Murrieta School Board Transgender Student/Parent Notification Policy Upheld in Defiance of California Department of Education Order

Riverside, CA – 04/22/2024 – In an unsurprising twist in the saga of ultra-conservative school boards in southwest Riverside County, the Murrieta School Board, in a 3-2 vote held on Thursday, April 18, made the choice to defy an order to end its illegal and discriminatory practice, as defined by an April 10th California Department of Education report, of notifying a student’s parents if the student has signaled to any school district employee that they wish to be identified as a gender other than that which they were biologically assigned at birth. To be clear, this does not involve any sort of medical or surgical treatment as no school is authorized to do this. It often concerns something as benign as a change of name or nickname and pronouns and may be emotionally and psychologically meaningful to trans youth.

The Murrieta School Board seems less interested in the welfare of youth, or even the true interests of parents. Area Christian Nationalists and other right wing extremist groups are using our local school boards as so many pawns on a chess board to fight Sacramento, spending everyone’s tax dollars in a relentless pursuit of throwing a wrench in the spokes of what they see as a “woke” machine, recklessly hurting anyone and anything in their path. Everyone comes out losing in this process, both targeted trans children who are the victims and their parents, while extremists use these opportunities to stoke incendiary hatred and bigotry in their effort to oppress and erode our freedoms.

We call on Governor Gavin Newsom, Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Attorney General Rob Bonta to make good on their promise to take control of these schools who continue to defy the laws that protect our children from outside forces of hate, including these draconian forced “outing” policies. No one is above the law. If former Presidents can be held accountable, so can rogue school boards.


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Phoning with Friends

Join us in-person or on Zoom to call highly-engaged Democrats in our target precincts to help mobilize Democrats in their own neighborhood that did not vote in the 2022 General Election. After these highly-engaged Democrats see how fun and easy it is to talk with their Democratic neighbors, the Political Action Committee will be reaching out to see if they are interested in becoming a Neighborhood Captain!

Each shift helps the Riverside County Democratic Party contact the very Democrats we need to turn out in order to win big in 2024!

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● A brief training will be provided at the beginning of each shift; if you need to join a shift late, personal training will also be provided.
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Texting Tuesday

Join us for a quick, hands-on training session to learn how to use a text banking app called Outreach Circle.

As we approach the next presidential election, the stakes couldn’t be higher. We must defend our democratic process and fight for our values. Victory in 2024 in Riverside County and beyond will depend on Democratic turnout. The best way to combat apathy, disinformation, and mistrust is to build relationships within our own neighborhoods. We are developing a county-wide program that will help us strengthen our Democratic community through neighbor-to-neighbor outreach and would love for you to join us!

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Get Out the Vote in Western Riverside County

The Riverside County Democratic Party (RCDP) is asking YOU to help turn out the vote in 4 key areas of western Riverside County: Temecula, Menifee, Murrieta, and the City of Riverside. Sign up NOW to join our canvassing efforts. Click on any one or all 4 of the images below to join our Action Network! Remember, nonpartisan races are won at the March 5th Primary, so we NEED your help for our Democratic candidates up and down the ballots to win critical races, and for our partisan candidates to proceed to the General Election in November. This is a fight for nothing less than our very own communities. See you in the neighborhood!

2024 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.

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