Our Next Meeting – Tuesday, August 8

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2023, 7:00 PM



Our next general membership meeting will be on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 7pm, via Zoom (scroll down to find the link, which will be included in a reminder email as well). We have a program lined up that could not be more pertinent to the times we live in.

Our feature speaker will be Johnathan Cook from the Solano Pride Center.  He’ll be speaking about the attacks on the LGBTQI+ community.

We will also have a discussion about the boards and commissions in Solano County.  Supervisor Monica Brown and Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (ADAB) Chair Rámon Castellblanch, Ph.D. will discuss the future of the boards.

Steering committee members will also be on hand to share more about the PDB Google Group and why you should sign up to join it.

Sept. Meeting Date Moved for State Senate Endorsements

Our September meeting will be on Wednesday, September 13 to accommodate our speakers.  We will be hearing from all three candidates who are running to replace Bill Dodd in the State Senate.

We want to give our members an opportunity to exchange ideas about who to endorse, but we won’t have time at the September meeting itself to do that.  At our August meeting, we will ask current members to vote on whether to have a separate, follow-up meeting or carry on that discussion over our Google Group.  We will also ask the members to approve a questionnaire that will be sent to the candidates.

Our bylaws state “New Members shall be entitled to vote on all Club matters sixty (60) days after payment of dues. Existing members, upon payment of membership renewal dues, shall be eligible immediately to vote on all Club matters.”

In other words, if you haven’t yet renewed your membership, please do so as soon as possible to ensure you are eligible to vote on the endorsements in September.

The United Democrats of Southern Solano are holding in-depth, hour-long interviews with each state senate candidate.  The recordings of these are or will be made available on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UnitedDems.  They have already interviewed Jackie Elward, a City Council Member from Rohnert Park (here is the video).  In August, they will interview Christopher Cabaldon, former mayor of West Sacramento.  Their last interview will be for Rozanna Verder-Aliga, Vice-Mayor of Vallejo, and will take place in the first week of September.

An endorsement from the Progressive Dems is important both to candidates and to our club, and there may not be unanimity in our membership regarding who we support. Watching these interviews in advance, reading the questionnaires and seeing all three on the same night should give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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.

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Don’t miss this important meeting!

See you on Zoom, Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 PM!