From the North Coast People’s Alliance Facebook and Robert Shearer, CA Democratic Assembly member from Humboldt County comes this announcement:
For an introduction to Kimberly Ellis here is 20 minutes of awesomeness in her own words…
..and here are a couple of highlights from this campaign stop…
“I remember my Grandma telling me at a very, very early age what it meant to be a Democrat. And my Grandma taught me Democrats are the ones who care about poor people, Democrats are the ones who care about the working class…”
“This race about who will be the next Chair of the Democratic Party is not about Kimberly Ellis, and it’s not about my opponent. This is about the heart and soul of this Party.”
If you, like me, support a change in the direction of the CA Democratic Party please come meet and support CA Democratic Chair candidate Kimberly Ellis at the Labor Temple today, April 9th, 5pm at the Labor Temple (840 E St., Eureka).
How Democrats and progressives, spurred by Bernie Sanders’ candidacy as a Democrat in the 2017 election showed up for the little known ADEM elections hidden in plain sight right after the holiday season.
Sanders backers take over California Democratic Party | The Hill | January 19, 2017
“As final vote totals trickled in, Sanders backers claimed to have elected more than 650 delegates out of 1,120 available seats chosen at this month’s caucuses. Those delegates will choose the next state Democratic Party chairman, along with other party officials.”
“Longtime Democratic activists, used to low-turnout caucuses in which only party regulars show up, were stunned by the long lines they faced this year. One party strategist in Sacramento said he waited 45 minutes in line before being able to vote, when he was used to walking in and out in the span of five minutes.”
And more about the two candidates from this Feb 2016 article. (Sadly, there isn’t much in the media about this race, at least that Google can find).
Bauman has large lead in race for CA Democratic Party chair | CalWatchdog.com | February 29, 2016
The article itself leans toward Mr. Bauman, so here is a comment that balances that out (from David Steel on 12/2/2017)
Eric Bauman is exactly the type of Democratic party boss we intend to get rid of. He is constantly on the take, goes against practically everything an FDR Democrat would automatically regard as a no-brainer, and if you let your conscience be your guide and go against his brand of glad-hand corporatism you are finished. Eric Bauman is the epitome of everything that’s wrong with the Democratic party. Democratic adviser Eric Bauman collects cash to fight drug measure
On the other hand, Kimberly Ellis says what she means and means what she says. She put Bauman in his rightful place recently at a debate in San Diego when she show herself to be thoroughly knowledgeable of the issues that normal Californians care about.
The CA Democratic Chair will be elected during the 2017 CA Dem State Convention May 19th to 21st in Sacramento.
Hopefully I’ll see you at the Labor Temple later today!