Miracle in the 76th Assembly District

She’s a progressive in North San Diego County who had never run for office who set out to flip California’s 76th State Assembly district to the Democrats. (Dems don’t usually even bother to run there.)  She ran a grassroots campaign, raised a fraction of the money that her opponents did, never ran a single ad, never made a robocall, and refused to engage in negativity. Pollsters and pundits said she didn’t stand a chance.

 

Yet somehow, California’s own Elizabeth Warren not only beat every Republican in the district race, but bested her Democratic opponent (who she will meet in November) to come out on top.

 

What’s behind her miraculous victory? A lasting commitment to community and country. 

 

Warren was happy with her life as a writer, a wife and a mom, until an illegal foreclosure stole her family’s home. She dug in to discover how this could happen, and was angered to learn the US Government could have prevented the entire foreclosure debacle which affects Californians to this day. From there, she launched into activism, helping others in the community who had lost their homes as well. Next she informed the national group MoveOn about the perils of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and in 2016 spearheaded a countrywide coalition to stop Congress from voting on TPP legislation.

 

Yes, she had endorsements from MoveOn, and Progressive Democrats of America, and many more people and groups big and small in her district and across the United States. But bottom line, Elizabeth Warren didn’t need to run ads to reach people in her community. Her community already knows who she is, knows her work, and knows her heart.

 

Says Warren, “I stepped up to run for Assembly because I believe we're all in this together, that everyone deserves a chance, and that the laws of California (and the nation) should be a reflection of our shared values--not something written by and for a privileged few.

 

“I am grateful for the support I have received in the 76th District and beyond. I have no plans for a political career--I just want to do my part to help solve some problems. I don’t claim to know it all--but I will do my homework, listen to my neighbors, and be your voice in Sacramento. Working together, we CAN improve our quality of life, strengthen our communities, and give our kids some hope.”

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San Diego County #WearOrange Events Most Prevalent in AD 76

June 2, 2018...   #WearOrange! That is the rallying cry this weekend as Moms and their families send a message to lawmakers that there is more we can and must do to end gun violence. Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked all of us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.

Wear Orange Weekend started on June 1st — National Gun Violence Awareness Dayand events planned by gun sense supporters are being held throughout the nation all weekend.  Of the seven Wear Orange events in San Diego County, five are in the North County cities of State Assembly District 76, where Democratic Assembly candidate Elizabeth Warren has been awarded the “Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction” for standing up for gun violence prevention and recognizing gun safety. 

Warren, just endorsed by the progressive advocacy group MoveOn, will be wearing her orange jacket at Encinitas’ “Wear Orange Orangeade Stand” at Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street near the volleyball nets Saturday, June 2 from noon to 1 PM.  She and other volunteers will host orangeade stands to bring awareness to National Gun Violence Prevention day and will have orangeade, games, cookies, and selfie stands so people can share why they Wear Orange. “Bring the kids!” they say.

“Kids are what this is all about, and it’s not just an event, it’s an eventuality that gun violence can and will subside so our children have a safe and bright future,” says Warren.

                                                

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ENDORSEMENTS: MOVE ON and ANIMAL PAC

Oceanside, CA…  After losing her home to an illegal foreclosure, California’s own Elizabeth Warren didn’t take it lying down. Instead, she transformed her anger into activism and began working with the progressive public policy advocacy group MoveOn. With their training, activist Warren led followers across the entire nation to stop the U.S. Congress from voting on the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership (TPP,) a major victory for progressives everywhere.

Then activist Elizabeth Warren is now candidate Warren, running for California’s State Assembly in the 76th District. And Move On has not forgotten what she has done.

Today, by an overwhelming vote of 82% of MoveOn members in the district, MoveOn endorsed California’s own Elizabeth Warren to represent the 76th District in the State Assembly in Sacramento.

Says Warren, “Because I got my start in activism with training from MoveOn, it is both a delight and an honor to have my candidacy endorsed by fellow MoveOn members! Together, we can make a difference!

AND - Elizabeth is truly grateful for the endorsement of Animal PAC, which has recognized Elizabeth Warren's continuing contribution to the welfare of the lives of animals!

 

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S.O.S.! Save Our Shot at Medicare for All Briefing

Oceanside, CA…  With the election just days away, who we elect to the State Assembly will determine if we see a Medicare for All bill introduced in the foreseeable future.

Get the facts on how businesses, patients, and providers will all fare much better if we ELIMINATE THE MIDDLEMAN and take the profit motive out of healthcare. 

Get succinct talking points to make the case for Medicare for All.

Phone bank for your favorite candidate. Progressive candidates and supporters are invited to stay for collaborative phone-banking. We'll have a script focused on saving our shot at a Medicare for All healthcare program in California.

BACKGROUND:

The Healthy California Act SB 562 seemed on the road to passage last year. Then it stalled in the Assembly. A "select committee" met and held several hearings. The committee's report effectively scuttled Medicare for All healthcare, in favor of a slew of new bills aimed at protecting private insurers under the guise of movement toward a universal plan. We all know how well that worked out in Washington!

This event is sponsored by the Elizabeth Warren for State Assembly District 76 Campaign and will be held at a private home. The event is free. Sign up here for the address:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/savesinglepayer#basics

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ENDORSEMENT: DEMOCRATS OF MIRACOSTA COLLEGE

May 2nd, MiraCosta College hosted the California 76th Assembly District Candidate Forum. Now, the Democrats of MiraCosta College are enthusiastically endorsing California's own Elizabeth Warren for State Assembly.

The Democrats of MiraCosta College are proud to endorse our very own Elizabeth Warren for CA State Assembly 76!

Liz is one of the fiercest candidates (in more ways than one) that we’ve been lucky enough to interact with. Her passion and dedication to our community is second to none. She will always lend you her ear, and she understands the importance of engaging and learning from ALL of her future constituents.

On issues of wealth inequality, the housing crisis, healthcare, environmental protection, college costs, growing small businesses, and community centered growth, Liz has consistently shown that she is the most progressive and best choice for this race.

We know that she will fight for us and for a more equitable California. So folks, it’s time for North County to add another powerhouse to the San Diego delegation in Sacramento — it’s time to elect Elizabeth Warren!

To find out why they have endorsed Elizabeth Warren, watch the entire candidate forum here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLIwOEQ9PuI

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Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

We are honored to learn that California's own Elizabeth Warren has earned the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction for standing up for gun violence prevention and recognizing gun safety. 

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes. It is a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters and tens of thousands of volunteers, hundreds of thousands of donors and millions of supporters dedicated to common sense reforms that protect the 2nd Amendment and also make our communities safer. 

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America tells the Elizabeth Warren for State Assembly Campaign, “Thank you for standing with us against gun violence. Together, we look forward to showing that Gun Sense is a winning issue and gun safety is non-negotiable.”

https://everytown.org/learn/ 

 

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ENDORSEMENT: EVOLVE

Elizabeth Warren for State Assembly 2018 is pleased to announce that Evolve has endorsed California's Own Elizabeth Warren for Assembly District 76! Elizabeth is honored by this endorsement.
Evolve's principles and mission reflect Elizabeth's own core values that center around building stronger communities, transforming the political landscape through sustained grassroots organizing, and harnessing the power of everyday people to counter the corrupting influence of money in politics. 
Please see full details at https://www.evolve-ca.org/2018-primary-election/ .

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PUSH POLL SMEAR TACTICS AGAINST CA'S ELIZABETH WARREN

Oceanside, CA…  Community members across north San Diego county’s Assembly District 76 have been receiving phone calls purporting to be research polls, which are really push polls being used to smear progressive Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren.

The calls, according to those who have received them, start out innocently enough, with the pollster asking respondents how they identify themselves politically, and which 76th Assembly District candidates’ names they recognize.

But they quickly devolve into the pollster dishing dirt about the only progressive in the race, Warren. Some of the claims are true—but framed to sound negative. Some are partially true but misrepresent the facts. Others are patently false.  All are designed to disparage the Democratic candidate. 

Questions were framed as asking whether respondents would support Warren more or less if they knew 1) that she had filed for bankruptcy (partially true, as she writes on her campaign page about the illegal foreclosure of her home motivating her to become an activist and candidate,) 2) that she supports a gas tax hike of 79 cents a gallon (patently false, as she supports eliminating the gas tax, which she believes unfairly burdens workers who are forced to commute) and 3) that Warren supports the ability to purchase any and all weapons in California (also patently false—she supports sensible gun regulation and joined area youth in the North County March for Our Lives.)

Respondents say that the pollster, who claimed to be from a firm in Utah, was trying to erode their support for CA’s Elizabeth Warren.

Warren responded by saying, “Someone is working hard to keep a progressive from sitting in the State Assembly in Sacramento. It won’t work—negative tactics tend to turn off voters. For so many working people in the district—veterans, seniors, school teachers, service workers, retail clerks and active duty military families—the struggle to make ends meet is a daily reality. Many folks are just one paycheck or medical emergency away from being out of their homes. I understand that harsh reality—because I’ve lived it.  I’m running to give working people a voice, and a chance at a better life. If somebody doesn’t like that—well, too bad.”

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ENDORSEMENT: ARMENIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF AMERICA WESTERN REGION

California's own Elizabeth Warren is honored to be endorsed by the Armenian National Committee of America, Western Region.

Warren's Armenian grandparents survived the Armenian Genocide. She will strive for justice and hope for the entire community when she is seated in the State Assembly.

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ENDORSEMENT: BARRIO CARLSBAD COMMUNITY ADVOCATES

California's own Elizabeth Warren is grateful to announce her endorsement by Barrio Carlsbad Community Advocates!

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