Blog

20 Feb
0

We just sued President Trump

Last night, we ended President’s Day by suing President Trump to stop him from stealing our taxpayer dollars to illegally pay for his wasteful border wall.

We have a big fight ahead and I need you with me, Michael.

Contribute $5 to show you’re standing with me in our lawsuit to stop President Trump’s fake national emergency.

When President Trump first threatened to declare a national emergency if Congress wouldn’t fund his campaign promise, we warned that if he illegally overstepped his authority, California would see him in court.

Now, we’re stepping up to defend the millions of Californians who would be hurt by President Trump’s attempt to rob Congress and taxpayers from California to Maine.

Even President Trump admitted that this isn’t a true emergency and that he “didn’t have to do this.” So we’re taking action to hold him accountable for his words and illegal actions.

We can’t let President Trump abuse his executive authority. Contribute $5 to show you’re with me.

Thank you,

Xavier

 

 

Xavier Becerra -- California Attorney General

Becerra for Attorney General 2022
777 South Figueroa Street
Suite 4050 Los Angeles, CA 90017-5864

PAID FOR BY BECERRA FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL 2022

Thank you for supporting Xavier Becerra. Grassroots supporters like you help us protect California’s working families, advance criminal justice reform, and keep our communities safe.

Emails are a crucial way to stay in touch with our top supporters. If we’re going to protect and serve the people of California, we need you with us every step of the way.

To keep up to date with Xavier’s fight against Trump in court, click here.

From all of us at Team Becerra, thanks for your support!

Read More
19 Feb
0

Rep. Costa Sends Message Urging Additional Water for Valley Farmers

News from Representative Costa

Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window     Click here to open a plain text version of this email

     FROM THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN JIM COSTA

Representing California’s 16th District 
 Fresno County · Merced County · Madera County

 

 Sen. Feinstein, Reps. Costa, Cox Send Letter Urging Additional Water for Valley Farmers Following High Snowfall

Washington, D.C. – Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representatives Jim Costa and TJ Cox sent a letter last week to the United States Bureau of Reclamation urging the Bureau to incorporate recent precipitation into the initial water allocations to Central Valley Project (CVP) water contractors given the high amount of rainfall and snow the region has experienced since the February 1st water forecast.

Farmers and ranchers use these allocations to efficiently plan their operations. The need for allocations that reflect real-time water supply realities was one driving factor in the 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act provisions which direct the Secretary of the Interior to operate the CVP so it provides contractors with the “maximum quantity of water supplies practicable… as quickly as possible, based on available information.”

Sen. Feinstein and Reps. Costa and Cox state in their message that “storage in all CVP reservoirs was near or more than 100% the long-term average” before calling on the Bureau to “incorporate the benefits of recent snowfall and precipitation into its analysis to determine initial allocations to its contractors, instead of relying exclusively on the February 1 projections, which is no longer a realistic picture of available water supply.”

“Water is the lifeblood of our Valley. Farmers need early and accurate allocations in order to plan their operations,” said Rep. Costa (CA-16). “The recent rain and snow should be incorporated into the initial water allocations so our farmers, ranchers, and farm communities can continue to use water wisely and maximize the benefits. I am hopeful that the Bureau will listen to our message and allocate water to Central Valley Project water contractors based on the amount of water in California now, rather than on how much was available on February 1st.”

“Our district is one of the most agriculturally productive in the country – and our farmers and ranchers need certainty of water allocations,” said Rep. TJ Cox (CA-21). “I am hopeful that the Bureau of Reclamation takes the current conditions and higher rates of snowfall into account so that our communities can adequately plan for the year ahead.”

The officials close their message by urging the Bureau to also continue revising allocations through the remainder of the winter and spring as conditions change.

You can read the full letter sent to the United States Bureau of Reclamation online here.

 

###

  

Click here to subscribe to my e-newsletter

Fresno Office
855 M Street
Suite 940
Fresno, CA 93721
559-495-1620

Merced Office
2222 M Street
Suite 305
Merced, CA 95340
209-384-1620

Washington, DC
2081 Rayburn
House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-3341

| Privacy Policy

Read More
18 Feb
0

Doing this the right way

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

 
 
 

Stories like Diane’s make me so proud to be on this team.

She’s right. Running a real grassroots-powered operation, prioritizing respect and integrity, investing in organizing, empowering volunteers like Diane – all of this is what makes this campaign truly unique and powerful.

But to be real with you, doing this the right way – the way that Elizabeth believes we should – isn’t easy or cheap. It takes a lot of hard work and smart investments all across the country.

So will you get all in early? Chip in $3 to ensure we have the resources we need to build this thing up properly.

If you’ve saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will be automatically processed:


See you on the trail,

Roger

Roger Lau
Campaign Manager
Warren for President
 

 

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Diane Goss <
info@elizabethwarren.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 12:01 PM
Subject: I’m in this fight all the way. Here’s why:
To: 
fresnocountydemocrats@yahoo.com

Warren for President

 

Hi there,

My name is Diane Goss. I’m a 74-year-old retired professor from Braintree, Massachusetts, and I’ve been volunteering for Elizabeth Warren for more than seven years. You could say I’m one of her biggest fans! 

 

Diane holding an Elizabeth Warren for Senate sign

Like every good Massachusetts Democrat from my generation, I first got excited about politics when Senator John F. Kennedy ran for President. I was a junior in high school when I joined his campaign as a volunteer, and I’ve been volunteering for Democratic campaigns here in Massachusetts ever since.

But of all the Democrats I’ve seen up close and worked hard to help elect, none of them have inspired me quite like Elizabeth Warren has.

So when I first heard that Elizabeth was thinking of running for President, I rushed to say I was all in. If you are too, I hope you’ll chip in $3 or more to have her back.

 

If you’ve saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will be automatically processed:

 

 

 

 

 


I think having Elizabeth Warren as our next President would be a dream come true – I really mean that.

When Elizabeth first ran for Senate here in 2012, I could tell she was all about equality and justice – “on the side of the angels,” as I like to say – and I got on board pretty much right away. From the very beginning, I saw somebody whose values were very similar to my own, grounded in her working-class upbringing. I could tell that her fight was my fight.

She and I both grew up at a time in this country when families like ours – who struggled but worked hard – could make it. Unfortunately, it’s much harder for families like ours to succeed these days.

I’ve seen it with my students who have been crushed by some of the highest student loan debt in history. And it’s personal for me, too. When my niece graduated from college and decided to pursue a career in social work, I worried about how she’d be able to afford to pay her rent, living expenses, and student loan payments all at the same time.

And my worries only got worse when the Trump administration put a student loan forgiveness program for public service workers – like police, firefighters, teachers, and social workers like my niece – on the chopping block.

But Elizabeth fought hard to save that program which so many people who are giving back to our communities depend on.

Our family is forever grateful to Elizabeth for fighting for us. Every family deserves to have a champion – and I can tell you from personal experience that Elizabeth Warren is that champion.

Elizabeth has spent her entire life fighting for policies that help middle-class families get housing, educate their kids, and access health care they can afford. No matter who you are, I guarantee there’s a reason for you to support her.

But we’ve got to do more than just put up a yard sign for Elizabeth and vote for her come Election Day – we’ve got to get all in, and do it early.

I know a thing or two about getting all in early. When Elizabeth first ran for Senate in 2012, I’m sad to say we lost my town of Braintree to her Republican opponent. So I made it my mission to organize my community and win it back for Elizabeth and the Democrats when we re-elected her in 2018.

I did everything I could – making phone calls, sending emails, setting up meeting places, right down to making sure volunteers had water bottles on those hot 90-degree days last summer. As a volunteer leader, I’m proud to say I grew our team of grassroots volunteers in Braintree from just a small handful to 50!

We fought our hearts out – just like Elizabeth does every day – and I’m proud to say we won back Braintree last year by just 92 votes!

There’s a beautiful quote by Margaret Mead that really speaks to me: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Well, I’ve seen it happen with my own two eyes. We won by 92 votes because we started getting organized from day one – and every single person’s contribution made a difference.

This election is going to be the most important one in my lifetime – in our lifetimes – and we’ve got to start the hard work of organizing our grassroots campaign right now if we want to win.

But to do that – to scale this wonderful campaign all across the country – takes resources. 
So I have a personal request to make of you: join me in supporting Elizabeth from the very beginning and pitch in $3 or more today to make an early investment in this campaign.

I always tell my volunteers that whatever they can do, whether it feels like a little or a lot, makes a big difference. That goes for you too – thanks so much for being all in and for everything you’re doing. Now let’s go make Elizabeth Warren the next President of the United States.

Persist!!

Diane

 

Diane with Elizabeth


 
fb
tw
ig
yt
fk
Paid for by Warren for President
All content © 2019 Warren for President, All Rights Reserved
PO Box 171375, Boston, MA 02116 
 
 

Read More
18 Feb
0

Making the Debate in June!

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

 

Yang2020

Friend —
Hello and thank you for the support!  We appreciate it a great deal.
HUGE news—the DNC on Thursday released the criteria for making the Democratic primary debates in June and July.  They are:
  1. Receive at least 1% in 3 polls either nationally or in early states (Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina) between January 1 and mid-May; or
  2. Receive 65,000 individual donations, including at least 200 from 20 different states.
They also said that the field would be restricted to 20 candidates, so if more than 20 candidates satisfy the criteria above, they would knock out the bottom few.
We are in a great position to make this happen.  I am already at 1% nationally in a Monmouth poll, and that was before the massive growth we’ve seen over the past couple weeks.

Andrew Yang stands at a lectern and addresses a crowd

That said, we are going to leave nothing to chance.  We have to blow through both criteria to make sure we are in the top 20 and have the chance to speak directly to the American people.
We’ve received donations from approximately 16,000 people to date.  Our new goal is to have 65,000 people donate at least $1 by May 15th for our One for Humanity campaign.  Across our social media platforms, we have over 130,000 followers and friends, so we know we can do this.
Simply put—if everyone on this list donates $1 and gets one friend or relative to donate $1, we’re on the debate stage.  Period.
I need you with me.  Here is how you can help:
  1. Donate $1 today.  If you haven’t donated yet, please donate just $1 right now.  That alone will make a huge difference.
  2. Convince a friend to donate $1 today.  If every single person on this list convinces one more person to donate, we hit our goal TODAY.  Send the donation link to all of your friends and family, asking them to donate just $1.  Every single person counts. You can use this link: yang2020.com/donate.
  3. Join your local Yang Gang.  Or, if we haven’t started a chapter in your area, start your own.  We’ll be mobilizing our supporters around the country to get to 65,000 donors.
Over the next few weeks, you’ll see a ton of resources coming from our team to spread the word—posters, flyers, QR codes, social media content, etc.  We’ll even have a progress bar on our website so you can see how we’re tracking.  This campaign is going to be a lot of fun.
I have been confident that I’d be on the debate stage ever since the Monmouth poll came out, but now it feels closer than ever.  It’s a thrill to see what the standards are—I’ll send a message out when we reach our goal.  We will then have a debate-watching party in both June and July to look forward to. 😉  
Little known fact about me—as a high school senior, I was on the US National Debate team that went to the World Championships in London in 1992.  If you get me on that stage, I will deliver.  
It’s time to put some numbers on the board.  Let’s get to work.  
Your fired up candidate,
Andrew Yang's signature
 
-Andrew


DONATE $10 

DONATE $20 

DONATE $50 

Can you make a donation today? 

Most of our donations come from people like you chipping in small amounts when they can. Your continued generosity helps us invest in people. 

Join the Yang Gang! 

If you’d like to volunteer to help with grassroots organizing, please fill out an organizer application here and someone from our team will reach out. 


 
Yang2020

 

Read More
18 Feb
0

What I said on Colbert about the national emergency

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

 

Hi there,
Last week, I appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Stephen asked me what I thought about our current president declaring a state of emergency to secure funding for his wall. 
As a mayor, I know a thing or two about emergencies and how they impact our communities. Climate change is a national emergency. Gun violence is a national emergency. This is a political disgrace. 

Buttigieg on Colbert

The DNC recently announced that one of the primary metrics needed to qualify for the first candidate debate will be the number of individual donors who have invested. A candidate will need 65,000 donors in order to make it to the debate stage. 
Right now, as an exploratory committee, we are closely tracking our number of individual donors. We have donors from all 50 states (and DC, too!), and we are proud of our small-dollar network of support, but we need to step it up.
This is not an exaggeration: We literally cannot do this without you.
No matter how much you can give, please help us grow our organizational strength by making a contribution right now: 
Thanks for your continued excitement about our exploratory committee.
More soon, 
Pete
 
 

Donate

Paid for by the Pete For America Exploratory Committee.

 

Pete for America Exploratory Committee 
216 W Washington Street
South Bend, IN 46601
United States

Read More
18 Feb
0

Standing room only

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

 
 

TULSI 2020

 
 

Aloha friends,

It’s been heartwarming to see hundreds of you turn out in Iowa and New Hampshire these last couple weeks, as we make our first visits since kicking off my campaign for president. The momentum we are building and the support you are showing will help propel our campaign forward in the primaries.

Everywhere I go, I’m reminded of how strong our voices are when we stand united. It’s humbling to hear from folks who braved snow storms or drove for hours to make their voices heard. Looking out into a crowd of hopeful and determined faces, the energy is electric.

Can you help us keep up the momentum? Chip in $50, $10, $25or whatever you can!

We stand united against a political establishment and a status quo that is failing us. We stand united against regime change war, the new cold war, and the nuclear arms race. We stand united against the corruption and big money interests that have poisoned our government.

We stand united for clean air and clean water. We stand united for Medicare for All and reform to our broken criminal justice system, big Wall Street banks, and our immigration system — to ensure our government is truly of, by, and for the people.

The next step is to take our voices to the debate stage. The establishment isn’t going to go out of their way to make room for a message that challenges a system they’ve rigged in their favor — so it’s up to us to make sure that message reaches the country.

Our campaign does not accept PAC money. We rely solely on your contributions to fuel our campaign and make sure the momentum we’re seeing in New Hampshire and Iowa continues to grow —

If you’ve saved payment info with ActBlue Express, your contribution will be processed immediately:

Please share this email with your family and friends and encourage them to donate. Let’s keep this momentum going.

With aloha,
Tulsi

 

DONATE »  

 

PAID FOR BY TULSI NOW

PO Box 75255 Kapolei HI 96707

The truth is that email is one of the most important tools we have to update supporters like you. It is one way we come together as a community of progressives to make change in this world. S Finally, if you believe we need to end the culture of corruption and greed in Washington, then now is the time to make a contribution to TULSI 2020. If you’d like to make a recurring contribution to TULSI 2020, please click here.

Read More
18 Feb
0

re: Presidents Day…

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

 
Warren for President

Today’s Presidents Day.

There’s nothing to celebrate about the guy in the White House right now.

So let’s turn things around: Happy Elect-a-New-President Day!

In honor of today’s holiday, we’re launching the Elect-a-New-President Fund. Chip in $3 or whatever you can to help make Elizabeth the next President of the United States.

Elizabeth, Bruce, and Bailey

If you’ve saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will be automatically processed:

 

Let’s elect someone who’ll spend every day fighting for the big, structural change we need.

Who’s already spent her career protecting consumers and standing up to big banks, giant corporations, and powerful special interests.

Who’s ready to make sure everyone – not just the wealthy and well-connected – has a fighting chance at success.

Who’ll make us proud.

That’s Elizabeth.

She doesn’t take any money from PACs or federal lobbyists, so she’s relying on you to power this grassroots movement. Celebrate Elect-a-New-President Day by chipping in $3 or more and becoming one of the first donors to our Elect-a-New-President Fund.

Thanks,

Team Warren

P.S. Speaking of presidents: Elizabeth and Bruce paid a visit to Abraham Lincoln in December, at the beginning of the Trump shutdown, to get some inspiration for fighting back. Chip in if you’re feeling inspired too.

Elizabeth and Bruce at the Lincoln Memorial

@elizabethwarren: We’re fighting for a government that works for the people – not a government of bigotry and fear. Decided to get a little inspiration this morning.

 

fb
tw
ig
yt
fk
Paid for by Warren for President
All content © 2019 Warren for President, All Rights Reserved
PO Box 171375, Boston, MA 02116 
 
 

Read More
18 Feb
0

Fresno’s Future

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

 
I am excited to announce my candidacy for Fresno City Council. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It is with great humility and excitement that I announce to you my bid for Fresno City Council, District 4. I am extremely proud to come from a family that has called this district “home” for 4 generations.
 
I am running to ensure that all families in Fresno have a fair shot at a successful, healthy, and prosperous life. My own family experienced poverty, addiction, and housing issues. It is because of these hardships that I realize the importance of advocating for one’s community.
 
As a councilmember, I will fight for more jobs, better pay, safer streets, and cleaner neighborhoods. However, I can’t do it alone. It’s folks such as yourself that help to make this campaign possible. To learn more about the issues I’ll be fighting for, I encourage you to visit our website or Facebook page. If you would like to support the campaign with a contribution, you can do so on our donation page. 
 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or simply want to chat. I look forward to continuing to earn the support of families in my community and am eager to share this journey with you along the way.
 
Sincerely,
 
Tyler 
 
Maxwell for Fresno City Council 2020 | FPPC #1415389
 
 
Follow Tyler on social media!
 
 
Tyler Maxwell for Fresno City Council | P.O. Box 847, Fresno, CA 93712
 
 
Sent by tyler@maxwellforfresno.org in collaboration with
 

Read More
18 Feb
0

Photos from South Carolina

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

 
 

I had a wonderful time in South Carolina these past two days visiting Charleston and Columbia, and I wanted to share some photos from the road with you.

Our first stop was Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston to pay our respects to the nine victims of the 2015 shooting and leave some flowers in their memory. 

Then, we headed to Rodney Scott’s BBQ where we ate our fill. The food was amazing, and the people who prepared it were so passionate about both barbecue and the community they serve.

I met a woman named Janet there who told me she’s already contributed to our campaign — thank you, Janet! (As you already know, we’re not taking a dime from corporate PACs or lobbyists — this campaign is powered by the people, just like you. If you want to join Janet with a grassroots contribution, just click here.)

We closed out our day in Charleston with a town hall where we discussed the tough issues facing our country today: health care, how to get more good jobs, mass incarceration, and more. It was a full house! Great to meet so many folks from South Carolina for the very first time and hear what’s on their minds. 

We started our Saturday in Columbia visiting local women-owned businesses — these women are incredible entrepreneurs and community leaders. I couldn’t leave without buying this rainbow jacket!

At one of the boutiques, I met a young South Carolinian who founded her own anti-bully organization called WEFE — With Everyone For Everyone. I took the WEFE pledge: kindness, respect, and lifting up others. We all could learn something from the WEFE Warriors these days.

Then, we headed to our Columbia town hall, where we talked about lifting up the middle class and ensuring all families have the same opportunities to get ahead; why I support the Green New Deal; and more.

Thank you for everything, South Carolina. See you again soon.

— Kamala


If you’ve saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:

 
 

 

PAID FOR BY KAMALA HARRIS FOR THE PEOPLE

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Read More
18 Feb
0

Tired of talking about this dumb wall

“TJ

It’s a total sham:

That’s the only way to describe Trump’s “national emergency” to get his wall.

Just so we’re clear: Trump undermined our democracy to fulfill a xenophobic campaign promise. And while he’s out golfing, a real immigration crisis is happening:

Thousands of immigrant children have been ripped from their parents. Some of them have even died in U.S. custody. Not to mention immigrant farmworkers in my district fear deportation each day because of Trump’s policies.

I’m tired of talking about this dumb wall. But the truth is, we’ll never have a serious conversation about immigration reform until we defeat the Republicans’ hateful policies at their root. The best way we can do that is winning in 2020.

If you’re with me, chip in $10 today. Every donation will go right to work defeating the Republicans’ hateful immigration policies. Let’s get this done.

Donate

 

Thank you,

TJ Cox


Paid for by TJ Cox for Congress

Read More