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02 May
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Why I support Xavier

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

California’s students and those entrusted with educating them deserve leaders with an unwavering commitment to improving access to higher education.

That’s why the state’s 28,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches who teach in the California State University system are proud to endorse Xavier Becerra for Attorney General.

California Faculty Association (CFA) members work hard to teach our students the critical thinking skills, the technical know-how and the cultural insights they need to be thoughtful, productive and artistic participants in our society. And we’re proud of the partnership we’ve had with Attorney General Becerra in those efforts.

In his tenure, Becerra has fought to protect undocumented students on our campuses, fighting at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of faculty members’ collective bargaining rights, and pushing back against Betsy DeVos and the federal Department of Education as they dismantle student protections against fraud and abuse.

We look forward to working with our affiliates SEIU and CTA in supporting Becerra’s campaign to remain Attorney General. We hope that you’ll join us.

Sincerely,

CFA President Jennifer Eagan

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01 May
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Doing this the right way

*** TJ Cox has been endorsed for CD-21 by the CDP ***

TJ Cox for Congress

It’s been an incredible (and busy) month on the campaign trail here in California’s 21st district.

I had the opportunity to meet with local business owners, seniors, environmental advocates, and dozens of working families who are taking part in the Democratic process for the first time ever.

The energy on the ground has been remarkable. Folks are showing up in droves to events, phonebanks, and canvasses to talk to voters, and this is shaping up to be a grassroots campaign built from the ground up.

Can you strengthen our momentum with a grassroots donation and keep fueling this movement?

Incredible crowd at the California Alliance for Retired Americans Forum

We’re trying to do things the right way in our campaign to take on David Valadao.

That means traveling across this district, hearing directly from this community, and being responsive to the needs on the ground. It also means rejecting big money from corporate PACs that have corrupted our system.

There’s so much we still need to do — like open field offices across the district, recruit and train volunteers, and make sure we can reach as many voters as possible at the doors, on TV, online, and in mailboxes.

A donation of whatever you can afford will help us reach our end-of-month grassroots goal and make it possible to defeat David Valadao come November.

Thank you,

TJ Cox 

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01 May
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It’s “just starting”

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

We’ve been building this campaign for almost a year now. But according to a Los Angeles Times article this week, “for most Californians the race for governor is just starting.”

With voters across the state now paying attention to the local news and vote-by-mail set to begin just a week from today, we need the resources to get our message out about why John’s the leader California needs now.

Before tonight’s end-of-month deadline, will you chip in to keep John’s brand new TV ad on the air and spread our message to undecided voters?

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Airtime across the state will only get more expensive if we can’t raise the money now to get our ads on the air.

We need to act now to make sure our message isn’t drowned out by the special interests and millionaires trying to buy this election.

So please, chip in what you can now to help us make these final days before the primary count. Make your donation by tonight’s midnight deadline.

Thanks for your support,

Lisa Cassinis
Finance Director
John Chiang for Governor

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01 May
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Have you seen our new ad yet?

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

 

We are excited to share with you a first look at our newest commercial spot! Click the image below to view the video!

As insurance commissioner, Dave Jones’ efforts saved consumers billions. He’s taken the initiative to crack down on waste, fraud and abuse.

Dave Jones has always led with integrity and refuses to accept any contributions from oil, tobacco and insurance companies.

Dave Jones has protected women from discrimination and abuse in the workplace, which has earned him the endorsement of the National Organization for Women.

And if elected California’s next attorney general, Dave Jones will continue to fight for California and its residents, which includes standing up against President Donald Trump’s incessant attacks on California.

Enjoy our latest commercial! Will you share this on social media and forward the email to 5 friends?

Link to video via Facebook

Link to video via YouTube

Thank you for your support!

Team Dave Jones

 

Dave Jones for Attorney General

“A Fighter, Not a Follower.”

www.davejones2018.com

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01 May
0

Another Major Union Endorsement!

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

   

The ILWU Northern California District Council Endorses Dave Jones for Attorney General

Today, ILWU Northern California District Council (ILWU NCDC) — who represents 37,000 dock workers, warehouse workers, and members of the service industry in Northern California, and includes ILWU Local 6, Local 10, Local 14, Local 18, Local 34, Local 34 Oakland, Local 34 Delta Unit, Local 54, Local 75, and Local 91 — officially endorsed Dave Jones for Attorney General.

“The ILWU Norhern California District Council, consisting of ILWU locals which represent 37,000 dock workers, warehouse workers, shipping clerks, and other workers in the service industry, are proud to endorse Dave Jones for Attorney General,” said ILWU NCDC President Melvin Mackay. “Dave Jones has a proven track record of defending and protecting the rights of workers and working families throughout the state of California. We know that he will continue to be a champion for workers as California’s next Attorney General.”

“I am honored to have the support of the ILWU Norhern California District Council,” said Attorney General candidate Dave Jones. “The ILWU is one of the most progressive and storied unions in our nation’s history — fighting racial and gender discrimination and improving working conditions for the hard working men and women who operate our ports, warehouses, and work in manufacturing.”

ILWU Norhern California District Council joins a host of influential organizations endorsing Dave Jones after he won with 56% of the vote at the California Democratic Party Convention. Jones was endorsed by the widely respected San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times earlier this month.

Jones was also endorsed by UPTE-CWA Local 9119 this month, which represents over 17,000 professional and technical employees at the University of California, and UNITE HERE! last month, which represents over 300,000 workers nationwide in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation, and airport industries.

ILWU Norhern California District Council is also joined by a host of Democratic grassroots organizations that all endorsed Dave Jones for Attorney General this month, including the Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento, San Diego Progressive Democrats, Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club, Culver City Democratic Club, Porterville Democratic Club, and the Feather River Democratic Club.

 

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Click here to see a full list of endorsements for Dave Jones for Attorney General.

 

Dave Jones for Attorney General

“A Fighter, Not a Follower.”

www.davejones2018.com

 

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30 Apr
0

Public Safety is a Top Priority!

*** No candidate for Fresno City Council District 3 has been endorsed by the FCDCC ***

Dear Friends and Supporters,

 

The safety of our community is one of my top priorities. As a parent and policy maker, I have worked to improve public safety in our city to ensure a brighter future for our children. Every family deserves to feel safe in their home and our children deserve to walk to school and play in our parks free of fear.

As a Community College Trustee, I invested in basic infrastructure needs, such as providing better lighting in dimly lit areas and increased the number of officers on campus. I also successfully expanded first responder’s academies and secured $80 Million for a modern training facility to serve our region. These investments helped improve the safety on our campuses and will continue to do so for years to come.

As your councilmember, I will fight to develop long-term, innovative, and comprehensive solutions for a problem that keeps affecting our city. I am committed to continue to invest in programs that improve our public safety, will address our infrastructure needs, and will ensure our police officers and firefighters get the dedicated resources they need to provide our neighborhoods the safety we deserve.

It is my experience as a trustee, a father, and community member that I hope to bring to the council. But, I can’t win this race without your support. Please contact our campaign if you would like to volunteer, if you live in the district and would like a lawn sign, and please make a contribution to the campaign. [click here] To learn more about my campaign, visit www.miguelariasforcouncil.com

 

Thank you,

 

Miguel Arias

Fresno City Council Candidate

District 3

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30 Apr
0

“It’s not about being first, it’s about being right”

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

This morning, the San Francisco Chronicle endorsed my campaign to remain your Attorney General! This comes on the heels of endorsements from the Sacramento Bee, Modesto Beeand La Opinión.

In its editorial, which notes that “few positions are more important to Californians in this year’s election than the job of attorney general,” the Chronicle’s editorial board stood firmly behind our efforts to serve as defenders of California’s values.

“Becerra has not hesitated to defend California’s values against the Trump administration. He’s brought 31 lawsuits against the administration, on issues ranging from the travel ban on people from Muslim-majority countries to the attempted rollback of fracking regulations on public lands.”

It goes on to note that my experience – as Deputy Attorney General, state Assemblymember and Congressman – has given me what it takes to fight and win for all Californians, continuing:

“So the difference between the two leading candidates comes down to style and tone. On those points, we prefer Becerra, who understands that it’s not about being first, it’s about being right.

“Becerra’s focus, experience and track record as attorney general make him the best choice in this race.”

I am honored to receive such a full-throated endorsement. I hope that you, too, will join my campaign.

 

Thank you,

Xavier

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30 Apr
0

It’s Go Time!

*** Jessica Morse has been endorsed for CD-4 by the CDP ***

It’s Go Time!

Apr 28, 2018 02:12 pm

 

Every year, approximately 15 million people visit our district for outdoor recreation. Tens of millions of Americans love CA-04 and care deeply about protecting our many natural splendors, including Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Kings Canyon National Park.

Over the past year we’ve been working hard to raise national awareness of our efforts to oust Republican, Tom McClintock with the hope that people across the country might chip in and help with fundraising.

To that end, we are incredibly impressed and grateful for the record-setting fundraising efforts of Democrat, Jessica Morse. She has traveled extensively across northern California and worked hard to bring in the outside attention and support we so desperately need to win this race. So far she’s out-raised McClintock in virtually every quarter since she filed her first FEC report and now has more cash in the bank than McClintock – funds that will prove to be critically important for winning the November election.

As a result of her impressive fundraising, our formerly ‘unflippable’ district was added to the target list of districts by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and more recently, CA-04 was downgraded by a highly respected election handicapper from “Safe Republican” to “Likely Republican.” Jess has also won many endorsements, including the California Democratic Party – a huge endorsement that brings with it critical, high-level support and resources.

Jessica’s remarkable success in convincing folks who live outside our district to contribute – despite the fact that CA-04 has historically been considered ‘unflippable,’ speaks volumes of her message, commitment, and unbridled enthusiasm. People across the country want to see McClintock replaced by a pragmatic, progressive Democrat and Jess is winning them over. She’s the perfect candidate to counter the persistent objectification of the Right who delight at painting us as ‘radical leftists’ and ‘Marxists.’ So far, she’s blown away all expectations and is showing no signs of slowing down.

All that being said… It may be true that 91% of the time, the better-financed candidate wins, but we also know that money alone doesn’t win elections. Jess has a growing army of grassroots supporters, but it’s going to take EVERY SINGLE ONE of us to get involved to make this happen.

10 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW:

  1. Verify your voter registration.
  2. If you’re not registered, get registered to vote now! (You have until midnight on Monday, May 21st).
  3. Join #TeamMorse and volunteer.
  4. Visit campaign HQ to pick up a yard sign and bumper stickers. (map) (email)
  5. Donate to Jessica’s Campaign.
  6. Find and join a local group.
  7. Attend an event near you.
  8. Amplify our message to more voters in the district.
  9. Subscribe to our newsletter.
  10. Write a letter to your local paper in support of Jessica:
    – Greater Sacramento Region – Sacramento Bee
    – Greater Fresno Region – Fresno Bee
    Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Auburn, Colfax, Granite Bay, Folsom, & El Dorado Hills – Gold Country Media
    Truckee – Truckee Sun
    Lake Tahoe – Tahoe Daily Tribune
    Placerville – Mountain Democrat
    Sonora – Union Democrat
    Mariposa – Mariposa Gazette
    Yosemite – Sierra News Online
    Merced – Merced Sun Star
    Fresno – Sierra Star

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30 Apr
0

Join your local Team Delaine today

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

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

There are just 39 days left until the election and Delaine’s popularity is growing. In Wednesday’s first televised Central Valley debate, Delaine stood head and shoulders above the men who spent more of their time bickering about each other than discussing the critical issues of housing, healthcare and education that top the minds of voters.

Yesterday, the Berkeley IGS poll came out and it included all 27 candidates on the ballot for governor. Delaine is now in third place among all voters under 40. The race for the top two is up for grabs and Delaine needs your help. Approximately 10,000,000 people are going to cast a vote in this election, and we need to contact each and every one to tell them about Delaine.

This may sound crazy until I tell you that we have the tools to help you send 250 prewritten texts in 15 minutes to voters. That’s 1000 messages in just one hour. 

This Saturday, April 28, meet up with your local team Delaine to learn more and get started. So far we have set up meetings in Glendale, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Union City. If you can’t make it tomorrow, sign up to volunteer and one of my team will be in touch. Not seeing one in your area? Tell us you will be a local leader or ask questions here.

When voters hear about Delaine they get excited to finally have someone to vote for, not against. Let’s spread that excitement and help elect Delaine as our next governor of California. If you cannot help with your time now, we need the financial resources to keep spreading the word so please make a contribution here today.

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Thank you!

Jennifer

http://www.delaineforgovernor.com/

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30 Apr
0

A modest request

I’m reaching out because in a few days we’re facing a critical fundraising deadline and it’s coming at a time when our campaign is just a bit short of hitting our goals for the month. I’m hoping you’ll give me a moment to explain how important this is to all the work we’re doing.

First, the incredible response to these emails covers the modest cost of keeping the lights on for our campaign. It’s not much since our re-election is a few years away. But your donations keep me off the phone and fundraising so that I can focus on doing my job.

That’s even more important now that I’ve announced I will no longer accept checks from corporate PACs. I’m going to need your help more than ever.

Second, it feels like every single day brings a new attack on the values we share. From assaults on our immigrant communities to attempts to take away our health care, and everything in between, we have to be vigilant in defending the cause of justice and equality.

Your donations allow me to focus on doing my job and help us build a coalition of people strong enough to challenge the Administration’s radical agenda in Washington. So I’m asking:

Can I count on you to make a contribution of $3 to help hit our fundraising goals before Monday’s deadline?

 

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As always, I’m genuinely grateful for everything you do.

You are the primary reason I’m serving the people of California at such a critical moment in our nation’s history.

Thanks for everything,

—Kamala

 

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