Candidate & Campaign Training

Serving our foster children and vulnerable teens

The Programs & Recruitment Committee invites you to a presentation by Mary Pagan, MSW from Lake County Child Welfare Services, and Sheri Young from Lake Family Resource Center (LFRC) on September 11, at 6:30 pm in Lower Lake.

Ms. Pagan is a Program Manager for Lake County Department of Social Services.  Her presentation will focus on her efforts to recruit more foster families in Lake County.  With at least 40% of our foster children being placed out of county for lack of foster family homes in Lake County, this problem needs a solution. Being placed out of county can be very traumatic for children who are already removed from their families and then have to leave their community, school, and friends.  Ms. Pagan is committed to ensuring more foster families are available for our kids.  She will discuss one of the new outreach programs, Foster Together, that is just getting under way.

Ms. Young, Victim Services Program Director for LFRC, will discuss issues around domestic violence and sexual assault, and the efforts she is working on to offer services to victims.  Also presenting will be Ms. Sharon Maher, Teen Services Coordinator.  She will focus on human trafficking and how to help those ensnared.  Human trafficking is present in Lake County.  Teens are often courted on-line where a relationship turns into becoming sex trafficked.

Both Ms. Young and Ms. Maher have State grant requests out for funding to further strengthen their programs.  Our September program will include information on how to contact legislators and/or appropriate agencies to advocate for this funding.

Q & A is encouraged, so come for your opportunity to learn, engage, and advocate.

All are welcome!

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The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party meets every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall of the United Methodist Church, 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.  All meetings are open to the public.  Associate membership in the Lake County Democratic Central Committee is open to registered Democrats and dues are $25/annually.

Second Saturday Cinema

SAVE the DATE — Annual BBQ on October 20

We’re hosting a big wig! State Treasurer Fiona Ma.

The Lake County Democratic Party invites you to the Programs & Recruitment Committee presentation by State Treasurer, Fiona Ma, August 14, at 6:30 pm in Lower Lake.

Our State Treasurer provides financing for our schools, roads, housing, levees, public facilities, and other crucial infrastructure projects that better the lives of all Californians. Ms. Ma oversees an investment portfolio of more than $102 billion, approximately $20 billion of which are local government funds. Her office serves as the agent for the sale of all State bonds and are the trustee on over $100 billion of outstanding debt.

Ms. Ma began her public service career in 2002 when she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  She served four years in that capacity, then ran for State Assembly.  Ma served for six years, including 2 years as Speaker pro Tempore.  Her next role was as an elected member of the California Board of Equalization from 2015 until January 2019.  She was elected State Treasurer.in November 2018 and took office earlier this year.  Already she is spear-heading initiatives like CalSavers (a retirement savings program for small business employees), cannabis-related business banking, clean energy bond financing, and various housing programs.  You will hear her energy, intelligence, and dedication when you attend our meeting.

Fiona Ma knows Lake County well.  She maintains a part-time residence in Clearlake.  She has been a consistent supporter of the Democratic Party of Lake County.

Q & A is encouraged, so come for your opportunity to engage with your elected officials.  To learn more about Treasurer Ma and her responsibilities to all Californians, visit the website:  https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/

All are welcome!

The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party meets every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall of the United Methodist Church, 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.  All meetings are open to the public.  Associate membership in the Lake County Democratic Central Committee is open to registered Democrats and dues are $25/annually.

Presentation by Bruno Sabatier and E.J. Crandell

The Lake County Democratic Party invites you to the Programs & Recruitment Committee presentation by Bruno Sabatier and E. J. Crandall on Wednesday, July 10, at 6:30 pm in Lower Lake.   Both Sabatier and Crandall were seated on the Board of Supervisor in January 2019, after being elected by voters from District 2 and 3 respectively.  They will speak about their efforts as County Supervisors to improve the lives of our residents.

Mr. Sabatier has lived in Clearlake since 2008 with his wife Nicole and their two children.  In the same year that he earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from UC Davis, he was elected to the Clearlake City Council.  During his tenure, he served as a councilmember, vice-mayor, and mayor, and proudly advocated for the passage of Measure V for roads.  Sabatier was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2018 and has been serving District 2 in that capacity since January.

Mr. Crandall grew up in Lake County, graduating from Upper Lake High School, where his son currently attends.  He served 8 years in the United State Army, served as planning commissioner in District 3, and led the Robinson Band of Pomo Indians as Tribal chair for 4 years.  While in the military, he earned his AA degree from American Intercontinental University.  Crandall was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2018 and has been serving District 3 in that capacity since January.

Sabatier & Crandall will team up to address a range of issues focusing on initiatives to bring new revenues to the County, restore the health of Clear Lake, and build stronger relationships with community agencies, cities, and tribes to engender collaboration.  Q & A encouraged, so come for your opportunity to engage with your elected officials.

All are welcome!

The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party meets every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall of the United Methodist Church, 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.  All meetings are open to the public.

First Democratic Debate Watch Party of 2020

The Lake County Democratic Party invites you to join them for a debate watch party.  Democratic Presidential candidates will debate on the evenings of Wednesday June 26 and Thursday June 27 at 6 PM.

The watch parties begin with social time and snacks at 5 PM both nights at United Methodist Church at 14521 Pearl Avenue in Clearlake.

All are welcome!   Free event.  Donations appreciated.

Democrats March in Lower Lake Parade

Staying visible and promoting our Democratic values, local Democrats marched in two Memorial Day parades.  This one as part of Lower Lake Daze on Sunday the 26th, Susan Cameron, Laurie Friedman, and Polly Ann Johnston represent.  The day before, we walked in the Lakeport parade.  Both opportunities to build community and keep our message out there.

Lake County Democrats Meet June 12 with Dr Harry Lyons and Rick McCann re Lake Health

You are invited to the Programs Committee presentation by Dr. Harry Lyons and Rick McCann on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 pm in Lower Lake at the Methodist Church Community Room, 16255 2nd Street.   Dr. Lyons will speak about his work to restore the health of Clear Lake, and, with the help of Mr. McCann, will entertain us with song.  Two brave fellows!

 

Harry Lyons has lived in Lake County for over forty years, for much of that time conveying scientific information on Clear Lake to two generations of college students. The Emeritus Professor of Biology/Ecology from Yuba College (now Woodland Community College) grew up in Brooklyn, attended Rutgers College and Stanford University, and was awarded PhD in Oceanography as a National Science Fellow from the Scripps Institution of the University of California.

 

He currently pursues his interest in water by serving as a President of the Board of the Lake County Resource Conservation District and as a founding member of the Middle Creek Restoration Coalition. He has been appointed by the County Board of Supervisors to the Blue-Ribbon Committee for the Restoration of Clear Lake. As a member of the Restoration Coalition he will speak about the history, science, and politics behind the Middle Creek Flood Damage Protection and Ecosystem Restoration Project. As a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee he will review the promise and progress of the socioeconomic and environmental assessment commissioned by Assembly Bill 707.

 

No presentation by Dr Lyons would be complete without some relevant music. In that effort, Professor Rick McCann, who headed the Orchestral String Program for the Lake County Office of Education, will assist. Here is a chance to hear two of Lake County’s favorite instructors.

 

All are welcome!   

 

 

Lake County Democrats Meet May 8 on Children’s Education

The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party hosts Ana Santana and Tom Jordan on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 pm in Lower Lake.  Tom Jordan will focus on Adverse Childhood Experience research and its implications for education, parenting, public health, criminal justice, and communities at large.  Ana Santana will speak about the activities of the Lake County Children’s Council and what they are doing to strengthen our families to help build a more resilient community .

Santana currently serves as  Program Director for Healthy Start Youth and Family Services for Lake County Office of Education and facilitates the Lake County Children’s Council and its subcommittee the Lake County Trauma Informed Guide Team. She also serves on the Upper Lake School Board; she and all three of her children graduated from Upper Lake High School.  Santana went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Union College.

Jordan served over 12 years as the Executive Director of the First Five Lake Commission, a program dedicated to improved child development  He currently volunteers on the Boards of Mendo-Lake Court Appointed Special Advocates and Mendocino Community Health Clinics.  Jordan is a nationally-certified Nurturing Parenting Trainer/Facilitator.  With that expertise, he has implemented a Nurturing Parenting program in Lake County which collaborates with Child Welfare Services and Family Law Court.

All are welcome to come learn about the forward-looking programs being implemented in Lake County for the health of our youth.

The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party meets every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall of the United Methodist Church, 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.  All meetings are open to the public.  Associate membership in the Lake County Democratic Central Committee is open to registered Democrats and dues are $25/annually.   More information can be found at www.lakecountydemocrats.org