Santa Rosa Democratic Club will host a debate between current 3rd District County Supervisor, Shirlee Zane (incumbent), and former Santa Rosa Mayor and City Councilmember, Chris Coursey (challenger) at our regular club meeting on Weds. 1/22/2020. Meeting opens at 5:45 pm, business meeting at 6:30 pm, 7 pm dinner, and debate starts at 7:30 pm. Dinner is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Menu is Chicken Pot Pie and Veggie Pot Pie. You may attend the meeting only at 7:30 pm at no charge. We meet at the Veterans Memorial Building on Maple Avenue across from the fairgrounds. We ask all attending to please rsvp at http://democlub.org/rsvp.
We thank you for submitting your questions. We look forward to seeing you on Weds., January 22nd.
Please note the election for County Supervisors is on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Sonoma County Democratic Party (SCDP) has endorsed Susan Gorin for District 1 County Supervisor, and Linda Hopkins for District 5 County Supervisor. SCDP voted to have no endorsement in the District 3 County Supervisor Race.
Signature Policy: Reducing the influence of money in politics, automatically registering young people to vote and reinstating climate regulations rolled back by Trump. She also called for “digital rules of the road” to protect Americans online, policies to cut drug prices and a path to universal health care.
Signature Policy: Elizabeth grew up on the ragged edge of the middle class in Oklahoma and became a teacher, a law professor, and a US Senator because America invested in kids like her. Warren proposed universally free public higher education, so that we don’t find ourselves in another student-debt crisis. Warren wants to address American inequality with a wealth tax, imposed annually on ultra-millionaires, to pay for benefits, including universal free or low-cost childcare, for “yacht-less Americans.” Fortunes greater than $50 million would be taxed at 2 percent. See A Guide to Elizabeth Warren’s (Many) 2020 Policy Proposals for more.
Signature Policy: Pre-K for USA, nationwide universal pre-kindergarten programs, are the centerpiece of his People First education plan. “Investing in early childhood education isn’t just the right thing to do on behalf of our children,” Castro says. “It’s an investment that we can’t afford not to make.”
Quote:"The president's promise is to turn back the clock, that we can somehow just go back to the 1950s. It’s just not true. The economy is changing, the pace of change is accelerating, and what we’ve got to do is master those changes in order to make them work for us."
Signature Policy: “The electoral college needs to go.” Pete believes in our democratic republic, but knows that our government has not been nearly democratic or accountable enough. Too many communities have been denied their voice in the political process while our democracy has been captured by special interests and those with the greatest economic power.
Signature Policy: The 44-year-old is running on a platform of a universal basic income, to counteract the worst effects of automation in the workforce. Yang spoke at length to Rolling Stone about his “Freedom Dividend,” insisting: “You want to universalize it so it’s seen as a true right of citizenship.”
Signature Policy: Baby bonds. Booker would target the wealth gap in America by seeding “American Opportunity Accounts” for children that would allow kids from the poorest families to enter adulthood with a nest egg of up to $46,000 to invest in education, home ownership or retirement.
Signature Policy: In a Biden administration, America will lead by example and rally the world to meet our common challenges that no one nation can face on its own, from climate change to nuclear proliferation, from great power aggression to transnational terrorism, from cyberwarfare to mass migration.
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Nearly every fourth Wednesday we hold a Dinner Meeting at the Veterans Memorial building in Santa Rosa. These meetings are free and open to the public and always have a guest speaker. Past speakers have included political language expert George Lakoff, Congressman Mike Thompson, and Governor Jerry Brown.
We always have an optional buffet-style dinner at each meeting. The buffet costs $20 per person or $15 for members. The food is prepared fresh and includes appetizer, main course, dessert and beverages (coffee, juice or ice tea). Beer and wine are available too for a small donation.
So that we know how much to cook, we ask that those who want dinner RSVP no later than 11AM the day before the meeting. You can RSVP through this site or leave a message on our voicemail at 707 583-2350.