Welcome to the new California Democratic Party

Welcome to the new California Democratic Party

Hello good people!

Welcome to the new California Democratic Party—committed to making our entire organization more inclusive, diverse, transparent, and responsive to the needs of our delegates and other stakeholders across the state.

These are interesting times for the CDP. On the one hand, California Democrats are on a roll: We hold every statewide elected office and retain a supermajority in our Legislature. Last year, we flipped several Orange County congressional districts blue to strengthen the party’s overall position in California.

On the other hand, like many other major institutions, for years, the California Democratic Party has failed to fully value and leverage the experiences, energy, skills and relationships of all our constituents, including people of color, young activists, rural voters, seniors, veterans, women, immigrants, and those who may be participating in politics for the first time.

We can do better, and we will. Under the leadership of our new party chairman, Rusty Hicks, the CDP has put in place groundbreaking policies to ensure that our boards and committees more accurately reflect the diversity of our party.

We’re also committed to better meeting our constituents’ needs, both during election season and in between cycles. In direct response to your requests, the party has launched a bold, new initiative to help train fellow Democrats, cultivate emerging leaders, and build our capacity to reach voters and win elections up and down California.

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Special Meeting Location

Special Meeting Location

Join California Latina Democrats-Fresno County as we take our meetings on the road! Next Stop: CCAT Building, Fresno. Our guest speakers include Elliot Balch, Mayoral Candidate for the city of Fresno. We will also hear from Michael Piña and Ashly Acosta of Central Valley Scholars as well as get an update on the Esther Padilla Project. A light dinner will be served, donations welcomed. See you there!

Únase a California Latina Democrats-Fresno County mientras llevamos nuestras reuniones en el camino! Próxima parada: Edificio CCAT, Fresno. Nuestros oradores invitados incluyen a Elliot Balch, candidato a la alcaldía de la ciudad de Fresno. También escucharemos a Michael Piña y Ashly Acosta de Central Valley Scholars, así como también recibiremos una actualización sobre el Proyecto Esther Padilla. Se servirá una cena ligera, donaciones bienvenidas. ¡Te veo allí!

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Candlelight Vigil this Friday in Hanford

Candlelight Vigil this Friday in Hanford

A candlelight vigil will take place in Hanford this Friday. The event is nonpartisan and we are inviting various justice oriented nonprofits and organizations to come and participate. 

 

Would you mind emailing this flyer to those that may be interested? 

 

We are meeting at 7:30 pm at the Civic Auditorium near Superior Dairy in Hanford. I expect that the event will end around 9 pm. 

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Trump’s proposed cuts to food stamps

Trump’s proposed cuts to food stamps

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Donald Trump is threatening to implement a new proposal that would cut food stamps for up to 3.1 million Americans. Please sign my petition calling on Congress to REJECT these cuts outright so we can keep families fed in CA-21 and beyond.

Sign the Petition

There’s a lot happening in Washington, so I wanted to bring your attention to an issue that may not have the headlines, but is incredibly important to the people of CA-21.

The Trump Administration just proposed a new eligibility rule for the SNAP program which could see over 3 million Americans lose their food snaps benefits.

There’s no real way to sugar coat this one. These cuts would be an absolute disaster for California families — particularly in CA-21 where 24% of local households utilize SNAP to keep food on the table. In the Visalia-area of my district, 31,000 household use food stamps. That’s the highest rate of use in California and the eighth highest in the nation.

Can you sign our urgent petition calling on Congress to stop Trump’s reckless cuts to food stamps? Democrats in the House need to make it clear that we won’t allow this to take place.

Sign the Petition

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