To get us all ready for the May 2017 California Democratic Party State Convention, the State Party will be facilitating Delegate Trainings across the state.

Highlights include:

  • Preparing for Convention
  • During Convention, how to make the most of your time and investment
  • Understanding how the Democratic Party works (from the Federal to the local levels)

Workshop registration opens one hour before each Delegate Training. We urge you to RSVP in advance.

Bay AreaMarch 5, 2017
Training: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

I.B.E.W. Hall
6250 Village Pkwy,
Dublin, CA 94568

Central Valley

March 11, 2017
Training Option 1: 9 am – 12 pm
Training Option 2: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

CPMCA Local 442
4842 Nutcracker Lane
Modesto, CA 95204

Northern California Region

March 18, 2017
Training Option 1: 9 am – 12 pm
Training Option 2: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Sacramento Central Labor Council
2840 El Centro Rd,
Sacramento, CA 95833

San Diego Region

March 25, 2017
Training: 1:30 – 4:30 pm 

Final Location To Be Determined

South Eastern Region (Inland Empire)March 26, 2017
Training: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

San Bernardino
Final Location To Be Determined

Central Coast RegionApril 8, 2017
Training: 10 am – 1 pm

San Luis Obispo
Final Location To Be Determined

TOMORROW!! Senator McGuire, Assemblymember Wood and Senator Hernandez to host Affordable Care Act Hearing in Sonoma County

The Event will be livestreamed here:

State and local leaders to discuss ‘Keeping California Healthy’ at February 25 event

Sacramento, CA – In response to the dangerous proposals being set forth by the Trump Administration to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Jim Wood, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee and Senator Ed Hernandez, Chair of the Senate Health Committee are hosting a first-of-its-kind hearing focused on the Affordable Care Act, which brought healthcare coverage to 35,000 Sonoma County residents and over 3.2 million across California.

The hearing will feature local government and healthcare leaders, local medical clinic executives, medical professionals and patients. The hearing will be focused on the impact the ACA has had on residents throughout the state and the North Bay, local healthcare plans and medical clinics will be on hand to discuss their views on the ACA and what a repeal would mean to the health of our communities and the North Bay economy. The State Legislative Members will also be discussing California’s plans to defend the Affordable Care Act (known as Covered California) here in the Golden State.

“We are deeply concerned that President Trump’s plans for the Affordable Care Act will hurt millions of Californians, leave Sonoma County’s most vulnerable without insurance and take a bite out of our economy,” Senator Mike McGuire said. “We’re bringing the leading experts together to provide updates on policy strategies, and to hear an overview of what to expect from local hospitals, community health centers, patients and medical professionals.”

Dr. Jim Wood, who represents Sonoma County and the North Coast, serves as Chair for the Assembly Committee on Health.

“The looming actions of Congress and the newly elected president do not bode well for Californian’s health care,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood. “We will be on the front lines protecting the progress we have made, and as chair of Assembly Health Committee, will use the resources and expertise at my disposal to work through this incoming storm.”

California has experienced the largest percentage point decline in the uninsured rate of any state – a significant drop from 20 percent when the ACA passed in 2010 to 8.6 percent in 2015. During the Hearing, policy makers, patients, doctors, and health care providers will discuss the potential impacts an ACA repeal would have in the North Bay, as well as the direct impacts it could have on patients.

Dr. Ed Hernandez represents the Los Angeles area and serves as Chair for the Senate Committee on Health.

“We must do everything possible to protect access to affordable health care here in California and work together to put a face to the millions of Californians who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal expansion,” said Senator Hernandez. “I look forward to meeting with residents of the state’s North Bay to hear their stories.”

Here are the Hearing details:

WHAT:  The Affordable Care Act: Keeping California Healthy 

WHEN:  Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m.

WHERE:  Piner High School, 1700 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

500+ Volunteers Needed – California Democratic Party Convention May 19-21


500+ Volunteers Needed

The 2017 California Democrats Convention will be held May 19-21 in Sacramento, and we need your help to make it a success. Can you share your time and volunteer? Let us know.

The Scoop
We’ll need more than 500 people like you to help with tasks ranging from assisting with events and receptions to registration and credentialing. Positions are available for a range of abilities and interests, and your volunteer credential will allow you access to all open events after you’ve served at least one shift.

Sign ups close on March 31st and positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up now!


**Transportation & Accommodations are not provided.

Take Action February – From Congressman Mike Thompson- Let’s win GA 06 April 18

It’s been just over a month since Inauguration Day, and already, our country faces steep challenges. Whether you’re concerned about Republican attacks on healthcare, the rights of refugees, or the politicization of national security, the past few weeks have left many feeling frightened and angry.

Marching into 2018

That’s why the first thing I want to say is this: our activism is working.
The Women’s March, the Day without Immigrants, the turnout at Town Hall events across the country – these efforts are making a real difference. The President’s immigration ban has been halted in the courts; Republicans across the country are having to answer for their party’s dangerous attack on the
Affordable Care Act; nonprofit organizations like Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union have seen record levels of donations.

There is no doubt that we have tough fights ahead of us. This
President has shown a total disregard for the facts. He has insulted immigrants, women, and the disabled. He repeatedly attacks the press. And he promotes one dangerous policy after another. So we cannot stand idly by. We cannot get discouraged, or lose steam. Our efforts are working.

Keep it up.


One question I hear a lot from constituents is “How can I help?”

Folks all over the country are looking for ways to get involved
and support the causes they care about. And for these efforts to be successful, we need to engage and mobilize across the country – not just in our hometowns.

That’s why I’m starting a program called “Adopt a District.” Our goal is to support candidates fighting for causes we believe in, all over the country, as part of our larger effort to take back Democratic control of Congress. And we’re going to start in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District.

Democrat Jon Ossoff, a journalist and former Congressional national security staffer, is running to replace Republican Tom Price. In a crowded field, Jon stands out: he’s earned the endorsement of civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, and his national security expertise, experience in Congress, and the work he’s done to support investigative journalism make him an exceptional candidate.

The special election is slated for April 18, 2017. In advance of
the vote, I’m holding two fundraisers for Jon here in our district on Friday, March 24. One will be a morning, coffee-style fundraiser, to be held in Napa at 8:30 a.m, and the other will take place at 5 p.m. that evening in Santa Rosa.

It’s a great opportunity to support a promising Democratic
candidate in a tough race, and taking back a seat in the House of Representatives would be a big pickup before the 2018 elections. For more information on, and to purchase tickets for, the event in Napa, click here. For Santa Rosa, click here.

Women’s March Videos

Lastly, like many of you, I was blown away by the passion and the courage demonstrated by everyone who took part in last month’s Women’s Marches,both here at home and across the country. I marched in Napa, where I gave a
brief speech, and I’ve had several constituents who were unable to attend ask me if my remarks were taped. That video can be found here.

As I said that day, it would be very easy to get discouraged and
give up. But when the going gets tough, the tough get going. And if I know our district – if I know you – I know we’ll keep the faith, get in gear, and fight even harder for the things we care about.

3-Step Action Plan: Make Transparency Great Again

Support SB 149!

Thank you for your commitment to good government – and to increasing transparency and accountability in one of the most important decisions that voters ever make: our votes for President.

Senate Bill 149 – the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act – is designed to ensure that future elections do not result in an avalanche of unanswered questions about dangerous presidential conflicts of interest with hostile foreign governments such as Russia. Be sure to check out our SB 149 Fact Sheet for details.

We need your help! Here are three ways you can take action, bring back transparency and stand strong for American constitutional values, starting now:

1. Spread the word about SB 149 on social media and be sure to use the hashtag #TaxReturns:

Share the petition that’s on our website
Tag your state representative in your posts to thank them for their support or encourage them to take a look at the bill
Share relevant articles or TV segments on President Trump’s tax returns with a link to the website – and don’t forget to use #TaxReturns in your post

2. Let’s March! Thousands across California are organizing a massive movement on Tax Day (April 15). Join the march in your city (or organize one yourself!) to urge President Trump to release his tax returns and uphold American constitutional values. Click here to learn more about the Tax Day marches – and please share SB 149 information on the marches’ social media pages.

3. Call or email your hardworking state representative! Every message is stronger when it comes from constituents! Click here for a sample phone message, sample email and other resources you can use to help us pass the bill.

We are so grateful for you support for SB 149. If you haven’t already, add your name to our petition.

We’ll be back in touch over the next week to update you on our progress and provide you with information on an important briefing we’ll be hosting with other motivated neighbors on SB 149, how you can get involved with the Tax Day Marches and what other actions you can take to build the momentum in the weeks to come.

In the meantime, thank you for your partnership. Both Senator Wiener and I are excited to be working with you to bring transparency and accountability back to the Office of the American President.

In solidarity and friendship,

Senator Mike McGuire

P.S. Let’s keep in touch! Join the conversation on Twitter: @ILike_Mike.

This email is proudly paid for by Mike McGuire for State Senate, 2018. FPPC ID# 1373364.



From the office of Congressman John Garamendi – Re Flood Insurance

Due to recent evacuations, many folks are asking whether or not they can purchase federal flood insurance.
Please read the information below regarding FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Because California has been saturated with rain and snow and with the NWS predicting more wet weather to come over the next 90 days, for those of you who may be seeking flood insurance, NFIP may be a choice worth considering. There is a 30 day wait period, however, so those wishing to purchase should do so soon.
Please share this information with your networks, colleagues, friends and neighbors.

Jeannie Klever
District Representative
Office of Congressman John Garamendi-CA03
Yuba City
Office: 530-329-8865
Work e-mail:
a) Will FEMA waive the 30-day wait period for insurance to begin if they sign up now?
Response: FEMA does not have the authority to waive the statutory standard 30-day waiting period. 42 U.S.C. § 4013(c)(1) specifies that all new flood insurance policies “shall become effective upon the expiration of the 30-day period beginning on the date that all obligations for such coverage (including completion of the application and payment of any initial premiums owed) are satisfactorily completed.” Further, 44 CFR 61.11 specifies that:

[T]he effective date and time of any new policy or added coverage or increase in the amount of coverage shall be 12:01 a.m. (local time) on the 30th calendar day after the application date and the presentment of payment of premium; for example, a flood insurance policy applied for with the payment of the premium on May 1 will become effective at 12:01 a.m. on May 31.

There are three exceptions to this waiting period.
1. 42 U.S.C. § 4013(c)(2)(B) and 44 CFR 61.11(a) allow for next-day coverage during the first 13-months following the revision of a flood map in the property’s community.
2. 42 U.S.C. § 4013(c)(2)(A) and 44 CFR § 61.11(b) allow for next-day coverage when the initial purchase of flood insurance is in connection with a mortgage loan transaction.
3. 42 U.S.C. § 4013(c)(2)(C), as added by BW-12 § 100241, provides a narrow exception related to post-wildfire flooding.

Save those limited exceptions, the NFIP cannot waive the 30-day waiting period because it a statutory mandate.

b) Can they even get insurance when they are under an Evacuation Advisory?
Response: Yes, unlike many private homeowners insurance policies, the NFIP does not stop writing policies in an area facing immediate threats of losses. Individuals can purchase flood insurance at any time from their insurance agent. Individuals needing help finding an NFIP agent can call the NFIP Referral Call Center at (888) 379-9531 to request an agent referral. New policies would still be subject to the 30-day waiting period.

California Democratic Party Chair Debate sponsored by Shasta County Democratic Party

Saturday March 4 3pm-6pm – Redding City Hall 777 Cypress Ave. Redding CA
All Democrats and particularly voting Democratic Central Committee Delegates and Assembly District Delegates are invited:
This is your opportunity to hear from Kimberly Ellis and Eric Baumann, the candidates seeking to lead our party; their vision and plan for these difficult times.
Food and beverage will be provided.
RSVP via Facebook

California Democratic Party Region 2 Delegate 101 Training

Saturday February 25 10am-2pm @ California Teachers Association 4751 Central Way, Fairfield CA

Newly elected or appointed Democratic State Central Committee members are invited to attend this training to learn about what it means to be a delegate—including Conventions, Regional Meetings, Caucuses, Committees, networking and more!
Contact California Democratic Party Regional Director Craig Cheslog for more @ (
RSVP Via Facebook:

Take Action from Congressman Mike Thompson

February 5, 2017

This has been a time of ups and downs. Let me start by saying how incredibly proud I was to see everyone at last week’s Women’s Marches From Napa and Santa Rosa to Washington, DC, your bravery, your passion, and your toughness blew me away. I can’t tell you how much it means to know I live in a country and a district where people stand up for their beliefs.

And if this week was any indication, we’re just getting started. In light of the President’s reprehensible actions towards immigrants, troubling cabinet picks, and general disregard for truth and facts, I’ve been hearing from many of you about what our next steps should be.

  • Keep contacting your elected officials. I’m on your side, but it still helps to know how people are personally affected by the immigration ban and other actions–and if I can intercede, I will. We’ve made progress over the weekend, but we have much more work to do to overturn this order.
  • Join the movement to prevent millions from losing their healthcare. If the Affordable Care Act has helped you or your loved ones, we want to hear about it. Let’s make sure Republican leaders know exactly how they’re hurting hardworking Americans–and that we’re holding them accountable. Using the hashtag #ShareYourStory, tell us on Facebook and Twitter about your experience with the ACA.
  • Visit March organizers are planning ten actions for the next hundred days – the first of which is explained on the website. By signing up, you’ll receive updates on future events and activities you can take part in.
  • Find local events to attend and support. Or, better yet, organize an event yourself. Events like these can help focus community action and promote coherent strategies.

Our fight’s just getting started. It’s been two weeks since the Inauguration, and we already face tough battles on the environment, immigration, women’s rights, and healthcare. We can’t stop now. I’ll keep you updated on my work in Congress, and continue to let you know what you can do to help.

Thanks for your continued support, please feel free to pass on to your members.

All the best,



Contact Congr. Thompson:





Lake County Democratic Club’s Guest Speaker is Tom Hoskins from the Konocti Unified School District

February 4, 2017

Lake County Democratic Club will meet on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

The guest speaker will be Tom Hoskins from the Konocti Unified School District who’s topic will be Local Control Funding Formula for schools.

New officers will be elected for 2017, and organizing to #resist will be discussed.

The meeting will be held in the Social Hall of the Lower Lake Methodist Church, Community center. 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.

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