Holding our State Legislators Accountable

November 18, 2015 | Comments Off

The following was written by Brodie Brodie Hilp, President of the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club. It is reprinted here for your information and action. As active Democrats, we know it is very important to hold our legislators accountable.  We have two new legislators at the State level – Assemblymember Catharine Baker and State Senator [...]

The Lamorinda Democratic Club’s next meeting on Thursday, June 11, will feature Craig Cheslog, our Club’s past president and current California Democratic Party Region 2 Director, leading a conversation about recent election results in order to start preparing for the 2016 elections. The discussion will include an analysis of the recent Senate District 7 special [...]

The Lamorinda Democratic Club’s membership will be asked at the May 14 meeting to approve new Club By-Laws as recommended by the Board of Directors. (Click here to read the proposed By-Laws.) There were several factors that led to the Board’s decision to replace the By-Laws adopted in 2008. First, in the nearly seven years [...]

Income Inequality is the Theme of the March Meeting

February 23, 2015 | Comments Off

Join us at 7 pm Thursday, March 12, in the Lafayette Library Community Room for an informative, challenging evening.  Ramsey Thomas, a retired Acalanes High School AP social studies teacher, will make a presentation on Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century.  There will be a post-talk discussion of how you can get involved [...]

The Lamorinda Democratic Club will host a Brunch Reception to Honor Our Past Legislative Champions on Saturday, January 10, from 10 a.m.-12 noon, at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette. The event will honor recently termed out State Assembly members Joan Buchanan and Nancy Skinner, retiring Congressman George Miller, [...]

Every vote counts and is important.  Don't assume that Democrats are shoo-ins.  Don't let the negative campaigning discourage you.  VOTE! Local Candidates: Pleasant Hill City Council: SUE NOACK and MICHAEL HARRIS EBMUD, Ward 3: MARGUERITE YOUNG CC Board of Education, Area 2: RAYMOND ANDERSEN Orinda Union School District: HILLARY WEINER and CAROL BROWN 11th Congressional [...]

The Lamorinda Democratic Club membership approved the following endorsements at the Club's September 11 meeting: Tim Sbranti for Assembly Yes on State Proposition 2 Yes on State Proposition 45 Yes on State Proposition 47 No on State Proposition 48 The LDC Endorsements Committee has not completed its analysis of State Proposition 1. The Club takes [...]

Contra Costa Auditor-Controller: Ayore Riaunda Ayore is well qualified to be our Auditor-Controller. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).  He is an 18-year U.S. Navy veteran and is now a Navy Reserve officer. Yes, he is a Democrat and his opponent is a Republican who [...]

Support School Measures A & B

April 11, 2014 | Comments Off

If you live in the Acalanes Union High School District or the Lafayette School District or both, you have received a ballot in the mail for Measures A and B. Measure A sustains critical funding to maintain academic programs and support services in the Acalanes Union High School District schools by renewing and extending the parcel [...]

As a result of the recession, California state revenues declined by $15 billion from 2007 to 2008. While the state’s spending cuts in education made many headlines, you may be unaware of the massive budget cuts to the judicial system, much less the impact it has had on those without the resources to navigate our [...]

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