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

 

For Immediate Release

01/28/2023

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.

Tyre Nichols was only 29 years old when five Memphis police officers decided that the often violent and racist underlying culture of policing and the power of the badge allowed them to be judge, jury, and executioners on the night of January 7, 2023. These officers may have been fired and charged with second degree murder, and justice may be served if they are convicted and sentenced to the maximum punishment available under the law, but there must be codified change.

From the events of January 6, 2021, where insurrectionists chanted threats at Speaker Pelosi and Vice-President Pence to the right-wing extremist kidnapping plot against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, those who use their platforms to incite violence, hate, misinformation, and racism must be held accountable. We must continue to press our legislators to ensure we have a criminal justice system that lives up to the promise of “Justice for All”. We must hold our leaders accountable when injustice and death are perpetrated upon our communities of color. We must work hard to put people in office who uphold the very ideals of dismantling systemic racism and finding a more enlightened path to justice. We must continue to fight this very real threat to our democracy. It’s time to put a stop to the domestic terrorism.


The Riverside County Democratic Party (RCDP) is one of 58 County Committees affiliated with the California Democratic Party (CADEM). They drive boots-on-the-ground efforts of registering voters, fundraising, electing candidates up and down the ballot, and fighting voter suppression. The RCDP is a volunteer-run organization that works to engage voters and fight for working-class values.

 For more information, press only:

Lisa Andres
PR Committee Chair/
Corresponding Secretary
Corresponding.sec.rcdp@gmail.com

2023 General Membership Meeting Schedule

RCDP 2023 SGM MTG SCHEDULE V6

Assembly District Caucus Meetings

AD47
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Starts at 6:30pm
Meeting ID: 880 3324 7041
Passcode: 911790
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88033247041?pwd=Z0pKUXpSbWVwVmFXeVRzRWZqTythUT09

AD58
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Starts at 6:00pm
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvc-6vrzwqEtwaKGDyPbWcJw0OjbTplnY-
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

AD71
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Starts at 6:30pm
Meeting ID: 867 3527 6320
Passcode: 492790
Join Zoom Meeting:
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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.

Bringing Decades of Experience

Joy Silver, also served as Vice-President of the club, Democratic Women of the Desert, has not only been serving as an alternate for her assembly district on the RCDP, but also is a member of multiple state party caucuses. She brings with her over 45 years of experience in senior and affordable housing development, reproductive healthcare, mental health, and senior care services. Joy currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for a non-profit affordable housing developer.

“When I hear the name Joy Silver,” said Lake Elsinore Mayor, Timothy J. Sheridan, during Joy’s 2020 campaign for California State Senate, “I think commitment and hard work”

Plans for the Party’s Future

Chair Silver is immediately going to work with the 2024 Presidential Election in mind. Narrow losses in partisan races centered in Riverside County were countered with important victories for RCDP, such as the first majority Democrat Board of Supervisors in the County’s history.  “I have the dedication, skill, experience, vision and creativity to lead us into winning the battle for Democratic control of Riverside County,” says Silver, “and get our candidates elected up and down the ballot.” The Riverside County Democratic Party is happy to welcome her and get to work.

 

The Riverside County Democratic Party (RCDP) is one of 58 County Committees affiliated with the California Democratic Party (CADEM). They drive boots-on-the-ground efforts of registering voters, fundraising, electing candidates up and down the ballot, and fighting voter suppression. The RCDP is a volunteer-run organization that works to engage voters and fight for working-class values.

For more information, press only:

Lisa Andres
PR Committee Chair/Corresponding Secretary
Corresponding.sec.rcdp@gmail.com

Links

https://riversidecountydemocrats.org
https://cadem.org/county-committees/
https://www.facebook.com/RiversideCountyDemocrats

2023 Club Chartering

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.

2023 Chartering Documents

2022 Election Results

 

 

Riverside County ROV November 8, 2022 Election Results

CADEM Voter Resource Hotline – Call 1-877-321-VOTE (8683) For Voting Questions/Assistance or to Report an Issue

The California Democratic Party has made this Voter Protection handout that is especially useful for anyone wanting to vote in person and/or who might need a provisional ballot on site.

CADEM VOTER HOTLINE, final

RCDP CODE OF CONDUCT AND POLICY AGAINST HARASSMENT AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

RCDP Members,

The Executive Board voted to approves the RCDP Code of Conduct and Anti-Harrassment Policy at the January 25, 2021 Executive Board Meetings. 

All members are required to read and sign the Code of Conduct and Anti-Harrassment Policy by February 5th at 5 pm. 

Click Here to Read the Code of Conduct and Anti-harassment Policy and Sign Your Acknowledgment:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqR64lq5ptyTVrE3aCe-_WKq4vCgykEp9XXRXLAulgW9b1fw/viewform

Thank you,

In Solidarity,

Tisa Rodriguez, Chair

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