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Check Democratic Clubs' Events for other activities. A full list of all 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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October 18 and 25, Wednesdays — 
Phone/Text Bank to Flip Red to Blue

4–6 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)
Refreshments will be available.

Phone or text Democrats across the U.S., urging them to vote in special elections or phone their members of Congress regarding votes on various issues (taxes, healthcare, etc.). Instructions will be provided, including both paper and online call list options. You need to bring a charger and a charged cell phone or (for virtual calling) either an iPad, tablet, or laptop. RSVP to Susan Lewis at slewis4ofa@gmail.com or call her at (510) 708-2851. You may RSVP at the last moment. Please include your name, phone number, email address, and the date(s) you wish to make calls.


October 20 and 27, Fridays —
Progressives' Farmers' Market Table

10–noon at the entrance to Gateway

This is a DoR-sponsored weekly tabling at the Rossmoor Farmer's Market to share information with all Rossmoorians, including those that aren't DoR members. Lots of different types of information are available: CADEM policy summaries on immigration, healthcare, the environment, etc.; flyers on DOR activities (Flip Read to Blue phone/text banks, Write2Blue, etc.); flyers of other nearby activities; DoR membership forms; a printout of the DoR Weekly Events list (book group, film, etc.); and voter registration forms. But mostly it's a chance to talk about the latest crazy thing Trump did or to swap political stories.

To volunteer, contact Terry Angus by email or at (831) 334-1052.


October 24, Tuesday —
Flipping A Congressional District: A Report from the Field

3 p.m. in the Creekside Fairway Room
Speakers: Rachel Tolmachoff (Swing Left Contra Costa founder) and
                 Rose Holmes (a Rossmoor CD10 Swing Left coordinator)

Steps that Rossmoor residents can take to help unseat a Tea Party Republican in the district next door to ours will be included. The organization Swing Left is using a multi-pronged approach proven successful in flipping other districts and other states. Control of the House in 2018 will likely be decided by a small number of swing districts, districts where the last election was decided by a thin margin. Learn about the well-organized movement to flip Congressional District 10 (CD-10), on our county’s eastern border, where despite the fact that the majority of residents voted for Hillary, ultra-conservative incumbent Republican Jeff Denham won by a very small margin.

This event is open to all, regardless of political party. For more information, email Rose Holmes. 


October 26, Thursday — General Meeting

6 p.m. social and Town Square / 7 p.m. speaker in the Event Center

St. Mary’s Professor of Politics Stephen Woolpert will speak at DoR’s October 26 membership meeting on Environmental Politics. Woolpert specializes in the U.S. Constitution, civil rights, the Supreme Court, and California politics. He is well represented in local newspapers and other media outlets, including on both television and radio, and has written op-eds on a variety of issues.

Also, the proposed 2018 Board of Directors will be voted on by all members in good standing (paid members who are registered Democrats).


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October 30, Monday — Films

4–6:20 p.m. All the President's Men
6:20–7:30 p.m. dinner and discussion
7:30–9 p.m. All the President's Men, Revisited in Peacock Hall

All the President's Men will be shown at 4 p.m., followed by a dinner break.

For the dinner break, bring a picnic supper and drinks or cheese, crackers, and wine for a discussion on the patio between shows.  Also, Fiona's Pantry will be on hand to sell two pulled chicken sliders, a scoop of potato salad, a cookie, and non-alcoholic drink for $10.00.

At 7:30 p.m. All the President's Men, Revisited will be shown. All the President's Men, Revisited features Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and others who were involved in the Watergate investigation.


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November 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, Wednesdays — 
Phone/Text Bank to Flip Red to Blue

4–6 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)
Refreshments will be available.

Phone or text Democrats across the U.S., urging them to vote in special elections or phone their members of Congress regarding votes on various issues (taxes, healthcare, etc.). Instructions will be provided, including both paper and online call list options. You need to bring a charger and a charged cell phone or (for virtual calling) either an iPad, tablet, or laptop. RSVP to Susan Lewis at slewis4ofa@gmail.com or call her at (510) 708-2851. You may RSVP at the last moment. Please include your name, phone number, email address, and the date(s) you wish to make calls.


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November 6, Monday — Write2Blue

2–4 p.m. in the Mulligan Room at Creekside

Write2Blue writes short notes to lawmakers about current critical issues, such as health care and tax reform, and matters that impact the 2018 elections. Talking points will be provided along with lists of recipients and their addresses. Please bring any note cards, nice stationery, post cards, or stamps you can spare to add to our Write2Blue supply basket. RSVP to Tricia Spiegel at pkspiegel@comcast.net, call 925-954-7377, or just show up!


November 6, Monday — Book Club

3 p.m. in the Gateway Multipurpose Room 2

The October book will be What Happened by Hillary Rodman Clinton. From the publisher: "For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet."

The book chosen for the December 4 Book Club meeting is Fantasy Land by Kurt Anderson.


November 9, Thursday — Thank God We're Democrats (TGWD)

4:30 p.m. in the Vista Room at the Hillside Complex

We are changing the format of TGWD to be more of a social event. Wine and soda will be served (donations appreciated), and we ask that you bring finger foods to share. We will experiment with the format over the next few months. If you have a topic you would like to discuss, contact us.


November 13, Monday — Film

1 and 7 p.m. in Peacock Hall

The November film will be The Manchurian CandidateThe Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American black and white neo-noir Cold War suspense thriller film starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and Janet Leigh; co-starring are Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, and James Gregory. The film concerns the brainwashing of the son of a prominent political family, who becomes an unwitting assassin in an international communist conspiracy. The December film will be Martin Scorsese's Hugo.