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Our Culver: Building Grassroots Power

Building grassroots power is essential to making Culver City a more welcoming, equitable and inclusive community. To accomplish this, a group of long term and new community activists are taking action through Our Culver. We invite you to join us.  We have a lot to be proud of in Culver City, but we still face significant challenges. Whether you’re just starting out in life, retired...

More on Our Endorsements

Barbara Lee for US Senate by Alex Fisch Barbara Lee is the rare candidate who brings grassroots progressive passion and values together with the pragmatism necessary to get legislative results. She had the courage to stand alone in Congress, presciently calling out the Authorization for Use...

We Support Measure E for Excellent Culver Schools

Why I endorse Measure E by Dr Kelly Kent, President, CCUSD Board of Education I support Measure E, because it is essential to our students and staff. Currently every dollar we spend on building repair and maintenance draws from the dollars we use for teaching and...

Spilling Tea on the LACDP

Fellow Democrats, Thank you for electing me to another term as Club President. It is a great honor to have your support to continue to lead Culver City’s original Democratic club. Since I’ve been in office, we have expanded our scope by endorsing in some...

A Guide to Judicial Candidates

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What You Need to Know About Our Club’s January 10 Endorsing Votes

Last month, our Club took endorsing votes on offices and propositions that will appear on Culver City ballots with the exception of the judges. In January we will vote on judicial races and our neighboring LA City Council District 10. Los Angeles City Council District...

The Culver City Democratic Club’s Endorsements for the March 5 Primary Election—So Far

The Culver City Democratic Club continues to be the city's largest publisher of political information and analysis, as well as the westside's original progressive Democratic organization. After the December  meeting, members voted on endorsements using the secure and confidential Election Buddy service. The first round...

Let’s Talk About Proposition 13

During the 1970s, as California became a global leader in business, the arts, and education, and homeowner groups organized to fight development, the value of property increased dramatically. Working-class people and retirees who owned their homes were unable to afford the property taxes assessed...

Finding a Solution to Gaza, Israel, and Palestine Requires Breaking through Old Narratives

As someone who has spent over ten years trying to build bridges in our party, the last several months have been particularly frustrating, if not disappointing. While many Culver City Democrats know me because of my work as a DNC member and Jewish community...

Meet the March 2024 Candidates!

At our Dec. 13, 2023 General Meeting, the Culver City Democratic Club heard from dozens of candidates who will appear on the March 2024 ballot for offices including US Congress (CD37), Los Angeles County District Attorney, numerous LA County Superior Court Judges, and Los...

Holiday Fundraiser – This Weekend!

Culver City Democratic ClubPop-Up FundraiserSaturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3Village Well Books & CoffeeWhat a great way to do some holiday shoppingand support the CCDC at the same time! Here’s How It WorksWhen you purchase any in-stock merchandise or café item in the store...

A Jewish Case for an End to the War

I recently came to realize just how many core memories from my upbringing center around my Judaism. I remember beaming on the bimah as I became a Bar Mitzvah, speaking at religious school graduation, being awarded a college scholarship from my temple, and traveling...

Paula Amezola de Herrera on the CADEM Convention

This past weekend of November 17, I attended the State Democratic Party Endorsing Convention in Sacramento as elected delegate Shannon Theus’s proxy.  I had planned to go without my husband or son, but a week before the convention, the call went out for two...

No End to the Fight for Democracy

Shortly after the November 2022 election, in which unprecedented spending by billionaire developer and landlord Michael Hackman flipped a Culver City Council seat and created a conservative majority, I was listening to some friends. One was despairing about the outcome, and the other said:...

Solidarity from Under the Bus

“Laid off due to company-wide reduction in workforce” was the euphemism I received when I finally got canned from my VFX job in October. I had already survived a springtime massacre that happened as a result of cuts in spending from the big distributors....

Club Members Cheer Supervisor Holly Mitchell’s Re-election Bid

On November 1 Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell announced her run for re-election to represent the roughly 2 million voters of the 2nd District surrounded by cheering supporters.  Officials of the Sierra Club were among those on hand who cited her work in phasing out oil...

Book Recommendations from CCDC Members

Since the Club is having a fundraiser at the Village Well bookstore in Culver City this weekend, we asked our members to recommend political books they think their friends and/or fellow members would like. Here they are. We hope to get a good turnout...

LACDP Central Committee Candidate Statements

Vilma Dawson: Assembly District 55 Delegate, March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Central Committee I am currently an appointed delegate representing Assembly District 55 of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Central Committee selected by the Delegation to succeed the late...

Why Culver City Needs a Bond on the March Ballot to Fix Our Schools’ Infrastructure

CCUSD had a third-party Facility Condition Assessment done in 2019, which found major problems, including ongoing flood damage in Linwood Howe and la Ballona, exterior and interior architectural and finish work in most facilities requiring immediate attention, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems reaching end...

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