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Reminder: November 10th 7:00 PM General Membership Meeting

Change is in the air!!! Urgent for Members!!!

Our final meeting for 2022 is coming up – next Wednesday, at 7:00 and we’ll be on Zoom once again. Hopefully, we’ll return to meeting in public for the New Year, but for one more time at least here’s the Zoom link and info for our Nov. 10 meeting:

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 885 4303 4122
Passcode: 267246
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Change is in the air! There’s been discussion recently among members about considering some changes to PDB’s structure, focus and related matters beginning in 2022. We’ll open all that up for discussion with members on Nov. 10 to see what they think and want. First, though, we’ll discuss a couple of local issues and actions we can take. Here’s the agenda:

  • Part 1: Timothy Knox, a Benicia HS graduate, will talk about his ongoing efforts to organize a Young Democrats of Solano County club, opposition he’s faced, and how we can help. Colette Bartel, Save CA Solar, will discuss the campaign to protect rooftop solar in California and actions we can take to fight threats to it at the Public Utilities Commission.
  • Part 2: Steve Young (as PDB member) and Terry Scott, will suggest changes to PDB to consider for 2022 and discuss why they are needed. This discussion will likely continue over into our January 2022 meeting, which could include motions to vote on proposed changes to PDB. We’ll allow all the time needed for Q&A with members.

Change is in the air! It’s important for members to attend this discussion on the Club’s future, hear any proposed changes that are raised, and voice their support, concerns, and questions. No votes will be taken during this meeting, but we expect motions for changes will be made in our January 2022 meeting. Filling vacancies in the Steering Committee and Officers positions is also be in the wind.

I urge all members to attend and participate in these discussions.

See you on Nov. 10!!!

Our Next Meeting – Wednesday November 10, 7 PM

General Membership Meeting
Nov 10th pm as a
Zoom Meeting

Meeting Reminder!!!

Wednesday Nov 10th at 7 PM

Members and Supporters,

Mark your schedules for PDB’s last General Membership meeting in 2021 on Nov. 10 at 7:00 via Zoom. Our meeting is on Wednesday night in order to accommodate a speaker, Timothy Knox, a BHS grad who is organizing a Young Democrats of Solano County club for youths in our county and hoping to have it chartered by the Central Committee. In addition, we’ll discuss with members the Club’s future and activities for 2022, so a strong turnout by members for this last meeting of 2021 will ensure lots of feedback and suggestions for a strong PDB in 2022!

Save the date – Nov. 10 at 7:00. Stay tuned for more information!


Our Next Meeting – Tuesday October 12, 7 PM – General meeting: After the recall: Now what do we want Newsom to do?

General Membership Meeting
Oct 12th pm as a
Zoom Meeting

Meeting Reminder!!!

Tuesday  Oct 12TH AT 7 PM

Members and Supporters,

After the recall: Now what do we want Newsom to do?

Maggie Kolk is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PDB General Meeting
Time: Oct 12, 2021 09:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 892 2194 5628
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Well, we survived the recall effort on Governor Newsom. The vote will be certified by Oct. 22 but it looks like the final tally will be about 63% voting to retain Newsom. Just over 11,000,000 votes were cast on whether to recall Newsom, and only about 44% of those voting chose to vote on the second question of who should replace Newsom.

But, now what? His campaign for reelection in November 2022 is expected to begin soon. But, many environmentalists aren’t pleased with Newsom and his administration, citing his continued approval of new permits for oil and gas drilling as inconsistent with CA’s already mandated climate goals. He is also criticized for favoring fossil fuel interests over public health concerns from frontline communities impacted by the fossil fuel industry.  Newsom also continues to support a water pumping plan for the Sacramento River Delta to divert supplies southward.

On Oct. 12 we’ll discuss what we want to see from Newsom during his remaining first term and what we need to hear from him during his 2022 reelection campaign. We’ll include a panel of speakers to share their thoughts on the Newsom administration’s policies – and how we think he can do better.

Mark your calendar for Oct. 12 at 7:00 pm. We’ll share more info on the panel and program as we can. In the meantime, let me know if you have any suggestions for the program, or questions to ask, or maybe a person you’d like to see on the program.

See you Oct. 12!!!

Also, please mark your calendars for PDB’s upcoming programs in November:

  • November 9th: Biofuels—Renewable solutions or just more emissions?

See you this Tuesday Oct 12th, at 7 pm!!! Also, be sure and visit the PDB website and let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns—we’d love to hear from you!