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Check Democratic Clubs' Events and Political Events for other activities. 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.


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September 26, Wednesday —
Recruit Get Out the Vote volunteers in key CA Districts (4, 10, 21, 22)

4–7 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)
Refreshments will be available.

Join us to call Democrat volunteers to schedule them for various election work tasks and dates for four California Congressional Districts: CA 4 (currently McClintock); CA 10 (currently Denham); CA 21 (currently Valadao); and CA 22 (currently Nunes).  You’ll need to bring a smartphone AND laptop/iPad/tablet with charger. We’ll train you.  We are not calling voters until several days before the election for Get Out the Vote.  To participate, please contact Emily Blanck at emilyblanck@comcast.net or Diana Doughtie at ddoughtie16@gmail.com.


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Any day from home and/or September 26, Wednesday —
Text Get Out the Vote volunteers across the U.S.

From home any day and/or 4–6 p.m. Wednesdays in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)

On any day from home and on Wednesdays 4-6 pm., we text Democrats across the U.S. to vote, volunteer, and/or contact Congress on key issues. To get started with training (1-1 any day of the week) and for additional information, contact Susan at stlewis@amihome.com.  You’ll need a smartphone OR laptop/iPad/tablet with charger. We use a website (not your phone’s texting app or your phone number), selecting (not typing) pre-written texts to send initial texts and to respond.


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Any day from home and/or September 26, Wednesday —
Phone Bank for Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s campaign for Assembly District 16

Rossmoorians calling Rossmorians to vote for Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, the Democrats of ROssmoor’s endorsed candidate. Many Democratic residents in Rossmoor don’t know who Rebecca is. This means they might vote for her well-publicized opponent in November. Our calls have been welcomed and appreciated. You just need a phone—we’re using good old paper lists and pre-written scripts.  Of course there are fact sheets, and we typically have a member of the campaign with us for questions.  RSVP to Victor Jackson at (623) 341-7104 or victor@rebeccaforassembly.com or just show up!


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September 27, Thursday — General Meeting

6 p.m. social and town square / 7 p.m. speaker at the Event Center
Speakers: Carla Marinucci and Joe Garofoli
Topic: "Two Italians Talk Politics"

Popular local political journalists Joe Garofoli and  Carla Marinucci are returning to DoR to bring members up to speed on what’s what in local, state, and national politics. Garofoli is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer. After reporting on politics for many years at the Chronicle, Marinucci is now Politico’s senior political reporter. Both have been enthusiastically welcomed by DoR at past meetings and their presentations are articulate, lively, and thought-provoking.


October 1, Monday — Book Club

3 p.m. in Gateway Multipurpose Room 3 (and note room change)

The October book will be the Michael McFaul's From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia. From the publisher: "From the Stanford Kremlinologist who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, and has since been sanctioned by Vladimir Putin, comes a revelatory account of U.S.–Russia relations from 1989 to the present, told through his experience working for President Barack Obama and witnessing the tightening of Putin’s grip firsthand."

Michael McFaul will be the speaker at the reservations-only October 11 dinner, cosponsored by the Stanford Club. See below.


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October 2, 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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October 3, Wednesday — Special Event
Vote with the League of Women Voters

4 p.m. in the Gateway Fireside Room

This election, voters face long ballots and are being asked to weigh in on a wide variety of critical issues. Whether you vote early, by mail, or on Election Day, the League of Women Voters make your decisions easier. A representative of the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley will present the LWV of California's recommendations on seven statewide ballot measures. This is always a popular event, so please join us. Proposed Bylaws changes are available and will be voted on at the meeting.


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October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, Wednesdays —
Recruit Get Out the Vote volunteers in key CA Districts (4, 10, 21, 22)

4–7 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)
Refreshments will be available.

Join us to call Democrat volunteers to schedule them for various election work tasks and dates for four California Congressional Districts: CA 4 (currently McClintock); CA 10 (currently Denham); CA 21 (currently Valadao); and CA 22 (currently Nunes).  You’ll need to bring a smartphone AND laptop/iPad/tablet with charger. We’ll train you.  We are not calling voters until several days before the election for Get Out the Vote.  To participate, please contact Emily Blanck at emilyblanck@comcast.net or Diana Doughtie at ddoughtie16@gmail.com.


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Any day from home and/or October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, Wednesdays —
Text Get Out the Vote volunteers across the U.S.

From home any day and/or 4–6 p.m. Wednesdays in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)

On any day from home and on Wednesdays 4-6 pm., we text Democrats across the U.S. to vote, volunteer, and/or contact Congress on key issues. To get started with training (1-1 any day of the week) and for additional information, contact Susan at stlewis@amihome.com.  You’ll need a smartphone OR laptop/iPad/tablet with charger. We use a website (not your phone’s texting app or your phone number), selecting (not typing) pre-written texts to send initial texts and to respond.


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Any day from home and/or October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, Wednesdays —
Phone Bank for Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s campaign for Assembly District 16

Rossmoorians calling Rossmorians to vote for Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, the Democrats of ROssmoor’s endorsed candidate. Many Democratic residents in Rossmoor don’t know who Rebecca is. This means they might vote for her well-publicized opponent in November. Our calls have been welcomed and appreciated. You just need a phone—we’re using good old paper lists and pre-written scripts.  Of course there are fact sheets, and we typically have a member of the campaign with us for questions.  RSVP to Victor Jackson at (623) 341-7104 or victor@rebeccaforassembly.com or just show up!


October 8, Monday — Film

1 and 7 p.m. in Peacock Hall

The October film Get Me Roger Stone is a 2017 American documentary film exploring the life and career of notorious Republican dirty trickster and longtime Trump adviser, Roger Stone, the right-wing gadfly who helped shape the 2016 presidential election.


October 11, Thursday — Special Dinner Event — SOLD OUT

At the Event Center; 5:30 p.m. social; 6:30 p.m. dinner. Cost $40 per person.
Speaker: former Russian Ambassador Michael McFaul
SOLD OUT! Cost $40 for paid DoR members only. To RSVP, use the DOR-only reservation form.

DoR is teaming up again with the Stanford Club of Rossmoor to jointly sponsor a dinner featuring former Russian Ambassador Michael McFaul, who served in that position during the Obama administration. McFaul wrote From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia, which was released to critical acclaim this year. McFaul will give an historic context to U.S./Russian relations over past years and offer some much-needed clarity on the topic at a time when cable news talking heads dominate the 24-hour news cycle.

Tickets for the Democrats of Rossmoor portion of the dinner event are sold out, and any reservations from DoR members that are received after all tickets are sold will be put on a waiting list. Waiting list people will be notified by October 8.

The cut-off for payment for the $40 dinner, which will be catered by Scott’s, is October 2. DoR reservations are limited and are for paid DoR members only. For details and to RSVP, use the DOR-only reservation form.

October 17, Wednesday — General Meeting (note day of week change)

6 p.m. social and town square / 7 p.m. speaker at the Event Center
Speaker: David McCuan on election predictions

McCuan, an always-popular DOR speaker, is department chair of the political science department at Sonoma State University. He does research in two areas: state and local elections and the study of terrorism. McCuan teaches courses in both international and national politics, international security and terrorism, state and local politics, campaigns and elections, and political behavior. Refreshments will be served. McCuan is a popular commentator on radio and television and an entertaining speaker.


October 20 and 27, Saturdays, and October 21 and 28, Sundays
Call voters in key CA Districts (4, 10, 21, 22) to Get Out The Vote

9–9 p.m. at Creekside
Refreshments will be available.

Join us to call Democrat volunteers to schedule them for various election work tasks and dates for four California Congressional Districts: CA 4 (currently McClintock); CA 10 (currently Denham); CA 21 (currently Valadao); and CA 22 (currently Nunes).  You’ll need to bring a smartphone AND laptop/iPad/tablet with charger. We’ll train you.  We are not calling voters until several days before the election for Get Out the Vote.  Please sign up at www.committoflipblue.com/events; enter 94595 and 1 mile to search.


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Any day from home and/or
October 20 and 27, Saturdays, and October 21 and 28, Sundays —
Text voters across the U.S. to Get Out The Vote

From home any day and/or 9–9 p.m. at Creekside
Refreshments will be available.

On any day from home and on the above dates, we text Democrats across the U.S. to vote, volunteer, and/or contact Congress on key issues.  To get started with training (1-1 any day of the week) and for additional information, contact Susan at stlewis@amihome.com.  You’ll need a laptop or iPad/tablet or smartphone. We use a website (not the phone’s texting app or number), selecting (not typing) pre-written texts to send initial texts and to respond.


October 23, Tuesday — Film Special Event

Godfather I at 2 p.m. and Godfather II at 6:15 p.m. in Peacock Hall

Godfather I will followed by a dinner break from 5–6 p.m., followed by Godfather II at 6:15 p.m. We decided to show these two classic films because Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer/fixer, fashions himself after Tom Hagen, the Godfather's consigliere. Robert Duvall played Hagen in the films. This is the the third annual Democratic Club special film event. Closed captions are provided.


November 3–6, the final 4 days to the election: Saturday–Tuesday
Call voters in key CA Districts (4, 10, 21, 22) to Get Out The Vote

November 3, Saturday, through November 5, Monday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
November 6, Tuesday, noon–8 p.m.
at Creekside. Refreshments will be available.

Join us to call Democrat voters in four California Congressional Districts: CA 4 (currently McClintock); CA 10 (currently Denham); CA 21 (currently Valadao) and CA 22 (currently Nunes). You’ll need to bring a smartphone AND laptop/iPad/tablet with charger. We’ll train you.  We are not calling voters until several days before the election for Get Out the Vote. Please sign up at www.committoflipblue.com/events; enter 94595 and 1 mile to search.


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Any day from home and/or
November 3–6, the final 4 days to the election: Saturday–Tuesday
Call voters in key CA Districts (4, 10, 21, 22) to Get Out The Vote

November 3, Saturday, through November 5, Monday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
November 6, Tuesday, noon–8 p.m.
at Creekside. Refreshments will be available.

On any day from home and on the above dates, we text Democrats across the U.S. to vote, volunteer, and/or contact Congress on key issues.  To get started with training (1-1 any day of the week) and for additional information, contact Susan at stlewis@amihome.com.  You’ll need a laptop or iPad/tablet or smartphone. We use a website (not the phone’s texting app or number), selecting (not typing) pre-written texts to send initial texts and to respond.


November 5, Monday — Book Club

3 p.m. in Gateway Multipurpose Room 3 (note room change)

The November book will be Fear: Trump in the White House by Carl Woodward. From the publisher: “With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.”


Tuesday, November 6 — General Election Day

Visit VOTE for more information.


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November 6, Tuesday — DoR Election Watch Party

6–9 p.m. at the Event Center