Come Meet Your State Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

The Lake County Democratic Party will host Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry at the Programs & Recruitment Committee meeting on March 11, at 6:00 pm in Lower Lake at the Methodist Social Hall, 16255 2nd Street.  Ms. Aguiar-Curry has been serving Lake County as our State Assembly representative since January 2017.

Aguiar-Curry has represented Lake County’s interests well.  One of her first accomplishments was to establish the Blue Ribbon Committee for the Rehabilitation of Clear Lake.  This was funded with $2 million from the State budget and may receive another $5 million from water bond funding. Another accomplishment specific to Lake County was the passage of AB 632 which allows Lake County to consolidate the elected offices of the Auditor-Controller and the Treasurer-Tax Collector into one single elected office.

Having grown up in the small rural town of Winters, then being the first female Mayor to serve her hometown, Aguiar-Curry knows the challenges of California’s rural communities.  She has introduced legislation to improve healthcare and pharmacy access using the technology known as tele-health and tele-pharmacy.  She has been vocal and involved in discussions with PG&E regarding Public Safety Power Shut-offs.  She will discuss myriad other issues she has fought for to serve rural populations.

Her latest efforts on Assembly Bill 2074 establish clear guidelines for when companies from the olive oil industry can use the term “California” in their product labeling and marketing.

Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry will discuss her many efforts on behalf of all Lake County residents and will be open for questions.   This is your chance to engage and become better informed about her work.

All are welcome!

Come Meet Tina Scott and Jessica Pyska

The Lake County Democratic Party will host Supervisor Tina Scott and Jessica Pyska at the Programs & Recruitment Committee meeting on February 12, at 6:00 pm in Lower Lake.  Both Ms. Scott and Ms. Pyska are candidates for positions on the Lake County Board of Supervisors.  Tina Scott has been serving since January 2017 and is running for re-election.  Ms. Pyska has been active on the Cobb Area Council since its formation in 2016. Both candidates have been endorsed by the Democratic Party of Lake County.  This event gives all residents an opportunity to meet and engage with these talented and dedicated candidates.  Each will discuss her many efforts on behalf of all Lake County residents and will be open for questions.

The event is at the  Methodist Church Social Hall, 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.

California’s Primary election is March 3rd.  Most Vote-By-Mail citizens will have their ballots by February 12th.   This is your chance to get informed.

All are welcome!   Enjoy snacks, libations, and a relaxed open atmosphere for interaction.

Listen to Jessica Pyska on the Issues

This is an interview Jessica did recently on radio station KPFZ in Lakeport.

2nd Saturday Cinema – February 8

Lake County Democrats Issue Endorsements in Local Races for the March 3 CA Primary

The Lake County Democratic Party supports two candidates in the upcoming Board of Supervisors races. The date of California’s primary has been moved up to March 3, 2020 (in previous years, it was held in June).
       At its January 2 business meeting, the county party voted to endorse incumbent Tina Scott for the District 4 seat on the Lake County Board of Supervisors. Tina’s degree in Sociology gives her specialized insight for ways to address the most vulnerable people living in Lake County. Prior to her current position, Tina served on the Board of the Lakeport Unified School District. She currently also serves as Chair of Hope Rising, whose purpose is to leverage resources in a collaborative effort to find solutions to one of Lake Counties largest issues, poverty. And, she serves as a Juvenile Justice Commissioner and a Court Appointed Child Advocate.
       Tina Scott has been an active Supervisor who listens to the community, responding to questions and concerns with her open-door policy. She was awarded with an Executive Leadership Certification with the National Society of Leadership and Success.
       Jessica Pyska received the Lake County Democratic Party’s endorsement for Supervisor in District 5.Jessica built a technology consulting business with her husband, rebuilt her family home lost in the Valley Fire and currently educates children in a unique K-6 garden program, while leading her community in disaster resilience and economic recovery.
       Jessica serves on the Lake County Risk Reduction Authority Ad Hoc Committee.As Economic Development Chair of the Cobb Area Council, she recently won a $200,000 grant, launched a micro-loan program for local businesses, and produced the Blackberry COBBler Festival.She provided community input on the County’s Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Ordinance, Dark Skies Proclamation, and the Tourist Improvement District.Her priorities on the Board of Supervisors are to increase the level of disaster resilience county-wide, strengthen the county’s economy and improve the health and safety of all residents, especially children and seniors, while maintaining what we love most about Lake County.
       If elected, Jessica Pyska will work with State, Federal and private foundation representatives to apply for Lake County’s fair share of federal, state and grant funds and ensure they are used wisely.
       The Lake County Democratic Party is proud to support these candidates, who reflect our values and policies.
       Now is a critical time for Democrats, especially at the local level, to guide the nation toward policies of fairness, tolerance, and better economic and educational opportunities for all of us. The Lake County Democratic Party is confident that our endorsed 2020 candidates embody these principles, and that their election will allow Lake County and California to continue to lead the nation in fostering the kind of communities we all want for ourselves and for our children.
       The Lake County Democratic Central Committee serves as the official representative and governing body of the California Democratic Party in Lake County, carrying out such duties as are consistent with the Elections Code of the State of California and the By Laws and policies of the California Democratic Party and Democratic National Committee.

Congressman Mike Thompson Events

Coffee with Mike in Middletown at Grinder’s Steep
Tuesday, January 21st at 12:00pm 

Town Hall at Kelseyville High School Tom Aiken Community Hall
Tuesday, January 21st at  5:30pm

Power to Heal (award-winning film)

The Lake County Democratic Party will present the film Power to Heal at the Programs & Recruitment Committee meeting on January 8, at 6:00 pm in Lower Lake. Power to Heal is an hour-long public television documentary that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is the tale of how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country practically overnight.

Before Medicare, disparities in access to hospital care were dramatic. Less than half the nation’s hospitals served black and white patients equally, and in the South, 1/3 of hospitals would not admit African-Americans even for emergencies.

Using the carrot of Medicare dollars, the federal government virtually ended the practice of racially segregating patients, doctors, medical staffs, blood supplies and linens. POWER TO HEAL illustrates how community leaders and grass-roots volunteers pressed and worked with the federal government to achieve a greater measure of justice and fairness for African-Americans.

Read more about this award-winning film here: Power to Heal

Attend this meeting for an opportunity to learn and engage.  All are welcome!

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The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party meets every 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 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 $30/annually.

2nd Saturday Cinema – NEW LOCATION! (KELSEYVILLE) – January 11

ENGAGE WITH SUPERVISOR MOKE SIMON

The Lake County Democratic Party will host Supervisor Moke Simon at the Programs & Recruitment Committee meeting on December 11, at 6:00 pm in Lower Lake.  Moke Simon has represented District 1 on the Lake County Board of Supervisors since January 2017.  He was recently appointed to the State Board of Fire Services.  Supervisor Simon chairs the Lake County Community Risk Reduction Authority, an organization whose purpose is to make Lake county residents safer from wildfire.  Simon has also been tribal chairman of the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California since 1997.

Attend this meeting for an opportunity to learn and engage.  Supervisor Simon is expected to discuss his many efforts on behalf of all Lake County residents.

All are welcome!

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The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party meets every 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 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 $30/annually.

2nd Saturday Cinema – December 14th