Roosevelt Awards Dinner w/ Secretary of State Alex Padilla

 

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Crowne Plaza

45 John Glenn Dr., Concord, CA?

Reception: 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 7:30 p.m.

Please join the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County for our 2015 Roosevelt Awards Dinner with special guest California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Concord.

Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. with the dinner at 7:30 p.m.


When completing your online purchase, please be sure to tell us:

The names of all of your guests if you purchase multiple tickets, and

The quantity of chicken, salmon, pork and/or vegetarian/vegan dinners you need for you and your guests.

Early Bird prices expire on September 5, 2015. Individual Ticket Prices go up again on September 21. All ads must be submitted by September 10, 2015.

 

Ticket Descriptions


*Individual Ticket: One ticket to the dinner and community reception

*VIP Individual: One ticket to dinner and VIP reception

*VIP Couple: Two tickets to dinner and VIP reception

*Table Captain: One table (Ten tickets) at the dinner and community reception

*VIP Table Captain: One table (Ten tickets) at the dinner and community reception plus two tickets to the VIP reception

*Blue Topaz Sponsorship: Table of ten plus 1/4 page ad plus 4 VIP passes

*Aquamarine Sponsorship: Table of ten plus 1/2 page ad plus 6 VIP passes

*Sapphire Sponsorship: Table of ten plus full page ad plus 10 VIP passes

*Blue Diamond Sponsorship: One and a half tables (15 seats) plus full page color ad plus 15 VIP passes. (Limited Availability)

To purchase by check, contact rooseveltdinner@dpccc.net.

PLANNING A TRANSFORMATION TO A 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY CALIFORNIA A 100% Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) For California by 2050

Sponsored by Nadine Peyrucain

WHEREAS, the extraction, processing, and burning of fossil fuels has been known for some time to create air and water pollution? and per recent studies by the U.S. Geological Survey, now earthquake activity associated with these extreme extraction methods? and

WHEREAS, the continued burning of fossil fuels causes climate change? and climate scientists calculate that 80% of the world’s known fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground to avoid further climate destabilization and warming of the planet beyond 2?C – a tipping point for our climate? and

WHEREAS, fossil fuels are finite and being depleted on a regular basis such that the world’s largest private bank recently urged investors to divest from fossil fuels and to move to renewable energies?

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party calls for a 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), such that by 2020, 100% of all new power for all purposes (including transportation, heating/cooling, and industrial processes) be from electricity that is produced only by wind, water, solar (WWS) and other zero¬-pollution and zero-¬carbon-¬emitting and non¬nuclear renewable sources, combined with significant energy efficiency efforts, and by 2030, that 80-¬85% of the existing fossil fuel based energy infrastructure be replaced by renewable energy, as per above, and by 2050, 100% of the State of California’s energy infrastructure will produce only renewable energy, as per above; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party calls on the California Legislature to develop this renewable energy plan with the above benchmarks, focusing as much as possible on locally generated power, and that this transition be informed by the principles of climate, environmental and worker justice, that energy projects are sited per no regrets, provide for labor to both train and represent workers while emphasizing prevailing wage, local hire, and domestic content goals, and fully engaging community based organizations.

Loving Day

RESOLUTION 04142015.1 Authored by Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto

WHEREAS, Mildred and Richard Loving were unable to marry in the State of Virginia due to laws prohibiting interracial marriage and were forced out of their home, city, and state as a result of their marriage; and

WHEREAS, the Loving family did not back down but took their case to the United States Supreme Court and won on June 12, 1967, creating a landmark civil rights victory and paving the way for all consenting adults to marry the one that they love; and

WHEREAS, we are now moving forward in the twenty first century as a multiracial and multicultural society and must find a common vision from our interwoven past to build a society free of racism for the benefit of our collective future;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County, hereby and hereon, recognizes June 12th as Loving Day in honor of the Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this day will be recognized as a celebration of multiculturalism and hope for our future.

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier – First Eight Months in Congress!

Mark-DeDaulnier2015-214x300The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club is pleased to welcome Congressman Mark DeSaulnier who will speak about his first eight months in Congress. What is it like to be a legislator in the House? What are the hardest things? What kind of things can be accomplished? Is nonpartisan compromise possible?

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier represents California’s 11th Congressional District in the San Francisco East Bay, including a majority of Contra Costa County. In January 2015, he was sworn in as a member of the 114th Congress. He was appointed to the serve on the (1) Committee on Education and the Workforce, and on its two subcommittee: (a) Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training and (b) Subcommittee on Workforce Protection. He was also appointed to the (2) Committee on Oversight and Government Reform with its Subcommittees (c) Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules and (d) Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets.

Mark is a former small business owner who has been in public service for the last 25 years. During that time, DeSaulnier passed 61 bills into California law as both a California State Senator and Assembly member. Included in that portfolio is a first-in-the-nation menu labeling bill to address growing obesity. Other landmark legislation he co-authored created a new regional planning approach to solve environmental challenges that no single city can fix on its own.

In the California State Senate, DeSaulnier was Chair of the Transportation and Housing Committee where he spearheaded an investigation on issues plaguing the Bay Bridge. In the State Assembly, he received the distinction of being the first freshman in history to chair the Assembly Transportation Committee. He has experience as a Concord City Councilmember, Mayor and as a member of the County Board of Supervisors. Mark also served as a representative on the California Air and Resources Board and as a board member for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Congressman DeSaulnier lives in Concord where he raised his two sons.

Please join us at 6:15 pm to talk about the latest political news or to just socialize and have fun.

Where: Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, 94526.
When: Thursday, August 27th. 6:15 pm – Doors open for networking and discussing the latest political news. 6:45 – Buffet dinner is served. 7:15 – Program begins.
Costs: Members & Invited Guests: $26, including dinner. Non-members: $30 ($26 for dinner and $4 requested donation to help offset program costs). Limited seating for Presentation Only ($5 requested donation).
RSVP by email to Brodie Hilp by Monday, August 24th. We need a head count for seating and dinner. Thank you!

84th Annual BBQ of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When: Sunday, August 9th, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
 
Where: Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation, 6531 San Pablo Dam Rd., El Sobrante    
 
What: Come out for a summer BBQ, connect with our elected officials, and other Democratic friends!
 
Cost: $25 General admission; $10 College students w/ ID, and teens ages 13-18; Children 12 and under free
 
RSVP or Sponsor:  Please RSVP or sponsor online at our ActBlue website.
 
DPCCC Members: Please also bring a salad, appetizer, or side dish to share, since we are hosting this!
 
Questions? Want to volunteer? Contact Michael Nye at (415) 342-5145 or jaymichaelnye@gmail.com.
 
See you at the BBQ!
 
 

 

The Drought: How It Affects Our Community, at San Ramon Valley Dem Club July 23rd

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The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club is pleased to welcome Andy Katz, Director of East Bay Municipal Utility District for Ward 4. Andy was first elected to the East Bay Municipal Utility District in 2006 and he served as EBMUD Board President from 2013-2014. Andy is knowledgeable, energetic and a true progressive representing Ward 4, which includes Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Kensington, and North Oakland. He will talk about the drought and how it is affecting the water situation in the Bay Area.

Andy is an environmental and workers’ rights attorney, a public health advocate, and a former Chair of Sierra Club California. Prior to his election to the EBMUD Board, he served for five years as a member of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board. He has supported EBMUD’s efforts to expand water conservation programs and double recycled water projects, protect water quality, and protect our climate. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of City Planning degree from U.C. Berkeley, a law degree from Santa Clara University, and lives in Berkeley.

Continue reading The Drought: How It Affects Our Community, at San Ramon Valley Dem Club July 23rd

DPCCC Strategy Session: July 18

The DPCCC will conduct an all-day strategy session on July 18 at 10:00 am at JFK University, room S209, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill. In this session, we will determine our priorities, strategy, and approach for the 2015-2016 election cycle. The session will be conducted by Four Waters, a consultant with the California Democratic Party.

To RSVP, please complete the form at http://goo.gl/forms/i4VoK2kuJV.

If you have any questions, please email Jeff Koertzen at chair@dpccc.net.

What’s New in the San Ramon Valley, with San Ramon and Danville Council Members, at San Ramon Valley Dem Club

Arnerich Picture 2015 JUNE Phil OLoane Picture 2015 JUNEThe San Ramon Valley Democratic Club is pleased to welcome two City Councilmembers, Newell Arnerich of the Danville Town Council and and Phil O’Loane of the San Ramon City Council. O’Loane will speak on “San Ramon As It Enters Early Adulthood”, including the changes that have occurred and are coming to San Ramon and the opportunities and challenges of an East Bay city as it starts to mature. Arnerich’s topic is “Danville and the Role of Regionalism in the Tri-Valley.” He will present updates on the projects in Danville and give us a view of the regional economy and how public agencies work together.

Continue reading What’s New in the San Ramon Valley, with San Ramon and Danville Council Members, at San Ramon Valley Dem Club

Analysis of SD-7 Election and What to Expect in 2016, with Prof. Kim Geron at San Ramon Valley Democratic Club, May 28th

Kim Geron - 2015 MAYThe San Ramon Valley Democratic Club is pleased to welcome Professor Kim Geron, speaking on Election Analysis of SD7 and What to Expect in CA 2016 Elections. Professor Geron began teaching at CSU East Bay in 1999 and is Chair of the Political Science Department. He received a B.A. in Labor Studies at CSU Dominguez Hills in 1992, and a Ph.D. in Political Science in 1998 at University of California, Riverside.

Professor Geron teaches courses in American politics, Public policy, Public administration and Race and Ethnic politics. His research interests include race and ethnic politics, the labor movement, social movements, and immigration policy. He is currently conducting research on the Asian American Movement, Latino politics, race and labor politics, and community based urban politics.

Time and Place: Thursday, May 28, 6:15 pm at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, 94526. Buffet dinner is served at 6:45 and the program begins about 7:15.
Members & Invited Guests: $26, including dinner.
Non-members: $30 ($26 for dinner and $4 requested donation to help offset program costs).
Limited seating for Presentation only ($5 requested donation)
Please RSVP by email to Brodie Hilp by Monday, May 25th. Thank you!

RESTORING CALIFORNIA’S PROMISE OF AFFORDABLE HIGHER EDUCATION

Resolution 03172015.2

RESTORING CALIFORNIA'S PROMISE OF AFFORDABLE HIGHER EDUCATION

WHEREAS, in the past California provided its residents affordable higher education which established California as the cultural and technological center of excellence for innovation and entrepreneurship, and grew California to the 5th largest economy in the world, and provided an affordable path towards upward economic mobility to all state residents; and

WHEREAS, California's skyrocketing college tuitions have steadily increased since 1970, caused by a firm decrease of California’s state funding of higher education, now placing educational opportunities for residents of average means out of reach unless they are willing to take on an enormous debt that until it is paid off, hounds them to their grave; and

WHEREAS, the exorbitant cost of higher education has hurt our economy as students struggle to repay college debt, has made California less competitive as employers struggle to find qualified and educated workers, has throttled the supply of college graduates to professional and graduate schools such as medical, legal, and science/engineering schools, and has further extended the income inequality divide as lower income families are priced out of a college education and qualification for higher paying jobs;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County calls for tuition and fees for California residents at California's state universities and colleges to be rolled back to 1970 levels after adjustment for inflation, and funding for higher education to be restored to 1970 levels after adjustment for inflation, in order to regain California's prosperity and leadership across the world.

Sponsored by Chairman Jeff Koertzen

Approved by the DPCCC 3/19/2015

Upcoming Contra Costa Democratic Events

September 17, 2015

CANCELLED: DPCCC Central Committee Meeting

Starts: 7:00 pm

Location: Cancelled

October 15, 2015

DPCCC Central Committee Meeting

Starts: 7:00 pm

Location: John F Kennedy University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA, United States

November 19, 2015

DPCCC Central Committee Meeting

Starts: 7:00 pm

Location: John F Kennedy University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA, United States

December 17, 2015

DPCCC Central Committee Meeting

Starts: 7:00 pm

Location: John F Kennedy University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA, United States

January 21, 2016

DPCCC Central Committee Meeting

Starts: 7:00 pm

Location: John F Kennedy University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA, United States

February 18, 2016

DPCCC Central Committee Meeting

Starts: 7:00 pm

Location: John F Kennedy University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA, United States

February 26, 2016

CDP Convention

Starts: 12:00 am

Location: McEnery Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113, United States