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A full list of all of our organizational meetings is also available.

Unless otherwise noted, you do not need to be a member of the Democrats of Rossmoor Club to attend our functions.


July 17, 24, and 31, Wednesdays — Letter Writing and Texting, too

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Oak Room at Gateway

For writing letters…. The Democrats of Rossmoor will continue to partner with Swing Left in 2019 and 2020. The Swing Left “Super State Strategy for 2020” is to win all the Houses—the White House, the Senate, the House, and State Houses—by registering new voters to vote in the presidential election. The Swing Left tactic uses volunteer power from all over the country to send lots of personal letters to potential new voters in 11 super states. You can make an impact.  

Interested? Sign up here for one or more Wednesday letter-writing sessions or drop in on any Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. It only takes one hour. We do ask for donations for postage. If writing is not your thing, donations for postage will gladly be accepted.

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For texting … any day from home and on Wednesdays 4–6 p.m., Democrats of Rossmoor help Democrats across the U.S. to vote, volunteer, and/or contact Congress on key issues. To get started, contact Susan for training (one-on-one, any day of the week). You’ll need a laptop (preferred) or iPad/tablet or smartphone. We use a website (not your phone’s texting app), selecting (not typing) pre-written texts to send and to respond.


July 23, Tuesday — Special Event
Democratic Party Presidential Primary Candidate
Washington Governor Jay Inslee

3:30–5:00 p.m. at the Event Center

Our first presidential candidate will be Washington governor Jay Inslee. Inslee has long been a champion of climate change action and is making the issue the centerpiece of his presidential run. In early May, Inslee revealed his $9 trillion collection of climate-change policies ranging from the closure of all coal-fired power plants within 10 years; requirement that all electricity be "carbon neutral" by 2030; mandates for all new car and light trucks to be "emissions-free by 2030"; and a "Zero-Carbon Building Standard" to be implemented by 2030.

Inslee served in the Washington State House of Representatives 1989–1993. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives 1993–1995 and 1999–2012. He served as regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. And he has been governor of Washington state since 2012.


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July 25, Thursday — General Meeting: Speaker Felicia Marcus

6 p.m. Town Square/7 p.m. speaker at the Event Center

Felicia Marcus is the previous chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. Under Marcus’s guidance, the Board helped navigate California out of one of the worst droughts in our history, championed solutions to help fulfill the human right to safe water, developed laws and regulations to bring our groundwater basins into balance, and began to bring our water data systems into the 21st century.

Previously, Marcus served in positions in government, the nonprofit world, and the private sector. In government, she served as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Region IX in the Clinton Administration, where she was known for her work in bringing unlikely allies together for environmental progress on a wide range of issues. Prior to that, she headed Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works at a time when the city went from garnering lawsuits to garnering national awards for environmental excellence. In the nonprofit world, Marcus was the western director for the Natural Resources Defense Council and was the Executive VP/COO of the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit devoted to conserving land for people. She also was a private and nonprofit sector attorney in Los Angeles and has served on many nonprofit boards and advisory councils.


July 30, Wednesday, and July 31, Thursday,
— The Democratic Party Presidential Primary Debates

5:00 p.m. social; 6:00–8:30 p.m. debates at the Event Center

There have been debates before, but never debates with this many participants. Please bring finger food to share on Wednesday. Refreshments will be available on Thursday. Wine will be available both nights for $5; soft drinks for $1.


August 5, Monday — Book Club: Siege: Trump Under Fire

3:00–4:30 p.m. in Gateway Multipurpose Room 2

From the publisher: “With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. A stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump’s second year as president is getting underway and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report, Siege reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic, and exposed.”


August 7, 14, 21, and 28 Wednesdays — Letter Writing and Texting, too

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Oak Room at Gateway

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For writing letters…. The Democrats of Rossmoor will continue to partner with Swing Left in 2019 and 2020. The Swing Left “Super State Strategy for 2020” is to win all the Houses—the White House, the Senate, the House, and State Houses—by registering new voters to vote in the presidential election. The Swing Left tactic uses volunteer power from all over the country to send lots of personal letters to potential new voters in 11 super states. You can make an impact.  

Interested? Sign up here for one or more Wednesday letter-writing sessions or drop in on any Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. It only takes one hour. We do ask for donations for postage. If writing is not your thing, donations for postage will gladly be accepted.

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For texting … any day from home and on Wednesdays 4–6 p.m., Democrats of Rossmoor help Democrats across the U.S. to vote, volunteer, and/or contact Congress on key issues. To get started, contact Susan for training (one-on-one, any day of the week). You’ll need a laptop (preferred) or iPad/tablet or smartphone. We use a website (not your phone’s texting app), selecting (not typing) pre-written texts to send and to respond.


August 8, Thursday — Hot August Night Political Trivia Championship

7 p.m. at the Lafayette Library Community Room

Instead of our August Thank God We’re Democrats (TGWD) meeting, we will be joining the Lamorinda Democratic Club for their third annual “Hot August Night Political Trivia Championship”.

Participants usually associate with a team, so bring your friends or join a team at the event. No trivia experience is required. Frozen margaritas, tasty grub, goofy prizes, lively banter, and a fancy perpetual trophy will all be featured. To reserve your spot, or a whole table for 5 or 6, please email EVENTS@LDclub.org. Suggested donations of $20 per guest, or $100 per team of five or six, will be collected at the door.


August 12, Monday — Film: Hell or High Water

1 and 7 p.m. at Peacock Hall

Nominated for four Oscars, Hell or High Water features divorced father and his ex-con older brother who resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. Hell or High Water offers a solidly crafted, well-acted Western heist thriller that eschews mindless gunplay in favor of confident pacing and full-bodied characters.