Ultra-Zionist ousted from Democratic Party committee

Following offensive social media comments by California Democratic Party Credentials Committee Co-Chair Neal Zaslavsky, CDP Chairman Eric Bauman released the following statement: “As we made clear last week, we must hold ourselves accountable when it comes to ensuring that our California Democratic Party is a place where everyone can participate and contribute their time, energy … Continue reading Ultra-Zionist ousted from Democratic Party committee

In a historic resolution, the California Democratic Party decries U.S. support for Israeli occupation

Delegates to the annual convention of the country’s largest state Democratic Party Sunday approved a resolution (see page 4) decrying the failure of U.S administrations to back-up measured criticism of Israel’s occupation “with actual steps to change the status quo and bring about a real peace process.” It calls on Washington to work through the … Continue reading In a historic resolution, the California Democratic Party decries U.S. support for Israeli occupation

Why I am not voting for Bauman for CDP Chair

I received messages from Eric Bauman's campaign for the California Democratic Party chair race asking whether I'd support him this weekend. While Eric's positions on most issues are commendable, his stance on BDS is troubling.   Eric attended the Arab American Caucus meeting in Long Beach last year when one of the issues addressed was … Continue reading Why I am not voting for Bauman for CDP Chair

California State Controller Betty Yee Endorses Farrah Khan for Irvine City Council

Irvine City Council Candidate Farrah N. Khan announced today that she has officially received the endorsement of State Controller Betty Yee.“I am pleased to endorse Farrah N. Khan for Irvine City Council,” said Yee. “She will put her corporate, small business, and community-based experience to work for the residents and businesses of Irvine. Farrah’s demonstrated … Continue reading California State Controller Betty Yee Endorses Farrah Khan for Irvine City Council

This Assembly bill will punish those who engage in peaceful action

Assembly Bills 1551 and 1552, introduced by Assembly Member Travis Allen on January 4, 2016, would penalize those who engage in “politically motivated” boycotts as a nonviolent means to influence Israel to end its occupation and human rights abuses. During the California Democratic Party convention in San Jose on February 27th, David Mandel of Jewish Voice for Peace gave … Continue reading This Assembly bill will punish those who engage in peaceful action

CDP’s Arab Caucus Condemns Comments Made by Rep. Sanchez Regarding Muslim Americans

The Arab American Caucus of the California Democratic Party in a statement condemned the disturbing comments and inaccurate image portrayed by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez regarding Muslim Americans where they comprise a large constituency in her congressional district.Time and again, Muslim and Arab Americans have had to defend themselves from Islamophobic comments made by the likes … Continue reading CDP’s Arab Caucus Condemns Comments Made by Rep. Sanchez Regarding Muslim Americans

CDP’s Arab Caucus encourages the US to resettle Syrian refugees

In a statement by the chairman of the California Democratic Party's Arab American Caucus Murad Sarama said regarding Syria's refugee crisis:"A recent photo of a three-year-old Syrian refugee, washed up to the shores of Turkey, has collectively broken the global communities heart, reminding the world of the plight of the Syrian community."As the Chair of … Continue reading CDP’s Arab Caucus encourages the US to resettle Syrian refugees