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

Every Californian has a story worth hearing. This is mine and I want to share it with you.

Life StoriesMy story is about growing up in a home of domestic violence. It’s about how Catholic school gave me a foundation, but public school gave me a second shot. My story is about the two men in my life who had a positive influence on me – my Grandpa Pete and a teacher, Herman Katz. My story is about who I am today and why I feel so compelled to stand up and speak out.

It’s a story about how I got the help I needed to graduate high school and go to college.­ It’s a story about how I grew determined to give back to the state that gave me so much – as a union organizer, the head of my local ACLU chapter, Speaker of our State Assembly and Mayor of our state’s largest city.

Please take a few minutes to hear my story.

And if you believe we need to keep lifting people up in every part of California – like I was lifted up – please consider contributing to our campaign for economic opportunity and equality.

I’m running for governor because I know that in order to thrive as a state, we must grow together.

I’ve seen people really down on their luck, in really hard places, but we can’t give up on them. This is California. We look out for everyone. We don’t give up on people no matter who they are or where they come from.

Every Californian deserves dignity, every Californian deserves respect and every Californian has a story worth hearing.



P.S. After you watch the video, I hope you will consider contributing to the campaign so we can make sure all Californians are able to share their stories.


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