What we nearly lost

What we nearly lost

 

My name is Lily Starling and it has been my great honor to be on staff for Daraka Larimore-Hall’s campaign this cycle. I raised my hand the second he told us he was running for Chair, and I want you to know why.

People who know and work with Daraka can speak to his deep integrity, love for the party, and unmatched depth of knowledge about what the Party is and how it functions. He is a zero-BS organizer who won’t sugarcoat, fluff up his platform, or write checks he can’t cash. He’s one of the few people in politics that I can trust to do the right thing – not just the “political thing to do.”

At Eboard last year, I gave testimony against AB 84, a horrifying gut-and-amend bill then making its way quietly through the Assembly. This bill would have allowed the Legislative leadership to set up their own “Party fundraising committees” to raise unlimited money from ANY source for candidates of their choosing. Big money interests could ignore our CDP endorsement process and silence the voice of grassroots activists like me. It would destroy our democratic process and replace it with the DCCC model.

 

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