June 6, 13, 20, and 27, 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.
Text or phone Democrats across the U.S. urging them to vote and to call their members of Congress. You need to bring a charged phone and laptop/iPad. We’ll train you. RSVP to Susan Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
June 11 Monday — Film
1 and 7 p.m. in Peacock Hall
The June film will be My Fellow Americans, a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents. Ex-presidents Kramer (Lemmon) and Douglas (Garner) have hated each other for years. But when the current administration of President Haney (Dan Aykroyd) — Kramer's former vice president — tries blaming a string of kickbacks from a defense contractor on the two former presidents, they band together. With Haney's goons trying to kill them, they set out across the country to try and clear their reputations. In the process, they see a side of America they never knew before.
Kevin Wilk will review the June 5 primary results and their effects on us in Walnut Creek and Contra Costa County and speak about his recent trip to Japan, where he explored bold environmental protections and future-oriented growing possibilities.
Wilk was elected to the Walnut Creek City Council in 2016. He was chair of the Transportation Commission three times, a member of the Shadelands Gateway Advisory Committee, Arts Commissioner, and a graduate of Walnut Creek’s Citizens Police Academy. His 30-year career in financial management has ranged from large corporations like Microsoft and Yahoo to small-scale start-ups.
Please bring finger foods to share. $5 wine and $1 soda will be available.
June 17, Sunday — Father's Day
June 28, Thursday — General Meeting
6 p.m. social and town square / 7 p.m. speaker at the Event Center
Speaker: Yoni Landau
Yoni Landau is a former White House Office of Management and Budget and Robert Reich staffer. Landau co-founded CoFED, a non-profit campus food co-op before co-founding Rapid Resist in 2017. Its website states, in part, that, “Our theory of change is that local organizing efforts will build the long-term people power necessary to stop autocracy. We have the capacity to build those organizations now.” In a January 9, 2018, Wall Street Journal article, Landau stated, "We assess who the critical lawmakers are who can stop Trump, find the critical moments that can be influenced by their voters, and then send large amounts of text messages to turn out crowds of people in those places to tell them not to support Trump’s agenda."
July 2, Monday — Book Club
There will not be a July Book Club Meeting.
July 3, Tuesday — Write2Blue
2–4 p.m. in the Gateway Multipurpose Room 3
We create post cards and short notes to send to political leaders and voters about issues that are important to Democrats. Activity sheets and supplies are provided, although we greatly appreciate any donations of post and note cards and stamps. Please bring a favorite pen and return address stickers if you have them. Chocolate is served! For questions call Tricia Spiegel at 925-954-7377. RSVP to Tricia Spiegel at email@example.com or just show up!