This message has two parts. First, we are excited to announce two upcoming events, for each of which the venues are tbd — more information will follow soon. I’m sure you’ll want to attend them both, so save the dates.
On Sunday July 8th from 2:30 to 4:30 the DVC will host Michael McFaul, former ambassador to Russia and current Stanford professor and prominent media pundit. He will speak to us about Russia and give his insights into the continuing drama of our current geopolitics.
On Saturday July 28th from 1:00 to 3:00 the DVC will host Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee and an increasing target of Trump insults. We’ll get to hear some of the inside story of Congressional defense against Trump/Republican attacks on our democracy.
Next, I need to pay tribute to the amazing community that we are blessed to be a part of. During the four days leading up to the primary, volunteers calling for the California State Democratic Party across the state made more than 50,000 calls to voters in targeted red-ro-blue districts. Of those 50,000 calls, half were made from the Bay Area. And DVC volunteers were responsible for the largest number of those Bay Area calls by far. WE MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE DEMOCRATIC SUCCESS!!!
I continue to be inspired and driven by the unparalleled passion, energy and expertise of our remarkable volunteers.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Dolores Park & Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102
On June 2nd and 3rd Club Vice-president Kathy Klein hosted phone banking for two causes. Participants relaxed at the Klein’s beautiful home, enjoyed the view, and made a difference in the election.
One group, organized by April Vargas from the County Committee, made calls to Democrats in CD10. This district was won by Hilary Clinton but is represented by a conservative Republican. There were two Republicans in the race, and six Democrats risking that the two Republicans would take the two top spots. Callers encouraged registered Democratsto go to the polls. They were successful, in that Denham will compete against Josh Harder, a Democrat, in November. Great work!
Other callers supported Nancy Magee for County Superintendent of Schools, in an effort organized by her campaign. At last count, she was slightly behind her opponent.
The Coastside Democratic Club believes that citizen involvement is key to election success.
Congresswoman Speier with board members Walter Sensing, Barbara Dye, Doreen Gerrity, Kathy Klein and Meg Fried.
It was a good crowd. Ric Lohman with Nancy and Deryk Marsh.
(left) Rich Klein, Brigid O’Farrell, TJ Glauthier, and June Baxter; (right) Nancy Magee, Brent Turner, Mayor Deborah Penrose.