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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Turning outrage into action on Sunday, January 8

Coalition for Grassroots Progress
December 20, 2016

                                                                                                  

In the alarming aftermath of the November election, the Democratic Party is at a crossroads. Will it continue to be the party of the elite, or will it become the party of the people?

You have an opportunity to help California Democrats chart a new course for the next two years. On January 8th, Assembly District 10 will elect seven men and seven women as delegates to the California Democratic Central Committee, and you can vote for our slate of grassroots candidates with strong progressive principles that reflect the values of “we the people.”

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Monday, September 19, 2016

CGP endorses strong progressive leaders

                                                                                                            

This November, voters in the Bay Area and beyond have clear choices. Some candidates are funded by the corporate establishment, and some are supported by labor and environmentalists -- and people like you and me.

Our environment, our privacy, our healthcare, and our Constitution are under relentless assault from corporate “business as usual” legislators -- and the time is now to elect candidates who will defend us in those crucial realms. After careful assessments, the Coalition for Grassroots Progress has made endorsements in these crucial races:

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Fight Goes On – with platform deadline June 18

Coalition for Grassroots Progress
June 15, 2016                                              
 

You can help make a difference at the Democratic National Convention by fighting for a progressive platform.

Even if you’re not attending, you can send a message to the Democratic Party that Bernie's message, our message, and our progressive movement must be heard.

Submissions received by June 18 will be considered, so please take action now! You can submit your comments here .

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Monday, May 30, 2016

What you can do from now till Election Day

Coalition for Grassroots Progress
May 29, 2016                                                    
 

Have you voted yet? Is your vote-by-mail ballot still sitting on your kitchen table? It’s time to slap a stamp on that envelope and get it into the mail!

The Coalition for Grassroots Progress has endorsed Bernie Sanders for President. And Noreen Evans for Sonoma County 5th District Supervisor.

Between now and Election Day:

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It was too good to be true.

Coalition for Grassroots Progress
May 24, 2016                                                                   
 

Earlier this month, the Marin IJ said in an editorial that Congressman Jared Huffman had backpedaled on his long-standing superdelegate vote commitment to Hillary Clinton.

The editorial stated that Huffman would support the Democratic Party presidential candidate who won the majority of the votes in his congressional district in the June primary. They said he was smart to do so.

But it was too good to be true. The next day, Huffman asked them to make a correction; rather than voting the way his congressional district votes in the primary, he said that he will cast his superdelegate vote with the majority of the pledged delegates nationwide.

The corrected version of the editorial reads as follows: “Huffman now says he will vote for the candidate who wins the most pledged delegates after all the primaries and caucuses are over. It would have been more democratic if he had said he would back the candidate his district’s voters support in the June 7 primary.

Seeing the correction, an elected Bernie delegate from the Second Congressional District, Ruth Carter, immediately wrote this letter to the editor of the Marin IJ, expressing her disappointment:

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