By Connie Sullivan
For those who may not know, I’m one of your elected members to the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP), along with Paul Seo and Ray Waters. We were elected in March 2020 for a four-year term. Additionally, I was elected in November 2019 to the Executive Board of the California Democratic Party (CDP) and just this week I was re-elected along with Paul Seo. For these reasons, our newsletter publisher requests a report from me on any news coming from these organizations.
This month the LACDP passed two resolutions I think would be of interest to our club members. The first was a resolution calling for Sheriff Villanueva to resign because of the numerous bad acts on his part (e.g. ignoring subpoena from the Sheriff’s oversight committee, calling Supervisor Solis by an ethnic slur, the list goes on) and for the numerous killings of unarmed POC (Person of Color) by his deputies. This resolution made the news, so you may have heard about it already. This was quite controversial, as a similar resolution failed to reach the 60% threshold for passage a few months before. This time this resolution garnered 91% of the vote.
The second resolution, which was not controversial, supported District Attorney George Gascon in the recall effort that is currently underway gathering signatures. (Have you noticed the signature gatherers at the beach or in front of Trader Joe’s?) This resolution passed unanimously.
At the CDP, the main ongoing activity is the Stop the Recall campaign in support of Governor Gavin Newsom. Here are some activities you can volunteer for:
Text, phone bank, host an event, etc: