Category: Issues

October 24th Meeting – Helping the Community and Reacting to Emergencies

On October 24, the first night after the Kincade Fire began at the Geysers, the Windsor Democratic Club met to hear from several speakers on the topics of  citizen engagement for fighting climate change, and how to prevent, prepare and react to emergencies. Cathy Taylor and John Stayton of  SoPEAS (Sonoma Public Education and Advocacy …

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Mayor Foppoli discusses Windsor – August 2019

At the August 22, 2019, meeting of the Windsor Democratic Club, Mayor Dominic Foppoli spoke on his life in Windsor, his role as a Town council member and Mayor, and the Town’s accomplishments and challenges. Foppoli grew up in Windsor. When it incorporated in 1992, he decided he wanted to become mayor. Now he’s looking …

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Report from the May 23rd meeting – universal health care

MEDICARE FOR ALL Health care is a human right and a public good, like public safety, schools, and roads, and should be paid for with public money, Maria Behan of Sonoma County for Single-Payer said Thursday, May 23, at the Windsor Democratic Club’s regular monthly meeting at the Windsor Round Table Pizza. Currently health care …

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Report on the WDC meeting of April 25th – Green New Deal Forum

An overflow crowd of more than fifty people, including Town Council members Debora Fudge, Esther Lemus, and Sam Salmon, turned out to learn about the Green New Deal at a Windsor Democratic Club forum Thursday April 25 at the Windsor Round Table Pizza restaurant. Doug Nunn, a retired Mendocino high school English teacher who recently …

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The Green New Deal – websites for more information

For those interested in the Green New Deal, here are some websites with more information: International United Nations Environment Programme – “Global Green New Deal: Policy Brief”, https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/report/global-green-new-deal-policy-brief-march-2009   National House Resolution 109, “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal”,  https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/text The New Economics Foundation, “A Green New Deal” …

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Youth vs. Apocalypse calls for a Green New Deal

On March 28, four high school students from West Sonoma County presented the case for a Green New Deal to the Windsor Democratic Club.  These students are part of a group called Youth vs. Apocalypse. Because of an increase in greenhouse gases, the earth is warming rapidly. Older generations have not taken adequate actions to …

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Club Endorses Five of Six Ballot Measures in June, to Actively Campaign for Two

SMART expanding to Windsor? State parks made safer and drinking water made cleaner? Rainwater-capture systems not being added to your property tax? Ballot propositions going into effect five days after all votes are counted? Revenues generated from transportation fees and taxes going only to transportation funding? These seem like easy choices to make, but for …

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Candidate John Mutz Speaks to Club about Changing the Law Enforcement Culture of the Sheriff’s Office

At the club’s meeting on February 22nd, John Mutz told the Windsor Democrats that he believes the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office needs to change its culture. He said that law enforcement today is generally is rooted in a status quo that has negative impacts not only on citizens but also on the officers themselves. Mutz, …

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Mark Essick Makes His Case for Sheriff to the Windsor Democratic Club

Mark Essick, one of four candidates running for Sonoma County Sheriff, says that his experience and goals for the Sheriff’s department make him the best choice. In his presentation to the Windsor Democratic Club on Thursday, October 26th, he made the case for his election . Captain Essick, whose appearance was first in a series …

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Tenant’s Rights Attorney Speaks at Windsor Democratic Club

Making the case that substandard housing is a public health issue, long-time tenant’s rights attorney Edie Sussman advocated for rent control and just cause eviction in her presentation to the Windsor Democratic Club on September 28. She noted that substandard living conditions can often lead to respiratory conditions, including asthma, and other health issues, which …

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