“I Don’t See Your Name on the List”


(Editor’s Note: Happy New Year! Below is a small taste of 2014…) 





California is first in innovation, entertainment, technology, food safety, and environmental protection. But we trail the rest of the nation in voting.

I’m running for Secretary of State to change that, because our democracy is strongest when everyone participates, and the best progress is possible when all voices are heard.

To bring about this change, we first need to introduce existing voters to our campaign — and in a big state like California, that requires a healthy budget.

Will you help make sure we have the funds we need to run a strong campaign?

Click here to make a $5 contribution to our campaign for California Secretary of State — and help us reach our $5,000 goal before the year-end fundraising deadline on December 31!

As a state senator, I championed legislation that expanded voter registration — and now, eligible voters can register while signing up for health care through Covered California.

But I want to do even more as Secretary of State to reach the millions of unregistered voters in our state and bring them into our election process. In my first term, I will work to register at least a million more voters and engage two million California voters who are now opting out of elections.

I also believe strongly that voters have a right to know how campaigns are financed. I pledge to increase transparency, strengthen campaign finance rules, and close the reporting loopholes that cause Californians to lose faith in their government.

But I need your support to do this.

If you agree, please make a contribution of $5 — or whatever you can afford — to my campaign before the December 31 deadline.

I’m humbled that progressive leaders throughout California have endorsed our campaign: Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Speaker of the Assembly John Pérez, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, dozens of legislators, and 11 members of the California congressional delegation.

Can I count on your support too?

Click here to make a $5 contribution to our campaign — and help us reach our goal before the December 31 deadline.

Thank you so much for your early support of my campaign for Secretary of State. I look forward to campaigning with you in the months ahead.


Alex Padilla



unnamed-1I know, I’ve said it before, but if we get outraised this quarter, our campaign could be in serious trouble heading into the election year.

The good news is that this year, we’ve received over 4,200 online donations to our campaign.

But I don’t see your name on the list.

Will you make a small donation to help us stay on track to reach our year-end goal before our FEC deadline.

48 HOURS TO GO: Click here to make an urgent $5 donation before our CRITICAL year-end deadline >>

With two right-wing opponents on the attack, it’s going to take a huge grassroots effort to win in 2014 and keep Ventura County out of Tea Party hands.

That’s why I need your help before it’s too late. Please, chip in just a small donation.


I’m so grateful to represent California’s 26th district,




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  1. Government service is over rated and seems only for the ego centric…what happened to serving constituents and focusing on issues rather than $?

    Comment by Former Legislator — 12.31.2013 @ 3:07 pm

  2. It would be refreshing if folks running for public office actually got in there and did the work, fielding questions, explaining positions and realities, holding town halls, etc. It really doesn’t take a fortune to do that if you make yourself available to your constituents and educate yourself on the issues – large and small. These people are so caught up in the money game they apparently do not have the time or the inclination to do the work — that goes for both sides. Frankly I am sick to death that everyone buys into the same BS and NO ONE does their job either before gaining the office or in the quest for it. In spite of all the chest-beating, there are precious few in public office who have demonstrated an even moderate reason to re-elect them. A side-bar — I am not convinced, though I once was, that we WANT everyone to vote. There truly are a significant number of people that are frankly just too damn dumb to inform themselves before they pull the lever. “One in three Americans do not believe in evolution.” Enuf said!

    Comment by Sandy Carey — 1.01.2014 @ 11:32 am

  3. The trough just keeps on getting bigger. But the fat-cat lobbyists and special interests can’t complain. Without them, who would these legislators shake-down?

    Comment by gus turdlock — 1.02.2014 @ 9:14 am

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