By Connie Sullivan —
The California Democratic Party held their Executive Board meeting from July 8 through July 10 at the J.W. Marriott in Los Angeles.
For the first time, Saturday was devoted to action rather than to hearing speeches. Groups went to either Orange County to canvass for Jay Chen and Katie Porter or they went to the Antelope Valley to canvass for Christie Smith. Other attendees participated in a Los Angeles River cleanup and the last group remained in the conference center and phone banked for Rudy Salas, running for Congress in the San Joaquin Valley.
Later on Saturday, Executive Board members voted for an interim party Secretary (won by Diana Love of Los Angeles County) and for a vacant Democratic National Committee position (won by Rhodesia Ransom of the Stockton area).
On Sunday, E-board members voted on subcommittee recommendations for legislation and resolutions. Of the upcoming Fall ballot propositions the body voted to support all but Proposition 26 (no position) and Proposition 27 (oppose). These are the two dueling Indian gaming propositions. Please see the table below for the complete list of propositions and the party’s positions.
Recommended Positions for November 2022 Ballot Measures
|Prop #||Ballot Measure||Recommended Position|
|1||SCA 10 (Resolution Chapter 97,
Statutes of 2022) Atkins. Reproductive
|26||AUTHORIZES NEW TYPES OF
CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY
|27||ALLOWS ONLINE AND MOBILE SPORTS
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND
|28||PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR
ARTS AND MUSIC EDUCATION IN
PUBLIC SCHOOL. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
|29||REQUIRES ON-SITE LICENSED MEDICAL
PROFESSIONAL AT KIDNEY DIALYSIS
CLINICS AND ESTABLISHES OTHER
STATE REQUIREMENTS. INITIATIVE
|30||PROVIDES FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS
TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS
EMISSIONS BY INCREASING TAX ON
PERSONAL INCOME OVER $2 MILLION.
|31||REFERENDUM CHALLENGING A 2020
LAW PROHIBITING RETAIL SALE OF
CERTAIN FLAVORED TOBACCO
|Pending||RAISES MINIMUM WAGE. INITIATIVE