06 Dec

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California Democrats stood by our values this election, and made a statement about what progressive leadership means for our state.

It’s never been more important to join our diverse, progressive coalition of Democratic grassroots leaders.

We keep winning in California because our party is run not from our headquarters in Sacramento, but by thousands of dedicated Democrats from all parts of the state and from all walks of life. If you’ve been waiting to take part, now it could be your turn.

Will you help shape the future of the California Democratic Party by becoming an Assembly District Delegate for the 2017-19 DSCC term?

If you’re ready to direct the future of the California Democratic Party, it all starts here: Declare yourself a candidate for delegate.

There are over a thousand delegates selected through this process, and over a thousand reasons why they decided to run.

Each of California’s 80 Assembly Districts elects 14 delegates, 7 men and 7 women — and that will happen on January 7 or 8, 2017. Click here to find the Assembly District Election meeting (ADEM) in your Assembly District.

A person may only apply to run as an ADEM candidate if he/she: is registered to vote as a Democrat, residing in their Assembly District by October 24, 2016 in the state of California. You may only run in the Assembly District that you were registered in, by the aforementioned deadline, unless the person turned 18 or was naturalized after the deadline.

A person may participate and vote in the ADEM if they are: a Democrat residing in and registered to vote in the Assembly District, as of the date of the Assembly District Election Meeting. Same day registration is allowed of otherwise qualified citizens, who currently reside in the Assembly District they wish to participate in.

If you wish to run, please fill out the form by clicking this link.

The deadline to complete this form is Thursday, December 8th at 5:00 PM.

NOTE: Candidates should confirm receipt of filing prior to the deadline. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact the Party Office at (916) 442-5707.

The CDP will not be responsible for failed, delayed, unreadable, or corrupted filings whether by hardcopy delivery or electronic filings such as faxes or emails or the editing of candidate statements. A hardcopy form is not available. However, if you wish to apply you may call the Party office to help you through the online application process.

2016’s elections are in the books. It’s time to start planning to win the US and the 2018 Gubernatorial — and to win, we need you to tell us you’re ready to take the helm.

The deadline to submit your application is December 8 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time — so don’t delay!

Click here to apply and declare yourself a candidate for assembly district delegate.

California Democrats may be leading the charge nationally — but we can’t keep that up without your voice. Please consider becoming an Assembly District Delegate (ADD), and share this email with other fellow Democrats who would be great representatives for your community.

Thank you for being a California Democrat.

Chris Masami Myers
Executive Director
California Democratic Party




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06 Dec

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As we prepare for the important fights that lay ahead, we would like to hear from supporters like you. Kamala believes this is a time for us to listen to one another, and it is our hope you can spare the time to take our issues survey today.

So tell us — what issues are you most interested in engaging on and how would you like to be active in our growing movement?


Millions of people are relying on us to be a voice for the voiceless and vulnerable in our society. So much of the progress we have made on civil rights, equality, and justice are on the line right now. The insights you provide today will help inform our work in the coming months.

Your support and responses are appreciated. Thank you.

– Team Kamala


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01 Dec

Soria’s 4th Annual Holiday Toy Drive & Reception! District 1 Newsletter


Dear Friends,

It’s that time of year again!

Hope you can join me in making this a happy and joyous holiday season for homeless and foster care children in District 1 at my 4th Annual Holiday Toy Drive & Reception on Friday December 9th. If you are unable to make it to our reception we have partnered with local District 1 businesses where you can drop off a new unwrapped toy by December 16th. Please see the attachment below for the seven participating businesses.


-Esmeralda Soria
Councilwoman, City of Fresno – District 1
(559) 920-0579 Cell


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30 Nov

Trump vs.democracy


Regardless of what Donald Trump tweets, California’s elections aren’t rigged. As California’s chief elections officer, I assure you that election officials throughout the state take pride in maintaining the integrity of our elections while protecting voters’ rights.

But apparently, Donald Trump can’t get over the fact that a growing majority of Americans did not vote for him, including millions of Californians. On Sunday, he tweeted that he lost the popular vote because of millions of illegal votes cast in Virginia, New Hampshire, and here in California. As the Los Angeles Times said, “There’s no evidence to back it up.”

When Donald Trump accuses millions of American voters of fraud, it’s not only wrong, it’s irresponsible and reckless.

Going into the General Election, a record 19.4 million Californians were registered to vote. And more than 14 million Californians cast their ballots, voting for candidates from President of the United States to local school board. In fact, local election officials are still processing ballots to make sure every eligible vote gets counted.

Democrats and Republicans across the country have spoken out against Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud. Now it’s time to add your voice.

Click here to sign our petition to denounce Trump’s false claims that undermine faith in our democracy.

And thank you for your support,

Alex Padilla
Secretary of State

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30 Nov

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We didn’t know what to expect when Kamala asked supporters like you to tell us how you were feeling following the troubling results of the presidential election.

We knew people were hurting and wanted to give you an outlet to express your views and let you know that you are not alone in this moment. The results were both inspiring and heartbreaking to read.

Many people are feeling powerless right now. You are worried about the future of our country and scared for what is to come, especially for immigrant families and communities of color. Virtually everyone who submitted a story understood that the cause of justice and equality in this country has never been more urgent.

And most importantly: you intend to fight.

That was perfectly illustrated when we took the most common words supporters like you used in the thousands of stories we collected to create a word cloud:


You are not alone. We are all in this together. Add your name to recommit to the urgent cause of justice and equality in this country >>

We felt it was important to share some of these stories. We may be strangers, but we are connected in this movement—not just because of our support for Kamala, but because we all have a responsibility to take action in the coming months and years.

And we believe it is important we listen to each other right now:

“Post-election has been a time of reflection and introspection. It is a powerful wake-up call to all of us. We must engage in the process to stand up and fight for the rights we hold dear.” – L. from Los Angeles

“I was born in America and was taught not to leave anyone behind as we try to improve our lives and those of our families. We have to advance together so that everyone benefits the same. The military taught me we don’t leave anyone behind.” – P. from Galveston

“I’m feeling more motivated than ever in my life to work for social justice, particularly women’s rights and getting our legislation to reflect our population. I will not wait and see.” – J. from San Mateo

“I’m angry and I will fight for women’s rights, fight against racism, fight for the LGBT community, fight for raising the minimum wage, fight for affordable healthcare for everyone, fight for our environment, fight for keeping corporations and banks in check, fight to keep our food safe, fight for saving Social Security and for our elderly. I will fight for what’s right! I will wear my safety pin so that you know that I’m here for you if you need me!” – J. from Los Angeles

“I came across the border illegally. This day I stand proud to be a citizen and a willing participant in our process. I do so because America has given a person like me hope. This nation has been great and we will fight tirelessly to defend rights that equal us all. Rights that allow for us to live. Human rights is what draws my passion. I will till the day I die volunteer for any cause that helps others find health, acceptance, and equality.” – V. in San Diego

“I am a woman. I am queer. My president-elect doesn’t see my value, except beyond physical traits. If he happened to find me attractive enough, he might sexually assault me. That’s the reality we are living in. Still, I am one of the lucky ones. But some of the people I love the most can’t hide in anonymity of whiteness, straightness, during this wave of hate. I will not stop speaking out, I will not stop fighting for them and myself.” – A. from Los Angeles

“As a disabled person I am extremely concerned with the hateful racism and disgraceful rhetoric. I don’t like the way Donald Trump started the election and his presidential campaign with such bigotry and hate. Now after the election things are getting out of hand with the hate he has brought out in people. This must be condemned and completely stopped.” – C. from Chester

“I feel disappointed in the results of the election and very worried for the future of this country. we cannot allow a Trump presidency to take us backwards in terms of civil rights and women’s rights. I want to become more active in making sure all the advances we’ve made are protected.” – R. from Los Angeles

“As a gay man, I have witnessed change for our community under the Obama administration. At 57 years, I am happy to see these changes come about in my lifetime. I am concerned that these newly won rights will disappear with the election of Trump.” – D. from San Diego

“I feel sadness, anger, anxiety since the election. I am determined not to give up though! I have donated to Planned Parenthood and applied to volunteer for them.” – C. from San Bernardino

“I’m feeling heartbroken, frightened, and angry. We need to immediately find ways to protect the millions most vulnerable to Donald Trump’s hateful policies. At the same time, the climate won’t wait for four years. I will maintain a focus on climate change, working to build a giant movement to create a livable future with peace, justice, and a sustainable environment.” – L. from Sacramento

“I’ve been advising folks coming to me for advice as their priest to take this election as a reminder that being a person of faith is not a desk job. I am planning greater involvement with our local interfaith councils in order to build relationship and solidarity in the face of potential deportations/registration of people from particular backgrounds. I’m also seeking the right involvement in environmental issues; if we don’t have a planet, none of the rest of it is going to matter.” – J. from Oakland

We have work to do. Please take a quick moment to recommit yourself to the cause of justice and equality in this country.

Thanks for everything you do. It is an honor to stand with you.

– All of us at Team Kamala




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