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This has been another productive week for the CDP. See below for a recap of the week’s activities.

NorCal Platform Committee Hearing – Tomorrow!
Don’t miss your opportunity to shape our Party’s statement of values as we head into the 2018 election cycle. The CDP Northern California Platform Hearing is tomorrow:

Platform Committee Northern Statewide Hearing
Saturday, September 23, 2017 10 AM – 12 PM
California Democratic Party Headquarters
1830 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95811

For the first time ever, the CDP Platform Committee is incorporating remote testimony. If you are unable to attend the Hearing in person, you can participate online using — available for free on iOS, Android, Mac, or PC. Download Zoom.Us here.

Alternatively, you can connect by phone at (646) 558-8656, Meeting ID 943 330 644.

Please note: The Platform Committee requires all testimony to be submitted in writing. Please visit the Platform Committee webpage to submit written testimony and for more information on the Committee.

Jeff Denham? More Like Jeff DONE-ham  
This week, the Central Valley Democratic Club held a candidates forum for the Democrats running to challenge–and defeat–Jeff Denham next year. More than 250 people came to see the six candidates who were at the first debate for the Democratic nomination for the 10th Congressional district of CA. The event was exceptionally well organized and conducted. Congrats to the Central Valley Democratic Club and all the amazing volunteers who made this a resounding success!


Resolutions Committee Submission Deadline
The deadline to submit a timely resolution for consideration at the Executive Board Meeting in November is 5:00PM on Wednesday, October 18th. For information on how to submit resolutions, or to check out the resolutions that have been previously adopted by the CDP, please visit the Resolutions Committee webpage on the CDP website. 

Rules Committee – Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee
The Rules Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee has issued a draft recommendation report regarding CDP Bylaw amendment proposals referred to the Subcommittee. Interested parties may submit written comments or testimony on this draft recommendation report until Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Written comments may be submitted online via webform on the Rules Committee webpage.

Don’t Forget about Dues
A friendly reminder to delegates… If you’ve not yet had a chance to pay your DSCC dues, click here to do so. Members who have not paid their dues will not be able to register for Executive Board or Convention.

CDP Officers Out & About
CDP Vice Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker was the keynote speaker at the California Latina Democrats – Fresno County. She spoke to a packed house about her experiences in the political arena, and the insights she’s gained as one of the most visible and high-profile Latinas in California politics.

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In Case You Missed It…
CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman shared a Rosh Hashanah greeting with California Democrats. He also reacted to Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations:

“It’s clear that the peace and safety of the world is caught up between two crazy men locked in a contest to see whose rockets are bigger and shoot farther… For the safety and security of the world, Congress must act to constrain Trump’s ability to drag us into a long, bloody war over his pathetic, macho posturing.”

And CDP Political Director Clark Lee urged folks to #MaulTheRecall this Saturday at the Josh Newman SuperWalk in Orange County. If you’re in SoCal, stop by this great event to help us get the word out about the misleading Recall of Senator Josh Newman.


One week closer to 2018!

— CDP Update