31 Oct

Breaking records

Happy Halloween!

As we rush to put those last minute finishing touches on costumes and get our kids out the door, please allow me a minute to update you on what I’ve been up to this month.

October saw the conclusion of the inaugural California Ballot Bowl. While the official results have yet to be released (stay tuned), we can say that the Ballot Bowl registered over 10,000 student voters!

All these newly registered voters add to the already record-breaking voter registration numbers for this election season. When voter registration is at an all-time high, our democracy wins too.

But high voter registration numbers don’t mean anything if people don’t vote. With a critical election less than a week away, we’re working hard to make voting easier and safer than ever.

Most notably, the five counties of Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, and San Mateo have adopted the Voter’s Choice Act. Every registered voter in those counties have received their ballots in the mail. Their next step is to mail them in, drop them off to a secure county ballot drop box, or cast their ballot at any vote center in the county.

The office of Secretary of State is integral to preserving democracy through increasing voter registration, participation, and election cybersecurity. I’m grateful to have earned the endorsement of the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Sacramento Bee along with the endorsements of Governor Jerry Brown, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris heading into Election Day.

Most importantly, it’s supporters like you who have fueled my re-election campaign and the voter empowerment work of my first term.

Thank you for supporting me and my re-election campaign while I work to increase voter registration and better secure elections in California. Will you contribute $10 to help ensure my re-election so I can continue to defend our democracy?


Finally, make sure you, your family and friends have all made a plan to vote this November 6th.

Thank you for your continued support and engagement,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State






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31 Oct

Caravan to America



October 31, 2018

Caravan to America

fresno—It began in Honduras as a series of Facebook posts and WhatsApp conversations, as various small groups spoke of banding together for the journey north. Soon the idea developed a momentum of its own. People, fearing for their lives from crime, the government and starvation saw the notices and packed their bags within hours.

Many had considered fleeing north for a long time but lacked the thousands of dollars that guides usually charged. Safety in numbers was the only other alternative. So they started walking north. The vaguely defined caravan numbered around 7,000 when it crossed the Mexican border but has lessened to a few thousand now.

Across the political right, politicians have been screaming about a conspiracy. Donald Trump has accused the Democratic Party of bribing migrants. The Honduran ambassador to Mexico has blamed former Honduran legislator Bartolo Fuentes, whereas Vice President Mike Pence has blamed the government of Venezuela. However, this right-wing search for guilt is hopeless.

“Leave it to Donald Trump and the radical right to politicize yet another unfortunate situation,” says Michael D. Evans. “Individuals seeking asylum from the horrors in their own country should be given a fair and transparent hearing at our border.”

Irineo Mujica, director of Tijuana-based Pueblos Sin Fronteras, said, “(N)o one has the power to organize this many people. No one can engineer an exodus.” The migrants’ path has been eased by support from governments, the Roman Catholic Church, community groups and citizens.

The caravan members have heard Donald Trump’s opinion of them, and yet they continue to walk. These are people who believe there is a chance they will be shot by American military forces when they reach the border, and yet still prefer that to the prospects for survival in their home country.

An incredible number of the migrants have lost at least one family member to violence from gangs, the police, or the family member has simply disappeared without a trace. In the face of all of that, even this grueling and unrelenting march is preferable.

This is what the Republican Party does not understand. No amount of militarization at the border can stop this kind of movement. When people would rather walk into Border Guard rifles than stay in their home country, no expensive wall will keep them out.

Despite everything Trump has tried, the huddled masses still see the United States as a place where they might breathe free. The only answer is to help those who need it, protect those in danger and cooperate with other countries to try and make sure the migrants can have a safe home to return to.

The Fresno County Democratic Party urges the Trump administration to work with both parties to craft a nonpartisan solution to immigration to avoid the chaos and inhumane conditions suffered by those immigrants were separated from their children while attempting to enter the United States to request asylum.

“The strength of democracy is measured by a country’s adherence to basic principles¾freedom of the press, free and fair elections, the rights of minorities and the rule of law,” says Esperanza Avalos, a Fresno-based community organizer. “Attacks on the press, minorities, voter suppression and the laws that protect these rights weakens democracy.”

Inflammatory rhetoric that divides citizens, targets minorities and ignores the rule of law threatens the security of all citizens and gives extremists, domestic or foreign, fertile ground and greater room to operate.

“We need comprehensive immigration reform, and we need it now,” notes Evans. “There must be a pathway for workers to enter this country to satisfy the needs of our labor force, and we must provide a pathway to citizenship. The benefits from the diversity of our workforce and our society are limitless.”

People have the power. Vote on Nov. 6.

The Fresno County Democratic Party can be reached at 559-495-0606 or



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31 Oct

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31 Oct

What’s at stake

It’d be easy to make a Halloween joke right now about the scary prospect of Republican victories next week, but I’m going to keep this simple. There’s just too much at stake to joke about the consequences of the next 6 days.

A week from now, we’ll be waking up to the results of the midterm elections. You have the power to decide what that morning will look like.

Contribute $10 now to help me win on November 6th and keep up the fight as California’s Attorney General.

If we win next week, we’ll be able to keep fighting to protect our immigrant communities. We’ll keep defending the Affordable Care Act in court. We’ll keep challenging the Trump administration’s threats to our environment.

But if we fall short, our nation’s most populous state will have a GOP Attorney General ready to make good on his campaign promise to “[stand] down in the state’s defense against” the Trump administration.

What you do now will determine the outcome of this election. Pitch in $10 now to help me keep challenging President Trump.



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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.

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30 Oct

Get your personalized CDP slate card:

Do you know who you’re voting for? We’ve made it easy.                                                                                                                                                                         


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Election Day is just one week away! Do you know who you’re voting for?

Whether you’re voting by mail or in-person on November 6, we’ve put together an online slate card to make it easy for you to look up the candidates and ballot measures who share our values and have earned the endorsement of our Party.

Just click here to enter your voting address and view the endorsements from the California Democratic Party specific to your ballot.


Look up candidates and measures

With all that’s at stake this election, it’s crucial that California Democrats like you get out, vote, and make your voices heard.

Together we can take back the House for Democrats, and continue showing the nation what true, progressive leadership looks like.


Just click to get your personalized online slate card to see which candidates and measures the California Democratic Party has endorsed on the November ballot.

Happy voting!

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30 Oct

One Week Left

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Dear Friend,

With just 1 week before Election Day our race could not be closer.

Your support has allowed us to run a people powered campaign to represent all Californians, not just the wealthy millionaires and billionaires.

Can I get your help to keep our message on the air through the last week?

Our campaign is working every day to reach as many voters across the state as possible, and every dollar helps our final push to November 6th!

The latest polling had 42% of voters undecided in the Lieutenant Governors race. With your help we can get our message out to every voter.

Thank you for your continued support!

Let’s finish strong together!

Dr. Ed

P.S. – Here’s a few more things you can do:

  • Spread the word on social media! Here are a few sample posts you can copy.
  • Twitter: “I support @DrEdHernandez for Lt. Governor. He has the experience and courage to keep fighting for working Californians.”
  • Facebook: “On November 6, I’m voting for @Dr. Ed Hernandez for Lt. Governor. He will keep our families first, not corporate interests. Learn more about him at
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30 Oct

One week! Please read for GOTV





My name is Iris, and I am a student at UCLA and an intern for Tony Thurmond’s campaign. As a first-generation college student, I believe in affordable and accessible education for all students, which is a core value of Tony’s plan to lead California’s public education system.


I’m ready to GOTV – get out the vote – for Tony in this final week before the election! Are you?


Here’s what we need you to do:

  • Email — will you send out our supporter email to urge your friends, family, and co-workers to support Tony?
  • Text — RSVP for in-person text banks in the East Bay next Monday evening and Tuesday morning.
  • Walk — we’re matching volunteers with canvasses across the state. Click here to let us know if you are interested in walking for Tony and other candidates this weekend. If you are hosting a canvass that needs #TeamTony volunteers, click here!
  • Donate — we are just $75,000 away from our goal. Will you make a donation today to help us keep Tony’s TV ads on air? Click here to contribute.
  • Social Media — will you change your profile picture to Tony’s logo? Will you post this week why you are supporting Tony and use hashtags #TeamTony and #VotePublicEd? 

These 5 actions are crucial to ensuring a victory for our great candidate and for California’s 6 million students, including me. Please do all 5 actions and forward this email to Tony supporters you know! 


This week is the final push before Election Day. Let’s make California’s school’s the best in the nation!







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30 Oct

An Executive Order to Discriminate

Our nation, and the 14th Amendment of our Constitution, were built on the promise that no matter who you are or where you come from – you can build a brighter future for your family on American soil. President Trump’s claim today that he can roll back a constitutionally protected birthright is not only an absurd, racist conspiracy, it is driven by a strategy to gin up his base, against you.


I know Donald Trump wishes he could take my citizenship away from me. My mother came here and forged a better life for her family, but Donald Trump would take away the promise that you can be an American no matter where you come from.


Donald Trump is attacking the very idea that we are a nation of immigrants who build vibrant communities that contribute to the rich fabric of America.


This President is quick to forget his own immigrant past. But he doesn’t see Latino immigrants as entitled to the American dream like his grandparents were. He sees us as less than, browner, rapists, thieves and criminals.


We are not. We are voters, and we are going to take our power back on November 6th.


In order to protect California, we need to send a fighter to Washington. Please, give what you can in the final stretch.  


Donald Trump is trying to take away citizenship from a whole generation of Latinos being born in the United States. We cannot let that happen. Please vote. Please get your neighbors to vote. Make it count.


Now’s your chance.


Thank you for everything. Let’s win this.





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