SBC Democrats Endorse Primary Candidates

At our March 24, 2022 General Meeting, membership unanimously accepted the endorsement recommendations of the Endorsement Committee.

Our endorsed candidates are:

Helen Tran, Mayor of San Bernardino
DeJonaé Shaw, Board of Supervisors District 2
• State Senator Connie Leyva, Board of Supervisors District 4
Clifton Harris, Sheriff

Please help these candidates any way you can–canvassing, phone banking, and donations are all needed. And most of all, don’t forget to VOTE all the way down the ballot on June 7!

Our endorsed candidates.

In addition, the California Democratic Party has endorsed candidates in State races.

Let’s get to work, Democrats!

Did you notice any of the following during yesterday’s election?

-Voter Intimidation

-Electioneering withing 100 feet of a polling place

-Polling places or pollsters that made it difficult for citizens to vote?

Please report it to the Party’s hotline: (877) 321-VOTE (8683)

SBC Dems Support the Chateau Marmont Boycott

The SBC County Dems resolved to endorse the hotel workers’ boycott of the Chateau Marmont.

Our release and the text of our resolution is here.

SBC Dems Support AB2183, the Agricultural Labor Relations Act

The San Bernardino County Democratic Party resolved to support this bill, which will allow farm workers to vote by mail in union recognition elections.

Our release and the text of our resolution is here.

Looking for members in AD33, AD40, AD41

If you are a registered Democrat living in one of these Assembly Districts, we’re looking for you! Existing Assembly Districts (check on Wikipedia if you’re not sure what district you’re in) need representation on the Central Committee. We need one member for AD33, one member for AD40, and three members in AD41.

Join us to work with other Democrats in your area and around the County to help elect more Democrats! Please email SBDemocrat@gmail.com by March 20 if you want more information.

Spring Candidate Development Series

It’s 2022 and we’re revving up for a busy election year!

The San Bernardino County Democratic Party is preparing progressive candidates to run for local offices. If you’ve ever wanted to serve your community, now is the time to find out how! If you are thinking of running or if you have already decided to run, this training is for you.

The monthly trainings will provide candidates and potential candidates with all they need to run a successful local campaign in San Bernardino County. Here’s the line up:

Session 1, Feb 27:  So You Think You Want to Run for Office

All the things you need to consider before running for local office.

Session 2, Mar 13: Finances, Forms, and Deadlines

• How to manage your campaign finances, reporting deadlines, and more.

Session 3, Mar 27: Knowing Your Community, Building a Network

• How to become known in your community and expand your network.

Session 4, Apr 3: Fundraising and Asking for Money

• Ways to raise funds, required reporting, and how to ask people to give to your campaign.

Session 5, May 1: Campaigns Strategies and Resources for Local Campaigns

• Helpful strategies and resources, including organizations that help elect Democrats.

Session 6, May 22: Finding Your Voice, Crafting Your Message for Success

• Figure out the issues that matter to you and how to communicate them to your voters.

Session 7, Jun 5: “Trip Wires” – What Can Go Wrong and How to Recover

• Some of the pitfalls of campaigning, how to avoid them, and how to get past them.

$20 per session or all 7 for $100

Sign up for great information, engaging guest speakers, practice assignments, all designed to prepare you to win.

Each session is scheduled for a Sunday from 1:30 – 5:00 PM

For general questions and for economic hardship requests, email sbdemocrat@gmail.com

Our Primary Endorsement Process is Live!

Please refer to our Primary Candidate Endorsement page.

Applications for endorsement on the June 7 ballot must be completed by Monday, March 14.

San Bernardino Democrats Support AB 1400

The San Bernardino County Democratic Party overwhelmingly voted at its General Meeting on January 27, 2022 to support AB 1400, Guaranteed Health Care for All, which is currently moving through the Assembly.

Several members spoke passionately in favor of this bill, recounting personal experiences with the health care system and how their lives and family members’ lives have been negatively impacted by the high cost of health care in California, and stating the belief that healthcare is a human right. The California Democratic Party’s platform includes universal, single-payer health care.

Members praised legislators with San Bernardino County constituencies who have endorsed this bill, including Assembly Majority Leader, Eloise Gómez Reyes. 

Health care is a life and death matter that affects every Californian, regardless of immigration status, and the San Bernardino County Democratic Party hopes that every Democratic legislator in California will vote for universal health care at Monday’s floor vote.

Our press release is here. The letter circulated to lawmakers is here.

San Bernardino Democrats pass resolution supporting Women’s Health Protection Act.

In keeping with the Democratic Party’s long-established support of reproductive rights, the San Bernardino County Democratic Party resolved on October 28, 2021 to support The Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021, which is under consideration in the US Senate at this time. 

Democratic Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) has been instrumental in bringing forth this legislation, which, if enacted, will for the first time codify women’s access to abortion care under the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3755 on a party-line vote September 24, 2021, and companion Senate bill S. 1975 is currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

The San Bernardino County Democratic Party resolved unanimously to urge the U.S. Senate to pass this bill, and prevent states from restricting access to abortion care. We also wish to commend Rep. Judy Chu for her tireless efforts on behalf of women’s reproductive rights.

San Bernardino Democrats Support Affordable Solar

During their August General Meeting, San Bernardino Democrats urged Gov. Newsom to reintroduce policies and measures that keep rooftop solar development affordable for homeowners. This is in response to efforts by investor owned utilities to hike the cost of installing and maintaining solar panels, after a similar bill was defeated in the California Assembly (AB 1139).

See the PDF for more details…