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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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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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Deb Fudge Speaks to the Windsor/North County Democrats

At a March 23 meeting presided over by club president Rick Massell, Windsor Mayor Deb Fudge touched on a variety of topics during her presentation. She began by discussing the reaction to the United Community Resolution passed by the Town Council at its March 1 meeting. Similar in intent to a sanctuary city declaration, the …

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Report: Sam Salmon Speaks to the Windsor/North County Democratic Club

Windsor Town Councilmember Sam Salmon spoke at the February 23 meeting of the Windsor/North County Democratic Club. Mr. Salmon described what he termed “the trials and tribulations” of representing a minority position on the Council for the past three years. Often the lone dissenter on issues related to town development and growth, he shared his …

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Large Turnout for Club Meeting on January 26th

At the Windsor /North County Democratic Club meeting on January 26, an array of speakers representing a variety of political organizations informed the more than 60 people in attendance of actions that can be taken to resist the proposed policies of the new Trump administration. Many of those in the standing-room only crowd had attended …

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North County Candidates Speak

The Windsor/North County Democratic Club welcomed candidates endorsed by the Sonoma County Democratic Party to the club’s October 27th meeting. The candidates each gave a short presentation, followed by questions from the audience. The county’s Democratic Party endorsed two candidates for the board of the Windsor Unified School District: George Valenzuela is running for re-election, …

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Report on Jerry Threet’s September 22nd presentation

Jerry Threet, the first Director of the Sonoma County Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO), spoke at the September 22 meeting of the Windsor/North County Democratic Club. IOLERO, a new county department, was created in response to the fatal shooting by a Sheriff’s Deputy, Eric Gelhaus, of 13-year-old Andy Lopez, almost three …

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Local endorsements for the November 2016 election

The Sonoma County Democratic Club, on Tuesday, endorsed the following candidates in Windsor, Healdsburg, and Cloverdale: Windsor Town Council: Deb Fudge Julia Donoho Windsor School Board, Short Term: Esther Lemus Windsor School Board, Full Term: George Valenzuela Healdsburg City Council: Tim Meinken Joe Naujokas Cloverdale City Council: Mary Ann Brigham Melanie Bagby Congratulations to all …

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What’s Next for Sonoma County Democrats

Not surprising, lots of things are happening in Sonoma County between now and November 8th, election day. For a list of activities and dates of interest to us Democrats, see this posting on the Sonoma County Democratic Party website. One date that’s not on the list is when the SCDP will be making endorsements in …

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SMART train update by Councilmember Deb Fudge

On August 25, Deb Fudge, a board member since 2005 of the Sonoma-Marin Rail Transit (SMART) system, gave an update on that system to the Windsor/North County Democratic Club. Ms. Fudge was first elected to the Windsor Town Council in 1996 and is running for another term in this November’s election. SMART is currently expected …

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