The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green St. at Las Juntas St., in Martinez. . (Please note the new location.)
The proposed meeting agenda from County Chairman Chuck Carpenter includes:
1. Flag Salute
2. Roll Call
3. Additions to the agenda
4. Visitor introductions
7. Minutes of June meeting, by email
8. Controllers Report: monthly, to date. Dinner funds
9. Old Business:
10. New Business: Endorsement process, Interview dates and locations
11. District Rep 1-5 reports.
12. Committee Reports: Issues, By Laws
13. Club Reports:
14. Event Announcements: Please bring handouts or Google Group post
15. All other reports:
16. Next meeting, August 21, 2014, 7:30. Eboard, 8/10/14, 1333 Pine, Martinez,1:00,
The Democrats of Rossmoor's meeting on Thursday, July 24, will feature a conversation with Ian Fletcher focusing on "Free Trade Does Not Work." The meeting will be at the Event Center, 1021 Stanley Dollar Drive, in Walnut Creek. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the program following at 7 p.m.
From 2010 to 2012, Fletcher was Senior Economist of the Coalition for a Prosperous America, a nationwide grass-roots organization dedicated to fixing America’s trade policies and comprising representatives from business, agriculture, and labor. Before that, he was Research Fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council and before that, an economist in private practice serving mainly hedge funds and private equity firms. Educated at Columbia and the University of Chicago, he lives in San Francisco.
For more information, please visit the Democrats of Rossmoor web site.
The Diablo Valley Democratic Club will hold is members-only summer get-together on Sunday, August 10, at 4 p.m. at a home in Clayton.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details to follow.
This is a great chance to get to know each other and to rev up for our 2014-15 year. There is so much that needs to be done!
This is a members’ only event. Contact Marty Andrews, email@example.com, if you aren’t sure whether your membership is current.
Go to www.dvdems.org and click on Membership at the very top to find out how to join.
The Democrats of Rossmoor will present a conversation about getting big money out of politics at its Thursday, June 26, membership meeting at the Fireside Room, Gateway Clubhouse, 1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek. The social hour is at 2 p.m. and the program is at 3 p.m.
The speaker will be Michael Cannon, who will speak on campaign reform measures; Joe Ely will discuss the California Disclosure Act, and Barbara Johnson from George Miller’s office will discuss legislation being sponsored by Nancy Pelosi on this topic.
Come to this meeting and hear about three efforts to undo the effects of the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision. Ask them questions and learn how you may be able to join their efforts. For more information, please visit the club's web site.
The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club's Thursday, June 26, meeting will feature a conversation about Community Choice Aggregation. Come get ready to learn and be inspired to be active in your community, town, city or county.
The first speaker will be Seth Baruch, President of Carbonomics (carbonomicsonline.com). Baruch's presentation will focus on "Analyzing the Potential Economic and Environmental Benefits of Community Choice Aggregation."
Seth Baruch is an internationally-recognized expert in the development of projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He has been involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects since the early 1990s and worked to certify green power programs across the country. Seth has been helping Alameda County set up a Community Choice Aggregation program, analyzing the potential economic and environmental benefits of such an initiative in Alameda. This effort encouraged the Board of Supervisors to authorize $1.3 million to assess the feasibility of CCA in the County.
The second speaker will be Alex DiGiorgio, Community Affairs Coordinator, Marin Clean Energy (mcecleanenergy.org). DiGiorio's presentation will focus on "Marin Clean Energy: A Success Story."
In May 2010, the nation’s first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) committed to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and increased use of renewable power launched in Marin County. Since then, MCE Clean Energy has grown to serve over 100,000 customers with a minimum energy portfolio of 50% CA qualified renewables. The Agency has established net energy metering and feed-in-tariff programs and its long-term Power Purchase Agreement have spurred the development of nearly 60MW of new solar, wind and landfill gas in the State. The program that was once branded a “risky scheme” is proving economically viable and is expanding its service territory and its roster of programs and services.
As MCE’s Community Affairs Coordinator Alex DiGiorgio collaborates with stakeholders though out MCE’s service area to advance sustainable development programs and expand access to cost-effective renewable energy. By cultivating partnerships with residents, businesses, local leaders and community groups, Alex helps MCE provide the highest possible quality of service. To this end, he conducts strategic outreach and advocacy, and helps manage MCE’s 100% renewable Deep Green program. Alex has been particularly excited to work with the City of Richmond, where his father and grandfather were small business owners, and his mother worked as a reporter for the Richmond Independent.The meeting will take place at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, in Danville. Social time at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., with the program at 7:15 p.m. Members and invited guests can enjoy the dinner and program for $25. The presentation is free. Even if you opt to attend just the meeting, please join us at 6:15 pm to talk to socialize and have fun.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 23 to Jim Donnelly as the club needs a head count for the dinner. Mail checks, made out to Jim Donnelly, to 373 Century Circle, Danville, CA 94526. For more information, visit the club's web site.
The West County Democratic Club will meet on Thursday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. at La Revolución, 3190 Klose Way, in Richmond.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tri-Valley Democratic Club's next meeting on Monday, June 16 will be a Victory Party featuring an Appetizer and Dessert Pot Luck.
Club members will be voting on changes to the club's bylaws.
The Tri-Valley Democrats meet at the IBEW 595 Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, in Dublin at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit the club's web site.
The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, June 11, meeting will features An Inside Look at the Library System
New County Librarian Jessica Hudson will discuss library services and challenges. This is especially timely given the probable cuts to Walnut Creek library hours due to city budget problems.
The DVDC meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Please park on Deerpark Drive, the first right after the library, unless you have difficulty walking. For more information, call 925-946-0469 or visit the club's web site.
Rev. Parker was an abolishionist preacher
TO SUPPORT WHAT WE DO
The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County bends the arc of the moral universe toward justice by vetting, supporting or opposing candidates, ballot measures and legislation through political action including education.
HOW DO WE DO IT
HISTORY MADE- for the first time in memory, there was a joint press conference with the Democratic and Republican Parties in Contra Costs to present a common set of Party Resolutions calling upon the Gas Company (PG&E) to halt the clear cutting of our trees and to work with cities and residents.
This all started when Edi Birsan brought the resolution to the Issues Committee of the Democratic Central Committee and then reached out to the Republicans to do the same with the goal of a united front to push PG&E.
The meeting at the Dem. Issues committee was held with Tom Guarino of PGE who was just then given the project to straighten out the mess caused by the roll out by the Operations Division. At that meeting the basic format of what has evolved was reflected in the Dem resolution and we should all be quite proud of that.