The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club will hold its annual BBQ at the home of Jim and Coni Donnelly in Danville from 12 noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. This year the SRVDC will honor long-time club supporters Barney and Peggy Rubin. Many local elected officials are expected to attend! Jim is going to smoke [...]

The Lamorinda Democratic Club's monthly meeting on Thursday, September 8 will feature a discussion about “Sales Tax, Use Tax & Amazon: What’s All the Fuss About?” with David Clark, a Partner in the Novato CPA firm of Boerio, Clark & Magid CPAs, LLP. The meeting will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, [...]

Three Charts to Email to Your Right-Wing Friends

August 28, 2011 | Comments Off

The Campaign for America's Future's Dave Johnson has posted three charts to help you debunk those right-wing relatives who are plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh spin machine. The three charts are reality-based examinations of U.S. government spending (which increased faster under President George W. Bush than it has under President Barack Obama), the federal budget deficit [...]

Assemblymember Skinner’s Legislative Update

August 25, 2011 | Comments Off

Our Assemblymember, Nancy Skinner, has released a new legislative e-newsletter focusing on the bills she has active near the end of the current legislative session. You can read the e-newsletter by clicking here.  

Here's a great an informative article from David Cay Johnston explaining why some "media-perpetuated tax myths" are wrong. These facts include: Poor Americans do pay taxes. The wealthiest Americans don't carry the burden. In fact, the wealthy are paying less taxes. Many of the very richest pay no current income taxes at all. And (surprise!) [...]

A Farewell to Louise Clark (1925-2011)

August 21, 2011 | Comments Off

I have the sad duty to report the loss of one of our club's driving forces: Louise Clark, who passed away earlier today after a year-long battle with cancer. In addition to her long-term support of the Lamorinda Democratic Club, Louise is well known for her work to create The Crosses of Lafayette Memorial near [...]

Stop Whining!

August 21, 2011 | Comments Off

Disappointed in our President's performance?  Hoped he'd be our "Savior"?  Hey!  Political Saviors don’t  exist!  Obama is just our latest elected official – nothing more or less.  Without an overwhelming army of us – without our continued sweat and money to back him up: he’s alone.   Look what resources and determination our opponents have [...]

Time for the Jobless to March on Washington

August 21, 2011 | Comments Off

I liked this opinion piece by Richard Striner, a history professor at Washington College and author of Lincoln's Way: How Six Great Presidents Created American Power: It's time for the left to get off its duff and turn the tables on the radical right. And our history reveals that there's an excellent method for accomplishing [...]

You are invited to help celebrate Asm. Nancy Skinner's birthday with Speaker John Perez on Thursday, September 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the Berkeley Repertory Theater Courtyard, 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley. Tickets are available for $100, with sponsorships available. To RSVP or donate on-line, please visit the Nancy Skinner for Assembly web site. For more [...]

The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center is presenting a presentation by leading environmentalist Bill McKibben at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, at the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. McKibben's presentation, Global and Local: Building a Movement to Solve the Climate Crisis, will feature a discussion about the international [...]

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