Thursday, June 07, 2007

Well, I guess I'm an insider now!

I'm excited! My own personal quest to Crash the Gate took another step forward today--I received my letter from California Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres appointing me to the CDP's Platform Committee.

Every even-numbered year, the CDP approves a newly reworked platform crafted together by the members of the platform committee based on submissions from Democratic Clubs and members of the State Central Committee. And from what I've been told, the national Democratic Party tends to use the California platform as a template for its own national platform.

And I'm going to be on the committee that writes it! I'm thrilled, seriously.

I have a little question, for you, though--when was the last time you actually read the Party's platform to know what it officially stands for? Well, let me give you a chance to read the official platform of the California Democratic Party:

Official Platform of the California Democratic Party

Now, lots of it looks good...it has a lot of "planks"...but it seems like there's something missing.

I don't see a separate plank for global climate change or alternative energy!

Well, during my time on the Platform Committee this year, I intend to change that--and I've asked the Energize America team to help me draft a plank in support of alternative energy and fighting back against the climate crisis.

So, that's my news for today! Like I said, I'm excited--and hopefully I'll get the chance to get something done! Hooray for Crashing the Gate!

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