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…

San Bernardino Democrats support Desert Conservation

Notice: SBCDCC General Meeting

General Meeting Notice –
Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 7:00pmYou are invited to participate in a meeting of the general membership of the San Bernardino County Democratic Central Committee on Thursday, July 22nd @7:00pm

Members are encouraged to sign in @6:30. Observers will be admitted @7:00PMThis meeting will be conducted via zoom. Please register by clicking on the link below.Registration required. All Democrats are welcome to attend.Register here for the link to the meeting:

San Bernardino Democrats Reject Extremist Rally

The San Bernardino County Democratic Party is outraged that the so-called America First Rally was able to land a venue in the Inland Empire. These extremist rallies are a platform for racism and lies, and they are not welcome here.  We join the chorus of angry voices – from Orange to Riverside County – denouncing everything about this hate-filled event. 

Candidate Development Workshop Series

Our Candidate Workshop Series continues on Sunday June 27, 2021, 1:30 – 5:00, with So You Think You Want to Run for Office. Join us to learn all the things you need to consider before running for local office. Reserve your spot now! Sessions cost $20 each or all seven for $100. Upcoming sessions are outlined below.

Candidate Workshop Series

~We Need Your Voice~

The Legislation & Resolution Committee is seeking feedback from the Central Committee to understand what are the top issues that impact their community the most.

This feedback will help them focus, elevate and lobby the bills that are of highest priority.

Click on the photo above to participate in the questionnaire by Thursday, June 24th, 2021.