John Broughton

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Aug 14

August Presentation – Creating Public Banks

After hearing from district elected officials in the last several meetings, the club will host an issue-based presentation by public banking advocate Shelly Browning on Thursday, August 24, at 7 p.m. at the Windsor Round Table Pizza, 8499 Old Redwood Highway. Ms. Browning has been involved in the public banking movement for the past five …

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Jul 29

Supervisor James Gore Chats with the Club on July 27th

First-term District 4 Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore spoke at the Windsor/North County Democratic Club on July 27. Speaking informality, the 39-year-old Gore, who will become chair of the board of supervisors in January, offered insights to a broad range of issues he faces daily. Gore said that he enjoys the challenges of his position, …

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Jul 21

Single-Payer Activists Confront Assemblymember Jim Wood at July 20th Meeting

District 2 Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) was the featured speaker at the July 20th meeting of the Windsor Democratic Club, discussing his 2017 legislative activities. He covered the highlights of the recently passed $183 billion state budget, with expanded support for K-12 education and additional funding for preschools. Wood reported that gas taxes have been …

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Jul 15

Upcoming meetings – July 20, July 27, and August 3

We’ve had the opportunity to schedule meetings with all three of the state and county elected representatives for Windsor, Healdsburg, and northern Sonoma County. The downside: we’ve had to schedule this back-to-back for three weeks. But if you’re around, this is a great opportunity to find our what our elected representatives are doing, and there will be …

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Jun 17

Windsor/North County Democrats at the County Fair!

Every year at the Sonoma County Fair, the Sonoma County Democratic Party (SCDP) has a booth. This year it’s incredibly important to engage the public about the issues facing our country. Democrats have always fought for the rights of everyone and for better living conditions. But we face an onslaught of big money and propaganda that …

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Jun 10

Hispanic Leaders to Speak at the Windsor/North County Democratic Club

Jenny Chamberlain and Herman J. Hernandez, prominent leaders of the Sonoma County Hispanic community, will speak at the Windsor/North County Democratic Club on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at the Windsor Round Table Pizza, 8499 Old Redwood Hwy. Ms. Chamberlain currently serves as the President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County. …

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May 31

Journalist Michael Levitin Speaks at Windsor/North County Democratic Club – May 25th

Journalist Michael Levitin shared his perspective on Donald Trump’s war against the media at the May 25th meeting. With mainstream media now being portrayed by Trump as the “enemy of the American people,” Levitin outlined three suggestions for journalists in the current, overcharged environment. He urged journalists to continue to report facts and the evidence …

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May 28

Sustainability Advocate Lauren Lum Speaks to Windsor Democrats

At the April 27th meeting of the Windsor/North County Democratic Club, Sonoma County program specialist Lauren Lum described opportunities offered by the county to support energy efficiency upgrades to both residential and commercial properties. The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program offers a variety of options to save energy, lower utility bills, and to make a …

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May 14

Journalist Michael Levitin to speak at May 25th meeting

Michael Levitin, a Forestville native and editor-in-chief of Occupy.com, will speak on “The Media Renaissance: Is Our Fake President Pushing Journalism into a New Truth-Telling Frontier?,” at the Windsor Democratic Club on Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. Mr. Levitin worked as a Newsweek correspondent in Berlin for many years, covering European politics and culture, …

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Apr 23

April 27th presentation: Saving energy, water, and money

Lauren Lum, the Program Specialist at the Energy and Sustainability Division of Sonoma County, will speak on Thursday, April 27th, about the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program, and answer questions. She works with home owners and business owners as they make building improvements and behavior changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save water, prevent pollution, and …

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