: https://cadem.vote/DNC_Leads

Onward!

-Rusty

Rusty Hicks
Chair
California Democratic Party

DONATE NOW Our Democratic leaders are working hard to make California a better place to live. From fighting for good-paying jobs, combating climate change, to expanding healthcare access so all Californians can lead safe, healthy, prosperous lives — California’s Democratic leaders turn progressive ideas into meaningful action.

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