Jul 25

Democratic Central Committee to meet Wednesday August 6, 2014

July 25, 2014

by Bill Manners

The Lake County Democratic Central Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday August 6, 2014 at the Lake County Tax Services office, 1210 S. Main Street, Lakeport at 6 p.m.

This change from our 1st Thursday of the month schedule is to accommodate Mike McGuire and Mariko Yamada’s  Town Hall meeting in Library Park, Lakeport from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 7, 2014.  More information about the town hall meeting can be found in the Lake County Democrats website by clicking here

We will be working on organizing the fair booth, opening a United Democratic Campaign headquarters and our fundraiser BBQ on Sunday Oct 5 in Clearlake.

The agenda for the August 6, 2014 meeting also includes reports from representatives for Congressmen Mike Thompson and John Garamendi, Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada and State Sen. Noreen Evans, as well as reports from the Stonewall Democratic Club Chair Essie Coons and representative from the Lake County Democratic Club Paula Mune.

Meetings are open to the public and committee membership is open to all registered Democrats.

The Lake County Democratic Central Committee is the official governing body of the Democratic Party in Lake County.

For more information about the Democratic party in Lake County please visit our website www.lakecountydemocrats.org   and visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/LakeCountyDemocrats

Contact the Democratic Party of Lake County at 707-533-4885 or by email at democratsoflakecounty@gmail.com.

Jul 28

Lake County Democratic Club hosts Craig Cheslog in August.

July 28, 2014

by Carlene Leskar

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Lake County Democratic Club will host special guest speaker Craig Cheslog.  Mr. Cheslog is the elected California Democratic Party Region 2 Director and current Principal Advisor to State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson.

Lake County Democratic Club meetings are held at the Lower Lake Community United Methodist Church, 16255 Second St. Lower Lake on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 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
Visit the webpage at www.lakecountydemocraticclub.org

Contact us at lakecodemclub@gmail.com

Jul 27

Lake County Stonewall Democratic Club July 2014 Meeting

July 27, 2014

By Essie Coons,

The Lake County Stonewall Democratic Club will be hosting its monthly Pot Luck and meeting on:

Monday, July 28th, 2014 in the Social Hall of the Clearlake Oaks United Methodist Church, 12487 The Plaza, Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423.

Pot Luck begins at 6:30pm. Call to Order at 7:00pm.

Guest Speaker this month will be Anne Rubin, Center Manager for Planned Parenthood of Shasta Pacific.

This meeting is open to the public and the community is encouraged to attend.

Please bring a canned or other non-perishable item to the Stonewall Club Meeting. All donations go to support Community Care HIV/AIDS Program (C.C.H.A.P.) Food Pantry here in Lake County.

Attached is Agenda for the meeting and Minutes from last meeting. Also attached is list of upcoming events in Lake County.

LCSWDC Agenda July 28 2014

LCSDC Monthly Minutes June 23 2014

LCD Event List in 2014

Hope to see you there!

Jul 26

Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes

July 26, 2014

In this week’s address, the President continued his call for our nation to rally around an economic patriotism that says rather than protecting wasteful tax loopholes for a few at the top, we should be investing in things like education and job training that grow the economy for everybody.

Jul 23

Clearlake City Council Discuss Walmart EIR

July 23, 2014

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – The Clearlake City Council is set to discuss an agreement to prepare an environmental impact report for the proposed expansion of the city’s Walmart store and the 2014-15 budget.

Read more

Clearlake City Council July 24 2014 Agenda



Jul 22

Pelosi Statement on President Obama’s Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers

July 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement following a White House ceremony at which President Barack Obama signed an executive order that bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in federal contracts, and takes the historic step of protecting transgender Americans in the federal workplace:

“Today, we reaffirm the great promise of our nation: E pluribus unum.  ‘Out of many, we are one.’  Each generation of Americans moves us closer to fulfilling that promise.  By advocating for fairness and speaking out against injustice, we have an opportunity to continue that legacy.

“The President’s executive order represents long-awaited progress for LGBT Americans, but we must act to ensure these basic standards of fairness apply to all Americans.  We must work to pass a strengthened Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the House of Representatives, where Republicans have been blocking bipartisan legislation passed in the Senate from debate and amendment in the House.  Discrimination has no place in our nation – not in our workplaces, not in our schools, not in our society and not in our government.”

Jul 19

Equipping Workers with Skills Employers Need Now and for the Future

July 19, 2014

In this week’s address, the President discussed the importance of ensuring that the economic progress we’ve made is shared by all hardworking Americans. Through his opportunity agenda, the President is focused on creating more jobs, educating more kids, and working to make sure hard work pays off with higher wages and better benefits.

Jul 18

Announcement from Betty Yee

July 18, 2014

Betty Yee

Betty Yee, the California Democratic Party-endorsed candidate for Controller, issued the following statement this afternoon:

“I want to thank Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez for doing the right thing in recognizing that the recount was unlikely to reverse the outcome of the June primary election.  This allows us to move forward and to be united for the November general election.  John A. Perez is an outstanding leader who has played an important role in helping to put California back on sound fiscal footing.  He ran a strong and positive campaign and will have a long career of leadership and public service.” 

Jul 15

The Sacramento Bee Viewpoints: Pérez should pull plug on recount

July 15, 2014

By Becky Curry and Jamie Beutler
Special to The Bee

Nearly all who followed the close race for second place in the state controller primary know that Democrat Betty Yee prevailed after the last ballots in Lake County were tallied in late June.


Jamie Beutler Vice-Chairwoman of the Democratic Party in El-Dorado-County

Becky Curry Chairwoman of the Lake County Democratic Party

Becky Curry Chairwoman of the Lake County Democratic Party

But fellow Democrat John A. Pérez has now called for a time-consuming recount in hopes of overcoming his 481-vote deficit.

That’s a decision we hope he reconsiders.

First, the protracted recount process threatens to drag on for weeks. It covers hundreds of precincts in 15 counties and could take long enough to hamper preparations for the Nov. 4 general election.

Second, a recount threatens to undermine what most Democrats consider a core value of our party – putting the public interest ahead of self-interest. This is not the first time Pérez has put his own goals ahead of party unity. This spring he ignored advice from party elders not to demand a vote seeking endorsement over Yee at the party convention in Los Angeles. Pérez, from Los Angeles and then still the Assembly speaker, pressed ahead with the motion to endorse – and lost, capturing less than 50 percent of the ballots. Calling off the recount now would only work to his advantage. It’s not too late to show party unity and back Yee with all the resources he’s got.


Jul 14

Betty Yee Endorsed for State Controller

July 14, 2014


EBoard members deliver roaring welcome for Endorsed state controller candidate @BettyYee2014 pic.twitter.com/6MlDb1hU8k

Jul 12

Expanding Opportunity – It’s Time for Congressional Republicans to Do Their Part

July 12, 2014

In this week’s address, the President recapped his visits with folks who have written him letters about their own American stories — their successes and struggles. While Congressional Republicans are blocking meaningful measures that would strengthen the middle class, the President continues looking for ways to grow the economy and expand opportunity for more hardworking Americans.

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