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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: 1832


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: 1612

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: 1476

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: 1461

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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ACSS is Your Voice in California State Politics

Posted: 3/4/2016 Tags: legislation PAC politics Tags Views: 1627


ACSS Executive Board Members at the 2016 California Democratic Convention on February 26-28.

ACSS maintains an active political program dedicated to improving the careers and compensation of excluded employees. A highlight of ACSS’ involvement in recent state politics is our attendance and sponsorship at the California Democratic Convention on February 26-28, 2016, in San Jose. The ACSS Executive Board took advantage of many opportunities to speak with influential legislators including CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and our AB 2735 Bill Sponsor Reggie Jones-Sawyer (AD 59). Throughout the Convention weekend event, ACSS spoke with several of California’s most revered democratic leaders to bring ACSS’ message to the table, on behalf of members.

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