We have completed our endorsement process for 2018 and have created a flyer for distribution to the community. You can download a PDF version here.
24 El Cerrito Democratic Club members listened to an AC Transit candidate and discussed U.S. Senator candidates and several measures. Here are the results from September 25, 2018:
|AC Transit (Up to 1)||Votes||Result|
|Prop. 3: Issue $8.9 billion in bonds for water-related infrastructure and environmental projects||Votes||Result|
|No Endorsement||5||No Endorsement|
|Prop. 5: Revise process for homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments||Votes||Result|
|Prop. 7: Authorize legislature to provide permanent daylight savings time if federal government allows||Votes||Result|
|No Endorsement||6||No Endorsement|
|Prop. 10: Allows local government to regulate rent||Votes||Result|
|No Endorsement||3||No Endorsement|
Additionally, Club Members voted to waive noticing rules and to consider endorsement of U.S. Senator and Regional Proposition FF, East Bay Regional Park District measure to continue the existing $12/year parcel tax. Diane Feinstein was endorsed and Measure FF was supported overwhelmingly.
Time to Step Up and Get Steps – Precinct Walking
One of the missions of ECDC is to elect democratic candidates. This means walking literature to El Cerrito and Kensington houses to inform resident who we support. After the August meetings, ECDC will have endorsed several candidates for the November election, and the rubber needs to hit the road – literally. We have about 75 separate 1-hour walks in El Cerrito and Kensington. We walk from the third weekend in September to the second weekend in October. ECDC needs volunteers for this fall’s walking campaign. You can help in one of three ways!
Campaign Coordinator: The Coordinator sets up the walk maps, arranges and manages the literature stuffing and organizes the volunteers on two organized campaign days. This is about a 5 hour a week task between September 1 and October 11.
Literature counters/stuffers: These volunteers bundle literature into groups of 10, 20 and 50. This helps the Coordinator to get the right number of flyers into each walk folder.
Walkers: Get your steps in as you walk around various neighborhoods in El Cerrito and Kensington. We bundle into 50 to 75 household walks over a 6 to 8 block area. Designed to take about 60 to 90 minutes to walk to the target households, we are looking for 30 to 40 volunteers to each do one to three routes. Yes, you can do more, and, every little bit helps.
To volunteer, please email Greg Lyman at email@example.com.