17 Jul

Putin and Trump

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Trump’s disgraceful appearance at yesterday’s press conference with Vladimir Putin made clear that this president is unwilling to protect America from hostile foreign powers.

The American president is supposed to be in charge of protecting our country — and yesterday, Donald Trump failed to stand up for American democracy. If there was ever a time to have a check on this president, it’s now.

Time and time again, U.S. intelligence agencies have confirmed that Russia interfered in our country’s elections in 2016. Yet Trump continues to side with the Russian dictator over the dedicated members of our intelligence agencies.

At no point in our history has an American president so blatantly failed to stand up to a hostile foreign power on our nation’s behalf. Not only did Trump let Putin off the hook for attacking our country, he effectively invited him to continue meddling in our democratic process by refusing to demand that Russia stay out of our elections.

The best way to prevent further attacks on our democracy is by electing Democrats who will take this threat seriously and provide a check on Trump’s authority. This November is our chance to do that, so I’m asking:

Thank you for joining this fight.

Xochitl Hinojosa
Communications Director
Democratic National Committee

P.S. Even John McCain called Trump’s appearance with Putin “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.” None of this is normal.

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17 Jul

Sen. McCain’s Statement on Trump-Putin Meeting


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:

“Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake.

“President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world.

“It is tempting to describe the press conference as a pathetic rout – as an illustration of the perils of under-preparation and inexperience. But these were not the errant tweets of a novice politician. These were the deliberate choices of a president who seems determined to realize his delusions of a warm relationship with Putin’s regime without any regard for the true nature of his rule, his violent disregard for the sovereignty of his neighbors, his complicity in the slaughter of the Syrian people, his violation of international treaties, and his assault on democratic institutions throughout the world.

“Coming close on the heels of President Trump’s bombastic and erratic conduct towards our closest friends and allies in Brussels and Britain, today’s press conference marks a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency. That the president was attended in Helsinki by a team of competent and patriotic advisors makes his blunders and capitulations all the more painful and inexplicable.

“No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant. Not only did President Trump fail to speak the truth about an adversary; but speaking for America to the world, our president failed to defend all that makes us who we are—a republic of free people dedicated to the cause of liberty at home and abroad. American presidents must be the champions of that cause if it is to succeed. Americans are waiting and hoping for President Trump to embrace that sacred responsibility. One can only hope they are not waiting totally in vain.”


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17 Jul

A “Landslide,” “rebuke,” and “political earthquake”

*** Kevin de Leon has been endorsed for U.S. Senate by the CDP ***

In case you missed it, on Saturday night, Kevin made history by securing the California Democratic Party endorsement for U.S. Senate.

This move sent shock-waves from Oakland all the way to Washington.

Our campaign is moving full steam ahead to November — please keep our momentum going with a $27 contribution today.

You don’t have take our word for it when it comes to this endorsement — here’s what the press is saying:

California Democrats snub Feinstein, endorse De León in US Senate raceThe Sacramento Bee

Kevin de León wins endorsement of California Democrats in rebuke of Dianne Feinstein — LA Times

California Democratic Party Snubs Feinstein, Endorses de Léon SF CBS

Kevin de León stuns Dianne Feinstein, wins California Democratic Party Endorsement in a Landslide — The Intercept

‘Political Earthquake’ Hits Demo Party With De Leon Endorsement — My News LA

On Saturday night California Democrats ratified what progressive voters and activists have already made clear:

We must send progressive, California values to Washington, D.C.

We must not equivocate. We must not hesitate.

We must send Kevin de León to the U.S. Senate — chip in $27 or whatever you can afford to make it happen.



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17 Jul

Trump and Putin

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Earlier today — just days after his very own Justice Department indicted 12 Russian intelligence agents for interfering in our democracy — Donald Trump stood next to Russian President Vladimir Putin and took Putin’s side over America’s. Instead of denouncing Russia’s attack on our democracy, he went after American institutions.

It’s easy to get desensitized to the horror of Donald Trump, but this was truly a shocking moment, Jeff. Never before has a U.S. president failed so spectacularly to stand up to a hostile foreign power.

Now more than ever, we need a Congress that is prepared to defend our democracy and hold this president accountable. We must establish a check and balance on Trump, and we must do it now.

As if things couldn’t get any more appalling, Trump said he wanted to work with Putin to investigate the intelligence agents who were indicted for conspiring against the United States. American officials told Trump who set fire to our democracy, and instead of believing them, he invited the arsonist to investigate.

Republican leaders have a choice: They can either hold this president accountable for his disgrace to our democracy, or stand with him and send a crystal-clear message that it’s fine for a foreign power to attack Americans as long as it serves their political interests.

Thank you for joining the fight to defend our democracy.


Tom Perez
Democratic National Committee

P.S. Trump’s shameful press conference with Putin is a reminder that his presidency is a national disgrace, and we must establish a check on his power. That starts with taking back Congress this November.

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17 Jul

We OUTRAISED David Valadao!

*** TJ Cox has been endorsed for CD-21 by the CDP ***

TJ Cox for Congress

BREAKING: TJ Cox officially outraised David Valadao and broke the quarterly fundraising record for any Democrat running in CA-21! Chip in a donation to keep this momentum going >>


We just got word that in the last three months, our grassroots campaign OUTRAISED Rep. David Valadao in our bid to flip California’s 21st district!

Three things are important to note here:

We outraised Valadao by an incredible margin — $176,448.
The vast majority came from small-dollar donors. ZERO from corporate PACs.
At $701,467 we’ve officially broken the Democratic fundraising record in CA-21!

I’ll be honest. I never considered running for office before. But after seeing Congress and this administration fight to rip health care from millions and make life harder on working families in the Central Valley, I had to step up. I just had no idea how many people would step up with me.

Valadao’s chances of staying in Congress just took a hit. But if you know the GOP, you know that means more special interest cash, more smear campaigns, and more super PAC spending are headed our way.

Help us keep this grassroots surge going: Chip in now to help Democrats flip one of the most crucial House races in the country >>

$10 >> $35 >> $50 >>
$100 >> $250 >> other >>

Thank you for your continued support,

TJ Cox


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17 Jul

Stay Cool This Summer!

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Stay Cool This Summer! 

City of Fresno Cooling Center

The City of Fresno Cooling Centers are brought to you by a generous contribution from our partner, the Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

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When it’s unbearably hot in Fresno, come use one of our cooling centers or local pools to get some relief.

Cooling Center Policy
When the National Weather Service forecasts a high of 105 degrees or hotter:

  • At noon, the City will activate the following four Cooling Centers and will remain open until 8:00 p.m.
  • For weekend activation: If temperature is projected to reach 105 degrees either day the cooling centers will be activated for both weekend days (Saturday and Sunday)
  • The City’s FAX Bus system will provide free transportation along normal routes to and from Cooling Centers.
  • To ride free, residents must indicate they are traveling to a Cooling Center
  • For information or assistance with the City Heat Relief Plan call (559) 621-CITY (2489)

Non-Forecasted Activation
If the forecast is below 105 degrees, City officials will monitor conditions and may call for activation. If it becomes apparent that the daily high will break 105 degrees, or if it has already reached that mark, PARCS will immediately notify the One Call Center, the Webmaster and the FAX Dispatch office.

  • PARCS will also generate an email to the Cooling Center distribution list and the City’s Communication team will assist with notification of local media.
  • PARCS will have the five regular cooling center facilities opened within 90 minutes following the notification of all City involved staff.
  • If the non-forecasted opening occurs before 5pm, the pools will also be notified and entry fees will be waived.
  • Additional activations may occur at any time if urgent public health and safety issues arise or the City faces prolonged periods of intense heat (i.e. 5+ days).

Don’t forget your pets! Never leave your pet in a parked car.
The CCSPCA‘s recommendations for animals during extreme heat:

If you or your family should have to visit one of Fresno City’s Cooling Centers we recommend that you leave your pets at home where they are content and secure and make sure that you provide plenty of SHADE and FRESH water. They will need plenty of fresh water in drowning safe containers that are out of direct sun. It is much more stress on the- animals to transport them and keep them in an unfamiliar place. Remember that the shade areas will change as the sun passes overhead and the animals should have shade through out the day. The exception to this being service animals should you need them with you at the cooling center. Thank you for caring for your animals and protecting them.

For further information on Hot Weather Tips and Help please visit or call the Education Department at (559) 233-0115.

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17 Jul

Did you hear the news?

*** No candidate for Lt. Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***

SB 17 is working!

Drugmakers across the globe are backing down because of our landmark law to ensure more transparency and accountability from drug corporations. This week, many of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world announced they are canceling plans that would have increased the price of life-saving medication.

Click here to read about SB 17’s success in Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times.

This is a huge victory, but it’s only the beginning.

As your Lieutenant Governor, I will continue to lead the fight to make healthcare more affordable and accessible, crack down on big pharmaceutical companies for skyrocketing prescription drug costs, and prioritize California’s working families over corporate interests.

Will you chip in $10, $50, $100 or more today to join me in standing up to Big Pharma so I can build on this progress as California’s next Lieutenant Governor?

With your support we will move one step closer to our dream of guaranteed affordable and accessible healthcare for all Californians.

Thank you for standing with me,
Dr. Ed


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17 Jul

Trump’s Shameful Performance

*** Alex Padilla has been endorsed for Secretary of State by the CDP ***

Democratic Association of Secretaries of State 

President Trump’s press conference today with Vladimir Putin was as disgraceful as it is dangerous.

Trump’s shameful performance today only serves to undermine election officials who are working to secure our free and fair elections from further attacks from Russia.

I am appalled that President Trump would side with Vladimir Putin over our national security and intelligence community. He has completely failed in his obligation to defend and protect American democracy.

If you’re as outraged as I am, then add your name here and denounce Trump for siding with Putin and failing to defend and protect American democracy.

Next, please share this message with family, friends, and colleagues so they too can join our efforts.

We must stand together and denounce Trump for his shameful stance.

Thank you in advance for your action,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State and
Chair, Democratic Association of Secretaries of State


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17 Jul

Kavanaugh’s Anti Voting Rights Record

Democratic Association of Secretaries of State

This week, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court has dominated the headlines — and rightly so. Kavanaugh would be a disaster for voting rights in America.

And DASS supporters like you have stepped up again to help our efforts to protect voting rights before the midterms. Today, we need your help to keep delivering our message across the country. Take a look at the top stories from this week and share with your friends.

Washington Post: Analysis: Civil rights organizations are worried about Brett Kavanaugh’s potential impact on racial issues

Mother Jones: Kavanaugh’s record doesn’t bode well for voting rights

Center for American Progress: Increasing voter participation in America

Brennan Center for Justice: Census Bureau ordered to turn over key info in citizenship question fight

HELP PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS: Become a 2018 Founding Member of our Protect The Vote Project and help us fight back against GOP voter suppression!

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17 Jul

CA Dems Endorse Our Campaign for U.S. Senate

*** No candidate for U.S. Senate has been endorsed by the CDP ***

I have some amazing news to share:

We made history in Oakland last night when the California Democratic Party officially endorsed our campaign for U.S. Senate.

Earning the endorsement of so many leaders and activists from the California Democratic Party isn’t just an honor and a privilege; today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.

This endorsement is a tremendous boost to our campaign’s momentum — please chip in $27 right now to keep it going.

Securing 65% of the vote as compared to the 7% cast for my challenger, Senator Dianne Feinstein, provides a clear picture — we have presented Californians with the first real alternative to the worn-out Washington playbook in a quarter century, and they are ready for real change.

I have never been more committed to building a future for our state that works for everyone.

It’s time for a new generation of leadership who will roll up their sleeves and fight to advance a bold agenda; one that forges a path forward, not just for Californians, but for our nation.

As the California Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate, I renew my call for a debate; I welcome the opportunity to discuss the future of our great state in an open dialogue before November 6th.

Help us spread the word about this endorsement and our progressive mission — please contribute $27 right now.

Now we move forward together.

We share in our vision to take back our future — not just from Washington Republicans but from the entire Washington status quo.

To all members of the California Democratic Party, this is your victory.

I look forward to the debates ahead, and to taking our California values to Washington, D.C.

Yours in gratitude,


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