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Check Democratic Clubs' Events and Political Events for other activities. A full list of all 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.

Please note: all major Democratic Party candidates for the offices (for which we invited candidates) were invited. The available dates were assigned first-come-first-served, based on the candidates' schedules and Rossmoor room availability. Not all invited candidates have responded.


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April 25, Wednesday — Phone/Text Bank to Flip Red to Blue

4–6 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)
Refreshments will be available.

Phone or text Democrats across the U.S., urging them to vote in special elections or phone their members of Congress regarding votes on various issues (taxes, healthcare, etc.). Instructions will be provided, including both paper and online call list options. You need to bring a charger and a charged cell phone or (for virtual calling) either an iPad, tablet, or laptop. RSVP to Susan Lewis at slewis4ofa@gmail.com or call her at (510) 708-2851. You may RSVP at the last moment. Please include your name, phone number, email address, and the date(s) you wish to make calls.


April 26, Thursday — General Meeting

6 p.m. social and town square / 7 p.m. speaker at the Event Center
Speaker: Kevin de León, President pro Tempore of the California State Senate and candidate for U.S. Senate

After years as an educator teaching U.S. citizenship courses, Kevin de León became a community organizer. Following years as an advocate for teachers and public schools with the National Education Association and California Teachers Association, de León ran for a seat in the California state legislature and won. He served four years as an assemblyman for the 45th district. Kevin de León has served in the California State Senate since 2010 and was the State Senate President pro tempore from October 2014–March 2018. Throughout his legislative career, de León has focused much of his efforts on bills affecting the environment, the working poor, immigration, and public safety. De León is currently running for U.S. Senate to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.


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May 1, Tuesday — Write2Blue

2–4 p.m. in the Gateway Multipurpose Room 3

We create post cards and short notes to send to political leaders and voters about issues that are important to Democrats. Activity sheets and supplies are provided, although we greatly appreciate any donations of post and note cards and stamps. Please bring a favorite pen and return address stickers if you have them. Chocolate is served! For questions call Tricia Spiegel at 925-954-7377. RSVP to Tricia Spiegel at pkspiegel@comcast.net or just show up!


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May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, Wednesdays —
Get Out the Vote Phone Bank to Flip the 10th to Blue

4–6:30 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)
Refreshments will be available.

The GO Team, Tracy Democrats, Swing Left, and many other hard working groups are making a push to Flip the 10th Blue by turning out Democratic voters for the Primary. There is a real danger that no Democrat wins Congressional District 10 if votes are split among several Democrats. We need your good efforts NOW and until June 5th. The calls will be to targeted Democratic households, so please bring your mobile phone and a laptop or tablet. This is your chance to make a difference!.

Please RSVP to Diana at ddoughtie16@gmail.com or 510-541-9807. You may RSVP at the last moment. Please include your name, phone number, email address, and the date(s) you wish to make calls.


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May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, Wednesdays — Phone/Text Bank to Flip Red to Blue

4–6 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)
Refreshments will be available.

Phone or text Democrats across the U.S., urging them to vote in special elections or phone their members of Congress regarding votes on various issues (taxes, healthcare, etc.). Instructions will be provided, including both paper and online call list options. You need to bring a charger and a charged cell phone or (for virtual calling) either an iPad, tablet, or laptop. RSVP to Susan Lewis at slewis4ofa@gmail.com or call her at (510) 708-2851. You may RSVP at the last moment. Please include your name, phone number, email address, and the date(s) you wish to make calls.


May 7, Monday — Book Club

3 p.m. in the Gateway Multipurpose Room 2

The May book will be The Common Good by Robert B. Reich. Reich makes the case for a generous, inclusive understanding of the American project, centering on the moral obligations of citizenship. Rooting his argument in everyday reality and common sense, Reich demonstrates the existence of a common good, and argues that it is this that defines a society or a nation. Societies and nations undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce and build the common good, as well as vicious cycles that undermine it. Over the course of the past five decades, Reich contends, America has been in a slowly accelerating vicious cycle—one that can and must be reversed. But first we need to weigh what really matters, and how we as a country should relate to honor, shame, patriotism, truth, and the meaning of leadership. Powerful, urgent, and utterly vital, this is a heartfelt missive from one of our foremost political thinkers: a fundamental statement about the purpose of society and a cri de coeur to save America’s soul.


May 7, Monday — Jennifer Newsom on behalf of Gavin Newsom, candidate for Governor

6:30 p.m. in the Gateway Fireside Room

Gavin Christopher Newsom is serving his second term as Lieutenant Governor of California and a former Mayor of San Francisco. He is a national progressive figure and was a prominent early advocate for marriage equality and an influential voice in favor of the legalization of cannabis in California. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, Newsom attended Redwood High School and graduated from Santa Clara University. After graduation, he founded the PlumpJack wine store with family friend Gordon Getty as an investor. The PlumpJack Group now manages 23 businesses, including wineries, restaurants, and hotels. Newsom began his political career in 1996 when San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown appointed him to serve on the city's Parking and Traffic Commission and as a member of the Board of Supervisors the following year. In 2003, Newsom was elected as the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, the city's youngest in a hundred years. Newsom was re-elected in 2007 with 72 percent of the vote. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.

Jennifer Lynn Newsom is an American documentary filmmaker and actress. She is the director, writer, and producer of the film Miss Representation, which examines how the media have contributed to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power. Her second film, which she wrote, produced, and directed, was The Mask You Live In, a criticism of American society’s definition of masculinity. Jennifer and Gavin Newsom married in 2006 and have four children.


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May 10, Thursday — TGWD: Lynn Mackey, candidate for Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools

4:30 p.m. in the Creekside Club Room

Lynn Mackey is a Contra Costa native, a career educator, the current Deputy Superintendent for the Contra Costa County Office of Education, and the Contra Costa County Democratic Party endorsed candidate for county Superintendent of Schools. She has 21 years as an educator, teaching and developing programs for some of the most vulnerable students in our county. She pledges to "work to ensure that these and all students in our county have access to the best education possible by investing in our classrooms and providing effective training for our teachers... and will also work hard to provide robust career technical education programs to ensure that all our students are prepared for college and career."

Please bring finger foods to share. $5 wine and $1 soda will be available.


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May 13, Sunday — Mother's Day


May 14, Monday — Film

1 p.m. only in Peacock Hall

The May film will be Seven Days in May, a 1964 American political thriller about a military-political cabal's planned takeover of the United States government in reaction to the president's negotiation of a disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union. Directed by John Frankenheimer, it stars Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, and Ava Gardner. There will not be a 7 p.m. show.


May 14, Monday — Jeff Bleich, candidate for CA Lt. Governor

6:30 p.m. in the Gateway Fireside Room

Jeff Bleich is a former top aide to President Obama, having served in his administration as special counsel to the President, U.S. Ambassador to Australia, and senior advisor. He has led the board of California's state universities, as well as leading the California State Bar. For three decades, he has been devoted to meeting the needs of every Californian—especially those in the neglected middle-class—as a lawyer, teacher, and community leader. He went to grad school at Harvard University graduating at the top of his class and then came to California, where he received his law degree from UC Berkeley with the highest honors.


May 21, Monday — close of voter registration


May 24, Thursday — Dinner/General Meeting

5:45 p.m. social and town square / 6 p.m. dinner/ 7 p.m. speaker at the Event Center
Speaker: Carla Maninucci
Cost: $35 members / $37 non-members / speaker only at 7 p.m. is free
RSVP before May 21: with online form

Carla Marinucci, Politico’s California Playbook reporter, has been consistently named one of California’s leading political writers and top political bloggers. Prior to joining Politico, Marinucci was senior political writer for the Hearst flagship San Francisco Chronicle and before that for the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner. She has covered presidential elections since 1996 and six California gubernatorial elections, including the historic recall that resulted in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s election, as well as the administrations of four California governors. In 2013 the Society of Professional Journalists honored Marinucci with a lifetime achievement award for her coverage of California politics.


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May 28, Monday — Memorial Day


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June 5, Tuesday — Statewide Primary Election Day

7 a.m.–8 p.m