FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2022
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY LAUNCHES
RURAL BROADBAND EDUCATION BILLBOARDS
(Fresno, California) – The California Democratic Party, the nation’s largest state Democratic Party representing 10 million Democrats, is kicking off a pilot Rural Broadband Education Billboard Campaign in the Central Valley. The billboards, which launch on Monday June 13th until November 2022, will rotate among six locations from Los Baňos to San Joaquin.
“The California Democratic Party, in partnership with the CADEM Rural Caucus, is proud of the grassroots work taking place in rural regions through this campaign,” said CADEM Chair Rusty Hicks. “Led by activists in the Central Valley, this program aims to reach thousands of people across rural regions and fight back on Republican-led misinformation efforts,” stated Hicks.
The message “Democrats Deliver”/ “El Partido Demócrata Cumple”, promotes Democratic-led accomplishments. The goal is to provide the truth on how Democrats are delivering and improving people’s lives through the investments like the $6 billion which derived from the America Cares Act, signed by President Biden, which the Governor and the State Legislature’s Democratic supermajority dedicated to providing access to the internet for all.
This campaign is distinctive as it does not focus on a candidate but the Democratic brand. It also is not geared to a specific election cycle, but as a year-round commitment.
The long-range strategy is to put up billboards up and down the state along the state highways where the fiber is going to be laid, beginning with the pilot program in the western San Joaquin Valley (the new CD 13), representing one of the 18 initial broadband projects named by Governor Newsom last November.
“Real efforts to close the digital divide is an extraordinary achievement. When California Democrats say internet access for all – we mean for all, starting with some of our most rural communities, places like Los Baňos, a small town in the western San Joaquin Valley, where having access to the Internet means telemedicine. It means kids being able to do their homework. It means curtailing some commuting. And creating local opportunities”, stated Joy Sterling, Chair of the CADEM Rural Caucus.
The artwork was chosen by the Fresno Art Council, who put out a “call to artists” on their website asking for submissions. The winning artist, Fresno based graphic designer Emily Ann Mealer, was awarded $5000 for four designs – in Spanish and in English.
The billboards are tied to a website: DemocratsDeliverCa.org, which provides information on the location and timeline for building out the infrastructure and how to access government programs that help pay for internet service.
CADEM is the nation’s largest statewide Democratic Party, representing over 10 million California Democrats.
Below is Democratic Candidate Beau Campbell’s statement in response to a Fresno Bee Reporter’s inquiry to him regarding the GOP’s candidate hit piece mailer targeting local citizens that was sent to area voters in Madera County Supervisor District 5…
“Most recently a disturbing mailer to voters was circulated throughout our Mountain Community. At first saw it, I thought it was a prank or simple elementary school hijinks. I have with purpose chosen to run my campaign without the use of such personal attacks or personal insults such as the ones that I have recently seen. I was told by a member of the one of the local national organizations that, “You seem to nice to be a politician” I replied I can and will speak up on those tough conversations. So here we are.
As a Madera County Board of Supervisor County District # 5 Candidate, a husband of 44 years, father of 8 beautiful gifted children and 10 grandchildren, and on behalf the Eastern Madera County Citizens and my voting constituents. I am compelled to speak out against anyone or group who would specifically target and single out women and the least of our community able to protect themselves and stand up.
It is at times like this that strong united leadership is required. Experience has taught us all that throughout history, our democracy and the true will of the people has been challenged Silence allows injustice to prevail. The people or person behind the potentially violent and the apprehensible offensive flyer should be held accountable and totally responsible for those actions especially should harm be caused.
Every citizen in this county has a duty, right and responsibility to speak out against this type of behavior. Go to the polls and vote with your voices loudly or forever suffer in silence.
As the father of seven daughters and a husband I am openly and publicly stating that my opponent was wrong for targeting specifically and intentionally attempting to silence and intimidate women and specific members of our community.
I have spoken with Mark Reed personally and we have had civil and enlightening civil discourse. He represented himself as an experienced candidate, Businessman and family man. I never imagined that a gentleman like himself would then say or print words that would intentionally cause women or children to feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
He has often stated many times openly and privately that he was responsible for the security and eluded that he was fiscally responsible for his entire family.
He stated many times that he thought that I was a nice person as well however he disagreed with some of my political positions without ever asking me what they actually were.
I am unequivocally and unapologetically against violence toward women, no matter what their personal political preferences or ideologies might me. A strong secure leader and truly confident man and father would easily and unabashedly stand up for and protect against such acts.
As we move closer to election, I wish each of my opponents luck and that overly ambitious efforts to win do not overshadow your their efforts. By secret ballot and right and privilege I will vote my conscience and pray that all others registered voters are afforded the exact same right. I remember when my opponent Mark Reed called me for the first time early in the campaign; We each agreed that that if I was successful he would work along sided together to solve some of the counties important issues. I promised to do the same in exchange. It harder and harder to consider remotely to support the words choices or actions expressed by my opponent.”
“Sometimes WE have to be the change that THEY speak about”
EDWARD “BEAU” CAMPBELL, JR.
Madera County Board Of Supervisors District # 5 Candidate 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GET OUT THE VOTE IN MADERA COUNTY
CANDIDATE CALLED OUT ON VOTER SUPPRESSION TACTICS
Coarsegold, CA — 6/01/2022 — Madera County, long-time politico calls out GOP candidate and area interloper on campaign mailer sent to County Supervisor District 5 voters. The hit piece is believed to be intentionally sent to threaten and harm his opponents and supporters who are well-respected hardworking community members.
“This hit piece campaign mailer wreaks of voter suppression tactics,” said Madera County Democratic Central Committee Chairwoman, Susan Rowe. “Not in our county! All voters have rights and we don’t condone pushing the GOP Big Lie!”
The perennial candidate originates from Los Angeles County and has only recently moved here to run for office.
Voters have until June 7, 2022, Primary Election Day to turn in their ballots at any Official Vote Center or Official Drop Box in Madera County before closing time at 8:00pm.
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MADERA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Preserving Economic Opportunity for Indian Tribes through Gaming
WHEREAS since 1778, every treaty with Native American Tribes has been violated by the U.S. Government, those betrayals along with systemic discrimination has denied Indigenous People economic opportunity which has contributed to Native Americans suffering the highest poverty rates in our nation; and
WHEREAS in 1998, 2000, and 2008, California voters granted and upheld the sovereign right of California’s Native American tribes to operate highly regulated gaming facilities on their own tribal lands; tribal gaming has raised billions of dollars to lift many tribes out of poverty, delivering access to higher quality of life on Indian Reservations including higher incomes, improved health, higher levels of education and reductions in drug and alcohol addiction, and this revenue builds prosperity far beyond Indian reservations, uplifting tribal and nontribal communities alike; and
WHEREAS if Native American tribes are to fully recover from the poverty and disadvantage imposed upon them, exclusive rights to gaming on tribal lands will continue to be an essential part of sustaining their economic success and self-sufficiency, but competition from non-tribal, corporate gaming interests now pose a significant threat to that recovery, and Native American tribes could slide back into a cycle of poverty;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Madera County Democratic Central Committee stands with Native American tribes and supports preserving the rights awarded to them to exclusively operate gaming in-person on their own tribal lands; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Madera County Democratic Central Committee opposes efforts to expand off-reservation gaming that would encroach on the success of Native American gaming which has created a path to prosperity and opportunity for Native Americans.
Submitted by: Alex Rooker
Authored by: Alex Rooker, CDP Vice Chair Emeritus & Sergio Carrillo, Vice-Chair of Los Angeles Democratic Party and Region 16 Regional Director California Democratic Party
Main Contact: Alex Rooker Phone: 562-761-4733