Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, has been declared a winner in his race to represent California on the Democratic National Committee. “I am honored to have been chosen by fellow Democrats across California to represent our state and fight for a bold, progressive party that leaves no one behind,” said Rodriguez-Kennedy.
"The Democratic Party stands with our UCSD College Democrats, and all those affected by these rate changes. Further, our Party supports College Democratic leaders at UCSD, SDSU, CSUSM, PLNU, and Mesa College in their fight to prevent unfair and unaffordable tuition and rate hikes across San Diego County."
"I am so proud and thankful for the leadership displayed this week by our San Diego legislative delegation, Senate pro Tempore Atkins, Assembly Speaker Rendon, and Governor Newsom's offices. When our Democratic leaders stand on principle, they demonstrate that when we lead with our party's values, we win, and we are able to make change for our communities, our state, and our country."
"Reproductive justice is a non-negotiable, bedrock principle of the Democratic Party. The legislation, the rhetoric, and the actions against women this week is shocking, tyrannical -- and above all, unconstitutional. Let us be clear about what this is: it is an all-out war on women. If the Republican Party has declared war on women's rights, then that war will be won by women, and the Democratic Party will have your back in this fight."
“Republican Kristin Gaspar can try to make voters forget that she's spent the last two years supporting Trump's outrageous border wall and racist, anti-immigrant agenda. San Diegans rejected Trump in 2016, and we will make sure that voters know that Kristin Gaspar shares Donald Trump's values, not ours.”
In response to multiple allegations of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment against San Diego Unified School Board Trustee Kevin Beiser, the San Diego County Democratic Party has called for the board member's immediate resignation.
“The San Diego County Democratic Party stands solidly in support of the survivors of sexual assault and harassment. There is no place in our community or our party for this type of behavior, and we will move swiftly to condemn and take action against anyone who is found to have committed such acts. Due to the heinous nature of the allegations against SDUSD School Board Trustee Kevin Beiser, the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee will consider a resolution calling for his resignation."
This week the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to sue the Trump Administration for its policy on asylum seekers, who are now left in local communities without any resources while their cases are processed. After Republican Supervisor Kristin Gaspar cast the only vote against the lawsuit, County Democratic Party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy issued the following statement.
SAN DIEGO -- Last Tuesday the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee elected a new leadership team for the 2019-2020 election cycle, resulting in the youngest Executive Board in the County Democratic Party's history. Among the newer members elected to the board are six millennial officers, including new Party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, 31, a U.S. Marine Veteran and the president of the California Young Democrats and San Diego Democrats for Equality.
The San Diego County Democratic Party is supporting an unprecedented 140 local candidates on the November 6 ballot -- nearly twice as many as the Party endorsed in the last midterm cycle. Against the backdrop of a historically divisive presidency that has sparked progressive activism from coast to coast, the local Democratic Party's current candidates are also particularly diverse, with many newly engaged in electoral politics: 65% are non-incumbents, 55% are women, and at least 35% are people of color. Also, for the first time ever, nonpartisan voters outnumber Republicans in San Diego County. Democrats now lead with 36% of all local voters, followed by nonpartisans at 30% and Republicans at 29%.