Party With the Party! 9-20-2020

Democrats of Lake County are holding their 27th Annual Fundraiser on September 20 from 3-5 pm… But this will be the first of its kind — a Virtual Party, live-streamed on You Tube and Facebook.

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A Conversation with Congressman John Garamendi

Please join us for a conversation with Congressman John Garamendi on August 19th  at 5:00 pm.  The Congressman will break away from responsibilities with the Democratic National Convention for long enough to engage with us.  What an honor!

Garamendi has served in Congress since 2009.  He represents the 3rd Congressional District, which spans from Antioch to Orland, and encompasses the Clearlake area of Lake County.

Congressman Garamendi sits on two of the most dynamic and productive committees in Congress: The House Armed Services Committee, which has the annual task of completing a massive authorization bill that sets policy for our armed forces; and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which sets policy and funding priorities for our nation’s transportation systems.  His experience is broad, having previously served on three other committees:  Science, Space, and Technology, Natural Resources, and Agriculture.  Garamendi’s accomplishments include providing solutions for and services to veterans, farmers, armed services members, and disaster victims.  His dedication to climate and environmental issues are evident in his legislative work.

Please join us to learn more.  Register by clicking HERE:

All are welcome!   You must register in advance to participate.

This event is hosted by the Programs & Recruitment Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party.

WHAT IS PROP 15 ABOUT? SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES FIRST

The Lake County Democratic Party will host a virtual meeting on August 12, at 6:00 pm on Proposition 15: Schools and Communities First.  This initiative was put on the ballot by a record-breaking 1.7 million people who believe wealthy corporations need to pay their fair share.  Our guest speaker, Jerry Eaton serves on the CTA Governing Board, representing District A which encompasses nine counties including Lake.

Jerry Eaton is a veteran high school teacher in the Travis Unified School District in Solano County and former school board member in Vacaville Unified.  A longtime union activist with 14 years of overall teaching experience, Eaton has been active with CTA at the state and local levels. He served for five years as a local delegate to the CTA State Council of Education, the union’s top governing body. For the Travis Unified Teachers Association, he served as vice president, political action committee chair and local school site representative, among other duties.  Mr. Eaton contains a wealth of knowledge on the subject of school funding.

If passed by the voters, Proposition 15 would tax some commercial property based on its market value, rather than the price at which it was purchased. This would raise property taxes on some large businesses across the state, increasing funding for schools and local government. The measure would apply to commercial landowners with more than $3 million in property holdings, resulting in an estimated $6.5 to $11.5 billion more for cities, counties, and school districts.

Please join us to learn more.  Register by clicking HERE:

All are welcome!   You must register in advance to participate.

This Saturday’s Film: “Prescribing Death”

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Join in a conversation with your State Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry.

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The Lake County Democratic Party will host Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry on a virtual meeting, July 29, at 6:00 pm.  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.

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All are welcome!   You must register in advance to participate.

You’re Invited to a Meet & Greet

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Restarting Movies! (virtually)

UPDATED INFORMATION: Click on this link to register for the conversation on July 11

Enjoy a Double Feature for Women’s History Month

The Programs & Recruitment Committee hosts a double feature of Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote and Step by Step: Building a Feminist Movement, 1941-1977 at their 2nd Saturday Cinema program on March 14th at 2 PM at the Kelseyville Event Center, 5235 Third St. in Kelseyville.  All are welcome.  Free admission.  Program completes at 4 PM.

Of all the battles waged on Nashville’s doorstep, the final throes for the passage of the 19th Amendment were among the most heated, controversial, and colorful.  Perfect 36 chronicles the dramatic vote to ratify this amendment, and the years of debate about women’s suffrage that preceded it. (26 mins.)

Step by Step is an inspiring film that follows the lives of 8 Midwestern women, 6 of whom became founders of NOW.  Using archival material and primary-source narration, the film offers a first-rate, panoramic-yet-personal view of the women on feminism’s front line. (57 mins.)  Winner of the Exceptional Merit Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus and American Women in Radio & Television.

Enjoy some snacks, camaraderie and fun discussion.  Here’s an opportunity to learn, engage, and advocate.  In downtown Kelseyville.

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2nd Saturday Cinema has been organized by the Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party.  Associate membership in the Lake County Democratic Party is open to registered Democrats and dues are $30/annually.   Click on the JOIN US tab.

Court Appointed Special Advocates support children living in foster care.

The Lake County Democratic Party will host Sheryn Hildebrand, Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mendocino & Lake Counties at the Programs & Recruitment Committee meeting on March 11, at 6:00 pm at 16255 2nd Street in Lower Lake.  Ms. Hildebrand has led our regional CASA for nearly19 years.

A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained volunteer appointed by a judicial officer to provide advocacy for a child who is under the jurisdiction of the courts due to abuse or neglect. The CASA serves as the “eyes and ears” of the judge for children in foster care. Volunteers spend time with children, monitor needed services, and provide child-focused recommendations to the court based on the best interest of the children they serve.

In addition to being the CASA Director, Ms. Hildebrand also serves as a Regional Coordinator for the North Coast Child Abuse Prevention Coalition working with Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties and the State Office of Child Abuse Prevention. She also sits on the Critical Incident Citizen review panel with the State of California focusing on reducing child death in the State of California. Sheryn is a member of both the Mendocino County Policy Council for Children and Youth as well as Lake County’s Children’s Council.

Ms. Hildebrand was born, raised, and still resides in Lake County with her husband.  Her time away from work is spent with 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren and many friends.

All are welcome!    Please join us to learn about one of the programs in place in our County which supports our children and teens living in foster care.

Jessica Pyska Shares Her Story in Pictures

Click here to hear Jessica tell her story.