Nick Roth ran successfully for a board seat at the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DPSFV), where as Co-Chair of Fundraising I raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Party and for progressive candidates like Loraine Lundquist for LA City Council. I also spearheaded an effort to increase the board's diversity and brought in groups like the Korean American and Muslim American Democratic Clubs.
DSA Facebook group
Members of the California Democratic Socialists of America, statewide Facebook group, as of January, 8 2019 included Nick Roth.
Infiltrating the Dems
Every two years, California Democrats elect delegates from across the state, who then convene along with appointed party officials at the party’s Assembly District Election Meeting (ADEMS). ADEMS determines what the party stands for, making this a significant opportunity for socialists to push the California Democratic Party to the left and away from the interests of union busters, the landlord lobby, fossil fuel polluters, the corporate hospital and pharmaceutical lobby, the prison industrial complex, the corporate donor class, and others that stand against our values.
Our members are running for ADEMS delegate seats so that we’re in the room when the Democratic Party sets its agenda and makes decisions on endorsing candidates for public office. We’re fighting for issues that matter to the working class in California, like Medicare for All, Green New Deal, and Defunding the Police.
The DSA members listed below (in alphabetical order by first name) are running for ADEMS delegate seats on slates across LA County and have pledged to fight for our democratically-decided socialist values.
Standing for AD 46
In 2019 Nick Roth stood from AD 46 for the California Democratic Party Central Committee.
I am lifelong resident of AD-46. I live in Laurel Canyon and work at CBS Radford. I’m also a lifelong advocate of progressive Democratic politics. At sixteen I was part of a group that marched on Santa Monica City Hall in protest of the invasion of Iraq. In college at UC Berkeley I marched in numerous anti-war protests. At Cornell, while completing a PhD in English, I taught courses on literature and film that always had deeply political undercurrents, focusing on theories of ideology, discourse and power, and the politics of representation.
This past election cycle, I became more involved in hands-on political action. Starting in June, I volunteered for then Congressional candidate — now Congresswoman-Elect — Katie Hill. I spearheaded a fundraiser for her that brought together over a hundred individuals, featured Mayor Eric Garcetti and Jane Fonda as additional speakers, and ultimately raised over $32,000 for the campaign. In the months that followed, I assisted with multiple additional fundraisers, organized postcarding, textbanking, and phonebanking events, and mobilized weekend canvassing trips.
There is plenty of room in the Democratic party to embrace strong progressive platforms that have the potential for broad bipartisan appeal. Chief amongst these are Campaign Finance and Electoral Reform, Medicare For All, and a Green New Deal. All Americans want fair and secure elections, access to affordable health, and a clean, sustainable economy. There is no reason for these to be partisan or liberal issues. They are issues that can and must be at the center of the mainstream Democratic establishment.
Bernie 2020 Working Group supporters
Katrina Bergstrom July 27 2019·
You should have received a link last night to vote for the creation of DSA-LA’s Bernie 2020 Working Group - please vote YES today!
Voting is open for one week. ... See More — with Alex Wolinetz, Amarnath Ravva, Zenaida Huerta, Angelica Duenas, Olivia Gamboa, Shawnee Badger, Wendy Fagioli Ruiz, Marlin Medrano, Bobbie McGowan, Joshua Smith, Henry Huerta, Ezra Pugh, Lisa Kendall, Jeanna Harris, Kristina Meshelski, Nick Roth, Erika Feresten, Tina Fredericks, Jeanine Rohn, Jane Demian, Frances Yasmeen Motiwalla, Andrew Swetland, Aaron Balanta Holloway, Hsingii Tseng Bird, Josh Goodman, Isaac Lieberman, Ankur Patel, Sophie Eupp, Brandon Rey Ramirez, Chris Roth, Taiji Miyagawa, Symone Baptiste, Gabe Gabrielsky, Reed Heisley-Shellaby, Rachel Miller, Jack Suria Linares, Jeremy White, Mason Mineo, Gabbi Pierce, Rebecca Prediletto, Don Ward, Mark Masaoka, Rachel Reyes, Jessica Salans, Nina Eliasoph, Francisco Cendejas, Una Lee Jost, Paul Song, Don Irwin, Chris Myers, Charles Du, Eugene Pesikov, Katrina Bleckley, Kat Valentine, Rob Quan, Jenni Chang, Tom Pike, Evan Geary and Maikiko James.