Charlottesville: Hate Denied

Statement of California Democratic Party African American Caucus on Unite the Right rally:

The California Democratic Party African American Caucus condemns the organizers of the Unite the Right rally for their attempt to spread hate, fear, and dissension in our country last weekend.

The will of the Alt-Right to turn back the clock on our social progress will be denied.

It will be denied, because it is reprehensible!

It will be denied, because it is morally wrong!

It will be denied, because we will not allow it!

We will stand with our brothers and sisters in Charlottesville, the men and women like the Honorable Wes Bellamy and the late Heather Heyer, in an unbroken chain of agape love, a chain that is strong enough to bind the ugliness that some would loose on our country for their personal gain as in days past.

We will not let anyone turn us around.

Hon. Darren W. Parker, Chair

 

  • Photos attributed to Associated Press

Protecting our Voting Rights in California

 

The African American Caucus reposts an article:

A Crisis: Voting Rights Attacked!

The US Constitution is clear: American citizens have a right to vote. There should be unfettered access to becoming a registered voter and to the ballot box. This is the goal of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which has its 52nd Anniversary today.

Donald Trump has created a “Voter Integrity” Commission asking for information from every states to determine who can and cannot vote. The Commission is to decrease voter participation. There can be no other interpretation. I am delighted Alex Padilla, California’s Secretary of State will not share the voter information of California voters with the Commission.

Yet Trump’s commission, and many states like Kansas, have gone in the opposite direction of the Voting Rights Act. They repeat lies about voter fraud to justify policies that make it harder for eligible citizens to register and vote.

But let’s not lose hope. While some states are working to roll back voting rights, there are other states that are advancing policies that maintain the integrity of our elections and make it easier for people to register and vote.

I’m proud to say that California is one of those states and we are committed to strengthening voter rights.

If you have any questions or concerns about voting or just want to learn more about California’s election process and issues, please contact my office or visit the California Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/. Also, to view the California Voter Bill of Rights, please click here (LINK TO http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-bill-rights/)

 

Darren W. Parker

Congressional Crusader for Our Cause

 

Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been fighting for the cause, our cause and everyone’s cause since I can remember! She has the political acumen, the sheer tenacity and the bold audacity to say not only what we are thinking but more! She gives us hope, carries the torch of injustice for all and remains steadfast in her determination to not simply be heard but be acknowledged. She demands action, not lip service, she wants to see her community thrive and she does not accept no for an answer.

Waters is unapologetic and black. She does not paint her community as victims, but rather she stands up and openly declares that she will not demand anything less than what her community deserves. Whether that mean she must fight for work opportunities for blacks, protest airports that seek to further gentrify or raise a fist to government funded drug wars on the inner cities, she will be there.

Today she continues to fight for healthcare, environmental protections, the preservation of our public schools and the list goes on and on. But most of all she has become a sounding trumpet against a broken federal administration, and even as she is threatened, she stands, even as she is in danger, she speaks and even as she faces strong dissent she rises. She rises for us and she rises for you.

What will you do? Don’t just sit and watch her. Join the fight. Join a cause. Join the African American Caucus!

Our Regional Directors

The African American Caucus is one of the few caucuses in the California Democratic Party that have Regional Directors. Their role is a very important one for our local communities. Not only are they the voice of the African American Caucus but they are the official representatives of the caucus in communities near you. These directors are not to be confused with CDP Regional Directors that represent specific regions on behalf of the California Party as a whole.

Our directors are considered the lead contact for constituents in their local region and/or assembly districts and they desire to support African American candidates and issues in your area. In addition, they are the “Go-to” person for statewide issues and initiatives that have been voted and endorsed by the caucus. Although they also have the ability to individually support other issues, their primary role is to disseminate information on behalf of the caucus and the state democratic party.

Each Regional Director should apply and can be appointed. One of their duties is to  prepare a report for the Executive Board meeting. All of our Regional Directors are dynamic and accomplished men and women who are demonstrated activists for the cause of African Americans and advocates for those things that uplift our communities.

We are happy to bring profiles of each of these members soon so stay tuned!

2017 California Democratic Party Summer Executive Board Meeting

 

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Charlottesville: Hate Denied

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