Our 83rd Annual Picnic

The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County invites you to our "On to the Election, 83rd Annual Democratic Party Picnic" on Saturday, September 27th from Noon until 4PM at Kennedy Grove in El Sobrante.  Tri Tip and Corn, Watermelon, State and Local Candidates will speak.  Purchase your tickets by clicking here!

Click here to download an event flyer.

Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s September Meeting to Focus on Proposition Pros and Cons

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's meeting on Wednesday, September 17, will focus on Proposition Pros and Cons. 

Healthcare, water, crime, Indian gaming, and government financing are among the myriad of subjects of propositions on the November 4 ballot. A panel from the League of Women Voters will help the club's members sort them out. 

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.

Elizabeth Echols for Assembly Campaign (AD-15) Hosts Conversation with Susan Griffin in Orinda on Sept. 7

You are invited to join Carolyn Clements for a converstation with Echo-Feminist Author Susan Griffin and Candidate for Assembly Elizabeth Echols on Sunday, September 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 111 Tappan Lane in Orinda. 

Tickets are $75 with sponsorships available at $250, $500, and $1000. 

For more information, contact Cynthia Brantly Pierce at cynthia@cpierce.com or call 510-708-1657. Click here to purchase your event tickets.

DeSaulnier for Congress Speaker Series Features Secretary of State Candidate Alex Padilla

State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, candidate for Congress in CD 11, invites you to his speaker series luncheon featuring Secretary of State Candidate Alex Padilla on Friday, September 19, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Drive, in Concord.

Tickets are $125 with sponsorships available at $1500 and $2600. For more information or to RSVP call 925-957-1123 or email info@markdesaulnier.com.

You can also purchase tickets at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/desaulnier2014.

Central Committee Meeting Proposed Agenda for Thursday, August 21

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. 

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. Speaker: Luis Quinonez, Chief of Staff, Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla

6. Presentation:  

7. Minutes of  July meeting, by email

8. Controllers Report: monthly, to date.  Dinner funds final?

9. Old Business:  Desaulnier, Thompson, McNerney, Salwell, Sbranti, Echols Campaign activities (schedule provided)

10. New Business: Picnic September 27, Kennedy Grove(same location as 2013), Endorsement Report, Interview dates, 8/23, 8/30,if needed 9/6 & 9/13. 1333 Pine St., Martinez

11. District Rep 1-5 reports. 

12. Committee Reports: Club 

13. Club Reports: 

14. Event Announcements:  Please bring handouts or Google Group post

15. All other reports:  

16. Next meeting, September 18, 2014, 7:30.  Eboard, 8/10/14, 1333 Pine, Martinez,1:00,  

SRVDC Annual BBQ-Potluck, Saturday, September 6th in Danville

The San Ramon Valley Dems invite you for a fun afternoon at our Annual BBQ on Saturday, September 6, from 2 to 5 pm at Cindy & Jerry Abercrombie’s home at 393 Borica Drive, in Danville. You will enjoy terrific food, live music, and a great opportunity to mingle with a number of our local elected Democratic officials and prominent Democrats. Enjoy talking with Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, Congressman Eric Swalwell, Mark DeSaulnier, State Senator and candidate for Congress, Tim Sbranti, Mayor of Dublin and Candidate for Assembly District 16, and Newell Arnerich, Councilmember of the Town of Danville.

The menu features smoked tri-tips, Jim’s margarita chicken and chicken sausages. There will also be plenty of Jim’s famous Margaritas to cool you off. We ask everyone to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to round out the meal. We provide water, and you are welcome to bring wine or beer if you’d like. We’ll also have live music by Ron Lorentz and his classic rock band, JUICE. As you enjoy the music you might challenge a friend to a bocce ball game.

The event is free, and donations of $5 are kindly accepted. Please RSVP to Jim Donnelly by Thursday, September 4th, at james.r.donnelly@comcast.net or call Jim at (925) 570-9289, so we can plan well for the food and drinks.

Tri-Valley Democratic Club’s Sept. 15 Meeting Focuses on Community Choice Aggregation

The Tri-Valley Democratic Club's meeting on Monday, September 15 will focus on Community Choice Aggregation with Seth Baruch and Alex DiGiorgio. 

Baruch is the President of Carbonomics and Marin Clean Energy: A Success Story. DiGiorgio is the Community Affairs Coordinator for Marin Clean Energy

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.

Assemblymember Susan Bonilla’s 7th Annual Endless Summer BBQ on Sept. 18

Assemblymember Susan Bonilla invites you to her 7th Annual Endless Summer BBQ on Thursday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum, 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road, in Walnut Creek. 

Tickets are $40 with sponsorships available at $500, $1500, $2500, and $4100.

To RSVP for for more information on sponsorships, please email leslie@leslieandersonconsulting.com or call 925-360-8053. 

San Ramon Valley Dems August 28th meeting: Money in Politics and Prop 49

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club's guest speaker at its Thursday, August 28 meeting will be Derek Cressman, campaign director for the “Yes on CA 49” campaign and recent candidate for CA Secretary of State. 

Derek will speak on money in politics, the critical need to reverse Citizens United and related Supreme Court decisions, and what we all can do about it through Proposition 49 and other actions.  Our local speaker will be Jerome Pandell, candidate for the San Ramon Valley school board. Please see srvdems.org for more information and to RSVP.

The $25 price includes a buffet dinner, and is optional if you choose not to eat.  We suggest a $5 donation for non-members to help cover program costs. 

Tri-Valley Democratic Club’s Annual Picnic Pot Luck on August 24

The Tri-Valley Democratic Club will hold its Annual Picnic Pot Luck at the Emerald Glen Park in Dublin on Sunday, August 24, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Suggested donation for adults is $5, for families $10. The club will provide hot dogs, burgers, and sausages. Last names A-H are asked to bring side dishes or salads, I-P desserts, R-Z appetizers for 10 people.

The picnic is near the stone pillars across the expansive green across from the parking area off of the Central Parkway. See the event flyer for more details.

Please RSVP to Sharon Goldberg by Saturday, August 9 at shgold237@aol.com or 925-831-8355. Volunteers are needed to decorate, set-up, and tear-down. For more information please visit the club's web site.

Upcoming Contra Costa Democratic Events

  • September 7, 2014
    • Elizabeth Echols for Assembly Campaign (AD-15) Hosts Conversation with Susan Griffin in Orinda

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Location: 111 Tappan Ln, Orinda, CA 94563, USA

  • September 17, 2014
    • Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s Meeting to Focus on Proposition Pros and Cons

      Starts: 7:00 pm

      Location: Ygnacio Valley Library - Contra Costa County Library, 2661 Oak Grove Rd, Walnut Creek, CA, United States

  • September 18, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced

  • September 19, 2014
    • DeSaulnier for Congress Speaker Series Features Secretary of State Candidate Alex Padilla

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Location: Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek, 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA, United States

  • September 27, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County's 83rd Annual Picnic

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Location: Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, 6531 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante, CA, United States

  • October 16, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced

  • November 20, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced