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Hello/Goodbye Party in Benicia for U.S. Reps. Garamendi & Thompson

You are invited to say hello to John Garamendi, our new US Representative, and to offer thanks and goodbye to our longtime US Rep. Mike Thompson

Hello/Goodbye Party – Sunday, June 26

Mark your calendar to attend a Hello and Goodbye Summer Social on Sunday June 26, from 2 to 4.  We will welcome our new U.S. Rep. John Garamendi and say goodbye to Benicia’s longtime U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson.  It will be held right here in Benicia, at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1150 First Street, across from the Gazebo.  (See info about tickets below.)

Both Thompson and Garamendi will remain in Congress – the change is due to a redrawing of California Congressional Districts.

The party is also a fundraiser for our fellow Democratic Club the United Democrats of Southern Solano County. This is a great opportunity to connect with these important legislators and our fellow Democrats. Ticket information below, purchase your ticket(s) here.

Benicia Juneteenth Celebration, Sunday June 19, 11am-5pm

You are Invited! BBLM’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration – Sunday, June 19

On behalf of Benicia Black Lives Matter (BBLM), the Juneteenth Planning Committee invites the Progressive Democrats of Benicia to enjoy BBLM’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival, which is scheduled for 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, June 19th, and set to take place at the Benicia Veterans Memorial Hall at 1150 First Street.

While the festival will be going on the whole day, there will be a presentation with a formal program from 1 to 2 to 2:30pm. As well as enjoying music, poetry, performances, and readings, we will also hear from guest speakers like Ms. Sharon Henry. We welcome you to join the audience for this very special program as the education we aim to provide within it is at the heart of this whole event as well a key element of BBLM’s mission.

Before and after the program, Black-owned businesses will be vending food and goods on the grounds of the Hall, and there will be live jazz music as well as a DJ, plus activities for children and ways to celebrate Father’s Day.

Our Next Meeting – Tuesday, July 12th at 7 pm

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2022, 7:00 PM

Another informative Progressive Democrats of Benicia General Meeting is coming your way!

Our General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00 pm.  We will open the zoom meeting 10 minutes early to allow members some time to catch up with each other.

Program and details forthcoming – stay tuned!

See you on Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00 PM.

Kathy Kerridge
Interim Chair
Progressive Democrats of Benicia