Notice of AD 63 Quarterly Caucus Meeting – 6/2 at 6:30 pm

 

AD 63 has scheduled their first caucus meeting for June 2nd at 6:30 pm on zoom.  The registration link is below.

All Democrats are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please contact the AD Chair and Secretary for more information.

AD Chair Yousuf Bhaghani: imanimports@gmail.com
Ad Secretary Fran Anderson:   Fran Anderson.rcdp@gmail.com

Click here to register for the meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkfuCspzMoHNE_7PisJuxReRN9_WZKvXIL

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RCDP Credentialing Procedures

Credentialing Procedure for Meetings Conducted on
Zoom or Other Electronic Formats

GENERAL INFORMATION

The credentialing procedure has been created to codify the rules that apply to taking attendance at monthly meetings. The RCDP bylaws require that members attend meetings and that attendance by members or their alternate, in their absence is correctly recorded whether those meetings are in person or by electronic means. Article II, Sec C.2.a: A member who attends a meeting of the RCDP or has his/her alternate attend in his/her place shall be counted as present, not absent.  Read more.

April 5th Deadline for RCDP Members to Register & Pay Dues

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2022-2024 RCDP TERM and 

April 11, 2022 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING 

All members wishing to be seated at the April 11, 2022 Organizational Meeting MUST have registered HERE no later than April 5, 2022 and fulfilled  ALL requirements.

Members may start the Alternate appointment process HERE. Applications will be processed per RCDP bylaws.

Condemning Hate and Violence Against Jewish Americans Resolution

WHEREAS antisemitism or “Jew hate” in America has long been directed toward Jewish communities of all colors, sects, and orthodoxy, from “Red lining” in real estate from 1920 through the 1950’s as well as “tight restrictions” that kept Jews out of jobs in law firms, medical professions, universities, colleges, hotels and country clubs; in 2019 88% of American Jews believed antisemitism was a problem in America; proven by a 2020 “Audit of Antisemitic Incidents” that recorded more than 2,100 acts of assault, vandalism and harassment an increase of 12 percent which included five fatalities and 91 individuals targeted in physical assaults; and

WHEREAS California saw a rise in antisemitic hate crimes of 12% or 126 to 141 in 2019, including a fatal Synagogue shooting in the City of Poway; The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recently has documented antisemitic acts in Riverside County; and a report found that antisemitic reports of vandalism increased 12 percent between 2011 and 2012 in the ADL’s Pacific Southwest Region which includes, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Kern Counties; and in California viewed as a five-year trend from 2016-2020, California experienced an increase in incidents of almost 40 percent; and on October 2019 vandalism occurred at a Jewish Attorney’s building in Palm Springs; where a swastika was drawn on a sign visible from Palm Canyon Drive; and

WHEREAS the most recent violent incident which caused fear and anxiety among all Riverside County residents involved a resident that was reported on May 18, 2021; on May 23, 2021 Xavier Pabon, a Banning man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on several Jewish men outside a restaurant in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles; and WHEREAS antisemitism or “Jew hate” in America has long been directed toward Jewish communities of all colors, sects, and orthodoxy, from “Red lining” in real estate from 1920 through the 1950’s as well as “tight restrictions” that kept Jews out of jobs in law firms, medical professions, universities, colleges, hotels and country clubs; in 2019 88% of American Jews believed antisemitism was a problem in America; proven by a 2020 “Audit of Antisemitic Incidents” that recorded more than 2,100 acts of assault, vandalism and harassment an increase of 12 percent which included five fatalities and 91 individuals targeted in physical assaults; and

WHEREAS California saw a rise in antisemitic hate crimes of 12% or 126 to 141 in 2019, including a fatal Synagogue shooting in the City of Poway; The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recently has documented antisemitic acts in Riverside County; and a report found that antisemitic reports of vandalism increased 12 percent between 2011 and 2012 in the ADL’s Pacific Southwest Region which includes, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Kern Counties; and in California viewed as a five-year trend from 2016-2020, California experienced an increase in incidents of almost 40 percent; and on October 2019 vandalism occurred at a Jewish Attorney’s building in Palm Springs; where a swastika was drawn on a sign visible from Palm Canyon Drive; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Riverside County Democratic Party vehemently denounces vandalism and violence against Jewish communities; calls on our elected officials to condemn antisemitic sentiment in any and all forms; and calls on elected officials and law enforcement agencies to proactively enforce existing hate crime laws to protect the Jewish community.

Authored by: Patrick Weiss, AD 42

Sponsors: Riverside County Democratic Party, Stephen Jaffe, AD 71, DOD President; Elle Kurpiewski, AD 42, Region 19 Director; Steven Schwartz, AD 75; Joy Silver, AD 42  Dori Smith, AD 42, Rick Weingard, AD 42

Bosworth Awards are given to dedicated individuals on February 6th!

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2022 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.

2022 Democratic Club and Organization Charter Application Packet

Supporting a Pandemic Recognition Bonus for Essential Workers

The Supporting a Pandemic Recognition Bonus for Essential Workers resolution was passed at the October 11, 2021 Riverside County Democratic Party General Membership meeting.  Read resolution.

RCDP Statement on the Criminal Conviction for the Murder of George Floyd

Today’s guilty verdict is an important step towards justice, but it comes with much too high a cost. George Floyd will never again see his family, and Black and Brown lives continue to be lost under scarily-similar circumstances.

While one guilty verdict in a single trial cannot solve systemic racism, it does give us hope, and reminds us of how much work we continue to have ahead of us to build a truly equitable and just world. Justice can only truly be measured in long-term societal change free of implicit bias at every level.

We honor the historic accountability achieved in the trial held for the murder of George Floyd; but remain dedicated to the need for justice for Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, and so many more.

In Solidarity,

Tisa Rodriguez, Chair

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

STATEMENT ON THE ATTEMPTED INSURRECTION AGAINST OUR DEMOCRACY & IN SUPPORT OF IMPEACHMENT

For Immediate Release
Contact: Tisa Rodriguez, Chair
Date: January 11, 2021
Phone: (424)888-3449
Chair.RCDP@gmail.com

Riverside, CA – The deplorable acts of insurrection against our democracy were openly incited by President Trump, and fueled by Representative Ken Calvert and others.  Both men were elected to represent the will of the people, but have repeatedly and routinely ignored the majority of their constituents in favor of unconscionable decisions that continue to undermine the will of the people.

We support and applaud efforts in Congress to impeach Donald immediately.  The short length of this President’s remaining term of service does not absolve him of responsibility for inciting violence against our democracy.

Furthermore, we condemn the violence that occurred on January 6th and the acts of insurrection that are currently being planned by people who have no respect for life or for our country.  Patriotism means organizing peacefully and respectfully to improve the lives of all Americans.   It does not mean inciting hate. We plan to continue working patriotically under the new, duly elected administration.

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