03 Nov

CDC Special Convention to Elect Officers

You’re invited to the CDC Special Convention

to Elect Officers

to be held at the Westin San Francisco Apt

1 Old Bayshore Hwy, Millbrae, CA 94030

on November 18th, 2017

during the CDP Winter EBoard Meeting





CDC Holds an Election of Officers every Two Years in Odd Numbered Years
Tentatively, we will hold the election in the Hickory/Hawthorn Room at the Westin San Francisco Apt beginning at 5:45PM. Please check the CDP Convention Handout for any changes to this location and or time.


Due to certain inefficiencies of the CDC over the past year Each Regular and Affiliated Club will be authorized one (1) Delegate and (1) Alternate Delegate to have voice in Nomination and Election of Officers.
Please check the CDC Main Website for additional information regarding this Election.


We will post the full Agenda and Rules for the Election to the CDC Main Website once it is established by the CDC EBoard.

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Please use the buttons below to Appoint a Delegate to the Election and/or a Candidate for a Position with the CDC


Appoint a Delegate to the Election
Nominate a Candidate for a Position
Local Accommodations
Please check with the California Democratic Party Convention website for accommodations.


CDC is also asking for your help in updating our Club Member Database which we maintain in order to check and confirm Delegates and Candidates to the CDC. Please send us an Excel file containing your current Member Roster to


You may also wish to update your Club Listing on the CDC Main Website. Please review your listing and use the Form below to make any additions, corrections or changes.

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03 Nov

Your Weekly CDP Update


This has been another productive week for the CDP. See below for a recap of the week’s activities.

El Doradohhhhh!
Big congratulations to the El Dorado County Democratic Party, and El Dorado Chair Lori Anzini, for opening their brand new headquarters! This is great news from one of our soon-to-be-blue counties. The El Dorado Democratic headquarters was funded through the generosity of the local El Dorado County Democrats, and will focus on voter registration, voter education and sending Tom McClintock packing in 2018! A soft opening was held this week to celebrate Halloween, and the formal opening will take place next week. Great work, El Dorado Democrats!

Executive Board Update
The Fall 2017 California Democratic Party Executive Board meeting will be held November 17th-19th in Millbrae. We’re excited to be welcoming Rep. Ted Lieu as our Sunday Keynote speaker! Rep. Lieu has emerged as one of Donald Trump’s most effective and fearless critics, and he is the author of the No First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017, which the CDP endorsed in August.

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We’re also excited to be bringing back DEM2018 Bingo, and are pleased to announce a breakfast with Chair Eric C. Bauman. For more information on the Executive Board, including tentative agenda and registration information, visit the CDP Executive Board webpage.

CDP Platform – Final Platform Hearing this Weekend
The CDP Platform Central Valley Statewide Hearing will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10 AM, prior to the November CDP Executive Board Meeting. The information is as follows:

CDP Platform Central Valley Statewide Hearing
Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 10 AM
California Teachers Association – Fresno Regional Resource Center
5330 N. Fresno St.
Fresno, CA 93710

Testimony can also be submitted online. The deadline to submit written testimony and language proposals is Friday, November 17, 2017, at 5 PM. To submit written testimony and language proposals, please visit the CDP Platform Committee webpage at Please feel free to share this information with your contacts.

Dodger Blue(s)
Well, looks like it will be another year before California can bring home the World Series Trophy, last claimed by our San Francisco Giants. Congratulations to all our CADEM members – including a few of our officers – who waited almost three decades (and in some cases, their entire lives) to see their team compete in the World Series. And a big congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for such a thrilling, memorable season. As we like to say, “On to 2018!”

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Rules Committee – Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee
The Rules Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee is taking written testimony on bylaw amendment proposals regarding language on disabilities accessibility and public meetings. Written testimony may be submitted online via webform on the Rules Committee webpage at until November 15, 2017.

The Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Executive Board Meeting, to take oral testimony or comments and vote on a recommendation to be considered at the Rules Committee Meeting during the Executive Board Meeting weekend. For other Rules Committee information and documents, please visit

In Case You Missed It
CDP Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall and CDP Secretary Jenny Bach responded to the revelations made by former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile.

CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman debated California Republican Party Chair Jim Brulte. Chair Bauman also appeared on Headline News to discuss the latest bombshells in the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Election.

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One week closer to 2018!

–CDP Update

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03 Nov

Huge update for Alison Hartson

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

I’m in awe. We called. And you answered.

Yesterday, we announced our support for Alison Hartson — a bold, progressive challenger ready to dethrone the corporate Democrat Dianne Feinstein. Alison’s fundraising goal was a lofty one — $147,000. We thought we would only raise 1/3 of that, but you absolutely knocked it out of the park.

In the 16 hours since her announcement, Alison has raised nearly $90,000. It’s a testament to how powerful our grassroots movement is. And I know that if we double-down and work together right now, we can shatter this goal and give Alison the resources she needs to bring her progressive vision to Congress.

Contribute today and let’s build upon Alison’s meteoric momentum! We still need to raise $50,000 more in order to hit our goal.

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This is a crucial election, folks. Feinstein opposes Medicare for All, accepts mountains of cash from big special interests, and wants more NSA surveillance and spying. Alison, on the other hand, is a teacher, an activist, and a national leader in the fight for campaign finance reform. She won’t be getting any checks from corporate PACs or billionaires, either.

That’s why I’m so amazed and happy to see the support you all showed her last night. Her campaign is going to rely exclusively on thousands of grassroots donors who come together to fight for our progressive vision. If last night is any indication, I know you’ll be there for Alison. But we still have to raise an additional $50,000 until we hit the goal. Can I count on you?

Chip in $2.70 right now and let’s unseat one of the biggest corporate Democrats around.

In solidarity,

Corbin Trent and the Justice Democrats team

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03 Nov

MAKE IT FAIR TOWN HALL 11-9-17 Bakersfield


On behalf of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, we’d like to you to join the Make it Fair Campaign town hall on Nov. 9th, 6 pm at the Carpenter’s Hall in downtown Bakersfield.

The DHF is a part of the the Make it Fair Coalition to end Corporate Tax Loopholes created by Proposition 13, and provide at least $9 billion in new revenues for education, health care, safety net and local government services.

As Donald Trump prepares to give big tax cuts to wealthy corporations and his billionaire friends, California will face massive budget cuts to essential services—taking away health care, education, environmental protections, job training—and even Meals on Wheels from millions of Americans.

The MAKE IT FAIR Coalition proposes to do away with a 39-year old tax loophole created by Prop 13 which will benefit these same wealthy corporations.  If we can close this loophole, we can provide billions of dollars every year for our communities and other critical state programs. Our proposal protects homeowners, renters and small businesses from tax increases, and targets those who have avoided paying their fair share for decades!


Please find the advisory attached along with the flyer and reach Juana Chavez at (661) 322-3033 ext 1214 or

Thank you,


Yesenia Ocampo
Health Policy Manager

Dolores Huerta Foundation
PO Box 2087
Bakersfield, CA 93303
Ofc (661) 322-3033  ext. 1504
Fax (661) 322-3171 fax

Visit us on the web at:


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03 Nov

I just got off the stage

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

I just wrapped up a great conversation on climate change about the critical importance of taking action, the work California has done, and why we cannot bury our heads in the sand and hide behind science denial and phony math.


That conversation, I should add, was at the Vatican.


At the invitation of Pope Francis’ Pontifical Academy of Sciences, I addressed international leaders and experts at the Health of People, Health of Planet Workshop at the Vatican. It was a great honor to be asked to speak on a subject that I am so passionate about and have worked so hard to address: protecting our world from the ever-growing threat of global climate change.


Will you add your name to our petition if you agree that it is time to redouble our efforts in the fight against climate change?


As Senate Leader, I am so proud of California’s recent groundbreaking work to democratize access to clean energy and promote environmental justice. While in Rome, I also shared lessons learned from our state’s decades-long commitment to promoting energy efficiency, clean energy, and environmental protection.


We have a proven roadmap to address climate change and improve public health that is fundamentally just and also strengthens our economy. By democratizing our climate policies and making sure the benefits of clean energy reach every economic strata and every corner of our state, we’re dramatically expanding the environmental movement and accelerating the transition to a clean energy future.


Join me today if you’re ready to help improve public health and create the clean energy future we need.


It was an honor to speak here at the Vatican — and I look forward to continuing this important conversation and spreading the word of the success we’ve had in California with the country and world.


Thank you,




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