April 13th 2020 Organizational Meeting CANCELED.

RCDP Members and Democratic Community,

The Riverside County Democratic Party is canceling the April 13th 2020 Organizational Meeting In light of recent guidance provided by health officials, and the California Democratic Party.  The rules approved for this meeting would have required in-person attendance for all voting members.  Instead of meeting on April 13th, the following will occur:

  • All members who successfully completed all candidate filing requirements for seats on RCDP, and were either elected or appointed in lieu of election following the 2020 Presidential Primary Election will be seated automatically after the certification of the Primary Election vote by the Riverside County Registrar of Voters.  2020 RCDP Members will be contacted to complete all membership dues and paperwork requirements in the next few weeks.

  • RCDP will schedule the 2020 Organizational Meeting for May 11, 2020 after further consultation. The 2020 Organizational Meeting will be scheduled with the option for an in-person or electronic meeting, as needed to ensure the health and safety of all involved.

  • A new set of Rules for the Election that will provide for equal opportunities to participate in all positions up for election (Chair, Vice Chair, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Controller, AD Chairs, AD Secretaries).

  • Training and assistance will be provided to ensure that all members are able to participate in any kind of electronic meetings that are necessary while the current CDP Meeting Guidance continues to apply.

  • RCDP Officers who will continue as RCDP Members in 2020-2021 will continue to act in place while planning for the 2020 Organizational Meeting on May 11th.

  • No current officers will convene any election for which they may be considered as a candidate.  The requirement to have a convener who is unaffiliated with RCDP for the 2020 Organizational Meeting will remain in place.

Details will be made available at www.riversidecountydemocrats.org and by email as they develop.  Thank you all for continuing to work with RCDP, and for your commitment to all working together in a manner that keeps us all safe and healthy.

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Tisa Rodriguez
Chair
Riverside County Democratic Party

Endorsement Announcement

The Members of the Riverside County Democratic Party have voted to endorse Stephen Jaffe for Rancho Mirage City Council!  Mr Jaffe is an attorney,  an advocate for the mentally ill and their families, and a supporter of animal rights.  He currently serves as National Legal Counsel for the American Federation of Aviculture, provides volunteer legal service fo the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and is the incoming Vice President of the Democrats of the Desert.

Legal scholars will know his work on the landmark Chadam v Palo Alto Unified School District, the landmark lawsuit that established his young client, a person who is carrier of a genetic marker for a certain disease, as a part of a protected class under the ADA.

To learn more about Mr Jaffe, and volunteer on his campaign, please contact him at: jaffe4citycouncil@gmail.com

The City of Rancho Mirage General Municipal Election will be held April 14th!

All ballots will be mailed to Rancho Mirage voters. Ballots can be returned by mail, dropped off at the Registrar of Voters (2720 Gateway Drive, Riverside, CA 92507), or dropped off at Rancho Mirage City Hall (69825 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270) by 8pm on April 14th. The last day to register to vote for this election is March 30th!

Let’s get the vote out for Stephen Jaffe, the Democratic voice for Rancho Mirage City Council!

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Tisa Rodriguez
Chair
Riverside County Democratic Party

Endorsements

Official 2020 CDP Primary Endorsed Candidates –
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Senate District 28 – Joy Silver

Joy Silver became our official endorsed candidate for the upcoming Special Primary Election in Senate District 28 at a Special Election Endorsing Caucus held on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The Special Election Primary will be held on March 3, 2020, and (if necessary) the General Election will be held on May 12, 2020.

 

The following are candidates running in non-partisan races endorsed by the Riverside County Democratic Party:

Riverside County Board of Supervisors, District 1 – Melissa Bourbonnais

Riverside City Council, Ward 2 – Andy Melendrez

Member, Riverside County Board of Education, TA 3 – Cory A. Jackson

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

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