On the same day that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors filled the vacancy for county’s elected District Attorney, legislation authored by San Diego's Democratic Assemblymember Todd Gloria to reform county elections for county-level officials received the approval of the Senate Elections Committee and advanced to its final stop in the legislative process: the State Senate floor.
The 2017 California Democratic Convention took place May 19-21 in Sacramento, culminating in the election of a new Chair and statewide officers. Other events included the election of Regional Directors, the approval of resolutions, vigorous campaigning for public offices that will be on the ballot next year, and some powerful speeches by elected officials and other progressive leaders.
Four resolutions were been adopted by San Diego County Democratic Central Committee at the May 16 meeting. The resolutions included moving to open-source voting systems, rejecting Donald Trump's immigration policies, rejecting anti-competitive healthcare practices, and calling for full public funding of higher education.
The County Democratic Party is teaming up with Congressman Scott Peters to host voter registration training this year, with two options scheduled in June. Learn how to plan and lead a voter registration drive, including requirements and best practices. We'll answer questions and provide materials you can use to get started.
When nearly 200 people interested in running for office or managing a campaign in 2018 signed up for our training event in March, we knew we had to schedule more sessions to meet the demand! In support of all prospective and declared Democratic candidates, we are hosting a series of candidate and campaign trainings thorughout the summer. Join us to learn more about what it takes to run for office, how to be a successful candidate, and what the Party's endorsement process is.
As candidates begin to throw in their hats for California's 50th Congressional race, the San Diego County Democratic Party is excited to see so many strong candidates. With incumbant Duncan Hunter (R) seeking re-election, many Democratic candidates have already annouced their bid. We are very enthusiastic to see this motivation behind the candidates and now it's time for them to campaign and show their strengths. Endorsements for Congress, State Senate and Assembly will be made by California Democratic Party delegates in February of 2018.
We have had a record-breaking number of people step up and declare interest in running for office in 2018! In support of all prospective and declared Democratic candidates, we are hosting a series of candidate and campaign trainings thorughout the summer. Join us to learn more about what it takes to run for office, how to be a successful candidate, and what the Party's endorsement process is.
We're marching through April! Join San Diego Democrats and fellow citizens at three upcoming rallies:
Over 1,000 Democrats gathered this past weekend at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel for the 37th Annual Roosevelt Dinner for food, fun, comraderie, and to recognize volunteers and Democratic leaders across the county. The Party also recognized the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for these organizations outstanding work standing up for minorities, immigrants, Muslims, and anyone facing discrimination in San Diego County.
California's new Attorney General will be the keynote speaker at the San Diego County Democratic Party's Roosevelt Dinner on April 8. "Xavier is on the verge of becoming one of the party's lead adversaries against a Trump administration," as NBC News reported when his appointment was announced in December. "Becerra will be in a key position to challenge ... Donald Trump's policies and mandates that seek to undo those of California and other states on everything from energy and the environment to immigration, marriage equality, and health care."