Democratic Central Committee to meet February 5, 2015

January 21, 2015

The Lake County Democratic Central Committee will meet Thursday February 5, 2015 at the Lakeport
Senior Center Conference room at 527 Konocti Ave. in Lakeport at 6:30 p.m.

January 8, 2015 LCDC Minutes

The agenda for the February 5, 2015 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 Stonewall Democratic Club and the representative from the Lake County Democratic Club.

If you would like to get involved, please come to the meeting and we will find a way for you to participate.

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 .

 

President Obama’s State of the Union Programs “Good for the Northern California!”

 

Monday, January 20, 2015

 

President Obama’s State of the Union Programs

“Good for the Northern California!”

 

Sacramento, CAState Senator Mike McGuire released the following comments regarding President Obama’s State of the Union speech this evening.

 

Broadband Initiative.

“I was thrilled to see the President’s new focus to help millions of rural residents access high speed internet.  For too long, folks living outside city centers have been challenged to access affordable and reliable high speed internet, including rural public schools, health clinics and small businesses.”

“The President’s BroadbandUSA initiative will help increase access to new internet technology and stronger competition so consumers have better choices at more competitive prices.  The President clearly understands the needs of rural America, and we look forward to continuing the advancement of reliable high speed internet throughout our vast rural Senate District.”

Community College Tuition.

“The President’s proposal will help students achieve their educational dreams and provide desperately needed funding that will open up Community College doors for reentry students and recent graduates.  Giving our students a fighting chance for a strong education, or to return to college, is a no-brainer”

“Higher education is the key to long-term economic stability for our families here on the north coast.”

Weekly Address: State of the Union Is this Tuesday

January 17, 2015

In this week’s address, the President recounted the stories of letter writers from around the country who will be joining him when he delivers his annual State of the Union Address this Tuesday.

Meet Your Congressman Garamendi

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Weekly Address: America’s Resurgence Is Real

January 10, 2015

In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the economic gains we made in 2014, which was the strongest year for job growth since the 1990s.

Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Demands Accountability, Says Congressman Garamendi in House Floor Amendment

January 10, 2015

Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Demands Accountability, Says Congressman Garamendi in House Floor Amendment | Congressman John Garamendi

WASHINGTON, DC – Today on the House Floor, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) offered the only amendment allowed to be considered for H.R. 3, a bill to override safety and environmental standards and automatically approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Under current law, oil sands imported into the U.S. are not subject to the excise tax on crude oil that pays for the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which is used to cover the cost of cleanup from a spill. Garamendi’s amendment would require that TransCanada contribute to the Fund.

“If you break it, you buy it, and if you spill oil over the heartland of America, you should pay for its cleanup. In recent years, we have witnessed major pipeline breaks in Michigan, Arkansas, Montana, and North Dakota, spewing oil in these communities. Instead of getting a $24 million-a-year tax break not afforded to other pipeline companies, TransCanada should be held responsible if they put America’s environment and the health of American citizens at risk,” said Congressman Garamendi, former Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior.

In 2010, a pipeline ruptured in Michigan, leaking more than 800,000 gallons of crude into the Kalamazoo River. More than $60 million of the cleanup costs were drawn from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.

Passage of Garamendi’s amendment would not have prevented passage of the underlying legislation and would have simply ensured basic accountability. However, the Republican-led House of Representatives failed to adopt this commonsense measure.

The Congressman voted against H.R. 3, which passed the House of Representatives. The Senate is expected to pass similar legislation later this month. However, the President has indicated he would veto the bill, and Congress does not appear to have a super-majority that could override his veto.

Assembly District Delegate Elections

January 9, 2015

Click here for information on Assembly District Delegate Elections.

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer Will Not Run in 2016

January 8, 2015

With a poem Senator Barbara Boxer announced her retirement. “I won’t be working in my Senate space and I won’t be running in that next tough race.”

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Weekly Address: Make 2015 the Year for Quality, Affordable Health Insurance

January 03, 2015

In this week’s address, the Vice President wished Americans a Happy New Year, and asked that as we make resolutions to get healthier in 2015, we take the time to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

 

Workshop for Dem Club Leaders and Club Treasurers

December 27, 2014

The Workshop for Dem Club Leaders and Club Treasurers is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, at the California Democratic Party Headquarters, 1830 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811.

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
  • Dr. Mike McQuary, Past President of the La Jolla Democratic Club, Past Director of Clubs for San Diego County Democratic Party, CDC President, and recently elected Trustee to the San Diego Unified School District.

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 Grow Your Dem Club (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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