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Palm Springs Pride Festival November 3-5

The Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival is from Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023.

The Pride Parade is Sunday, Nov. 5 at 10:00am, stepping off from Palm Canyon Dr/Tachevah and proceeding to the entrance of the Pride Festival at Palm Canyon Dr./Amado.

The Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival is a street fair, a music festival, a gathering place, and the “Sip, Sashay, and Celebrate in the Pride Event Zone in Palm Springs” where attendees can enjoy beverages and foods with friends while exploring a diverse array of artists, entertainers, beverage stations, and purveyors of various items including jewelry, snacks, and sweets.

The Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival is free, but attendees can choose to help keep it free by purchasing a “Gateless Daily Ticket” for $15 daily or $35 for all 3 days. The donation is tax deductible as Palm Springs Pride is a 501 (c)(3) organization. The link to buy a Gateless Ticket donation is https://www.universe.com/embed2/events/palm-springs-pride-festival-tickets-H1C9T0

To get to the Festival area, Google the following address: 2200 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. There is plenty of parking in the downtown Palm Springs area. The City’s new Downtown Parking Garage behind the Hyatt Hotel is free. There are other civic lots and structures within a 5–10-minute walk, and there is some street parking, but all signage must be obeyed.

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Riverside Democrats Condemn Temecula School Board’s Actions

For Immediate Release

Banning books, rejecting social sciences curriculum, firing Superintendent
serve extremist agenda, not students.

Riverside, CA – 06/15/23 – Today, the Riverside County Democratic Party (RCDP) , led by Chair Joy Silver, voiced strong support of the actions taken by California Governor Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Rob Bonta, and Superintendent of Education Tony Thurmond against the right-wing extremist majority currently in control of the Temecula Valley Unified School District Board of Education (Board).  This, in response to the Board’s rejection of a social sciences curriculum that not only was recommended by staff and the State Board of Education but also satisfies legislated content for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Read more.

Candidate Monthly Speaking Policy

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RCDP Statement on MSU Mass Shooting: The Kids are NOT Alright


For Immediate Release

Riverside, CA— 02/14/2023 — Today, on the 5th anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, FL, where 17 children were massacred and 17 others injured in the attempt to murder them, we are once again reeling from yet another school shooting.  Read more…

Statement from RCDP Regarding Both the Pelosi and the Nichols Video Releases


For Immediate Release


Riverside, CA— 01/28/2023 — Yesterday, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, two horrific videos, that of the October 2022 attack on Paul Pelosi by a right-wing extremist, and the other the murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of the Memphis Police, were released to the public. This shows us again what happens when Othering takes place and people are violently hurt or murdered by those who invoke cruelty and call it justice. These latest traumatizing videos of yet another Black man brutalized by the hands of the police, or that of an innocent senior attacked by a hammer-wielding intruder because his wife is an elected leader, serve as a painful reminder of how far we have yet to progress in this country to stem systemic racism, misinformation, and hatred, the same trifecta of terror that leads to unthinkable atrocities like the Holocaust.  Read more…

RCDP Condemns Violent Attack on Trans Woman


RCDP Condemns Violent Attack on Trans Woman in Palm Springs - 8-10-2023






RCDP Welcomes New Chair

Joy Silver Elected as Chair of the Riverside County Democratic Party

Election Held During December Meeting of RCDP Following Exit of Former Chair Rodriguez

Riverside, CA— 12/12/2022At the December General Membership Meeting of the Riverside County Democratic Party, voting members elected the charismatic and energizing Palm Springs Democrat, Joy Silver, as the new Chair of the Riverside County Democratic Party. Incoming Chair Silver steps into the spot vacated by outgoing Chair Tisa Rodriguez, who resigned her position to join Close the Gap California. Fellow RCDP Members Yousuf Bhaghani of Corona and Edison Gomez-Krauss of Anza also ran for the Chair position but finished second and third, respectively.  Read more…

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.

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