Subject: Region 6 Meeting, Executive Board, and a July Special Election
June 03, 2013
The July E-board will be held July 19-21, 2013 at the Hilton Orange County. The California Democratic Party is hosting a virtual phone bank so that activists throughout California can make a difference in the critical 16th State Senate District seat in support of Democratic Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez.
The Summer California Democratic Party (CDP) State Executive Board Meeting will be held the weekend of July 19-21, 2013, at the Hilton Costa Mesa in Orange County this year.
To introduce resolutions for consideration by the Party's Executive Board submittals must be provided to the CDP by June 19th. The Region 6 meeting (including San Francisco, San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties) in advance of the Executive Board meeting will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Transport Workers' Union (TWU) at 1521 Rollins Road in Burlingame, CA. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm.
Resolutions can be introduced for consideration by the Regional delegates at the meeting and submitted to the CDP.
The Region 6 meeting agenda is below:
2. CDP Updates
- Dem 2014
- Voter Registration Programs
3. Old Business
4. New Business
5. Resolutions for submittal. Resolutions can be submitted to the CDP Resolutions Committee at: www.cadem.org/submitresolution
July Executive Board
The July E-board will be held July 19-21, 2013 at the Hilton Orange County. See the link below for more information. Links for Registration, Observer passes and luncheon tickets will be available soon. Check online here in the coming days.
With the resignation of former Democratic State Senator Michael Rubio from the 16th State Senate District seat primarily located in Kern County, the Democratic Party supermajority in the State Senate has been diminished to 28 of seats out of a possible 40 - with 27 being the two-thirds threshold.
In a Special Election held in May, It initially appeared that Republican farmer Andy Vidak built a big enough lead in last week's 16th Senate District election to avert a runoff. Fortunately, the final vote totals showed that the Republican candidate did not succeed in avoiding a runoff opening an opportunity for Democratic Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez to vie for the seat in July 23 general election.
A Vidak win would not deprive Senate Democrats of their two-thirds super majority, but it would reduce it to a 28-12 margin - or a single vote more than required to retain the ability to pass new taxes or constitutional amendments without Republican input.
The California Democratic Party is hosting a virtual phone bank so that activists throughout California can make a difference in the critical race.
If you have a spare hour two to help elect Leticia Perez please visit
http://www.cadem.org/page?id=0101 and log in to help.
This is a critical race for the Democratic Party.
For more information on Leticia Perez please visit www.leticiaperez.org.
Keep San Mateo County Blue
The year ahead will be exciting and as always there remains much work to do as we prepare for the next elections and we invite all San Mateo County Democrats to participate in upcoming events and efforts to keep San Mateo County blue.