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Weekly Update – 6.22.18

It’s been another productive week for Your CDP Team. See below for a recap of this weeks activities. 

Organize! Organize! Organize! (And Get Hot At The End).

That’s been a mantra of our compatriots in the Labor Movement for decades. And its a mantra we embraced last year when we began deploying organizers to the key battleground districts throughout California. 

We were on the ground almost immediately after Chair Bauman took office.

By the end of the Primary, we had deployed almost two dozen organizers in key districts. 

Our organizing team worked on protests and town halls. They forged connections with Democrats and groups like Swing Left, Indivisible and Labor Unions.  They put together trainings so our activists can build up skillsets. They did everything they could to get the Big Blue Wave rolling in California and the results are clear:

  • Turnout is up over 10 percent from 2014, with many votes still being counted 
  • Democrats have a candidate in every Congressional District despite the real threat of Top Two Shutouts in key districts
  • We already picked up a State Assembly seat in San Diego
  • National forecasters have moved several seat rating towards Democrats

Chair Bauman and Your CDP Team are incredibly proud of these successes. The hard work of our organizing team and our activists has made sure that California is in the best possible position to help take back the House for Democrats.

Family Separation

Vice Chair Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker and Chair Bauman released the following statement on Trump’s kidnapping of Border Children:

“The images of children screaming and begging for their parents, locked up in cages like animals, will haunt our nation for generations just as those images of Japanese Americans locked up in internment camps continues to haunt us today. Trump is taking children hostage a tactic even the Mafia wouldn’t embrace. These photos will be remembered in the sad annals of American tragedies alongside the slave trade and the Trail of Tears for the disgusting lack of humanity they sow. 

Kidnapping children and using them as political pawns is un-American. It goes against everything this country is supposed to stand for. It’s appalling on every possible level, beginning with our morals and our faith. We must oppose this policy as vocally and forcefully as an earlier generation spoke out against slavery.

Democrats everywhere must call their Senators and Representatives to demand these children be reunited with their parents. History has shown us time and again that societies whither away to the dustbins of history when they stop caring for the safety and well-being of children. This is a moment where our basic humanity as a nation is on the line, and we must not fail.”

Brown is the New White

Dont miss Stephen Phillips, author of Brown is the New White, at our July Executive Board Meeting Luncheon.

Hell be discussing the extraordinary demographic changes that are making a new American Majority.

UPDATE: Tickets for the Luncheon have sold out.

Happy Birthday DIFi!

Your CDP Team is delighted to wish Senator Dianne Feinstein a Happy 85th Birthday! And in honor of our Senior Senator, here’s our favorite article from the Onion:


136 days until the Election!

–CDP Weekly Update