The Tri-Valley Democratic Club's meeting on Monday, January 19, will feature club officer elections and a candidates forum for Senate District 7 candidates Joan Buchanan and Susan Bonilla.
Bonilla and Buchanan will tell the club why they are seeking the club's endorsement. Members will vote by secret ballot on the endorsement question. The press and public are invited.
The meeting will be held at the IBEW Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, in Dublin. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the club meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m., and the candidates' forum beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, please visit the club's web site.
The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club meeting on Thursday, January 22 features a presentation on “Capital in the 21st Century”, a best-selling book by the French economist Thomas Piketty. Piketty writes about wealth inequality in the context of economic growth and the returns on capital and labor. He argues that the rate of return on capital in developed countries is persistently greater than the rate of economic growth, and that this will cause long-term increases in wealth inequality that will eventually undermine democracy and result in grave social and economic instability. Piketty adds that political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past and may do so again.
Topics will include:
Why does the value of capital grow faster than the economy?
What have been the wealth trends during the last two centuries?
Why did the wealth gap drop so dramatically from 1914 to the 1970s?
So what? Why is the growing wealth gap a problem?
What policies would reduce the widening wealth gap?
Ramsay Thomas, our speaker, gives an insightful and engaging synopsis of this 700+ page book with a presentation featuring graphs and charts from Piketty’s book. His presentation is a collaboration that grew out of a book/study group whose members read and discussed “Capital”. A few of our members saw this presentation and thought it would be a wonderful presentation for the club. Ramsay Thomas is a retired AP History and AP Comparative Government and Economics teacher from the Acalanes High School District.
We meet at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Come at 6:15 to talk with the speakers before the meeting. Buffet dinner ($26) is at 6:45 pm with the program beginning at 7:15 pm. Please RSVP by email to Brodie Hilp by Monday, January 19th.
The Hercules Democratic Club invites you to join them for their annual holiday party and fundraiser on Monday, December 29. This year they will be honoring Nancy Skinner for her service to Assembly District 15. Nancy has actively engaged with citizens as a Berkeley City council member, East Bay Regional Park Board member, and California Assembly member. She has sponsored and helped pass important legislation to improve our lives and protect us and our neighbors. She has been a champion of legislation for sensible gun control, protecting the environment and keeping the doors open at Doctors hospital.
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The Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) and Assembly District Executive Board representatives ("EBd Reps") are elected at Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs) held in each of California's 80 Assembly Districts.
The California Democratic Party will be convening ADEMs on Saturday January 10 and Sunday January 11, 2015, where 14 people (7 men / 7 women) from each Assembly District will be elected to represent their district as DSCC (Democratic State Central Committee) Delegates for both the 2015 and 2016 State Conventions. (The 2015 convention is scheduled for May 15-17, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The 2016 convention is scheduled for late February 2016 in San Jose, California.)
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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.
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.
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.
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
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