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DPCCC 87th Annual BBQ Sponsors

Just a quick shout-out to our DPCCC 87th Annual BBQ Sponsors!

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Some new data on the housing deficit

All of our local issues stem our affordable housing problem. Public safety, public health, education, transportation, and even environment, core issue that we as Democrats care about, each have a substantial stake in the affordable housing crisis.

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Meet Diana Becton at a Day of Advocacy; GOTV; and Be Part of the Blue Wave!

This Saturday, May 19th, at the Somersville Town Center Mall in Antioch is the place to be! Conveniently located just a few blocks west of Highway 4, with easy freeway entry and exit, folks from all across Contra Costa County are welcome.

There will be action items all day, such as voter registration, education, phone banking, and post card writing to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) for Ms. Becton.  

The day starts at 10:00 am., and runs until 2:45 pm., with the activities above. (There will be some light snacks for the folks participating.)

Diana Becton will arrive to speak, at 3:00 pm, until 5:00 pm, to meet, greet, and answer questions, so don't pack up and go home yet!

Besides, more substantial refreshments will appear on the scene for the remainder of the day. ;-)

Several groups will be participating, all with information on their respective clubs or groups, for the education of the public about vitally important issues facing Contra Costa County this year.

With the primaries coming up in just another few weeks, the clock is ticking ever more rapidly, and all hands on deck is the order of the day, to make the Blue Wave happen!





Candidates requesting the DPCCC endorsement were interviewed and recommended to the membership for endorsement.  Per the California Democratic Party’s and DPCCC by-laws, endorsement requires 60% of the eligible voting membership. 

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SB 54 Passes Senate; Let's get to work on the Assembly!!

Thanks to everyone who worked to get SB54 through the Senate. Every phone call, every meeting, and every person we talked to made a difference.

The California Values Act still faces some major opposition in the Assembly. So let's Mountain View celebrate this first step, but then roll up our sleeves and get to work in urging our Assembly members to vote YES for our California Values.

I will send out an update tomorrow on our efforts to support immigrant and Religious Community protections and our growing coalition of advocates.

SB54 should be on the Assembly floor for debate soon.

There will be a committee assigned to the bill; committee members will be posted as soon as information becomes available.

In the meantime, please call your state Assemblypersons and tell them that you live in their district and you support SB54! Ask them to support SB54.

Let them know that the wording has been changed so felons are not protected.

Also mention that according to an ITEP report 2016, undocumented immigrants add 3.1 billion to local and state tax funds. If they are granted legal status, they will add 2.18 billion more to the tax funds. There are ACLU,First Five, etc activists all over California who are fighting for this bill. Some Sheriffs are fighting against this bill is because they make around $80/day for housing undocumented immigrants in their jails.

Thanks much!
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Contra Costa County’s Democratic Leadership Elect New Officers to Lead Their Party on the Eve of Trump’s Inauguration

PLEASANT HILL, CA - The Democratic Leadership representing over 311,000 registered Democrats in Contra Costa County elected new Officers by acclamation at its reorganization meeting on January 19, 2017, the eve of Republican President Trump’s Inauguration. Also elected were members of the Executive Committee and California Democratic Party Convention delegates - these are two-year terms.

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2017-2018 Committee Membership Application

Attached is the 2017-2018 Committee Chair and Membership application. All members should complete the application and return to the chair, Maria Alegria, by February 7, 2017 so that the officers may make their selections and assignments by February 16, 2017.

Please contact Maria Alegria at or at her personal email address (personal email address is included in the application form) with any questions.

Application Form

Assembly District 15 Election Meeting on January 7, 2017

Democrats registered in Assembly District 15 (Tony Thurmond is our Assemblymember), are invited to participate in the ADEM (Assembly District Election Meeting) at the Community Room of the Albany Library from 11:30-2 PM.

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HOLIDAY PARTY THURSDAY DECEMBER 15th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Please join our celebration at the IBEW Hall Local 302, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez.  Our Holiday event is 6:00 - 9:00 pm and is a POTLUCK, so please bring your favorite appetizer, side dish, salad, or original dessert to serve 12-15 people.  The Committee will provide some entree food, some dessert, and beverages, wine, beer, but if you have a beverage you would like to share, that is great. 

IBEW Hall, Local 302, is where we had our meetings in the past.  Many thanks to Business Manager Tom Hansen and our many other friends in the Brotherhood.  

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO CELEBRATING WITH YOU!  Please bring your Democratic friends!

In preparing the entree, we would like to get a headcount. We would appreciate if you RSVP to Scott Rafferty, or 202-380-5525.

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Open Seat, Delegates, ADEMS, and DUES

As we prepare for the January Organizational Meeting (Thursday, January 19, 2017) where we will seat our new members elected this past June and elect officers, please be aware of the following, including an Open Seat in District 5 that will also be filled at the January meeting.

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