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Every Vote Counts! Election Day is Approaching Fast…

Posted: 10/24/2014 Tags: election PAC politics Tags Views: 4460

Posted: 10/24/2014

With the Elections right around the corner, on November 4, there is very little time left to prepare for the election and help ACSS-Endorsed candidates in your area. Every vote counts!


Vote By Mail

Early voting in the General Election has begun! Your ballot should have arrived in your mailbox. If you vote by mail, please help all of the ACSS endorsed candidates by filling your ballot completely and mailing it in as soon as possible.The last date to register to vote in this November 4th election has already passed. However, registered voters have until TUESDAY OCTOBER 28th to request a mail ballot. Please don't be an ABSENT ABSENTEE voter. If you have received your mail ballot, do NOT forget to fill it out and return it ASAP.

Candidate Endorsements and the PAC

ACSS-Endorsed candidates can be found at on our ACSS Political Program Candidate Endorsement page. We have categorized the candidates by location and provided their contact website to make it easy for you to help candidates in your area. The most critical candidate seats that need your help are listed in this recent ACSS blog article.  Supporting these candidates and donating to the ACSS Political Action Committee (PAC) are simple things that you can do to ensure that the right legislators are in office to support the issues that matter to you most, like:

  • Salary compaction
  • Pension protection
  • Fair working conditions for supervisors, managers, and excluded State employees
  • And more!

Your Vote Matters!

As we have seen over the years, elections are won or lost with just a few votes, so every single vote matters in this election. Also, you can take a look at the California 2014 Voter Guide for good information on the propositions and all the candidates. YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

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Support Connie Leyva for Senate! (SD20)

Posted: 10/14/2014 Tags: election legislature PAC politics Tags Views: 3749

Posted: 10/14/2014

ACSS President Arlene Espinoza with Connie Leyva (for Senate SD20) at the ACSS Board of Director's meeting on September 20, 2014 in Ontario, CA.

ACSS' Political Program is in full swing due to the upcoming elections on November 4th. During the ACSS Board of Director's meeting in September 2014, ACSS was delighted to have Connie Leyva appear as a guest speaker.  Leyva knows and understands the struggles facing State Supervisors.  In 1995, she became a Union Representative and 7 years later, went on to become the first woman president of a UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) local union in Southern California. Leyva's leadership in the labor movement and her dedication to worker’s rights has made her committed to working toward fair pay and better working conditions with her time and resources.  ACSS knows that Leyva will stand up for the rights of supervisors, managers and other excluded employees.

Support Connie Leyva and other ACSS-endorsed candidates by volunteering now in this critical seat for Senate District 20.  Or email connieleyvaforsenate@gmail.com.

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ACSS PAC supports Tim Sbranti, running for AD 16 seat

Posted: 10/9/2014 Tags: legislature PAC politics Tags Views: 2769

Posted: 10/9/2014

October 5th, Frank Ruffino (VP of Governmental Affairs) and PAC Chairman Reynold Roth attended Tim Sbrantis’ Bocce Birthday Bash fundraiser at the Roundhill country Club to support his run for the AD16 Assembly seat. They are pictured here with the current the AD16 assembly member, Joan Buchanan, who will be termed out this year. Joan gave Sbranti her full endorsement, noting his experience as an educator and background in local government were a great fit for this district. Like Joan we expect Tim Sbranti to be a great advocate for ACSS. If you have some time to volunteer see Frank Ruffino’s 10/2/14 post on our website and find out how you can help in this or one of the other critical elections seats we are targeting.

To help out and volunteer for Tim Sbranti's campaign, contact Calvin Sherwood, Sbranti's Volunteer Coordinator, at (925) 212-7915.

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ACSS meets with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Posted: 10/8/2014 Tags: legislature PAC politics Tags Views: 2688

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: 3449

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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