The Democratic Party has been in crisis. Not only has the Democratic Party lost control of both houses of Congress and more than 1,000 state legislative seats since 2008, the GOP now controls the governorship as well as the entire legislature in 26 states, while Democrats exercise such control in only eight states. The party has seen a decline in support from people of color, particularly African American women, and working class voters. Many progressive voters are choosing to register as no party preference rather than as Democrats.
What are some specific steps that the Democratic Party can take to revitalize itself again? Come and learn about what grassroots activists are doing to rebuild the party and engage voters in our nearest swing district, CD-10, and how you can support their efforts. Our featured speakers are journalist Norman Solomon and California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus Chair Karen Bernal, co-authors of the report "Autopsy, the Democratic Party in Crisis" http://democraticautopsy.org and Vecky Elliott of the Tracy Volunteer Center, with emcee Mountain View Mayor Lenny Siegel.
This event, organized by the Bayshore Progressive Democrats http://bayshoreprogressive.org is a fundraiser and ticketed event. Proceeds will benefit the Tracy Volunteer Center's work working to flip CD-10 from red to blue.
Date of Event:
Saturday, March 31, 2018 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Democratic Volunteer Center
960 San Antonio Rd Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94303