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

Funding for FIRST 5 program essential to serving our community.

The Programs & Recruitment Committee will host Carla Ritz on November 13, at 6:00 pm in Lower Lake.  Carla Ritz has served as the Executive Director for First 5 Lake County since 2017. She has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Arizona and has spent the bulk of her career in nonprofit administration.  At First 5, she has orchestrated the development of a five-year strategic plan, facilitated the launch of the Smart Start Collective, brought the Brain Architecture Game and the Stewards of Children trainings to the County, and spearheaded the State of Our Children effort.

Carla, her husband Jason, and their son Timothy lived in Lake County from 2000-2006 and returned to the area in 2016.

First 5 Lake County exists to build the early childhood systems and supports needed to ensure Lake County’s youngest children are safe, healthy, and ready to succeed in school and life. It was founded in 1998 as the conduit for the use of Proposition 10 revenue and has allocated those funds for the good of children (prenatally through age five) and their families within the County for the past 20 years. The First 5 Lake Commission consists of nine members who make funding decisions based upon their strategic plan which is reviewed annually.

Attend this meeting for an opportunity to learn and engage.  Ms. Ritz will be providing us – the citizens – information on how we can help advance the interests of Lake County families.

All are welcome!


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.

2nd Saturday Cinema

State Senator Mike McGuire to bring his energy to Lake County!

The Lake County Democratic Party will host State Senator Mike McGuire at the Programs & Recruitment Committee meeting on October 9, at 6:00 pm in Lower Lake.   Mike McGuire has been Lake County’s representative in the California State Senate since January 2015.  He started his career representing California residents at the age of 19, when he was elected to the Healdsburg School Board.

Senator McGuire will address a range of issues including PG&E planned power shutdowns, jobs development, the Presidential Tax Transparency & Accountability Act, funding firefighting resources, funding early childhood education, and his work to secure funding specifically to Lake County to backfill property tax revenue lost from housing losses.  Mike is an energetic, knowledgeable, hardworking public servant.  Attend this meeting for an opportunity to learn and engage with your State Senator.

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 $25/annually.

2nd Saturday Cinema

Candidate & Campaign Training