The Democratic Party of Lake County Will Host Susan Jen as the Guest Speaker on April 2, 2015

March 22, 2015

Susan Jen, director of Lake County’s Health Leadership Network will be guest speaker at the DPLC on April 2, 2015.

She will discuss Lake County’s nationwide Wellville initiative participation.

Along with four other communities, Lake County  was chosen by the Health Initiative Coordinating Council to be  part of the Wellville initiative after a nationwide search that drew 42 applications from 26 States.

The meeting will take place at the Lakeport Senior Center Conference room at 527 Konocti Ave. in Lakeport at 6:30 p.m.

More information about this program can be found by clicking here.

April 2 2015 for the Lake County Democratic Central Committee


March 22 2015 Standing Committee Issues

Weekly Address: Protecting Working Americans’ Paychecks

March 28, 2015

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress made protecting American consumers since he signed Wall Street reform into law five years ago, including an important new step taken by the independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this week toward preventing abuses in payday lending.

Senator McGuire secures bond dollars to fight illegal marijuana grows drying up Northern California rivers

March 25, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, working with Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, helped secure critical funding from state water and drought relief bonds to fight devastating illegal water diversions from trespass marijuana grows in Northern California. These illegal grows, compounded with historic drought conditions, have had a significant negative impact on Northern California watersheds and forests.

2014 was the first year since written records have been kept that both the Eel and the Mattole Rivers ran dry, due to the historic state drought and a multitude of illegal diversions.

The bond dollars, which were approved on the Senate Floor late Wednesday afternoon, will be immediately put to work through the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. Fish & Wildlife will utilize the $2 million McGuire helped secure to hire an additional 11 positions that will be focused on ending the thousands of illegal cultivation related diversions in Northern California watersheds. These 11 positions will join a Marijuana Taskforce which was created last year by the Governor Brown’s Office.

“The ongoing drought has been devastating to our rural areas and I applaud Governor Brown, President Pro Tem de Leon and Speaker Atkins for advancing these desperately needed investments,” Senator McGuire said. “Northern California has been particularly hard hit due to the state’s historic drought and the thousands of illegal marijuana grows that have taken hold in our forests.” 

The overall $1 billion package will expedite bond funding to make the state more resilient to the disastrous effects of climate change and help ensure that all Californians have access to local water supplies.

“North Coast watersheds are under attack and the drought is exacerbating these impacts on drinking water supplies, our environment and they represent a severe threat to endangered species. This money is a good step in the right direction, but there is a long road ahead and I’ll continue to fight to make sure Northern California has the resources it needs to combat this historic drought,” Senator McGuire said.

Weekly Address: It’s Time to Confirm Loretta Lynch

March 21, 2015

In this week’s address, the President called on Republicans in Congress to stop playing politics with law enforcement and national security and confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States.

Weekly Address: A Student Aid Bill of Rights

March 14, 2015

In this week’s address, President Obama laid out his vision for quality, affordable higher education for all Americans.


President Obama Delivers Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma Marches

March 08, 2015

President Obama delivers remarks from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, marking the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery.

The Lake County Democratic Club will Host Clearlake City Council Member Bruno Sabatier on March 10

March 9, 2015

The Lake County Democratic Club will Host Clearlake City Council Member Bruno Sabatier on March 10, 2015 as guest speaker. His topic will cover current issues facing the city of Clearlake and his personal goal to achieve in his first year as City Council member.

Lake County Democratic Club March 10 2015 Agenda

February 10 2015 Lake County Democratic Club Minutes

Lake County Democratic Club meetings are held in the Social Hall of the Lower Lake Community United Methodist Church, 16255 Second St., Lower Lake, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.  Meetings are open to the public.  Membership is open to all registered Democrats.

The Lake County Democratic Club is an officially chartered club of the Democratic Party of Lake County

Weekly Address: Let Girls Learn

March 7, 2015

In this week’s weekly address, President Obama discusses an issue close to his heart: education for adolescent girls around the world.

Congressman Thompson’s February 2015 Legislative Report to the LCDP

March 5, 2015

Mike Thompson’s Febriaru Legislative Report to the LCDP

Senator McGuire drives effort to secure over $900,000 in emergency funds for Lake County

March 4, 2015

Sacramento, CA – After weeks of working with the state Office of Emergency Services, Senator Mike McGuire has helped secure more than $900,000 in emergency funds to help Lake County recover from the devastating effects of a series of storms in early December.

Governor Jerry Brown this week issued an emergency proclamation for counties across the state that experienced damage from the series of rainstorms, high winds and flooding beginning Nov. 30. The storms impacted people and property by damaging private and public facilities and infrastructure and forced evacuations in some areas.

“The storms caused major damage to Lake County’s roads and infrastructure and we have been working overtime to ensure Lake County communities receive the resources necessary for a full recovery. We are grateful to work with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to deliver over $900,000 in disaster assistance, which will help the county recover from these significant storm events,” Senator McGuire said.

The storms caused extensive damage throughout the state. On Dec. 22, Gov. Brown also declared a State of Emergency in Marin and Mendocino counties as a result of damage to highways in those counties as well.

Lake County experienced damage to critical infrastructure, including local highways and roads and the majority of the emergency state funds will be used to repair and restore Lake County’s roadways.

Assemblymember Bill Dodd was instrumental in the efforts to secure the much-needed funding to help Lake County recover from the storm damage.

CDC Dem Club Leadership & Treasurers Workshop – Napa, CA

March 2, 2015

Dem Club Leadership and Treasurer Workshop  

Learn New Skills – Exchange Best Practices

Date:  March 14, 2015

Time:  8:30am – 12:00pm

Place:  IBEW LU 180, 720-B Technology Way, Napa CA 94558

This California Democratic Council (CDC) workshop resulted from an assessment of local Democratic Clubs around the state, which wanted help with a number of critical issues:

  • Declining club membership and a need for club growth, effectiveness, and relevance
  • Developing concern about club meetings/events and a need to make them more interesting, informative, and fun
  • Increased interest in gaining a better understanding of Robert’s Rules of Order, including how to bring order to a disorderly meeting
  • Increasing number of untrained club treasurers and the need for a “keep it simple,” but “keep us out of jail” workshop
  • Increasing threats to basic democratic principles and the need to clarify and expand the progressive message
  • Growing concern that we need to get motivated, organized and ready to elect Democrats in 2016

The Workshop for Dem Club Leaders and Club Treasurers is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, at the IBEW LU 180, 720-B Technology Way, CA 94558.   

Our expert presenters/discussion leaders will include:

  • Jess Durfee, National Democratic Committee Member and Immediate Past Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party
  • Herb Engstrom, Club Treasurer and CDC Treasure

Agenda for the morning sessions:

  • 08:00am – Setup
  • 08:30am – Registration and Social (coffee, tea, juice, snacks)
  • 08:45am – Session 1:  What Club Treasurers Needs to Know and Do (Keep it Simple)?
  • 10:00am – Break
  • 10:15am – Session 2:  How to Run Good Meetings and Robert’s Rules (Best Practices)?
  • 11:45pm – Closure and Clean Up
  • 12:00pm – Conclude

RSVP and for more information, follow the link…  Workshop Registration by Donation 

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