20 Aug

Your Weekly CDP Update


It’s been another productive week for the CDP, and we have a lot of updates. See below for a recap of the week’s activities. Announcement from Chair Bauman & Secretary Bach
One of the most frequent… suggestions… we get about the website has to do with the donation request page that has greeted visitors for quite some time now. Chair Eric C. Bauman and Secretary Jenny Bach are happy to announce that from now on, visitors to will be taken directly to the main page.

We still welcome contributions, and we encourage all our DSCC members to sign up for DEM2018. But Voters looking to our party’s website for information about our values and our candidates shouldn’t be greeted with a donation ask.

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We want our website to be useful, and we are happy to take suggestions on how we can keep improving. E-mail your thoughts to and staff will make sure they are sent to Secretary Jenny Bach, Chair Eric C. Bauman, and the Communications Department.

Executive Board Meeting
We are excited to announce that, for the first time (barring unforseen circumstances or technical difficulties) we will be livestreaming the Executive Board General Session! The livestream will be broadcast over the CDP’s Facebook page or at Chair Eric C. Bauman has made increasing the transparency and accessbility of CDP meetings one of our top priorities, and livestreaming General Session so that grassroots Democrats can observe the party’s business is one of the cornerstones of making the CDP more transparent and accessible.

Useful links for the Executive Board meeting:

For those still looking for lodging, please be advised the CDP room block is completely sold out. As an alternative, we suggest checking out this list of union hotels in the Anaheim area.

Credentials Committee Special Meeting–8/20/17
On August 7, 2017 an appeal to the order of the CRC affirming Chair Bauman’s election was received by the Credentials Committee. The appeal will be heard by the 2015-2017 Credentials Committee at 11AM on Sunday, August 20, 2017 and will be livestreamed via the CDP Facebook page and on the Chair Race Challenge page at People can also listen to the meeting by conference call by dialing 646-876-9923, ID 238 641 830.

In Case You Missed It
CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman responded to the terrorist attack in Virginia and marked the 82nd anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s signing Social Security into law. CDP Political Director Clark Lee introduced us to Senator Josh Newman’s pro-polluter, anti-worker recall opponent.

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And CDP Vice Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker & CDP Secretary Jenny Bach commemorated the fifth anniversary of DACA, urging California Democrats to stand up for our fellow Californians who are protected by DACA.

One week closer to 2018!

— CDP Update


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20 Aug

Do Your Thing on Eclipse Day!


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Do Your Thing on Eclipse Day!


On August 21, 2017, between 9:00AM and 11:30AM, the sun will be in partial eclipse.
What does that mean for California?Our ability to produce solar energy will be slowed as the eclipse begins, and then will slowly resume to normal from around 10:20AM until noon. This is a big deal for our state because, during the eclipse, California’s ability to produce solar will be reduced by 70 percent.


Energy Upgrade California, a state-led customer engagement initiative, asks all Californians to take the pledge to reduce customer demand by avoiding the use of electricity from 9:00AM to 11:30 AM on Eclipse Day. 

Here are a few ideas on how to save energy during the eclipse, and all year round:  

  • Turn the thermostat up
  • Turn off or dim lights
  • Use cold water only
  • Hold off on laundry
  • Charge the phones earlier
  • Turn off power strips

To take the pledge and for more ideas on how to save energy during the eclipse, visit:

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20 Aug

Voter suppression is a form of white supremacy


Alex Padilla

Over this past week, we’ve seen Republican lawmakers denounce white supremacy, even when the President himself continues to double down and defend white supremacists, neo-nazi, and domestic terrorists.

But what these Republican lawmakers aren’t realizing is their hypocrisy: while they denounce white supremacy, they are also engaging in efforts to suppress American votes.

The history of voter suppression is rooted in white supremacy. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a direct response to states denying African Americans the right to vote.

States might have moved away from literacy tests and poll taxes, but they’re now using new, even more cynical targeted methods to suppress the vote, like unjust redistricting plans, gerrymandering, and strict voter ID laws.

Actions speak louder than words. Every lawmaker who condemns white supremacy must also reject attacks on our civil rights and voting rights. 

Add your name now to let Republican lawmakers know that if they truly want to denounce white supremacy, they must oppose all forms of white supremacy including attacks on voting rights.

We must stand united against the hatred that plagued Charlottesville this past weekend. But in order to make systemic changes to make our democracy more reflective of our nation, we all need to be able to participate.

We cannot return to the era of literacy tests and poll taxes. We need to restore the Voting Rights Act and make sure that all who are eligible to vote are able to — free of physical or structural barriers or intimidation.

Sign our petition now to demand that we restore the Voting Rights Act and send a message to Republican lawmakers that if they want to denounce bigotry and hatred that they need to stand for civil rights, including voting rights >>

Thank you,

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State




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20 Aug

Event Invitation: Support the LGBT community – Make your voice heard

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20 Aug

BBQ To Support Andrew Janz for CD22

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

Aug 27 BBQ at the Derbys




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20 Aug

Fresno: Participatory Budget Meetings: Come Share Your Vision Of District 1!


View Esmeralda Soria’s District 1 newsletter online CLICK HERE



Join Us At Our Participatory Budget Community Meetings



Participatory budgeting is a different way to manage public money. It’s a process in which you decide how to spend part of our city’s budget and prioritize which community improvement projects should be funded. 


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“I am proud to represent District 1 on the Fresno City Council. Working together we will make our neighborhoods safer and stronger.”
Councilmember Esmeralda Soria


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17 Aug

Understanding Putin’s Russia

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