News and Meetings

Senator Mike McGuire to Address SV Dems Jan 24

The Sonoma Valley Democrats will host their next Virtual General Meeting via Zoom on Monday, January 24, at 6:30pm. State Senator Mike McGuire will be the featured speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend. For any questions or the meeting’s Zoom link email contact@svdems.org.

 

 

Jan. 6, 2022 Candlelight Vigil for Democracy

The Sonoma Valley Democrats and Sonoma Valley Resistance co-hosted  a Vigil for Democracy on Jan 6th in Sonoma Plaza. Similar events were held held nation-wide to say: In America, the voters decide the outcome of elections. Thank you to the more than 80 local community members who were able to attend!

 

 

Monday, Nov. 22 – Why our Present Healthcare System is Not Sustainable

 The Sonoma Valley Democrats will host their next Virtual General Meeting via Zoom on Monday, November 22, at 6:30pm. Dr. Mary McDevitt will be the featured speaker, addressing “Why our Present Healthcare System is Not Sustainable.” Everyone is welcome to attend at no charge. Dr. McDevitt will review both Traditional Medicare as well as Medicare Advantage programs. She will explain the Medical Loss ratio, why Medical Advantage programs are called the “Money Machine”, and the “risk score ” adjustment to the capitated payment. She will also describe DCEs, the latest effort to privatize Traditional Medicare. Also, our newly elected Sonoma City Councilmember, Sandra Lowe, will speak about her priorities and take questions. For the Zoom links please email contact@svdems.org

 

 

At the Sonoma Valley Democrats September General Meeting, the members present voted unanimously to join Healthy California Now. Healthy California Now is a statewide, non-partisan coalition of community, consumer, labor, health, disability, LGBTQ, business, and political organizations committed to building and broadening the movement to guarantee health care for all Californians. There is more information about Healthy CA Now at: https://healthyca.org/

 

 

Learn about Sonoma County Re-districting on Sept. 27th

Did you know that the County of Sonoma is currently engaged in planning new County voting districts? These new County districts will impact how we elect our Sonoma County Supervisors for the next 10 years. Learn about this process and how local voters can give input at the Sonoma Valley Democrats next virtual General Meeting on Monday, Sept. 27, at 6:30pm. The featured speaker will be Rocio Rodiguez, member of the Sonoma County Advisory Redistricting Commission. Everyone is welcome to attend. For any questions or the meeting’s ZOOM link email contact@svdems.org.

 

 

Everyone is invited to the Sonoma Valley Democrats virtual August General Meeting on Mon., Aug. 23, 6:30-8pm. We will discuss NO on the Recalls; hear from Sandra Lowe, endorsed candidate for Sonoma City Council; and listen to a presentation from Annie Falendes, President of HAS, Homeless Action Sonoma, a 501c3 committed to ending homelessness in the town of Sonoma. Please email contact@svdems.org for zoom info.

 

The Sonoma Valley Democrats July General Meeting has been cancelled as many of our club leaders will be out of town. We hope to see you at our next  General Meeting on August 23 at 6:30pm via Zoom.

 

Pride Month Honored at SV Dems Virtual Meeting June 28

In honor of LGBTQI Pride Month, the Sonoma Valley Democrats will host a presentation by Gary Saperstein about LGBTQI experiences and issues in Sonoma County and how we can be supportive at a Virtual General Meeting via Zoom on Monday, June 28, at 6:30pm.

Gary Saperstein is a tireless advocate for the LBTQI community. He is the owner and founder of Out In The Vineyard, a Wine Country Tour and Event company offering special itineraries to the gay and lesbian traveler and friends. Gary also hosts his own radio show, “Out in the Vineyard” on KSVY Sonoma.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For any questions or the meeting’s ZOOM link email contact@svdems.org

 

AAPI Heritage Month Honored at SV Dems Virtual Meeting May 24

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Sonoma Valley Democrats will host a presentation by Elizabeth Escalante and Councilmember Jack Ding at a Virtual General Meeting via Zoom on Monday, May 24, at 6:30pm.

Elizabeth Escalante is a first-generation Filipina American and a representative of the AAPI community in Sonoma County. Jack Ding, born in China, is a Sonoma resident who is the first Asian American to take a seat on the Sonoma City Council. They will discuss AAPI experiences in Sonoma County and how our community can support them.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For any questions or the meeting’s ZOOM link email contact@svdems.org.

 

SV Dems Virtual Meeting April 26: “How California Gets to Green.” 

Everyone is  invited to the Sonoma Valley Democrats Virtual General Meeting via Zoom on Monday, April 26, at 6:30pm. In honor of Earth Day, there will be a non-partisan presentation by Mike Turgeon from The Climate Center in Santa Rosa, discussing “How California Gets to Green.” The Climate Center is a climate policy non-profit working for rapid greenhouse gas reductions at scale. Learn more at https://theclimatecenter.org/. For the meeting’s ZOOM link email contact@svdems.org.