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


 

Chris Robles
Chair, San Bernardino County Democratic Party


 

Friends –

Grassroots organizing is in Eric Bauman’s DNA. It is what he lives for and what he does – fundamentally believing that reaching out to real people is critical to winning elections and electing progressive Democrats. He has proven to be a hardworking organizer, dedicated to the causes of the Democratic Party and our progressive agenda.

Eric’s direct actions to support our candidates, clubs, central committees, and Party platform have translated into success electing scores of progressive Democrats up and down California – leading to an unprecedented Democratic supermajority in Sacramento – a success unmatched by any other state Party. We want… We need Eric’s unrivaled resolve, vision, and leadership to steer the California Democratic Party into the future.

That’s why we are honored to announce that grassroots activists, Democratic clubs, and elected leaders from across the Inland Empire are united behind Eric Bauman’s campaign to become the next Chair of the California Democratic Party, including:

  • San Bernardino County Democratic Party
  • Democratic Headquarters of the Desert
  • Foothills Community Democratic Club of San Bernardino
  • Helen Doherty Democratic Club
  • West End Democratic Club
  • Brownie Mary Democratic Club
  • Palm Desert Greens Democratic Club
  • Laurie Stalnaker, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Central Labor Council
  • Howard Katz, Chair, Riverside County Democratic Party
  • Judy Jacobs, Children’s Caucus Chair, CDP
  • Agi Kessler, Senior Caucus Chair, CDP
  • Diana Love, Region 11 Director, CDP
  • Diane Boudreaux, Region 13 Director, CDP
  • Suzan Wilkinson, Region 19 Director, CDP
  • Hon. Mary Jane Sanchez-Fulton, Board Chair, College of the Desert
  • Hon. Pete Aguilar, Member of Congress
  • Hon. Mark Takano, Member of Congress
  • Hon. Norma Torres, Member of Congress
  • Hon. Connie Leyva, State Senator
  • Hon. Josh Newman, State Senator
  • Hon. Richard Roth, State Senator
  • Hon. Eduardo Garcia, State Assembly Member
  • Hon. Jose Medina, State Assembly Member

*Titles for identification purposes only

These are our grassroots Democrats, local leaders, and elected leaders who fight every day in our communities, at our State Capitol, and in the halls of Congress to advance a progressive, compassionate, and inclusive agenda, and to stand up to Donald Trump’s hateful agenda.

Eric’s leadership in bringing our grassroots activists together with our elected leaders to fight for the Democratic causes that we all care about is what we need in Party leader. Here is what a couple of leaders from the Inland Empire have to say about why they support him for Chair:

“With the critical 2018 election on the horizon, California Democrats are not in a position where we can afford to have a leader who needs on-the-job training. That’s why I’m proud to support Eric Bauman for Chair of the California Democratic Party. He’s got a real track record when it comes to electing progressives from San Diego to the Oregon border, and then advocating for those in office to enact priorities we all share – from increasing the minimum wage to combating climate change, to expanding access for universal healthcare, to protecting immigrants’ rights, and so much more.”
Elle Kurpiewski
Longtime Grassroots Activist, Riverside

“Every day in Washington, I witness firsthand the toxic, radical, and out-of-touch agenda of Donald Trump and his extremist-infused GOP apparatus in Congress. It reminds me of the vital role that California plays as a shining example of what compassion, progress, and excellence in governance looks and feels like. A key component of how California has led the way for so many years is by Democrats’ abilities and prowess when it comes to winning elections. Eric Bauman has been a major focal point in California Democrats’ efforts to make this a reality. We need his proven and effective leadership at the tip of California’s spear as we move into the future, whether it’s taking on the Trump Administration or bringing renewed progress to California. Eric Bauman is the only candidate for California Democratic Party Chair who I believe can deliver for our Party. I’m with Eric 100%.”
Hon. Norma Torres
Member of Congress

As we head toward the State Convention, we hope Eric can count on your support, too. Please click here to join Eric’s campaign for CDP Chair.

Thank you for all you do every day to build our Party from the ground up. Together, we will elect Eric Bauman as the next Chair of the California Democratic Party. Together, we will take the California Democratic Party to the next level.

Democratically yours,

Chris
Chris Robles
Chair
San Bernardino County Democratic Party

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


 

For Immediate Release
Contact: 510-560-3704

LOS ANGELES, Calif.: (March 13, 2017) Assembly Member Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has announced her support for progressive Democrat, Kimberly Ellis, to lead the California Democratic Party.

Garcia, who is chair of both the Legislative Women’s Caucus and the Natural Resources Committee, shares Ellis’ vision of a revitalized CDP, focused on organizing and community engagement. Garcia’s backing further demonstrates Ellis’ broad support from elected leaders in both the State House and Congress. The endorsement was first made public last night at Ellis’ Los Angeles Region Campaign Kickoff, which brought together nearly 100 of the area’s most well-known progressive voices and activists.

“As Chair of the Women’s Caucus, I know how important, yet difficult, it is to give women a seat at the table,” said Garcia, who used to be a teacher before being elected into office. “That’s why we need to elect a Democratic Party Chair who isn’t just pro-choice but pro-woman. Kimberly Ellis is committed to fighting for women’s political parity, while also protecting our progressive values and supporting diverse, high-quality leaders for our state and nation. We need her leadership now more than ever. That is why I am endorsing Kimberly Ellis for California Democratic Party Chair.”

Before being elected to the Assembly in 2012, Garcia helped form the local advocacy organization, Bell Association to Stop the Abuse, in response to the City of Bell’s corruption scandal. As a legislator, Garcia introduced an ethics and transparency bill package to curb political corruption. Governor Jerry Brown signed five of her reform measures into law. For her part, Ellis has voluntarily released the list of all of her donors to demonstrate her commitment to transparency and called upon her opponent to do the same.

“With her background as a grassroots advocate, Assembly Member Garcia knows firsthand the devastating impact corruption has upon a community,” Ellis said. “Voters must be confident that California Democrats will root out insider corruption and backroom deals wherever they occur – including our own backyard. I am beyond proud to have the support of such a prominent and ethical lawmaker, who is blazing the trail and making all of us proud.”

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17 Mar
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Taking Money Matters


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


In politics, where you get your money from matters because a voter’s perception is the only reality that really counts in the end. Yes, an elected official can certainly take a corporation’s dollar and not be influenced. But if accepting that donation loses the confidence of supporters, it comes at too high a price.

Several months ago, I made a pledge to list all of my donors and challenged my opponent to do the same. Because the CDP Chair’s race is not for a publicly held office and the rules are set by the Party, as it stands, there’s no requirement to disclose any contribution. But I think true leaders should always do what’s right – especially when it’s our choice.

Here’s a list of all of my contributors from the start of my campaign until March 3, 2017. We’ll be continuing to add names as we get them throughout this campaign.

I am incredibly proud that my support has come from more than 650 individual donors and I think that speaks for itself. If we’re going to get the wrong kind of money – such as tobacco, Big Oil and pharma – out of our CDP politics, I think it needs to start at home with the Chair’s race.

As the saying goes, I’ve shown you mine…

Kimberly

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16 Mar
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ATTENTION ALL DEMOCRATS: Eric Bauman – San Bernardino County Democratic


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


 

Chris Robles
Chair, San Bernardino County Democratic Party

Dear Friends –

Grassroots organizing is in Eric Bauman’s DNA. It is what he lives for and what he does – fundamentally believing that reaching out to real people is critical to winning elections and electing progressive Democrats. He has proven to be a hardworking organizer, dedicated to the causes of the Democratic Party and our progressive agenda.

Eric’s direct actions to support our candidates, clubs, central committees, and Party platform have translated into success electing scores of progressive Democrats up and down California – leading to an unprecedented Democratic supermajority in Sacramento – a success unmatched by any other state Party. We want… We need Eric’s unrivaled resolve, vision, and leadership to steer the California Democratic Party into the future.

That’s why we are honored to announce that grassroots activists, Democratic clubs, and elected leaders from across the Inland Empire are united behind Eric Bauman’s campaign to become the next Chair of the California Democratic Party, including:
¥ San Bernardino County Democratic Party
¥ Democratic Headquarters of the Desert
¥ Foothills Community Democratic Club of San Bernardino
¥ Helen Doherty Democratic Club
¥ West End Democratic Club
¥ Brownie Mary Democratic Club
¥ Palm Desert Greens Democratic Club
¥ Laurie Stalnaker, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Central Labor Council
¥ Howard Katz, Chair, Riverside County Democratic Party
¥ Judy Jacobs, Children’s Caucus Chair, CDP
¥ Agi Kessler, Senior Caucus Chair, CDP
¥ Diana Love, Region 11 Director, CDP
¥ Diane Boudreaux, Region 13 Director, CDP
¥ Suzan Wilkinson, Region 19 Director, CDP
¥ Hon. Mary Jane Sanchez-Fulton, Board Chair, College of the Desert
¥ Hon. Pete Aguilar, Member of Congress
¥ Hon. Mark Takano, Member of Congress
¥ Hon. Norma Torres, Member of Congress
¥ Hon. Connie Leyva, State Senator
¥ Hon. Josh Newman, State Senator
¥ Hon. Richard Roth, State Senator
¥ Hon. Eduardo Garcia, State Assembly Member
¥ Hon. Jose Medina, State Assembly Member
*Titles for identification purposes only

These are our grassroots Democrats, local leaders, and elected leaders who fight every day in our communities, at our State Capitol, and in the halls of Congress to advance a progressive, compassionate, and inclusive agenda, and to stand up to Donald Trump’s hateful agenda.

Eric’s leadership in bringing our grassroots activists together with our elected leaders to fight for the Democratic causes that we all care about is what we need in Party leader. Here is what a couple of leaders from the Inland Empire have to say about why they support him for Chair:

“With the critical 2018 election on the horizon, California Democrats are not in a position where we can afford to have a leader who needs on-the-job training. That’s why I’m proud to support Eric Bauman for Chair of the California Democratic Party. He’s got a real track record when it comes to electing progressives from San Diego to the Oregon border, and then advocating for those in office to enact priorities we all share – from increasing the minimum wage to combating climate change, to expanding access for universal healthcare, to protecting immigrants’ rights, and so much more.”
Elle Kurpiewski
Longtime Grassroots Activist, Riverside

“Every day in Washington, I witness firsthand the toxic, radical, and out-of-touch agenda of Donald Trump and his extremist-infused GOP apparatus in Congress. It reminds me of the vital role that California plays as a shining example of what compassion, progress, and excellence in governance looks and feels like. A key component of how California has led the way for so many years is by Democrats’ abilities and prowess when it comes to winning elections. Eric Bauman has been a major focal point in California Democrats’ efforts to make this a reality. We need his proven and effective leadership at the tip of California’s spear as we move into the future, whether it’s taking on the Trump Administration or bringing renewed progress to California. Eric Bauman is the only candidate for California Democratic Party Chair who I believe can deliver for our Party. I’m with Eric 100%.”
Hon. Norma Torres
Member of Congress

As we head toward the State Convention, we hope Eric can count on your support, too. Please click here to join Eric’s campaign for CDP Chair.

Thank you for all you do every day to build our Party from the ground up. Together, we will elect Eric Bauman as the next Chair of the California Democratic Party. Together, we will take the California Democratic Party to the next level.

Democratically yours,

Chris
Chris Robles
Chair
San Bernardino County Democratic Party

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16 Mar
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One week, 8 counties – where next?


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


I love California, and one of my favorite things to do is travel the state and personally connect with people.

Over the years, I have discovered some of the best policy ideas tucked away in local communities. I have also learned that what works well for students in Los Angeles isn’t always the right fit for kids in Mendocino. It seems simple, but some politicians never realize this fact because they don’t travel the state. I do.

This past week on the road I went up north to Mendocino, stopped in Sonoma, held events in Davis, Sacramento and Piedmont, and dropped down south to visit Los Angeles and San Bernardino. Here are some pictures!

I also had the chance to speak with KGO Radio’s Ronn Owens in San Francisco. Listen here.

Right this minute I am back in Los Angeles for a meeting tonight and a meet and greet tomorrow. Next week I’ll be in Ontario. Let me know if you can join me!

Over the next year I’ll be traveling all over the state to listen to YOUR needs and priorities for the next four years.

If you’d like to schedule an event or invite me to speak to a group, email Jennifer, my new Campaign Manager.

For a better California,

Delaine

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