Diablo Valley Democratic Club Meeting Features An Inside Look at the Library System

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, June 11, meeting will features An Inside Look at the Library System

New County Librarian Jessica Hudson will discuss library services and challenges. This is especially timely given the probable cuts to Walnut Creek library hours due to city budget problems.

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.

WHY ATTEND THE ROOSEVELT DINNER

 

Rev. Parker was an abolishionist preacher 
Rev. Parker was an abolishionist preacher

TO SUPPORT WHAT WE DO

The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County bends the arc of the moral universe toward justice by vetting, supporting or opposing candidates, ballot measures and legislation through political action including education.

HOW DO WE DO IT

Joint Press Conference Dem/Rep Resolutions on PG&E vs City Trees

Front: Nyna Armstrong (R), Becky Kolberg (R) Chuck Carpenter (D), Back: Harold Bray (R) Edi Birsan (D)HISTORY MADE- for the first time in memory, there was a joint press conference with the Democratic and Republican Parties in Contra Costs to present a common set of Party Resolutions calling upon the Gas Company (PG&E) to halt the clear cutting of our trees and to work with cities and residents.  

This all started when Edi Birsan brought the resolution to the Issues Committee of the Democratic Central Committee and then reached out to the Republicans to do the same with the goal of a united front to push PG&E.  

The meeting at the Dem. Issues committee was held with Tom Guarino of PGE who was just then given the project to straighten out the mess caused by the roll out by the Operations Division.  At that meeting the basic format of what has evolved was reflected in the Dem resolution and we should all be quite proud of that.

It worked.

Central Committee Meeting Proposed Agenda for Thursday, May 15

The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sequoia Room, 45 John Glenn Drive, in Concord. (Please note the new location.)

The proposed meeting agenda from County Chairman Chuck Carpenter includes:

1. Flag Salute

2. Roll Call

3. Additions to the agenda

4. Visitor introductions and sign in

5. Speakers: 

6. Minutes of April meeting, by email

7. Eboard report

8. Controller/Treasurer report: 

9. Old Business: Wespac 25 minutes maximum, no EIR release date

10. New Business: By Laws update., Permanent Meeting Location?

11. Committee Reports: Issues update, Fundraising event: 6/27, Voter Registration, Concord and Danville Farmers Markets, Cinco de Mayo, Richmond, Loop 

12. Club Reports: DPCC Club Chair. Re chartering. Meeting locations, Dates and time for web site. 

13. All other reports: District Representative reports, Elected Alternate reports

14. Event Announcements: Sbranti campaign events call 510 246-4294 

15. Next meeting, June 19, 2014,Unknown 7:30. Eboard 1333 Pine,Martinez,1:00, June 8, 2014

2014 California Primary Official Endorsements

For the California Primary on June 3, the following are the official endorsements of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County and the California Democratic Party:

Local Measures

  • Measure E (Contra Costa Community College District): YES

Ballot Initiatives

  • Proposition 41 (Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act): YES
  • Proposition 42 (Open Meetings State Reimbursement to Local Agencies): YES

Statewide & BOE Endorsed Candidates

U.S. House of Representatives

California State Assembly

* Incumbent

The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County has not issued any endorsements in any other local races at this time. Check back in August for endorsements for the November 4 General Election.

Inaugural Roosevelt Awards Dinner June 27

The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County is proud to announce our Inaugural Roosevelt Awards Dinner! Join us as we celebrate local Democratic activists, volunteers, and elected officials.

Roosevelt Awards Dinner

Friday, June 27
5:30pm Cocktails / 6:30pm Dinner

Crowne Plaza Hotel
45 John Glenn Drive, Concord

Purchase Tickets

Click below to see a list of awardees and honored guests.

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Congressman George Miller’s Annual Birthday Celebration on May 3

Come honor Congressman George Miller’s 40 years of service to our community and to support the George Miller Youth Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting children and youth in the East Bay. 

The event will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Shadelands Ranch, 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road, in Walnut Creek.

Tickets are $125 per person, with sponsorships at $350, $1000, $2500, and $5000. 

Come enjoy great food, drink, music, and company and learn more about the Youth Fund and the children and families it has helped. Please click here for more information or to purchase your tickets.

The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sequoia Room, 45 John Glenn Drive, in Concord. (Please note the new location.)

The proposed meeting agenda from County Chairman Chuck Carpenter includes:

1. Flag Salute

2. Roll Call

3. Additions to the agenda

4. Visitor introductions and sign in

5. Speakers:  Betty Yee, Sam Kang confirmed.  Not Confirmed: Fiona Ma, Dave Jones, John Marquez, Board President Contra Costa Community College District

6. Minutes of March  meeting, by email

7. Eboard report

8. Controller/Treasure report: 

9. Old Business: 

10. New Business: Permanent Meeting Location?

11. Committee Reports: Issues update, Fundraising event: 6/27, Voter Registration ( Cinco de Mayo, 5/4, Richmond 23rd St.), Loop, editorial committee volunteers. 

12. Club Reports: DPCC Club Chair. Re chartering. Meeting locations, Dates and time for web site.  Concord Club organizing

13. All other reports:  District Representative reports, Elected Alternate reports

14. Event Announcements:

15. Next meeting, May 15, 2014,Unknown 7:30.  Eboard 1333 Pine,Martinez,1:00,  May 4, 2014

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla Hosts Job Fair for Veterans on April 11

Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla will co-host the Bay Area Career Fair and Workshops from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, April 11 at the Cal State East Bay – Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, in Concord. 

This event will bring together veterans and experienced professionals from around the Bay Area. Workshops will be provided to assist with resume building, interviewing and more! There will be free shuttles from the Concord BART station.

Interested employers are strongly encouraged to participate. Nearly 1,000 veterans from throughout the region are expected to attend. For more information, please contact Assemblywoman Bonilla's district office at (925) 521-1511.

Lamorinda Democratic Club Presents the Documentary “Inequality for All” on April 27

The Lamorinda Democratic Club will present "Inequality for All" an expose about the nation's widening economic gap featuring former United States Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.

The movie will be shown on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at the Little Theatre at the Bentley School, 1000 Upper Happy Valley Road, in Lafayette.

The documentary runs 89 minutes. Refreshments and conversation to follow. Suggested donation is $5 at the door. For more information, please visit the club's web site.

Upcoming Contra Costa Democratic Events

  • August 10, 2014
    • Diablo Valley Democratic Club Members' Summer Get-Together

      Starts: 4:00 pm

  • August 21, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced

  • August 24, 2014
    • Tri-Valley Democratic Club's Annual Picnic Pot Luck

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Location: Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Pkwy, Dublin, CA, United States

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

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced

  • 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

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

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced