My First 100 Days

I wanted to share my current plan for my first 100 days as chair; I welcome your input and suggestions. After over 20 years of experience as an elected official, I know the importance of getting a strong start. The 2022 midterms are around the corner, and we need a plan that will protect and expand our seats in congress, so we are well on our way to turn California bluer than blue.

  1. My first step will be to touch base with you. I will meet with the office staff and my newly elected fellow officers and then reach out to regional directors, county chairs, caucus chairs, delegates and elected officials to ask what is working and what is not, and get everyone’s ideas for how we can create a better Party. We have no time to waste in building and strengthening our party so that, in 18 months, we are well-positioned for victory.

  2. I will work with my colleagues in leadership to develop a financial plan for victory up and down the ballot, ensuring funding to support the leaders we need to win back seats, and more.

  3. I will set up strategic task forces to (1) win back the seats we lost in 2020 and look at other opportunities for growth in local and partisan office seats (2) develop robust education opportunities for newly elected county chairs and candidates so they are available as requested; (3) investigate problems with the 2020-21 ADEM elections, and establish a process for 2022-23 to increase transparency and accountability, and build confidence in the integrity of the process.

Bottom line -- we can and we will take back those seats we lost and more. We need to look at candidates across the board, from the local city council to the county supervisor to the state legislature to congress and make sure we have the best candidates ready to run and to win.

I am so looking forward to creating a more inclusive, dynamic and unified California Democratic Party. It is time to put the democracy back in the California Democratic Party. I can promise you that together, we WILL win -- and have fun while we are at it!

Most democratically yours,

Delaine Eastin

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