It’s been another productive week for Your CDP Team. See below for a recap of this week’s activities.
Fired Up and Ready to Go for Hope & Change because Yes We Can
It’s been a long, depressing, Obama-less 19 months. But that all changes tomorrow, right here in California. President Obama returns to the campaign trail in Orange County where he will headline an event featuring CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman and many of the Democrats running to retake the House from Republicans.
The fact that President Obama is choosing California as the first place to campaign shows just how crucial our state is to the Country’s future. And the news of his visit has electrified Democrats from Siskiyou to San Diego. The greatest president of our lifetime – someone who expanded healthcare to tens of millions of people, and who never, ever denigrated anyone – is fighting for a progressive, Democratic Congress, and that should terrify Trump and the Republicans.
Good News from an Old Friend
Your CDP Team was delighted to learn this week that our former colleague, Candelaria Vargas, won the San Joaquin County Democratic Party endorsement in her campaign for Stockton Unified School District.
Candelaria was a longtime member of the CDP Communications team before taking her current position at DailyKOS. But like every good candidate, it’s her life experiences and accomplishments that make her the best choice for Stockton’s students – from foster care to high school valedictorian, and then to college and post grad, she understands how hard life can be for some students, and what it takes to make sure those kids have a chance to succeed.
We’re so proud that our former colleague has joined the ranks of amazing, young Women of Color seeking office this year, and we wish her the best of luck in November! Find out more about Candelaria Vargas by visiting her website, and click here to make a contribution.
Save the Date – November Executive Board Meeting
The California Democratic Party Executive Board will be meeting the weekend of November 16-18 in Long Beach. Registration and the hotel block are opening soon – be on the lookout for our email shortly.
Labor Day 2018
Chair Bauman spent Labor Day with the hardworking folks of the Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Central Labor Council at their Labor Day event, as did Andrew Janz, one of our great Democratic candidates mounting extraordinary challenges to entrenched Republican incumbents, and Assemblymember Anna Caballero, who’s fighting hard to capture a crucial Republican seat in the Senate.
Labor day is more than a celebration of working people – it’s also a celebration of the Labor Unions that working people rely on to fight for their rights and ensure they get the fair pay, safe working conditions and dignity they deserve.
The Labor Union movement is unquestionably under attack – the Janus decision was the latest salvo in an assault that began with the Air Traffic Controllers more than 30 years ago. As Democrats, we are committed to standing with our compatriots in the Labor Movement, and break feverish anti-Union, anti-working people mentality in Washington D.C.
CDP is Hiring
Chair Bauman and Your CDP Team have put the finishing touches on our campaign plan for the fall, and it’s time to put that plan into action! We’re hiring several positions across the state for the November 2018 General Election – Please check out our Employment Opportunities page and forward to any interested contacts.