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ACSS meets with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Posted: 10/8/2014 Tags: legislature PAC politics Tags Views: 1720

Posted: 10/8/2014

On September 12th, Executive Vice President Elnora Fretwell and Vice President of Governmental Affairs Frank Ruffino, attended an event for Lt. Gov. Newsom.  They were able to talk one-on-one with Newsom and share our goals for ACSS, it was encouraging to know that he knew about ACSS and was willing to work with us. Having served as a Supervisor in his previous employment experience, Newsom understands Labor and the struggles that we have as Supervisors, Managers and Excluded employees.

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Only 28 days until election day! The ACSS Political Program needs your help!

Posted: 10/7/2014 Tags: election legislature PAC politics Tags Views: 2297

Posted 10/7/14

ACSS' Political program needs you!

There are only 28 days until election day!

Help get ACSS endorsed candidates across the finish line in these critical seats.

Vote-by-mail ballots are arriving in homes beginning this week. Voters are already voting. Vote-by-mail has began.

Help ACSS by volunteering now!

Please do what you can to support our candidates today.

Thank you so much for your support and help!
Frank P. Ruffino
Vice President of Governmental Affairs, ACSS
Contact Frank Ruffino at acss@acss.org.

Candidate Running for: Campaign HQ/Location: Contact info
Betty Yee State Controller San Francisco betty@bettyyee.com
Alex Padilla Secretary of State Los Angeles info@alex-padilla.com
Jose Solorio Senate (SD 34) Anaheim/Santa Anna area Maria Unzueta (323) 687-7046
Bonnie Garcia Senate (SD 28) Riverside County Sara Spencer (949) 412-8775 or
David Morgan (951) 830-5805
Marc Steinorth Assembly (AD 40) Alta Loma/Rancho Cucamonga area Ross Seby (415) 377-2577
Tim Sbranti Assembly (AD 16) Dublin/Walnut Creek area

Calvin Sherwood (925) 212-7915 

Connie Leyva Senate (SD 20) Los Angeles connieleyvaforsenate@gmail.com
Sharon Quirk-Silva Assembly (AD 65) Buena Park/Fullerton area www.sharonquirksilva.com

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Your ACSS Political Action Committee … in Action!

Posted: 10/3/2014 Tags: election legislature PAC politics Tags Views: 3250

Posted: 10/3/2014

From left, Frank Ruffino, Ling-Ling Chang and Todd D’Braunstein at a fundraiser luncheon for Chang, (AD 55 Candidate) at Hock Farm Craft & Provisions Restaurant in Sacramento.

This week Frank Ruffino (VP of Governmental Affairs) and Todd D’Braunstein (VP of Membership Development) met with candidates and political leaders to discuss the issues facing ACSS members and to support these candidates in their campaigns. It is candidates like these that understand ACSS’ issues and will fight to protect your career, your compensation, and your benefits. 

Support the PAC by contributing now!

Also, don’t forget to volunteer today to help ACSS-endorsed candidates get elected to these critical seats.

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ACSS’ Political Program Needs YOU! Volunteer today to help ACSS-Endorsed Candidates.

Posted: 10/2/2014 Tags: election legislature PAC politics Tags Views: 3064

Posted: 10/2/2014

Volunteer NOW! ACSS Needs your help to win these critical Senate and Assembly seats.

Are you tired of hearing negative spin about state employees from elected officials?

Are you tired of seeing your livelihood attacked one after another at the polls?

Now you can be part of the solution by volunteering to help ACSS-Endorsed Candidates win these critical election seats. With less than 35 days until the November election, every vote is so important.  It is crucial that our candidates win these Senate and Assembly seats to have elected officials in office that support ACSS’ issues. Even an hour of your time per week can make a world of difference on Election Day. ACSS’ Political Action Committee and our Endorsed Candidates urge you to stand up and make a difference by volunteering!

Please contact one or several of the following candidates to volunteer.  Let’s move to victory – help ACSS by volunteering NOW!

Elect Betty Yee for Controller, Alex Padilla for Secretary of State, Jose Solorio for Senate, Bonnie Garcia for Senate, Marc Steinorth for Assembly, Tim Sbranti for Assembly, Connie Leyva for Senate, and re-elect Sharon Quick-Silva to the Assembly.

Thank you so much for your support and help!
Frank P. Ruffino
Vice President of Governmental Affairs, ACSS
Contact Frank Ruffino at acss@acss.org.

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ACSS helps Solorio for Senate campaign at Super Saturday event

Posted: 9/18/2014 Tags: Tags Views: 1921


The Solorio for Senate campaign hosted Super Saturday; their big fall campaign kick off. This spirited event brought out people from the community to support Jose’s election to the State Senate. Legislators from across the state came to support Jose including Senator Kevin De Leon, and Senator Ricardo Lara.

Local ACSS chapter 513 members including chapter president Arlene Ryan, chapter officer Elena Yuasa, and statewide vice president for governmental affairs Frank Ruffino were there helping the campaign.

If you are interested in helping out with this very important Senate race please visit the Solorio for Senate office at 1325 W. Warner Ave., or you can find our phone banking and precinct walking schedule on www.SolorioForSenate.com.

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