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2nd Tuesday of each month
6:30-9 p.m.
CTA Offices
2490 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA
Officers

Chair
Stephen Gale

First Vice Chair
Dorothy Battenfeld

Second Vice Chair
Margaret Fishman

Recording Secretary
Cherie Maria

Corresponding Secretary
Maria Peluso

Treasurer
Don Frank
 

Standing Committee Chairs

Candidate Search and
Development Committee

Blake Hooper
 
Communications Committee
Laura Declercq

Finance Committee
Darin Bartow

Fundraising Committee
Helen O'Donnell
 
Office Committee
Open
 
Outreach, Advocacy and
Legislation Committee

Dale Axelrod
 
Political Organizing
Committee

Val Hinshaw

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Stephen Gale
Laura Declercq
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Welcome to the Sonoma County Democratic Party!

The Sonoma County Democratic Party (Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee/ SCDP)
is the official governing body of the Democratic Party in Sonoma County.

The SCDP works in cooperation with the California Democratic Party (CDP) and the 
Democratic National Committee (DNC)
 
Public meetings of the Sonoma County Democratic Party are open to all registered Democrats.

Sonoma County Democratic Party Announces Endorsements in County and Statewide Races for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election


The Sonoma County Democratic Party (SCDP), at the March 11, 2014 meeting of its Central Committee, announced endorsements for candidates running for county and statewide office in the June 3 primary election. Remaining endorsements in the June race, including those for state and local ballot measures, will be made at future meetings of the SCDP. 
 
Sonoma County
Board of Supervisors, District 4 – Deb Fudge
District Attorney - Jill Ravitch
Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector – Gary Wysocky (endorsed in December 2013)

State Assembly
AD2 – Jim Wood
AD4 – Dan Wolk
AD10 – No recommendation – Three candidates, Marc Levine (Incumbent), Erin Carlstrom, and Diana Conti sought the party endorsement. The vote was split and no candidate achieved the required majority.

State Senate
SD2 – Mike McGuire

U.S. Congress
CD2 – Jared Huffman (Incumbent)
CD5 – Mike Thompson (Incumbent) 

Statewide Offices
Governor – Jerry Brown (Incumbent)
Lt. Governor – Gavin Newsom (Incumbent)
Attorney General – Kamala Harris (Incumbent)
Controller – No recommendation
Treasurer – John Chiang
Secretary of State – No recommendation
Insurance Commissioner – Dave Jones (Incumbent)
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Tom Torlakson (Incumbent)
Board of Equalization, District 2 – Fiona Ma
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Sonoma County Democratic Party Resolution Opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership


Sonoma County Democratic Party Resolution in Support of Working Families, Our Environment and Fair Trade   

WHEREAS, U.S. trade negotiators have crafted the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) according to the outdated architecture of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) using a secretive and deeply flawed negotiation process; and 

WHEREAS, agreements built according to NAFTA/WTO architecture have caused millions of U.S. jobs losses, substantially contributed to dismal growth in real wages, and allow foreign corporations to challenge domestic public interest laws in offshore courts; and 

WHEREAS, negotiations for the TPP have given multinational firms undue influence in crafting the agreement while virtually locking out organized labor, human rights advocates, environmental and public health groups, and dangerously ignoring the need for prudent financial regulation; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Sonoma County Democratic Party opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as currently constructed, because it will dramatically increase fracking across the U.S., fails to include adequate environmental and labor protections, dangerously grants new rights to foreign corporations and undermines prudent regulation of the financial industry; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Sonoma County Democratic Party opposes granting Trade Promotion Authority (a.k.a. Fast Track) for the TPP, and encourages the creation of a transparent and inclusive trade negotiation procedure.

Resolution adopted by the Sonoma County Democratic Party on February 11, 2014
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Sonoma County Democratic Party Resolution in Support of Public Banking


WHEREAS, public banking has been used by nations around the world for two centuries; promoting the public welfare, and enhancing the commons, by empowering governments to hold capital in favor of the common good, rather than toward the benefit of private interests; taking advantage of the “local multiplier effect” that has proven in multiple studies to double, and even triple, the amount of revenues spent locally by local independent business versus regional and national chains; and

WHEREAS, international events, such as the “bail-ins” of Cyprus, along with the housing and market crashes of the previous decade, have made the future financial stability of the world uncertain, and put the savings and earnings of the people, and public holdings, at risk; and   

WHEREAS, San Francisco Deputy Attorney Thomas J. Owen recently issued a legal opinion supporting San Francisco's authority to create a public bank as a charter city, stating: “A court would likely conclude that Section 23007 [and Article XVI, section 6 of the State Constitution] does not cover San Francisco because the City is a chartered city and county [. . . .] [A] court would likely then determine that neither those laws nor the general limitations on expending City funds for a municipal purpose bar the City from establishing a municipal bank,” and that Santa Rosa and Petaluma are charter cities within Sonoma County; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Sonoma County Democratic Party calls upon the city councils of Petaluma and Santa Rosa, as charter cities, to introduce resolutions in favor of the creation of municipal public banks in order to mobilize the assets of all the municipalities and special districts within Sonoma County into complimenting public banks, cooperating with the banks in the county, including those local, regional and national, enlarging the power and opportunities for the development of agriculture and local business in the whole county, while respecting the historical labor culture of Sonoma; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Sonoma County Democratic Party calls upon the California Democratic Party, to adopt similar language into its charter, circulate it amongst the county Democratic parties, and to call upon to the State Legislature to amend the state constitution so to empower the state and its non-charter cities, and counties, to create a system of public banking to promote the sovereignty of the state and the prosperity of the commonwealth.

Resolution adopted by the Sonoma County Democratic Party on January 14, 2014
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Resolution to Support Establishment of a Regional Funding Stream for San Francisco Bay Habitat Restoration, Flood Control, and Shoreline Public Access


WHEREAS, in the decades following the Gold Rush, a full third of the Bay was diked off or filled for development such that by 1961 residents of the Bay Area had access to less than six miles of shoreline, and the bay was choked with raw sewage and industrial pollution, and 
 
WHEREAS, through the tireless work of thousands across the Bay Area for the past 50 years, tens of thousands of acres of former Bay habitat has been restored, allowing millions of fish, birds, and other wildlife to thrive across the Bay region, yet we are still far from the 100,000 acres of tidal marsh habitat that scientists agree is required for a healthy Bay, and
 
WHEREAS, the San Francisco Bay Area’s economy and incredible quality of life are dependent upon the San Francisco Bay; that the Bay is a world-class treasure, and a thriving estuary supporting hundreds of species of fish and wildlife.
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Sonoma County Democratic Party hereby recognizes the unique and critical role of the San Francisco Bay to those living and working in the Bay Area, and that restoring wetland habitat across the Bay is of critical importance to us all, and   
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Sonoma County Democratic Party publicly supports the work of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority in placing a regional funding measure before Bay Area voters to create a new and much needed stream of local funds so that this critical restoration work can help reverse past impacts and keep San Francisco Bay clean, safe, and healthy for generations to come.     
 
Resolution adopted by the Sonoma County Democratic Party on January 14, 2014  
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Affordable Care Act Outreach Events - February 2014


 
The SCDP and Organizing for America Sonoma County (OFA) will host the following canvassing and tabling events to help inform the public about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Covered California. Please sign up HERE at the OFA website so organizers can coordinate events.
 
Tuesday, February 4, 4-6 p.m.
Oliver's Market - 546 E Cotati Ave, Cotati.
Tabling event to help promote the Affordable Care Act, with information regarding eligibility, sign ups, and health care resources in our community.
 
CANCELLED - Sunday, February 9, 1-4 p.m.
Neighborhood canvassing in Rohnert Park. Orientation, maps and flyers will be provided.
Meet Deb Dobish at 400 Santa Alicia Dr., in front of Creekview Place Apartments. Parking available across the street at Alicia Park. One lot is between the soccer practice court and the baseball diamond, and another is at the west end of the block by the Girl Scout hut.
 
Tuesday, February 11, 10 a.m.-Noon, Noon-2 p.m.
Santa Rosa Junior College - 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
Tabling event - OFA/SCDP volunteers will give out information on how and where to enroll in insurance plans offered through ACA. We will also provide a list of clinics available regardless of ability to pay. Tabling will be outside the Bertolini Student Center. 
 
Saturday, February 15, 11-2 p.m.
Neighborhood canvassing in Rohnert Park. Orientation, maps and flyers will be provided.
Meet Deb Dobish at 400 Santa Alicia Dr., in front of Creekview Place Apartments. Parking available across the street at Alicia Park. One lot is between the soccer practice court and the baseball diamond, and another is at the west end of the block by the Girl Scout hut.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 4-6 p.m.
Tabling at Oliver's Market - 546 E Cotati Ave, Cotati.
Tabling event to help promote the Affordable Care Act, with information regarding eligibility, sign ups, and health care resources in our community.
 
Sunday, February 23, 1-4 p.m.
Neighborhood canvassing in Rohnert Park. Orientation, maps and flyers will be provided.
Meet Deb Dobish in the shopping center at 355 Southwest Blvd. (at the Southwest corner of Southwest Blvd. and Adrian Drive). Go to the part of the parking lot closest to the corner.  
 
Signup
If you would like to participate, please sign up at the OFA website by clicking on this link.
 
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