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Labor Unions Statewide Endorse Rusty Hicks for CDP Chair

Momentum Grows with Backing of Public Safety, Trade, Education and Healthcare Unions for Rusty  

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Latina Leaders Support Rusty Hicks for CDP Chair

Latina leaders across California support Rusty Hicks for Chair of the California Democratic Party. With fifteen days until the state party convention, grassroots activists, new generations of “Blue Wave” Democrats and longtime civic leaders have lined up behind Rusty, citing his track record of successful victories for working families, women and immigrants, and winning Democratic seats in historically Republican districts.

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Grassroots Leaders Stand with Rusty Hicks for CDP Chair

Grassroots activists and Democratic clubs across the state have voted to endorse Rusty Hicks for Chair of the California Democratic Party. After meeting with thousands of delegates in all 58 of the state’s counties in 58 days, Hicks has won the backing of party faithful who believe in his vision of bringing strength and transparency to the party in advance of the pivotal 2020 election.

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This is what Rusty’s leadership looks like

California Democrats have been on a roll. Every statewide elected official is a Democrat.  Our supermajorities of the State Assembly and Senate are Democrat. Last fall, we elected seven new Democratic Members of Congress, taking back the House now led by California’s Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.

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The First 100 Days

Over the last 3 months, I have traveled to all 58 counties to speak with California Democrats about how we build a bigger, better, stronger Party. From Trinity to Tulare and from Mono to Mendocino, the message is the same – we must come together to directly confront our challenges and win in 2020 and beyond!

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Our Next Steps re: Sexual Misconduct & Harassment in the California Democratic Party

The events of recent months have reminded us that every single person should both feel and be safe when engaging with the California Democratic Party (CDP). That has not always been the case, but it must be if we are to both live out our democratic values and move California forward.

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Rusty Hicks, CA Dems Unite to Hold McCarthy and Nunes Accountable


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My Pledge

A Commitment from a Candidate for Chair of the California Democratic Party Our next Chair must both acknowledge our Party’s past and choose a different way forward. We must repair the pain and suffering of victims of sexual harassment that was only exacerbated by a culture of fear and intimidation that allowed that misconduct to go unreported. We must choose a better way forward that ensures our Party is a safe place for every Democrat who is committed to making California a better place.

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Happy #HarveyMilkDay!

As California's first openly #LGBTQ elected official, Harvey opened the door for all people -- regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity -- to have hope, fight for a better future and yes run for office. Happy 89th birthday, Harvey!

Labor groups representing millions of CA workers have endorsed my campaign for @CA_Dem Chair. Let's continue our fight for the hard-working men and women who are the backbone of our state's economy.

Visit to see our list of union endorsements. #TEAMRUSTY

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