This year at the California Democratic Party Executive Board Meeting in San Jose, the CDP Progressive Caucus was proud to host an in-depth discussion by Black women addressing their relationship with the Party. It was the first time in anyone’s memory that any organ of the California Democratic Party hosted such a panel. It was long overdue, particularly since decades of unfailing support now leaves many Black women reconsidering their relationship with the party.
Our sincere appreciation to Jasmyne Cannick for moderating the panel and to Jovanka Beckles, Dallas Fowler, and Taisha Brown for trusting us to host the conversation. We hope that this will be a jumping off point for better understanding and objective improvement.
Thank you to everyone that attended the meeting in the spirit of reform, including Chair Rusty Hicks and Secretary Jenny Bach.