Concord Democratic Club Meets on July 30

The Concord Democratic Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, July 30, at 7 p.m. at the DeSaulnier for Congress Headquarters, 2280 Diamond Blvd, Suite 500, in Concord. 

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

The Democrats of Rossmoor's meeting on Thursday, July 24, will feature a conversation with Ian Fletcher focusing on "Free Trade Does Not Work." The meeting will be at the Event Center, 1021 Stanley Dollar Drive, in Walnut Creek. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the program following at 7 p.m.

From 2010 to 2012, Fletcher was Senior Economist of the Coalition for a Prosperous America,  a nationwide grass-roots organization dedicated to fixing America’s trade policies and comprising representatives from business, agriculture, and labor. Before that, he was Research Fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council and before that, an economist in private practice serving mainly hedge funds and private equity firms. Educated at Columbia and the University of Chicago, he lives in San Francisco.

For more information, please visit the Democrats of Rossmoor web site

Diablo Valley Democratic Club Members’ Summer Get-Together

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club will hold is members-only summer get-together on Sunday, August 10, at 4 p.m. at a home in Clayton. 

Please RSVP to karen@dvdems.org. Details to follow. 

This is a great chance to get to know each other and to rev up for our 2014-15 year. There is so much that needs to be done!

This is a members’ only event. Contact Marty Andrews, martyanddiane1@aol.com, if you aren’t sure whether your membership is current.

Go to www.dvdems.org and click on Membership at the very top to find out how to join.

Central Committee Meeting Proposed Agenda for Thursday, July 17

The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green St. at Las Juntas St., in Martinez. . (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

5. Speaker: 

6. Presentation:  

7. Minutes of  June meeting, by email

8. Controllers Report: monthly, to date.  Dinner funds

9. Old Business:  

10. New Business:  Endorsement process, Interview dates and locations

11. District Rep 1-5 reports. 

12. Committee Reports: Issues, By Laws 

13. Club Reports: 

14. Event Announcements:  Please bring handouts or Google Group post

15. All other reports:  

16. Next meeting, August 21, 2014, 7:30.  Eboard, 8/10/14, 1333 Pine, Martinez,1:00,  

Democrats of Rossmoor to Discuss How To Get Big Money Out of Politics

The Democrats of Rossmoor will present a conversation about getting big money out of politics at its Thursday, June 26, membership meeting at the Fireside Room, Gateway Clubhouse, 1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek. The social hour is at 2 p.m. and the program is at 3 p.m.

The speaker will be Michael Cannon, who will speak on campaign reform measures; Joe Ely will discuss the California Disclosure Act, and Barbara Johnson from George Miller’s office will discuss legislation being sponsored by Nancy Pelosi on this topic.

Come to this meeting and hear about three efforts to undo the effects of the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision. Ask them questions and learn how you may be able to join their efforts. For more information, please visit the club's web site.

San Ramon Valley Democratic Club’s June 26 Meeting To Feature Discussion about Community Choice Aggregation

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club's Thursday, June 26, meeting will feature a conversation about Community Choice Aggregation. Come get ready to learn and be inspired to be active in your community, town, city or county.

The first speaker will be Seth Baruch, President of Carbonomics (carbonomicsonline.com). Baruch's presentation will focus on "Analyzing the Potential Economic and Environmental Benefits of Community Choice Aggregation."

Seth Baruch is an internationally-recognized expert in the development of projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He has been involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects since the early 1990s and worked to certify green power programs across the country. Seth has been helping Alameda County set up a Community Choice Aggregation program, analyzing the potential economic and environmental benefits of such an initiative in Alameda. This effort encouraged the Board of Supervisors to authorize $1.3 million to assess the feasibility of CCA in the County.

The second speaker will be Alex DiGiorgio, Community Affairs Coordinator, Marin Clean Energy (mcecleanenergy.org). DiGiorio's presentation will focus on "Marin Clean Energy: A Success Story."

In May 2010, the nation’s first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) committed to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and increased use of renewable power launched in Marin County. Since then, MCE Clean Energy has grown to serve over 100,000 customers with a minimum energy portfolio of 50% CA qualified renewables. The Agency has established net energy metering and feed-in-tariff programs and its long-term Power Purchase Agreement have spurred the development of nearly 60MW of new solar, wind and landfill gas in the State. The program that was once branded a “risky scheme” is proving economically viable and is expanding its service territory and its roster of programs and services.

As MCE’s Community Affairs Coordinator Alex DiGiorgio collaborates with stakeholders though out MCE’s service area to advance sustainable development programs and expand access to cost-effective renewable energy. By cultivating partnerships with residents, businesses, local leaders and community groups, Alex helps MCE provide the highest possible quality of service. To this end, he conducts strategic outreach and advocacy, and helps manage MCE’s 100% renewable Deep Green program. Alex has been particularly excited to work with the City of Richmond, where his father and grandfather were small business owners, and his mother worked as a reporter for the Richmond Independent.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 Tuesday, June 23 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.

West County Democratic Club Meeting on June 12

The West County Democratic Club will meet on Thursday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. at La Revolución, 3190 Klose Way, in Richmond.

Please RSVP to westcountydemocratics@gmail.com.

Tri-Valley Democratic Club Hosts Victory Party on June 16

The Tri-Valley Democratic Club's next meeting on Monday, June 16 will be a Victory Party featuring an Appetizer and Dessert Pot Luck.

Club members will be voting on changes to the club's bylaws.

The Tri-Valley Democrats meet at the IBEW 595 Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, in Dublin at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit the club's web site.

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

Upcoming Contra Costa Democratic Events

  • August 28, 2014
    • San Ramon Valley Dems August 28th meeting: Money in Politics and Prop 49

      Starts: 6:15 pm

      Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr, Danville, CA, United States

  • September 7, 2014
    • Elizabeth Echols for Assembly Campaign (AD-15) Hosts Conversation with Susan Griffin in Orinda

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Location: 111 Tappan Ln, Orinda, CA 94563, USA

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

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced

  • September 19, 2014
    • DeSaulnier for Congress Speaker Series Features Secretary of State Candidate Alex Padilla

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Location: Crowne Plaza Concord/Walnut Creek, 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA, United States

  • 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