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The California Democratic Party and the Santa Cruz County Democratic Party Primary Election Endorsement Results: Governor - Gavin Newsom Lieutenant Governor - Eleni Kounalakis Secretary of State - Dr. Shirley Weber Attorney General - Rob Bonta Treasurer - Fiona Ma Controller - Malia Cohen Superintendent of Public Instruction - Tony Thurmond Insurance Commissioner - Ricardo Lara Congressional District 18 - Zoe Lofgren Congressional District 19 - Jimmy Panetta Assembly District 28 - no consensus Assembly District 29 - Robert Rivas Assembly District 30 - Dawn Addis Board of Equalization District 2 - Sally Lieber Supervisor District 3 - no consensus Supervisor, District 4 - Felipe Hernandez Measure B (County ToT Tax) - SUPPORT Measure C (Disposable Cup Tax) - SUPPORT Measure D (Greenway) - OPPOSE Measure E (SC City District Elections) - OPPOSE Measure F (SC City Sales Tax) - SUPPORT For information about voting and elections: VOTESCOUNT.US

Links mentioned at the Climate Crisis Discussion of 3/12/22 are posted below:


High Equity Stakes in California’s Solar Fight

https://convergencemag.com/articles/high-equity-stakes-in-californias-solar-fight/



Maintain Net Metering for the Benefit of Low-Income Renters

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kuRZAPp_pueFuHc5D8zbie-PZpJkah7j/view



An open letter to the NRDC, Board of Trustees.

Please stand with ONSITE-SOLAR and NOT the ALEC and the monopoly IOUs.

https://ceeetruth.org/nrdc-letter



California Local Solar Roadmap: Why Sustainable Growth in Local Solar Can Save California Ratepayers Over $120 Billion

Summary Results - July 2021

https://www.vibrantcleanenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/CA_LS4A_Roadmap.pdf



The Utility "Cost Shift" Fallacy:

The accounting methods behind the utilities' claims about rooftop solar

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ybp6NvQB79OUhb1gyRVWag-xYRvl17LqRtm9nS0FxVE/edit




The Climate Center: California Rising: Fighting Fire, Finding Water, and Charting a Renewable Future through Offshore Wind (with US State Senator John Laird)

https://unfccc-cop26.streamworld.de/webcast/the-climate-center-california-rising-fighting-fire



The California Democratic Party Platform 2022

https://cadem.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/CDP-Platform-2022-FINAL-.pdf








The Democratic Central Committee of Santa Cruz County (DCC) has many opportunities within the next few weeks to learn about Ballot Measures and Candidates that will be on the June 7, 2022, Primary Election.


Candidate Town Halls were organized for folks to ask questions and have a little more time with individual candidates. Forums are for DCC endorsements and Town Halls are more informational; all are open to the public to attend. Town Hall dates and information are also located on the DCC Events Calendar on our home page.


Meet Supervisor Candidates for District 3 and 4 at upcoming Town Halls.


CANDIDATE TOWN HALL


MARCH 14 6:00PM Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson, District 3

Monday 7:00PM Felipe Hernandez, District 4


MARCH 16 6:00PM Thomas Ramos, District 3

Wednesday 7:00PM Amy Chen Mills, District 3


MARCH 21 6:00PM Justin Cummings, District 3

Monday 7:00PM Jimmy Dutra, District 4


The Democratic Central Committee will also hold a forum for endorsement on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 pm via Zoom. All Town Halls and Endorsement Forums are open to the public to attend.


The following is the zoom link invitation to the March 23 DCC Endorsement forum on local ballot measures:


https://tinyurl.com/DemocratsEndorse


Meeting ID: 831 427 2516

Passcode: 123

Dial in, voice only: 1 669 900 6833