All posts tagged: ADEM

The battle is joined: Lessons of the 2017 California Democratic ADEMs

The battle for the heart of the California Democratic Party has begun in earnest. November 8th taught millions of progressives an indelible lesson: the age of the part-time citizen is over. For too long, we have delegated power to those who hungered for it, who used it to enrich and aggrandize themselves, and who failed our Party, failed this great nation, and failed the Earth. I and millions like me awoke November 9th with an iron resolve to bring our principles to power. In the two months following the November 8th Presidential election, I joined nearly a thousand progressives running to become delegates to the California State Democratic Convention. Here in San Diego, we assembled slates in all seven districts of our county, contacting, vetting, and recruiting potential slate members, guiding and facilitating ‘get out the vote’ (GOTV) efforts, and sharing campaign literature across slates. It was an overwhelming feeling to look up in the aftermath of our own races and recognize that we had been part of a tidal wave of progressive struggle and triumph. Progressives won stunning victories across …

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

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 Date: Sunday, …

The Point Loma Dream Team Slate needs you to vote this Saturday!

To All Registered Democrats in the AD78 (Speaker Toni Atkins District) Please vote for the Pt Loma Dream Team slate this Saturday, 10 January between 10am and 12pm. Voting is at 1960 Quivira Way, Room E-1, San Diego, CA 92109 for smart people who seek your support. These are the people who will be representing you at the next two CA Democratic State Conventions. Details at http://78adem.org Read their Candidate Statements on this website, ask them questions, and vote for them on Saturday. http://78adem.org/ The members of this slate are members of at least 6 other County Democratic clubs. And we only asked the very best candidates. They are part of a progressive coalition which has been working together supporting progressive values throughout the city of San Diego. And the proof is in who they are. They have already shown you that they put action to their passion. Ed Harris, Nancy Casady, Rhoda Quate, Joe LaCava, Gretchen Kinney Newsom, John Loughlin, Linda Perine, Brian Polejes, Fred Rogers, Rebecca Taylor, Jon Wubbolding and Cynara Dawn Velazquez. It …