After countless hours of hard work on the ground, it’s becoming clearer each day that there is a strong pathway to elect a Democrat in California’s 21st district.
We got some HUGE news last night. In the final stretch of this election, the analysts at Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball UPGRADED TJ’s chances of winning in California’s 21st district.
This upgrade reflects what we’re seeing on the ground. After countless hours of hard work, it’s becoming clearer each day that if we turn out our supporters — there is a strong pathway to finally electing a Democrat in California’s 21st district.
We have four days to push TJ over the finish in the Central Valley. Can you chip in to help us make sure our field offices have all the supplies they need in these next four days?
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Before I head back to the field, I want to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to TJ’s campaign. You truly are the fuel that allows this campaign to run, and when we send TJ to Congress, it will be because of supporters like you.
TJ can flip CA-21 on Election Day, but it can only happen if we leave it all on the field. Contribute whatever amount you can today to make sure we finish strong and connect with as many voters as possible before November 6th >>
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November 2, 2018
Yes on P, No to Fear
fresno—Fresno’s public parks need help. The Trust for Public Land has rated Fresno’s parks dead last or near last among the country’s 100 largest cities for the past five years. But congratulations, in 2018 we managed to be only the 94th worse. Obviously, something needs to change. Measure P’s 3/8-cent sales tax would go a long way to restoring our parks, allowing for greater community engagement, outdoor safety and improved property values.
In the last few weeks before the Nov. 6 election, a crop of blue signs has sprouted across Fresno, shouting against Measure P. A close look at the small print on the bottom of the sign shows it was paid for by Fresnans for a Safer Community.
You might rightly ask what a funding increase to improve park maintenance has to do with decreasing public safety, and the answer is, of course, nothing. Indeed, it is the opposite. Measure P would not mean a single cent reduction in police funding and in fact would result in further funds for park safety.
“Measure P has broad bipartisan support,” says Michael D. Evans, chair of the Fresno County Democratic Party. “Former mayors Alan Autry and Ashley Swearengin are supporting the measure, and it is hard to believe that anyone in our community would oppose improving our parks.”
Despite the overwhelming need and the obvious benefit to our city of having a good parks system, the current mayor, Lee Brand, opposes Measure P. That shows an absence of leadership and sends the wrong message to our community.
Why is Brand opposing Measure P? Because public safety advocates oppose it. And how did that happen? The mayor wanted a ballot measure that would jointly address funding for public safety and parks. However, the two factions were unable to come to an agreement on how that would work.
As a result, the parks proponents went to the voters, gathering more than 30,000 signatures to get their initiative on the ballot. The proponents of a public safety tax did not do that. They were outworked and now, apparently out of spite, are opposing the parks measure.
Moreover, for reasons not fully explained, the city inadvertently left out some important wording from the approved description of Measure P for the voter handbook. That language should include “improving park safety; improving accessibility for persons with disabilities; updating and maintaining playgrounds and restrooms; improving youth and veteran job training; improving after school programs and beautifying roadways.”
“Cities are defined by their quality of life,” notes Evans. “And a good park system is a strong indicator of a city’s livability. For far too long, we have failed to provide adequate parks for residents south of Shaw Avenue. Measure P can remedy that.”
Measure P is needed. Without public spaces to tie our communities together, the city deteriorates. When children don’t have safe places to play, they hang out somewhere else and are exposed to less savory influences. If we do not commit funds to maintenance, parks can fall apart leading to injuries. For years, our community has let this problem grow. Now we have the chance to step up and fix it. Vote Yes on Measure P.
People have the power. Vote on Nov. 6.
Have you seen the commercials my opponent is airing against me? The lies are endless and the assault on my character is the lowest form of politics.
You know what? That does not scare me and I’m not backing down. From the beginning, this campaign has been people powered and this isn’t the first time in my life that I have had to fight for what is right. Protecting our six million school children from the same billionaire donors who align themselves with Betsy Devos and Donald Trump is the right thing to do.
I have been so grateful to have you stand besides me throughout this campaign. We’re 4 days out and I need you to stand with me and California’s students and teachers.
Please–donate what you can–and let’s show our opponent that California students are not for sale.
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Block party aims to empower Fresno voters
In just 4 days, voters in California will be going to the polls for our critical midterm election. Already, over 150,000 Californians have returned their ballots. Every vote in this election is crucial in determining the future of our state and country. I am grateful for the support you have provided me over the years and want to share with you a new ad that briefly highlights the work I have been doing as your State Controller. Please view and share the video HERE
I have been traveling the state to help strong Democratic candidates for Congress and the State Assembly who reflect our values of community, diversity, respect, and opportunity for all. I hope you will join me as we make our final push to victory in these final 5 days. These targeted races will help us take back the U. S. House of Representatives and begin the important work of healing our divisions, supporting working families, and growing our economy while protecting our environment.
I hope you can join us on one of the stops below; or to contact the congressional campaigns to volunteer remotely, please click HERE.
Friday, November 2 – Rally with Leader Nancy Pelosi
3 p.m. – Laborers International Union, 3271 18th Street, San Francisco
Friday, November 2 – Text/Phone Bank with Solano County Democrats
5:30 p.m. – 2500 N. Texas Street, Fairfield
Saturday, November 3 – Canvass/Phonebank with Mike Levin for Congress
12:00 p.m. – 740 Lomas Santa Fe Drive #100, Solana Beach
Saturday, November 3 – Canvass/Phonebank with Katie Hill for Congress and Christy Smith for Assembly
7 p.m. – 25269 The Old Rd, Unit B, Stevenson Ranch
Sunday, November 4 – Canvass/Phonebank with Katie Porter for Congress
2 p.m. – 2842 Walnut Ave, Tustin
Sunday, November 4 – Canvass/Phonebank with Mike Levin for Congress
4:30 p.m. – 740 Lomas Santa Fe Drive #100, Solana Beach
Monday, November 5 – Canvass with Ammar Campa-Najjar for Congress
10 a.m. – 105 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido
Monday, November 5th – Canvass/Phonebank with Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes
12:30 p.m. – 541 Main Street, Unit 106, Corona
Monday, November 5th – Rally with Gavin Newsom for Governor
7 p.m. – Location TBD, San Francisco
Tuesday, November 6 – On to Victory!
Thank you again for your sustained support of my re-election and of our array of quality legislative and congressional candidates. Let’s make history by delivering the highest turnout in this midterm election.
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