Club meeting preview


– November 27, 2018

Upcoming regular Membership Meeting will be held on November 27, 2018 at the Presbyterian Church at 545 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito 94530. Meeting will start at 6:30 pm.

Agenda (Janet Abelson)

6:00 Doors Open:  Pizza available ($5)

6:30  Call to Order

6:35 Minutes

6:40 Treasurer’s Report

6:45 January Elections of Officers

6:50 Recap of Precinct Walking and Suggestions for Next Year

6:55 Holiday Party notice (on December 11 at 7 – 9 PM at 7 Pomona Avenue in El Cerrito, bring casserole or dessert to share, wine if you want it.)

7:00  Announcements

  • No Meeting in December. Next meeting on January 22.
  • Other

7:10 Program Presentations

  • Talks by Speakers – Elected Legislators
  • Election Results vs Endorsements

8:30 Adjourn

Program Details for November 27, 2018 Meeting (Paul Fadelli)

Speakers – Elected Legislator(s)

The General Election on November 6, brought some surprises and some disappointments which will result in many changes of policy and personnel at the federal, state and local levels of government in the coming year.

As is custom, the November meeting for ECDC will focus on a review of the recent election and allow discussion of the ramifications and what may lie ahead.

The ECDC endorsement list (included here) will be updated with final results for candidates and propositions. Let’s see how well we did!

At the time of this publication (soon after the election) the Club has invited our State Senator Nancy Skinner to either speak at this month’s meeting, or a subsequent one, to give her views on the election results and what priorities she may have in the new state legislative session beginning in January 2019.

If the Senator’s schedule will not permit her to attend this next meeting, ECDC will reach out to other local elected officials who can attend  to give their view on the General Election and the political year ahead.

Annual Dinner Oct 20

Come remember what good news from the Supreme Court can be like!

The litigants and victors in the Supreme Court Case against CA Proposition 8 will discuss their involvement in the 2015 landmark case — and bring along copies Love on Trial, to sell, discuss and sign for members.

Check for more information and buy tickets on the ECDC Annual Dinner webpage.

Annual Dinner Menu

The Club will provide the main dish again this year.  Los Moles will provide:

  • Grilled Chicken with mole Mama Luisa (a red mole sauce)
  • Grilled Chicken Fajitas
  • Cactus and Potatoes with mole Pipian (a pumpkin seed mole sauce)
  • Black beans
  • Green rice
  • Guacamole

We ask Guests to bring either a salad or desert to share. 

  • 6:00 Social Hour
  • 7:00 Dinner
  • 7:45 Presentation

New Guide & Book: Taking Our Nation Back from Trump & the Republicans

Another two years of Trump will be disastrous. So, we must defeat the Republicans in November at the National level and take back control of the House and the Senate. But for this to happen, we have to better understand the terrible political situation that Trump has created (and the bad movement he has encouraged), to motivate all of the movements that have come up in opposition to Trump to unite, and for all Democrats and their anti-Republican allies to have a bold, courageous and constructive vision of the best America can be. This will inspire voters who had stayed on the sidelines, and new voters who are getting energized (like the Parkland College, Florida, students and newly registered young voters by NextGen America), and motivate them to get out and vote, and defeat the Republicans. But defeating is not enough this time, as Democrats need to be very engaged to keep at it and make sure not only that the damage done to America by Trump is repaired, but that we keep at it to continue to help make America’s visions a reality, so that America is the best that it can be, and to make sure that no reversals occur.

The “Rejuvenate Guide” that I have written, describes this in summary, and is intended to be a handy Action document in the hands of all candidates and people wanting to be active at politics affecting the national level. The “Rejuvenating America – Rejuvenate – Visions of a Better America” is about a 150 page book that active people can refer to if they need to understand a topic or information in greater detail. This book has just been published, and covers all issues in greater detail, but especially the national (and global) dangers of the Trump movement, the Jobs & Economy visions that I have shared with ECDC in the past, and descriptions of and reforms needed of US Defense, Trade policy, Healthcare, Climate Change, and the US financial system. The Guide and Book should help candidates, movement leaders and active folks have stronger talking points – for this both of them list action items for the vision and issue areas.

The Rejuvenate Guide or Manual will be available for free download from the new website. In the meantime, just email me and I will send it to you. The “Rejuvenating America – Rejuvenate, Visions of a Better America” Book, is now available on Amazon.

I am seeking your help to get the word out to all that you know, and especially to candidates and public officials. This is a resource that can help all for the November 6, 2018 election!

Contact Information: Hari Lamba, member El Cerrito Democratic Club,