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22 Mar
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World Water Day

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

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Clean water is a human right. Period.

That’s why to‌day — on World Water Day — we must unite in the common cause of tackling the water crisis gripping our world.

Billions of people around the world are still living without safe water — their households, schools, workplaces, farms, and factories are struggling to survive and thrive. And before anyone makes the mistake of thinking this is an issue only relevant to the developing world, remember Flint and dozens of other communities across America. In America, our water crisis often impacts poor communities and people of color first, communities who are often overlooked as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

That’s why, to me, climate change isn’t one issue — it’s an umbrella under which so many other important issues live, including justice. And it’s why I’m running for president. I want to make sure that every community, and every family, can live safely in this country for years to come — because what kind of country are we if we can’t even give our citizens access to safe, clean water?

Add your name next to mine to pledge to fight the water crisis by fighting climate change today.

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22 Mar
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I’d like to tell you how my four years in Chicago shaped my worldview

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

This was an extraordinary time in my life.

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Sisters and Brothers –

As some of you may know, I spent four years in Chicago in the early sixties as a student at the University of Chicago.

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. Those four years in Chicago were an extraordinary time for me and very much shaped my worldview and what I wanted to do with my life.

I should also say that while the University of Chicago was and is one of the great higher education institutions in this country, the truth is that I learned a lot more off campus than I did in classrooms.

As someone who came from a working class family, Chicago provided me, for the first time in my life, the opportunity to put two and two together in understanding how the real world worked. To understand what power was about in this country and who the people were who had that power. To learn a little bit about the causation of wars; to learn about racism and poverty and other social ills.

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22 Mar
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A second update on our March 31st fundraising goal

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

From: Pete for America <info@peteforamerica.com> 
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 7:46 AM
Subject: [Spam] A second update on our March 31st fundraising goal
 
Hi there,
We promised we’d be transparent about our fundraising goals and progress, so we are here to report on the first fundraising goal we set. 
On Tuesday, we set a goal to raise an additional $500,000 before March 31st. 
We met that goal on Wednesday. 
That wasn’t a gimmick. We didn’t think we’d hit it that quickly. We set the goal because it was what we needed to raise, and we thought it was doable based on some projections we made. 
There are a lot of new supporters here in our Pete for America community, so we are doubling our goal and inviting you to help us meet it. 
Here are specifics about what this additional money will allow us to do:
  • Hire more staff: Yesterday, we sent around an updated job board. We’re bringing on talented staff, and we need to pay them. We also provide wellness benefits so that they don’t ignore their health; we need everyone operating at peak performance.
  • Travel more: We want to come see you and learn about what is important to you and your community. We need to get to national media outlets in New York and DC, too. Unfortunately, as you know, traveling is expensive.  (more…)

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22 Mar
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Housing Element Annual Progress Report Workshop/Public Hearing Continued to March 27, 5:00 p.m.

Notice: Housing Element Annual Progress Report Workshop and Public Hearing was Continued to March 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. due to lack of a Quorum

 

The Workshop and Public Hearing will be held as follows:

March 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

Fresno City Hall

Housing and Community Development Commission

2600 Fresno Street, Rm 2165N

Conference Room A, Second Floor

Fresno, CA 93721

The full Draft Annual Progress Report, and the adopted Housing Element are available at www.fresno.gov/housingelement, at all Fresno Public Libraries, and at the Fresno City Hall, Development and Resource Management Department, Third Floor, Rm. 3065, 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 03721

Written comments on the Draft Annual Progress Report may be submitted until March 25, 2019 as follows:

  • Email comments to housingelement@fresno.gov
  • Send written comments to the Development and Resource Management Department, Long Range Planning Division, Fresno City Hall, Rm. 3065, 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Questions? Feel free to contact Planning Manager Sophia Pagoulatos at (559) 621-8062.

 

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22 Mar
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Event Invitation: Help Tyler Take Out the Trash in D4

  Tyler Maxwell invited you to Tyler Maxwell for Fresno City Council ‘s event   Help Tyler Take Out the Trash in D4 Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 9 AM 1035 U St, Fresno, CA 93721-1419, United States   Going     Interested     Not Interested   Tired of all the garbage building up in the district? Join me this Sunday as I work to clean up some of the trash in District 4. Breakfast burritos, coffee, and orange juice provided for all volunteers! Tyler Maxwell is going.     Pending Invites (6) Block invites from Tyler?    

Tyler Maxwell invited you to Tyler Maxwell for Fresno City Council‘s event

Help Tyler Take Out the Trash in D4

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 9 AM

1035 U St, Fresno, CA 93721-1419, United States

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22 Mar
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Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces Sale Today of $78 Million in Veterans Housing Bonds

State Treasurer's Office

State Treasurer's Office


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PR 19:16

March 22, 2019

Contact:Mark DeSio

916-651-6088    

Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces Sale Today of $78 Million in Veterans Housing Bonds

The sale is believed to be the largest municipal bond issue that had a disabled veteran-owned investment bank serve as the book-running senior manager

SACRAMENTO –Today California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the sale of over $78 million in Home Purchase Revenue Bonds for the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet). The joint senior managing underwriters for the sale were veteran-owned Academy Securities, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. 

 “This is such a fabulous way of saying ‘thank you’ to our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice,” said Ma. She noted that proceeds from today’s sale, along with those from $100 million of Veterans General Obligation bonds scheduled to be sold on April 4, will provide CalVet with funding sufficient to offer low-interest home loans to hundreds of qualified veterans in 2019 under the CalVet Home Loans program. 

Since its establishment in 1921, the Home Loans program has provided loans to 425,000 veterans in California. The program’s guiding principle is to provide the best product for the lowest possible cost, without costing California taxpayers one cent. 

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22 Mar
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My “holy smokes” moment

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TULSI 2020

 
 

Aloha friend,

The first time I met Tulsi was at a community center in a small town on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi when she was first running for Congress. To be honest, I didn’t really want to be there. I’d given up on politics years ago, disillusioned as a young student by the lies and hypocrisy surrounding the Iraq War. But I went because I’d heard she was the real deal and I had enough hope and curiosity left to give up an evening.

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22 Mar
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Lee and Khanna layout path forward with consensus choice for CDP Chair

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

 
 

Lee and Khanna layout path forward with consensus choice for CDP Chair

Harris and Sanders’ top endorsers agree: Ellis can keep California together.


 

Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna endorsement

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22 Mar
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Every contribution

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

 
 

Kamala is running for president because she feels a deep sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are and what our country can be. Ours is not a campaign against any one person. It is a campaign FOR the very future of our country.
Together, we are fighting FOR strong public schools in every zip code. We are fighting so that working Americans only need one job to pay the bills. We are fighting for full, universal health care for every single American.
We are fighting FOR a debt-free college. We are fighting for a tax break for working and middle-class families — not corporations or the wealthiest 1%. We are fighting for clean air and clean water for communities in every zip code.
We are fighting FOR a country where for-profit prisons — a billion-dollar industry — are a thing of the past. For an America where all our civil rights are respected. We are fighting to elect leadership that will focus on the needs of the people of this country — not their own self-interests. Ultimately, we are fighting for the very values we as Americans hold sacred and dear. 
We are counting on you to stand strong in this fight. Our first FEC deadline is just days away, and the number of individual contributions in that report will show the strength of our movement. Show you have Kamala’s back by adding another contribution today:

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22 Mar
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SURVEY: Climate change in 2020

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

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Do you think climate change should be at the top of the ticket in 2020?

With so many candidates in this race, and so many issues for our next president to tackle, we want to hear from YOU. Is climate change your biggest issue? If so, why?

Your voice matters: Tell us why climate change matters to you by taking our quick climate survey today! 

Take the climate survey

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