Democratic Club hosts People Power speaker on April 12

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Lake County Democratic Club hosted guest speaker Justine Schneider of People Power, an ACLU advocacy group and one of several groups in Lake County that are organizing for change.  Her topic covered “Immigrant Rights and Working with Law Enforcement.”
Lake County Democratic Club meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall of the United Methodist Church, 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.  All meetings are open to the public.  Membership is open to registered Democrats.
Lake County Democratic Club is an officially chartered club of the Democratic Party of Lake County
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Congressman Mike Thompson February 2017 Legislative Report

February Legislative Update

  • Mike held a series of Healthcare Town Halls across the district to get the community’s thoughts on the GOP’s plan to gut the Affordable Care Act. He has held events in Vallejo, Martinez, Napa, and Santa Rosa—the last of which drew a capacity crowd of more than 2,000 constituents. Mike is taking your concerns and stories back to Washington as he prepares to fight for the ACA on the Health Subcommittee.
  • With Congress and the country still reeling from the President’s Muslim ban, Mike cosponsored two bills to protect immigrants’ rights. The Dreamers, Immigrants, and Refugees (DIRe) Legal Aid Act would provide help to the most vulnerable among us so they can receive legal assistance should they face detention or deportation. The Build Bridges Not Walls Act would block the President’s costly, ineffective, and insulting border wall.
  • In the wake of the allegations around Michael Flynn and his subsequent resignation, Mike called for an independent investigation into the administration’s ties to Russia.
  • With Women’s History Month right around the corner, Mike began accepting nominations for his annual Woman of the Year Awards, recognizing exception leaders in business, public service, philanthropy, and other sectors. The winners will be announced this month at a special ceremony.
  • At the urging of local law enforcement officers from our community, Mike led a group of lawmakers in calling on ICE to remove the word “POLICE” from its gear. By misidentifying themselves as police officers, ICE risks undermining the relationships between local law enforcement and immigrant communities. This puts everyone at risk, as crimes could go unreported for fear a victim or their loved one may be deported.
  • As Chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Mike urged his colleagues to bring law enforcement officers as their guests to the President’s Address to a Joint Session. Together they held a press conference on Republican Proposals to Undermine Public Safety—raising much-needed awareness on the GOP’s attempts to deregulate silencers and weaken concealed carry permitting procedures.
  • Mike also launched “Adopt a District” to help elect Democrats in swing districts. He’ll host two fundraisers for Jon Ossoff in the GA-06 race on March 24th—one in Sonoma and one in Napa.
  • For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Jane Bowker at
  • Connect with the Congressman via his website ; Facebook or Twitter

Democratic Party of Lake County Hosts 100 Day Dinner

Join the Democratic Party of Lake County for our 100 Day Dinner on Saturday April 8, 2017 from 4-7pm at the Highlands Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Ave. in Clearlake.

Guest speakers are
California State Board of Equalization Chair, Fiona Ma; newly elected Assembly District 4 member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry; Clearlake Vice Mayor Bruno Sabatier, who will speak on the progress of Measure V(City road improvements); Clearlake Council member Joyce Overton and Lakeport Council member George Spurr.

Our state and local Democratic legislators will share their progress over the first 100 days of their current terms in office and their goals as
they move forward.

The event will feature information and action on how to get involved in California’s work to implement a single payer health care plan, via SB 562.

Enjoy a pasta dinner and fixings from Chatterbox Catering, homemade desserts, wine from our sponsors R Vineyards and Judy Conard & Joy Swetnam and beer from our sponsor Mt. St. Helena Brewery
Tickets are $20 dollars in advance; $25.00 at the door.
Early ticket purchases can be made by sending a check to the Democratic Party of Lake County at PO Box 1151 Lakeport
Tickets can also be purchased online via ActBlue:

Or download and mail in a form to Lake County Democrats PO Box 1151 Lakeport 95453 to reserve tickets

100 Day Dinner Remit 2017

Budget tight? A limited number of ticket sponsorships are available. Contact Susan Cameron at 707-809-7130.

All tickets are held at the door.

Contact the Democratic Party of Lake County at 707-533-4885 or by email at .

Congressman Garamendi hosts Senior Round Table – April 20

Congressman Garamendi is hosting a series of senior conversations throughout the 3rd District focused on the concerns of local seniors. On Thursday April 20th, Congressman Garamendi was at the Live Oak Senior Center on 12502 Foothill Blvd, Clearlake Oaks from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.

Case workers were standing by to help constituents with their Social Security, Medicare, and VA claims. Congressman Garamendi also discussed legislation he’s introducing to expand Medicare coverage, create new cost of living standards for Social Security, and safeguard crucial protections that you rely on.

You can contact any of Congressman Garamendi’s offices with your questions:

Yuba City
Phone: (530) 329-8865
Fax: (530) 763-4248
795 Plumas Street
Yuba City, CA 95991

Phone: (707) 438-1822
Fax: (707) 438-0523
1261 Travis Blvd, Suite 130
Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (530) 753-5301
Fax: (530) 753-5614
412 G Street
Davis, CA 95616

Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 225-1880
Fax: (202) 225-5914
2438 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Democratic Party – Change that Matters

The history of America is a history of change. The history of Democrats is the history of change that matters for America.

Craig Cheslog, Region 2 Director of CADEM, Democratic Club guest on March 8th

Please join us on Wed., March 8th at 6:30pm as the Lake County Democratic Club welcomes guest speaker, Mr. Craig Cheslog, Region 2 Director of the California Democratic Party. He will give a presentation on How the State Party Works and How We Can Be Effective.

The club meets at the Social Hall of the Methodist Church, 16255 2nd Street in Lower Lake. Meetings are open to the public. Membership is open to registered Democrats. Lake County Democratic Club is an officially chartered club of the Democratic Party of Lake County.

Take Action from Congressman Mike Thompson

February 5, 2017

This has been a time of ups and downs. Let me start by saying how incredibly proud I was to see everyone at last week’s Women’s Marches From Napa and Santa Rosa to Washington, DC, your bravery, your passion, and your toughness blew me away. I can’t tell you how much it means to know I live in a country and a district where people stand up for their beliefs.

And if this week was any indication, we’re just getting started. In light of the President’s reprehensible actions towards immigrants, troubling cabinet picks, and general disregard for truth and facts, I’ve been hearing from many of you about what our next steps should be.

  • Keep contacting your elected officials. I’m on your side, but it still helps to know how people are personally affected by the immigration ban and other actions–and if I can intercede, I will. We’ve made progress over the weekend, but we have much more work to do to overturn this order.
  • Join the movement to prevent millions from losing their healthcare. If the Affordable Care Act has helped you or your loved ones, we want to hear about it. Let’s make sure Republican leaders know exactly how they’re hurting hardworking Americans–and that we’re holding them accountable. Using the hashtag #ShareYourStory, tell us on Facebook and Twitter about your experience with the ACA.
  • Visit March organizers are planning ten actions for the next hundred days – the first of which is explained on the website. By signing up, you’ll receive updates on future events and activities you can take part in.
  • Find local events to attend and support. Or, better yet, organize an event yourself. Events like these can help focus community action and promote coherent strategies.

Our fight’s just getting started. It’s been two weeks since the Inauguration, and we already face tough battles on the environment, immigration, women’s rights, and healthcare. We can’t stop now. I’ll keep you updated on my work in Congress, and continue to let you know what you can do to help.

Thanks for your continued support, please feel free to pass on to your members.

All the best,



Contact Congr. Thompson:





Lake County Democratic Club’s Guest Speaker is Tom Hoskins from the Konocti Unified School District

February 4, 2017

Lake County Democratic Club met on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

The guest speaker was Tom Hoskins from the Konocti Unified School District who’s topic was Local Control Funding Formula for schools.

New officers were elected for 2017, and organizing to #resist will be discussed.

The meeting will be held in the Social Hall of the Lower Lake Methodist Church, Community center. 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.

Lake County Democratic Club September Crossword Puzzle

Lake County Democratic Club September Crossword Puzzle

Lake County Democratic Club August Crossword Puzzle

Lake County Democratic Club August Crossword Puzzle

Weekly Address: It’s Time to Fill the Vacancy on the Supreme Court

July 30, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, retired Federal Judge Timothy Lewis joined Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Vice President talked about his experience as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which every nominee got a hearing and an up or down vote on the Senate floor. Despite having more federal judicial experience than any other Supreme Court nominee in history, Chief Judge Garland’s nomination has now been pending longer than any other Supreme Court nominee who wasn’t withdrawn from consideration. Judge Lewis emphasized that this lack of action is preventing the Supreme Court from fulfilling its duty of interpreting the law and resolving conflicts in the lower courts. The Vice President made clear that for the sake of our Nation, everyone must do their job. That’s why the President did his job by nominating Chief Judge Merrick Garland. Now, it’s time for the Senate Republicans to do their job.

Lake County Democratic Club July Crossword Puzzle

July 11, 2016

Lake County Democratic Club July Crossword Puzzle

Lake County Democratic Club will have as its guest speaker Mr. Larry Allen

July 5, 2016

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Lake County Democratic Club will have as its guest speaker Mr. Larry Allen, a retired Lake County teacher and former member of the California Teachers Association Board of Directors.  He will address the club on charter schools and related issues.

A short business meeting will begin at 6:30 pm followed by the speaker at approximately 7:00 pm.  Democratic Club meetings are held in the Social Hall of the Lower Lake Community United Methodist Church, 16255 Second St., Lower Lake, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

All meetings are open to the public.  Membership is open to registered Democrats.

The Lake County Democratic Club is an officially chartered club of the Democratic Party of Lake County

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A Letter From CDP Region 2 Director, Craig Cheslog

Dear Lake County Democratic Club —

Let’s GOTV For Our Endorsed Candidates!

Election day is Tuesday, June 7 and our endorsed candidates in competitive races need your help to ensure they make it through to the November general election.

I’ve included the state candidate GOTV activities about which I am aware for this final weekend below. Please let me know at if I’ve missed any and I’ll keep updating the Region 2 website.

Assembly District 4 ~ Dan Wolk
For more information contact Tracy Krumpen at 707-337-7512

Friday, June 3
Phone Bank in Napa with Congressman Mike Thompson
Begins at 5:30 at IBEW, 720 Technology Way, Napa. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5
Precinct Walk in Napa beginning at 11 a.m. Meeting at Fuller Park located at Jefferson and Oak Streets, Napa.

Phone Bank in our Davis campaign office beginning at 5:30. The campaign office is located at 131 F Street, Davis.


Assembly District 14 ~ Mae Torlakson
For more information contact Devin Brown at 818-679-2600 or

Saturday, June 4
Canvassing from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phonebanks from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 5
Canvassing from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phonebanks from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Monday, June 6
Canvassing from 12 noon-8 p.m.
Phonebanks from 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday, June 7
Canvassing from 12 noon-8 p.m.
Phonebanks from 12 noon-8 p.m.

All events will be leaving from the Martinez campaign office located at 2727 Alhambra Ave.


Assembly District 16 ~ Cheryl Cook-Kallio
For more information contact Jon Colmenares

Friday, June 3 through Tuesday, June 7
The Cheryl Cook-Kallio campaign is launching canvasses and phone banks every day through the election on June 7 out of Dublin, San Ramon, Lafayette, and Walnut Creek from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP, please click here or



Rep. Jerry McNerney invites you to a Pre-Primary Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 4, from 4-6 p.m. at the Office of Prime Vintage Realty in the historic Antioch Lumber Company Building, 340 West 2nd Street, in Antioch.

Donations are appreciated but not required to attend. Please direct questions to Balerio Reyes at or 209-956-2872Please click here to RSVP.



The Democrats of Napa Valley Club, American Canyon Democratic Club, and Napa County Democratic Central Committee invite you to Celebrate Napa on Saturday, June 11, from 4-7 p.m. at Wombat’s Farm, 2059 Curry Lane, in Napa.

Special guests include Congressman Mike Thompson and State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon.

Tickets are $35 for individuals, $60 for families, $30 for veterans, and $20 for students. Sponsorships are also available at $250, $500, and $1000. Click here to purchase your event tickets!



The Alameda County Democratic Party invites you to join them on Saturday, June 25 in Hayward for an intensive, all-day candidate training to help build winning Democratic campaigns in Alameda County.

Participants will learn how to organize a campaign, raise money, create a winning message, run an effective voter contact effort, and more.

This training will be held at the Laborers Local 304 union hall, 29475 Mission Blvd., Hayward, (Close to I-880). Registration is $50, and includes breakfast, lunch and all training materials.

Signup for this training as it is first-come, first-served with preference to those running this November so register today! Please click here to RSVP!



The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County is hosting its 2016 Candidates’ Training on Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lafayette Library Community Room, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette.

Thinking about running for office? Want to learn more about how to run a winning campaign? If so, we hope you’ll join the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County for our Candidate Training 101!

This eye-opening day-long training will introduce you to the mechanics of running a successful campaign in swiftly evolving political landscape. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from expert political consultants, elected officials, party chairs, community leaders and other professionals who’ll prepare you for every aspect of a campaign.

The cost for candidates is $45. Please click here to register.



The Democratic Party wants every Democrat to have a voice in our Platform process.

The goal is to make this year’s platform process the most representative and inclusive in history. With that aim, we announced a series of events across the country in the hopes of increasing participation. We are also encouraging people to submit their ideas online.

We welcome your input and invite you to contribute now. Submit written or video testimony, or request to testify in person. Please click here for more information or to submit your testimony!



As we prepare for the November elections, now is the perfect time for you to join me as a member of the DEM (Donate Every Month) 2016 program.

DEM 2016 puts your donation where it matters most: in the tough races for the candidates who represent California’s progressive values. By joining DEM 2016 and making a small monthly donation you will help our endorsed candidates win from the top to the bottom of the ballot.

Please join DEM 2016 today! Your small monthly donation will combine with other activists throughout the state and help propel us to victory. You can help Region 2 set the pace for California Democrats!

My best,

Craig Cheslog, CDP Region 2 Director

California Democratic Party Region 2 · 3145 Plymouth Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, United States
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Weekly Address: Building on America’s Economic Recovery

June 04, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, the President discussed his return to Elkhart, Indiana, the first town he visited as President and one that was among the hardest-hit by the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. Seven years later, unemployment in Elkhart has fallen from a high of nearly 20 percent to around four percent; more families are back on sturdy ground; more are covered by health insurance; and more students are graduating from high school. Elkhart is symbolic of America’s recovery, and that progress is due to the sacrifices of hardworking Americans and a series of smart decisions the President made early in his presidency, such as rescuing the auto industry, helping families refinance their homes, and investing in job training, high-tech manufacturing, clean energy, and the infrastructure that creates good new jobs. The President emphasized that we must continue to come together around common economic goals and push back against policies that protect powerful interests instead of working Americans. That’s the choice America will make this year, and the President believes the future will be brighter if this country works together to build on the progress this country has made in the months and years ahead.