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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.”

Our slate of candidates is a unique combination of experienced delegates and candidates who haven’t served before, bringing new energy and progressive perspectives to the Democratic Party.

Here’s what some of our candidates have to say:

“In the recent election cycle, we seem to have embarked on a path to marginalize and deprecate women, religious minorities, and people of color. Common decency and civil discourse have been eroded. We cannot respond in kind. We must turn outrage into action. The marginalized must not stand alone.” ~ Jay Hubert

“I am frustrated with establishment politics, the stranglehold of money, endless wars, and the belief that government is a problem rather than the protector of the public good.”
~ Christina Leimer

“We must come together again to defend what we believe in and challenge anyone who would threaten our rights and hard-won policy victories. From healthcare for all to climate change, our values have never faced greater threat.” ~ Dan Mullen

“Rarely have we seen times more perilous - not only for our country, but for the entire world - than the situation we're facing now. This is not the time for grassroots Democrats to be timid or conciliatory; we no longer have time for business as usual.” ~ Alice Chan

Your vote for the entire Progressive Slate, listed below, will help advance our progressive principles in the California Democratic Party. We need your help to make this effort successful.

Women: • Mayme Hubert • Ruth Carter • Alice Chan • Christina Leimer • Donna Norton • Maureen De Nieva • Carey Caccavo Wheaton

Men: • Ralph Miller (also our candidate for EBoard rep) • Dan Mullen • Blake Hooper • Perry Lloyd • Jay Hubert • Bob Harmon • James Wheaton

Any registered Democrat who lives in Assembly District 10 is eligible to vote in this election. If you’re not currently registered Democrat, you may register at the meeting and vote. AD 10 includes all of Marin County and much of southern Sonoma County. If you live in Sonoma County but are unsure which assembly district you’re in, you can check the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters website to find your district.

Please come out to vote on Sunday, January 8, for the seven women and seven men on the AD 10 Progressive Slate. To work effectively, and have a strong voice with the California Democratic Party, it is important that the slate be elected together.

Meeting details:

When: January 8, between 2:00 pm and 4:45 pm. Registration and voting take place between 2:45 and 4:45 p.m. You may register, vote, and leave

You must be in line no later than 4:45 p.m. to be able to vote.

Where: Marinwood Community Center 775 Miller Creek Rd., San Rafael, CA 94903 Cross street: Lucas Valley Rd.

There is a $5.00 registration fee, but that can be waived for hardship reasons.

Below are just a few of the issues progressive delegates will fight for: • Single Payer Health Care • Real climate change actions and an immediate ban on fracking • Ending militarization and increasing accountability of law enforcement and ending excessive use of force and racial bias • Eliminating poverty and homelessness by creating jobs with justice, a living wage and affordable housing • Protection and expansion of rights of undocumented residents

These are all things we can accomplish by working together in California. We can influence the platform, have a voice in the endorsement process, and hold Democratic elected officials and candidates accountable.

Please come out and vote for the Progressive Slate on January 8 to strengthen the progressive voice in the California Democratic Party.


The Coalition for Grassroots Progress is an independent community-based political action committee for progressive change. This work is only possible with your financial support. The best way you can help is to become a recurring, monthly donor. Our dedicated team ensures even the smallest contributions go a long way; please consider a donation of any amount to CGP today (link to donation page).

Thank you for your activism and your support,

The Team at Coalition for Grassroots Progress



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