Its been another productive week for Your CDP Team. See below for a recap of this weeks activities.
Important Notice About Information & Cyber Security
CDP Political Director Clark Lee has released a critical memo about information and cyber security to CDP Central Committee leadership, candidates and campaign staff leaders. You can read the memo by clicking here. The memo contains an overview of steps we are urging be taken immediately by all campaigns to ensure the integrity of their data and operations.
As we get closer and closer to November 6, and as our candidates like Katie Hill, Andrew Janz, TJ Cox and Josh Harder (to name a few) continue to surge in Republican districts, we cannot ignore the possibility of a major, coordinated effort to disrupt the Big Blue Wave.
Taking the simple steps outlined in the memo – especially at the Democratic Club and Caucus level – will dramatically improve our odds of preventing or resisting a major cyber attack. Some of the steps are as easy as using secure messaging services like Signal, which all CDP staff members have been directed to download and use for campaign-related messages.
Take some time and read the memo – with so much on the line, we need to take these critical steps to protect ourselves from the bad actors who seek to subvert our Party and our democracy.
(And one last thing to remember… technology is just a tool to help us to win. Nothing elects Democrats like good ol’ fashioned door knocking and phone banking, and every voter we talk to is a voter we can inoculate against the twitter bots).
Celebrating the Big Blue Wave with Gavin Newsom
Last Friday night, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom joined CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman in Hollywood to celebrate the hardworking activists who are making the Big Blue Wave a reality!
Hundreds of activists turned out, and there was a hopeful, almost electric, current of optimism running through the room – not only about what California is doing to lead the Resistance, but what we can do to build on the progressive agenda if Gavin Newsom is elected Governor in November.
We are truly blessed to have such a talented, proven, visionary candidate like Gavin Newsom leading the top of our ticket. And we know he will achieve great things with his (prospective) partners in the Legislature, Senate President pro Tem Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.
California has been a showcase for global, progressive leadership these last eight years under Governor Brown, and we know that will continue to be true under Governor Newsom.
New Podcast Episode Coming Soon!
Episode 2 of the CDP’s new podcast will be dropping very soon! Featuring President Obama’s remarks at the rally in Orange County, let the soothing tones of the Greatest President Of Our Lifetime inspire your commute home/gym routine/turf cutting. Click here to subscribe.
Reminder – E-Board Registration is Now Open
Registration and the CDP room block at the Westin Long Beach are now open. Information about programming, schedule and agenda will be made available once finalized.