Democratic Party of Contra Costa Holiday Potluck

The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County will hold its annual Holiday Potluck on Thursday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green Street, in Martinez. 

There will be no regular DPCCC meeting in December. The DPCCC will only meet to celebrate the holidays with one another. 

More information will be posted when the details are finalized.

Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s November Meeting to Feature County Clerk Joe Canciamilla

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's meeting on Wednesday, November 19, will feature Contra Costa County Clerk Joe Canciamilla discussing "Where Does Your Vote Go?"

How can we be sure our ballots are counted? Are counts doublechecked? When are absentee ballots counted? Should we have electronic voting? Does voter fraud happen? How can we prevent voter suppression in other states? County Clerk Joe Canciamilla will explain is office's responsibilities are answer your questions.

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

Tri-Valley Democratic Club Meeting for November

The Tri-Valley Democratic Club's meeting on Monday, November 17, will feature nominations for 2015 club officers, a climate change interactive workshop presented by the Sunflower Alliance, and a thank you party for those who campaigned. 

The meeting will be held at the IBEW Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, in Dublin. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the club's web site

Democratic Clubs Seasonal Party in Dublin

You are invited to be an honored guest by the TriValley, San Ramon Valley, Diablo Valley, Lamorinda, and Contra Costa Young Dems Democratic Clubs at our Annual Seasonal Party at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, at the IBEW 595 Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, in Dublin. 

Please bring your friends, family & neighbors.  This is an opportunity for elected officials to meet and party with local Democrats.
 
Please RSVP to Sharon Goldberg at ShGold237@aol.com

Contra Costa Young Democrats’ 2nd Annual Young DemOktoberfest

The Contra Costa Young Democrats invite you to join them for their 2nd Annual Young DemOktoberfest — an afternoon of brews, brats, and blue on Sunday, October 19, at 1 p.m. at IBEW Local 302, 1875 Arnold Drive, in Martinez!

Tickets cost $25 for Young Democrats belonging to any chapter, seniors (60+), and military veterans, $20 if you're a full-time student or under 21, and $40.00 for "Young-At-Heart" supporters aged 40 and up. Purchase your ticket today!

Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Proposed Agenda for Thursday, October 16 Meeting

The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, in Room S209/213 at JFK University, 100 Ellinwood Way, in Pleasant Hill. (Please note the new location.)

Join us at 6:30 p.m. to make calls for Betty Yee for State Controller. The main meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. 

The proposed meeting agenda from County Chairman Chuck Carpenter includes:

1. Flag Salute.

2. Roll Call 

3. Additions to the agenda

4. Visitor introductions

5. Minutes approval/corrections: Sept. meeting

6. Controllers Report:

7. Old Business: 

8. New Business: Event after Election with the FilAm. Club, Ambrose Center, Bay Point

9. Committee Reports: Issues, By Laws, Finance, Fundraising, Voter Registration, Outreach/Loop editorial policy. Endorsement

10. Club Reports: Young Dems, Concord , LMDC, DVDC, SRVDC, East Co. Two, FilAm, Monument(forming)

11.Event Announcements: Election volunteer work, Call to Action

12.All other reports: District Reps, Elected Alternates

Next meeting, November 20, 2014, 7:30. JFK. Eboard, 1333 Pine, Martinez, 1:00, 11/9/2014

Mike Thompson for Congress Bocce Tournament

The Mike Thompson for Congress Committee invites you to attend his Bocce Ball Tournament on Saturday, October 18, at the Martinez Waterfront Park, Joe DiMaggio Drive, in Martinez. 

Sign in at 8:30 a.m. with play starting at 9 a.m. Fee is $25 per player. Team sponsorships are available for $250. Team entries are limited and must be completed by October 11. Entry fee includes continental breakfast and a BBQ lunch. Click here to purchase your event tickets today!

San Ramon Valley Dems – Net Neutrality, What It Is and Why It Matters

Have you heard of Net Neutrality, or Internet Slowdown Day, and do you wonder what all the fuss is about?  In simple terms, net neutrality means that Internet providers should treat all data that travels over their networks equally, rather than slowing down or even blocking access to sites of their choosing.  This sounds fair and reasonable, and yet our very own Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering rules that would let Internet providers violate Net Neutrality. 

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club meeting on Thursday, October 23rd  features Vera Ranieri, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, focusing on intellectual property and innovation. Ms. Ranieri will discuss "net neutrality": what it is and why it matters. She will talk about the development of the Internet, the history behind FCC's previous attempts at regulation, and why the current debate has generated over 1.5 million comments to the FCC. She will present the arguments for and against net neutrality as put forth by various stakeholders, discussing the benefits and drawbacks of the various positions. This will help you form your own opinion and learn what you can do to influence government policy.

The meeting is free and open to the public (suggested $5 donation).  Come at 6:15 to talk with the speakers before the meeting.  Buffet dinner ($25) is at 6:45 pm with the program beginning at 7:15 pm.  To reserve a dinner, please RSVP to Jim Donnelly, (925) 570-9289 or james.r.donnelly@comcast.net.

Diablo Valley Democratic Club Meeting to Feature Assemblymember Joan Buchanan Discussing Women in Politics

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's next meeting on Wednesday, October 22, with feature Assemblymember Joan Buchanan discussing "Women in Politics: What is the Status in Califormia?"

Women make up half of the population, but only 28 percent of the state legislature and that number has been going down. Assemblymember Buchanan has been in the Assembly (AD 16) nearly six years. Learn from her what it's like to be in the female minority in the legislature and what the trends are for women in politics across the state.

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

Concord Democratic Club Door Hanger Drop Precinct Walk Weekend

The Concord Democratic Club is organizing a coordinated campaign effort to deliver the California Democratic Party's Endorsement Door Hangers this weekend to permanent absentee voters.

The walks will take place on Saturday, October 11, from 9 a.m.-12 noon and from 2-5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 12, from 10 a.m.-12 noon and from 2-5 p.m.

The walks will leave from the Mark DeSaulnier for Congress Headquarters, 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite #500, in Concord.

Donuts will provided in the morning and a light lunch for returning walkers.

Ballots get into voters hands this week so it is critical to to let them know who the local Democratic candidates are early. We know 1/3 of these voters cast their ballots within a week. 

Please join the Concord Democratic Club, Senator Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblymember Susan Bonilla, and Public Employees Local 1, and many more to come!

Please RSVP to Becca Barrett at rebecca.faith.barrett@gmail.com.

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