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State Treasurer Chiang Attends Sacramento ACSS Chapters 502 and 503 Member Appreciation Party

Posted: 12/16/2016 Tags: chapters meeting Tags Views: 264

California State Treasurer and 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate John Chiang attended and spoke at the Chapter 502 and 503 Member Appreciation Meeting and Dinner in Sacramento on December 2nd 2017.

Chapter 503 President, James Teahan, was ecstatic to have Chiang attend. “John Chiang was fully engaged with ACSS members, gave a terrific speech, and truly provided his support for ACSS. We were so happy to have him as this was the first time a State Officer attended our Membership Appreciation Event,” Teahan noted.

Chapter 502 President, Lieutenant Coopwood, found Chiang very approachable and personable. Coopwood enjoyed listening to the State Treasurer’s anecdotes about family, his background, and history with Governor Schwarzenegger. Coopwood commented that Chiang’s speech “showed how he is willing to fight for the rights of ACSS members and not just go along with the status quo.”

In addition, ACSS Vice President Elnora Fretwell said, “Chiang’s personal stories really connected with the crowd.”

Overall, the presence of Chiang at the Member Appreciation party was extremely well received by ACSS officers, members and their guests. ACSS thanks State Treasurer Chiang for spending time with us and supporting us in our efforts.


Top row from left: Chapter 502 President Lieutenant Coopwood, ACSS President Frank Ruffino, State Treasurer John Chiang, Arthur Anderson, Chapter 503 President James Teahan.
Bottom row from left: ACSS VP of Membership Development Arlene Espinoza, ACSS Secretary/Treasurer Pam Robison, Chapter 502 Secretary/Treasurer Lori Anderson.


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ACSS Holds Board Meeting in Sacramento, Swears in New Chapter Officers

Posted: 7/25/2016 Tags: Board Meeting meeting Tags Views: 575


ACSS President Frank Ruffino swears in Elena Yuasa (Chapter 513 President, on left) and Dionne Faulk (Chapter 511 Secretary-Treasurer, middle) to their new positions as ACSS Chapter Officers.

On July 23, 2016, ACSS held a Board Meeting in Sacramento. The Board moved motions to appoint a select number of Chapter Officers in some ACSS Chapters where there were vacancies. The new officers present at the meeting were sworn into office.

Chapter 504
    - Vice President – Kimisha Hall

Chapter 505
   - Secretary-Treasurer – Joseph Abhulimen

Chapter 511
   - Chapter President – Angel Ramsey
   - Vice President – Joseph Aiu
   - Secretary Treasurer – Dionne Faulk*

Chapter 513
   - Chapter President – Elena Yuasa*
   - Vice President – Alberto Covarrubias

*Sworn in at the Board Meeting.

In other business conducted at the meeting, the Political Action Committee (PAC) reviewed the results of the 2016 California Primary Election, held in June, and also recommended the Board approve additional candidates for endorsement. The Board approved the motion and ACSS now additionally endorses the following Legislative candidates:

  • AD 04 – Cecelia Aguiar-Curry (D)
  • AD 39 – Raul Bocanegra (D)
  • AD 48 – Blanca Rubio (D)
  • AD 66 – Al Muratsuchi (D)
  • SD 03 – Bill Dodd (D)
  • SD 07 – Steve Glazer (D)
  • SD 09 – Nancy Skinner (D)
  • SD 27 – Henry Stern (D)

The PAC Committee also presented information on a few propositions that will be appearing on the 2016 November ballot. Of these, ACSS discussed at length Prop 55 (The School Funding and Budget Stability Act of 2016). Prop 55 is a Prop 30 renewal that proposes to extend the tax increases for wealthy taxpayers and allocates those funds to public schools where school boards decide how the revenues are to be spent.

The next ACSS Board meeting is scheduled for September 30 – October 1, 2016.


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Visit the Newly Redesigned Political Program Section of the ACSS Website!

Posted: 7/15/2016 Tags: Tags Views: 489

Take a peek at the new Political Program pages of the ACSS website.  In addition to the usual list of endorsed candidates and lobby day information, we have added the following:

  • Political News - News from the blog related to ACSS political events, news, and activities.
  • Legislative News - News from the blog related to legislative activity.
  • Legislative Report - A thorough report where you can see which bills ACSS sponsors, opposes and watches.
  • Photos and slideshows of ACSS involved in political and legislative activities.

Let us know what you think! Email communications@acss.org with comments or questions. 


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California June Primary 2016 Election Results - ACSS Endorsed Candidates

Posted: 6/9/2016 Tags: Tags Views: 459

ACSS had a great election day with all but one ACSS-endorsed candidate advancing to the November election under California’s unique “top-two” primary system.

ACSS-endorsed legislative candidates prevailed in 72 of 73 races, including in 5 out of 6 contested campaigns for open legislative seats.

Complete election results for ACSS-endorsed candidates are below. Open seat candidates are in bold.

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ACSS Encourages You to Vote in the CA Primary on June 7th!

Posted: 6/3/2016 Tags: election events politics Tags Views: 395

Your vote matters!

Don’t forget to get out and vote in the California Primary Election on Tuesday June 7th! Help support ACSS’ Endorsed Candidates with your vote in the June Primary. Supporting these candidates and donating to the ACSS Political Action Committee are simple things you can do to ensure that the right legislators are in office to support the issues that matter to you most, like:

  • Resolving salary compaction
  • Protecting pensions
  • Ensuring fair working conditions for supervisors, managers, and confidential state employees
  • And more!

On June 7th, please vote and help ACSS Endorsed Candidates cross the finish line in these critical seats. Every vote counts!


Find your polling place.

Click here for more information on the California Primary Election.


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