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  Our American values are on the line — and our country’s future depends on how we fight back. It’s going to take millions of Americans coming together to raise their voices, together. That’s why Kamala is running for president: to fight for truth, decency, justice, and equality. Thanks for signing up to join Kamala’s team today. Here are some things you can do next to support our campaign: Follow Kamala on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for real-time updates. Forward this email to five of your friends and family and encourage them to get involved. Represent Team Kamala with some...

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Recognizing Exceptional Women in District 1!  View this email in your browser WOMEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS       March is Women’s History Month and Councilmember Esmeralda Soria is excited to host her 5th Annual Women of the Year awards. We will recognize exceptional women who embody courage, hard work, and are passionate about strengthening our community. I hope you will tell us about the remarkable women who live, work, or volunteer in District One and deserve more appreciation for all they are doing to make Fresno and District One a better place. District One encompasses areas in West Central...

Governor Newsom’s address this morning

The best is yet to come.                                                                                                                                                                            This morning, Governor Gavin Newsom took to the stage and laid out a bold, progressive vision for California in his first State of the State Address. He talked about how, together, we can fight for the Californian dream. He discussed how strong our state is, from our economy to our budget surplus — but also the challenges we must work together to tackle. And he made it crystal clear that we will not stand for Trump’s continued assaults on our communities and our values. Here at the Party, we’re fired up to...

Reacciones de los Asambleístas Demócratas Sobre la Primera Cuenta Pública del Gobernador Gavin Newsom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             February 12, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CONTACT: Pablo Espinoza (916) 319-3800   Assemblymembers Reactions to the State of the State Address   SACRAMENTO — Democratic Assemblymembers reactions following to the delivery of Gov. Gavin Newsom first State of the State address: Representing the entire Assembly Democratic Caucus Speaker Anthony Rendon says, “Today, Gov. Newsom outlined a bold vision for our state. His optimism is a stark contrast between what we have here in the Golden State and the negativity we see in Washington, D.C. We know that the values we share will guide us forward as we continue making...

This Month in Washington: State of the Union, Judicial Nominee Hearing, Legislation Impacting Californians

A message from Senator Kamala D. Harris This Month in Washington: State of the Union, Judicial Nominee Hearing, Legislation Impacting Californians Friend, Though 2019 has only just begun, I’ve been hard at work for California and the American people. Earlier this week, it was my pleasure to invite Trisha Pesiri-Dybvik, a government worker who had been furloughed during the government shutdown as my guest to this year’s State of the Union. And I questioned Neomi Rao, the nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., during a hearing in the Judiciary Committee.  This month I also introduced legislation that strengthens...

Legalize it

  This morning, Kamala joined The Breakfast Club radio show to talk about bail reform, legalizing marijuana, and what we can do to ensure everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream. During the interview, Charlamagne asked Kamala if she had ever smoked marijuana before — and she joked: “Half of my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?!” All jokes aside — like the majority of Americans, Kamala believes it’s far past time to legalize marijuana. It’s 2019. We need to stop living in a punitive “War on Drugs” mindset and focus on how we can legalize...

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13 Feb
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Thanks for joining our campaign

 

Our American values are on the line — and our country’s future depends on how we fight back. It’s going to take millions of Americans coming together to raise their voices, together. That’s why Kamala is running for president: to fight for truth, decency, justice, and equality.

Thanks for signing up to join Kamala’s team today. Here are some things you can do next to support our campaign:

  • Follow Kamala on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for real-time updates.
  • Forward this email to five of your friends and family and encourage them to get involved.
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  • Give a donation of $10 or more today. Our campaign doesn’t accept a dime from corporate PACs, so we’re relying on grassroots contributions from people like you to power our movement. Every donation — no matter what amount — truly makes a difference.

Thanks again for joining Kamala’s campaign for president. We’re so happy to have you on our team.

Talk soon,

Team Kamala

 

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13 Feb
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Now accepting nominations!

Recognizing Exceptional Women in District 1! 

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WOMEN OF THE YEAR
NOMINATIONS

      March is Women’s History Month and Councilmember Esmeralda Soria is excited to host her 5th Annual Women of the Year awards. We will recognize exceptional women who embody courage, hard work, and are passionate about strengthening our community. I hope you will tell us about the remarkable women who live, work, or volunteer in District One and deserve more appreciation for all they are doing to make Fresno and District One a better place.

District One encompasses areas in West Central Fresno, Tower District, Fresno City College, Central High School, Fresno High School, Highway City, Inspiration Park, Quigley Park, Lions Park and neighborhoods west of Highway 99. A person must be nominated for one of seven categories. The categories include business, community engagement/advocacy, education, health & wellness, youth (ages 14-22), arts & culture, and public safety/military.

Submissions are due Friday, March 1st, 2019 and can be emailed to District1@fresno.gov or mailed to Councilmember Esmeralda Soria at 2600 Fresno Street, 2nd Floor Fresno, CA 93721

Contact our office with any questions at (559) 621-7816 or at District1@fresno.gov 

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13 Feb
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Governor Newsom’s address this morning

The best is yet to come.                                                                                                                                                                         

 

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This morning, Governor Gavin Newsom took to the stage and laid out a bold, progressive vision for California in his first State of the State Address.

He talked about how, together, we can fight for the Californian dream. He discussed how strong our state is, from our economy to our budget surplus — but also the challenges we must work together to tackle. And he made it crystal clear that we will not stand for Trump’s continued assaults on our communities and our values.

Here at the Party, we’re fired up to get to work alongside Governor Newsom and achieve this progressive vision for our great state.

Are you ready to get to work as well? Click here to add your name and stand with Governor Newsom after his historic address today!

In his address, Governor Newsom laid out plans for how we can tackle some of the biggest challenges California faces.


From fighting to protect our environment and achieve affordable health care for all to addressing our growing housing crisis and infrastructure needs, one thing is clear — there’s a lot for us to do.

Together, working alongside Governor Newsom and our other elected officials, I know we can keep building a California that truly works for all of us.

Are you in? Add your name today to stand with Governor Newsom and his progressive agenda after his State of the State Address today.

As Governor Newsom said, the best is yet to come.

Onward!

Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker, Acting Chair
California Democratic Party

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12 Feb
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Reacciones de los Asambleístas Demócratas Sobre la Primera Cuenta Pública del Gobernador Gavin Newsom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             February 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CONTACT: Pablo Espinoza (916) 319-3800

 

Assemblymembers Reactions to the State of the State Address

 

SACRAMENTO — Democratic Assemblymembers reactions following to the delivery of Gov. Gavin Newsom first State of the State address:

Representing the entire Assembly Democratic Caucus Speaker Anthony Rendon says, “Today, Gov. Newsom outlined a bold vision for our state. His optimism is a stark contrast between what we have here in the Golden State and the negativity we see in Washington, D.C. We know that the values we share will guide us forward as we continue making things better for the people of California.”

 

Below is a link to Spanish audios from assemblymembers: Arambula, Limón, Carrillo, E. Garcia and Santiago of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.

 

https://asmdc.org/content/reacciones-de-los-asamble%C3%ADstas-dem%C3%B3cratas-sobre-la-primera-cuenta-p%C3%BAblica-del-gobernador

 

 

 

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12 Feb
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Invitation to Veterans for Peace workshop

Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:46 AM
To: ‘Fresno Center for Nonvio.’ <fresno-center-for-nonviolence@googlegroups.com>;
Subject: FW: Invitation to Veterans for Peace workshop

Dear Friends of the Center:  Fresno Veterans for Peace chapter meets at our Center and we are very glad that they do.  Here are the details of the workshop that they are holding on March 9th, 2019 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  We hope that some of you can attend.

Alfredo Figueroa from U.C. Berkeley and the Monterrey chapter of Veterans for Peace will present this workshop.

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c r i t i c a l l y  a n a l y z e  t h e  c u r r e n t  c l i m a t e  f o r

d e p o r t e d  v e t e r a n s ,  i n f o r m  a b o u t  p o l i c i e s

i m p a c t i n g  i m m i g r a n t  s o l d i e r s ,  a n d b u i l d

t a n g i b l e s o l u t i o n s  i n o r d e r  f o r u s t o s t a n d i n

s o l i d a r i t y .

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11 Feb
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This Month in Washington: State of the Union, Judicial Nominee Hearing, Legislation Impacting Californians

A message from Senator Kamala D. Harris


This Month in Washington: State of the Union, Judicial Nominee Hearing, Legislation Impacting Californians

Friend,

Though 2019 has only just begun, I’ve been hard at work for California and the American people.

Earlier this week, it was my pleasure to invite Trisha Pesiri-Dybvik, a government worker who had been furloughed during the government shutdown as my guest to this year’s State of the Union. And I questioned Neomi Rao, the nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., during a hearing in the Judiciary Committee. 

This month I also introduced legislation that strengthens critical protections for farm workers, to defend our immigrant communities, and preserves our state’s natural beauty and public lands. 

Let’s continue to fight for the best of who we are and all that California represents.

Sincerely,
Kamala

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Kamala D. Harris
United States Senator 


State of the Union 2019

This year, Senator Kamala Harris’ guest to the 2019 State of the Union address was Trisha Pesiri-Dybvik, an air traffic control specialist who lost her home in the 2017 Thomas Fire and who was furloughed throughout the 35-day-long government shutdown. Trisha’s husband, Jed, is a Navy veteran and air traffic controller with close to 25 years of experience who worked without pay throughout the shutdown.

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-Senator Kamala D. Harris

 

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Watch Senator Harris deliver remarks before the State of the Union.

In advance of President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address, Senator Harris delivered remarks in which she rejected the president’s attempts to drive Americans apart and instead offered a vision for the country based in speaking truth and recognizing that every American is united in service of a common, higher purpose.


Harris Presses Trump Judicial Nominee Rao

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Watch Senator Harris press Judicial Nominee Neomi Rao.

At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, Senator Harris questioned Neomi Rao, nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., on her previous comments blaming survivors of sexual assault for the trauma they experienced, as well as her controversial writings on sexual assault and consent. 


Taking Action

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This month, Senator Harris and her colleagues have been working hard to introduce a variety of critical legislation that impacts all Californians. Here’s some of what the Senator has been up to in the fight for justice and equity:


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11 Feb
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Legalize it

 

This morning, Kamala joined The Breakfast Club radio show to talk about bail reform, legalizing marijuana, and what we can do to ensure everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream.

During the interview, Charlamagne asked Kamala if she had ever smoked marijuana before — and she joked: “Half of my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?!”

All jokes aside — like the majority of Americans, Kamala believes it’s far past time to legalize marijuana. It’s 2019. We need to stop living in a punitive “War on Drugs” mindset and focus on how we can legalize marijuana nationwide.

It’s time to legalize marijuana nationwide. Add your name next to Kamala’s if you agree.

Here’s the truth: Black Americans use marijuana at roughly the same rate as white Americans, but are approximately four times more likely to be arrested for possession.

It’s clear: our country’s marijuana laws at the local and federal levels are not fair or practical in application or enforcement, and disproportionately harm communities of color. Criminalizing marijuana has done nothing but ruin people’s lives and contribute to America’s mass incarceration crisis.

As president, Kamala will work with Congress to legalize marijuana — and, more importantly, fight to enact restorative justice policies that will expunge non-violent marijuana-related offenses from the records of the millions of people who have been incarcerated.

Add your name if you agree: it’s time to legalize marijuana nationwide.

During her interview, she told the folks at The Breakfast Club that marijuana “gives a lot of people joy — and we need more joy in the world.” We couldn’t agree more.

Thanks for adding your voice to this critical issue. The stakes are too high to sit this fight out.

— Team Kamala

 

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10 Feb
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Leaders, storytellers, inventors, activists, and hidden figures who have impacted our country in the most empowering ways:

 

I want to reflect on some moments that defined America’s core values of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality.

There is Jackie Robinson’s barrier-breaking moment at the home plate.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice echoing across the Washington monuments.

John Lewis teaching the world that getting into good trouble is necessary to fight for freedom.

Fannie Lou Hamer’s bravery to speak up for equal voting rights for all.

Shirley Chisholm’s promise to remain unbought and unbossed.

Alicia Garza building a movement to show and affirm that Black lives matter too.

Trans activist Laverne Cox unapologetically fighting for dignity and respect, proving every day that #TransIsBeautiful.

Rep. Lucy McBath turning her pain into power and action against gun violence after her son’s brutal murder.

And more recently, Stacey Abrams’ inspiring and passionate State of the Union response.

They — and so many others — are the leaders, storytellers, inventors, activists, and hidden figures who have impacted our country in the most empowering ways. They are trailblazers who made a pathway for every future generation to dream bigger than their world. Because of each of them, we are better people — a better America.

Being Black is understanding your role and responsibility to an enduring and thriving legacy. A legacy that endured when the doors of higher education were closed to us, segregation and discrimination were the law of the land, and few recognized our potential and capacity to be leaders.

To be Black is to know that as creators, innovators, and agents of change, we embody the strength of generations that will forge the way forward for our country and our world.

We celebrate Black history every day. It’s all around us. This month is just the anniversary.

So let’s rejoice in our rich history — not just today, but every day.

Happy Black History Month,

— Kamala


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08 Feb
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Republicans just named TJ Cox to their list of 2020 targets. Help us fight back.

TJ Cox for Congress

Roll Call:
Republicans officially name TJ Cox to list of 2020 House targets
Chip in to stand with TJ Cox >>



Well that was quick:

House Republicans just announced that TJ Cox will be among their top targets in the 2020 election cycle.

It’s no secret why: For years, CA-21 has been a Republican stronghold. And for years the special interests in Washington could count on a reliable rubber stamp in this district. We changed that, and they are NOT happy about it.

We know it’s still early, but the Republicans are already building their war chest against us. We need to signal strength right now in order to keep potential opponents out of this race.

Can you chip in $10 or more to stand with TJ Cox? We wouldn’t be asking today if we didn’t really need the help.


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Remember folks: TJ Cox won in an upset by a razor-thin margin — just 862 votes. You can bet that has Republicans salivating about their 2020 prospects here.

The best way we can fend them off is by proving that TJ has broad support and the people are behind his policies — on Medicare for All, bold action on climate change, and standing up to corruption from the Trump administration.

How we respond to these Republican threats is so important, Michael. Chip in a donation to stand with TJ >>

Thanks for everything,

Team TJ

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