January 2, Tuesday — Write2Blue
2–4 p.m. in the Creekside Mulligan Room
Write2Blue writes short notes to lawmakers about current critical issues, such as health care and tax reform, and matters that impact the 2018 elections. Talking points will be provided along with lists of recipients and their addresses. Please bring any note cards, nice stationery, post cards, or stamps you can spare to add to our Write2Blue supply basket. RSVP to Tricia Spiegel at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 925-954-7377, or just show up!
Thanks to the eleven members who showed up today to write post cards to every Republican senator. We asked the senators to have the COURAGE to put the American people and our health care needs ahead of partisan political agendas. The post cards are already in the mail and off to Washington, DC. We also added more thank you notes to our own Governor Brown for his work on behalf of the curbing climate change. If you would like to join us, please call Tricia at 925-954-7377. We meet every Wednesday from 4–6 p.m. in the Oak Room (card room) at Gateway. You can choose from the activities that interest you most. Hoping to grow the team!
June 5, Monday — Book Club
3 p.m. in the Gateway Multipurpose Room 2
The June book will be A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes, a New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor. Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation—aNation in which we venerate the law and a Colony where aggressive policing resembles occupation. He explains how a country founded on justice now looks something like a police state and also, with empathy, he also tries to describe the challenges of policing communities haunted by the omnipresent threat of gun violence.
February 8, Wednesday, 7 p.m. — Diablo Valley Democratic Club
Topic: Ending Hunger in Contra Costa County
Speaker: Larry Sly, executive director of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Elaine Clark, executive director of Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services
Location: Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek
Please park on Deerpark Drive, just past the Library
July 27, Thursday — San Ramon Valley Democrats
Topic: A Vision for California!
Speakers: Delaine Eastin, candidate for Governor and former California Superintendent of Public Instruction
Time: 6:30 p.m. Networking / 7:00 p.m. Program
Location: Veteran’s Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Avenue, Danville, Danville
RSVP: email email@example.com
May 11, Thursday, 7–9 p.m. — Lamorinda Democratic Club
Topic: Panel on the Future of Housing in the Bay Area
Speakers: Professor David Ackerly, UC Berkeley, Co-Director of the Terrestrial Biodiversity and Climate Change Collaborative
Lynda B. Deschambault, Co-Founder CCC Climate Change Leaders
Rand Wrobel, 350.org, Bay Area
Location: Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Suggested donation: $5 donation; no charge for students
November 20, Thursday — General Meeting
2 p.m. social / 3 p.m. program at the Event Center
Speaker: Professor Joshua Rauh from Stanford University
Topic: "Crises in Pensions”
Professor Joshua Rauh is a Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Senior Fellow (by courtesy) at the Hoover Institution, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He formerly taught at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (2004–2009) and the Kellogg School of Management (2009–2012). Professor Rauh studies corporate investment and financial structure, private equity and venture capital, and the financial structure of pension funds and their sponsors.
August 10, Wednesday — Thank God We're Democrats (TGWD)
4:30 p.m. in the Fairway Room at Creekside
The TGWD August speaker will be Marian Shostrom from Health Care—California. Craig Cheslog, California Democratic Party, Region 2 Director, will speak on matters politic in the state. Socialization and drinks ($5 cash per drink) will begin at 4:30 p.m. At 4:50 p.m., dinner may be ordered individually from a limited selection of the Creekside Grill Early Bird menu for $20 cash. If you prefer to attend just for the camaraderie, you are welcome to do so. You must RSVP by Monday, August 7; please include your name(s), the date, and whether you will be ordering dinner.
September 29–October 18: Voter Information Guide/Sample Ballots mailed to Voters
October 10: Vote-by-Mail ballots will be mailed.
October 24: last day to register to vote online at www.RegisterToVote.CA.gov or have your registration postmarked
November 1: last day to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot. You may do so online.
Complete the Voter Registration Volunteer Form to help register voters.
November 8: polls are open 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Vote-by-Mail ballots must be postmarked on or before November 8.
If you don't know if you are registered to vote,
you can check your voter registration status online.
Gateway Fireside Room is the Polling Place for all Rossmoor Voters
Each Rossmoor voter has a precinct number which is preceded by the city code WLCRxxx. Your precinct number is on the back page of your Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet, in the middle on the left side. Bring your precinct number or the pamphlet with you so that you can go directly to your precinct table at the Gateway Fireside Room when you arrive. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are in line at the polling place before 8 p.m., you will be able to vote.
Complete and send your ballot as early as possible. Every vote counts in the final results. But if you want your vote to figure in the early returns and election night results, mail early.
In mailing your ballot, be sure to:
• Remove the stubs on the ballot cards (or pay extra postage).
• Sign and date the back of the envelope.
• Put $0.68 postage on the envelope and mail to be postmarked on or before November 8.
You can deliver your Vote-by-Mail ballot to the Fireside Room (or any polling place in the County) on November 8.
If you do, be sure to sign and date the back of the envelope and seal it.
If you are registered to Vote-by-Mail, your name will not appear on the precinct roster at the polling place. However, if you go to the polling place to vote and don’t have your Vote-by-Mail ballot to surrender, you have the right to cast a provisional ballot.
The Democrats of Rossmoor Club was established in 1966. Chartered by the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee, we are the largest Democratic club in Northern California. With almost 450 members, we are also the largest sanctioned club in the active senior community of Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, California.
We are an activist, non-PAC organization committed to:
- Providing educational forums for our members that include speakers, workshops, live satellite feeds, and other activities.
- Supporting local, state, and national Democratic candidates through phone banks, get-out-the-vote efforts, and speaker events.
- Supporting programs that further Democratic principles, including projects to support public education, voter registration, and political activism.
- Offering numerous forums throughout the year for members to study issues, share ideas, and gather together for fun and fellowship, both within Rossmoor and with other Democratic clubs in central Contra Costa County.
Our club thrives because members discover personal and social satisfaction working with other capable Democrats to support causes and candidates. We also derive satisfaction from working actively to get our country back on the road to peace, prosperity, affordable heath care, and protection of the environment.