Our April 26 meeting, in two parts, will begin promptly at 6:30 in order to prepare for and vote for endorsements. After our votes have been cast, we will welcome Aimee Allison, Co-Director of the Democracy in Color campaign at PowerPAC+, who will present material from Brown is the New White, How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority.
The book by Steven Phillips, co-founder of PowerPAC+, presents a compelling description of the changing demographics of the American electorate, and how important grassroots Democratic activists will be in updating our party’s approach to reaching out to voters.
PowerPAC+ is building the political power of the multiracial majority in America in order to elect progressive leaders to public office simply because America’s politics should evolve as people of color become the majority.
Aimee Allison is a journalist, organizer, and author; her book Army of None exposed deceptive recruitment practices of the US armed forces and presented a strategy to counter military recruitment and build a better world.
Brown is the New White is an engrossing book. Even while I was engrossed in the material, I wanted to throw the book aside and get busy working to put its ideas into practice. I think this will be an inspiring way for us to begin our 2016 voter outreach. We will have copies of the book for sale at our meeting.
We will be casting endorsement votes in the following races:
- President of the United States (POTUS)
- California Senate District 9 (SD 9)
- Contra Costa County Democratic Party Central Committee (DPCC) Supervisorial District 1
Since the candidates for POTUS will not be available to address our club, and all three candidates for SD 9 spoke at our January meeting, representatives of their campaigns will speak for 2-3 minutes on their behalf.
There are 8 candidates for DPCC; and each candidate will speak for 2 minutes.
To insure that we have adequate time for our main presentation, there will be NO time allotted to ask questions of any candidates or their representatives.
New club members who joined by March 12, and current members, will be eligible to receive a ballot. Any member now lapsed who was in good standing as of December 31, 2015 may pay their 2016 dues and receive a ballot as well. Ballots may be filled in and submitted for counting at any time up to the beginning of the evening’s main presentation by Aimee Allison.