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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.

 

 

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 at a future date.  She was scheduled to come March 11th, but will attend a meeting the Governor has called addressing broadband services in rural counties such as ours.  Please check back for the new date.  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!

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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.

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