Compiled by RADC Members - Tracy Wise, Jeff Poggi and Israel Igualate
Welcome to this week’s Call to Action, where you can find some of the latest events and news to help you take part in the issues that matter to our communities. If you have a call to action that you would like us to highlight, email us at: [email protected]
Just one #ActionItem this week – fill out and return your ballot! Look for the #SpecialVotersGuideNewsletter to help you complete your ballot. Those recommendations are also listed, below. Our thanks to Lisa Olson of Solidarity Sundays-Redlands Chapter and East Area Progressive Democrats for collating the lists we drew from to create our recommendations.
And, between now and June 7th, consider volunteering with one of the candidates. Check out www.RADC.vote/Volunteer for how to sign up!
Let’s #FlipTheIEBlue starting by getting the vote out in the primaries!
For Wednesday, May 18, 2022
1. Ballot Recommendations
Senator, United States Senate - Short Term
Alex Padilla (current Senator)
Senator, United States Senate - Full Term
Alex Padilla (current Senator)
District 33, U.S. House of Representatives
Pete Aguilar (current Rep)
District 23, U.S. House of Representatives
Governor, State of California
Gavin Newsom (current Gov)
Lieutenant Governor, State of California
Elena Kounalakis (current Lt Gov)
Secretary of State, State of California
Shirley Weber (current SOS)
Controller, State of California
Treasurer, State of California
Fiona Ma (current treasurer)
Attorney General, State of California
Rob Bonta - current AG
Insurance Commissioner, State of California
Ricardo Lara - current IC.
Superintendent Of Public Instruction, State of California
Tony Thurmond (current Superintendent)
Member, District 1, California Board of Equalization
District 45, California State Assembly
James Ramos (current Assemblymember)
District 47, California State Assembly
District 50, California State Assembly
Eloise Gomez Reyes (current state senator)
Judge, Office #7, San Bernardino County Superior Court
David K. Tulcan
“Deputy District Attorney David Tulcan has been in the district attorney’s office since 2005, dealing with criminal prosecution, family protection, environmental protection and consumer protection. Tulcan received his master’s and bachelor’s degree from UC Riverside, his law degree from Loyola Law School, and joined the bar in 2003. Tulcan is endorsed by District Attorney Jason Anderson, Judge Denise Dvorak, and eight law enforcement associations. He donated $25,000 of his own money to the campaign, and received $2,500 from the Ontario Police Officers’ Association, and $1,400 from the Sheriff’s Employees Benefit Association.” followourcourts.com
Judge, Office 17, San Bernardino County Superior Court
James McGee https://www.mcgee4judge.com/
"Criminal defense attorney James McGee opened his own firm in 2014, after spending 12 years working as a prosecutor for the San Bernardino district attorney’s office. Four years at the office was with the District Attorney’s Hardcore Gang Unit. McGee worked with foster care groups, police agencies and juvenile groups to dissuade teens from joining gangs, including Colton At Risk Teens and the Fontana Leadership Intervention Program. He later served on the board of directors for the nonprofit Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Bernardino. McGee is endorsed by 37 San Bernardino Superior Court judges. Campaign finance records are not yet available.” - followourcourts.com
For more information on the judges, go to:
Superintendent of Schools, San Bernardino County
Ted Alejandre (incumbent)
Assessor/County Clerk/Recorder, San Bernardino County
Bob Dutton - (incumbent, unopposed)
Auditor/Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector, San Bernardino County
no formal endorsement
Sheriff/Coroner, San Bernardino County
Clifton Lee Harris - retired sheriff’s deputy, was interviewed for the position by the county board of supervisors when McMahon retired but was not chosen. At that time, he made this statement:
“Harris identified several issues facing the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, including accountability, police integrity and use of force.In his application, he said he would release an annual use of force report “in the interest of maintaining open communications with our community.” Harris told supervisors Wednesday he would hold biweekly community meetings, if chosen, to foster a better relationship between deputies and citizens.“We don’t want to intimidate the public. We want them as partners,” he said. “The old days of ‘I’ve got the badge, I’ve got the gun.’ That’s got to go.” - https://www.vvdailypress.com/story/news/2021/07/09/undersheriff-shannon-dicus-chosen-succeed-john-mcmahon-san-bernardino-county-sheriff/7911949002/
Clifton would be the first black sheriff of SB county. https://harrisforsheriff.info/
Supervisor, District 2
Supervisor, District 4
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- The mid-terms are on their way! Early voting begins on May 9th and runs through June 6th for the June 7, 2022 primary. For RADC endorsements and information about the candidates to volunteer for, go to: https://www.redlandsareademocrats.org/endorsements
- Advocating for a vibrant downtown Redlands with a re-use of the site of the current derelict Redlands Mall: The Planning Commission and the City Council held a joint meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Lasting over 5 hours, the result was a unanimous vote by the City Council in favor of the developers’ design for the Redlands Mall project. This is an important step forward in building a sustainable and resilient downtown Redlands for the future.
- Redlands City Redistricting: Our Congressional maps have been set, and the City Council voted unanimously on March 1st to select Public Map One. The final vote came through the March 15th consent calendar. This is the map RADC advocated for, as the best map to recognize neighborhoods and promote equity while being well within the numerical requirements. This will be our new Redlands district map for the next 10 years. Thank you, everyone, for your efforts in preparing, submitting, and advocating for this map!
- The Rittenhouse trial demonstrated that judicial elections are incredibly important. Let us pledge together to become better informed prior to the next election where judges are on the ballot to ensure that we are electing qualified, non-partisan members of the bench to serve the judiciary in our region. #NoRittenhouseJudgesHere
- On May 2, 2022, the following press release came out of Sacramento from our state leaders:
SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Governor Gavin Newsom released the below statement following news reports detailing a preliminary U.S. Supreme Court majority draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal constitutional protections for the right to abortion:
“California will not stand idly by as women across America are stripped of their rights and the progress so many have fought for gets erased. We will fight. California is proposing an amendment to enshrine the right to choose in our state constitution so that there is no doubt as to the right to abortion in this state. We know we can’t trust the Supreme Court to protect reproductive rights, so California will build a firewall around this right in our state constitution. Women will remain protected here.”
If you have not already done so, send a message to the Governor, Speaker Rendon in the Assembly, Pro Tem Atkins in the Senate (emails are above), as well as your own assemblymember and state senator to tell them you support this action.
I fully support the proposal of an amendment to the California state constitution to enshrine the right to choose, so that there is no doubt at all regarding the right to abortion in our state. Women must be protected here, and California must take whatever steps it can to protect this basic civil liberty which gives women the right to manage their own bodies.
For Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (SD23): 10350 Commerce Center Drive, Suite A-220, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 or call (909) 919-7731
For Assemblymember James Ramos (AD40): https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD40
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