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Jerry Celebrates Mexican Independence Day

This past weekend, Jerry attended the Mexican Independence Day parade in Los Angeles. Staffer Nick Velasquez was part of the action, and chronicles his experiences below.

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The Importance of Truth

Call me young and idealistic, but I wanted to work for a political campaign because I care about issues. While pension policy doesn't exactly get my heart racing, I'm passionate about immigration reform, our school system, LGBT equality, and civil liberties. I believe Jerry Brown is the best candidate to steer California toward a better future because my personal philosophies align with his vision.

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Pinocchio Syndrome?

Guest post from our campaign manager, Steve Glazer. I encourage you to follow Steve on Twitter for entertaining and informative updates as our efforts progress.

Early on, Meg Whitman’s army of highly paid consultants made the decision the only way they can win is to put her opponents through the wood chipper, truth be damned.

Meg Whitman has been called out for her falsehoods, her misleading ads, her cynical double talk…again and again and again.

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Why CA's Disability Community Supports Jerry

Guest blog post from Catherine Campisi. Catherine served as the director of the California Department of Rehabilitation from 1999-2006. She is co-chair of the statewide disability community's movement to support Jerry, and she has been active in advancing the rights of individuals with disabilities for most of her life.

Jerry Brown has a strong record supporting civil rights in general, and disability rights in particular.

In 1976, he appointed activist Ed Roberts to serve as the Director of the California Department of Rehabilitation - the first person with a significant disability to fill the role. Ed, who is often recognized as the “Father of the Disability Rights Movement,” went on to establish California's Independent Living Centers and became a world- renowned advocate for people with disabilities.

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In Case You Missed Us

Labor Day came and went, the campaign has been unleashed in full force, and Jerry Brown has quite a presence on the airwaves with just 53 days until the polls open.

We need you, our social media-savvy readers, to make sure our messages spread far and wide through the digital world. Have you seen our most recent videos?

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Labor Day Done Right

While most of the country was relishing in relaxation, Jerry had quite the busy Labor Day weekend. He crisscrossed the state, stopping at various holiday events to meet voters and speak about his vision and the importance of California's work force. I saw him at his final appearance in Oakland, and his infectious energy made it seem like the weekend was just beginning.

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The Real Meaning of Labor

This Labor Day weekend, while you're barbecuing by your in-laws' pool, enjoying your three-day weekend, and feeling lucky that hurricane season rarely hits the west coast, take a moment to remember the real reason we're commemorating a national holiday...

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State-triotism

Guest blog post from campaign staffer Felix, who moved all the way from England to help get Jerry elected. Felix is impressed by the unique sense of pride he has experienced from the plethora of Californians he's met.

Labor Day has long been the traditional launching date for gubernatorial campaigns. This year, however, we have seen continual campaigning through the primary and the early summer months. A lot of the coverage has focused on the negative; unemployment, immigration, and civil corruption have dominated the political news cycle, making California’s future seem bleak.

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East Coast Parallels

This weekend, I flew home to Connecticut for my high school best friend's wedding. Perhaps I run in particularly Democratic circles, but everyone I spoke to was eager to hear about my work on the California governor's race.

Pro-Jerry sentiment was rampant among friends, family, even acquaintances. (Remember, Connecticut was among the states Jerry picked up during the 1992 presidential primaries.)

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Sonoma County Dems ready to GOTV for Jerry Brown

Staff member Nicholas writes about his experience at the Sonoma County Democrats rally on Wednesday:

Nearly 1,000 Sonoma County Democrats joined together on Wednesday night at the local Veterans Hall to rally for Jerry Brown.

Jerry fired up the crowd with a powerful speech focusing on his core Democratic values and contrasting his experience and vision for the future with Meg Whitman’s lack of both. 
 
He pointed out that in these challenging times, California needs a leader who knows how to get the job done, not some billionaire with no government experience who didn’t care enough to bother voting for most of her life. 
 
The former Mayor, Governor, and Secretary of State also discussed the budget, pension reformeducation, fairness and equality, and the need to embrace and respect immigrants.
 
At the conclusion of the event, he met with supporters, signed autographs, and took pictures with local families, who were thrilled to come together with so many other Californians ready to join Jerry in getting our state working again.
 
Photo courtesy of Liza Gershman
 
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