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

El Doradohhhhh!
Big congratulations to the El Dorado County Democratic Party, and El Dorado Chair Lori Anzini, for opening their brand new headquarters! This is great news from one of our soon-to-be-blue counties. The El Dorado Democratic headquarters was funded through the generosity of the local El Dorado County Democrats, and will focus on voter registration, voter education and sending Tom McClintock packing in 2018! A soft opening was held this week to celebrate Halloween, and the formal opening will take place next week. Great work, El Dorado Democrats!

Executive Board Update
The Fall 2017 California Democratic Party Executive Board meeting will be held November 17th-19th in Millbrae. We’re excited to be welcoming Rep. Ted Lieu as our Sunday Keynote speaker! Rep. Lieu has emerged as one of Donald Trump’s most effective and fearless critics, and he is the author of the No First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017, which the CDP endorsed in August.

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We’re also excited to be bringing back DEM2018 Bingo, and are pleased to announce a breakfast with Chair Eric C. Bauman. For more information on the Executive Board, including tentative agenda and registration information, visit the CDP Executive Board webpage.

CDP Platform – Final Platform Hearing this Weekend
The CDP Platform Central Valley Statewide Hearing will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10 AM, prior to the November CDP Executive Board Meeting. The information is as follows:

CDP Platform Central Valley Statewide Hearing
Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 10 AM
California Teachers Association – Fresno Regional Resource Center
5330 N. Fresno St.
Fresno, CA 93710

Testimony can also be submitted online. The deadline to submit written testimony and language proposals is Friday, November 17, 2017, at 5 PM. To submit written testimony and language proposals, please visit the CDP Platform Committee webpage at Please feel free to share this information with your contacts.

Dodger Blue(s)
Well, looks like it will be another year before California can bring home the World Series Trophy, last claimed by our San Francisco Giants. Congratulations to all our CADEM members – including a few of our officers – who waited almost three decades (and in some cases, their entire lives) to see their team compete in the World Series. And a big congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for such a thrilling, memorable season. As we like to say, “On to 2018!”

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Rules Committee – Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee
The Rules Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee is taking written testimony on bylaw amendment proposals regarding language on disabilities accessibility and public meetings. Written testimony may be submitted online via webform on the Rules Committee webpage at until November 15, 2017.

The Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Executive Board Meeting, to take oral testimony or comments and vote on a recommendation to be considered at the Rules Committee Meeting during the Executive Board Meeting weekend. For other Rules Committee information and documents, please visit

In Case You Missed It
CDP Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall and CDP Secretary Jenny Bach responded to the revelations made by former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile.

CDP Chair Eric C. Bauman debated California Republican Party Chair Jim Brulte. Chair Bauman also appeared on Headline News to discuss the latest bombshells in the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Election.

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One week closer to 2018!

–CDP Update