23 Oct

Potluck/Open House at DEG this Sunday

A reminder (or a late invitation):

This Sunday, the Dakota EcoGarden will have an everyone’s-invited event.

2231 W Dakota Ave. 10/28/18

3 – 6pm

Bring food to share. Eat, tour, listen to former residents’ stories, enjoy some entertainment being arranged by Dixie Salazar – our artist, poet, harmonica duetist. We’d love to have a bunch of people come out to help us celebrate completion of our 5th year of giving hope and haven to many of our homeless friends.

Nancy Waidtlow 224-1738, or the house for last minute directions: 225-2767

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23 Oct

Latina Candidates Fill the Ballot

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23 Oct

NEW POLL: Andrew Janz within 5 points

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Dear Fresno,

Today, Fight Back CA released an exclusive poll conducted in California’s 22nd Congressional District that shows Democratic candidate Andrew Janz is within 5 points of Devin Nunes! What’s more, it shows that Andrew has the wind at his back as we head into the last two weeks of the election.


Because of your support, Fight Back has been in the 22nd district since May communicating to Latino and independent voters about Devin Nunes’ horrible record in Congress – his silence on the trade war that is devastating farmers in his district, his silence on the Trump family separation policy, and his politicization of the Intelligence Committee as a virtual arm of the Trump White House.


Now we have a chance of sending Devin Nunes home and sending Andrew Janz to Congress to work every day on behalf of his constituents in Fresno and Tulare counties, unlike Devin Nunes who hasn’t held a town hall in his district since 2010.


I am asking for your help one more time to help us get Andrew Janz over the finish line.


Here are the key findings from the poll:

  • Devin Nunes clings to just a five-point lead, 51% to 46%. Andrew Janz has cut his deficit in half from our September poll (51% Nunes-40% Janz).
  • Andrew Janz is leading among independent voters for the first time in this race, 49% to 40%. In September, Nunes led independents 40% to 37%. A candidate must win independents in order to win the district.
  • Andrew Janz has an overwhelming lead with Latino voters, 69% to 26%. Nunes has dropped nine points with Latinos, from 35% to 26%, since September.
  • Andrew Janz has successfully consolidated Democratic support in the district.


I served with Devin Nunes in Congress, and I know that district deserves better from their Representative. But no one thought until this year that a district that Nunes has consistently won by 20 and 30 points can be in play.


But with your help, we have proven that any district can be competitive when there is the right combination of early communication, a strong Democratic candidate, and an incumbent who has left his district’s needs behind for his own self-interest.


Please help us fund the last two weeks of our campaign to defeat Devin Nunes and send Andrew Janz to Washington.


And while we are at it, winning a Democratic majority on November 6th!


Together we will change the direction of our country.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Hon. Ellen Tauscher
Fight Back CA

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23 Oct

600,000 Californians already voted in midterm election

TJ Cox for Congress

“Nearly 600,000 Californians have already voted in midterm election”

KCRA Sacramento



Huge news:


According to The Hill, the current early vote trends across the country “hint at huge turnout” in the 2018 midterm election. In California, early vote returns are out-pacing results from the 2014 midterm — which is a good sign, but we NEED to make sure this trend continues in California’s 21st district. We’re a little behind.


This is our best chance to finally unseat David Valadao, but we have to do everything we can to make sure Democrats get to the polls — we simply cannot lag behind. We’re asking everyone in California to step up with a donation to help us flip this seat. Can you chip in a donation today?


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

Thanks for your support, 


TJ Cox For Congress





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23 Oct

Election Night in San Francisco!

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



It’s hard to believe Election Day is just TWO weeks away. While we have so much work to do, we want you to mark your calendars for ELECTION NIGHT!

On November 6th, we are joining forces with Emerge America to watch results come in from across the country. As a proud Emerge graduate, I invite you to join us to watch glass ceilings shatter around the country, and here in California!

Tuesday, November 6th

9PM Tentative Speaking Schedule


1345 Howard St.

San Francisco, CA 94103

Space is limited, so please RSVP here: 

Thank you to everyone who has helped us along this journey. Together, we will build a BETTER, STRONGER CALIFORNIA!








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23 Oct

Scorched-Earth Campaign in District 7

Friends- this smear mailer with my face superimposed on it was waiting for me in my mailbox last night. These are the desperate campaign tactics my Republican opponent has resorted to because he’s running in a district where his Trumpster values are not welcome.

Please click here to donate, and help ensure that my opponent’s scorched-earth campaign ends in ashes.


Nelson is the only candidate in the District 7 race to be officially endorsed by:


Fresno County Democratic Party

Fresno County Young Democrats

Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Central Labor Council

Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Building Trades Council.

Eric Bauman, Chair of CA Democratic Party

Esmeralda Soria, Fresno City Council President

Joaquin Arambula, CA State Assemblymember

Sal Quintero, Fresno County Board of Supervisors Chairman

Elizabeth Jonasson, Fresno Unified Board President

Henry R. Perea, Former District 7 Councilmember

Veva Islas, Former District 7 Candidate

Dan Ronquillo, Former Fresno City Councilmember

Claudia Cazares, Fresno Unified School Board

Chris De La Cerda, Fresno Unified School Board

Ismael Herrera, Fresno County Board of Education President

Miguel Arias, State Center Community College District

John Leal, State Center Community College District

Eric Payne, State Center Community College District

Red to Blue CA PAC

Dr. Humberto Gomez Jr., CA DEM Region 8 Director

Dillon Savory, Executive Director FMTK-CLC

Honorable Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Smith, FCDCC District 1

Tom Hernandez, FCDCC District 2

Matt Rogers, FCDCC District 4

Debbie Darden, FCDCC District 1

David Rowell, FCDCC District 5

James Martinez, FCDCC District 3 & Fresno County YD Chair

Venancio Gaona, FCDCC District 5

Bob Jones, FCDCC District 5

Ruben Zarate, FCDCC District 2

Pat Brown, FCDCC District 3

Angelita Hurtado, FCDCC District 5

Gail Gaston, FCDCC District 2

Hope Valdez, FCDCC District 2

Magdalena Gomez, FCDCC District 4

Sandra Garcia, FCDCC & AD 31 Delegate

Jeff Rosendale, FCDCC District 5

Jim Dockery, FCDCC District 2

Tyler Maxwell, CA Young Dem Regional Director

Esperanza Avalos, Associate Member FCDCC

Painters & Allied Trades Local 294

Sheet Metal Workers Local 104

UA Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 246

IBEW Local 100

IUOE Stationary Engineers Local 39

Carpenters Local 701, 1109

IBEW Local 1245

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 431

Ironworkers Local 155

UFCW Local 8

Operating Engineers Local 3

LIUNA Local 294

(Partial List)

The endeavor to Build Fresno’s Future is a community effort supported by folks just like you.

With only two weeks to go until Election Day, click here to join these warriors in fighting for the soul of our City.

Esparza for Fresno City Council 2018

P.O. Box 17114 

Fresno, CA 93744


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23 Oct

Attorneys General like Xavier are holding Trump accountable

Last week, the Nation called state Attorneys General “the most important office in the Trump era,” saying that at a time of “gridlock and dysfunction at all levels of government, attorneys general get things done.”


Xavier is on the front lines of holding President Trump accountable — and he gets results, with more than two dozen legal victories so far. 

Now, Xavier needs our support to win on November 6th and keep up the fight. Can you chip in $5 now, before it’s too late?

Xavier is leading the fight to defend the Affordable Care Act. He’s standing up to the Trump administration’s heartless immigration policies. He’s forcing President Trump’s EPA to take critical action to address climate change. 


On these issues and so many more, Xavier’s work is one of our best hopes for holding the Trump administration accountable. But if elected, our GOP opponent wants to see California “standing down in the state’s defense against the Trump administration.”

We can’t afford to lose all the progress we’re making in court to challenge President Trump. Pitch in $5 to support Xavier in the final two weeks before Election Day.

Thank you,


Team Becerra

Xavier Becerra -- California Attorney General

Becerra for Attorney General 2018
777 South Figueroa Street
Suite 4050 Los Angeles, CA 90017-5864


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!

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22 Oct

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22 Oct

Si No Votas | Cambio Al Congreso Ya on Vimeo

Make sure your voice is heard this Novemeber 6th. Put a stop to the injustices and neglect of our community. Support Your Local Democratic Party, and lets begin reshaping the future of our valley to benefit all of us, equally. To Learn How to Register to Vote Visit:


Si No Votas | Cambio Al Congreso Ya from Al Medvitz on Vimeo.


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22 Oct

Caballero Backed by Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee

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         October 22, 2018                                                                                                                    (209) 658-5534




Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee

Back Caballero for Senate


MERCED – The Fresno Bee and Modesto Bee have endorsed Assemblymember Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) for election to the open 12th District seat in the state Senate.

Noting that Caballero is a moderate Democrat, the editorial which ran in the two newspapers said, “Her experience in the legislature could make her more independent. She came to the Valley to represent the forgotten. It’s the same fight.”

Caballero said she appreciated the endorsement from the two largest daily newspapers in the 12th Senate District. “The endorsement of our campaign by these two newspapers ratifies the work we are doing to reach out to voters throughout the district to discuss the issues and find solutions which can serve to move the 12th Senate District forward,” Caballero stated.

In addition to the Fresno and Modesto newspapers, other major endorsements Caballero has received include the California Association of Highway Patrolman; California District Attorneys Association; California Health + Advocates; California Nurses Association; California Professional Firefighters; California Teachers Association; and, Peace Officers Research Association of California, known as PORAC.


The sprawling 12th Senate District is made up of some or all of six counties including all of Merced and San Benito counties and portions of Fresno, Madera, Monterey and Stanislaus counties.

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