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06 Oct
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Senator Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Senator Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.    –– U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on her vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court:

 

““ When Judge Brett Kavanaugh was first nominated, I said that he represents a direct and fundamental threat to that promise inscribed above the Supreme Court, ‘‘ Equal Justice Under Law. ’’

 

In the weeks since then, the basis for my concern has been confirmed.

 

Senate Republicans used raw power to rush an unfit nominee onto the Supreme Court when the American people have more questions than answers about Judge Kavanaugh ’’ s suitability to serve.

 

When Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with serious and credible allegations of sexual assault, not only was she attacked by Senate Republicans, she was mocked by the President of the United States. The White House then prevented the FBI from investigating critical aspects of the allegations or interviewing key witnesses —— not even permitting the FBI to interview Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford.

 

As a former prosecutor, I have led investigations and I have tried these cases in a courtroom. I have spent countless hours with assault survivors. And when I look at what has occurred over these few days, we have fallen short in fulfilling our constitutional duty to fully evaluate Judge Kavanaugh ’’ s nomination. This process has been a disservice to Dr. Ford. This process was a disservice to survivors everywhere. And this process has been a disservice to the American people.

 

The Judge Kavanaugh the American people saw before the Judiciary Committee does not have the character, the temperament, or the judgment to sit on the highest court in our land. His own partisan, evasive, dishonest, and aggressive testimony demonstrates that we cannot trust him to be a fair and unbiased jurist. He is simply unfit. The Senate should have put partisanship aside and demanded better.

 

Millions of Americans are rightly outraged at this hasty and unjust process, which threatens to cloud the legitimacy of the Supreme Court of the United States. And they are rightly fearful that Justice Kavanaugh will undermine Roe v. Wade, roll back access to affordable healthcare, and side with powerful and partisan interests over the most vulnerable.

 

It is now up to each of us to continue to fight for justice and equality and hold our government accountable. ””

 

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Matt Rogers

Central Valley District Director

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris

2500 Tulare St., Ste. 5290

Fresno, CA 93721

559.497.5109    (Office)

559.320.6200    (Cell)

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06 Oct
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Absentee Ballots Are Coming!

Dear Neighbor and Supporter:

 

Thanks to the support of many of our neighbors and you our campaign to improve District 3 with vibrant, safe, and thriving neighborhoods was successful in the June    primary.

Since then, we have continued    to talk to voters and launch our general election efforts. We’ve also gained key endorsements like The Fresno Bee and the Central Labor Council, which represents thousands of working people in our city.

With just a few weeks until the November 6th general election, we will continue to visit all of our district’s diverse neighborhoods encouraging everyone to vote and listening to your ideas about how to improve our neighborhoods. If we haven’t knocked on your door yet, we will soon!

 

If you are registered as a Permanent Absentee Voter, remember that ballots begin to arrive Wednesday, October 10th.

 

As always, don’t hesitate to call me on my personal cell at (559) 906-1443 or email us at    miguel.arias4council@gmail.com , if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Miguel Arias

 

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04 Oct
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“This is a monumentally easy call”

This week, the LA Times endorsed Xavier.

 

This wasn’t your average endorsement either — this was a resounding stamp of approval for Xavier’s record, his leadership, and his courage to stand up for the rights of Californians. In the words of the LA Times Editorial Board:

 

“This is a monumentally easy call. Becerra has set a good direction, and voters would be wise to give him a full four-year term.”

Keep up the momentum in the final month before Election Day. Contribute $5 now to help Xavier keep up the fight.

The LA Times praised Xavier for his work to protect our state and values “from a series of onslaughts by the Trump administration.”

 

That includes fighting a new Trump administration lawsuit that could destroy the free and open internet by attacking California’s new net neutrality law. It includes suing the EPA to defend California’s clean car stands. It includes defending the Affordable Care Act in court.

 

In all, Xavier has filed 44 lawsuits to stop the worst of the Trump administration’s policies. Meanwhile, our GOP opponent is running on a platform of “standing down in the state’s defense against the Trump administration.”

Contribute $5 now to make sure Xavier wins in November and can keep taking on President Trump.

We’ve got just over 30 days left in this election and Xavier is counting on your support.

 

Thank you,

Xavier

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04 Oct
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Fresno Democrats Update Endorsements

FRESNO—The Fresno County Democratic Party has voted to change its recommendation in the election for Fresno County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector to “No Endorsement.”

The local Democratic Party also made an endorsement on two of the City of Fresno ballot measures:

  • Vote “yes” on Measure A.
  • Vote “yes” on Measure O.

The committee previously had announced its support of Measure P.

The Fresno County Democratic Party can be reached at 559-495-0606 or fresnocountydemocrats@yahoo.com.

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03 Oct
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Janz Travels Throughout California’s 22nd Congressional District Talking to Voters While Nunes Continues to Hide


Janz Travels Throughout California’s 22nd Congressional District Talking to Voters While Nunes Continues to Hide

Fresno, CA (October 3rd, 2018) – With November 6th closing in on us, we’ve started ramping up the campaign to reach as many voters as possible. Andrew has attended public events throughout California’s 22nd Congressional District and hosted weekly meet and greets; all while Nunes hides from his constituents, hosts private parties and evades public forums.

Below is a September overview of the Andrew Janz for Congress campaign:

  • Labor Day Pancake Breakfast – September 3
  • Janz joined workers and local leaders in serving pancakes at the annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast.
  • SEIU Rise Up Labor Day Picnic – September 3
  • Andrew spoke at the annual Labor Day Picnic about the importance of protecting workers in the Central Valley.
  • Visalia Meet and Greet – September 5
  • Visalia Judge Broadman hosted a meet and greet with a group of mostly Republicans. Republican Judge Broadman came out in support of Andrew saying this will be the first time he is not voting for Nunes. See the video here.
  • LGBT Meet and Greet – September 10
  • Local LGBT leaders hosted a meet and greet for Andrew Janz and his campaign for Congress. Topics included Democratic Party support and water.
  • Andrew Throws First Pitch @ Visalia Rawhide – September 11
  • Janz honored military members, past and present, and first responders by sponsoring a Visalia Rawhide baseball game.
  • Tulare County Fair – September 12
  • Andrew visited the booths and met with voters at the annual Tulare County Fair. His campaign helped facilitate a Democratic presence during the week.
  • Fresno Meet and Greet – September 13
  • Andrew met with voters in Fresno, topics such as education and health care were addressed.
  • Fresno Meet and Greet – September 14
  • Andrew met with voters in California’s 22nd Congressional District. He spoke to about 75 people regarding his campaign, specifically about jobs and water.
  • Janz Kicks off Visalia Canvass – September 15
  • Andrew met with a group of 50 Visalia canvassers to encourage them to knock on doors in California’s 22nd Congressional District.
  • Janz Hosts Farmersville Meet and Greet – September 15
  • Andrew talked to voters in Farmersville that are often forgotten about by both parties.
  • 200 grassroots supporters came out and supported Janz in his second annual Janz BBQ. During this event, he called upon his dedicated base to volunteer for him.
  • Janz Knocks on Doors in Orange Cove – September 16
  • Andrew personally visited residents of Orange Cove who have been neglected by their Representative for the past 15 years.
  • Orange Cove Block Party – September 16
  • The Andrew Janz campaign hosted a block party with Orange Cove voters, bringing the grassroots campaign to the outskirts of the district.
  • Dinuba Democratic Club Kickoff – September 26
  • Andrew visited long forgotten voters in the small town of Dinuba. He plans to change that by asking for the support of the newly formed Dinuba Democratic Club.
  • Andrew visited students at Fresno State to talk with them about his campaign for Congress. The students were lining up to take selfies with Janz.

Find photos of Janz on the campaign trail in September here.

Andrew in the News: Local Profile #1 (GVWire) | Local Profile # 2 (Fresno Bee) | Janz and the DCCC | Post-Ad Criticism and Defense | Visalia Office Vandalized|

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Andrew Janz is a Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County, where he was assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit before entering the race against 8- term incumbent Rep. Devin Nunes after his infamous midnight Uber trip to the White House last spring. Andrew Janz is 34 years old and resides in Fresno with his wife Heather and their two dogs.

Devin Nunes is the 8 term incumbent for California Congressional District 22 who became a national lightning rod after his midnight trip to the White House in 2017. Most recently Devin Nunes has come under national and local scrutiny for his most recent ethical missteps in spending thousands of campaign dollars on Boston Celtics tickets, wine tours, and Las Vegas getaways.

 

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03 Oct
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CA RACE UPDATE: Here’s what you need to know in CA-21

TJ Cox for Congress

CA Race Update: Democrat and community development leader TJ Cox is running to unseat David Valadao in CA-21 — a prime Democratic pickup. TJ’s pathway to victory depends on grassroots Democratic support. Chip in to support TJ Cox here >>


Here’s what you need to know in CA-21, Michael:

In 2016, voters in CA-21 rejected Trump by an astounding 16-point margin. This race is being called one of the Democrats’ “top pickup opportunities” of 2018.
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Republican incumbent David Valadao has voted in alignment with Trump’s agenda 99% of the time in Congress. Voters in his district are furious.
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Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, and Ivanka Trump have come to David Valadao’s aid with hundreds of thousands of dollars in support from big donors, PACs, and far-right organizations.

Democrat TJ Cox currently trails in the polls due to the far-right’s spending surge and needs URGENT support to make up ground before ballots hit mailboxes on October 8th. TJ is rejecting ALL corporate PAC money and is depending on grassroots support to flip this seat. Please make a contribution to his campaign here >>

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Thank you for your support,

TJ Cox for Congress

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03 Oct
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03 Oct
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The millions AGAINST us just keep on pouring in

Friend

Our opponent’s independent expenditure just got another boost today. A boost to the tune of $4 million dollars this week alone. And we’re a month away from the election.

What does this mean? This means that $4 million on top of the more than $7 million they have spent just in the general election will be used to run ads on every single television set in California non-stop. They’re trying to drown out our message because they know if voters hear it then we will win. Help us fight back!

This past weekend, The San Diego Free Press wrote about why this election is so important. Then, The San Francisco Chronicle profiled our opponent’s track record manipulating standards to make graduation rates in his schools look good when in reality they only hurt student’s readiness for college.

Our opponent’s donors see this kind of unchecked standard as the solution to improving public schools in California. We can’t let them win this fight and take over our state’s school system. 

Can you chip in and stand with me as we fight these billionaires? 

Let’s show them that California’s students are NOT for sale.

–Tony 

Paid for by Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018

Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018
PO Box 2145
Richmond CA 94802 United States

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03 Oct
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Add your name: stop 3D guns

If anyone can download a gun using a 3D printer, then anyone can own a gun — regardless of whether they can pass a background check.

 

And because 3D downloadable guns can be made with plastic, they can even evade a metal detector.

 

So when the Trump administration decided to allow 3D downloadable guns to be available online, I joined 20 Attorneys General to sue the administration and stop these weapons from falling into the hands of would-be criminals.

 

 

Our country desperately needs more solutions to prevent gun violence. In California, we’re leaps and bounds ahead of the nation in passing strict gun safety laws. But the Trump administration is dragging us in the opposite direction, with a decision that would massively widen the loopholes in our background checks system and make our communities less safe.

 

 

Thank you,

 

Xavier

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03 Oct
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Andrew Janz Brings in $4.3 Million in Q3 Against Devin Nunes


Andrew Janz Brings in $4.3 Million in Q3 Against Devin Nunes

Fresno, CA (October 3rd, 2018) – Andrew Janz’s campaign for California’s 22nd Congressional District announced a staggering haul of $4.3 million last quarter (July – September). Andrew Janz has refused corporate PAC money and is the proud recipient of over 180,000 individual contributions since announcing his candidacy in April of 2017.

“Our campaign proves you don’t need to take corporate money to run a competitive race. I’m proud to be supported by individuals not corporations, like my opponent who is funded by big pharma, the Koch brothers, and the largest corporations on the planet. We won’t make real change until we get dark money out of politics and those who accept their donations in exchange for their votes in Washington.”

 

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Andrew Janz was raised in Visalia and is running for Congress against Devin Nunes in California’s 22nd Congressional District. Andrew’s campaigning on water for the valley, more jobs, protecting social security and medicaid, and fighting corruption in Washington. Andrew Janz is 34 years old and resides in Fresno with his wife Heather and their two dogs.

 

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