Candidates for Chair of California Democrats to Speak

All Democrats are welcome to attend this free event!

Hosted By:
Riverside County Democratic Party, Riverside County Young Democrats, and Your Riverside County Democratic Clubs

Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PM

IBEW Local 440

1405 Spruce Street
Riverside, CA 92507

There are three candidates vying to be the new Chair of the California Democratic Party. This role is critical in shaping the future of our party and defining where we go from here. Candidates Daraka Larimore-Hall, Kimberly Ellis, and Rusty Hicks will be joining us to discuss their visions for our party and why they are best suited for the job.

For those who are unable to attend in person, Riverside County Young Democrats will be streaming a Facebook Live feed – so make sure you are following them on Facebook so you don’t miss out!

Watch our Facebook page for opportunities to submit questions for the Candidates.

This Venue is ADA Compliant. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for persons with disabilities. Please call 760-698-8108 48 hours in advance to make your request or for any questions, including but not limited to the program, parking, restroom facilities, American Sign Language requirements, or alternate format materials.

by Susan Dye, Riverside County  Democratic Party

City Council Candidates to Speak

Reminder: Thursday, February 21st, DGR will host city council candidates for seats in Wards 1,3, and 5.

Meeting begins at 7 p.m., but we will be eating, drinking, and writing postcards starting at 6 p.m.,so  feel free to come early and also grab a good seat!

 

Show Your Democratic Pride

Ever felt like the only Dem in the Inland Empire ?

Never feel alone again!   Sport one of DGR’s new bumper stickers and spread the Democratic love.

Available now for $1.00.  Get yours at our next meeting.

Build the “Farm Team”

After the GOP lost to the Democrats in 2008, they started building from the bottom up. City councils and school boards, county board of supervisors, statehouses, governorships, and district judgeships  became GOP strongholds.  This allowed for changes in education policy, city and state opposition to federal policies affecting immigrants, health care, and the environment, and, perhaps most importantly, gerrymandering and voter suppression.

We MUST take the pages from their playbook and build a Democratic Farm Team.  Local government positions affect city,county and state races.  They also train the next generation of Democrats who can represent the people and our party’s values and positions.  Name recognition and a positive track record attract supporters, campaign workers, and donations. In future elections, the character of a candidate will, and should, count more than ever.   Serving in local offices give serious candidates an opportunity to show they serve the PEOPLE, not their pocketbooks, their egos, their families and friends, or a foreign power.

We urge you to “vet” our local candidates, monitor their actions and voting patterns, and consider running for office yourself!  Training opportunities will be made available in future and you can also get experience by helping with a campaign in whatever fashion suits your time and personality.

If we want to make it to the “World Series of Politics” in 2020 and beyond, we need to support and strengthen the Democratic team.  Go, Dems !