News and Meetings

June 27th: SV Dems Host Congressman Mike Thompson

  Everyone is invited to the Sonoma Valley Democrats next Virtual General Meeting on Monday, June 27th, at 6:30pm. We are excited to announce that our Congressman Mike Thompson will be join us for the first half of the meeting! He will talk about Roe v. Wade, gun safety and the November elections, and take questions.
   We will also have two very interesting and timely speakers: Larry Martin and Jack Ziegler, of Indivisible Sonoma County, who will share updates on the upcoming 2022 elections. They will discuss key CA CD races to support and also key Senate races. There will be time for Q&A.
Email contact@svdems.org for the Zoom info.

 

 

SV Dems Host AD 12 Candidates May 23

Everyone is invited to the Sonoma Valley Democrats Virtual Meet and Greet on Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm. All four Democratic candidates for the California Assembly District 12 will introduce themselves and take questions: Sarah Aminzadeh, Damon Connolly, Steve Schwartz, and Ida Times-Green. Part of Sonoma Valley is in AD 12, including the Sonoma Developmental Center property, so our representation there will be extremely important. Please email contact@svdems.org for any questions and the Zoom info.

 

 

Carl Tennenbaum, Sheriff Candidate, April 25

Everyone is welcome to attend the Sonoma Valley Democrats Virtual Meeting on Monday, April 25, at 6:30pm. The main speaker will be Carl Tennenbaum, the candidate for Sonoma County Sheriff who has been endorsed by the Sonoma County Democratic Party. There will be time for Q&A. Please email contact@svdems.org for the Zoom info.

 

 

March 28 – SV Dems host Carla Rodriguez, Candidate for Sonoma County District Attorney

  Bring your questions for Carla Rodriguez,who is running for Sonoma County District Attorney, to the Sonoma Valley Democrats virtual General Meeting MONDAY, March 28th, at 6:30pm. Ms. Rodriguez will be on our June 7th ballot and she has recently been endorsed by the Sonoma County Democratic Party.  We will also hear information about SB 1016 (Portantino) – Special Education Eligibility: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, which would allow for adequate accommodations and supports for students with this disorder. Email contact@svdems.org for Zoom link.

 

 

Virtual General Meeting Monday, February 28, 6:30pm

Everyone is invited to the Sonoma Valley Democrats next virtual General Meeting Feb. 28 at 6:30pm. The featured speaker will be one of the candidates who will be on our June 7th ballot: Brad Coscarelli, candidate for County Superintendent of Schools. There will be ample time to hear from him and ask questions. There will also be an introductory presentation from Sandra Lowe and Martin Bennett about the higher wages movement and the California ballot initiative.

 

 

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-wideto 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/