An anonymous donor has created a silent auction item to support the Red, White, and Blue Donkey Garage Sale to help the California Young Democrats recover from the loss of embezzled funds. The Red, White, and Blue Donkey Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, October 29, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Acalanes High [...]

Help the California Young Democrats recover from the loss of embezzled funds with a Red, White, and Blue Donkey Garage Sale on Saturday, October 29, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Acalanes High School Parking Lot, 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette. All profits will be donated to the California Young Democrats to help this important [...]

The Lamorinda Democratic Club's monthly meeting on Thursday, November 10, will feature Ann Notthoff speaking on "Confessions of an Environmental Lobbyist: Making Progress while Holding the Line". The meeting will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette. The club's social hour will begin at a new time [...]

The Occupy Wall Street Movement meets Main Street in Walnut Creek on October 12 and 19. Come join others concerned about these issues from 4 p.m. until dark at the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd and North Main Street. Some signs will be provided, but also feel free to bring your own. Please invite your [...]

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club will feature a discussion about "From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks" and “To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine" with award-winning Bay Area actor Ian Ruskin at its Thursday, October 27 meeting. The meeting will take place at the Crow Canyon Country Club, [...]

The El Cerrito Democratic Club will host a dinner with Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Saturday, October 15, from 6-9 p.m. at the Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave, Kensington. Come hear how Commissioner Jones plans to implement the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, along with his efforts to make sure we have [...]

The Right-Wing Corporate Takeover of America

October 5, 2011 | Comments Off

It's a long piece, but worth a read: Alternet's Don Hazen and Colin Greer provide an overview of the 40-year effort of the right-wing to allow the corporate takeover of America. The question is: if we know how we got here, can we use that to get back to where we want to be? We [...]

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project ,and GenOn Energy, Inc. are excited to announce the upcoming NEED Energy Workshop for K-12 educators on Wednesday, October 19, in Concord from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Center, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord, CA. This workshop will provide professional development opportunities for classroom [...]

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner’s Fall Update

October 4, 2011 | Comments Off

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner's fall update e-newsletter includes information about her legislation, including internet sales tax, effort to add Sylvia McLaughin to Eastshore State Park's name, and bills on Governor Brown's desk like AB 402, the Hunger-Free Kids bill. Click here to see the details.

The Dangers of Voter Suppression

October 3, 2011 | Comments Off

Club member Jim Soper passes along an important link to a Brennan Center study showing that nearly 5 million eligible voters could be impacted by voter suppression legislation around the nation. As the Brennan Center reports: "Ahead of the 2012 elections, a wave of legislation tightening restrictions on voting has suddenly swept across the country. [...]

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