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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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Local activists to speak on October 24th

On Thursday, October 24th, from 7 to 9 pm, the Windsor Democratic Club will hear two presentations on improving Windsor’s community life. John Stayton and Cathy Taylor, of Sonoma Political Education and Action Salon (PEAS), will speak on their group’s experiences with Zero Waste stations at the town concerts. They’ll also discuss their transition to …

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Election of members of the Central Committee of the Sonoma County Democratic Party

It’s not well known, but the members of the Central Committee of the Sonoma County Democratic Party  are elected by County voters – or, to be more specific, by those who get the Democratic Party ballot in the primary election. The 4th District, which encompasses Windsor, elects four of the 23 members of the Central Committee. Anyone …

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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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July 2019 meeting – cancelled

The club’s regular July meeting, scheduled for this coming Thursday, the 25th, is cancelled. Here are some alternatives: * The Santa Rosa Democratic Club will hold its July meeting on Wednesday, the 24th. Details are here: http://democlub.org/sites/default/files/newsletter/2019-07%20July%20Donkey%20Tale.pdf * The second set of Democratic presidential debates is on July 30th and 31st. More information is here: https://ballotpedia.org/Democratic_presidential_primary_debate_(July_30-31,_2019) * …

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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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Report from Indivisible Sonoma County – Changing the California Delegation in Congress, 2018

In a detailed, data-driven presentation, Larry Martin, the chair of Indivisible Sonoma County’s Out of District committee, demonstrated the importance of voter turn-out in electing Democratic candidates in close elections. The presentation was at the Windsor Democratic Club’s regularly scheduled meeting of February 28. In the 2018 mid-term elections, Indivisible focused its energy on flipping …

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