Weekly Address: Honoring the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day

May 9, 2015

In this week’s address, the President honored the 70th anniversary of V-E Day. On this occasion, we commemorate the Allied victory in Europe during World War II. It is a day to pay tribute to the men and women who decades ago served and sacrificed for the cause of freedom. This was the generation that, by ending the war, literally saved the world, laying a foundation for peace.

The President asked that in addition to commemorating this important anniversary, we honor the men and women in uniform who currently serve our country, and recommit ourselves to the values we share with our allies in Europe and beyond: freedom, security, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law around the world.



LCDP To Meet Thursday May 7 at 6:30 pm at the Lower Lake United Methodist Church Community Room

May 2, 2015

We will meet Thursday May 7 at 6:30 pm at the Lower Lake United Methodist Church Community Room , 16255 2nd Street in Lower Lake.

Our guest speaker will be Monica Rosenthal, candidate for District 1 Lake County Board of Supervisors.

District 1 includes the communities of Hidden Valley Lake, Middletown, Lower Lake, Anderson Springs and portions of Cobb and the city of Clearlake.

The primary election will be held on June 7, 2016 and the general election is November 8, 2016.

Below are the April 2 meeting minutes & May 7 agenda.

April 2 2015 Lake County Democratic Central Committee Minutes

May 7 2015 Lake County Democratic Central Committee Agenda

Many of our voting members who represent Democrats in their supervisor districts need an alternate to the committee.

An alternate serves as the voting member’s pleasure and is entitled to vote at committee meetings, in case of the principal’s absence.

That alternate needs to live in the same District as the appointing member, and of course be a registered Dem.

We also have vacant seats for voting members who represent Supervisor Districts.

Please contact me if you are interested in becoming more involved in the Lake County Democratic Party.

And thank you to our new alternates – Norm Deter (D5) & Lenny Matthews (D3)

Voter Registration:

Luisa Acosta was appointed as chair of the Registration Standing Committee at the April 2 meeting.

She will be joined in her efforts  on this committee by Wanda Harris, Moira Harris, Shirley Howland and BIll Manners.

This is an important part of our work.

This committee will be in charge of organizing and getting volunteers for our registration booths around the county and for the Lake County Fair.

Thank you all.

Anne Rubin and Wanda Harris staffed the Registration booth on April 17 Hidden Valley Lake Concert on the Green.

Our Registration committee is planning on staffing those booths through the summer (3rd Fridays – 5pm).

Also thank you to Shirley Howland and Bill Manners for setting up and organizing the Registration booth that will take place on Sunday May 3 at Library Park in Lakeport for Cinco de Mayo.

If you’d like to help at the booth, on that day, or any other of our upcoming Registration booths, contact democratsoflakecounty@gmail.com and your request will be forwarded to the Registration committee.



A great big thank you to Paula Mune for leading and  John Sheehy, Anne Rubin & Shirley Howand and to all to all of the bakers who donated their special desserts and for running the dessert auction at Congressman Thompson’s  annual ravioli dinner on April 10.

The committee cleared $478.00 thanks to all of your hard work.

Dues renewal:

If you have not renewed your 2015 dues to the Lake County Democratic Party you can do it here:


BBQ 2015

We will be organizing and identifying volunteer leads for our annual Legislator’s BBQ at the May meeting.

The BBQ will be held on Sunday Oct 4 from 2-5pm at the Clearlake HIghlands Senior Center.

Thank you all

Becky Curry – Chair
P.O. Box 1151
Lakeport, CA 95453-1151
(707) 533-4885

Weekly Address: Ensuring Every Child Gets a Great Education

May 2, 2015

In this week’s address, the President reiterated his commitment to expanding access to education, and to spreading the joy of reading to more children and young adults.

Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First

April 26, 2015

In this week’s address, the President lays out why new, high-standards trade agreements are important for our economy, our businesses, our workers, and our values.


Weekly Address: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

April 18, 2015

In this week’s address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe. April 18, 2015.

Keep it California PAC Press Release

April 13, 2015

Today, “Keep it California”, a non-partisan political action committee of Rural California citizens launched a press release that can be read below.

Keep It California PAC

Use the form below to donate volunteer

Keep it California Donation form

Weekly Address: Tuition-Free Community College

April 11, 2015

In this week’s address, the Vice President laid out his and the President’s plan to make two years of community college free for responsible students.

Access to higher education has a tangible impact on a student’s success: Those with an associate’s degree earn 25% more than folks who graduated high school, and those with a four-year degree make 70% more. Not only that, but a better educated citizenry is necessary to ensure that the United States continues to out-compete the rest of the world.

Making two years of community college free is good for workers, good for companies, and good for our economy. And this proposal is part of the President’s broader vision for middle-class economics: that everybody who works hard deserves their fair shot and the chance to get ahead.


Why We Must Ban Conversion Therapy

April 10, 2015

“Conversion therapy” is a practice in which doctors try to convince LGBTQ+ people to change their sexual orientation or gender identity.  It’s wrong, and it’s dangerous. Listen as LGBTQ+ members and allies of the Obama administration share why banning the practice is so important.

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Lake County Democratic Party’s Letter to Congressman John Garamendi & Congressman Mike Thompson

April 5, 2015


Lake County Democratic Party

P.O. Box 1151, Lakeport CA 95453

707.533.4885; democratsoflakecounty@gmail.com



Congressman John Garamendi & Congressman Mike Thompson

RE: Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act (HR 913 Senate Bill 511)

Dear Congressmen,

On behalf of the Lake County Democratic Party, we are encouraged that Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Peter DeFazio have introduced bills (HR 913 and Senate Bill 511) to require the clear labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.

As your constituents, we urge you to vote YES on these bills and to add your name to the list of co- sponsors.

The Center for Food Safety states that the Act would standardize GE labeling laws passed at the state level by creating a uniform, federal labeling standard for GE foods. It would also harmonize U.S. policy with the sixty-four countries that require the labeling of GE foods, including the countries in the European Union, Russia, Japan, China, Australia, South Korea and many others. Consistent with international norms, it would only require labeling for meat or fish when it has been genetically engineered.

The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act of 2015 would create a federal standard for the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. This bill is intended to provide consumers with material information about their food, prevent consumer confusion, and resolve concerns that have been raised about the potential for a patchwork of differing state labeling standards.

The Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act would:

* Require foods (including whole foods, processed foods, fish and animals) intended for human consumption to be labeled if there are produced using genetic engineering or contain 1 or more GE ingredients, by specifically requiring:

the ingredients label denote any GE ingredients in the product itself; or

a clear disclosure in the ingredient label that the food has been genetically engineered.

* Make it easier for producers, processors, and packagers to comply with labeling requirements;

* Help consumers make informed choices about the products they are buying and feeding their families by requiring that GE foods and ingredients be labeled; and

* Prevent consumer confusion by prohibiting the term “natural” to be used on food packaging containing genetically engineered ingredients because its use is misleading.

Opponents of providing consumers this basic right to information will argue that it would only confuse consumers, be costly, or imply that the products are unsafe. Yet the FDA already requires the labeling of over 3,000 ingredients, additives, and processes. Providing basic information doesn’t confuse the public; rather, it empowers them to make informed choices. Absent labeling, consumers will continue to be deceived by current labeling practices. For example, nearly 80% of processed foods on supermarket shelves contain GE ingredients, many marketed with labels such as “natural.”

America’s consumers must be allowed to exercise a conscious choice about the food we buy.

Please vote YES on the Boxer-DeFazio GMO labeling bills, and add your name as a co sponsor.


Becky Curry

Chair – Lake County Democratic Party

Weekly Address: Reaching a Comprehensive and Long-Term Deal on Iran’s Nuclear Program

April 4, 2015

In this week’s address, the President described the historic understanding the United States — with our allies and partners — reached with Iran, which, if fully implemented, will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and will make our country, our allies, and our world safer. The deal, announced on Thursday, meets our core objectives of cutting off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.

It is both comprehensive and long-term, and includes robust and intrusive inspections of the country’s nuclear program. The President reiterated that the deal is not yet done — and if there is backsliding from Iran in the months to come, there will be no deal. He echoed his belief that a diplomatic resolution is by far the best option, and promised to continue to fully brief Congress and the American people on the substance and progress of the negotiations in the months to come.

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