United Democratic Campaign office open in Lakeport

August 28, 2016

The Democratic Party of Lake County has opened a campaign office in Lakeport. The office is located at 390 N. Main St. Office hours are Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 12pm-6pm.

Join us Friday afternoon August 26 for an open house celebrating Women’s Equality day from 3pm-6pm

 

Campaign information for all of our endorsed Democratic candidates are available.

Clinton/Kaine yard signs are on order and should be arriving in the next few days.

Clinton/Kaine buttons and bumperstickers are available for small donation.

 

With the November 8 election less than 90 days away we need your help!

 

We will be running phone banks for all of our endorsed candidates, statewide & locally,  and statewide ballot measures as part of the coordinated campaign efforts of the California Democratic Party.

 

We need volunteers to staff our  Headquarters office.  Volunteers will register voters, distribute signs and literature for all of our endorsed Democratic candidates from Congress to local school board.  As a supporter of your Democratic Party in Lake County, your assistance to keep the office open  will assure that everyone has access to information and materials for all of the Democratic candidates who represent our communities.

 

The more volunteers we have, the more days we can be open.

 

This is your chance to meet fellow Democrats and help out your local party turn out the Democratic vote in Lake County. If you can find a  few hours in your schedule over the next 2 months to volunteer for your Democratic party, we would gratefully appreciate your help.

 

The office will have information on all of the November ballot initiatives and the Democratic positions on each of them. The office will also be used  for phonebanking  and staging precinct walks for our candidates and our Democratic Party supported ballot initiatives. We will have debate watch parties and an election night party at the headquarters.

 

Please reply if you can help and we’ll pass your contacts on to our office manager.

 

Thank you for all you do!

www.lakecountydemocrats.org; 707.533.4885

https://www.facebook.com/LakeCountyDemocrats/

New DNC Chair Announces Leadership Changes for General Election

August 3, 2016

New DNC Chair Announces Leadership Changes for General Election 

Transition Team to Be Led by Former DNC Executive Director Tom McMahon; Brandon Davis to Assume Expanded Role 

 

Washington, D.C. – As the DNC moves into the general election phase of the 2016 campaign, new Chair Donna Brazile today announced the departures of Amy Dacey, Luis Miranda, and Brad Marshall.

 

“In order to make history, the Democratic Party depends on the tireless work of everyday drum majors for justice, fairness, and equality. We’re so grateful for the vision and labor of Amy Dacey, who has been Executive Director and CEO for over two years, helping the party pay down over $20 million in debt and leading the effort to restructure and expand the organization in preparation for the 2016 election. We are grateful that Amy has agreed to help the Party during this time of transition.”

 

“As Communications Director, Luis has helped hold Republican candidates’ feet to the fire, while ensuring Democrats nationwide articulate a clear contrast between the two parties,” said Brazile.

 

“CFO Brad Marshall has worked at the DNC for over 20 years and his service on behalf of Democrats is well-known and respected,” said Brazile.

 

“Thanks in part to the hard work of Amy, Luis, and Brad, the Democratic Party has adopted the most progressive platform in history, has put itself in financial position to win in November, and has begun the important work of investing in state party partnerships. I’m so grateful for their commitment to this cause, and I wish them continued success in the next chapter of their career.”

 

Like incoming chairs before her, Brazile is focused on building out a team to help elect Democrats across the country.

 

“This election is the most important of my lifetime, and the DNC will continue to recruit top talent to help lead the fight to elect Hillary Clinton and Democrats across the country,” said Brazile. “I am committed to adding to our team of skilled professionals who will make sure that Donald Trump is held accountable for his reckless rhetoric and harmful policies.”

 

Brazile also announced that she is appointing a transition team to help position the party for the general election and prepare for the permanent party chair. Tom McMahon, who served as Executive Director under then-Chair Howard Dean, and who led the party’s efforts to develop and operationalize the 50-State Strategy, will lead the transition team.

 

“I am delighted that Tom is returning home to the DNC to lead our transition,” said Brazile. “He brings with him a wealth of institutional knowledge and I look forward to having him by my side as we move toward November.”

 

Brandon Davis, who joined the DNC in June as Chief of Staff, will continue in that position and will now oversee all aspects of the committee’s general election efforts to elect Hillary Clinton and Democrats across the country.

 

Chair Brazile said of Davis, “Over the past two months, Brandon’s sound judgment and strategic thinking has proved indispensable to the DNC. I am grateful that he will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the DNC as we look to elect Democrats up-and-down the ticket.”

 

Brazile also announced that veteran Democratic strategist Doug Thornell will join the DNC as a Senior Advisor on an interim basis. Thornell currently serves as a Managing Director in the Washington office of the public affairs and political consulting firm SKDKnickerbocker.

 

“I am thrilled that Doug will be helping with the transition of the senior leadership of the DNC,” Brazile said. “He is a trusted and respected strategist, and will provide a steady hand as we pivot to the general election.”

Lake County Democratic Party announces campaign office opening and invites voters to stop by on Wednesday evening August 3

August 1, 2016

The Democratic Party of Lake County has opened a campaign office in Lakeport at 390 Main Street and welcomes all voters to join the effort to elect Democratic candidates to local, state and national office.

The office will be open on Wednesday, August 3 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM to allow visitors to explore the available volunteer opportunities from now through November 8th and to purchase campaign materials.  Speakers will be on hand to address what’s at stake in this election.

A special welcome is extended to those who supported Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Primary and are now committed to working closely together to ensure Democratic wins in November, up and down the ticket.

In endorsing Secretary Clinton, Senator Sanders said: “Trump would be a disaster as president of the United States. I cannot believe, and I say this with all sincerity, that Republicans would have a candidate for president in the year of 2016 who makes bigotry and discrimination a cornerstone of his campaign.”

In her nomination acceptance speech, Secretary Clinton thanked Senator Sanders and welcomed his supporters to her campaign.  “I’ve heard you. Your cause is our cause. Our country needs your ideas, energy and passion.”

Rebecca Curry, Chair of the Lake County Democratic Party added,

“This election our bedrock values and rights as Americans are on the line. At stake is the balance of power of the Supreme Court, how we effectively address climate change, systemic racism, criminal justice reform and rampant gun violence, equal rights for women, income equality, attacks on social security, the threat of global terrorism and so many other major issues facing this country.This is the time to unite, not splinter, to hold on to the progress we’ve made and to push our country forward. We have a nominee who is strong, compassionate and experienced. Together, let’s get her elected.”

To join the effort, learn about upcoming events, regular office hours, and stay up-to-date on campaign activities, please visit http://lakecountydemocrats.org/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LakeCountyDemocrats/ You can also visit us at the Lake County Fair, September 1-4.

For more information: Email democratsoflakecounty@gmail.com or call 707-533-4885

Weekly Address: It’s Time to Fill the Vacancy on the Supreme Court

July 30, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, retired Federal Judge Timothy Lewis joined Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Vice President talked about his experience as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which every nominee got a hearing and an up or down vote on the Senate floor. Despite having more federal judicial experience than any other Supreme Court nominee in history, Chief Judge Garland’s nomination has now been pending longer than any other Supreme Court nominee who wasn’t withdrawn from consideration. Judge Lewis emphasized that this lack of action is preventing the Supreme Court from fulfilling its duty of interpreting the law and resolving conflicts in the lower courts. The Vice President made clear that for the sake of our Nation, everyone must do their job. That’s why the President did his job by nominating Chief Judge Merrick Garland. Now, it’s time for the Senate Republicans to do their job.

 

Convention watch party!!! Democratic Party of Lake County Campaign Headquarters – Thursday July 28 6pm

July 23, 2016

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You’re invited!! Join us at our campaign headquarters in Lakeport at 390 N. Main St at 6:00 pm to watch and celebrate as Secretary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for President.

No cost, bring your friends. Get your Democratic campaign gear. Volunteer for the campaign.

Appetizers, drinks, friends and fun!

 

Keep up on the DNC in Philly here:

https://www.demconvention.com/

Weekly Address: Building on America’s Economic Recovery

June 04, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, the President discussed his return to Elkhart, Indiana, the first town he visited as President and one that was among the hardest-hit by the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. Seven years later, unemployment in Elkhart has fallen from a high of nearly 20 percent to around four percent; more families are back on sturdy ground; more are covered by health insurance; and more students are graduating from high school. Elkhart is symbolic of America’s recovery, and that progress is due to the sacrifices of hardworking Americans and a series of smart decisions the President made early in his presidency, such as rescuing the auto industry, helping families refinance their homes, and investing in job training, high-tech manufacturing, clean energy, and the infrastructure that creates good new jobs. The President emphasized that we must continue to come together around common economic goals and push back against policies that protect powerful interests instead of working Americans. That’s the choice America will make this year, and the President believes the future will be brighter if this country works together to build on the progress this country has made in the months and years ahead.

Congressman Thompson’s May 2016 Legislative Report to the DPLC

June 1, 2016

Mike Thompson’s May Legislative Report to the Democratic Party of Lake County

Democratic Party of Lake County June 2, 2016 meeting

March 29, 2016

The Lake County Democratic Central Committee holds its regular monthly business meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

The meeting takes place at the Kelseyville Senior Center, 5245 3rd St. in Kelseyville at 6:30 p.m.

Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/peEZFK7ZP7z

 

The agenda for the meeting includes reports from representatives for Congressmen Mike Thompson and John Garamendi, Assemblyman Bill Dodd and State Senator Mike McGuire, as well as reports from the representative of the Lake County Democratic Club.

 

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 for the Democratic Party in Lake County.

For more information about the Democratic Party in Lake County visit www.lakecountydemocrats.org or www.facebook.com/LakeCountyDemocrats .

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

Weekly Address: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

May 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, President Obama solemnly reflected on the meaning of Memorial Day and recognized the sacrifices made by the American warriors who never made it back home.  Though the President stressed that citizens should thank active-duty troops and veterans every day of the year, he emphasized that Memorial Day is reserved for remembering the unselfish men and women who gave their lives in defense of the nation.  In addition to reflecting on the unpayable debt owed to fallen servicemembers, Americans should also make an effort to offer support to the families of their countrymen who gave everything.  Whether it’s hiring a veteran, reaching out to a grieving family member, or simply pausing for a moment of silent thanks, the President wants the country to join him in an act of remembrance during the Memorial weekend.

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Expanding Overtime Pay

May 21, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, President Obama discussed one of the single most important steps to help grow middle-class wages – expanding the number of workers who are eligible for the overtime that they have earned. Every week, millions of Americans work more than 40 hours but do not receive the overtime pay they deserve. This week, the Department of Labor finalized a rule to extend overtime protections to 4.2 million more Americans, which will boost wages for working Americans by $12 billion over the next 10 years. This action will not only mean a better life for more American families, but will also strengthen our economy across the board. The President emphasized that he will continue to build an economy where everyone gets a fair shot to get ahead.

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