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Jan 7-8 – Voting is Not Over – Vote for ADEM Candidates


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This weekend January 7 and 8 we ask you to come out and vote for progressive candidates, including several of our club members. It only takes a few minutes and will help propel the party in the left direction.

What are Assembly District Delegates?
Every two years, the CA Democrats elect 7 women and 7 men from each Assembly District in CA as delegates to the state party. Those who are elected will have a chance to vote for the new party chair and other leadership. The race is hotly contested and will determine how welcoming, grassroots-focused and innovative the party becomes or how beholden it will remain to big money interests.

Delegates elect Party officers, endorse candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional office, attend the annual convention, network with other Democrats, represent your constituency, promote the California Democratic Party agenda, and vote to endorse resolutions and ballot measures.

You get 14 votes for delegates, 1 of which you must also vote for Executive Board Representative.

Point Loma & OB Voting Time & Location
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Date: Sunday, January 8
Candidate Speeches Begin: 9:30am
Registration & Voting Begin: 10:00am-12:00pm (you can vote and leave)
Counting of Ballots Begin: 12:00pm

American Federation of
Musicians Local
1717 Morena Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92110 (map)

Cross streets: north of Morena Blvd  joins W. Morena Blvd next door to Mission Bay
Automotive “ProMusic 325” on sign

*Any registered Democrat living in the district is eligible to vote. On-site voter registration is available for those not registered as Democrats.


For other Assembly Districts check out the progressive candidates, and voting locations here.

 

 


If you’re interested in volunteering to help clubmember Deval Zaveri-Taub who is convening the 77th Assembly District voting let Dev know at devzaveritabb@gmail.com or (619) 206-7768.

Dev, Jimmy, Ruth, Susan and John will be there on the afternoon of Sunday January 8 from 2:30-5:00pm but the more clubmembers who can help out, the smoother the process for AD77 voters will be. The AD77 voting is at: United Association, Local 230 Union Office, 6313 Nancy Ridge Dr, San Diego, CA 92121 (map)

 

2 Comments

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  2. patrickschultheis says

    “There is a clear need for more information for activists and citizens about how to engage in the Democratic Party in California. It is very complex- mostly because every aspect of the Party organization has been reformed over the years to maximize participation at every level. We need better education about the way things work, but videos like this are not helpful.
    First, it is inaccurate and misleading. The State Party does not “pick who and what ultimately we get to vote for in the elections”. Parties don’t control ballot access in California. All we do is make endorsements- recommendations to voters on candidates and propositions. And endorsements of Legislative and Congressional candidates are first discussed and passed at the local level in a process that includes rank and file club members and local elected party leaders.
    Second, it talks about the local County Committees (DCCs) as if they are some shadowy layer of appointed bureaucrats. In almost every county, they are directly elected by ALL Democratic registrants on the Presidential ballot. They don’t “make up their own rules about who gets to be the delegates”. They just get to decide on things like whether alternate members can run, or what form of election they use. Those delegates must be members of the respective DCCs, which make sense. Most large, democratic organizations elect their Conventions or Congresses from their constituent local bodies. That is also a “democratic election.” We are no different.
    Where we are different is that on top of all this, another 1/3rd of the delegates are elected at open meetings of Dem registrants in every Assembly district in the State. That’s the ADEMS, and its great that people are focused on turning people out for them.
    But they should also be chartering clubs, getting open spots on the Democratic Central Committees around the State and building local political power.
    The first rule of #dementer should be learn. the. rules. Then you can argue for changing them. The fact is that the CA Dem Party is extremely flat as an organization, and there are multiple modes of participation. Maybe “nobody asked” this guy his opinion, but nobody stopped him from learning about this process years ago.” (Daraka Larimore-Hall)

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