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January Newsletter


Message from the Chair



Over the last four weeks, we took a giant step towards a brighter future.  The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris restored new hope within our nation. From Biden’s introduction of a $1.9 trillion relief package to change the course of the pandemic, to rebuilding a country that celebrates its diversity – democracy has truly prevailed.


In the Golden State, California Democrats are working tirelessly to rebuild together. This month, Gov. Gavin Newsom revealed a $227 billion spending plan which provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts. The proposal will make investments towards a more equitable and inclusive economic recovery plan.


As Democrats strive to form a more perfect and purposeful union, I know that there is much more work to be done. We’ve made great progress despite a global pandemic. We’ve held true to the values of our democratic process. And Democrats have proven time and time again the power of our collective voices.


As Chair of the California Democratic Party, I am proud to stand in solidarity with you.


In unity,


Rusty Hicks


California Democratic Party

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News & Announcement

ADEMs Date Extension

The 2021 ADEM deadlines have been extended! 


All ADEMs ballots RECEIVED by Wednesday, February 3 will be counted. This is a one-week extension beyond the current “postmarked by January 27 and arrive by January 30” deadline. 


Many ADEM candidates took the time to write candidate statements, get to know the candidates running in your district by visiting: 


Final ADEM election results will be posted to the CADEM website, on Tuesday, February 9. 




CADEM Operation Department is opening a virtual office hour every Wednesday from 5:00- 6:00 pm. The office hours are open to County Chairs, Caucus Chairs, and Regional Directors who have questions about the current processes or deadlines required for organizing the Party membership. 


Register in advance for the office hours here 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


The Biden-Harris Administration Combats the Challenges Facing America


President Joe Biden has wasted no time in combating the challenges facing America.  Joe Biden immediately announced his emergency legislative plan to tackle the coronavirus and reboot our economy: The American Rescue Plan. The plan is a $1.9 trillion relief package designed to change the course of the pandemic, rebuild a bridge toward economic recovery and cut child poverty in half.


The American Rescue Plan would provide relief for American families and businesses, which includes:

  • A national vaccination program to contain COVID-19
  • Direct $1,400 payments to families
  • Raising the minimum wage to $15
  • Access to affordable child care
  • Emergency funding for small businesses


As we recover from the pandemic and rebuild together, we need your support to fight for the American people. Will you commit to joining the California Democrats to help our nation recover?

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DEM 2022 Has Kicked Off 




In 2020, California Democrats made over 20 million phone calls and sent more than 10 million text messages to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.  As we move through the year, we need your help to continue holding California Republicans accountable for denying the will of the American people. Can we count on you?


For a small contribution of  $7 dollars a month you can become a member of  DEM2022. Your support goes directly towards fighting for issues that are important to Democrats. Your support truly makes all the difference in our ability to train, organize, and mobilize Democrats across the state. A $7 contribution pays for 700 text messages to young voters!


California Democratic Leaders Fight to Protect California Renters


Governor Gavin Newsom and California Democrats are working to protect California renters and small landlords who are facing COVID-19 financial hardship. That’s why this week, they introduced a proposal to extend the nation’s strongest COVID-19 tenant eviction protections until June 30, 2021. The extended proposal protects tenants who have paid 25% of their rent since September 2020.


The proposal will:

  •   Provide $2.6 billion in federal relief to help Californians pay off unpaid rental debt
  •   Prioritize households with the highest need
  •   Pay 80% of any missing rent to landlords accrued between April 2020 and March 2021, as long as they agree to forgive the remaining 20%


As we recover from the pandemic together, we need your support to continue fighting for the American people. Will you commit to joining the California Democrats to help our nation recover?


Add your Name »


Trump Impeachment Trial Expected on February 9


Democrats and Republicans have come together in a bipartisan vote to hold Trump accountable and impeach him for a second time. As a result, this week, the House of Representatives’ impeachment manager delivered the article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection to the Senate. In response, the Senate is expected to begin the impeachment trial on February 9.


Local County Dem Highlights


The California Democratic Party would like to congratulate the new 2021-2022 County Central Committee Chairs. 


Democratic Party of Sacramento 

Tracie Stafford, Chair


Democratic Party of Alameda

Terry Sandoval, Chair


Democratic Party of Butte

Linda Fern, Chair


Democratic Party of Mariposa

Christina Oborn, Chair


Democratic Party of Mono

Joyce Kaufman, Chair


Democratic Party of Monterey

Karen Araijo, Chair


Democratic Party of Nevada

Eric Robins, Chair


Democratic Party of San Joaquin

Barbara Sasso, Chair


Democratic Party of Shasta

Jenny Abbe, Chair






DONATE NOW Our Democratic leaders are working hard to make California a better place to live. From fighting for good-paying jobs, combating climate change, to expanding healthcare access so all Californians can lead safe, healthy, prosperous lives — California’s Democratic leaders turn progressive ideas into meaningful action.

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