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06 Jul
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Special CDP Update

CDP

Note: Our regularly scheduled CDP weekly update will go out tomorrow, but given the heightened interest in the Compliance Review Commission proceedings this week, we are presenting a special edition of CDP Update to the members of the Democratic State Central Committee.

Yesterday evening the Compliance Review Commission posted its preliminary findings of its audit of voters and ballots cast in the CDP Chair race. We want to make sure every member of the DSCC is kept abreast of the Commission’s work.

CRC Announcement
The Commission has identified 223 ballots that require further review, of which 104 were of those cast for Kimberly Ellis and 119 were of those cast for Eric C. Bauman. Election Ballot Review Forms were created tracking the preliminary determination of the validity of the ballot for every DSCC voter. Delegates whose ballots have been identified for additional review were notified via email prior to the public announcement by CRC. If you or a fellow delegate received the notification, you can email your response to crc@cadem.org. The CRC posted a memo detailing the process on the CRC webpage, which includes a link where all ballot review forms can be viewed and downloaded.

Chair’s Statement on CRC
CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement yesterday, after the CRC posted its preliminary findings:

“Today, the Compliance Review Commission reported on its ongoing exhaustive and unbiased review of the May 2017 vote for California Democratic Party Chair. On behalf of all California Democrats, I sincerely thank the members of the commission who spent the last week thoroughly and fairly assessing each voter and each vote cast.

Throughout this process, the CRC has reinforced our Party’s commitment to integrity and transparency in elections. The exhaustive review of more than 40,000 documents took place in the presence of observers for each of the three candidates for chair and under the direction of the CRC’s independent legal counsel.

Now, any interested party will have the opportunity to review the ballot review forms, know who voted for whom, and find out which documents are still under review. Additionally, the CRC has invited anyone with additional information pertinent to the votes under review to bring it to the Committee’s attention. All relevant information is posted online.

I look forward to the conclusion of the CRC process so that we may finally turn our full attention to enacting reforms for our Party and achieving our Blue vision for California and the nation.”

Next Steps
The CRC will be accepting additional evidence and written testimony through Mon‌day, Ju‌ly 10, 2017. The members of the Compliance Review Commission tentatively plan to meet in Sacramento at the California Democratic Party headquarters on Ju‌ly 2‌2, 2017.

— CDP Update

 

 

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06 Jul
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Welcome reception for new Fresno Pacific University President Tuesday August 8th

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Numerous African American community organizations are collaborating to welcome the new president for Fresno Pacific University, Dr. Joseph Jones.

The reception will be held on Tuesday, August 8th at 6:00 pm in the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce- Downtown Hub (1444 Fulton St. 93721).  A light reception beginning at 6:00 pm will be followed at 6:30 pm with a program welcoming Dr. Jones and his wife to the Fresno area.

The sponsoring organizations will greatly appreciate your attendance at this event.

Sponsoring organizations:  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (APA), Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC), Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST), Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce (FMBCC), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP),  and West Fresno Faith Based Organization, Inc. (WFFBO)

 

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06 Jul
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Sign my petition: Deny Trump our personal voter data

Kamala Harris

There is so much happening in Washington right now — and I want to make sure you know what the Trump administration is trying to do to your voting rights and privacy.

Since the 2016 election, Trump has used false voter fraud claims to justify his loss in the popular vote. To prop up his unsubstantiated allegations, he has created a “voter fraud commission” that is nothing more than a sham run by people with a long history of disenfranchising voters.

Last week, this commission demanded state governments turn over personal information — including your name, address, partial Social Security number, and even your voting history. And they want to make these records public. This is a dangerous assault on your privacy and when considering the motives of Trump and the hand-picked members of this commission, your voting rights.

So far, more than 40 states, including California, have rejected this request, but we cannot rest until every voter is protected from this and ANY shameful attempts at voter suppression.

Sign my petition thanking state leaders — like California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla — for denying Trump’s request for personal data; and then urge all state governments to resist this blatant and shocking attempt at nationwide voter suppression.
(When you’re done, forward this email to your friends and urge them to do the same. This is important.)

Voting is your right — and it needs to be protected and strengthened at all costs. This cannot be an issue where we compromise. The heart of our democracy is under attack.

Thanks for everything you do,

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

SIGN THE PETITION

“Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.”
– Coretta Scott King

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06 Jul
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CCL Fresno General Meeting Saturday July 8th

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06 Jul
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Clovis Democratic Club Honors Hugo Gomez, and Bob and Joyce Jones

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