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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: 2513

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: 2657

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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ACSS PAC Needs You! Join Today!

Posted: 10/16/2015 Tags: PAC Tags Views: 2462


If you haven't joined already, sign up today for the ACSS Political Action Committee (PAC)!  More than ever, the PAC needs your voluntary contribution. Donate as little as $2 per month!  The ACSS PAC is the easiest way for you to support candidates and issues that will benefit your career, compensation, and benefits.  By joining the PAC, you can make a difference and help ACSS fight to protect YOUR retirement benefits. Read the latest news about proposed measures that could threaten your pension.


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ACSS President Frank Ruffino Attends Chapter 504 Meeting in Fairfield

Posted: 10/7/2015 Tags: chapters meeting Tags Views: 2368

(Chapter 504 members from left: Alternate Delegate Kimisha Hall, Board Member Shirley Castaneda, Chapter President Donald Merrill, ACSS President Frank Ruffino, Secretary/Treasurer Lavonne Thomas, Vice President Marie Fay.)

On September 1, 2015, ACSS President Frank Ruffino attended Chapter 504’s meeting in Fairfield. Board Member Shirley Castaneda said she was honored by Ruffino’s presence and grateful for his dedication to ACSS. The members were pleased to meet him and were inspired by his thoughts regarding the current issues on pensions, health care reform and other matters.

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ACSS Attends 2015 CA Democratic Convention

Posted: 6/10/2015 Tags: politics Tags Views: 2794


ACSS wrapped up the 2015 CA Democratic Convention on Sunday, May 17, 2015. The convention was held in Anaheim, CA (May 15-17, 2015).  There were three days of speeches, rallies, workshops, and important elections. Speakers at this year’s convention included Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Barney Frank (Ret.), CA Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, CA Senate President pro Tem Kevin De Leon and many other public officials.  ACSS' Political Team met  with many leaders from all levels of state government.

"It was an exciting time to be in Anaheim at the California Democratic Party Convention and to further advance the ACSS plight!” commented Frank Ruffino, ACSS VP of Governmental Affairs.

From left, Todd D'Braunstein (ACSS VP of Membership Development), Elnora Fretwell (ACSS Vice President), Michael Eggman (Congressional Candidate, 10th District), Susan Eggman (AD 13), Frank Ruffino (ACSS VP of Governmental Affairs).

From left Frank Ruffino (ACSS VP of Governmental Affairs), Shirley Weber (AD 79), Elnora Fretwell (ACSS Vice President), Mark Leno (SD 11), Todd D'Braunstein (ACSS VP of Membership Development).

Frank Ruffino (ACSS VP of Governmental Affairs) chats with Alex Padilla (CA Secretary of State).

Elnora Fretwell (ACSS Vice President) gets a signature from Kamala Harris (ACSS Attorney General).

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