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A full list of all of our organizational meetings is also available.

Unless otherwise noted, you do not need to be a member of the Democrats of Rossmoor Club to attend our functions.

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September 17, Tuesday — Voter Registration Training

1:00–3:00 p.m. the Gateway Multipurpose Room 3

Learn the nuances of both the paper and online applications, oddities of the March 3rd Primary, and how to use the DoR team’s supplies. Registration is required; email Carol Weed.


September 18 and 25, Wednesdays — Letter Writing and Texting, too

4:00–6:00 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room

Writing letters … The Democrats of Rossmoor will partner with Swing Left in 2019 and 2020. The Swing Left “Super State Strategy for 2020” is to win all the Houses—the White House, the Senate, the House, and State Houses—by registering new voters to vote in the presidential election. The Swing Left tactic uses volunteer power from all over the country to send lots of personal letters to potential new voters in 11 super states. You can make an impact.  

Interested? Sign up here for Wednesday letter-writing sessions or drop in on any Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. It only takes one hour. We do ask for donations for postage. If writing is not your thing, donations for postage will gladly be accepted.

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Texting … any day from home and on Wednesdays 4–6 p.m., Democrats of Rossmoor help Democrats across the U.S. to vote, volunteer, and/or contact Congress on key issues. To get started, contact Susan for training (one-on-one, any day of the week). You’ll need a laptop (preferred) or iPad/tablet or smartphone. We use a website (not your phone’s texting app), selecting (not typing) pre-written texts to send and to respond. There have been more than 1.6 MILLION texts from us so far this year!!


September 17, Tuesday — Local Candidates’ Forum

6:00–9:00 p.m. at the Gateway Fireside Room

Local candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and solicit our votes. You may also review the candidates’ bios. Following the forum the DoR will have endorsement votes to proportionately allocate the 35 DoR delegates who will vote at the Contra Costa County Democratic Party Pre-endorsement Conference. All who are registered Democratic Party voters and DoR members in good standing will be eligible to vote.


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September 26, Thursday — General Meeting: Sarah Hesketh

6:00 p.m. Social and Town Square/7:00 p.m. speaker at the Event Center

Sarah Hesketh, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH) will speak on “Update on the Health Care Landscape, Opportunities and Risks.” CAPH is a non-profit trade association that represents California’s 21 public healthcare systems, which serve as the core of the state’s health care safety net. Hesketh leads the organization’s advocacy work that includes helping advance policy efforts and the legislative platform and building relationships with key stakeholders at the state and federal level. Most recently, she led the organization’s effort to defend the Affordable Care Act and protect the Medicaid expansion, which now serves more than one in three Californians.


October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, Wednesdays — Letter Writing and Texting, too

4:00–6:00 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room

Writing letters … The Democrats of Rossmoor will partner with Swing Left in 2019 and 2020. The Swing Left “Super State Strategy for 2020” is to win all the Houses—the White House, the Senate, the House, and State Houses—by registering new voters to vote in the presidential election. The Swing Left tactic uses volunteer power from all over the country to send lots of personal letters to potential new voters in 11 super states. You can make an impact.  

Interested? Sign up here for Wednesday letter-writing sessions or drop in on any Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. It only takes one hour. We do ask for donations for postage. If writing is not your thing, donations for postage will gladly be accepted.

Texting … any day from home and on Wednesdays 4–6 p.m., Democrats of Rossmoor help Democrats across the U.S. to vote, volunteer, and/or contact Congress on key issues. To get started, contact Susan for training (one-on-one, any day of the week). You’ll need a laptop (preferred) or iPad/tablet or smartphone. We use a website (not your phone’s texting app), selecting (not typing) pre-written texts to send and to respond. There have been more than 1.6 MILLION texts from us so far this year!!


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October 7, Monday — Book Club

3:00 p.m. in the Gateway Multipurpose Room 2

The October book will be American Carnage by Tim Alberta. From the publisher: “Politico Magazine’s chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider’s look at the making of the modern Republican Party—how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump.”


October 10, Thursday — TGWD: Wilk/Wedel Debate

4:30 p.m. in the Creekside Club Room

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Walnut Creek City Council members Kevin Wilk and Justin Wedel will provide two different perspectives on the city of Walnut Creek at the October Thank God We’re Democrats (TGWD). Kevin Wilk was elected to his first term on the Walnut Creek City Council in November 2016. Justin Wedel was first elected in November 2012, was re-elected in November 2016, and was selected as Mayor for 2018.


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October 14, Monday — Film: Angels in America

Part I at 1:00 p.m. and Part II at 7:00 p.m. in Peacock Hall

The October film will be Angels in America, a 2003 American HBO miniseries directed by Mike Nichols and based on the Pulitzer-prize winning play of the same name by Tony Kushner. Set in 1985, the film revolves around six New Yorkers whose lives intersect. At its core, it is the fantastical story of Prior Walter, a gay man living with AIDS who is visited by an angel. The film explores a wide variety of themes, including Reagan era politics, the spreading AIDS epidemic, and a rapidly changing social and political climate. Starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, and Emma Thompson, the work won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.


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October 15 and 16, Tuesday and Wednesday — The Democratic Party Presidential Primary Debate Watch Party

4:00 p.m. doors open; 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m — watch the debate at location to be specified.

The debate will be hosted by CNN and NY Times. The list of qualified candidates is not yet determined. Please bring snacks to share. Suggested donation for a glass of wine is $5; for soft drinks, $1.