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The Culver City Democratic Club Opposes the Criminalization of People Experiencing Homelessness

Culver City - The following resolution was adopted unanimously by themembers of the Culver City Democratic Club at their January 11 generalmeeting: Whereas this Club is on record supporting a Housing First approach, Whereas involuntary relocation, forced displacement, and contact with law enforcement (aka “sweeps”) have been proven to cause harm to people experiencing homelessness, including loss of essential items such as medications and legal documents,...

My New Year’s Resolution for 2023—Organize!

The December 12 swearing-in of our new Culver City Council was a disheartening evening with the City’s conservatives hooting and jeering while people were saying nice things about departing Council Member Alex Fisch, who had worked tirelessly to improve the City’s financial condition and to protect it from the public safety hazards of the Inglewood Oil Field. Before they adjourned, the new conservative Council...

Club Endorses the Forward 55 ADEMs Slate

At its December 14 General Meeting, the Culver City Democratic Club voted to endorse the Forward 55 slate of delegates to the California Democratic Party. Every member present voted in favor, except for one who abstained. Every two years, each State Assembly District elects fourteen...

CCDC Members Oppose Proposed Anti-Camping Ordinance

Bubba Fish Good evening Mayor Vera and Councilmembers, My name is Bubba Fish, I serve as the Vice Chair of the Advisory Committee on Housing & Homelessness. I am here not on behalf of the committee because the committee has not been consulted on this ordinance. I...

Election Wrap-Up: The Sequel

Fellow Democrats, Now that the final results of the November election have been certified, I have repeated the statistics I did for the March primary, comparing how our endorsed candidates did in Culver City compared to in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and the...

RIP P-22

Last month, we lost the much-loved puma known as P-22. In his impossible journey across two freeways, he stood as a symbol of resilience and won the hearts of Angelenos. In his long 13-year life, he inspired wonder and responsibility for urban wildlife. His...

The Cruelty is the Point

They certainly aren’t wasting any time with their cruelty. Take a look at the Jones Settlement. That came out when Los Angeles’ anti-camping ordinance was struck down as unconstitutional—and I believe it applies to the whole region. In brief, they can’t enforce the ordinance...

A Statement from Vote 16 Culver City After Losing Measure VY by Only 16 Votes

As the final ballots trickled in almost a month after election night, we would be lying if we said we weren’t disheartened by the sixteen-vote margin that ultimately denied Culver City’s youth the right to vote. But now, almost a month after the results...

What is ADEMs and why should you care?

“If you don’t like what the party is doing, you need to get more involved in theparty.”—Tom Camarella ADEMs—What is it? “Assembly District Election Meetings.” If you are a registered Democrat, you have the opportunity to elect the seven self-identified females and seven other people who...

Lame Ducks Can Still Quack

And when the dust of the November 8 election had settled, two things became clear: 1) the Blue Crew loses control of the House in January and 2) the House is still blue until then. Back in September, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told...

Election Wrap-Up

Fellow Democrats,      This is the last message of the year, of my second term, and of the midterm election season. I was hoping to repeat the analysis of the primary election results I published in August for the general election, to compare how our endorsed...

Election Night Live Video

Karim Sahli was joined by Club officers Jeanna Harris and Shannon Theus, member Bubba Fish, and numerous special guests, for a livestream election night. Look out CNN! https://www.youtube.com/embed/gTSoZm7khsg

November 2022 General Election Endorsements

The members of the Culver City Democratic Club have endorsed the following candidates and positions by a vote of at least 60% for candidates and a majority for propositions & ballot measures. US Senate: Alex Padilla US Congress District 37: Sydney Kamlager CA Governor: Gavin Newsom  CA Lt....

How to Buy a Democratic Club

Fellow Democrats,     This newsletter will arrive a week before general election voting closes. I expect that anyone who would open this message and read this spiel is highly politically engaged and voted weeks ago, but if not, don’t forget! Details are at lavote.net. You can...

Mike Davis 1946-2022

As the deadline for this newsletter arrived, it was announced that author and activist Mike Davis had died. He had been on hospice for several months, so this was no surprise, but it is a major loss to progressive politics, cultural studies, and Southern California. Carolina Miranda...

Nov. 19 Fundraiser at The Actors’ Gang

Join us for a special night out at The Actors' Gang! The Culver City Democratic Club has a limited number of tickets for The Actors’ Gang's November 19 performance of Alfred Jarry’s masterpiece Ubu the King, directed by Tim Robbins. Jarry's absurd, hilarious, and scatological 1896 political satire deeply...

Why I’m Voting for…

Member comments on our endorsed candidates: Cynthia Hart on Sydney Kamlager for Congress Sydney has earned my support. In the time that she has represented members of our Club in Sacramento, she has proven to be a bold and able legislator who is relentless in pursuit...

Election Time is Here!

Fellow Democrats,     General election ballots will arrive next week, and the end of a process which has consumed much of our energy this year will be in sight at last. Our endorsement mailer is scheduled to arrive alongside the ballots. I believe this is the...

On the LA County Ballot – Should the County Supervisors be Able to Remove a Sheriff for Cause?

On the November 8 ballot, Los Angeles County voters will be asked to vote “yes” or “no” on a proposed county charter amendment providing authority to remove an elected sheriff for cause by a 4/5 vote. “Cause” would include violation of law, flagrant or...

The New Inflation Reduction Act Does a Lot More than Reduce Inflation

On August 16, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)—a sweeping tax, health, and climate bill that will make a historic down payment on deficit reduction to fight inflation; invest in domestic energy production and manufacturing; and reduce carbon emissions by...

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