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No December Meeting – Happy Holidays!





In case you missed the message at our last meeting, the Progressive Democrats of Benicia will not meet in December.  Instead, on behalf of the steering committee, please accept our best wishes for happy holidays and a great start to your new year.

Invitation to December 11 NSDC Meeting

While PDB won’t be meeting this month, our friends from the Northern Solano Democratic Club (NSDC) are inviting PDB members to attend their upcoming December meeting.  This is a meeting you will not want to miss.  They are having an informational deep-dive on the history of Flannery Associates/California Forever’s activity in Solano County, what is going on right now, what is coming up, and what we can do about it – together.  NSDC’s meeting will feature speakers Duane Kromm and Marilyn Farley (and others to be confirmed).

All are welcome to attend NSDC’s (free) Monday, December 11 meeting, to be held at 7pm over Zoom.  To get the Zoom link, email NSDC President Jeanie White at [email protected], and she’ll work with her team to ensure you get the Zoom invitation when it’s ready.

California Forever: Benicia Town Hall

Meanwhile, if you haven’t signed up to attend California Forever’s Town Hall in Benicia, scheduled for Thursday, December 14, from 6 to 8 pm, you can do so by clicking this link and ordering mobile tickets.  There are very few tickets left so sign up now if you want to join.  I’ll be there, and I hope to see many of our members there, too.

Our Next Meeting

PDB’s next meeting will be Tuesday, January 9, at 7pm, and will be held over Zoom.  By then our membership renewal drive for 2024 will be in full swing.  We’ll send out more emails about that as we get closer and let you know more about our program for that meeting.  If you’d like to renew early, you can click this link and follow instructions.

We look forward to reconnecting with you in 2024.

Our Next Meeting – Tuesday, November 14

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2023, 7:00 PM



Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 14, at 7pm, held on Zoom.

Carbon Dumping may be coming to the Bay Area, especially refinery communities.  If you aren’t sure what that is, you are not alone.  Another name for it is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).  That sounds good at first glance – who doesn’t want to get rid of the CO2 that is driving climate chaos?

But did you know it has never worked?  Did you know “permanent storage” may be for as little as 50 years?  Did you know that a leak can be FATAL?  YIKES!  This is where national policy to promote Carbon Capture and local interests collide.

Come find out more about the proposals in California, including the proposed Montezuma Carbon Project along the Carquinez Strait.  Victoria Bogdan Tejeda, a Staff Attorney at the Climate Law Institute, Center for Biological Diversity,  will be speaking at our next meeting and filling us in on these new threats.  Please invite your friends.

Speaker Bio

Victoria Bogdan Tejeda (she/her) (pictured right) is a Staff Attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute, where she fights false climate solutions like carbon capture and storage, as well as polluting industries such as petrochemicals and biomass energy.  Prior to joining the Center, she worked as an Associate Attorney with Earthjustice.  There, her role included litigating toxic chemical regulations and assisting overburdened communities in advancing environmental justice.  She holds a law degree from U.C. Davis School of Law.

Zoom Sign-In

Our Zoom meeting details are below.

Join PDB Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 885 5503 2712
Passcode: 290521

Don’t miss this important meeting!

See you on Zoom, Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 PM! 


Our Next Meeting – Tuesday, October 10

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2023, 7:00 PM



Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 10, at 7pm, held on Zoom.  We’re excited to have our new city manager, Mario Giuliani, as our guest speaker.  He’ll be addressing Benicia’s budget crisis and the various and complementary ways the City is working to manage it.  We’ll also have a Q&A period for our attendees.  Remember, our meetings are open to everyone and everyone is welcome.  (Mr. Giuliani is a City employee and the time he spends with PDB does not reflect his support or opposition to any political party.  He is speaking to us in an informational capacity.)

At this meeting, we will also take time to hear from our members so we can plan for next year. Meeting by Zoom has advantages, but one of the biggest disadvantages is not being able to talk to one another freely at meetings. We hope to have conversations between members at this meeting. I’m especially looking forward to hearing from our new members.

Zoom Sign-In

Our Zoom meeting details are below.  Our Zoom link and sign-in details will be the same through October if you would like to save them to your calendar.

Join PDB Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 823 6210 9045
Passcode: 039610

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Don’t miss this important meeting!

See you on Zoom, Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM!