California Donor Table at She the People

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Yesterday’s She the People summit in San Francisco was a success! It was sold out to an audience of 500 people from 26 states, and California Donor Table sponsored over a dozen California leaders to attend from all over the state. CDT-endorsed state Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo spoke, and our very own Nicole introduced Senator Holly Mitchell and talked on the main stage about our work in California, giving appreciations to our team and leaders. To see Nicole’s remarks, start at the 2:36:00 mark of the video of the morning session.
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Protect CA immigrants + Top-two primary explainer + Philanthropy and unions

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You have likely heard about the recent legislation in Congress to drastically cut even legal immigration, while deportation raids are continuing to increase. It's critical that California step forward and fight back against President Trump's un-American policies, but right now SB 54 - the California Values Act (authored by Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles) is facing stiff opposition in Sacramento. Governor Brown is leaning toward weakening the bill, and needs to hear from grasstops leaders urgently before an imminent amendment deadline. Can you reach out to him? Please email sandrafluke@voicesforprogress.org to receive contact information and talking points from our nonpartisan partner organization, Voices For Progress Education Fund.
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California Politics: Congressional Updates

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Progressives have a big opportunity in the 2018 general election in California—we can return the U.S. House of Representatives to a Democratic majority AND elect progressive candidates to the state legislature through key, overlapping and nested races in historically Republican districts in the Central Valley, Orange County, and San Diego County that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
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