The Democratic party’s big campaign committees are looking to funnel Democratic activism into coordinated campaigning following the Supreme Court’s abortion decision

Backing for abortion rights is at an all-time high, and Democrats at the local, state and national level hope to channel that energy into voter engagement, especially among their base, in November.

Driving the fury is the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that upheld abortion rights for the past 50 years.

Top Democratic campaign committees — the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — are launching a national volunteer organizing effort in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, steering rank-and-file Democrats’ reaction to the opinion into battleground states.

The trio of committees aims is launching a website as an online hub for organizing efforts. The site will make it easier for voters to volunteer.

Democrats plan to hold “weeks of action,” organizing volunteers through canvassing, phone banking and text banking. That is true right here in the Coachella Valley.

Democrats Prepare to Respond to Abortion Decision

Stephen Jaffe

In the wake of the abortion decision, Democrats of the Desert, a community action club for the Democratic Party in the Greater Coachella Valley, Stephen Jaffe, president of the club, said, “The short answer is to elect federal and state legislators (and, of course, the Governor) who will put in place legislative ‘fixes’ to the overturning of Roe.”

That would be supporting Will Rollins, Rep. Raul Ruiz M.D., Christy Holstege and all Democratic incumbents., Jaffe told Uken Report.

“I personally think the new District 41 election (Rollins vs. Ken Calvert) is especially important because not only will it elect Will (Rollins), but it will also unseat Calvert, who stands for everything the Democratic Party represents. And, of course, (Holstege’s) election is for an open seat.”

In California’s newly drawn 41st Congressional District, Representative Ken Calvert, a Republican, faces a primary against several Democratic challengers, including Will Rollins, a former federal prosecutor who worked on cases against several alleged Capitol rioters.

In the June primary, Christy Holstege, a Palm Springs city councilmember, and Republican Greg Wallis, the district director for Assemblymember Chad Mayes, I-Rancho Mirage — emerged as the top contenders in the Assembly District 47 contest. They will advance to the state’s general election Nov. 8.

The district, which was redrawn during California’s redistricting process in 2021, includes Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and Indian Wells, and extends into Yucaipa and Yucca Valley in San Bernardino County.

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