2022 California Democratic Party Endorsement Process
The California Democratic Party has begun its 2022 Midterm Endorsement Process starting on December 1, 2022. Candidates for Federal and State office in California have until February 3, 2022, to register for consideration by our Delegates and Party Activists.
Legislative Candidates will first be considered at our Pre-Endorsement Conferences on February 12, 2022 and all endorsements will be voted on and approved at our 2022 Endorsing Convention in Los Angeles between March 3 – 6, 2022.
Learn more / apply at https://cadem.org/endorsements/
2022 Primary – Local Endorsement Process
County Central Committees will be endorsing in local elections in the June 2022 Primary Election, such as County Supervisor or Judge.
Los Angeles County: For eligible candidates and ballot measures on the June 7, 2022 Primary ballot seeking endorsement, the application filing period opens Monday, January 10, 2022 and closes Monday, March 14, 2022. Please visit www.lacdp.org/endorsement for details
Santa Clara County: To receive consideration for SCCDP endorsement, contact our Director of Candidate Recruitment and Endorsement, Clarence Madrilejos, at endorse@sccdp.org.
Sonoma County: Please see the SCDP website or contact john@sonomademocrats.org
Tulare County: Contact Arturo Rodriguez for info on the endorsement process or running for office at 916-620-5052.
Other Counties: Please contact the County Central Committee Chair for information on the endorsement process.
Help us identify AAPI Candidates
Our board is working to identify AAPI candidates running for state, federal, and local office throughout California. If you are running or know of someone who is, please contact our Northern California chair Harris Mojadedi or Southern California chair Tammy Kim.
Candidate Training with New American Leaders
It’s official (and after nearly two years of online trainings) — New American Leaders’ signature training, Ready to Lead, is back and in-person next year! Our Southwest Regional Training will take place in Las Vegas on February 4-6th. At Ready to Lead, participants will learn how to share their powerful New American story, address and overcome racism on the campaign trail, fundraise, and organize their community to get out the vote. But most importantly, participants will join a network of other bold New American leaders who are ready to change the face of leadership and create a democracy that works for and represents all of us.
(1) The application is here: https://bit.ly/RTL-2022 (2) The application deadline is: January 10th @ 11:59 PM ET
The upcoming midterm elections are too important to sit out, so here’s my ask: can you share this opportunity with folks in your network? Or apply! First and second-generation immigrants, refugees, and anyone who identifies strongly with the immigrant experience are encouraged to apply. We challenge ideas of who should run and who can win, and many participants come from working-class backgrounds, are first-generation college students, or are formerly undocumented.
Participate in State and Local Redistricting Efforts
The redistricting process for State Assembly, State Senate, and Congress is wrapping up on December 23.
Draft Maps, Visualizations, and Iterations are now available at https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/map_viewer
There are many ways to give comment, include written comment or calling into a hearing.
Local redistricting for city council districts is also in progress in many cities, check your city website on how to participate.
Save the Date: March 3-6, 2022: California Democratic Party Convention in Downtown Los Angeles
Vaccination and testing will be required for people attending in person. Tentative agenda on pages 7 & 8 here: https://cadem.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2021-November-EBoard-Floor-Report.pdf
Party leadership will be:
1) Consulting with public health professionals for direction as to the proper protocols for an event of this nature – especially given the fluidity of the pandemic;   2) Exploring any/all options available for a hybrid meeting with remote access for key portions of the meeting for those who are unable or unwilling to participate in-person; and   3) Fully assessing the associated costs, legal ramifications, and applicable bylaws provisions related to final proposed protocols.   If the final proposed protocols are aligned with the Executive Board’s decision in November to have an in-person convention with vaccination and testing required, no additional action will be needed. But, if the final proposed protocols differ from those recommended by public health professionals, party leadership will present those options to the Executive Board for further action.

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