By Jon Munoz —
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) meeting took place virtually on Tuesday November 9th. The meeting kicked off with a brief recap of the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Awards which Sergio Carrillo said was an enormous success. The Awards were the first in-person event since the pandemic. Our own Tony Hale was honored with the Pat Eastman Volunteer of the Year Award. The Christmas party is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 12th.
A significant amount of time was spent on recapping recent electoral victories. In the 2020 election cycle, 70% of all candidates endorsed by LACDP won their races. Further, the number of registered Democratic voters increased from 2.9 million to 3.1 million. LA County currently has a record number of local LACDP charter clubs with 100+ members. On the recent recall, 70% of the “NO” votes came from Los Angeles County voters. The endorsement process will begin in December for the 2022 primary races. LACDP will also be the first local party to join other states’ Democratic parties in implementing the Training Advancement Program. Participation was encouraged for the Blue 22 Initiative, which focuses on the urgency of supporting endorsed Democrats in the 300+ local races such as School Board and City Council.
LACDP voted to support female and Paid On Call (POC) firefighters in LA and to support the removal of the head of the LA Fire Department. LACDP also voted to approve the charter for the Long Beach Black Democratic Club.
The 2022 CADEM convention will be held on April 4. It was announced that proof of both vaccinations and a negative PCR test will be required for entry.
Lastly, the meeting had two guest speakers – Malia Cohen, member of the Board of Equalization 2nd District and Chris Hannan, Executive Secretary of the LAOC Building Trades.