Announcements

NOTICE: Because of the Covid-19 pandemic the rules for our next general membership meeting during the 2021 CDP VIRTUAL Convention and the Rural Caucus Officer Election are subject to change. We strongly suggest that you join or renew your Membership online and in advance -at least 5 days prior- of our meeting.

Rural Caucus Meeting and Officer Elections

4-29-2021

As these candidates have declared for the listed offices:

Regional Chairs

Christine Bubser – Region 10

Michael Duran – Region 9

Susan Rowe – Region 8

GlennGlazer – Region 7

Victor Costa – Region 6

Amy Champ – Region 5

Renee Zeimer – Region 4

Dean Rewerts – Region 3

Elizabeth Betancourt – Region 2

Debra Broner – Region 1

Statewide Officers

Lise Talbott – Caucus Treasurer

Katie Jaycox – Secretary/Parliamentarian

Lisa Battista – Communications Officer

Joy Sterling – Chair

And as the deadline for further declarations of candidacy has passed, and as none of these candidates is opposed, and in compliance with the changes in procedure necessitated by the pandemic, I, as Elections Officer for the CDP Rural Caucus, declare the election closed and the foregoing candidates elected.  Congratulations to the new and returning Rural Caucus officers.

Please join the Rural Caucus meeting on May 1.  Please register for the meeting using this link: http://bit.ly/RuralCaucusMeeting.

Phil Grosse. Election Official 707.953.5414

4-26-2021

Rural Caucus Elections

Dear Fellow Rural Caucus Members, Please join me in congratulating our new Executive Committee. The deadline for nominations officially passed per our bylaws at five o’clock April 26 and all of the candidates were unchallenged.  We can look forward to a “formal” election by acclamation at our upcoming meeting Saturday May 1 at 7:30 am.

Please register for the meeting using this link: http://bit.ly/RuralCaucusMeeting.

Our “room” will be open at 7am. It’s early, I know, but worth it.

Our Speakers include our newly confirmed Attorney General Rob Bonta, Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross on vaccination outreach in rural areas, Congresswoman Katie Porter on broadband and taped remarks from U.S. Senator Alex Padilla.

Please  “meet” our incoming leadership team:

Regional Chairs

Christine Bubser – Region 10

Michael Duran – Region 9

Susan Rowe – Region 8

Glenn Glazer – Region 7

Victor Costa – Region 6

Amy Champ – Region 5

Renee Zeimer – Region 4

Dean Rewerts – Region 3

Elizabeth Betancourt – Region 2

Debra Broner – Region 1

Liz Talbott – Caucus Treasurer

Katie Jaycox – Secretary/Parliamentarian

Lisa Battista – Communications Officer

Joy Sterling – Chair

Note: The Caucus Vice Chair will be elected by the Regional Chairs later.

So looking forward to seeing you bright and early on Saturday. Until then, Joy

4-7-2021

Dear Fellow Rural Caucus Members, This is to let you know that our meeting during the CDP convention is set for Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:30 am. Good thing we rural people are early risers!!!!

Remember, we will be holding our Caucus officer elections using the online voting system Simply Voting. You need to be a member in good standing to vote. If you wish to to run for office, please submit an Intent to Run notice. (Click here for the form). The submission deadline is Monday, April 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

I am excited that Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross and Sonya Logman Harris, California Department of Public Health, will update us on vaccination efforts in rural areas, especially farm workers and hard to reach places.

Michael Saunders will report on direct conversations he is having this month with elected officials, both state and federal, on rural water issues.

Regarding broadband, we have recommended support positions on five state bills. The language in the bills is still evolving and committee hearings are set for April 12th and April 14th, so there will be much to report at our May 1 meeting.  Please see the most recent draft of my position paper here attached.

So looking forward to seeing you May 1. Details on how to register TBA.

With all my very best, Joy

RC Newsletter 3-14-2021

Our next meeting is during the CDP State Convention April 29 – May 2. Registration for the Convention is now open. This will be a big meeting as the elections for statewide Party office and our Rural Caucus officers are being held – virtually, of course.

We have four statewide officers and ten regional officers. The list is on our website. You must be a Caucus member in good standing to vote in our election. Please be sure you are current on your dues.

It is extremely gratifying that many of the incumbents have confirmed they are running for re-election:

Secretary/Parliamentarian: Victor Costa

Treasurer: Lise Talbott

Northern Regional Chair: Elizabeth Betancourt

North Central Regional Chair: Dean Rewerts

Bay Area Regional Chair: Renee Zeimer

Gold Country Regional Chair: Amy Champ

Central Coast Regional Chair: Glenn Glazer

South Central Regional Chair: Susan Rowe

Southern Coastal Regional Chair: Michael Duran 

I am both pleased and proud to endorse each of them as they are a great team and tremendous assets to the Caucus. I too am running for re-election. To throw your hat in the ring, please click here to submit your Notification of Intent to Run.

More details will follow as we get closer to the Convention and the day/time for our Caucus meeting is set.

Until then, please stay safe.

With all my very best, Joy

CDP Code of Conduct

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CDP Rural Caucus Meeting

Monday, February 15, 2021 at 5pm on Zoom.
The purpose of this meeting is to get grounded on our goals and strategy for the midterms. Our Northern Regional Chair Elizabeth Betancourt will set up the discussion with her insights and recommendations from running in AD 1 last year. Then, we will have the opportunity to hear from the two candidates for Party Chair, Rusty Hicks and Delaine Eastin, on their vision for building our base in rural California for 2022.

CDP Code of Conduct

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Special CDP Virtual Eboard Meeting Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10AM Agenda (Tentative):

  • Approval of the 2021 April Virtual CDP Convention tentative agenda
  • Approval of the 2021 April Virtual CDP Convention rules
  • Approval of bylaws and time line for the 2021 CDP Officer Elections
  • Approval of a bylaws amendment to eliminate in person voting for the 2021 ADEMs’ process

CDP Code of Conduct

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*Registration NOW OPEN* 2021 Assembly District Election Meeting (ADEM)

Apply to Run for 2021 ADEM

The deadline to apply November 15 – December 15, 2020

Please click here to apply for ADD and if you wish to also run for the EBoard.

Note: If you wish to run for the EBoard position you must specify on your application to run.

Pre-Register to vote in the 2021 ADEM

The deadline to pre-register for a vote by mail ballot is January 11, 2021

Note: If you are running as a candidate your application to run also allows you to pre-register to vote. You do not need to complete this pre-registration form if you have applied to run.

Apply or Register HEREhttps://adem.cadem.org

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The next CDP Rural Caucus Meeting will be during the virtual 2020 Fall CDP E-Board on the California Democratic Party’s Zoom Account. E-board Meeting: Monday, November 9th – Sunday, November 15, 2020 Tentative Agenda

CDP Rural Caucus Meeting via Zoom is Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Please register in advance for this meeting: HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CDP Code of Conduct

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The next CDP Rural Caucus Meeting will be during the virtual 2020 Summer CDP E-Board on the California Democratic Party’s Zoom Account. E-board Meeting: Friday, July 24th – Sunday, July 26, 2020 Tentative Agenda

CDP Rural Caucus Meeting via Zoom is Friday, July 24, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Register in advance by Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at midnight for this meeting: HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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CANCELED

The agenda and hotel information for the 2020 Spring CDP Executive Board Meeting in Visalia March 20-22, 2020 are posted on www.cadem.org.

The Rural Caucus agenda, meeting and location is TBA.

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The agenda and hotel information for the California Democratic Party 2019 Fall Endorsing Convention in Long Beach November 15-17, 2019 are posted on www.cadem.org.

The Rural Caucus will be meeting that Friday, November 15, 2019 7:00 in Room 203 A-B Level 2.

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The agenda and hotel information for the 2019 Summer CDP Executive Board Meeting in San Jose August 23-25, 2019 are posted on www.cadem.org.

The Rural Caucus will be meeting that Friday, August 23 at 4:15pm in the Fir Room of the Doubletree (second level).  Our primary goals for this meeting include:

  • Discussion on actions needed to address the fire insurance crisis. Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will be there to speak with this on this urgent matter.
  • Submit updates to the Rural Plank for the 2020  CDP Platform. Note: The Party Platform will be finalized at the Long Beach Convention in November 2019.
  • Secure the outcome of the Resolutions we passed at Convention. Note that timely Resolutions to the CDP are DUE July 24, but “late submissions” are still being accepted.
  • Ratify small edits to our bylaws.

Suggested reading July 31 article by Mark Arax in the California Sunday Magazine about Paradise. “Gone: Decades of greed, neglect, corruption, and bad politics led to last year’s Paradise fire, the worst in California history. It should never have happened. It will happen again.”