December 14th: Annual Christmas/Kwanza/Hanukkah/Dongzhi party
Message from the Santa Rosa Democratic Club president
To Santa Rosa Democratic Club members and Friends!
The outcome of the national election last week was shocking! Like you, I have experienced a range of emotions: shock, denial, depression, anger, overwhelm and then determination to not be defeated…no matter what that requires of us.
To paraphrase our Congressman Mike Thompson, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and other leaders: we will support whatever actions that the new administration proposes which benefit the American people and stand firm and fight back against any actions which do not. We are called to action and we will respond! More to come on that front.
I want to also acknowledge that we lost some very important races in Sonoma County. Those too were shocking! Our 5th Supervisor’s race, some of the city council and school board races were won by people we did not endorse nor support. There too we must be vigilant.
AND we won very important local and state races, including local initiatives and state propositions. Those victories must not be underestimated! We can be very grateful that we live in California and particularly in Sonoma County.
The 2016 focus of the Sonoma County Democratic Party, as well as each one of the local Democratic Clubs, has been the election….or should I say the elections: locally, state wide and nationally. I want to thank each and every person who was involved, who stepped forward and participated in this process. You made a difference! We are stronger together!
Next week is Thanksgiving. It is important for us all to remember that there is also much that we can be thankful for including our family, friends and community.
With warmest regards,
Santa Rosa Democratic Club
P.S. Friendly Reminder: We do not have a membership meeting in November. Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 14th. That notice will be out soon, please save the date.
Senator Reid’s statement condemning Donald Trump’s embrace of hate and bigotry
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement about the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States:
“I have personally been on the ballot in Nevada for 26 elections and I have never seen anything like the reaction to the election completed last Tuesday. The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America.
“White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear – especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans, LGBT Americans and Asian Americans. Watching white nationalists celebrate while innocent Americans cry tears of fear does not feel like America.
Joe Conason on Hillary's commitment to transparency
Journalist Joe Conason points out that Hillary Clinton has not only released her tax return for the most recent tax year -- but every year going back over 30 years. Meanwhile Donald Trump, having released no tax returns whatsoever, is given a pass by a lazy and/or complicit media.