Tag Archive for California Democratic Party

Fix California’s Budget Process

A small minority of Republicans has held the entire California budget process hostage year after year. Their ransom? They refuse to vote for the state budget until deals are made to eliminate environmental protections, decimate programs that help the poor and middle class, weaken worker safety, and rollback consumer protections.

California needs a majority vote budget – and you can help

From the California Democratic Party’s web site at http://www.cadem.org Teachers, firefighters and nurses have launched a petition drive to put a majority vote budget on the ballot in November. Their measure changes the vote requirement to pass a budget from two-thirds to a simple majority and penalizes legislators for failing to do their most important…

Time to run for OC Central Committee seats

The California Democratic Party is governed by ordinary citizens who are, for the most part, elected members of Democratic Central Committees from their various counties. Candidates for County Central Committee appear on the June primary ballot, and six members are elected from each Assembly District. The responsibility of Central Committee members is attend a monthly…

CA Democratic Party Chair on Prop 8 Decision

This release just came in from California Democratic Party Chairman Senator John Burton (Ret.). Today’s decision, while heartbreaking, doesn’t end the historic struggle for marriage equality. It renews our dedication to making sure all California families can again enjoy the dignity, commitment and responsibility of marriage.  I commend the California Supreme Court for validating the…

Senator Barbara Boxer and California Democratic Party to Honor the Brosnans

Senator Barbara Boxer and the California Democratic Party present The First Annual Environmental Leadership Awards Honoring Keely & Pierce Brosnan — Environmentalists Diane Meyer Simon — Founder, Global Green Matt Petersen — Executive Director, Global Green Bonnie Raitt — Environmentalist Joel Reynolds — Senior Attorney & Director of Southern California Programs Natural Resources Defense Council Featuring a…

Democrats Should Be Joining the Tea Parties

Democrats are responding to the growing nationwide phenomena of anti-tax “tea parties” protests by mocking them and by pointing out that they are prompted and run by right-wing organizations. Neither response is a winning political strategy. It is pure political stupidity — and bad economic policy — for Democrats to treat the tax protests with derision…