My name is Daraka Larimore-Hall. I’m asking for your support in in the April 2013 election for Secretary of the California Democratic Party.
Over the past two election cycles Party leadership and the grassroots have begun to build a powerful team. Leadership has provided the resources and skills needed to execute effective coordinated plans — and and we in the grassroots have stepped up to do the work. This partnership has translated into historic statewide wins.
Now we must begin the important work necessary for maintaining our success for the long-term. We need to institutionalize experience and workplans so that every win becomes a new baseline, and we are not continually starting over. And we must improve our local partner outreach to bring in new blood, fresh ideas and increase our enthusiasm.
I’ve been honored to serve as the local Santa Barbara Party Chair for six years, helping to build an effective, progressive, volunteer-driven organization that depends on our community for resources, energy and leadership. I've been a local union president, and currently serve on the boards of two progressive community organizations that are working to build political power for working families on the Central Coast.
I look forward to serving the State Democratic Party, utilizing that experience, success and energy.