Endorse Delaine Eastin for California Democratic Party Chair

The Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee is proud to endorse Delaine Eastin for Chair of the California Democratic Party. Delaine has vision for the future of our party and a strong commitment to supporting the crucial House races in 2022 and beyond. She has pledged to create a party for the whole state, urban and rural, making sure that all of us are heard and everyone has the resources they need to be effective in their work. It's time once again to have a woman lead our party.

Delaine has the voice and vision that will move the Party back to its working class values and little "d" democracy. She is ready to stand up for the long overdue structural changes that will welcome grassroots Democrats into decision-making positions. Delaine's record of leadership and integrity speaks for itself. We need to bring new voters into the Party, work for Progressive policies, and hold our electeds accountable. Delaine is the candidate up to that task. The Humboldt Progressive Democrats is proud to endorse Delaine Eastin for Chair of the California Democratic Party.
- Helene Rouvier, Chair

Bevan Dufty, *Member, BART Board of Directors, former San Francisco Supervisor, elected member SFDCC
California Democrats face tough challenges in 2021 and we need experienced, strong, principled, battle-tested leadership -- we need Delaine.
*affiliations for identification purposes only

Hans Johnson, DCC Delegate, President, Progressive Victory
Delaine Eastin shows the leadership, know-how, and backbone to unify and make our party better. Delaine does her homework and tells the truth. She brings people together to solve problems in a can-do spirit of inclusion. Not all California Democrats know Delaine. But she knows us. I believe that after 30 years with only men in the role of chair, she is both the experience and the change we need.

Lindsay Carlson, CADEM Delegate (AD-54), LADCP Central Committee
Delaine is committed to a transparent and inclusive party. As an activist and donor, it's very important to me that the party connect with voters and expand our base. The California Democratic Party should be the gold standard of state Democratic parties, and I believe Delaine is the best candidate to take us to the next level.

Marggie Castellano, Vice-Chair Chicano Latino Caucus, CDP
My priorities are, equity and quality education for all, keep “dark money” out of our party’s bank account, and engage all registered democrats. Delaine is the only candidate that can commit and achieve that. I am pleased to endorse Delaine to be our next Chair of the CDP.

Wade Alexander, LA County DCC Member AD36
Delaine is the progressive champion we need as chair of our party. She will lead with honesty and integrity, empower grassroots activists, and win back the seats we lost.

Anthony Rocha, Salinas City Councilmember.
Delaine Eastin is an effective leader who understands the importance of cultivating future leaders. Her proven commitment to supporting diverse homegrown candidates makes her the standout choice for chair. Delaine has had our back now it’s time we have hers.

Kellie Shaner, NUHW Member-Steward, Humboldt-Del Norte Labor Council Delegate, ADEM Delegate Dist 2
Delaines commitment and passion for improving the transparency and leadership of the Democratic party is not only refreshing it is desperately needed. Her decades of proven leadership are exactly what our party needs. For that I am enthusiastically endorsing Delaine Eastin for CA Democratic Party Chair.

Kalimah Salahuddin. Board Member, Jefferson Union High School District
I support Delaine because I want a state party that is in service to its members and not state elected officials and big interest. One that fights for our basic rights of healthcare, housing and education equally and not only when it’s politically beneficial.

Linda May, Democratic & LGBTQ activist and data consultant, Orange County
I am proud to change my endorsement for chair of our state Democratic Party to Delaine Eastin. It is exciting that Delaine has stepped forward to heal our party, make it true to our values, and improve our operations. I trust her to do the right thing. I ask other delegates like me who thought the incumbent might be the only contestant, to listen to Delaine and tune into her plans to unify, modernize, and lead our party.

Yolanda Varela Gonzalez, Teacher, Pomona Unified School District, Associated Pomona Teachers
As a 30-year veteran teacher, I've heard elected officials pay lip-service to education but Delaine Eastin has a proven track record of supporting California students and teachers in the State assembly and as Superintendent of Public Instruction for California. She fully supports public education with action, not just words. As former Superintendent of Public Instruction for California, she pioneered California's E-Rate and I am confident that with Delaine Eastin as California Democratic Party Chair, she will build a transparent, united CDP that will commit to closing the Digital Divide for underserved, underrepresented students throughout California.

Rafael Chagoya, Army veteran, State Party Delegate, AD 53, Boyle Heights in L.A.
A cleaner party that owns up fully to past abuse and creates a greener state that fights pollution. I believe these goals are urgent, not optional. They are possible when we have a state Democratic Party that is honest and open and holds our office-holders accountable for making the environment better. That starts at the top. That is why I endorse Delaine Eastin for state party chair.

Val muchowski
Delaine Eastin is issuing a call to arms because our California Democratic Party needs an inclusive strategy to address concerns and rally people to get engaged. Delaine knows these are very difficult times for many Californians, and will commit to promoting policies that meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents and advance the dreams of all Californians. Delaine will champion healthcare, housing, employment, education and other solutions for those impacted and provide real protections for our frontline workers.Delaine will model inclusive leadership, transparent decision making, and a vision that builds our Party for a sustainable future. It has been 35 years since a woman led the California Democratic Party. It is time for Delaine Eastin to step up and lead us.

I support Delaine Eastin because I support someone who has the integrity and the backbone to bring this party the reform it needs.
Glenn Glazer is a senior software engineer who works on a virtual world. He is also the Secretary of the Santa Cruz Democratic Central Committee and a member the Executive Board of the California State Democratic Party.

Ann Ravel — Ann served as Chair of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and led the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).
Delaine Eastin has time and again shown her competence as an elected official and as a state leader. The California Democratic Party needs her inspired leadership, legendary management skills, intellect and effectiveness.

Deb Baumann, Chair, Lake County Democratic Central Committee, DCC Delegate to the CDP and Executive Board representative
I support Delaine Eastin for Chair of the California Democratic Party because she is a visionary progressive leader, and our party needs visionary progressive change. We need to restore democracy to our party, stop protecting the status quo when it is failing to meet our needs, stop being beholden to the Fossil Fuel Industry and the for-profit Healthcare Industry, and make room for new voices and better ways of doing things. A state as progressive as California should be leading the way for the rest of the country. Delaine is the leader who can make this vital progress happen.

Karen O'Connor, CA Teacher of the Year 2000, Past Chair, CA Teachers of the Year Foundation
Delaine has passionately committed her adult life to public service, from her early days as a city councilwoman to her exemplary four terms in the State Assembly and her two terms as the only woman to serve as CA Superintendent of Public Instruction. Delaine is a brilliant orator, has a vast knowledge of California politics, and sees all sides of an issue. I know that she will work tirelessly to lead the CA Democratic Party forward into a positive future!

Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald Delegate, the AD-4
As a Delegate I support Delaine Eastin for Chair of the California Democratic Party because she is a courageous and compassionate leader. Not only does she speak up for those who have not had a voice, but her dedication, determination and decisiveness will help build and strengthen the Party at a time when major social justice and civil rights issues are being addressed. Join me in supporting and voting for Delaine!

Honorable Shay Franco-Clausen, Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee Delegate. AD 28, Vice Chair, SCV Open Space Authority, District 5
I stand 100% behind Delaine Eastin for California Democratic Party Chair. The first day I heard Delaine speak, during Emerge training, and heard her story, her work inspired me and I have been a fan ever since. Her commitment to education equity, supporting Black and Women of color in leadership, is not a topic, but an action. As a proud openly LGBT leader and elected official, I support Delaine, and look forward to a party for the people!

Taisha Brown,Chair, Black Caucus, California Democratic Party
Delaine is a progressive leader who knows Black Lives Matter. She will champion these movements while creating a Party that is inclusive, transparent, and accountable. I am pleased to endorse Delaine Eastin to be the next Chair of the California Democratic Party.

Ms. Lynn V. Dymally, JD, Board Member, National Congress of Black Women
Delaine has always been on the right side of social issues.

Kara Bechtle, Tuolumne County Democratic Central Committee Chair
The California Democratic Party needs a leader with a proven track record of thoughtful and strategic team management. I'm happy to endorse Delaine Eastin to be our next Chairwoman because I believe she will lead us forward with integrity, critical thinking and bold vision.

Karen Humphrey
I’ve had the honor and pleasure to enjoy Delaine’s professional mentorship and personal friendship since the 1980s. She is simply one of the best public officials and best people I know. I am confident her inclusive, collaborative, caring leadership is exactly what the party needs right now. Delaine’s commitment to fairness, to education, and to getting the job done will make the CDP a better, stronger party for all of us.

Dillan Horton, Chair of the Davis Police Accountability Commission & Yolo County DCC Delegate
Delaine is a fellow Davisite, so I’ve seen her leadership on state issues and up close at the local level. I know that Delaine has the brass-backbone to lead with our party’s values. She will galvanize activists and organizers around a strong field operation for our candidates and propositions. My fellow Democrats, Delaine is the right leader for the right times and I’m proud to endorse her.

Mitch Tsai, LA County AD41 Democratic Central Committee member
I support Delaine because of her commitment to transparency and accountability in the Democratic Party.

Courtney Welch, CYD Black Caucus Political Director
I support Delaine Eastin for Chair of the Democratic Party because I know she’s has the leadership skills and public service background to take our state party to new heights. She will make sure our party is inclusive, equitable, held accountable and that we are investing in the next generation of California Democrats.

Chris Robson, LA County Democratic Party member DSCC 2021-2024; President, YES WE CAN Democratic Club - Long Beach
Now, more than ever, Delaine for CDP Chair!” [I do not know what to do with title maybe say Los Angeles County DCC member

Chrys Shimizu, AD 45 CDP Delegate
Delaine Eastin is the innovative, honest and compassionate leader we need to be our Chair for the California Democratic Party. She has a proven track record of getting meaningful environmental legislation passed and of successfully getting everyone to work together, regardless of their politics. Her campaign is funded 100% by individual donors. As a strong supporter of the CalCare Bill, AB1400, if Delaine becomes the CDP Chair it will contribute to the momentum we need to get AB1400 passed and it will save thousands of lives, including yours.

Assemblymember Jim Frazier
I enthusiastically endorse Delaine Eastin for Chair of our party. As Democrats, we need an EXTRAORDINARY leader who is inclusive, is a good listener and who will unite us toward retaining and gaining Democratic seats in 2022. Delaine is that extraordinary leader. I have complete faith in Delaine's ability to successfully move our party forward.

Janet Miller, ADEM 23 delegate, Fresno
Delaine Eastin has the gravitas, transparency, integrity, experience, history, heart, backbone, and the vision to bring us all together and reform our CA State Democratiic Party. Her leadership will empower us all to meet the vital issues our party faces in this fast-changing world.

Zachary Denney, At-Large Officer, CDP Progressive Caucus, Central Region Director, CYD Progressive Caucus, AD13 Delegate, CA Democratic Party
We need a California Democratic Party with leadership that shares the same determination in revitalizing our Party and building people power as grassroots delegates and party activists across the state. We also need to be unafraid in having those tough conversations, so we can build a Party that can unequivocally stand for inclusion, compassion, ethics and care for all Californians.

I’m supporting Delaine because I know she will be able to facilitate these necessary changes and conversations.

State Senator Bob Wieckowski, District 10
I am proud to say that, while serving as my Assemblymenber, Delaine Eastin fought tirelessly for our Progressive values in Sacramento. As our Superintendent of Public Instruction, she continued to be a champion for our state's working families and underserved students. Delaine's values are OUR values.

As our next California Democratic Party Chair, Delaine will continue to be a steadfast advocate for our ideals and will ensure that our Party works to keep California blue!

Alejandro R. Carrillo, Region 4, Regional Director
Our party needs a leader with vision, conviction and back bone to develop a long term strategic plan and fight for an inclusive California. Delaine is that leader. She has the experience as a former elected official and currently as a political activist. Ms. Eastin fought hard against right wing white supremacist, like Pete Wilson, and she will continue to that fight and vision for all of Californians. Join me in voting for Delaine Eastin for Chair.

Supervisor Joe Simitian - District 5 - County of Santa Clara
I want a party chair who is forward-looking and will win races for Democrats. That’s Delaine Eastin. Absolutely

Stephanie Lehman AD19
I unequivocally endorse Delaine Eastin for CDP Chair because she is the best candidate to help our party regain the ground we lost last election cycle. She is a genuine, hardworking woman who puts what’s best for the party ahead of her own political self interest. Delaine Eastin is the clear choice to strengthen and grow the California Democratic Party.

Ben Kemper - Assembly District 43 Delegate
Delaine wants to win back seats we lost in 2020, make sure we organize year round, stop the cycle of arriving in marginalized communities every two or four years to ask for votes, but vanishing in between, and so much more. She also understands the need to involve young people at every level of party governance. Please join me in supporting Delaine Eastin for our CDP Chair!

Brandon Harami, Bay Area Vice Chair, California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus
It has been decades since the California Democratic Party had a woman as Chair, and I can think of no one better to fix that than Delaine Eastin. Not only would she represent the voices of women everywhere, but she is the type of leadership we need to expand our democratic majorities and help us achieve key progressive legislation. I am proud to endorse Delaine Eastin for Chair of the California Democratic Party and urge all progressives to join me.

Devin T. Murphy, Pinole City Council

Nina Baldwin, Assembly District #68

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Why I support Delaine Eastin

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