News and Meetings

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.

 

Sonoma Valley Democrats General Meeting Monday, March 22 

Everyone is invited to the Sonoma Valley Democrats Virtual General Meeting via Zoom this Monday, March 22, at 6:30pm.  Dr. Mary McDevitt will discuss Assembly Bill 1400: the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act. and what WE can do locally to support it.
  The COVID Pandemic has underscored the systemic inequities and failings of our health insurance system. About 23 million Americans between the ages of 19 and 64 are uninsured, and another 64 million are underinsured. Now, because employers typically provide health insurance in the U.S., the numbers of uninsured and underinsured have increased along with COVID-caused spikes in unemployment. In California, we have the opportunity to lead the way for the rest of the US with AB 1400!
  Also, we have been getting many questions at our meetings about plans for Sonoma County schools. On Monday, Gina Cuclis, President & Area One Trustee Sonoma County Board of Education, will discuss what is happening with our schools during COVID and take questions.
  For more info/Zoom links, please email contact@svdems.org

 

Supervisor Susan Gorin at SV Dems Virtual Meeting Feb. 2

Everyone is invited to the Sonoma Valley Democrats Virtual General Meeting via Zoom on Monday, Feb. 22, at 6:30pm. The special speaker will be Supervisor Susan Gorin and there will be time for Q&A. There will also be officer elections. For the ZOOM link/more info, email contact@svdems.org.

 

SONOMA ACTION FOR SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE

The COVID-19 crisis is exposing the systemic frailties in our healthcare system, and on Saturday, February 6, at 1:00pm, a local group headed by longtime Sonoma resident Dr. Mary McDevitt will hold a Sonoma Valley Car Caravan calling for Single- Payer Healthcare. The event, backed by the California Nurses Association (CNA), is part of a statewide effort: the California Guaranteed Health Care for All (CalCare) Campaign’s Kickoff Day of Action.

The Caravan will start at Flowery Elementary School in the Springs and end at Sonoma City Hall, The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476. Supporters wearing masks and practicing social distancing will be stationed at “noisemaker” sites along the route. At City Hall, Council Member Jack Ding will present a City Council Resolution In Support of a Single-Payer Healthcare System for the State of California to Sonoma Mayor Logan Harvey. Everyone is invited to join us in front of  City Hall wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

The Sonoma Valley Democrats are one of the participants in this event, for more info or to volunteer, please email  contact@svdems.org

 

The Sonoma Valley Democrats will hold their monthly Virtual General Meeting via Zoom on Monday, January 25, at 6 PM. Congressman Mike Thompsonwill give an update from DC and take a few questions at 6:30 PM.  Also Dr. Mary McDevitt will present plans for the Sonoma Valley Car Caravan for Single Payer Healthcare on Saturday, Feb 6, 1 to 3 PM. For the ZOOM link/more info, email contact@svdems.org.

Everyone is invited to the Sonoma Valley Democrats virtual November General Meeting on Monday, Nov. 23, at 6:30pm. Topics will include the latest  “Update on the Covid-19 Vaccines” by Dr. Mary McDevitt, and a discussion of UNITE HERE’s role in key swing states, by Martin Bennett, Research and Policy Associate for UNITE HERE Local 2850, representing hospitality workers in the East and North Bays. Their very effective organizing helped to deliver Nevada and Arizona in the recent elections. For the Zoom link/more info email contact@svdems.org.

Sonoma Valley Democrats Host Virtual Election Watch Party

Fellow Democrats and allies are invited to the Sonoma Valley Democrats Virtual Election Watch Party via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 8pm to 10pm. After all the work, now is the time to join together to watch the results. Local elected officials have been invited to speak. For the ZOOM link/more info, email contact@svdems.org.

Sonoma Valley Democrats next virtual General Meeting on will be on Monday, Oct. 26, 6:30pm via Zoom. Speakers will include our Sonoma County Democratic Party Chair, Pat Sabo, discussing vulnerable US Senate Seats (Flip the Senate), vulnerable Ca. US Congressional House seats, and vulnerable State Assembly Seats and why this is important. For the Zoom links or more info, email contact@svdems.org

 

We are all receiving our mail-in ballots and the secure ballot drop-box for our area is at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 W. Napa St. It is open now and will be remain open through 8pm on Election Day. In-person voting locations will be open from 9am to 5pm Sat, Oct 31st, Sun, Nov 1st and Mon, Nov 2nd, and from 7am to 8pm on Election Day, Tues, Nov 3rd. In Sonoma Valley, our In-Person Voting Locations include the Moose Lodge, 20580 Broadway, the Finnish American Home Assoc. (FAHA), 197 W. Verano Ave, and the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St W. For more information or any questions about your ballots, please call the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters at (707) 565-6800 or go to:

https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/

 

Everyone is invited to the Sonoma Valley Democrats Virtual General Meeting via Zoom on Monday, Sept. 28, at 6:30pm. Topics will include “What You need to know about Covid -19 Clinical Trials,” CA Ballot Measures 15 and 16, and local ballot measures and candidates. For the ZOOM link/more info, email contact@svdems.org.

The Sonoma Valley Democrats General Meetings take place on the 4th Monday of  each month, 6:30-8pm.
We are currently meeting virtually via Zoom. For the Zoom links, please email contact@svdems.org.

Volunteers from the Sonoma Valley Democrats are partnering with both local independent groups and the Sonoma County Demopcratic Party to write postcards from home to voters in key races up and down the ticket in both California and across the country.

To volunteer or for more information, please email contact@svdems.org.

Monday, August 24 at 6:30pm

Bring your questions for

Assemblymember
Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

to the

Sonoma Valley Democrats
Virtual General Meeting
via the Zoom Video App
For the ZOOM link/more info, email contact@svdems.org

Assemblymember Info

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry Website
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilia_Aguiar-Curry

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