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.

California Labor Federation and UFCW Local 5 Present: From Poverty to Prospertiy, a Hearing on HR 1010

The California Labor Federation and UFCW Local 5 will present From Poverty to Prosperity, a Hearing on HR 1010 (legislation to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour) on Monday, March 31, at the Richmond Civic Center, Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, in Richmond.

A light dinner and registration will be held from 5-6 p.m. with the program following from 6-7:30 p.m.

Many minimum and low-wage workers — who serve in important and often difficult jobs, but earn just $7.25-$8.00 per hour — do not earn enough to pay the bills, much less achieve the American Dream. Since its peak in 1968, the minimum wage has lost 31% of its purchasing power, as the prices of basic necessities such as food and rent have continued to climb. This means that American workers are falling behind. If we are truly going to rebuild the middle class, we must start by helping these workers.

The event will be moderated by former news anchor Barbara Rodgers. Presentations will be made by Dr. Sylvia Allegretto from the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC-Berkeley and by Nikki Fortunato Bas, the Executive Director of the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy.

Panelists include Congressman George Miller, Congressman Mike Thompson, Ron Lind, Art Pulaski, and Christine Pelosi. A summation of the event will be made by State Senator Mark DeSaulnier.

Please click here to download an event flyer.

Democrats of Rossmoor April 24 Meeting Features Conversation About “Shutting Down the War on Women”

The Democrats of Rossmoor will present Shasta-Pacific Planned Parenthood Public Affairs Director Susannah Delano at its April 24 membership meeting at the Rossmoor Events Center, 1021 Stanley Dollar Drive, Walnut Creek.

Ms. Delano’s topic will be “Shutting Down the War on Women.” She will discuss the state of current anti-choice activism and the increasing hardships faced by women in conservative states to obtain legal, safe abortions.

Shasta-Pacific Planned Parenthood provides over 100,000 individuals with health care and education services at more than 30 sites in 17 Northern California counties. It provides high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and teens. Services include a broad range of reproductive general health services including birth control, abortion, prenatal care, pregnancy testing, STD screening and treatment, sterilization, and counseling.

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

Diablo Valley Democratic Club’s April 16 Meeting to Focus on Common Questions About the Common Core

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club's Wednesday, April 16, meeting will focus on a discussion about Common Questions About the Common Core. 

Craig Cheslog, Principal Advisor to Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, will explain Common Core, the new education standards that will change K-12 teaching and testing, placing less emphasis on standardized testing and focusing on critical thinking, real-world applications and problem-solving skills. 

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.

Upcoming Contra Costa Democratic Events

  • July 24, 2014
    • Democrats of Rossmoor July 24 Meeting to Feature Discussion on how Free Trade Does Not Work

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Location: 1021 Stanley Dollar Drive, Walnut Creek, CA, United States

  • 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

  • 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