31 Jul
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Another update from the road!


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


 

We just finished the second leg of my Summer Road Trip across California. From Alpine to Inyo, and Kern to Calaveras, it has been truly inspiring meeting with incredible Democrats at each stop!

I ended this leg of our trip in San Joaquin County, where I had a great time meeting with Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and discussing local issues like economic development, quality higher education, and reducing crime — and I’m so proud and excited to announce that he has endorsed me for Lt. Governor!

If elected, I look forward to working together to grow Stockton’s economy, help develop a new CSU for Stockton, and bring good paying jobs to Stockton and the Central Valley.

As I continue my Summer Road Trip up California’s North Coast and on to the Inland Empire, here are a few more highlights from the second leg of my trip:

In El Dorado County, I met with representatives of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok and toured the tribe’s Health and Wellness Center, which serves over 35,000 people each year — including many members of the area’s underserved who have nowhere else to go. As Lt. Governor, I will do all I can to expand access to quality and affordable health care for everyone in our state.

In Inyo County, I visited the Manzanar National Historic Site, one of ten U.S. concentration camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly interned during the last three years of World War II. It stands as a profound reminder of what can happen when we let prejudice and fear consume us. As Lt. Governor, I will stand up to hate in all its forms.

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In Mariposa County, I visited an emergency shelter set up by the Red Cross for those affected by the Detwiler Fire. There, I had the opportunity to meet with county residents like Vynomma Brown and her grandson, Nate, who were forced to spend the night away from their homes, not knowing if their home would still be there tomorrow. As California’s next Lt. Governor, I am committed to doing everything I can to make sure we’re thoroughly prepared for future disasters like this.

In Kern County, I had a moving and memorable visit to the César E. Chávez National Monument and later the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta fought for fair treatment of farmworkers like my father, when he first arrived in America and worked in the fields. As your next Lt. Governor, I am committed to ensuring that all Californians have a voice.

For more updates and stories from my travels, be sure to follow along with #EleniRoadTrip on my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profiles.

Hope to see you on the road!

Yours,
Eleni Kounalakis

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