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history, Chief Judge Garland’s nomination has now been pending longer than any other Supreme Court nominee who wasn’t withdrawn from consideration.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

Contact us at lakecodemclub@gmail.com

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 craig@cademregion2.com 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 ormzpezz@aol.com

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 emaildevinkateb@gmail.com.

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 atjon.colmenares@gmail.com

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 emailjon@joncolmenares.com.



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 balerio@jerrymcnerney.org 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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You can also keep up with Craig Cheslog, CDP Region 2 Director on Twitter or Facebook.



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.

Lake County Democratic Club June Crossword Puzzle

May 31,20116

Lake County Democratic Club June Crossword Puzzle

Weekly Address: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

May 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, President Obama solemnly reflected on the meaning of Memorial Day and recognized the sacrifices made by the American warriors who never made it back home.  Though the President stressed that citizens should thank active-duty troops and veterans every day of the year, he emphasized that Memorial Day is reserved for remembering the unselfish men and women who gave their lives in defense of the nation.  In addition to reflecting on the unpayable debt owed to fallen servicemembers, Americans should also make an effort to offer support to the families of their countrymen who gave everything.  Whether it’s hiring a veteran, reaching out to a grieving family member, or simply pausing for a moment of silent thanks, the President wants the country to join him in an act of remembrance during the Memorial weekend.


WEEKLY ADDRESS: Expanding Overtime Pay

May 21, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, President Obama discussed one of the single most important steps to help grow middle-class wages – expanding the number of workers who are eligible for the overtime that they have earned. Every week, millions of Americans work more than 40 hours but do not receive the overtime pay they deserve. This week, the Department of Labor finalized a rule to extend overtime protections to 4.2 million more Americans, which will boost wages for working Americans by $12 billion over the next 10 years. This action will not only mean a better life for more American families, but will also strengthen our economy across the board. The President emphasized that he will continue to build an economy where everyone gets a fair shot to get ahead.

Weekly Address: A Conversation about Addiction

May 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, Grammy Award-winning artist Macklemore joined President Obama to discuss a disease that affects far too many Americans: addiction. Macklemore opened up about his own experience, his life in recovery, and the loss of a friend who overdosed on prescription drugs at a young age – emphasizing that substance use disorder affects people from all walks of life. To underscore the importance of Macklemore’s story, the President noted that we can help those suffering in private by making the conversation public, and we should do everything we can to make treatment available to everyone who needs it. The President noted that while the House of Representatives passed several bills on opioids this week, without more funding to expand treatment, these bills will not be enough to provide Americans the help they need. President Obama said there is hope, and that when we treat substance use disorder as the public health problem it is, more people will get the help they need. If you are looking for treatment in your area, call 1-800-662-HELP.

Happy Birthday Shirley

April 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Shirley


Shirley Howland

At the April 5, 2016 LCDC meeting club members wished Shirley Howland a Happy Birthday.



May 11, 2016

Lower Lake, Calif. – Monica Rosenthal, Candidate for Lake County District 1 Supervisor, will host a series of “Meet and Greet” events in South Lake County communities. These informal events are an opportunity for South County residents to get acquainted with Ms. Rosenthal, ask questions and learn more about her perspective on important issues facing Lake County.

The first community gathering will be held in Lower Lake at the Lower Lake Coffee Co. from 8 – 10 AM on Monday morning, May 16. “Meet and Greets” will also take place in Hidden Valley Lake and Middletown. Coffee and cookies will be served.

“I consider it essential to speak regularly with my neighbors in South County,” says Rosenthal. ”I look forward to hearing their concerns and ideas, especially regarding the South Lake County fires of 2015 and our community’s recovery challenges.”


Lower Lake

Monday, May 16, 8:00 – 10:00 AM, Lower Lake Coffee Co.

Monday, May 23, 8:00 – 10:00 AM, Lower Lake Coffee Co.


Hidden Valley Lake

Wednesday, May 18, 8:00 – 10:00 AM, Mountain High Coffee & Books

Wednesday, May 25, 8:00 – 10:00 AM, Mountain High Coffee & Books



Thursday, May 12, 4:00 – 6 PM, 2 Women Traders

Thursday, May 19, 4:00 – 6 PM, 2 Women Traders

Thursday, May 26, 4:00 – 6 PM, 2 Women Traders


Other opportunities to speak with District 1 Candidate Rosenthal include:

Friday, May 20, 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Hidden Valley Lake Concert on the Green

Sunday, May 22, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, North Coast Volunteer Celebration in Middletown Park

Sunday, May 29, 11:00 – 3:00 PM, Lower Lake Parade and BBQ


Ms. Rosenthal encourages all South County residents—as well as those living in other parts of the County—to attend and bring their questions, concerns and vision for the future. “I look forward to meeting and speaking with you!,” says Rosenthal; “Please put the Meet and Greet on your calendar, and don’t forget to VOTE on June 7!”

For further information, questions or comments, contact Monica Rosenthal by phone, 707-355-2762, or via email at monicaforsupervisor@sonic.net or visit the “Monica Rosenthal for Supervisor” facebook page or the MonicaforSupervisor.com website.

If you have not yet donated to the campaign, please do so here:


Weekly Address: Happy Mother’s Day From President Obama

May 7, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, President Obama recognized all mothers in celebration of this upcoming Mother’s Day, including First Lady Michelle Obama. The President emphasized that we should give all parents the support they need by providing paid maternity and paternity leave, sick leave, accommodations for workers who are pregnant, good health care, affordable child care, flexibility at work, equal pay, and a decent minimum wage. Underscoring the importance of these issues, the President called on Congress to give meaning to Mother’s Day by taking action on these items.


Lk Co. News: District 5 candidates’ forum planned for May 25


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A forum featuring the candidates in the District 5 supervisorial race will be held this Wednesday, May 25.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors’ chambers on the first floor of the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St. in Lakeport.

Lake County News and the Lake County Economic Development Corp. are partnering to present the event.

Candidates in the District 5 race are incumbent Rob Brown, Philip Reimers and John Stoddard.

Elizabeth Larson, editor and publisher of Lake County News, will moderate the event.

The event will be recorded for rebroadcast.

The public may submit questions by emailing editor@lakeconews.com . Additionally, questions may be submitted to the moderator at the event itself.

Lake County Democratic Club May Crossword Puzzle

May 1, 2016


Lake County Democratic Club May Crossword Puzzle

Democratic National Convention – delegate elections Sunday May 1

April 28, 2016

Each candidate for president, in each congressional district will hold elections on Sunday May 1 to select their delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Elections for Congressional District 3 for Bernie Sanders
Caucus location
Doors open: 2pm
Meeting begins: 3pm
Muir Commons
Community House
2222 Muir Woods Place
Davis, CA 95616

Cross Street: Shasta Drive & Denali Drive

Female Candidates
3 Delegates + 1 Alternate

Male Candidates
3 Delegates

Elections for Congressional District 5 for Bernie Sanders
Caucus location
Doors open: 2pm
Meeting begins: 3pm
IBEW Local Union 180 (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)
Meeting Room on 2nd Floor
720-B Technology Way
Napa, CA 94558

Cross Street: Gateway
Elevator available for those who can’t take stairs. Bathrooms on both floors. Parking in lot and on street.
Female Candidates
4 Delegates
Male Candidates
3 Delegates + 1 Alternate
Elections for Congressional District 3 for Hillary Clinton
Caucus location
Doors open: 2pm
Meeting begins: 3pm
IBEW Local 1245
30 Orange Tree Cir
Vacaville, CA 95687
Cross Streets/Landmarks: Orange Tree Cir/Orange Drive
Female Candidates
3 Delegates + 1 Alternate
Male Candidates
3 Delegates

Elections for Congressional District 5 for Hillary Clinton
Volunteers are needed for this election process – you cannot be running for delegate
Volunteers will arrive at 1:00 pm with the Caucus registration starting no later than 2:00. Registration closes at 3:00 followed by 30 second speeches from the applicants for delegate. Counting the vote and finalizing the results is likely to take place sometime between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. So it is an all afternoon commitment.
CONTACT Stephen Gale at stephengale1@yahoo.com or at 707-695-9858
Caucus location
Doors open: 2pm
Meeting begins: 3pm
Carpenters Local 751
1706 Corby Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Cross streets: Baker Avenue/Corby Avenue

Female Candidates
4 Delegates

Male Candidates
3 Delegates + 1 Alternate

List of delegate candidates for each campaign, in each CD here: