February 5, Monday — Book Club
3 p.m. in the Gateway Multipurpose Room 2
The February book will be Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House by Donna Brazile. Packed with never-before-reported revelations about what went down in 2016, Hacks is equal parts campaign thriller, memoir, and roadmap for the future. With Democrats now in the wilderness after this historic defeat, Hacks argues that staying silent about what went wrong helps no one. Only by laying bare the missteps, miscalculations, and crimes of 2016, Brazile contends, will Americans be able to salvage their democracy.
February 6, Tuesday — Write2Blue
2–4 p.m. in the Creekside Mulligan Room
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 email@example.com or just show up!
After this meeting, we will be meeting in Gateway Multipurpose Room 3 from 2-4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month.
February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
February 8, Thursday — Thank God We're Democrats (TGWD)
4:30 p.m. social in the Creekside Club Room
The speaker will be be Iman Novin, of Novin Development. He is on the Walnut Creek Planning Commission, part of the Chamber of Commerce initiative to bring a Future Forum to our area, leader of the Trinity Center project, and an expert in affordable housing and factors that affect building (e.g., environment, economy).
Please bring finger food to share. Wine will be available for $5 per glass. If you have a topic you would like to discuss at a TGWD meeting, contact us.
February 12, Monday — Film
1 and 7 p.m. in Peacock Hall
The January film will be PBS's John Lewis — Get in the Way, which follows the journey of civil rights hero, congressman, and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now 76 years old, he is considered the conscience of Congress.
February 14, Wednesday — Valentine's Day
February 19, Monday — Presidents' Day
February 22, Thursday — General Meeting
5 p.m. social / 5:45 p.m. dinner / 7 p.m. speaker at the Event Center
Speaker: Joan C. Williams
Topic: The White Working Class—Overcoming Class Cluelessness
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Professor Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law, will speak about her book, White Working Class: Overcoming Class.