Month: September 2017

NewDemPAC Adds Dave Min (CA-45) to Candidate Watch List

NewDemPAC Adds Dave Min (CA-45) to Candidate Watch List

September 27, 2017

NewDemPAC Adds Dave Min (CA-45) to Candidate Watch List

Irvine, CA – The NewDemPAC announced that Dave Min, Democratic candidate for Congress in California’s 45th Congressional District, has been added to the coalition’s 2018 Candidate Watch List.

“The New Democrats stand for finding pragmatic solutions to the issues that working American families face, including making college more affordable for everyone, creating good paying jobs, addressing our eroding infrastructure, and keeping our communities safe,” Min said. “As a father of three young children who cares deeply about the future we are leaving behind for the next generation, these principles align closely with my own values that I hope to bring to Washington, DC. I’m proud to have been recognized as a rising leader by the NewDemPAC.”

Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52), Chair of the NewDemPAC, made the following statement:

“Looking ahead, there is a lot of work to be done to re-energize the Democratic Party’s appeal and pick up seats next November. My NewDem colleagues and I will continue to work tirelessly to identify forward-thinking leaders, like Dave, who want to join us in Congress as we reject partisan gridlock and build an economy that leaves no American behind.”

Several members of the California Congressional delegation are members of the New Democrat Coalition, including Honorary Chair Scott Peters (CA-52), Pete Aguilar (CA-31), Ami Bera (CA-07), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Tony Cardenas (CA-29), Lou Correa (CA-46), Jim Costa (CA-16), Susan Davis (CA-53), Adam Schiff (CA-28), Norma Torres (CA-35), and Juan Vargas (CA-51).

Jane’s 40th Birthday

Jane’s 40th Birthday

I have a personal request. Tomorrow is my 40th birthday and I’d really love to spend the evening with Dave, but he’s working overtime to meet his fundraising goals and flip the House. His campaign manager said he can take the night off, but only if he raises $900 tonight.

Can you pitch in $10 (or $40!) to help Dave meet his goal and celebrate my 40th birthday with me?

I would love to spend my birthday with Dave, but he is trying to reach his fundraising goals for the end of the quarter, which is fast approaching.

Help Dave meet his goal by contributing $10 or $40 so he can take the evening off and celebrate my 40th birthday with our family!

Thank you!
Jane Stoever

P.S. Our entire family is so deeply committed to this campaign. I hope you’ll show your support by chipping in today.

Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on Graham-Cassidy Bill

Democrat Dave Min (CA-45) Statement on Graham-Cassidy Bill

Irvine, CA – Dave Min, Democratic candidate for Congress in California’s 45th Congressional District, released the following statement:

“Congressional Republicans are once again trying to defund Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act, against the strong wishes of the American people. This latest version of TrumpCare would eliminate patient protections against lifetime caps and pre-existing conditions, and strip 32 million Americans of their existing coverage, including 83,400 people in California’s 45th Congressional District.

I believe healthcare is a human right and that we need to be taking steps to ensure that all Americans have healthcare coverage. Mimi Walters thinks otherwise. Rep. Walters helped draft the very first version of TrumpCare, and has consistently been one of its loudest and most aggressive advocates. When TrumpCare was passed by the House of Representatives on a party line vote, Mimi Walters celebrated the fact that millions of Americans would lose their health insurance by toasting with Donald Trump in the Rose Garden.

I’m calling on Representative Walters to explain to the 32 million Americans who would completely lose their coverage why she was ‘very proud’ to vote to remove their coverage with TrumpCare and why she supports the Graham-Cassidy bill.”

Congresswoman Judy Chu endorses Dave Min for Congress

Congresswoman Judy Chu endorses Dave Min for Congress

Irvine – Congresswoman Judy Chu announced her public support for Democrat Dave Min’s campaign for the 45th Congressional District.

“As the Trump Administration continues to ignore the needs of regular Americans, compromise our leadership around the globe, and pursue policies that conflict with American values, it is more important than ever that we elect smart and thoughtful leaders to Congress. I’m supporting Dave Min for Congress in California’s 45th district because I know that he will work every day to make life better for his constituents in Orange County. On education, environmental protection, healthcare, jobs and a host of other issues, Dave Min has demonstrated that he understands what is at stake and shares our values. I’m proud to endorse Dave Min for Congress.”

Dave Min said he is proud to have the endorsement of the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress. Ms. Chu is the first member of the House of Representatives to weigh in with an endorsement in the 45th Congressional District race for 2018.

“Congresswoman Chu has been a trailblazer for the Asian American community and I’m honored to have earned her endorsement. Ms. Chu and I were both born to immigrant families who wanted to pursue a better life, not only for themselves but for future generations to come. I will follow in her footsteps by fighting to ensure that the American Dream remains attainable to the children and families of southern California.”

Congresswoman Chu, who lives in Monterey Park, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2009. Chu currently represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California.

Join Rep. Chu in supporting Dave Min today. Will you donate $25 to support his campaign?

Ending DACA is cruel

Ending DACA is cruel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 4, 2017
Contact: Paige Hutchinson, 402-304-5742

Dave Min, candidate for Congress in California’s 45th district, released the following statement:

“Ending DACA is cruel, immoral and incredibly short-sighted. DREAMers were brought to this country at a young age and have contributed to our economy and social fabric. They are law-abiding students, veterans and workers who will be driven back into the shadows. As the son of immigrants, I directly benefited from the United States’ rich heritage of immigration.
The 800,000 enrolled in DACA met the requirements of being enrolled in school, having earned a high school diploma or GED or served in the military as well as posing no threat to public safety. We should honor the commitment we made to them when they bravely stepped out of the shadows.

As an educator at UC Irvine, which I’m so proud to note has more than half its student body made up of first-generation college students, I’m acutely aware of the fact that many of our nation’s best and brightest students are DREAMers. We must take action. I call on Representative Mimi Walters to vote to codify DACA and rebuke President Trump for using these young people who are examples of the American Dream as a political punching bag.”