DPOC West Vice Chair Victor Valladares is a free spirit He says what he believes. But in the last two months, what he says and has said is deterimentel to Democrats in OC.
This blog, and me as a Central Committee member, is calling on Victor to resign his post as West Vice Chair. Voters elected him in 2016 and again 2020; that’s fine. But he’s not a party leader and needs to go,
Here is what he posted this week.
After Bernie Sanders withdrew, he posted a similar message. He did not believe in the party. As vice chair, Victor is a party leader. He has demonstrated he doesn’t care. The DPOC should remove him from this post or he should resign.
I proposed this to the party leadership (and I am a Party central committee member):
Notice of Action and Resolution to Removal Central Committee Member Victor Valladares as West Vice Chair
Victor Valladares is the DPOC’s Western Vice Chair. He is active on social media platforms and has made two posts since April 8 that are harmful to the DPOC and CDP when coming from a party leader.
On April 8, after candidate Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for president, Valladares posted on Facebook, “I don’t believe in this party.” On May 7, he posted a Facebook message that he places people before the party and wrote “Fuck the Party.”
We, the undersigned, are disappointed that one of our party leaders has lost faith in the work the party does leading into a critical election cycle. We are calling on the full party to remove Valladares as West Vice Chair. As Valladares is duly elected by the voters in 2016 and was re-elected in 2020, voters have decided they want him to be one of the voices in the party. But his actions make him unfit to serve as a vice chair.
We are calling on him to resign and, if he refuses, he should be removed by a vote of the full party at the next meeting.
It’s the party’s call. But he’s clearly unfit. He ought to resign.
My gripe with the party is that certain members can get away with murder while other risk membership with a side eye. That hasn’t changed under currently leadership. The party leadership should step up here and remove him. If they do not, I will take it to the CDP and DNC.
And perhaps rank and file members will dictate to the party what they should do. Or Victor could the right thing stay on the Central Committee and someone else do the job of Vice Chair.