Most folks haven't heard of Delegate Elections since the California Democratic Party does not do a great job letting Democrats know that they are entitled to vote. Check out our FAQ below:
Why should I vote in this election?
Look, if you want politics to continue to be controlled by corporate money, then do nothing. BUT if you want grassroots troublemakers to fight inside the Party against fossil fuel money and to neutralize the power of dirty corporate cash then we need to elect progressive delegates that are advocates for CalCare, for renewable energy, and for social justice.
What is this election?
The California Democratic Party holds this election every two years to elect delegates that decide Party endorsements and elect Party leaders. For example, when you see a mailer that says “Aisha Wahab is endorsed for State Senate by the California Democratic Party,” it is the locally elected delegates that make that decision. Same applies for Statewide offices, Assembly, and candidates for Congress. We are asking you to vote a progressive slate of delegates across the state that can endorse progressive candidates and hold the Party accountable to our shared values.
Who is PDN? We're a statewide team dedicated to promoting progressive candidates running to be delegates in the California Democratic Party. The candidates featured on this site are committed to pushing the Party to action on issues such as Medicare For All, a Green New Deal, Black Lives Matter, housing justice, and more. We're fighting to make the California Democratic Party the party of the working class, not the 1%. We're tired of the platitudes about unity and civility at the expense of so many people who continue to suffer because of the corrosive influence of corporate power.
We call on the CDP to reject contributions from the fossil fuel industry, corporate real estate development, law enforcement, the healthcare, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries, for-profit incarceration, charter schools or any organization or corporation directly benefiting these industries. We will work to hold accountable those who have a demonstrated history of serving the few and not the many.
We believe in equal human rights for ALL — here and around the world — for immigrants, refugees, and citizens alike; for the equal and dignified treatment of all people, no matter how they identify, and for a world that values respect, peace, and justice over the power of empire.
We know the majority of California Democrats are with us on the issues, but to win, we need your help. We are up against an establishment all too influenced by powerful interests, who are interested in maintaining the status quo.
Check out our Statement of Principles.
Ready to vote and make some good trouble?