December 13th, 2017 | News

Demand Doug Jones be seated ASAP

Kamala Harris

Last night, the people of Alabama rejected the politics of bigotry and hate and elected a progressive Democrat to the U.S. Senate. It was an historic night and a powerful reminder that Democrats can win anywhere in 2018.

But before we can take a break and celebrate our victory, we have a problem: Republican leaders are planning to wait until January to seat Doug Jones — after we vote again on their tax plan.

This is an outrage. Doug opposes this plan to give massive tax breaks to the top 1% and strip health care from millions of Americans. He should get to vote on it.

Sign the petition to demand Doug Jones be seated in the U.S. Senate as soon as possible — before we vote again on the tax bill. Alabama voters deserve to have their voices heard in this fight.


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said just a few weeks ago that we should “let the people of Alabama make the call” in this race. Well, they did — now Republicans need to give that will a voice in the Senate.

So much is at stake in Washington right now — from the tax bill, to net neutrality, to the urgent issue Doug mentioned in his victory speech: the ongoing fight to save health care for nine million lower-income kids.

There is no reason other than craven political opportunism to delay seating Doug and that’s why we need to put pressure on the Republicans today before they get away with this:

Click here to sign our petition demanding Doug Jones be seated in the U.S. Senate before we vote again on the tax bill.

Last night was a tremendous victory in the fight for the best of who we are as a country and if we continue to do the hard work over the next year, I believe next holiday season we’ll be celebrating a Democratic and progressive Congress.

Thanks for all you do.

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senate, California



December 12th, 2017 | News

Rally at Devin Nunes Clovis Office Dec. 12

Including music from the Raging Grannies

December 12th, 2017 | News

December 11th, 2017 | News

5 Days Left to Sign up for Health Care Plans that Start Jan 1, 2018

December 11th, 2017 | News

2017 CADEM Convention Volunteers

The 2018 California Democrats State Convention will be here before you know it, and we are looking for some top-notch volunteers to help ensure this year’s event in San Diego is a smash success. There’s a lot of important work to be done. And with your able assistance we’ll elect our party’s new administration and map out how we will continue to show the nation that #CaliforniaLeads in our fight for progress.

Can you share your time and help us lay the foundation for the frontline work we’re doing to protect our democracy? The convention will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center, February 23-25. Sign up now to secure your spot as a volunteer.

We’ll need more than 500 committed people like you to help with tasks ranging from assisting with events and receptions to registration and credentialing. Positions are available for a range of abilities and interests, and your volunteer credential will grant you access to all open events after you’ve served at least one shift.

Volunteer registration is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and all communication will be handled via email, so be sure to sign up now with a permanent email account and check it frequently — including your junk mail folder.

Click here and sign up to volunteer at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Thank you, and see you in San Diego!

Monica Madrid
California Democratic Party

P.S. A mandatory training will be provided for all volunteers. You’ll get more details on that after you sign up. Also, you must arrange for your own hotel and/or parking accommodations at Convention.

December 9th, 2017 | News

Your Weekly CDP Update


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

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!
Your CDP Headquarters was delighted to welcome back the Fem Dems of Sacramento for their annual holiday party/charity drive. A good time was had by all as the Fem Dems packed the house and raised hundreds of dollars worth of diapers, tampons, pads, and other personal products for folks using shelters and food banks.

Fem Dems charity drive

Your CDP Headquarters is a great place to host fundraisers, retreats, or meetings. For more information, contact CDP Operations Director Tina McKinnor,

At our recent Executive Board meeting in Millbrae, we adopted a resolution praising Representative Ted Lieu for leading the fight to create millions of quality, high-wage jobs through an infrastructure package of direct investments by the federal government to finally update and modernize the deplorable state of the nation’s roads, bridges, and public transportation systems.

This is a great organizing opportunity for California Democrats to fight for decent, middle-class, union jobs while holding Republicans accountable on Trump’s signature issue. We forwarded our resolution to County Chairs, and we urge our grassroots activists and Democratic Clubs to call their member of congress in support of Rep. Lieu’s legislation, HCR 63. For more information, check out

Endorsement Registration for Candidates
The CDP endorsement registration process for federal and state candidates who wish to seek CDP endorsement consideration is now open. Endorsement information and registration process details available on the CDP Endorsements webpage at The Endorsements webpage will be updated regularly.

In Case You Missed It
CDP Political Director Clark Lee urged California Democrats to help make Get Out The Vote Callsto defeat Roy Moore and elect Doug Jones in the Alabama Special Election taking place on Tuesday. The Doug Jones campaign recently launched an online phone bank — sign up here and help our compatriots in Alabama send Doug Jones to the United States Senate.

And Clark also urged California Democrats to make our voices heard on the Republican Tax Plan, which soaks the poor, raises taxes on Californians by $70 billion, and will bankrupt the country. Let’s keep up the pressure on the 14 Republicans representing California in Congress. Take advantage of this handy cheat-sheet with the direct numbers to all 14 (soon to be fewer) California Republicans.

Paul Cook 202-225-5861
Ken Calvert 202-225-1986
Jeff Denham 202-225-4540
Duncan Hunter 202-225-5672
Darrell Issa 202-225-3906
Steve Knight 202-225-1956
Doug LaMalfa 202-225-3076
Kevin McCarthy 202-225-2915
Tom McClintock 202-225-2511
Devin Nunes 202-225-2523
Dana Rohrabacher 202-225-2415
Ed Royce 202-225-4111
David Valadao 202-225-4695
Mimi Walters 202-225-5611

One week closer to 2018!

— CDP Update

December 9th, 2017 | News

Defeat Roy Moore on Tuesday


Alabama voters go to the polls on Tues‌day to elect a new United States Senator, and with the launch of the Doug Jones online phone bank, California Democrats can make the crucial phone calls necessary to help put our candidate over the top.

Click here to phone bank from home.

The Republican candidate, Roy Moore, is an accused child predator who should be on trial for the sick allegations that have been made against him by multiple women, not running for the U.S. Senate.

Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee, is a compassionate, thoughtful, and dedicated outsider who genuinely believes in public service. He successfully prosecuted the white supremacists who committed one of the most infamous acts of domestic terrorism — the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church that killed four little girls.

Doug Jones is a candidate worth fighting for, regardless of the fact that he’s running against a monster. But let’s be clear: Roy Moore is a monster, and we must do everything we can to elect Doug Jones on Tues‌day.

Every single voter contact can make a difference. Please make some calls this weekend and through election day on Tuesday — sign up today.

Democratically Yours,

Clark Lee, CDP Political Director
California Democratic Party

December 9th, 2017 | News


Kamala Harris

Sign the petition: Add your name as a co-sponsor of my bill to make cyber exploitation a federal crime.

When I was Attorney General for California, I worked with several women who bravely came forward to report crimes of cyber exploitation. Together, we were among the first in the nation to prosecute those who shared victims’ private images and information online without consent.

The more common description for this atrocity is “revenge porn,” but I don’t think that’s an accurate term. The word “revenge” suggests that there is a legitimate reason to lash out, and the term “porn” suggests the victim agreed to public distribution — neither of which is true.

Worse yet, it invites judgment and questions about the morals of these women, instead of recognizing them as victims.

What’s really happening here is cyber exploitation. In California and a handful of other states across the country, there are strong laws in place to protect the victims and punish the perpetrators. But as of right now, cyber exploitation is not a federal crime.

That’s why I worked with my colleagues in the Senate to introduce bipartisan legislation to address cyber exploitation on the federal level with the ENOUGH (Ending Nonconsensual Online User Graphic Harassment) Act.

Add your name to become a citizen co-sponsor of the ENOUGH Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation to make cyber exploitation a federal crime >>


What adults do in a consensual relationship is their business and only their business. But when it crosses this boundary to where it’s used as a tool to denigrate, humiliate, and degrade — that’s not something that we’re going to accept.

Part of what makes cyber exploitation so devastating is the shame — knowing that tens, if not hundreds or thousands of people, can see that image of you forever — but it’s so much more than that. Victims walk around not knowing who has seen these photographs and how they are being judged.

In California, I had a case where the perpetrator posted personal information along with the private images — sharing the victims’ names, addresses, and even linking to their Facebook profiles. Users on the website were able to comment on the pictures and often threatened the victims with rape and assault.

Under California law, we were able to put that coward away — he is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence. But this kind of justice is still so rare, and in some states, impossible. Our nation’s patchwork of state ordinances and laws on cyber exploitation leave too many loopholes to effectively protect victims.

The ENOUGH Act confronts these issues by establishing federal criminal liability for those who share private, explicit images without consent, and ensuring that the Department of Justice has an appropriate and effective tool to address these serious privacy violations.

Add your name to become a citizen co-sponsor of the ENOUGH Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation to make cyber exploitation a federal crime >>


I was honored to fight alongside some of the bravest women I’ve ever met during my time working on these cases. In the face of unthinkable pain and trauma, they bravely stepped forward to share their stories so that we might hold these perpetrators accountable.

A promising graduate student applied for jobs but didn’t receive offers, later learning it was because the prospective employer had gone online and seen the private images. A daycare teacher worried for the safety of her students as well as herself, after her resume was posted online with intimate pictures. A 17-year-old was wrongly blamed for being a victim of this horrific crime by her family. Her mother beat her and kicked her out of the family home.

I remain inspired by these women and so many others, including quite a few of you reading this now. If you are a victim of cyber exploitation, I want you to know that as isolating as these experiences may feel, you aren’t ever alone in this. We’re with you in this fight, and we won’t give up until we achieve justice.

I’ll keep you updated on our next steps in this fight. Thank you for everything.

Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California



December 7th, 2017 | News

Memo from Sandra Lowe – Organizing Opportunity – #MillionsOfJobs


I hope the holiday season has treated you gently so far. I wanted to highlight a great organizing opportunity around infrastructure that we, as a Party, can boost.

As you may recall, we recently passed a resolution calling for massive direct investment in infrastructure to create millions of quality, high-wage jobs, while finally addressing the disgraceful condition of our roads, bridges, and public transportation systems.

Our resolution praises the legislative effort, HCR 63, by Representative Ted Lieu, to put the principles of the #millionsofjobs campaign into law. For more information on the #millionsofjobs campaign, check out their website,

Here are three quick actions you can take to support the #millionsofjobs campaign:

  • Call your Member of Congress (even Republicans) and ask them to co-sponsor HCR 63. If they are already co-sponsors, thank them for doing so.
  • Post your support for HCR 63 and real infrastructure investments on social media using #millionsofjobs.
  • Pass a resolution at your Central Committee in support of #millionsofjobs — the resolution adopted by CDP is copied below.

This is a great chance for us to organize around a policy effort that will create millions of great, middle-class, union jobs. Please help us get the word out, and let us know which actions you take so we can help promote it from the CDP as well. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

Democratically Yours,

Sandra Lowe, Senior Strategist
California Democratic Party

Resolution 17-11.34
Real Infrastructure Investments
WHEREAS the California Democratic Party believes that by uniting our Party around a bold vision for jobs and infrastructure, we have the best chance of passing legislation that works for all, and in the process stopping any infrastructure legislation aimed at solely making money for Wall Street banks and foreign companies; and

WHEREAS Donald Trump’s stated vision for infrastructure spending is a cynical ploy full of shell-game financing, attacks on workers’ rights and environmental oversight, and would create billions in profits for corporate interests at the public’s expense; and

WHEREAS the California Democratic Party stands for an infrastructure policy that includes the following core principles: Investments that create new jobs building roads, bridges, clean energy infrastructure, telecommunications systems, parks, schools, libraries, housing and community assets; ensures that direct public investment provides the overwhelming majority of funding for infrastructure; prioritizes racial and gender equity through project labor agreements/community workforce agreements and environmental justice; embraces 21st-Century clean energy jobs, including expansion of solar and wind power, energy efficiency and energy grid modernization; expands and enforces Buy America provisions, requiring the use of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage standards, local and veteran-hiring policies; ensures the wealthiest Americans and profitable corporations who benefit from public goods pay their fair share for maintaining them; ensures that investments are not paid from raiding Social Security, Medicaid or any other social program; prioritizes resilient infrastructure that can withstand environmental disasters, physical or cyber attacks;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party calls on its Members of Congress to support Rep. Ted Lieu’s efforts in the House and similar efforts in the U.S. Senate to unite Democrats around these principles, and


December 7th, 2017 | News

They didn’t even read the bill

Join us.

Call Republicans in Congress now and tell them to stop trying to scam middle-class Americans and pass a fair tax plan:


There’s no getting around just how bad this GOP tax scam is for most Americans. Here are the top four take-aways of where things stand:

#1 Republican senators didn’t even read the bill: Instead, they passed it under the cloak of darkness this past Saturday morning, after its pieces were being redrafted and edited hours before the vote. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker even hosted a late-night Facebook Live broadcast at his office in which he attempted to read the 500-page text, but couldn’t even get a quarter of the way through it before he was forced to return to the Senate floor.

#2 The GOP tax plan raises the deficit: Hardworking Americans woke up Saturday morning to a tax plan which raises our deficit by $1.4 trillion — to the benefit of big corporations and the 1%, and all at the expense of programs like CHIP that help children access health care, the G.I. Bill that helps veterans and their families get a college education, and other important programs that people count on for subsidies to afford health care.

#3 The GOP tax plan raises taxes on the middle class: Even while adding to the deficit, this tax plan raises taxes on most middle-class families. Within a decade, nearly half of Americans would see an increase in their taxes.

#4 Here’s what’s next: Right now, Republicans in the House and Senate are working behind closed doors to reconcile the differences between their two plans. They have the power to demand, create, and pass legitimate tax reform that works for all Americans, not just those at the top. But with Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell running the show, and Trump impatient to sign something, we’re not holding our breath for them to do the right thing.

Democratic senators and House members are doing everything they can to fight for better options.

And we need to do our part too. Call Congress now and tell them that we demand a tax plan that works for EVERY American, not millionaires, billionaires, and corporations:


We’ll keep you updated as the situation changes.  Thank you for helping fight back.


Lauren Dillon
Research Director
Democratic National Committee

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