We wanted to make it absolutely clear:
”Doors will open”—virtually, of course—for the Zoom meeting at exactly 6:30 pm. We will begin the meeting with a speech by Congresswoman Lee at 6:45 pm sharp. Please make sure to be there on time and ready.
We kept the United States House of Representatives. We secured a majority in the United States Senate. We took back the White House.
For the first time in a decade, Democrats have control of the presidency and Congress. Now, the work begins anew.
Join us on Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 6:30 to 8:45 pm, for our next general membership meeting.
At the center of the fight for freedom, equality, democracy, and solidarity will be our very own Congress, Barbara Lee. The Congresswoman will speak about progressive priorities for the new 117th U.S. Congress.
Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based progressive think tank, will discuss the Biden presidency’s foreign policy challenges.
Janani Ramachandran will talk about the Ellis Act evictions. This 1985 California state law allows landlords to evict residential tenants to “go out of the rental business” despite local governments’ desires to compel them to continue providing rental housing.
Our State & Local Politics Coordinator Pamela Drake will breakdown the Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) election. The ADEMS election is being held in all eighty California Assembly Districts this month. The ADEMS election will elect Assembly District Delegates (ADDs)—seven “self-identified female” and seven “other than self-identified female”—to represent the Assembly District they are registered in.
Our representative from the Racial and Criminal Justice Committee, Rivka Polatnick, will go over elections to install new leadership for the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club for the 2021-to-2022 term.
Everyone who wants to run for an open position on the Coordinating Committee—whether or not you already have expressed your interest—needs to fill out and submit this candidate statement form by the deadline of Thursday, January 14, 2021.