The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County is pleased to announce our local endorsements in the November 2014 General Election.
For city, school board, and special district races, please see our 2014 Local Endorsements page.
For statewide, congressional, and legislative races, please see the 2014 Endorsements page for the California Democratic Party.
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!
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Please join community leaders from Napa, Solano, and Contra Costa Counties for a Sunday Brunch supporting Betty Yee for State Controller on Sunday, October 12, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Veterans Hall, 1150 First Street, in Benicia.
Tickets are $40 with sponsorships available at $100, $500, $1000, and $2500.
To contribute online, visit www.BettyYee.com.
RSVP by Friday, October 10, 2014 to Patricia Cheng by emailing Patricia@BettyYee.com or by calling (415) 813-1933.
The Mark DeSaulnier for Congress Campaign invites you to an Orinda Reception featuring Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer on Thursday, October 9, from 5-7 p.m. at the home of Amy and Tom Worth (address provided upon RSVP).
All donations, up to the maximum, will be accepted.
For more information please call (925) 957-1123 or visit the campaign's web site.
The Lamorinda Democratic Club will host a second night of its Local Democratic Candidate Information Series on Thursday, October 9, from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette.
This is an opportunity for you to come and meet many of the Democratic Candidates for our local City Councils, School Boards, and Regional Districts. These elections are important because these officials make decisions that directly impact our lives and local officials often run for higher office. These candidates are running for office out of civic duty; they look forward to working long hours for no salary and yet they will represent our values. Thus, it is our civic duty to understand each Democratic candidate we endorse and help them win in November.
The club will also be voting on endorsements. For more information, please click here to visit the club's web site.
The Concord Democratic Club will host an October Social on Tuesday, October 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hop Grenade, 2151 Salvio St., in Concord.
The event will feature Senator (and Congressional Candidate) Mark DeSaulnier and Assemblymember Susan Bonilla.
For more information, please visit the club's website.