Democrats of Rossmoor March 27 Meeting Features Jerry Brown Biographer

The Democrats of Rossmoor will present Chuck McFadden, the author of the Jerry Brown biography Trailblaze on Thursday, March 27, at 3 p.m. at the Event Center in Rossmoor. 

Social hour will begin at 2:30 with the speaker at 3. For more information, please visit the club's web site.

Tri-Valley Democratic Club’s March 17 Meeting Features State Controller Candidates

The Tri-Valley Democratic Club's meeting on Monday, March 17, will feature the candidates for California State Controller: Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee and a representative for Assembly Speaker John Perez. 

The club will hear from Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti, a candidate for the State Assembly asking for the club's endorsement.  There will also be a members-only vote for endorsements for Congressional District 11 and State Superintendent of Public Education.  Refreshments, public & press invited. 

The Tri-Valley Democrats meet at the IBEW Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, in Dublin at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit the club's web site.

Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s March 19 Meeting Will Focus on Changing the Conversation About Climate Change

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, March 19, meeting will focus changing the conversation about climate change with University of California, Berkeley Professor Michael Ranney. 

Ranney will show his video, “How Global Warming Works,” and clips from “Chasing Ice,” the award-winning film about climate change, and explain how and why to change the conversation about climate change.

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.

Proposed Agenda for February 20 Meeting of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee

The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 302 Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, 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. Patrick Band, Save SF Bay.org.  Restoration Manager

6. Ayore Riaunda, Candidate for CC County Auditor-Controller

7. Rebecca Barrett, Tom Torlakson

8. Minutes of January meeting, by email

9. Controllers Report: monthly, to date.  2014 Budget

10. Old Business: 

11. New Business: Fundraising Dinner. 4/25 Budget

12. Pre endorsement results, Convention update

13. District Rep 1-5 reports. 

14. Committee Reports: Meeting locations, Dates and time for web site. Issues, By Laws(meets 1st Tuesday ,7:00 pm, 535 Main, Martinez), Clubs–Candidate Recruitment, Veterans

15. Club Reports: Meeting locations, Dates and time for web site. New West County, Concord and Kensington clubs organizing,

16. Event Announcements:  

17. All other reports:  

18. Next meeting, March 20, 2014, 1875 Arnold, 7:30.  Eboard, 3/16/14, 1333 Pine, Martinez,1:00,  

San Ramon Valley Democratic Club Meeting Features A Conversation About Fracking: How Safe? Environmental Impacts? Climate Impacts? Public Health Impacts?

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club's Thursday, February 27, meeting will feature Seth Shonkoff, the Executive Director of Physicians, Scientists and Engineers For a Healthy Energy at UC Berkeley in a conversation about Fracking. 

Shonkoff does research on hydraulic fracturing to assess the health and climate dimensions of shale gas and shale oil, predominantly in the United States. He has two primary foci in this work: 1) the environmental public health dimensions of shale gas and oil production (air quality, water quality); and 2) the distribution of well densities and environmental public health protections across socioeconomic space. His work is focused mostly in Pennsylvania, New York, and California.

In this talk, Dr. Shonkoff will review what the scientific literature says regarding the environmental, climate, and public health dimensions of unconventional oil and gas development (fracking) in the United States. This talk will highlight what we know and which gaps persist in our understanding of these topics. You will want to bring your friends to this one!

Shonkoff has a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, and a Master in Public Health in Epidemiology, both from the University of California, Berkeley. For more information about his background and research, visit Seth’s web page at UC Berkeley.

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 Monday, February 24 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.

Diablo Valley Democratic Club To Discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Treaty

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Tuesday, February 25 meeting will focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The  Trans-Pacific Partnership is poised to become the largest free trade agreement in United States history, with negative consequences for social, environmental, economic justice, and human rights around the world.

Carleen Pickard, managing director of Global Exchange, will tell the club what the TPP is about, who's behind it, and how to work for fair trade, justice, and environmental sustainability.

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.

El Cerrito Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting

The El Cerrito Democratic Club will hold an endorsement meeting on Saturday, February 22, from 1-4 p.m. at the El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Ave, in El Cerrito. 

The Club will consider endorsing candidates in the Assembly District 15, Secretary of State, Board of Equalization and State Controller races. 

For more information, please visit the club's web site

Contra Costa Young Democrats 15th Congressional District Endorsement & General Membership Meeting

Come join us for our monthly membership meeting at Danville's Bridges Restaurant & Bar on February 19 at 6 p.m. and hear from incumbent Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Pleasanton) and challenger State Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) as the candidates make their pitch for the 15th Congressional District. Members who paid dues ($45 for young professionals, $25 for full-time students) are eligible to vote on the endorsement! Pay dues via ActBlue > http://bit.ly/CoCoYD

Tri-Valley Democratic Club Presents Conversation with CA-11 Candidate Mark DeSaulnier

The Tri-Valley Democratic Club's next meeting on Monday, February 17 will feature a conversation with Senator Mark DeSaulnier, candidate to succeed Rep. George Miller in California's 11th Congressional District. 

The meeting will include a discussion and Q&A with DeSaulnier. 

The Tri-Valley Democrats meet at the IBEW Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, in Dublin at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit the club's web site.

Senator Mark DeSaulnier Holiday Open House on Dec. 18

Senator Mark DeSaulnier invites you to join him at a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 18, from 4-7 p.m. The event will be at his District Office at 1350 Treat Blvd, Suite 240, in Walnut Creek. 

This is an opportunity to learn about current legislative issues and state services in a festive atmosphere. 

Click here to RSVP or for more information please call 925-942-6082. 

Upcoming Contra Costa Democratic Events

  • April 17, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sequoia Room, 45 John Glenn Drive, in Concord

  • April 21, 2014
    • Tri-Valley Democratic Club's Meeting To Focus on Getting Money Out of Politics

      Starts: 7:00 pm

      Location: IBEW 595 Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, in Dublin

  • April 24, 2014
    • Democrats of Rossmoor Meeting Features Conversation About "Shutting Down the War on Women"

      Starts: 2:30 pm

      Location: Rossmoor Events Center, 1021 Stanley Dollar Drive, Walnut Creek.

  • April 27, 2014
    • Lamorinda Democratic Club Presents the Documentary "Inequality for All"

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Location: Bentley School, Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, CA, United States

  • May 15, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 302 Meeting Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA

  • June 19, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 302 Meeting Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA

  • July 17, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 302 Meeting Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA