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  • Kristin Tokarev
    commented 2018-10-09 15:59:39 -0700
    Dear Candidate for Congress,

    The race you aspire to win comes with a heavy burden, the special responsibility of a U.S. legislator to protect the Rule of Law. We are a non-partisan group of voting, taxpaying, American citizens who invite you to take a pledge that you will oppose any and all efforts by unelected bureaucrats and judges to do your job of making laws. Pledge that you will stand firm against pressures to act beyond the constitutional constraints set for your office that may come from interest groups, temporary majorities, your party leaders, or colleagues in Congress. No matter how many of your constituents demand some action from you, how great the need, or how desirable the outcome, you are bound to only perform such duties as are enumerated in the highest law of the land. To go beyond that for the sake of political expediency is tantamount to an act of treason.

    If elected as a public servant in the legislative branch of our federal government, We the People of the United States will delegate to you certain limited powers, explicitly listed in Article One. Before you are entrusted with the dangerous job of exercising that authority, you will take an oath to support and defend our Constitution. For over a hundred years, thousands of Representatives and Senators have taken that oath only to spend their careers breaking it out of ignorance, relinquishing most lawmaking responsibilities to a set of federal agencies. It is time for the long train of abuses and usurpations to end before the countless numbers of unelected and unaccountable petty tyrants in the executive branch or the handful of high-minded but misguided lawyers serving on the Supreme Court extinguish all freedom in the home of the brave.

    We draw your attention to Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. It delegates to you as a member of our Congress the exclusive powers to: (1) “regulate Commerce among the States” and (2) “make all Laws.” To be able to perform your job in Congress, you need to remember that the Constitution was written in 1787 when the word “commerce” referred to trade of goods and the word “regulate” meant “make regular” i.e. the opposite of control and restrict. The purpose of this mandate was and is to empower the federal government to prevent local officials from meddling in the market exchanges between individuals who live across state borders.

    The Founders witnessed certain abuses of state governments that trampled upon the inalienable rights of the American citizens and included this article to secure our ability to freely trade with each other. Because of ignorance on this simple issue, your predecessors have violated their oaths of office. Thousands of laws today make commerce irregular, most of them created outside of Congress in blatant violation of the Constitution of our Republic. Not only has our legislative branch illegitimately assumed powers never granted to it, but it has failed to act as a check on the executive branch whose employees have arrogated even more power. A member of Congress who votes to delegate legislative duties to another branch of the government violates the sacred principle of separation of powers, our Founder’s way of protecting the liberty of the people against political encroachments.

    We call upon you as a candidate for Congress to take the following pledge to your Sovereign, the American People:

    I¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ __ pledge to dedicate my time in office to the task of restoring the Rule of Law. I pledge to return the American government to its original purpose of restraining individuals from injuring one another while leaving them free to pursue their own happiness as they see fit. I pledge to champion the abolition of all laws passed by Congress that restrict the creation of prosperity by the entrepreneurial people of this great nation. I pledge to put an end to the anti-Constitutional practice of elitist judges to legislate from the bench and of countless administrations, commissions, agencies, and bureaus to create rules with the power of federal law.
  • Chuck La Rue
    commented 2018-10-09 06:10:49 -0700
    Your list of actions regarding water do not address the fact that zip code 93636 has lost 300 feet in our water table with not one drop of groundwater recharge in the 78 years since the flow of the San Joaquin River was diverted to be sent to bakersfield. During this time approximately 20 million acre feet of water have been released from Friant as FLOOD RELEASE going to the Pacific Ocean with not one drop used for groundwater recharge. This failure by federal, state, county and madera irrigation district employees over 70 years is unacceptable. A March 1940 BOR printed study on the FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY OF THE CVP states that during months that Millerton water is not used for irrigation it shall be used to recharge groundwater aquifers so they do not get destroyed as has happened. The infrastructure exists with the Madera Canal from Friant and not one public employee has used the 20,000,000 acre feet of FLOOD RELEASE water -- including you Jim Costa. So get to doing your job or make way for someone that will address the 100 years of corruption in California to send central and northern California water to los angeles. And your fresno va hospital still sucks and does not serve veterans——this I know for a fucking fact.
  • Christine Shepherd
    commented 2018-10-02 11:32:29 -0700
    During this election season, rather than telling us what your opponent hasn’t done, why don’t you tell us what you have or will do. The public would rather see your clear cut vision for the valley rather than seeing negative political ads. Please let us know what you are planning to do!
  • Douglas Brower
    commented 2018-10-01 07:48:25 -0700
    Sir,

    You have been flooding the airwaves with your “missing” hit pieces on Elizabeth Heng. I remember when I was young, moved a lot, just starting a career, and I may have missed a lot of CALIFORNIA elections simply because I lived elsewhere at the time. If that is the best you have, you have NOTHING. I used to think you were a reasonably acceptable guy. Now I just think you are an old political hack, and a viciously unfair at that. Time for a change.
  • Tony Prendez
    commented 2018-09-29 18:04:19 -0700
    E-mail Sent and never got feed back. Im Veteran (VN-1967, OIF 2005) used like many others, but November is close. Don’t insult us Please.
  • Jason
    commented 2018-09-26 19:04:00 -0700
    Jim, your record should stand for itself. I got a mailer today with your name on it. What I found distasteful was that you didn’t mention any of your accomplishments in Congress. I would like to know what you did great and why we should re-elect you. Instead, all I got was Elizabeth Hang is missing. If you’re that great of congressman, you shouldn’t stoop to attacking your opponents for what they didn’t do. You should focus on what you did that helped the Central Valley.
  • Jack Porter
    commented 2018-09-26 18:28:09 -0700
    Why won’t anyone ask Mr. Costa why he has never been married and if his run in with prostitutes was just a scheme to hide his own sexuality? Whether or not he is or is not gay does not change his ability to perform as a Congressman but shouldn’t the voters know exactly who they are electing? If he used prostitutes to hide who he really is, doesn’t that say something about our congressman? If he can’t be honest with himself and family, can he be honest with the voters?
  • Shelly Williams
    commented 2018-09-25 16:44:29 -0700
    Hi Jim,


    My name is Shelly and I am following up on an invitation to share your views on our 2018 Candidate Questionnaire.


    The Move to Amend Coalition is a national non-partisan coalition of 450,000 individuals and hundreds of organizations leading the charge to amend the U.S. Constitution to abolish corporate constitutional rights and get big money out of politics. Our mission is to build a vibrant, democratic society that is genuinely accountable to the people and not corporate interests.


    We have a very active affiliate group in Fresno who have been organizing locally for about 4 years now.


    https://movetoamend.org/ca-fresno


    Move to Amend’s questionnaire offers all candidates running for Congress in CA-16 a way to share their views on corporate power and money in politics with the voters in your district.


    I am just checking in because we have not yet received a response from the campaign and will soon be posting responses to a voter guide on our website.


    Responses may be submitted through our online form at:


    MoveToAmend.org/pledge.


    Answers to the open-ended questions are limited to 250 words.


    We are strongly encouraging candidates to submit their responses to our website by Friday, October 5 so there is ample time for voter outreach. Candidates who choose not to respond to the questionnaire will be shown as “Declined to participate.”


    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Legislative Coordinator, Saleem Chapman, at saleem@movetoamend.org.


    I look forward to reviewing the thoughtful responses!


    Shelly Williams

    Administrative Coordinator

    Move to Amend Coalition

    (916) 318-8040
  • Isabel Light
    commented 2018-09-21 07:44:33 -0700
    My name’s Isabel and I’m an organizer with Beyond the Bomb (http://bit.ly/2AGoTwk) – we organize across the country against nuclear war and weapons.


    As nuclear tensions rise globally, we think it’s important that 2018 candidates take a stand for policies that roll us back from the brink of nuclear war.


    We’re asking candidates if they will endorse a No First Use policy if elected – a congressional measure that would ensure the US would never launch a nuclear weapon as a first strike against another nation. Follow this survey if you’d like to endorse No First Use now (http://bit.ly/endorsenofirstuse). As it stands, the President has sole authority over the launch of a nuclear weapon – meaning he or she can launch one without approval, whenever. For reference, please read our founder Bruce Blair’s piece in Bloomberg (http://bit.ly/2OkTO3o) on the process, or his opinion piece (http://bit.ly/2ngJ1vg) in the New York Times supporting No First Use.


    While President Trump’s tweets and nuclear aggression in the last 2 years have shown the dangers of this protocol, no one should ultimately have the ability to destroy entire communities by initiating nuclear war. Countries like India and China have already adopted this policy, and it’s time US leaders continue to show bold leadership in reducing the global nuclear threat by doing the same. Representative Adam Smith has introduced a bill in the last year to adopt No First Use, and party leaders like Nancy Pelosi have spoken (http://bit.ly/2AKpj4R) on its importance and the potential for it to be adopted as part of the Democratic party platform.


    Will you commit to support No First Use if elected? (http://bit.ly/endorsenofirstuse) Our staff is also holding calls with candidates’ offices who have concerns or questions about the bill – please tell us if you’d like to hop on the phone. We will be tracking candidates responses to NFU as part of our No Fire No Fury 2018 campaign.


    Thank you for your time,

    Isabel

    Field Organizer
  • Luis Guitart
    commented 2018-09-19 21:11:21 -0700
    Hello,


    My name is Luis.


    I am a first generation American, the son of immigrants, born and raised in this great nation. As a young child, I developed a fascination with politics, specifically elections.


    More recently I have started to collect political bumper stickers. My collection started in 2010 and I have gathering memorabilia every election cycle since. I have collected from various parties and levels and have started a Twitter account to share my collection.


    I am writing in hopes that you would be able to send me a 2018 Costa campaign bumper sticker to add to my collection. In return, I will mention Jim on my twitter account @PoliticalBumper, post a picture of the bumper sticker and along with a link to your website.


    My address is as follows:

    Luis Guitart

    900 Lenora Street

    Apt #W1108

    Seattle, WA 98121


    I really appreciate your time and consideration.


    Cheers,


    Luis
  • joe almachar
    commented 2018-09-12 13:07:41 -0700
    Re: ObamaCare


    I recall getting $ back from Blue Shield CA because they were trying to comply with the ACA minimum medical ratio loss ratio (MLR) limitations; also I seem to recall that at least one check was received before the end of ACA debate in Congress. Hence, I’d be interested to learn total $ returned to policy holders by the health insurance co’s. related to ACA MLR. Dems should be promoting a major ACA benefit:: people actually got $ back from their health insurance provider rather than give $ to them.


    Love to see an ad to wit:

    “Jim Costa voted to put $ back in your pocket! ObamaCare refunded to Californians millions of $!”
  • Christian Verbrugge
    commented 2018-09-12 06:18:53 -0700
    I wanted to donate $200 to your campaign, but cannot do so unless I give you my phone number and mailing address. I do not give out that information to ANY political entities because it just attracts unwanted mail (save trees!) and unwanted phone calls.


    I have an email address that I use for political purposes (e.g. “signing” petitions on the internet) that I seldom look at. If I get a reply from you on how to donate on the internet (I am registered with Act Blue), I will make the donation.
  • Don Stickling
    commented 2018-09-11 12:20:43 -0700
    Please forward to your Campaign and Advertising Manager,


    Considering your role with the Costa for Congress campaign in reaching & engaging important groups of voters online, I wanted to contact you about a potential alignment with Glassview. We are currently successfully working with other similar 2018 midterm campaigns.


    As you may know, online video marketing is now playing a pivotal role in reaching audiences because it increases engagement, shares and cuts through the clutter.


    GlassView is the world’s largest independent video distribution platform—more here.


    Our team now works with top Philanthropic campaigns, including Global Citizen, BBDO Monica Lewinski Anti-Bullying, Sandy Hook Promise, and ICSF Inner City Scholarship Fund. We are told consistently that our videos perform better (in terms of reaching niche target audiences & driving increased awareness & CONVERSIONS) than any other video platform. Moreover, our renewal rate is 85%+.


    We also have robust targeting capabilities and are able to target based on domains, corporate titles, etc. to reach target audiences and drive results for our partners. Check out our work with Global Citizen here.


    We’d love to set up a time to speak & show you more! Do you have 15 minutes on your calendar this week for an online presentation?


    Best regards,


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    glassview hr


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  • anon.
    commented 2018-08-09 08:41:38 -0700
    I have known Ms Heng for many years. Heng is not a Cambodian surname. If I remember correctly her home language was Mandarin Chinese. She’s trying to tap into something based on lies.
  • Danielle Kogan
    commented 2018-08-02 23:16:32 -0700
    Hello!


    My name is Danielle and I write for Newsweek. We’re looking to keep track of your campaign and would love the contact information of the candidate’s campaign Communications Director/Press Spokesperson. Can you provide an email and a phone number where we can reach you directly should we need a statement as soon as possible? Please feel free to pass that information via email or the phone number in the signature below.


    Thanks in advance.


    Sincerely,
  • Michael Ward
    commented 2018-07-31 13:45:57 -0700
    100 Day Map Check Up!


    Do You Have Good Campaign Maps?


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  • Colin Ritchie
    commented 2018-07-28 08:41:28 -0700
    Did you really vote on a bill to cut into Social Security to pay for Government spending?
  • Jill Bailey
    commented 2018-07-26 07:19:25 -0700
    Eleven Point River in Missouri

    House Committee on Natural Resources, Please get involved with this issue protecting the Outstanding National Resource Water of our country because you are on the Natural Resources Committee. Please let this national river in Missouri receive the protection it deserves under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

    Jill Bailey

    573-228-0147

    Missouri


    Jill Bailey

    12:50 PM (14 minutes ago)

    to EJHotline



    -———- Forwarded message -———-

    From: Jill Bailey

    Date: Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    Subject: we have played Phone tag many times

    To: EJHotline


    Just leave a real person at EPA’s name when you call and it will be easier not to lose track of each other. In a message you said you would direct me somewhere. I am specifically trying to protect a Wild and Scenic River in Missouri. This was not done before NPDES permitting occurred by our state department of natural resources.


    “beginning on any such project” (in 16 U.S. Code Chapter 28 subsection

    1278(a) “without advising the Secretary of Agriculture at least 60 days in advance”( per this code) “and without specifically reporting to the Congress in writing at the time it makes its recommendation or request in what respect construction of such protect would be in conflict with the purposes of this chapter and would affect the component and the values to be protected by it under this chapter.”


    DNR in Missouri receives money from EPA to issue NPDES permits. These are nationally required permits with national laws written about them. This is a national permit, no matter how it is dressed down and dismissed by even your agency when I appealed to the Environmental Appeals Board. This company in Missouri, Coastal Energy, who I have notified you about many times, should not be in operation on a US Wild and Scenic River.

    Jill Bailey

    573-228-0147

    Missouri
  • Kc Lynch
    commented 2018-07-17 12:07:08 -0700
    Russian Money Laundering

    We need legislation to REQUIRE tax returns on ALL presidential candidates. If Trump isn’t up to his baggy eyeballs in laundering corrupt money for Russia, I’ll eat my hat! Please take action.
  • Kiera Solomon
    commented 2018-07-06 07:05:13 -0700
    Hello,


    I’m Kiera Solomon and I am reaching out on behalf of the Our Democracy 2018 campaign, a nonpartisan informational questionnaire on democracy issues and government accountability for candidates running in the midterm elections. Could you please let me know what the most appropriate campaign phone number would be to send this survey? Thanks!


    Best,

    Kiera Solomon
  • Angelina McNamara
    commented 2018-06-26 11:04:44 -0700
    Dear Mr. Costa, I am reaching out to you to inquire about a White House visit. I would like to know how I should go about this. I am a valley native and an educator at Fresno County Superintendent of Schools with Jim Yovino. I attended school in and taught was a leader in Central Unified. My husband has practiced law here in the valley for the last 30 years as well.


    Please let me know what my next steps should be please.
  • Wallace Van Camp
    commented 2018-06-25 18:16:58 -0700
    Thank You for your positive vote on HR 299. For Blue water Navy Agent Orange presumptive. This means a lot to me as a Veitnam Blue water sailor. Please ask your friends in the senate to vote for it too. Thank you so much.
  • Jennifer Fitzgerald
    commented 2018-06-23 09:58:10 -0700
    Shame on you for voting to take from social security. We are watching and will be voting in November!
  • Jerry Goodwin
    commented 2018-06-22 17:51:01 -0700
    I understand you have not signed the discharge petition to bring net neutrality to a vote in the House. I strongly support net neutrality and I urge you to sign the discharge petition.
  • Lois Luckman
    commented 2018-06-19 15:55:57 -0700
    I support current enforcement of U.S. immigration laws at U.S. Mexico border.

    I am a resident of the 16th CA Congressional District and registered Democrat.
  • Michael Ward
    commented 2018-06-18 10:13:36 -0700
    Campaign Maps For 2018 !!!!


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  • Jeffrey Widmann II
    commented 2018-06-17 20:06:58 -0700
    Dear Congressman Costa, I just watched the 60 Minutes feature on how big pharma companies successfully lobbied to get legislation watered-down to the point that DEA attorneys are not able to prosecute obvious orders by distributors for drugs that end up being sold to third parties illegally. Shouldn’t the laws be tougher? One DEA attorney suggested that the opioid crisis is worsening.. and big pharma executives need to be imprisoned before things get better. What is your position on this?
  • Aaron J
    commented 2018-05-24 11:27:51 -0700
    Shame on you for voting for the deregulation of banking industry. Have we not learned that banks don’t care about people. Call yourself something other then a Democrat because you care little for the people of this country
  • proud citizen
    commented 2018-05-02 09:17:16 -0700
    Dear Jim Costa


    Please do not support crook Antonio for governor

    Please repeal your support


    Please can we not allow this traitor crook clown former gang member anti American pro-illegal scandal-ridden cheater anti White racist Antonio Villalagrossa (aka villala crappa, aka mayor reconquista) to run for governor , as he would destroy CA (MEXifornia) after he destroyed LA


    Millions of Californians agree with me
  • Jerry Tongjer Thao
    commented 2018-04-24 21:10:16 -0700
    I would like to know more information about Hmong SGU Eligibility cemetery

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