2021 Chartering Documents

If you represent a Democratic club and want to be chartered by the Riverside County Democratic Party (RCDP), the following  packet should answer all of your general questions about the chartering process and the necessary steps to successfully charter your organization.

2021 Democratic Club and Organization Charter Application Packet

2021 RCDP Delegate Election to the California Democratic Party

RCDP Members,

The Riverside County Democratic Party (RCDP) has fifty-three (53) slots in its delegation to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) for the 2021-2023 term. RCDP will elect members to the DSCC at the RCDP Meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021. To be eligible to run for the DSCC, you must be a Regular or Alternate Member of RCDP whose dues are paid in full or who has been granted a dues waiver, and should NOT already be a member of the DSCC by other means.

All candidates must submit a “Declaration of Candidacy” form to RCDP to be eligible to be elected to the DSCC at the January 11, 2021 meeting. The form must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 8, 2021 for all candidates. Any unfilled DSCC slots following the January 11, 2021 meeting may be filled at the direction of the RCDP Executive Board.

The 2021 California Democratic Party Convention will be held on Zoom from April 26th to May 2nd.  Anyone interested in being a Delegate should be prepared to take on the cost and responsibility.  Conventions are normally held in-person, requiring Delegates to plan for the travel and fees required to travel to Convention locations around the state. For 2021, all Delegates must be prepared to pay Delegate fees and ensure that they have a strong internet connection for the duration of the convention.  No decisions have been made about having future virtual conventions so all Delegates should plan on future conventions occurring in person with all associated costs and time commitments.

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Tisa Rodriguez
Tisa Rodriguez, Chair
Riverside County Democratic Party

Comments from Tisa Rodriguez, Chair, Riverside County Democratic Party

Today we celebrate the culmination of months of hard work through extraordinarily challenging times.  Despite the many challenges we have all faced, we have worked together to help elect our next President and Vice President! We have elected leadership that knows how to stay steadfast and focused through all kinds of adversity, knowing that realizing the vision for better America for all has to be our constant priority.  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are committed to being the President and Vice President for all of America, and we cannot wait to see them take office!

In this season of change, we have risen to the challenge to support a record number of Democrats, including our next President and Vice President.  We will remain hopeful as we watch the incoming results in Riverside County, with strong leads for several of our candidates, and close races for others. We will remain committed to counting every vote, and supporting every candidate.

For now we are able to take just a moment to catch our collective breath in celebration.  Tomorrow we consider how to continue our momentum, and build back better together!

Tisa Rodriguez
Tisa Rodriguez, Chair
Riverside County Democratic Party

Emmett Till Anti-Racism Pledge

Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African American boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of offending a white woman. The cruelness, barbarism, and brutality of his murder were heartbreaking.

His killers were acquitted.

Take the Emmett Till Anti-Racism Pledge

Read the current issue of our RCDP newsletter, “The Democratic Times”

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Statement on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg on 9-18-20

I was 13 years when Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court.  I remember being fascinated by this woman I watched in the confirmation hearings who appeared delicate at first, with a soft voice that spoke at a pace that was comfortable to her without compromise, but commanded the room with her intelligence and sense of moral conviction.  Her belief in equal rights was beautiful and unwavering, and considered the needs of every single one of us during her long career.  From her fight for woman’s right to choose, and stalwart defense of essential principle that love is love, to her insistent belief that every one of us is born with equal rights.  Known to so many of us lovingly as the Notorious RBG, she was quite simply a hero.

Now it is our time to carry on the legacy of giants and fight for our futures.    Tonight my heart is broken with all of yours, but tomorrow we redouble our efforts knowing that we have big shoes to fill.  I have no doubt that she would want us to continue to fight for our futures.  At the very moment I am writing statement this there are forces in this world who are determined to steal our rights, and replace a giant of the judiciary with corruption. We have to muster the courage of our convictions to do the work that is necessary from the ballot box to the halls of Congress until it achieved and not one of us is left behind.  This was the life’s work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and a legacy we will never forget.

In Solidarity,

Tisa Rodriguez
Tisa Rodriguez, Chair
Riverside County Democratic Party