Thanks to everyone who worked to get SB54 through the Senate. Every phone call, every meeting, and every person we talked to made a difference.
The California Values Act still faces some major opposition in the Assembly. So let's celebrate this first step, but then roll up our sleeves and get to work in urging our Assembly members to vote YES for our California Values.
I will send out an update tomorrow on our efforts to support immigrant and Religious Community protections and our growing coalition of advocates.
SB54 should be on the Assembly floor for debate soon.
There will be a committee assigned to the bill; committee members will be posted as soon as information becomes available.
In the meantime, please call your state Assemblypersons and tell them that you live in their district and you support SB54! Ask them to support SB54.
Let them know that the wording has been changed so felons are not protected.
Also mention that according to an ITEP report 2016, undocumented immigrants add 3.1 billion to local and state tax funds. If they are granted legal status, they will add 2.18 billion more to the tax funds. There are ACLU,First Five, etc activists all over California who are fighting for this bill. Some Sheriffs are fighting against this bill is because they make around $80/day for housing undocumented immigrants in their jails.
To find your assemblyperson go to ca.gov
Contra Costa County’s Democratic Leadership Elect New Officers to Lead Their Party on the Eve of Trump’s Inauguration
PLEASANT HILL, CA - The Democratic Leadership representing over 311,000 registered Democrats in Contra Costa County elected new Officers by acclamation at its reorganization meeting on January 19, 2017, the eve of Republican President Trump’s Inauguration. Also elected were members of the Executive Committee and California Democratic Party Convention delegates - these are two-year terms.
Attached is the 2017-2018 Committee Chair and Membership application. All members should complete the application and return to the chair, Maria Alegria, by February 7, 2017 so that the officers may make their selections and assignments by February 16, 2017.
Please contact Maria Alegria at firstname.lastname@example.org or at her personal email address (personal email address is included in the application form) with any questions.
Democrats registered in Assembly District 15 (Tony Thurmond is our Assemblymember), are invited to participate in the ADEM (Assembly District Election Meeting) at the Community Room of the Albany Library from 11:30-2 PM.Read more
Please join our celebration at the IBEW Hall Local 302, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez. Our Holiday event is 6:00 - 9:00 pm and is a POTLUCK, so please bring your favorite appetizer, side dish, salad, or original dessert to serve 12-15 people. The Committee will provide some entree food, some dessert, and beverages, wine, beer, but if you have a beverage you would like to share, that is great.
IBEW Hall, Local 302, is where we had our meetings in the past. Many thanks to Business Manager Tom Hansen and our many other friends in the Brotherhood.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO CELEBRATING WITH YOU! Please bring your Democratic friends!
In preparing the entree, we would like to get a headcount. We would appreciate if you RSVP to Scott Rafferty, email@example.com or 202-380-5525.Read more
As we prepare for the January Organizational Meeting (Thursday, January 19, 2017) where we will seat our new members elected this past June and elect officers, please be aware of the following, including an Open Seat in District 5 that will also be filled at the January meeting.Read more
The following are the final endorsements of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County.
The list below is inclusive of all endorsed candidates and measures. Local slate cards, like those mailed to regular voters, can be downloaded/printed from the links at the bottom of this page.Read more
CONCORD, CA, OCTOBER 8, 2016 – Following recent hate crimes in Antioch, Richmond, and Concord, the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County (DPCCC) urges Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson to charge the perpetrators with hate crime enhancements and reiterates its support for minority communities throughout Contra Costa County.Read more
We are all excited to have a terrific Democratic candidate for State Assembly District 16. Now it's up to us to help get her elected. Come do some canvassing BEFORE the DPCCC Picnic on Sunday, September 25. We will meet at 10:30 AM at Sycamore Valley Park, 2101 Holbrook, Danville, at the top of the parking lots near the Basketball court. Take the Sycamore Valley exit from 680. Go East about 3 miles, and turn left onto Holbrook at a stoplight. RSVP to Jon Jon@votecookkallio.com. See you there!