January Santa Rosa Dinner Meeting
Our monthly dinner meetings give Democrats and Progressive individuals a place to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics. We typically have a speaker each month and our programs are always FREE. There is an optional full dinner available for the nominal fee of $15 ($20 for non-members). The dinner is always cooked on site and includes appetizers, beverage, side dish, and dessert.
5:45 pm—Mix & mingle, no-host bar 6:30 pm—Club Business Meeting 7:00 pm—Dinner 7:30pm—Program
Jodi Reid, the Executive Director the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) is our featured speaker for January. CARA is the statewide nonprofit organization working to unite retirees and community groups to win social and economic justice and full civil rights both now and for future generations. Its broad-based coalition includes senior centers, tenant associations, retired public employee organizations, trade union retirees, and a variety of other agencies and associations. It is affiliated with the Alliance for Retired Americans.
Currently CARA is working to support a bill in the CA Assembly to protect tenants’ rights. Meanwhile, as the Governor is releasing his 2018 budget proposal, CARA wants to know what the plan for recently discovered “unexpected cash” in the amount of $7.5 billion will be used for. And finally, with the passage of the Republican tax reform, which will need to be paid for somehow, there is grave concern that it will come from cuts to Medicare, Medicaid (MediCal here at home) and Social Security. It is no secret that Paul Ryan has had his eye on cuts to these “entitlements” for years and will now come after them to rein in deficit spending.
Members: $15.00 Non-members: $20.00
Please RSVP no later than Wed., 7/20, 11:00 AM Note: We always offer a Vegetarian option; please be sure to designate when you send your RSVP