Our endorsements for state party delegates in Assembly Districts 17 and 19 The Democratic Party controls California – and yet, this deep-blue state still suffers under Prop 13, still allows landlords to control the political agenda (at the cost of thousands of evictions and a homeless epidemic), and is going to struggle to create an effective response to Donald Trump. That’s because the California Democratic Party is still a corporate-run operation, dominated by the Clinton wing, not the Sanders wing. And as we saw in November, that’s not a recipe for success. Moving the state party is a slow process, but it needs to start now. And one of the ways it can begin is with cities like San Francisco sending reformers to the state convention. The delegates aren’t selected on the ballot. It’s a much more old-fashioned process that involves showing up on Sunday, waiting in line, and casting a ballot. But it’s worth the effort. We strongly support the … [Read more...] about VOTE Jan 8 to reform the Democratic Party!
Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMichelle Obama on 2016 election: 'What is going on in our heads where we let that happen?' FBI not requesting personal accounts from agents who exchanged text messages Carl Bernstein: Giuliani's goal is to 'throw bombs' into the Mueller probe MORE can’t stop living in the past. On her latest stop in her “it’s not me, it’s you” multi-nation pity party blaming American voters for being too racist, misogynistic and gullible to alleged Russian mind tricks, it feels like she's stopped just short of blaming reptilian aliens for her loss in 2016. But, this past week, the former First Lady and failed presidential candidate took a new line of excuse. While in New York City at the horribly inaccurately named Shared Value Leadership Summit, Clinton made a stunning admission: Calling herself a “capitalist” during the Iowa caucuses hurt her election chances because “41 percent of Democrats are socialists or … [Read more...] about The Democrat party and its leftward drift
A female employee of the California Democratic Party who alleged a workplace culture of harassment, retaliation and discrimination is withdrawing from a lawsuit she filed against the organization and its former chairman. Kate Earley, who works as a digital director for the party, wrote in a Medium post on Tuesday that she will “vigorously defend every allegation” made in the lawsuit, but that she dropped her claims so she could speak openly about a senior party official the suit mentions. In the post, Earley alleges that California Democratic Party Vice Chairman Daraka Larimore-Hall, who is campaigning to lead the party, intimidated her and another plaintiff after Larimore-Hall’s name was included in the suit. Larimore-Hall is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, which was filed in January and does not accuse him of harassment or misconduct. But the suit alleges that Larimore-Hall did not inform Earley and her fellow plaintiffs that he was going forward … [Read more...] about California Democratic Party employee alleges intimidation by top official, withdraws from lawsuit against organization
According to Cebotari, DPM’s decision is a clear signal that the Democratic Party no longer holds power in the country. “However, our decision will not solve the constitutional blockade,” Cebotari said. “Regardless of what solutions will be found, as long as we have the decisions of the CC in place, the Government that will be installed will operate illegally, and the officials of the institutions will not be legally able to execute the decisions of such a Government and will be in a situation of legal risk. That is why final elections will be reached, as it’s the only way to solve the crisis created by the binomial Socialist Party–’ACUM’ bloc legally and completely,” finalized the DPM vice-president. Vladimir Cebotari said that the next move on behalf of the DPM should be expected. However, it might be way too early to call it good news just yet. Two days ago, the leaders of the bloc ‘ACUM’ Maia Sandu and Andrei Nastase … [Read more...] about The Democratic Party of Moldova faction returns to Parliament
Last week, in a profile of Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke, Vanity Fair reporter Joe Hagan wrote that being a white man in a party “longing for a woman or a person of color” is perhaps O’Rourke’s “biggest vulnerability.” NBC’s Chuck Todd also raised this possibility in an interview with O’Rourke last weekend. But the former Texas congressman dismissed the idea ― rightfully so. The notion that white men, who hold the overwhelming majority of political offices around the country, are disadvantaged in a U.S. presidential race is patently absurd. While there are a lot of women in contention for 2020 ― five so far ― there’s little sign gender is giving any of them an edge. In fact, sexism is already bubbling up in the coverage. Meanwhile, it’s white men who are getting an early boost in the Democratic campaigns. O’Rourke announced Monday that he had raised $6.1 million for … [Read more...] about The Hot New Thing In The Democratic Party: White Men
Jurin Laksanavisit (second from right) (Source: bangkokpost.com) Bangkok (VNA) – The Democrat Party of Thailand on May 15 elected Jurin Laksanavisit as its new leader after the resignation of Abhisit Vejjajiva. Jurin won with 50.5 percent of the votes from party MPs and members, followed by Peerapan Saliratwipak with 37.2 percent. The new leader will probably determine the direction of the party and whether it will join the pro-junta bloc in government. The election was held following the resignation of its party leader and former prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, after the party performed poorly in the March 24 General Election. Democrat won only 52 seats in the 500-strong House of Representatives. The party lost all seats it contested in Bangkok, where it won 23 out of 33 MP seats in the 2011 election. It is also losing its grip in southern Thailand, winning only one seat in Pattani, in the recent election.-VNA … [Read more...] about Thailand’s Democrat Party has new leader