I'm Running

I want you to know that I'm running for Chair of the California Democratic Party and I would love your support. 

I am running for the future of our Party and for the future of California, because We Can Do Better.

Concerned Democrats reached out to me after this last election, where we lost four congressional seats to the Republicans*.

We can do better. There is great concern expressed that people have left the Democratic party, that we have allowed it to shrink to a handful of special interest groups. Many people do not feel the Party cares about them, or hears their concerns. I was asked if I would consider stepping up to lead the California Democratic Party, to inspire and grow our Party. 

After talking to people across the state, the response was very positive that, with me as Chair, we would be in a strong position to grow the Party and recoup our losses. To be clear, this is not a referendum on a single issue or person, but a call to arms that our Party needs an inclusive strategy to address these concerns and rally people to get engaged to build a better California Democratic Party

I know these are very difficult times for many Californians, and I commit to promoting policies that meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents and advance the dreams of all Californians. This pandemic has devastated our state, our nation, and the world. We must champion healthcare, housing, employment, education and other solutions for those impacted and provide real protections for our frontline workers.

The Democratic Party I want to lead will model inclusive leadership, transparent decision making, and a vision that builds our Party for a sustainable future. And did you know it has been 35 years since a woman was elected to lead the California Democratic Party?

We will create a sense of teamwork and a shared mission. We will model compassion and caring. We will stand for what we say we stand for, and live our values every day.

I commit to building a Party where courage is fashionable, where vision is palpable and compassion and caring are the norm.  When I am Party Chair, decision making and direction will always be democratic and transparent. Let’s put democracy back in the California Democratic Party. 

You can learn more at DelaineEastin.com

Can you help? Here's what we need:

  1. Vote. In the ADEM Election AND CDP Officers Election! Please request a postage paid ballot here -- and let us know you did by emailing us at [email protected]. The election is in two parts. The ballot you request will be for the election in January, to elect the delegates who will vote for the CDP Chair election in April.
  2. Endorse. Let me know you are on my team here.
  3. Volunteer. Can you help out in your local area? It's virtual, of course -- please sign up here.
  4. Contribute. We need resources for campaign operations and outreach. You can donate here.

Thank you for your time. Please reach out to us with questions or suggestions.

DE for CDP Chair email 11/29/2020

*We updated this email to reflect Republican gains.